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About the Dispensary a: ihs Marlboro
Neariy all the Candidates Has!
Their Say to tlia One
Thousand Purple Who
W~s Present
The campaign meeting at Bicnetts ?
ville last "Wednesday was attended by a
thousand people, who came for miles
to hear the candidates discuss the issues
of the day. This is the heme of W. D.
Erans, candidates for reelection as railroad
commissioner, and of Knox
* Livingston, candidate for lieutenant
goverLor. Eioh was well received and
will ea:ry the county solidly.
The first speaker was Barney B.
-fcivaus. tie s&iu ulv
taunted with the fact that be would sot [
in Marlboro attack the record of W. D.
Evans. He renewed his charges today
and said they wire direct at W. D.'s
official record. W. D. has no right to
ride on a pass. He must pay his fare
and railroad refunds according to law.
Darcy Duncan is the railroad commissioner.
Mr. Berry said this county is prosperous
because it is a prohibition
county. Prohibition does prohibit here.
Col. Pettigrew was willing for W. i>.
Evans to carry the county, but he
wanted the votes not going to Evans.
W. D. Evans, who introduced his
competitors, had not intended to speak,
^ but replied to Barney. The rates are
sot driving mills out of the Slate. Five
have been established in this county
-- - - since he went on the board. Pacolet is
building a new mm m uxvigia ?
the attitude of Cheraw is too low, and
_ the mill now running consume nearly
all the cotton raised in the State.
J. H. Wiiarton proposed to corrcct
evils of demurrage, overcharges, etc.
W. D. Mayfield is not here. Etheridge
has not bee a with the campaign
for five meetings.
' " The first candidate for governor to
gpeak was Frank B. Gary. He said he
would not force a dispensary on Marlboro
and he did not want prohibition
forced on Abbeville. Let each have
what it wants. He believed in the dispensary
law. There has been a tax en fVwAmfint.
Have the manhood to en
force it in Charleston as well as alse*
where. McSweeney isruoaicg oa his
rccord and ho dcsn't show anything
bat the pardon of Pons. No child
would pardon a notorious bigamist. If
the governor would show some hackle
bone, the blind tig-rs would be afraid
of him. His sentient that no Con
k -Wjederate soldier should go to the poor
\ blouse was cheerc d. W? aa.uv.ot do too
k much to foster the pub ic schools. PatK.
terson asked Gary sonict! ire about the
latter's speech in Chark > tou. Gary replied
explaining fully his position on
^ the liquor question. He was cheered.
Patterson was the next speaker He
is not wei:?has been sick for thr-je
days. Th's is the roliiicil birthplace
of Ben Tillman. There is a powerful
newspaper tiust, arid McS^ee^ey tried
to get the pull of the press. Patterson
stated he had stuck to the d^j ecsary
through the scandal last fail. He did
nftf o7?snf tn fnros the dispensary on
Marlboro, but prohibition is but a sen
timent here. In addition to Charlts
ton's tiger industry, he claimed there
r" are over 200 in the city of Columbia.
The law cannot be absolutely er.foiced
in Charleston, but he would do it better
than it is done cow or step down
from office. All through his speech he
took great pains to show his reverence
for Ben Tillman.
Gov. McSweeney said that all Patter
son wants i9 to fool the the people to put
J*. him into office. Patterson looked all
p over the vouche:s in the comptroller
general's office and could had nothing
agaiDst the administration but warrants
paying for a few newspapers. No
man in South Carolina is so ignorant
^ as to think that a newspape r's support
/ an hp hr.ncht fo* a dollar a year.
Every governor had subscribed for paf
pers?some iiad even taken magszines.
Ho was cheered when he referred to
the Pons case.
Patterson?"I have a letter from a
gentleman in Laurens saying that, you
are grinding out a lot of parlcns."
McS^eeney?l'0h, well, that from
f some fellow who's ia sympathy with
you." (Applause.)
The governor continued that he defied
any man to show where a single
pardon had not been justified. Ke had
told his chief constable in Charleston
to eniorce tue uispeusa.1^ lan u^uij.
The grand jury ia Charleston, like the
grand jary in Barnweli, which wouldn't
believe Patterson in prohibition days,
will not support the officials in enforcing
the dispinsary law. The governor read
letters from the mayors of Newberry,
Chester, Spartanburg, Saluda, Florence
and Laurens, commending his enforcement
of the dispensary hw. He furnishes
proof of his administration?the
others make promises. McSweeney
H made a very favorable impression here.
Col. Walt Whitman came at the
? eleventh hour, arriving from Cheraw. ;
>His quaint witticisms kept the crowd
laughing. The Piedmont thinks it is
time it is getting some of the turkey it
Viaavn r\vi]]^rvrr
una lccu uwttu.
sM Col. Jas. A. Hoyt is in accord -with.
Marlboro?a prohibitionist as long as
Marlboro has bad prohibition. This
county has re?cnted any attempt to
^ change. Marion had been a prohibition
county, but a dispensary wss estabished
there without the consent of
the people. Diilion bad tried to have
P' the dispensary removed and could not.
It ill-becomes a candidate for governor
lift to go around the country abusing the
Ip- papers for not supporting him. Patterson
has been into 16 counties and it is
By a reflection upon him that no paper
has come to his support. Col. Hoyt
could not repudiate or reject the sup^
port of papers that oppose prohibition,
and yet they have takec hioi up on his
manhood. Gary pleads the cause of
the Confederate soldier. No one would
do more for them than Hoyt, who was
^ one of them. There are large numbers
*- r
of families moving to town to educate
their children, leaving their lands to
tenants who go not know how to maintain
them. The common schools should
be built up to maintain the agricultural
interests of the country and keep
farmers from running to town. Col.
Hoyt was applauded.
lieutenant governor.
Col. Knox Livingston introduced his
competitors, speaking ia kindest terms
of each nf them present, as well as of
Col. Tillman, who wired that he was
left in Augusta.
Cole S. Bleace, Winkler and Sloan
each made a strong speech. Many people
think there is as much eloquence
among the colonels as among the candidates
for governor.
Dr. Timmcrman and Capt. Jennings
were here and spoke. Judge Moore
spoke. Bellinger was absent. McMahan
was not here. Capers made a hit.
Brooker and Durham had a little tiff
Brooker accused Derham of perverting
the record. Derham told him he must
not sav that. Bxookcr returned that
Derham had exhibited a letter from
Auditor Squier of Columbia stating
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not true. The latter went to see
Squire and the latter denied writing it.
Derham exhibited the letter from
Senator Tiilruan was greeted with
eheeriig la two weeks it will be 15
years hooo ihe people of Marlboro dis
covered i>ea Tillman. He made his
first speech here in 1S85? Their appreciation
of his efforts then had much to
do with shaping affairs in South Carolina
for the last 10 years. He had been
at home plodding along, reading papers
and -ioks, and doing a devil of a lot of
thicKirg, not knowing that he had the
gift of gab. There must have been an
occasion The time was ripe. He
happened to step forward when free
speech was s^eet to the people. They
had always found him right where he
had said he would be. (Cheers.) The
State campaign is one of the direct outgrowths
of the Reform movement. The
people can get 30ice idea of the fitness
of the candidates. There are a lot of
candidates for these offices but nobody
wants to be senator.
It is an honor to have the almost
unanimous endorsement for a place of
trust. His old friends are sticking to
him and a host of new ones are supporting
him, He is weighed down with
the magnitude of the responsibility. If
he has accomplished anything at
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Washington it is Decause ne ien tae
consciousness of the support of the
people at home. He wanted to take
the liberty to give the people some ad
vice. If he were a politician he would
keep his mouth shut. But as a leader
he must say something.
The State campaign is degenerating
into something which is not good on
account of the number of candidates.
There is necessarily a time limit. They
get up here and say their little speeches
and sit down. They cannot debate and
show their mettle. The people get a
half digested idea of the campaign.
The people are getting back to a condi
tioa of stagnation?the ereen scum is
rising over their heads. The people of
South Carolina are doing wrong to gag
the candidates.
The candidates are not saying any
thing new or the newspapers are not
doiDg the square thing. Is it important
for half a dozen men to discuss
railroads? It is better for two candidates
to talk one day and two the next
it they talk their out and say something.
If they havs any brains it will
bhow their mettle. He was going to
take the liberty of looking about the
<iispea?3ry. Not because he wants to
dictate, for the people will not submit
to dictation. National issues need no
discussion. He would not try to bias
their rotes.
Regulating the sale of liquor has
been the cause of more tronble than
any o; her problem. if the State has
j LUC ilgui C*J illCUUiV TTibU tiig DM1V
whiskey at all it has the right to regulate
its sale. Whiskey is usually drunk
where bought?other articles of commerce
are taken home. The history of
former prohibition contests in this
Srate is that town after town would go
| 4'dry," and then would go "wet" at the
next election. When a town was dry
j under prohibition, there was jast as
! much drinking and no revenue. There
j were 95,000 votes in 1892 and but 60,I
000 votes on the prohibition question
j and the crude prohibition question
| won 'r.y 10.000 vote?. Child* introduced
an ironclai bill. T?e legislature
is always a skittish crowd. It
paistii the Childs bill. He himself
had taken this bill, had knocked out
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SUiLLe uraauu iciiiuica ituu iusuicu tuc
clauses which allowed the State to sell
liquor under dispensary regulations.
This was passed by the senate and
later by the house. It was an issue in
1894 (and was adopted ) He himself
had kept the constitutional convention
from in?erting the law in the constitution,
bod? and breeches. It was settled
la 1896 and again in 1898. How
many times must it be settled to be
settled. The people must quit voting
for personal preferences and settle this
! issue once and for all.
The prohibitionists are honorable
i men and led by an honorable man. but
i they polled but 15,000 votes last time.
Charleston voted for prohibition in the
last election. Are they enforcing pro
<J mi : _n:
niDiiion now j men; is au uuuuijr alliance
of preachers and barkeepers led
by Col. Hoyt, and yet you people vote
for their personal preferences. You
are not lit to vote. (Laughter )
Marlboro is a model county, they
S3y. They have never sold whiskey
bylaw. ^Oh, you hypocrites! When
I wa3 governor I heard of wagons coming
down here from Xorth Carolina.
Where do you get your liquor? I know
you drink it. You love it. You go
down to the depat on Saturday evening
and you will find a whole express car
witli iiurs and demiinhnq."
Tillman replied that this is a knotty
question. The constitutional convention
in its liberality to Charleston declared
that there should be a true bill
by a grand jury before there could be
a change of venire.
The grand jury in Charlesten will
never find a true bill against a blind ti
ger and is lyiDg. -But if he were governor
he ^ould put 50 constables in
Charleston and raise hell on Chicco's
street. He called upon the people to
make the candidates for the legislature
declare themselves over their signature
in the county papers, and run squarely
on the liquor issue. If a man were
licensed to sell liquor under constitutional
provisions it would bo a failure.
He would keep open Sundays, circus
days and after sundown, and he would
sell a3 mean liquor as he could get.
Behind the prohibitionists ccme the
high license people?Cronzaies leading
the van?and theyare marching against
the common foe. He disclaimed med/3Krv<r
?-n(3 cai<3 Vin ?n??>n
views for what they were worth."
"What about Marcus?" inquired
some one.
Tillman then said that the Demo
cratio party had lined up and reunited.
We have the Republicans on ice. Bryan
has ?vrt chances of winning to his
one in 1890. After Bryan has been In
there four years and given them an
honest administration the Republican
party will not be heard of in 25 years.
Tillman's objective is the tier of
counties along the North Carolina line.
He will go to Darlington Thursday,
wheje it is confidently expected Col.
Hoyt will reply to him. He will miss
Oamden and Lancaster, but will go to
Chester and Yorkvillc and thence
through all the counties in Anderson.
The campaign meeting at Dariicgton
on Thursday passed off pleasantly.
There was about five hundred people
present. The spcecbes were about tbe
same as those tit other meetinzs, except
that Col. Hoyt took issue with Senator
Tillman. In referring to the Senator'3
Beanettsvilie speech he said that it is
very apparent that somebody is getting
very uneasy over this election. There
are too many things being said about
the chances of H<?t's being elected.
Senator Tilluan is down here to weed
out liis crop of dispensary cmdidates.
There ara too nany candidates and he
wants to marshal his forces. He has
been out west and perhaps has heard
the news. Tiilman courageously speaks
his convic'nus. He has not a bad
memoiy. Did he not in 1890 protest
against Wade Hampton's coming down
here and taking part in State politics?
And is this not the very thing he is
doing now. The people who vote for
Hoyt will not go to Tillman to get permission.
He, Hoyt, had done as muoh
in 1886 and 1888 for primaries and for
free speech as had Tillman. Tillman
has made a mistake, unless it is his purpose
to weed out these dispensary candidates.
He ripped one of them up the
back at Bennettsville. But it is not
fair for him, the United States senator,
the representative of all the people,
to come down here and disturb the
natural outcome. It does not comport
with his former fairness. Tillman has
a right to the speaker's stand of course,
but Col. Hoyt protested against interference.
He invited Tillman to visit
him at the executive mansion. (Laughter.)
Senator Tillman was received with
applause. He had always received the
support of this county. He wanted
the people to see how fat he is getting.
People grow fat on abuse and pap. He
had worked for every cent he gets.
From ?omo words uttered here today,
some might be led to think that he is
meddling. That old gag of coat-tail
SWIDKiUg Hits UCSU acaiu Ikaiu. uu UHU
never posed 28 a boss. He bad always
led the people in the way they wanted
to go. Col. Hoyt is an honorable man,
who bears upon his person the scars
of lattle. But he ought not to object
to Tillman's differing with him on public
issues. Col. Hoyt had said something
about Tillman protesting against
Senator Hampton meddling with thelocal
race, and the inference is that Tillman
is now meddling. Hampton was not at
that time a candidate. Tiliman is now
a candidate. He had not taken up the
cudgels for any one maa, and as a candidate
he has the right to be heard.
He renewed his protest against the time
limit being cut down. Col. Hoyt in
his address in Columbia at the prohibi
tion convention charaterized the dis- I
pensary administration as that of a
scalawag, and a little short of radicalism.
Tillman claimed the right to defend
his administration which was thus
attacked. "Furthermore, it is my
baby." Should he remain quiet under
these circumstances? He is going to
talk, and anybody who doesn't like it
can lump it. He then went into a discussion
of the dispensary versus pro
hibition. His interest would be to keep
his mouth shut. He would take orders
from the people, but not from the
newspapers or anybody else. People
love liquor. If they are estopped from
buying it legally they will lie to get it.
He recognizes the evils of whiskey, but
people will have it. It has been reeoguized
for time out of mind that there
is the right to regalate and to police its
sales. He called attention to the good
features of the dispensary. If you forbid
people to drink they will drink anyhow.
Why not try prohibition? Because
it has been pointed out that it
will take force to enforce it, and the
people will not submit to a direct tax
for its enforcement. The army of ministers
wanting prohibition marches side
by side with the high license men. Do
you want barrooms? If you do, repeal
the dispensary law. The revenue will
then be lost?nothing to compensate
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as now- There will be a still up every
spring branch. Ic has been ten years
since Tillman spoke at Darlington, but
he was received today as then.
Dying by ThousandsAn
era of hot weather that surpasses
in intensity the drought duriog 1893 is
sweeping over the southern portion of
Arizona, denuding the land of all food
for cattle. To a4d to the suffering that
is entailed upon the herds, every water '
hole and most of the wells have completely
gone dry. In consequence the
cattle are dying by thousands and
their shrunken frames dot the desert
conntry of Pinn, Pinal, Santa Cruz.
Yuma, Cochise and part of Maricopa
counties. Not a drop of water is reported
in the Gila and in the San Pedro,
from Benson to its confluence with
Salt river, near Phoenix. Not oneteeth
of a harvest will be secured. So
r a 1_, _ T
dry is tne air ana so lDnammacue nave
the forests on Santa Catalinas become
that fire is ravaging hundreds of acres
of timber.
China on the War Path.
It is reported from Chee Foo that
Prince Tuan has mobilized 950,000
men aDd ordered his nothern forces to
expel the foreigners from the Amur
district, Siberia. Another force will
operate against Meekeden.
Th9 Situation Practically is One of
International War:
The Chinose Ministers Are Not
Allowed to Send Secret Mes
sages to Their Home
The action cf Count Ven Baelow,
the German minister of foreign affairs,
informing the Chinese legation at Berlin
that all telegraphic messages must be
in plain language and submitted for
approval by the censor, and the suggestion
of M. Delcasse, the French
minister of foreign affairs, that the exportation
of arms to China be prohibited,
which are generally regarded as the
first steps in the direction of treating
China as a state eBgaged in war, have
been supplemented by the official announcement
from St. Petersburg that
certain portions of the Amur territory,
including parts of the Khabarovsk district
and the coast territory, as well as
the towns of Blagovestchensk, Khabarobovsk
and Xikolksussuri, have been
declared in a state of war since July
17. Russian aciion is regarded in
London as at leaat the foreshadowing
o j_ J:?: i
01 a speeay uncuuuiuuuai kuu^uuiuu
of the fact that a condition af war exists
between China and the civilized world,
and the general opinion seema to he in
favor of such recognition as the best
means of meeting the barbarian upheaval,
whil8 at th8 same time endeavoring
to isolate tfce independent viceroys
from the general conflagration.
The revelation of the ability of the
Chinese forces in the north to stand
their ground against the international
interests is producing the inevitable
results in the south. At Shanghai it is
announced officially that foreign womeD
and children have been requested to
leave the ports along the river.
What The State Dispensary Has Been
The legislative examining committee
having completed its examination of
the books and afiairs of the State dispensary
for the quarter ending May 31,
its report showing the financial status
of the concern for the quarter was completed
Thursday and forwarded to the
governor. The committee consists of
Senator Hay and Representatives Mob
ley aad Sharpe. The following synopsis
was prepared Thursday:
From the asset column come these
Cash ia treasury May 31. .$115,871.61
Merchandise in hands of
dispensers 215,756.07
Merchandise in State dispensary
Supplies 36,097 32
Real estate 36,558.70
Suspended accounts 3,558. 70
Personal accounts due for
tax advanced on bonded
spirits, empty barrel etc 3,810.42
Contrabind 403 02
Teams and wagons aod real estate
make a grand total of $569,261.11.
The liabilities are quoted thus:
School fund, $495,278 50; personal ac ?
/? 1- e
counts ciue ior supplies 01 wmsxsy, eiu.
$73,932 61; making $569,261 11.
The gro.;s profits were $127,221 07;
contraband seizures, $1,094 74; State's
profits from Germania brewery, $1,060.81.
Supplies used during the quarter,
such as bottles, corks, boxes, etc.,
amounted to $37,696.30; breakage and
leakage, $1,201.87; labor, $3,855.71;
salaries, expenses of inspectors, per
diem of members, printing, lighta, etc.,
came to $6,247.34.
The constabulary cost $8,417.29, and
it will be noted that the seizures only
amounted to $1,093.74; freight and express
charges took up $17,242 61.
Then comes small amounts in various
county dispensaries on account of
worthless liquors, and two robberiesone
at Kingstree. whereby $21.50 was
-11 1- ?
lost, ana one at oammervine, in wmca
$92.29 was lost. There was one fire?
that of W. N. Kirkland's dispensary,
and the lo3s is placed at $3,302 18.
The net profits passed to the credit
of the school fund, after deducting the
total expenses of $78,337.98, amount
to $51,027,64.
The account of receipts and disbursements
is thus stated:
In treasury Feb. 28 $ 89,50139
March receipts 147,027.34
April receipts 128,860 08
May receipts 147,057.58
Total $512,449.39
March disbursements $136,664.29
April disbursements 133 644 75
May disbursements 126,268.74
Total $396,577.78
Farmers OrganizeThe
Alabama Farmers Protective
Congress met in Montgomery on Wednesday.
The purpose of this convention
is to fix the price of cotton and
other products at a fair price to the
pioducers. Tho farmers of Alabama
are relieved somewhat by their movement
since Georgia and other states
have organized similarly. Col. L. F.
Culver commissioner of agriculture,
and many farmers and business men
were present.
His Work Done.
Down in Camden, N. J., the people
areonlyjasta very little lower than
the angels. The other day a preaoher
baptized 52 of them, and he requested
each one that had ever told a lie or
stolen anything to raise the hand.
"VTrvi- ? TT?r? O yniaoA Q n CI Ti rtP
JUbdiiAuu rraj iuiuvu,
the preacher has moved away from the
oommanity, saying he could do nothing
Killed by the SunThere
were hundreds of deaths in
New York, Chicago, Boston and other
cities of the east and west last Wednesday
and Thursday from the intense
heat. There were over two hundred
prostrations in New York alone.
To Democratic Clerks All Over tie
United States
W. R. Hearst, President of the National
Association of Democratic olubs,
has issuec an address to the clubs in
whioh he calls on them to "publicly
ratify the nomination of William Jennings
Bryan for president and Adlai E.
Stevenson for vice president, and prepare
to defend the republic against the
corrupt and corrupting spirit of imperialism."
The address arraigns the
Republican party bitterly for its attitude
toward "imperialism" and the
trusts and urges ail patriotio citizens to
organize to preserve the institutions of i
the republic. The address continues:
,kThis is no ordinary year in American
politics. Colonies have been established
under the American flag without (
the consent of the American people i
and in defiance of the constitution.
The unlawful and brual polioy of Presi- j
dent McKinley and his advisors, in- '
volviDg the abandonment of the prin- 3
ciple of political equality on American <
soil, has been confirmed by the Repub- 1
lican party in its national convention. (
"The Republican party, under its ,
present leadership, is attempting to
commit a hitherto peaceful and ja3t nation
to a career of imperial adventure
and conquest. Its conservatism is dis- ;
appearing and its main policy is dom- i
inated by a vulgar spirit of greed un- I
known on this continent until now.
The Republican party has become a 1
pay of revolution. It is attacking the ;
irreproachable and time approved politi- 1
?i J??j ?:_i ?*? ,
cai, luuusinai auu swim ojraicmo uuuci
which this repablic hcs steadily grown
in strength and glory and has dishonored
our flag and our national obligations
before the civilized world.
"It has trampled the declaration of
independence under foot. The Republican
party is the promoter and agent |
of the new and terrible trust system 1
which seeks to destroy industrial com- '
petition in America?another revolu- i
tionary movement hostile to free insti- j
tutions. i
' 'The spirit of militarism marks every i
act of the rational government. These <
radical and experimental changes in
the order of onr national progress <
threaten the existence of Republican 1
government on the American continent. ]
Subjects and citizens cannot long en- i
dure under the same flag. Monopoly i
takes away opportunity and hope for 1
from the masses of the people; it robs i
the young men of the nation of all <
chance to achieve their independence i
and fastens upon them a perpetual 1
wage servitude; it converts small pro- i
nrietors into hirelings, and it puts into i
the hands of a few men the absolute
control of production and prices.
''Against these new and dangerous
policies?condemned alike by experiecc8
and by justice?the Democratic
party is exerting its whole strength.
Its candidates and its platform represent
the conservative spirit of the
American people and their pirt in
American institutions. They represent
opportunity at some ss against adventure
in Asia; peaoe rather than war inspired
by thelust of money; citizenship, j
not subjecthood; a homogeneous republic,
not a heterogeneous empire; a na- c
tion of prosperous, equal, liberty-lov- 1
ing citizens, unburdened by the taxes 1
of a great standiDg?aimy, leading ulti- i
mateiy to military conscription. i
"The re-election of President Mc- '
Kialey will be taken by the Republican i
leaders as a proof that th? American {
people approve an imperial, military t
and trust-breeding policy. 1
"In the presence of these impending ]
national perils the National Associa- i
tion of Democratic Clubs oalls upon all j
Democratic clubs, societies and associa- i
tions in the United States to organize 1
their foroes for the defeat of Repabli- j
can institutions. Patriotic citizens, J
regardless of past political ties or 1
prejudices, are earnestly invited to as- 3
sist in this work of preservation. This <
the nation mu3t choose between?the <
European and the American theory of s
government." j
Awful Torture and Death of Miision- ]
ary H. 7. Norman. I
A special from Victoria, B. C., says: '
"Advices received from North China i
contain particulars of the awful torture 1
inflicted on the Rev. H. V. Norman, j
who, with Kev. C. Robinson, was .
amnTicr first of the American mis- i
sionaries to become vioti ens of the 1
Boxers, A correspondent writing from 1
Tien Tain on June 7, says some refugees
who had arrived there gathered
from Chinese ghastly details of the
torture inflicted on Norman. It seems i
that be fell into the hands of Li, the
head man of a little town near the An- !
glican mission, where he and Robinson j
had their headquarters, Li had a short '
time before lost a son in a quarrel be- j
tween the Boxers and the Christians j
when the converts had driven of the
Boxers from the mission, and he vowed
vengeance. This he took in a horrible J
maBner when Norman was thrown into j
his hands. After his capture by riot- .
ers, the missionary was stripped by the J
retinue of Li and a collar of iron fas- '
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tened on ms necs. a such cuam was
attached and he was tethered to a ,
stake. The Chinese men; women and .
children then poked sharp sticks into ;
his flesh and jabbed him with tridents. J
When he sank down, weak with loss of
blood and half crazed by the awful tor- j
ture he was unable to get upon his ,
knees even, the chain being too short
and he was strangled to death. Molten
lead wa3 then thrown on his nude body
and as he writhed in agony he was 1
stabbed to death. Robinson, the other
missionary was slaughtered without
lingering 00 long in agony. A number
of the mission converts were also
slaughtered. Some were asked to recant
and those who did so to save their
lives were saddled and bridled and
forced to crawl to the temple of idols.
Busiian Cruelty
"The Japanese correspondents charge
the Ruseian Boldiers with appalling
barbarity toward the Chinese. They
declare that the Pei Ho River is full of
of the corpses of women and children
and that the Russians loaded 300 bodies
on a }unk and burned them,"
That Is What The Democratic
Platform is.
The Impressions Made cn a
Writer in the Kansas City
Timas Whn Heard Him
Read !t.
Perry S. Roder, writing to the Kansas
City Times, says:
Thi3 has been the greatest convention
ever held on American soil. The whole
sonvention at Chicago in 1892, which
framed the celebrated tariff platform
and nominated a successful candidate
for the presidency, including speech
making, parades, nominations, applause,
cheering, enthusiasm, did not equal
the two hours from 4 to G o'clock yesterday.
No one can call to mind any
two hours in any other convention comparable
to these two.
The spirit moved mightily among th.?
people. It grew out of the reading of
the greatest platform ever framed by a
national convention, its most powerful
reading by Senator Tillman, and its
unanimous indorsement by a united
party that four years azo was torn asunder
by the adoption of another noted
platform, and by the appearance on the
stags immediately thereafter of Webster
Davis, "the orator of the administration"
of President McKinley, until
& few months ago his assistant secretary
of the interior, to announce that
"I stand on your platform and will support
William Jennings Bryan." Tiiere
was an hour in the convention of 1896,
when Mr. Bryan made his great speech
Por the Chicago platform, when the
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genuma eatuubiasin equaieu ilus, uut
there were two hours here yesterday of
the most intense convention spirit and
enthusiasm instead of the one theie.
In these taro hours I have not injluded
the demonstration which followed
the presentation of Mr.
Bryan's name by Mr. Oldham,
immediately after Davis had closed,
ior that cordial enthusiasm which at:ended
Senator Hill's utterances in
seconding 'Bryan's nomination?either
)f which easily equaled the enthusiasm
attending Cleveland's nomination in
L892. I have not done so for the reason
that mere or less demonstration always
follows the nomination of a presilent,
and it may not indicate anything
)f especial importance. But it is a
are thing that the reading of a plat
;orm carries a convention olf of its leet
:or two hours. No great cheering attended
and interrupted the reading of
;he Chicago platform of 1896, although
i mighty shout went up when it was
adopted, nor that, of the famous tariff
platform of 1892. It was the reading
>? this platform yesterdsy which measired
the high mark of enthusiastic
Senator Fairbanks read the republi;an
platform at Philadelphia in excclent
voice. Bat no one listened to
lim. The inattention and indifference
vas so marked that when he had read
ibout one-third of it the chairman,
Senator Lodge, arose, stopped the
reading and begged and urged the delegates
to listen to it, stating that it was
;he important function of the convea;iou.
Fairbanks read on and when he
lad finished about another third Lodge
igain arose, stepped to the froat of the
jreat platform and pleaded and begged,
lrged and almost ordered the delegates
ft listi n to the Dlatform. but it did no
good. No one cared anything about it.
[fc fell perfectly dead upon the convention
and after it wa9 adopted the
aouth-pi^a of the administration,
jrroBvenux of Ohio, publicly, over bi3
jwn name, pronounced it a forgery and
i fraud oa the convention. How
marked was the contrast here yesterday
?as different as the principles of the
two parties, as different as the Amcri3anism
of this, and the English todyism
and trust cant of that. The Philadelphia
platform has already been forgotten
because it aroused no manly sentiment
in any honest A merican heart,
rhe Kansas City platform has no' only
already been dubbed another Declaration
of Independent, but it has already
aroused so much enthusiasm that
the purblind trust-ridden newspapers
will today show that they have been
scared into conniption fits by it. They
ftiil say it surrenders 16 to 1, and in
that they will lie. Bat they must lie
about it or meet defeat.
Every one listened as Tillman read.
At the strong utterances and apt expressions
the convention jumped to its
feet and shouted. But in a minute his
voice could be heard to the furthest
snd of the hall. He is a remarkable
man. It is doubtful if there is another
like him in America. He is the Robespierre
of America, who looks like the
husband of Madame de Farge, the
keeper of the wine store, in Dickens'
"Tales of Two Cities." He is a man
of great power, physical, mental and
moral, thoueh some of his enemies |
bave 110 hesitancy in saying he is lacking
in morality Ho is a big raw-boned
3lugger, equal to any political contest
srith the world's greatest political gladiator.
He loves liberty, he loves individual
manhood, ha loves the plain people,
but he more strongly hates tyranny,
frauds, hypocrisy, cant, plutocracy.
Perhaps he never took more genuine
pleasure in any work of hia whole public
career than in reading this platform,
which he seeemed to know almost by
When he reached the end of the plank '
on imperialism, the first one of the
platform, and which is about a third of
the whole document, and read that
"the importance of other questions now
pending before the American people is
in no wise diminished, and the Democratic
party takes no backward step
from its position on them, but the
Vinminc issne of imDerialism we regard
as the paramount issue of the campaign,"
the audience cheered and cheered
and cheered. As he proceeded and
reasserted and defined the Monroe doctrine,
denounced trusts, monopolies
and militarism, pointed out the frauds
and hypocrisy of the Republican platform
declared for commercial expansion,
denounced national bank money, and
demanded the free and unlimited coin
age of silver and gold at the ratio of 16
to 1, every man in the audience seemed
to be satisfied, and when he finished
10.000 flags, on which were the words, !
"The constitution and the flag
One and inseparable,
Now and forever,
The flag of the republic forever,
Of an empire never." '
came from nobody knew where or how, ;
and from the girders of the roof was let j
down a flag fifty or seventy-five feet
Inns? and half a? wide. Men mounted i
their chairs, women shouted and waved j
their hands and Sags old men looked j
young again, and from ths throats of j
20,000 people there was a rushing,
sweeping, roaring flood of enthusiasm j
that lolled through the hall like the |
breaking of a mighty storm.
Had old Senator Hoar of Massachu- j
eetts, John B. Henderson of Washing- j
ton, Senator Hale of Maine, and the
hundreds of thousands of true sons of
Puritan fathers in New England been
present they would have been swept into
the Democratic party as was Webster
Da7*s, who likely never made a speech
before which he so much enjoyed.
When this storm of enthusiasm, as
honest as a summer's rain from a western
skj, had lasted for more than
twenty minutes and the audicace had
Oil ? CT tif Snanclo/} RinTiAr."
My Country:'Tis oTSe? tho"^,'
White and Blue" over and over again,
Davis had added 5,000 to the Democratic
majority in Missouri and 50,000 in
the entire country, Mr. Bryan was nominated,
Senator Hill being one of those
who seconded his nomination. H-3
took occasion to express his approval
of the document. "The man who can
not stand on this platform is not entitled
to be called a Democrat," he said,
and there was not a discordant note in
the entire hall.
The work of the platform committee
ba3 not only been well done, it has
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UCCU CALidUlUiJuaiiijr rvcn uuug. ib uv
serves the thanks of every patriotic
man in America for its work. It has
framed a platform in harmony with its
candidate, who is himself the best platform
any party has liad since Lincoln,
and it has shown exceedingly good tact
and sense in so singling out the important
campaign issues now on, and in not
repudiating or dodging any issue for
which the party stood in 1896, that
every breeze that blows between this
and November will be freighted with
Bryan victory.
From this day the Republican party
is on the defensive. No party can long
live that will turn its back on the Declation
of Independence and the constitution.
It must show that thi3 charge
is not true. Perry S; Rader.
The Pekin Massacre"A
Chinese merchant who has just
arrived from Pekin gives horrible details
of the massacre. He says he saw
European womea hauled into the street
by shrieking Boxers who stripped them
and haoked them to pieces. Their dissevered
limbs were tossed to the crowd
and carried off with howls of triumph.
Some were already dead, having been
shot by foreign civilians. He says he
saw Chinese soldiers carrying the bodies
of white children aloft on their
spears, while their companions shot at
the bodies. He gives other details too
horrible to be particularized here. "It
seems that the Boxer leaders had organized
a plan, including the offering of
rewards and rich loot for the annihilation
of Europeans throughout China
and the Prinoe. Tuan's generals have
been emphasizing the opportunity the
soldiers have of seizing the bodies of
white women."
P/WAra Wo#?or^o.
The Boxers' placards, placed throughout
Pekin, reads as follows: "I, tiie
commander-m-chief of Heaven's troops,
will maich from Pekin to I\ankin with
them shortly. Oar principal object is
to burn and destroy churches and chapels
and then the telegraph and postoffice,
colleges and schools. The people
need not be frightened when they
see our arrival here. We are going to
drive away the foreigners so as to keep
the empire in peace and comfort. Parchasing
provisions for providing U3 we
will give the market price, but sellers
must also charge moderately. We will
not destroy the yamens and customs,
they can levy duty as usual. If any
people disobey this order they will be
beheaded at once."
In Le^al Terms.
"I? I were to gire you an orange,"
said Judge Foote, of Topeka, "I would
simply say, I give you the orange, but
should the transaction be intrusted to a
lawyer to put in writing he would adopt
this form: "I hereby .give, grant and
convey to you all my interest, right,
title and advantage of and in said
orange, together with its rinds, skin,
juice, pulp and pits, and all rights and
advantage therein, with full power to
bite, suck, or other wise eat the same,
or give away with or without the rind,
skin, juice, pulp, or pits; any thing
hereinbefore or in any other deed or
deeds, instruments of any nature or
kind whatsoever to the contrary in
any wise notwithstanding."
We Lead the SouthThe
Baltimare Manufacturer's Re*
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cord gives tae ngures 01 couon mm invesements
for the first six months of
1900 at between $20,000,000 and $25,000,009.
The number of spindles added
to the eotton manufacturing is put at
875,368, as follows:
Alabama 76,640
Georgia 192,428
Mississippi 41,240
North Carolina 152,952
South Carolina 349.252
Tennessee 28,500
Texas 35,256
It is thus seen that this state is a
long way in the lead, equalling the next
next two highest, Georgia and North
Carolina, together.
The Good Old DaysThe
Springfield Republican thinks it
an open question whether life was not
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Happier in tne gooa oia aays wnen uj?ease
was laid to a visitation of providenje,
and the most prudent took their
typhoid bacilli regularly with their
milk, dropped ice without inquiry into
their drinking water, slapped at mosquitoes
with no thought of malaria,
drew their water from the dooryard
well, and iived or died as it happened,
with nothing to worry over but a few
standard infections like measles, diphtheria,
scarlet fever, and. at rare intervals,
Comes to Washington from the
Chinese Capitol.
He Says that the Only Way
to Prevent a General
Massacre is by Quick
Mr. Wu, the Clinese Minister at
Washington, received a cipher cable
dispatch on Friday .from United States
Minister Conger, who was reported
massacred in Pekin with other foreigners.
It is in the state department
cipher and is transmitted through the
Tsung Li Yamen and the Shanghai
Taotai. It contains about fifty words
and is signed in English with the name
"Conger." %
At a quarter to ten Minister Wn
handed the Conger dispatch to Secretary
Hay who immediately called in
his assistant secretaries and private
secretary and work was begun in translating
the cipher.
No doubt is expressed by the state
department officials as to the authenticity
of the message. The translation
of the Conger message is as follows:
"In British legation, Under continued
shot and shell from Chinese troops.
Quick relief only can prevent general
mocaoArA flrtnffAf "
The message is not dated, bat it is
understood that it was sent from Pekin
on the 18th. The following statsmeat
has been made at the state department:
"On the 11th. of this month the state
department communicated a brief message
asking tidings of Minister Conger
in the state department code. Mr. Wu
undertook to get this into Conger's
hands if he were alive. He has succeeded
in doing this.. Friday morning
the state department reoeived a tele- \
r% i i .1 ni
gram irom uonstu ttooaenoir mi snsnghai
"Ths governor of Shanghai informs
me that he has revived Friday* cipher
message from Conger of the 18th."
A few minutes later Minister Wu
appeared at the state department with
a telegram from the Taotai of Shanghai
dated the 20th of July, which has been
received by Minister Wu at 9:30 Friday
morning readiBg as follows:
"Your telegram was forwarded as
requested. I sent a reply from the
Tsung Li Yamen as follows:
"Your telegram 15th date of this
moon (11th of July) received. State
department telegram has been handede
to Minister Conger. Herewith is Con
ger's reply to the state department."
As soon as Minis ter Conger's cablegram
had been translated a cabinet
council was called in the offioe of the
secretary of State.
A North Carolina Speciman Bought by
The Democracy of North Carolina is
making a hard fight for white supremacy,
and it looks as if it were going to be
successful, but there are many secret
enemies that stab in the dark, and the
following from the Wilmington Star '
gives an idea of how that dad: fighting
is oarried on:
'The Asheville Gazette, which was
formerly a Democratic paper, and up
to a certain date an advocate of the
constitutional amendment, suddenly
flopped and became a vociferous opponent
of the amendment. It was publicly
charged in Asheville that it had sold
out to Pritchard, Holton & Co., which
charge the editor denied and demanded
the proof. One of the citizens of Asheville
who made the charge and was
called upon for the proof presented
enough, to convince any jury in a court
of the truth of the charge, bat ainoe
then further proof comes in the form of
an affidavit of W. Bay Somervilie, one
of the stockholders in the Gazette, who
swears that Norton, the editor and
principal stockholder, "agreed with
Senator Jeter C. Pritchard, Collector
H. S. Harkins, Col. V. S. Lusk, District
Attorney A. E. Holton, and other
representative of the Republican party,
to oppose the constitutional amendment
and the election law drafted by
VIA T^AmA/iHAfiA AI 1 ftQQ " 111
tug j/ciuuuiauv nvvuv v?
considration of the sum of $500, to be
paid in $1,000 instalments, and that
in February, 1900, $3,000 of thii
amount had been paid to Norton. The
full amount was to be paid by April,
4'He further swears that Norton said
to him that the only motive he had in
opposing the amendment was the
$5,000 paid to him."
Betting on the Election.
Hon. Joseph Green, of New York,
and Col. A. S, Henning, of California,
both rioh, met at New Orleans, recently,
discussed the November elections,
and ended with a bet. Green is a
Democrat and Henning a ^Republican.
The latter was so confident of McKin*
lev's election that he gave odds to his
; opponent He bet $10,000 to $4,500 on
his man. Mr. Green is confident that
| he will win the state, and inaamach u
I Mr. Henning "expects Georgia to vote
for McKinley, this year," he most be
making some wild estimates. Mr. Green
not only feels assurance of Bryan's
triumph, but declares that it will bo
a landslide for him. .' His reasons for
such confidence may be premature,
but they are forcible and sagacious.
We trust that he will be richer by $10,
| 000 next November than he is at presi
ent and that Mr. Henning will be a
j pooreer and wiser man.?Augusta
Hot for Train Bobbers.
The new locomotives just put on by
the Denver and Bio Grande Bailway
have an unique attachment as a safe
imard acainst robbers, in the way of
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a nozzle on the roof of the cab. These
connect with the hot water of the boiler,
and point at the rear end of the
tender. The nozxle can send ' jet of
mixed steam and boiling water at 200
lbs pressure, that would kill anyone
in its raage.
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