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Thirty-Six Days and Nights of;
Fierce Assault c
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Four Hundred Non-Contestants j
in British Legation Con- 1
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yerts Holding the
Cathedral. I
A message frcm Pekiu, dated' July j'
2L, has just been received at Tien Tain. J1
^ The message pays,"ihe first outside:
news reached Pekin July 33 The fail-11
ure of the relief expedition made the i1
siege far more perilous. Ou June 19!'
the tsung-li yamen broke ofi relations, j1
June 20 China declared war. Baron ! 1
von Ketteler and Francis James, an
English professor, were murdered
Over 400 non-combatants occupied the
British legation. I understand converts i
holding the north cathedral. A thoua- :
and refugees occupied the palace of i
* Prince Lu. A truce began July 17 after i
thirty-six days of Serce assault. One s
night the shelling was uninterrupted .
for six hour?. Four attempts were made j
to fire the British legation. Two at- i
tacks resulted in the ruin of the Chi- i j
nese national college. The cowardice | ]
of the Chinese prevented a successful j
rushing. Total killed or dead is; Ger- i
------- 1A. T ? Irt. 11-1,
mans iv; t?ap?uo3c iv,
British 5; Russian 4; Americans 7; i
Italians 7; converts 9; total with wound- .
*" ed 98. The correspondents Morrison, ;
Reid and Temeny are ill. At lea3t 2,000
Chinese have beed killed. i
"The Americars occnpy a strong
position on the city wall. Provisions :
are still sufhoient. Tiie hsspital ar- :
. rangements are excellent Everybody
* is much exhausted by continuous-work.
Imperial edicts have commended the i
Boxers and ordered mis nonaries to
|?' leave the interior and commended all ;
viceroys to help Pekin; but an edict
' 1 3 10 f\-r\A I
<13tea. omy so wjviuo .
^ promises compensation. The report ,
that a large relief for.^e was coming produced
this change. Foreign govern- i
mcnts should beware being hoodwinked."
The following letter from Col. Shiba,
P" military attache of the Japanese lega- 1
f taon at Pekin, dated July 23, has been
j reoeived at lien Tsin:
"We are all awaiting impatiently arrival
of reenforcing army. When are
you coming? All legations have been
blockaded since 13 last in >nth and since :
the 20th we have been attacked continually
night and day by the Chinese
soldiers from more than ten encamp- '
ments. By a suoreme effort we are
still defending. We are daily awaiting 1
with the greatest anxiety arrival of reenforceing
arm and if you cannot reach
here in less than a week's time it is ,
probable that we ?ill be unable to hold
out any longer. Emr??ror and empress ,
"^jfrwager appear to i e still at Pekin
^ ^'ere our reenfore<mence to arrive very
probable that they would 2se to Wan ;
Shosan. Killed and wounded up to
date: Eight killed, one a captain of
infantry and an ambassador's attache;
^ seven seriously wounded, the first sec '
retarv of the leaation b^ine one of 20 '
slightly wounded The number" of
Europeans killed is 60 in all "
The Japanese consul at Ttrn Tsia
telegraphed on the 27th iast, a di-i
patch dated the 19.h from the Japanese ,
minister at Pekin to the foreign office
at Lokio, which had reached Tien
^ Tsin by special courier on the 25th.
^ The minister says: * .
"The Japanese marines and others
continue, under the command of the
military attache, Lieut. Col. Shiba, to
resist the repeated attacks of Tung Fub
Siang's tioops. I think we can hold
out, though the task is by no means an
easy one, until we are relieved oy me
division of Japanese troops which, I
hear through a special messenger, will
arrive at Tien Tsia%y the end of this
4? mouth. The Chinese have stopped
firing since the 17th and the Chinese
authorities are apparently disposed to
open aegotiations. Attache Kopjima,
Capt. Ando of the imperial array, Wm.
H. Xakamura sni five mannes have
* been killed, while Narabara, secretary
of the legation, a student, and six
marines have been wounded though not
mortally. Many others have also been
slightly wounded."
A London dispatch says the allies
now confront a most difficult and
d??M-nno Wit.VtfWlf dfiTlhfc
unu^ivud - * * ??v ? the
ministers are held by the Chinese
as hostages, and the outcome of the
advance on Pekin, will be awaited
with intense anxiety. The Chinese
are strongly entrenched at Wang Tsun,
from which position, however, it is believed
they can be ejected without
P great difficulty. The danger is that,
if defeated, there the Chinese will re
tire on Pekin and put the rtmaiader of
the Europeans to death. It is also
possible that the advarca of the allies
will be the signal for the Chinese
n/N T\a1 oil f A
<iUI.i-lUiit.lCO iv an 1U1U kuu J wv
quit the capital, in which eve at they
^ might become the prey of the fanatical
Boxers. A dispatch from Tien Tsin
says the missionaries report that all the
Americans in Pekin and Tung Chau
are safe, but their property has been
Makes Good Fodder.
^ Several years ago when the Russian
thistle, the seed of which was supposed
have been brought in the baggage of
Kussian im'grants, began to spread in I
the Dakotas, the people dreaded it as J
an awful pest, and fran:ic appeais were j
made to congress for a big appropria-1
tion of money to extirpate it. The appropriation
was not made and dow the i
r farmers are glad of it, for it is found to J
make, when cut at the right time, excel--]
lent fodder, and isnseful for other par-!
Killed His Father.
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A man named retersoa, nviDg inirty
miles from Glencoc, Ont, met with a
peculiar death yesterday afternoon.
While he was sleeping in the yard his
3-year-old son was playing near him i
k and in some manner got hold of a sharp
I butcher knife and playfully hacked the
k father's neck, severing the jngular vein,
from the effects of which he soon died. '
these Two Candidates Have A Slugging:
The great educational campaign
jvoluted into a slugging match Saturday
at Laurens. It was somewhat the
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unexpected wnicn nappeaeu. i'rau&.
B. Gary and A. Howard Patterson had
* rough and tumble fight before a thousand
Laurens people, men and women,
rtey fonghfc with desperation and determination
until Jim Tillman and oth5rs
separated them, and then they
scanted to get back at each other. Had
the incident occurred years ago ia this
tthpn there Were a cartload of
?. ?w?
pistol 8 at a meetirg, there would have
been funerals here tomorrow; but these
days all the feeling seema to be between
the candidates. Today the result
was-two badly bruised faces and
emphasis on style of campaigning going
on, and if others showed the same
spirit there would be many more fisticuffs
each day.
From day to day Mr. Patterson hammered
at Mr. Gary about his Charleston
speech, reading the clippings and
making the statements published. Mr.
Gary tnought this persistent effort was
to make it appear indirectly that he
'*> rjharleafrtn nr favored Z
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local option while in Charleston, with a
license feature which he insisted was
not the case, and that Patterson's effort
by leading extracts was to place
bim in a false position as to what he
had said and his announced attitude on
the liqu >r question. Mr. Patterson repeated
and reiterated about Mr. Gary's
klleged straddle in Charles'oa. When
Mr. Gary's turn came to speak he im
mediately replied that he did not
"straddle," and that his position then,
&s dow, was piaiQ.
Mr. Patterson was sitting about five
feet behind where Mr. Gary was speakLDg
and got up and said: "Mr. Gary,
I want to explain something."
Mr. Gary turned squarely around and
said: "Now, Mr. Patterson, 1 want to
ask you plainly?i3 what I have said
about that Charleston matter true?"
Mr. Patterson said he would explain.
Mr. Gary replied there was no use to
explain, oat xasisieu. uu
whether what he had jast said about
the whole matter was true or net.
Mr. Patterson went on to say the
cndidates would not agree with Mr.
Gary, or something on that line. Patterson
said he dared him to prove his
statement by any of the candidates. .
Gary insisted on a direct reply as to
whether his statement about the Charleston
speech was true or not By this
time the two men were within arms
length, looking fiercely at each other
and no doubt looking for a blow.
Patterson said, yes, he denied as being
correct what Gary had said, if he.
could not explain. Garvthen said: "If
yon say my statement is not correct you
H2.v tthafc is not so."
The two men joined, Patterson struck
out and claims to have hit first. There
was cot asecond's difference in the passage
of blows. Patterson 9trackGary
an unhanded Jick under the left eye,
which cut the skin for half an inch
long. BLOOD
Gary hit Patterson on the month and
cut the lip arid struck him under the
eye, judging from the braise. It was
not a minute before half a dozen men
were around the two combatants, they
were up against each other clinched
and several blows were passed, but they
were pulled apart. Gary was taken toward
the front of the stand and Patterson
to the back. They said nothing
but were eager, and the watching crowds
pressed~up to the stand.
OJUie JfCiiCU iUi uuc i^auuiuuiv. t.u%?
some for another. Two policeman,
Sheriff McCravey, Senator Tiilman and
Chairman Smith moved for every one
to get back and sit down and get off the
stand. By this time the candidates
had mopped off their faces and wiped
the blood off, for blood flowed from
both of the r braises.
Ket a Tragic DeathFour
youog women of Philadelphia
met a tragic fate in the surf at Ocean
City Wednesday, and their hostess,
Mrs Mehann, of the same city, who
was bathing with them, was rescued by
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ii il'C ?U4l'U 1U au uuwuowivw uuauition.
I be drowned are: Elsie and
Virginia Lowe, aged IS and 20 years
respectively; daughters of Dr. Clement
Lowe; Jennie and Birdie Lonsdale,
ag*d 19 and 23 years respectively,
daughters o? Edwia Lonsdale. The
roup was in the water at the foot of 14th
street, where few persons enter the surf,
and did not understand the treachery
of the boisterous sea and heavy undertow
that was running on the strand.
They were in the water about 15 minutes
when two cf the girls got beyond
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tneir aepm. xne otaer two woai< 10
their aid and were swept out with the
current. Mrs. Mehanu endeavored to
render what assistance she could and
almost lost her own life in the attempt.
Lifeguard Lee and another gentleman
whose name was not ascertaiaed, saw
the struggling bathers and rushed out
with a life line. They brought Mrs.
Mahann into the shore unconscious
and jeturned for the other members of
the party, but they had in the meantime
disappeared. The rescuers, however,
succeeded in recovering the
Pirates Executed.
The acting viceroy of Canton, China,
it is reported is becoming more activc
and adopting a more vicious policy. It
is announced that he has ordered the
execution of 40 pirates. He says Li
Hung Chang is not returning to Canton,
where quiet prevails. The British
naval and military officials have taken
careful observations of the Canton and
the Bogue defenses. The Bogue forts
aro fiTnnrrifli trnnns anthA nara
I#AV v*v " ^" " *** "vvl"' ?v r
pets are lined up on the approach of
It Is a FallacyThe
Troy, N. Y., Press says "it is said
L'nat war makes money plentiful. Temporarily,
just as it does for a man who
owns a fine house and slaps a mortgage
on it. He can revel in the luxuries
for a season, but when the time to pay
it plus interest, rolls along?well,
that's difersnt. Fool is be who
imagines that the wanton and enormous
destruction of property and young men
tends to enricb the world. Reason repudiates
this frightful fallacy."
Of China, Whose Responsibility
is Proved
The Chinese Palavering to Christendom
While Using Shot,
Shell and Fire Against
the Christians.
Dr. George Ernest Morriaon, the Pekin
correspondent o! the London
r*^- ?- - k (*s\rv\ ri i portf
JLlXJUCOf lias UCC U. u^aiu uvui uiivvu*
The Times Wednesday morning prints
the following dispatch from him, dated
July 21:
"There has been a cessation of hostilities
here (Pekin) since J uly 18, but
for fear of treachery, there has been no
relaxation of vigliance. The Chinese
soldiers continue to strengthen the
barricades around the besieged area,
and also the batteries on top of the imperial
wall, but in the meantime they
have discontinued liring, probably because
they are short of ammunition.
"The main bodies of the imperial
soldiers have left Pekin in order to meet
the relief force. Supplies are beginning
to come in and the condition of
the besieged is improving. The
wounded are doiDg weil. Oar hospital
J ?Li- -_J isA
arrangements are auaurauie ?auu jlou
cases have passed through the hospital.
"The tsung Ii ya,cnea forwarded to
Sir Claude Macdonald, a copy of a dispatch
telegraphed by the emperor to
Queen Victoria, attributing all deeds
>of violence to bandits and requesting
her majesty's assistance to extricate
the Chinese government from its difficulties.
The queen's reply is not stated,
but the ('hinese minister at Washington
telegraphs that the United States
government would gladly assist the
Chinese authorities.
"This dispatch to the queen was sent
to the tsung li yamen by the grand
council on Joly 3, yet the day before
an imperial edict had been issued calling
on the Boxers to continue to render
loyal and patriotic services in exterminating
the Christians/ The edict
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aiso comxuanueu vioerujo <suu gw?cinors
to expel all missionaries from
China and to arrest all Christians and
compel them to renounce their faith.
Other decrees applauding the Boxers
speak approviagly of their burning out
and slaying converts. Their leaders
are stated in a decree to be princes and
ministers. On July 18 another decree
made a complete volte face due to the
victories of the foreign troops at Tien
Tsin. In this decree, for the first time,
and one month after the occurrence,
an allusion was made to the death of
Baron von Ketteler, t;he German minister,
which was attributed to the action
of local brigands, although there
is no doubt that it was premeditated,
and the assassination was committed
by ao imperial officer, as the survivor,
Herr Cordes, can testify.
'The force besieging the legation consists
of the imperial troops under G-en.
TuDg Lu and Gen. Tung Fuh Slang,
whose gallantry is applauded in imperial
decrees, although it has consisted
in bombarding for one month defenseless
women and children cooped up in
the legation compound, using shell,
sharpnel, round shot and expanding
bullets. The Chinese throughout, with
characteristic treachery, posted proclamation
assuring us of protectioa and
the same night they made a general attack
in the hope of surprising us.
"There is still no news of Pei Tang
uabucuiait J.I1& rr yuuuvu uuuawa
including the American surgeon, Lip
pitt, severely wounded, and Capt Myers,
who is doing well. Seven Americans
have been killed. All the ministers
ani members of the legations.and
their families are in good health. The
general health of the community is ex|
cellent, and we are awaiting relief."
After enumerating the casualties alI
ready reported and giving the total
; deaths, including American, as 56 Mr.
Morrison proceeds as follows:
"The Chinese undermined the French
legation, which is now a ruin but the
French minister, M. Pichon, was not
present, having fled for protection to
the British legation on the first days of
the siege. The greatest peril we suffered
during the siega was from fire, the
Chinee in their determination
to destroy the British legation,
burning the adjoining Han Lin
Yuen (national college) one of the
most sacred buildings in China, sacrificing
the unique library."
A cable dispatch to the Chicago Daily
News from Chefoo, July 31 via
Shanghai, A.ug. 1, says: "Dr. Robert
Coltman, Jr., the staS correspondent
of the Chicago Record in Pekin,
who bad not been heard from since
June 12, sends the following dispatch:
"Pekin, July 21.?Baron von Ketteler.
the'German minister, was murdered
by Chinese troops and his secretary
wounded June 20 th while on his way
to the tsung li-yamen The foreign
residents are besieged in the British
legation and have been under a daily
fire from artillery and rifles.
"The cowardice of the Chinese fortunately
prevented them from making
successful rushes. Our losses are 60
killed and 70 wounded. The Chinese
losses exceed 1,000. There has been
no word from the outside world. Food
is plentiful, such as it is, rics and horse
flesh. Yesterday und jr a flag of truce
a message wos sent by Yung Lu asking
if Sir Claude Macdonald, the British
minister, would consent to a truce. The
minister replied he was willing provided
the Chinese came no closer. The shell
firing then ceased and everything is now
"We hops that, having defeated the
Chinese, relief is nearing us. We are
all exhausted with constant standing
on guard, fighting, building barricades
and digging trenches botn nig tit ana
day. All the legations except the British
are utterly wrecked by shot and
shell. The Austrian, Italian, Belgian
and Holland buildings are burned to
the ground. The British legation is
also much shatterei. The United
States marines still hold a vital position
on the city wall commanding legations.
"After a brilliant sortie on the night
of July 3 Jopt. >ly*rs succeeded in
driving back the K^nsuh mounted
troops. DuriDg the fight Capt. Myeis
was slightiy wounded. Secretary
Squires of the United States legation
deserves the greatest credit for his services
throughout the siege. His miii
tary experience and enegy are invaluable.
Many flags and rifles were captured
by Capt. Myers. We fear that
treachery is possible when the defeated
Chinese troops enter the city. Meanwhile
we are living in intense anxiety
and hoping for early relief."
Would-be Assassin Unidentified He
Reerets His Failure. -
An attempt was made to assassinate
the Sha^i of Persia in Paris on Thursday
morning. He is in Paris on a vitit
to the great exposition, and was on his
way to the grounds. It was just a
quarter past 9 o'clock, when the carriage
of the shah emerged from the
court of the sovereign's palace which
was formerly the home of the American
dentist, Dr. Evans. Seated in the carriage
with the shah was his grand vizier,
while opposite him sat Gen., Parent.
The carriage turned to the left, towards
the Avenue Bois de Boulogne.
It had proceeded but a few yards when
a man dressed as a laborer sprang from
between two automobiles where he had
been hidden. He broke through the
line of policemen, overturning a bicycle
officer, and jumped upon the royal carriage
step, in ooe hand the man had
a cane which he raised as though to
strike bat this movement was only in
tended to hide the real purpose, for in
the other hand he "held a revolver.
The attempted assassination there
came to an end, for the grand vizier
struck the weapon from the man's hand
and at the same time officers caught
his arm from behind and over-powered
him. A crovd of 500 who witnessed
the'attemDted assasination made a rush
towards the would be murderer and
tried to attack him but there were many
police in the neighborhood acting as
gurards of the shah and these prevented
the mob from doing violence to the
The would-bc assassin declines absolutely
to give his name or nationality.
He speaks but little and that with a
southern accent. He is about 26 years
of age, has chestnut-colored hair, a
large moustache and blue gray eyes.
He was dressed in a blouse and wide
trousers, the usual clothes of carpenter.
In his pocket was found an ugly knife
and a handkerchief marked "128th
regiment infantry." When this was
3 - :j. :n
discovered ;ue man baiu: xuau wm
not aid you in your inquiriee concerning
my identity." Later in the day to
some officials of the household of* the
shah who tried to interrogate him the
prisoner said: "Your master will do well
to resign, otherwise we will kill him."
When the officials tried tointeirogate
the prisoner this afternoon he maintained
absolute silence.- Nothisg
would induce him to say a word. He
struggled desperately to avoid a picture
being taken, and had to be bound hand
and foot and his head held between the
An'rt nooiof
J&.UCCD \JL LUC D aooioiaun.
The prisoner expressed regret that he
did not succeed in killing the Shah.
When the knife was found on his person
an officer remarked: "You also had
a knife," to which the man replied:
"Yes, I took some precaution."
"Why did you attempt to assassinate
the shah?"' th^officer aaked.
"Because," was the reply, "it pleased
me. That does not concern you."
To all other questions the prisoner remained
Tc Indians "Who Served in the Confederate
Tuesday at FortMill, S. C., a monumont
was dedicated to the seventeen
Catawba Indians who served in the Seventeenth
South Carolina regiment, Confederate
State. Several of these braves
were killed in battle _iie widows of
three are pensioned by the State of
South Carolina.
The Catawba "nation" is a reservation
of 3,000 acres given the Indians
by the State. A great battle was
fought between Cherokees and Catawbas
in the seventeenth century and a
thousand braves fell on each side.
As one of the Indians said in his
speech Tuesday the Catawbaa have althe
whites in war and in
commerce. The Catawbas came from
Canada to South Carolina 300 years
ago, numbering ]2,000. Today they
number but 75.
The oration was made Tuesday by
Ben Harris, son of a Catwba Confederate
scout. Bill Harris, another ohief
of the ''nation," also spoke. The
monument was erected by Capt. Samuel
E. White and J. M. Pratt. In the
park in which the shaft is erected, is
another dedicated to the Confederate
soldiers. Still another, the first of its
kind, was erected to the memory of the
women ot tne uoareaeracy dy uapcam
White. He also had ereoted a handsome
memorial to his ex slaves, the
only instance of this kind in history.
The Indian monument is the crowning
work. It is 14 feet high and on the
dies are chiselled characteristic woodland
scenes. The top is surmounted
by the figure of an Indian, crouching
in the attitude of firing.
The Indian orators today spoke of
the kindly feeling between the races,
and predicted that the education of the
Indians is greatly aiding them. The
state give these Indians an annuity
for their sustenance and another for
Waited Too Long
A couple died in New Jersey who
had been engaged to be married 43
years. They were about to complete
arrangements for the happy event whan
the prospective bride was taken ill and
died. The shock was so great to her
life-long lo^er that he died in a few
Three Perish in the Lake.
Two men and a yonng woman were
drowned io Muskegon lake in Michigan
by the capsizing of a rowboat. Three
other occupants of the boat were saved.
This makes a total of nine persons
drowned in the vicinity in less than sis
Talked to ike Voters cf Several
Counties Last Week.
Th8 Candidates Make Pretty Much
the Same Oid Speeches
That They Started
The meeting at Spartanburg on Tuesday
of last week was quiet, orderly but
tiresome, except for some of the
The meeting was started by Col. Jas.
A. Hoyt, who, after speaking "of being
Spartanburg's neighbor, spoke of his
prinoiple for prohibition, and wanted it
understood absolutely a principle and
that was plain. He reiterated and ex
plained nis "coalition" plain, wnicn
was primarily to secure prohibition.
His position was feasible, right because
it was best to have a combination to
secure prohibition generally and theD
going te the people. This was necessary
because ef the minority of prohibitionists
in- the house. He gave the history
of the dispensary law. The State,
he cod eluded, was on 110 hieher plane
than the individual in selling liquor.
Col. Hoyt made a clean, clear cut prohibition
argument, explaining why, if
elected, his sympathies would be to enforce
the prohibitive features of the
dispensary, if it must stand. Several
little girls presented Col. Hoyt with
baskets of flowers.
whitman's second choice.
G. Walt Whitman did not change as
much as usual today, for he maices perhaps
the most varied speeches. He insisted
that the up-country should stick
to up-country candidates, and reminded
them that he was born in Spartanburg.
If they did not like him take
Col. Hoyt, but he was the main chance.
He was first humorous and then took
up the issues. The whole question, he
said, was whether it was light to take
or sell a drink. He drifted into a regular
theological [argument in defense
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oi me eaie ox uquur. no put m a ia\>
about the law not being enforced. If
the law is good it should be enforced.
No one but he had any plan of enforcing
the system. The first thing he ran
up on in York was a "blind tiger." It
was a farce to have liquor always the
issue. He wanted the ministers te
preach against drunkenness and not
against the dispensary or for prohibi?
't tlTL -i.
Hoc. At tne conclusion ox w mimau a
speech Senator Tillman arrived and was
received wit-i applause.
Mr. Frank B. Gary, anticipated Mr.
Patterson and defined and explained
his references to his pesition. He reiterated
that he stood for the dispensary,
favored counties voting and de
ciding between the dispensary and prohibition,
but was always opposed to
any license system. He touched up
the enforcement of the dispensary system.
Then he branched to the com
moil schools and explained how 45 per
cent, of the dispensary profits went to
the county and city each, and this
should not be forgotten. He spoke for
the common schools and colleges. He
was told this county's vote was fixed
to be delivered. Thi3 Jhe believed to
be, and pronounced a slander. This
was the time precedent will mark the
time for a change. He anticipated any
statement about brothers' being on the
bench, and with feeijng spoKe or nis
personal right to make this contest.
All be asked was fair treatment.A
Mr. A. Howard Patterson said, as a
political opponent, he had a right to
speak of G-ary's family in politics. Yesterday
Gary spoke of his being appointed
by his kinsman?Gov. Evans. He
owed the Garys nothing and they owed
him a great deal. He reiterated his
statements about the Gary brothers being
on the bench, and if Gary be elected
that would be $8,800 for the three
brothers. They ought to leave something
for their friends, and then spoke
of the concentration of power in one
family, although he would not charge
it would be improperly used. Then he
went over the Chariest*." incident as to
Gary's position on the liquor question.
Se took up the good features of the
dispensary, the non-enforcement of the
law and such other matters as he was
discussed heretofore. He attacked
promuiuuii aa ucmg UUUUA IUH w*. pviitics.
Patterson again rapped at Gonzales
as the enem7 of the people, and said he
would kill Hoyt. Of course he repeated
the alleged "tiger" record of Charleston
and Columbia. He warned the
people against eleventh hoar slanders
against him by the newspapers.
Gov. Mc3weeney thanked the audience
for its vote for him in two elections
and assured the voters he never had
forgotten the voters here, and one of
hi3two appointments was to appoint
Clarence Hopper, a factory boy, as a
page. He believed in giving the poor
boy a chance, for he knew what it wag
trt Hp r?nnr and strivine. He deolored
this constant irritation for the offices.
He believed the dispensary law was as
well enforced as ever before, and gave
figures as to the enforcement of the
lav. He explained the situation in
Charleston, and he would never go
around personally hunting up "tigers"
in Charleston or elsewhere. He outlined
his policy of enforcing the law
and how he sought to avoid friction.
Patterson insisted on knowing why McSweeney
had noi had fixtures seized in
Charleston, aiid after some parleying,
McSweeney said to Patterson: "You
have a nephew on the force in Charleston
and I'll find out from him for you."
Then he took up figures and said in
1899 there were 32 more cases than in
1898; 91 more cases than in 1897, and
213 more than in 1895, and for every
year except one, his record for 1899
showed the constables had made more
cases than ever before, and yet to get
the office it was incorrectly said he did
not enforce the law. No one complained
of his entire administration except as
to one thing, the dispensary enforcement.
He was doing his duty. The
trouble in Charleston was with the
grand juries and not with him.
Col. JohnT. Sloan spoke of the early
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from this county. He gave his political
record and services. He reiterated
his views for local option and educa
Cole L. Blease also clearly defined
his known position for the dispensary,
for more money for common schools
and white men's taxes for white schools
Jas. H. Tillman joked about some
other candidates. He commented that
he was the only candidate invited to
speak to veterans. He spoke of being
a member of the Presbyterian church,
but did not want it dragged into poli
tics and the pulpit made a political
platform. He advocated the dispensary.
His worse mistake was to oppose
Gonziles going to China in a consular
Knox Livingston thought it a good
plan to send Jim Tillman to China or
the Philippines, as he thought that a
better field than the one Tillman
wanted. He reiterated his prohibition
platform and was hanging on no man's
coat tail, and believed in individuality.
C. L. Winkler simply wanted the
best man selected for the office. He
advocated the dispensary unqualifiedly.
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in the common schools. There is something
higher to him than mere money,
and that was why he was running for
the seoond place.
. Gen. G. Dnncan Bellinger said he
oame here simply to thank Spartanburg
for its splendid vote for him and
to show his appreciation he would not
talk long. He was sorry Mr.. Moore
was not here and all his complaint was
he did not convict Neil or mix up in
Charleston matters to swear out indictments.
It was only a reoent thing
that Mr. Moore became a lawyer and
he seems to be running for personal
considerations. He complimented his
assistant, Mr. Ganter, very highly for
his work and repeated the high tribute
paid Mr. Ganter by Chief Justice McI?er.
Mr. Moore is a worthy young
man and deserving, but he had never
had a case in the courts.
Dr. Timmerman and Capt. Jennings
gave tfieir respsctive claims on personal
and political grounds to eleot them
treasurer. They disouss no issues.
Mr. N. W. Brooker, for comptroller
general, explained how he checked up
tax accounts and he saved the State
money. He had been choked off by
Derham. He aid not charge any rottenness
or stealing, but irregularities,
fie hammered away at Mr. Derham's
family living in Horry and his not attending
to duties. If elected he would
stay there and iastitute' reforms. ' He
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gave his and Derham could give his
record and antecedents. He was thrown
on the legislative ticket in Edgefield
when a boy, but was afterwards put on
the penitentiary board.
Mr. Derham said his opponent need
not speak of flings.* He replied only
with facts. He cannot fight with facts,
but like a hyena hunted up his father's
grave. As treasurer of Horry his
father was honest and businesslike. As
for himself he had been a lifelong
Democrat. He has been honored by
his people since 1886. The confidence
of his people was his complete defense.
As to his absence from the office Mr.
Brooker could not tell where he was.
He had better attend to his work.
Ellison Capers Jr. wanted it understood
that lie was not attacking McMaban,
only his conception of his duty.
He went over his customary views.
Mr. McMaban explained why he had
done the things complained of. He
tried to lead and not wait for universal
approval before taking a step. He felt
he had the friendship and best wishes
of the teachers of the State. He
worked for educational results and not
votes. ?He would always stand for public
progress and the advancement of
the teachers and people and he was
not constantly figuring on making
votes. He explained how he expended
the public funds for summer schools.
Mr. J. E. Pettigrew simply gave his
personal qualifications and if his merits
would cot elect him-he did not want to
be elected on the demerits of others.
Mr. W. D. May field took up rates
and argued for cheaper local rates.
W. D. Evans joked awhile. He said
there was no use for local papers to
complain of the rates to Spartanburg
from Knoxville, as it was not a matter
for the state board. The railroad assessment
now was $27,840,583, an increase
in valuation of $3,900,421 since
Iia baa been 011 the board. The rail
road commissioners have not upheld
the 25 cents excess on fares. He outlined
what had been done.
J. H. Wharton took up discrimination,
rates and demurrage, and gave his
Barnard B. Evans started to speak
and the platform caved in but he
mounted a table and went right on talking.
He said that W. D. EvaDS reversed
the brick rate from Campobello.
The commissioners were never seen here
except when going on frolics in Pallmans
and with good liquor. Spartanburg,
he urged, was discriminated
against. He would reduce rates or
know the reason, or not serve with the
men who would not work with him.
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spent a third of the cost of lumber on
freight. The commission now admits
that it cannot or will not enforce the
law as to excess fares. W. D. Evans's
statement that taxes had been increased
on the railroads was saying tbat which
is not so. Assessments were reduccd
and not increased. God forgive the
people for putting such men on the
board. He asked that the wrong be
blotted out and that lie be elected.
Thos. N. Berry said he could uot
overturn the board if elected but was a
business man and ran as such.
Chairman Stanyarne Wilson presented
Senator Tillman for whom the crowd
waited so loDg. Senator Tillman said
the audience had listended for five long
hours and was no doubt weary. The
crowd assured him it remained to hear
him. He reiterated why he was in-the
race and speaking. He was present under
the orders of the state committee
and because he belonged here. He explained
why he talked on State issues.
He was here because if he did not come,
after his administration had been ,
attacked, be-would consider himself a
coward. He related why he used his
influence to get the dispensary and how
useless to him was political machine
ftftor Tip liaH flip r>f>nnl#> hfthind him.
What batter machine does he need now
than the people. Even Gonzales is
now for him. He had no interest in
the dispensary except to see it perfected.
He outlined the defenses of the dis
pensary and urged that it was only in
the abuse of the liquor that the wrong
came. He did not endorse getting
drunk but saw no evil in drinking liquor.
He reiterated his unholy alliance
statement. Your great bishop so far ,
forgets his dignity as to say I lied. Is J
that becoming in a great leader of ;
Christians? I am not goiDg to emulate !
him. I believe the people will know
what is true. Then he took up the 1
other ministers and said it was the 1
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trutn tnat nurcs xne irutn is mere is
only a dispensary and an anti-dispen- '
sary element. He does not believe the 1
ministers realized what bad company
tbey keep with the barkeepers but
now that they saw the bad company they i
feel badlyj but he .told the truth about i
the "alliance." He did not mean there
was any conference or agreement but ;
the barkeepers and ministers were for :
the same thing. A rain then came up
and Tillman cut his speech but impressed
upon the voters to stand by the
dispensary in legislative candidate and.
swear them and as between the gubernatorial
candidates he wanted all to
vote on principle and not for personal
reasons. He then took a hand primary
and as was to be expected pretty much
all who voted sent up their hands for
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Democracy appeared a little shakey up
here when it could not afford to put up
a platform that would stand.
August Kohn.
He Will Send So More Messages to
Foreign Ministers.
The state department makes public
the following telegram received Friday
from the consul general at Shanghai.
Shanghai, Aug. 3.
Secretary of State, Washington.
Americans left Chunking yesterday.
Li told French consul today no messages
will be delivered to ministers
because of foreigners advancing
on Pekin. Two pro-foreign memhers
of fha tsnnc-li-vamen beheaded
27th for urging preservation of ministers
by Li Ping Hong, now commanding
troops in Pekin. He ordered Pao
Ting messacre. Goodnow.
Consul General Goodnow also cabled
Secretary Hay that he delivered to Li
Hung Chang the secretary's answer to <
the former suggestion that the attack
on Pekin. be deferred in consideration
of opening free communication with, the
foreign ministers. Li Hung Chang ;
made no positive comment upon the ;
answer but immediately began to advance
suggestions looking to further
negotiations on the same point.
Li's answer is not final and leaves the
matter open diplomatically. Bat Li's <
actions are reported by Consul General i
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and will amount to a final rejection of
the American proposition if persisted
The navy department Friday morning (
recived the following cablegram from .
Admiral Remey: ,
Taku, Aug. 2.
Bureau Navigation, Washington:
Chafiee reports that 800 Japanese :
scouting towards Petang lost three men
killed, 25 wounded. Enemy in trenches
and loopholed houses. Remey.
The counsul at Chefoo sent the following
Chefoo,'Aug. 2.
Secretary State, Washington:
Just received telegram from governor
of Shan Tung requesting me to trans
mit to you the following: Have just
received telegram, dated July 30 th,
tsung li yamen, stating various ministers,
the German legation - and others
(foreigners) all well; not in distress.
Provisions were repeatedly sent. Relations
most friendly. Now conferring
as to propper measures to protect various
ministers to Tien Tsin for temporary
shelter, which conference will
soon be ended, (Signed). Yuan, Go?,
ernor. Fowler.
Drummers for BryanThe
Columbia Record says "the commercial
travelers, commonly know as
plain drummers, are arranging Bryan
clubs throughout the country. Under
the Hanna-McKinley administration
trusts have flourished like a green bay
tree, but many of the drummers have
been thrown out of employment, and
some of those who still retain their
jobs hold them at reduced salaries. The
commercial men are not especially
struck on the 16 to 1 doctrine, but they
do heartily endorse the anti-trust plank
of the Democratic party. A number
of drummers at hotel Jerome were discussing
the situation today and all of
them were naturally Republicans, but
without exception they said they in
tended to work and vote for tfryan.
The influence of these men when
united is great and while a majority of
them supported McKinley in the last
election, comparatively few will do so
this time.
Yellow Fever in Florida.
Dr. J. Y. Porter, Florida state health
nffiflor TAppivpd Thnrsdav from Dr.
Weedon, medical representative of tiie
board at Tampa, a message announcing
two cases of yellow fever in that city,
and saying that he believed the infection
to be general. Dr. Porter at once
wired Weedon to ptac? quarantine restrictions
on all travel to and from
Tampa until hia arrival 'there. Br.
Porter also wired his secretary in Jacksonville,
to notify state health officers
of the south gulf coast and all railroad
agents between Jacksonville and Tampa.
It is believed that the disesse can
be kept confined to Tampa through the
energetic action of the state board of
Automatic Couplers.
The law passed some time ago at the
instance of the interstate commerce commission,
compelling railroads to equip
their cars with automatic car couplers,
went into effect Wednesday. It was
to have gone into effect sometime since,
but the railroads asked more time in
which to complete the immense amount
of work involved.
We Are Only One Step from War
With China.
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Until China Put* Ministers In r
Safety and Free Commu- .
nications With Their
The state department has made pub
lie the correspondence between Li
Hang Chang and the state department
regarding the abandonment of the campaign
on Pekin. The following telegram
sent to the United States embassies
in Berlin, London, Paris, Rome
and St. Petersburg and to the United
States minister, Tokio:
State Department, Washington, Aug.
In reply to a suggestion of Li Hong
Chang that the ministers might be
i i # cm m? m -
sent unaer saie escort to xaen xgm provided
the powers would engage not to
march, on Pekin. the secretary of state,
replied on the 30 th of July: ; -M
"This government will not enter into
any arrangement regarding disposition
or treatment of legations without
first having free communication with
Minister Conger. Responsibility for
their protection rests upon Chinese
government. Power to deliver at Tien
Tsin presupposes power to pretest and
to open communication. This is in- .
sisted on."
This message was delivered to Vioe- r . ^ ^
roy Li by Mr. Goodnow on ihe 31s *
Viceroy Li then enquired whether 4'if
communication were established .between
ministers and their governments
it could be arranged that the powers
should not advance on Pekin pending
To this inquiry the following reply
was sent on the 1st of August:
"Goodnow, Consul General, Shanghai:
"I do not think it expedient to submit
the proposition of Eiri Li to the
other powers. Free communication
with our representatives in Pekm is demanded
as a matter of absolute right 9
and not as a favor.. Since the Chinese .-j
government admits tnat it possesses
the power to give co muni cation, it puts
itself in an unfriendly attitude bj denying
it- No negotiations seem advisable
until the Chinese government shall
have put the diplomatie representatives
of the powers in'full and free communication
with their respective governments
and removed all danger to lives
and liberty. We would urge Earl Li
earnestly to advise the imperial authorities
of China to place themselves
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in menaiy communication .ami cooperation
with the relief expedition. They
are assuming a heavy responsibility in
acting otherwise. Hay."
You will communicate this information
to the minister of foreign affairs.
Secretary Hay's reply to JA Hung
Chang has closed the negotiations with
China unless the old viceroy is able to
secure the full acceptance of our terms
relative to the foreign ministers and
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Log to a relaxation of the preparations
for the advance on Pekin have gone
out from Washington, for, as the situation
is described by one of the leading M
officials here "there will be no bargaining
on our part in advance of the eoncession
by the Chinese authorities to
full and free communication with the
foreign ministers." There is, moreover,
a note ominously close -to actual
war in Secretary Hay's declaration
that the conduct of'the Chinese government
is "unfriendly." That find of
language is extreme in diplomaey, and
it is only a narrow step between it and
formal war. ??23|
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J. uc iiu^c?iuu pic ratio uui? ?i?
Chinese government, if it is not absolutely
bereft of power to act in defiance
of the Boxers, will aeoept oar (eras
and some such action is looked for
very soon. Possibly a battle, not more
it is believed, than one at most, will
be required kto bring the imperial gov*
erament to the point of acceptanee.
He Settled It. The
Washington Post says Monday
night a negro walked into the Chinese
laundry, corner of Court and South * . .
streets, and said he wanted his laundry,
but that he had lost his tieket. The
Chinaman said he had no launety for
him. Loud words followed. A white
man who was there at the time tried to
quiet matters by suggesting that the
asrkey bet $1 that he did have hir
laundry. The Chinaman was willing to
undo his bundles if the money was pat
up. The negro said he did not have a . ' >
dollar. The white man suggested that
the negro put his watch against a dollar.
This the negro agreed to do. The
white man held- both the wateh and the
money. The Chinaman commenced to
undo the bundles, and the white man
walked off with Doth the dollar and
1 "
Carried Hit CoffinWhen
Li Hong Chang started oat on
his trip around the world several years
ago, he took a coffin with him to goard
against contingencies. When he
reached Marseilles he concluded it was
a useless piece of baggage and left it
there. It was recentlv Dut no at an?- > :
tion, as a pieca of unclaimed property,
but as no one was particularly
anxious to get into Li's coffin there
was no bid.
A Great Eifle.
A rifle which it is said will make the
Mauser look like an old flint-lock musket
has been invented by a Cleveland
? --- * " - ' .'is
doctor, it will shoot YW suets a minute.
A company is being organized in
New York to manufacture them, and
its treasurer is Mr. Flint. When
loaded and the trigger is pulled it goes
on shooting until its 700 shots are discharged,
unless the soldier puts on
Some Ohio Boxers.
A dispatch from Mansfield, Ohio,
says a mob stormed a residenoe where
Zionists elders were holding a meeting,
and captured the elders. Two of this
men promised to leave the city and were
released. Two others refused to made
such a promise, and the mob, after
stripping them of their clothes, painted
their bodies with ultra-marine and pa
raded them through the streets.
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