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. %y ^ . ' : p tfSc" . v The i'ress and Banner. BY"HUGH WI LSI )N. " 4itiii:vii.n:, !??. </. rolJTKS (iKlTIXIi WARM. JUDGE EARLE ANU GOV. LVAN.S HAVE A LIVELY WAR OF WORDS. ar Ttie Most KxcIIIijk Meeting I |> (?> I>ate. Flat CoutrH?llotIouh and Klug^r-Slntklug;. ? mu.,4 ..lin r. I Oovemor r. ?hii? 3iiy? uini vm. .......... Hmikell l.letl. Chesterfield, July 21. ?'The cam paign meeting here today was a stormy one. The sensational feature was the colloquy between Judge Earle and Governor Evans- Debates can scarce ly continue iu the strain of today without there being trouble between these men. There are limits which must be reached even iu these da.ys of inHpfiencv uoon the stump. There were contradictious Hit. JudgeEirle declared Evans bad condemned nim self by bii own statement in the bond case. In his talk about Detective New bold^ there were soiue remarks which mightC(iSisn(tSii-iO-JUeau al " ~ * Itiosi anyThiug you pleased from <,oiiee" to pistols. After several other caudidates had aired themselves the Senatorial aspi rants were heard from. GOV. EVANS SPEAKS Governor Evans was the first Senatorial candidate. He said that the peo pie's interests were at stake iu this great financial fight, and their hopes would be realized uuless some mistake was made. In reply to an attack by Mr. Whitman on him about the Atlanta Exposition matter, he explained that at'the solicitation of many people in the State he had borrowed the necessary money and the Legislature and the people had endorsed that action. So far as Mr. Tompkin's statement is concerned, be is right. We adjusted our differences and there is none now between us. When I heard he was aggrieved I went to see him Wede vised a plan but the Legislature, in its wisdom, adopted another, and we of course bowed. He cannot be responsible for newspaper statements and there is no difference between us. The Dispensary law is now out of the hands of State House otiicials, and has been put in the hands of an independent board. It has been taken out of poli tics and no man can use it for political aggrandizement. Governor Evans then dropped State issues and went into a discu^ion of the monetary problem, showing that years back the Alliance had formulat ed demands for free coinage and an in come tax . Where was Judge Eirle then? He stood with his sword lighting1 these principles for which we were striving. When I was fighting: for re form he was fighting the Shell mani* festo, saying it was untrue from end to end. It was easy enough to say I am with you now, because the Democratic convention had adopted our demands and they had to be with us. The reason why we put Judge Eirle on the bench was because he had said Tillman was all right. Hasn't he been jiaid well enough? (Cheers.) Judge Earle: "Where were you in 1895 at the campaign meeting at Aiken?" Gov. Evans: "I was right where I am now." (Cheers.) Judge Earle: "You didn't act that way; you yourself have been hanging on doiq siues. Gov. Evans: "Well, then you set me a bad example, if I was in the same boat with vou. Why, John Haskell accused the Evans boys of howling down old Wade Hampton when he knew it was a lie. (Cheers.) He said that he did not believe the people would lay aside an old leader for anew one. Judge Eirle sitting on the bench could not leurn the peo pie's needs like he and others who went among them. The J udge would be too dignified to wield old Ben's pitchfork in the Senate." (fnughter ) Referring to Senator Harrison's statement that the appointment of a few constables wou'd endanger the liberties of the people, he said that was all bosh. A few little constables could not take away the rights of the people. He denied that taxgs had been increased More monev had been col lected, but it came from railroads, banks, factories and other property that had ttcaped taxation, but horses and mules and other property of the farmers had not been increased. (Cheers.) He warned the people that the fight had not been won and he urged them all to register and vote. Referring to ttie bond matter he asked whether any man wanted to near it, he having published his explanation in every paper and made it in nearly every county he had been in. Two or three asked for the explanation and although the Governor's time was out he proceeded to give his explanation anew. "Judge Eirle- "How much are you to get?" Governor E?ans: "It has never been determined how much I am to get." Judge Earle: "Did you not tell Philip Gadsden o^ Charleston that you would get $12,000 to$lf>,000?" Governor Evans: "If Phil Gadsden says I told him any such tiling he lies in his throat." Continuing, he exclaimed: "For God's sake give me credit for some political foresight. The idea of me telling Phil Gadsden, my political and personal enemy, that I was corrupt." (Cheers.; Judge Earle, Governor Evaus continued, should answer the questions put to him by Mr. Kollock, who printed theu> in his paper over his own name. Judge Earle: 'I will answer any question. I aui not ashamed of any of my actions." Governor Evans: "I don't believe you are. You are not ashamed of having been an anti or bavin*; fought Tillman, but I believe he is ashamed to ask you to turn me out." (Uheer.s., JUIHJK KAKLK NEXT. Judge Eirle followed Governor Evans. He was not cheered when he appeared, but his remarks received close attention. He said: Yen have liofonfl/l Jn <1 rdmork'ihlft Vmr-infriiA f lu">-uvu - ? D? don't suppose any Governor of this State or any other ,State ever made such a harangue. All he can say is . Jjie-ulan who couies after him ran against Ben Tilltnan. la ail tny campaign against him 1 did not hear such little, mean and contemptible lliugs against the opposing candidate. Governor Evans: ''What were they ? What did I say?" Judge Earle: "I mean exactly what I say.1' He then repeated the statement just >; " made. Judge Karlfi then went on to tell whv he ran in lS'.IO. He had conduced hlsollice of Attorney General satisfactorily, lie won more cases for the State Qjan any other Attorney General and Tillman had said that he would hn>'e been glad to have him (,)'idj/e on his ticket. (J ?vennr K?ans: "If your otliee was cleared and was :tll right why uiu'ut you run on?" Judge Eirle: "Bccause it had got iuto the minds of the people that some thing was wrong, just as it has got out about you, aud if you, sir, make it as clear as 1 made it you should be well satisfied." Governor Evans: "I am " Judge Eirle, continuing, said this young gentleman, the Governor of the I State, said at Manning he was going to rip me up the back. The Aiken gamecock. Such courage as that is too common. We eat game chickens for breakfast every morning in Green ville. (Laughter) Let him teil the people he is clear without mating insinuations." Governor Evans: "I have " .fudge Eirle: "I say here that B. R. Tillman would never have, taken a fee if he had'known wheu Governor lli.il Jiao o r,vaus nuiuiuuicu uuiuu >.uwi. ??.. partner." Governor Kv~an^ ,* *"-'f11 '? wasTioT his partner ami you kiio* I didn't sa.v so." Judge Eirle: "I am talking your ritou words. Well, if you expected to be his partner." Governor Evans: ' I have said I wxs not his partner. Don't put words iuto my mouth." Judge Earle: "14 ha had known you would co operate wtth Rhind in getting the commissions he never would have appointed him." Governor Evans again got up and said with a great deal of warmth: "I never cooperated with him and yoj know I said no such thing." Judge Eirle was close to Governor Evans and both were gesticulating like Frenchmen. Judge Earle: "You said you were goiug to get a fee or commission." Governor Evans: ' You know I said 1 was going to get a ff? as attorney." Judge Eirle: "I just take your own statement. What is the difference betweeu fees and commissions? You have in an unbecoming manner referred to me and by your o*n words I convict you. if you in the Senate of the State took part in the passage of the bill and subsequently went to Gov ernor Tillman ana nominaUd Rhind, a man of no national reputation " Governor Evans: ' l was not his attorney then. I've told you that al ready." Judge E irle (continuint): ' If your r^lntinn was such as to make him ap point you as his.attorney iu that trans action Tillman never would have appointed lthind. VVliy did lihiud apapoint him (turning to the people; his attorney? Wa3 he selected for his towering ability? There were distinguished lawyers in Baltimore. Was it because he was so much superior to them? Detective Newbold was sitting on the stand, and turning to him, Judge Earle said that wherever Governor Erans goes this man, who carries a pistol, is along to protect the gallant gentleman. Governor Evans: "That's uot so and you know it. I don't uoed any man to defend me." A voice: "He don't need any here." At this point the debate was suddenly interrupted by one end of the stand falling by reason of the cro wd standing on the railing. Several were thrown to the ground but fortunately no one was hurt. After the commotion had subsided Judge Eirle continued and referred to the questions asked Governor E/ans at Lancaster and turning to Col. Tompkins he asked: "Now, I ask if you had agraed with Governor E /aus upon any line of policy and that no meetings were necessary ?" Col. Tompkins: "iNo. VYe iliu uoi agree on anything." Governor Evans (to' -oh Tompkins): "Didn't you tell me that you would stand by tny back iu cirrying out Tillman's Dispensary policy ?" Colonel Tompkins: "I don't remember ever saying any suci thin^." (Cheers for Earle).. Judge Eirle went ou to say that there was a disagreement. Governor Evans says one thing and Mr. Tompkins says another. Governor Evans. . "Has the State suffered? Have you any charges against the management of the Dispensary?" Juge Eirle: ,;I merely wanted to find out whether you were correct. Hb says there was no understanding between members of the board. I wanted to know this, for I miy want to use it in the future." Governor Evans said that he could not help whether Colonel Tompkin9 remembered or not, but he did say what he says he said to him Judge Earle then went into a discussion of national issues and the re uiaiiiucr ui ilia wno vyiiuwui special incident. The Judge was given some applause and cheering, especially by the ladies present. Mr. Duncan came last, and just as he began speaking rain begin to fall and the crowd started to leave, but a considerable number rem lined, and Mr. Duncan said that Governor Eyans could clear himself of the bond business by a word from RtiinJ, and thus ensure his election, but he would not speak. Implying to the Governor's statement tnal the Lioard of Control was in accord with him, Mr. Duncan said that Governor Evans kaewthit the Koartl was opposed to the establishment of live Dispensaries iu Columbia, they oppcslfed establishment of another in Spartanburg and allowing breweries to peddle b.ier ou the streets oi cuies ana miowuiff pimcuiur ure weries to have exclude privileges. The Governor wliines, be naiil, when Judge Kirlebrought up I'hil Gadsdeu on him because ue is an anti, but he would bring up a Reformer against the Governor. lie then readhirry Gantt's statement as published in The Register to prove toal Governor ft vans had begged like a boy about how much he was going to get. Mr. J)ancau attacked Governor E/ans on his usual lines, but before he had completed his remarks a heavy rain .storm came up and the meeting dissolved immediately. Register. Crunlied in u liiilldluic. (Jui<.'Ado, July 2.J.?By the falling of a portion of the interior dome oi the old postotlice building one workman was instantly killed and another so badly injured that his life Is despaired of. The dead man is Nicholas Simtb, and Klmer Stringer was terribly crushed by the tangled mass of iron j and stone. * 1 A POLITICAL SENSATION. GOV. EVANS READS A LETTER FROM SENATOR TILLMAN. Lively Day Among the St-uatorial Aspi. rautM at the lililhpluce of tlio Reform Parly-Most of tlie Tluie Cou?limed Ijy Tliniu. Bennkitsvills, 9. 0., July V.. There was about 450 people present at the campaign meeting here today. The usual formality of opening the meeting with prayer was dispensed with and County Chairman, W. D. Evans, introduced Judge Earle as the first of the Senatorial candidates. He started ort' in the discussion of State issues by stating that the only objection either of his opponents could bi-iotf against him was that he opposed Tillman in 1890. A.nothf-r objection is that I had not entered the race at the start The Governor objects because, he sava, I ought to be satisfied with the office of Judge, but why shouldn't he be satisfied with hiapres eat position ( Why is he a candidate? Simply because he wants the office. I want it, aad 1 feel that i am compe lent to iill the duties of the positioa. tie referred to Ms .figbl. against Tillman in 1890, buv-'tiSrid that he had always said that Tillman was honestHe was not tainted with bond deals and commissions like others. The remainder of his speech was devoted to a discussion of financial matters. MR. DUNCAN NEXT. Mr. Duncan disflfssed national politics as a startfr but very soon got down to State issues. As to one of his competitors, the campaiga could be made in a decent and gentlemanly manner; as to the other he would leave his exhibition to the people to say whether it was becoming to a Governor of South Carolina. He believed that if Judge Earle had not come into the race Governor Evans would have been run off the stump; he would not have made the canvass. Jud^e Eirle's candidacy could not possibly mean his election. %J UUgc uai 10 \iuu x i u|?uug/ ? ??*? | would be a pity." (Laughter.) Mr. Duncan, in cjutinuing, referred to Judf i Karle as an old man, and be latter jocularly atked Mr. Duncan to say anything about him except call him old. Mr. Duncau said he would let tbeJudgt's gray hairs speak for themselves. Mr. A. B. Elennegan (from the audience): 'That don't make any difference. DeLesseps, who built the Panama Canal, had a baby at 80 years old." The whole crowd was convulsed with laughter at this sally. Mr. Duncan in the cjursa of his speech said that Mr. Barber would explain about the drawing up of the present Dispensary law. Mr. Barber said he would explain or answer any questions provided it came out of Mr. Duncan's time. Mr. Duncan: "Was an outline of a bill agreed upon before hand?" Mr. Barber: "The first bill was drawn by Mr. Johnson of Fairfield. Governor Evans handed it to me. lie and Senator Efird had taken a groat deal of interest in it, and they met in my office for the purposiof drafting a bill, the principal thing discussed being the system of bookkeeping. There was an understanding about the Baard of Control, but for the life of me I can't remember the details. Neither does Senator Efird remember. Liter Governor Evans saw Colonel Tompkins, who objected to the bill, and after that at* Governor Evan's direction the present bill was drawn up by me." Mr. Duncan then referred to the Manning Times' article, stating that he had bought 10,000 acres of laad about Columbia- I did buy some little land about Columbia, but the prica of land there is $300 par acre. The insinuation is thit 1 bought with whiskey rebates That means that I got $3,000,000. If that is so, what sort of a watcher of the State's interest is he? Mr. Duncan attacked Governor Evans for making diametrically op pasite statements and concluded bj> referring to two oE?his brothers hold lUg U ill GO, uuc appuiubcu uy uuyoiuui Tillman and the other appointed by Mr Duncan himself. UOVERNOR EVANS CL03K^ Governor Evans started off by referring to the fact that the first tocsin of*i Reform was sounded in the court house in this place. He said that he did not care to be fumigating a skunk at every meeting, but ne liked to answer an honorable man in an honorable way. Wnen Judge Earle firit entered tbe campaign, ne nad said he was glad to welcome him as an honorable loe. but he too had resorted to insinuations by asking him questions which were calculated to put nim in a false light. Judge Earle aaose, and advancing towards Governor Evans, said' "Who started ihat warfare? It was you yesterday who made statements in the presence of ladies that no Governor of douth Carolina should use. (Hurrahs for Earle and Evans.) I want you to understand here and now that I will not submit to such language." * Governor Evans: "You can't bluff me. I will say to you or anybody else wnatever i wane. Judge Eirle: "'Don't you dare make the statements that you made yester day." Govern >r Evan3- "I'll miki auy atatemiuts I pltuse be ore my people." Governor Evans coutinuad and said that Jud^e Eirle had chargeJ that ha had cancellel inauruacein A.ndcvsoj and given it to his brother. Judge Eirle siid that he had l>;eu so informed and asked Govern >r Ev uns the specific queslio 1 whether be denied it. Governor Evans: '"Moat cevtaiuly I do." Judge Earle: 'Then the proof will be forthcoming." * Governor Evans went ou to say tbat the insinuation madj three meet ings ago and yet no proof hal been adduced. He theu rea'i a letter from 1<\ M. Mixson to Attorney GeneraU Uarber sitting that in 18U5 he u!o xe was responsible for all insurance placed on dispensaries in 1895; that Governor Evans knew nothing about it and that'the letter was written without Governor Evans' knowledge. Judge Earle: "Don't you couutersigu all checks and didn't you know that it was at a higher rate?' "Cheers for Earle and counter cheers for Evans.) Governor Evans went on to say that he had signed thousand of dollars worlh of checks never kaow.iug what they were for. Judge Earle asked whether he di 1 not know that the dispensary funds were kept separate. Governor Evans said that 9uch sums were not kept separate, and Judge i Earle retorted that as chairman of tli? board he must of necessity know that ] they were and must know that the ' premiums were higher 1 Finally Governor Evans said: "Sit 1 flown, Judge. I'll say what I want, j No one is scared of you.1' Judge Earle: "Say what you please, J but say nothing about me at your per- ( il. Don't you dare make use of such , language as yesterday." t Governor Evans: "I'll say what I l please. You started these insinuations t about me giving my brother iusur- ? ance, while as a matter of fact 1 had it < given to Seibels." - i Judge Earle again repeated that he had received the information intimat ed in his question and that the proof 8 be forthcoming. Governor Evans said j he had denied the statement and did | so now again. Governor Evan? then took up Ihe , Manning Times editorial and said that r the latter had talked about a $1.0,000 ' purchase instead of a purchase of 10,000 acres. He had had nothing to do with the editorial and made no insinuations about any body getting rebates. ' He would say nothing about anything 1 like that so longas no money had been stolen from the State and he could not be caught up with. Speaking of the uispeusury uni, uuveruur j'jvaua sum that Mr. Duncan's father in-law had 1 got 'mad -about it aud the Uw was changed. Mr. Duncan: "Listen, men, IVe gotten him to deny at leail ou? insinuation." Governor Eyana: "Sit down, John , ny." t Mr. Duncan asked to be allowed . another interruption which was not permitted. Governor E?ans next refetred to the fact that for the first time since the j campaign opened Mr. Duncan had faileffto brintr in Tillman and praise him to the slty. There is a reason for it and I'll show you presently why he failed to say that Tillman said he wa9 hands off in the fight. Speaking at 1 Judge Eirle, he said: "He says he j (Tillman) would not have couuteuao ced me being attorney for Rhind." Judge Eirle: "And 1 say so still." . Governor Evans: "All right, I'll r\ mhot 4 fT a nau R in' huj Ia u-i tt Ira? tv it<4b LXt/uuaii x.* at nui n*# ? about it." (Cheers.) Judge Eirle continued: "I still say that Tillman would not sanction a co partnership between you and Rhind." Governor Evans (with emphasis): "Now you know, sir, I was no cop:irtuer." Judge Eirle: '"You took a fee; you admit that; and 1 say if you took a fee and shared in the profits you were a copartner." Governor E/ans retorted: "If that's all you know about law you had better resign." Governor Evans reached in his pocket aud pulled out a letter which i he said had beeu written to Mr. Dun- a can in reference to the commission I charges. As the sequel proved it was ] a great boost for the Governor's Sena- t tonal aspirations. lie said he wanted t to read it so that the people could see I what "Honest Ben" had to say about 1 the matter. t L~ 1 1 1 T.til/wA - Doiuro Lie UitU UIU1IIICI1UCU UUUgD Eirle remarked: "A.ud be will not say that he knew you got a fee as a copartner of Rhind." * Governor Eyans: ''Sit down sonny. Neither of us shall speak for Tillman. He will speik for himself." The Governor proceeded to say that the letter was in reply to one written to Tillman by Duncan, but the latter would never read it to the people. lie then read the letter which is as follows: Trejjton, S. C , July 20, 18%. To Hon. Jno. T. Duncan, Columbia, S. C. My Dear Sir: Your letter of July 5th, addressed to me at Chicago, reached me in the midst of the hurly burly attending the national convention, and, of course, there was neither time nor inclination to answer it. 1 reached home on the 14th, but had not recovered from-the fatigue and exritemenL before the shocking tragedy occurred which enatched from me my first born. 1 mention these things by way of explanation of the delay in reply to your letter. Frankly, I must say that 1 am sorry you wrote any le'ter, for as I am dragged reluctantly into this matter, I must speafc with my usual bluntness. 4 have always regarded you as my personal and political friend and u.3 u guou uuu true rveiurmer, auu iui jjci sonal reasons I would be glad to help you iD any way. You have a perfect right to aspire to any office ia the gift of the people and to use all honest and honorable efforts to secure votes. I must say, however, that you have no right to make use of the private conversation which you had with me in a manner calculated to deceive the public. There was nothing in the nature of a consultation" about it. You did not breathe a word or intimate your purpose of becoming a candidate, and the tenor of our entire talk was, as you know, one of malignant criticism on your part of Governor Evans, while I defend him or asked for proofs of your accusations. I did tell you that I expected to take no part in the election of Senator because I believe the people of South Carolina to be competent to judge for themselves and that I have no right in anywise to attempt to die- J) tate their decision. You did me a wrong, t when, as you are reported to have said in i one ot your recent speeches, you claimed I j could "make whom I pleased Senator." It j is an accusation of "bossism," which the whtch the people must resent and which = you, yourself, must feel to be untrue. If . you were not in the heat of battle, in which salf-love ana vanity are calculated to Dunu you, you would see what is apparent to a every unbiased and calm mind, that you are ^ unjust to Governor Evans and have jumped 1 to conclusions that are unwarranted. How c can Governor Evans working for or accept- v ing a fee from Rhind for legal services rend f ered before and after the contrail with the s syndicate was signed, be distorted into "dis- J) honesty'' ' Khind received a commission for i his services to (he syndicate; Governor Evans s is lo receive a fee for his services to n Khind. I did not know the nature c of the agreement between them, be- ^ cause it did not concern me. But I did know that Evans was acting as Rhind's attorney, for 1 could not help but know it c when he acted as counsel in both the friendly suits brought before the Supreme Court in connection with the bond issue. His connection with the cases is a matter of record. ' What f stated at Walterboro was true then | and is true still. Governor Evans had notli- 11 ing lo Jo with the making of the contract or t' the signing of it. That was the work ofrDr. C Bates and myself. Khind organized the as- a sistancc of Lancaster and Williams and they t agreed to pay him a certain commission. A Dr. Hates and I, responsible instruments in A the transaction, were in constant dread that the deal would fall through and the State debt not be refunded as one obstacle after another presented itself. The Judges of the Supreme Court lent every assistance in their ] power by speedily determining the ijuestions ^ of law presented to them. Krery depart- j ment of the State government was willing and anxious to lend aid towards refunding V the debt. Governor Kvaus had nothing to do with the transaction except in the capacity ? as attorney for the broker whose commission * was at stake if the deal failed. If you were " not blinded by prejudice and passion you 8 would be bound to acicnowieuge wnat every |? I iaweyer in the State would assert and su9taiu 11 esaajupv, ??? that bis being .a State Senator could in nc wise make it dishonorable or dishonest tc practice hi a profession under the circumstan:es presented in this case. If you will reuember my last word to you that night when ive had our conversation at Mr. Bunch's iverc, "Take care that envy is not at the >ottom of this, and that you people in the ?tate House do not accomplish the overhrow^pf the Reform movement if you keep m fighting one another in this way," and I mw rpnefit, the warning. If. I saw any hing in Governor Evan's conduct to condemn [ would not hesitate, but believing as I do hat he has been guilty of no official miscon1 net, I cannot lend any help to drag him lown or allow any one else to use me as the nstrument of his undoing. YouH truly, B. R. Tillman. F. S ? Governor Evans has writren me isking an explanation of your charges, etc , n connection with our conversation, and I lave sent him a copy of this letter as an act ?f justice to him and to you. B. R. T. At the conclusion of the reading Vlr. Duncan said that the letter to rillman was in reference to the Maniing Times editorial and asked to be illowed to interrupt the speaker. Governor Evans: "Sit down. I do lot want to have anything more to do tfith you." ? / "* A voice: ''Hurrah for DivOcan." Governor E/ana: "I kflow you are i Haskellite." (Cheers f?r Evans.) A voice: "What artf you going to lo in Washington?" Governor Evans: "Something for gnorant people like you." (laughter.) Governor Evans jtben directed hia itdentiori to Judge Eirle again and isked him why he hafl^not answered he Kollock queries publis^Cii AD the 3heraw paper. JudgeEarle replied hat he had already answered them in lis speeches, but stood ready to an iwer them again, or any other ques ions that any man might ask. In some further reference to Gen. iivle's words or actions, the latter irose and told Governor Evans not to efer to him uuless he was going to itick to the facts. Governor Evans replied that he had 10 special objection to leaving off all eferences to the Judge as he was not n his (Governor Evan's) way. (A.p ilauJeand laughter.) He said that leither of his opponents, although hey jumped on him," hud pulled a ingle feather out of the tail of the 'gamecock." Lie defied any one to ihow one single act of his which had lone injury to the State. He then ifunchftil ntf into mrtioiiAl matters Lud henceforth to the end everything vas as quiet and serene as a May norning. At the conclusion of his speech he vas loudly applauded and a handsome >asket of flowers was presented, whereipon he said that the ladie3 were with lim and that "he had got the coon indgoneon." (Cheers.) Murdered bf Mutlueera. Halifax N. 8., July 21.?The American bark- Herbert Fuller, which ailed from Boston a few days ago for iosario, Buenos Ayres, arrived in ialitax harbor this morning with the >odies of three muruered people on >oard. The balance of those who left Boston on the vessel were immediatey clapped into prison cells. The hree dead parsons, whose murder is svidently the result of a bloody outbreak on the part of some members of toe crew, are captain Nash, bis wife ind Second Mate Brumberg. The lorrible triple murder occurred on the r*??-? V* fr f t Wn iQfrh Anil f ha afPaiM on fov ilguv mo Atiuuj auu i>uu Hiiivu hw ?ml s wrapped in complete mystery, notwithstanding that there were seven )ther men on board at the time it occurred, besides a passenger named ilonck, whose story of what he could earn after it was all over was the >nly narrative, reliable or unreliable is it may be, that can be ascertained 10 far. Monck has been closeted with ,he police authorities ever since the irrival of the vessel. The crew were jrought ashore and the surviving officers and men of the ship are locked )ehind bars in three different sections >f the police station. A half dozen )oliceir.en guard them, while Monck s uuaccessablegpntil the chief of poice and detective powers have finishid with him. Monck seems to have aken charge of the vessel after the ragedy, and by hid orders the bodies vere placed in one of the boats and :overed with tarpaulins and tne boat owed eastern into Hilifax harbor. There the coroner took charge of the emaius, which were so far advanced n decomposition that it was almost mpossible to remove them from the >>at.* Monk's story is tnac he knew lothing of the tragedy until notified if it next morning by the first mate, le admits that he heard a scream durng the night, but it did not disturb lim enougn to wake him up, although lis cabin was next to that in wnich he murders were committed. Tne weapon used was an axe. The crew trofess the same ignoraao that overwhelms Monck of when, how and by whom the murders were committed. Keep Out Smallpox. Washington, July 23.?Glovernor Iitcliell of Florida has appealed to he Navy Department for help in proecting his State against the introducion of smallpox from Cuba. Secreary Heroert has accordingly telegraphed instructions to Captain Crowlinshield of the Maine, no w at Key rVestfto aid the local health authorlies in the work of bearding steamers .ad passing upon bills of health. The ilaine will uot ba kept at this work ong, as orders have been given to the ruiser Montgomery no w at TompkinsriJlt?, beaten Islaad, detaching her rom Admiral Bunue's squadron and ending her to K-iy West to take the daine's place in looking after hlibuseriog expeditions aud enforcing ob ervanees of quarautiae regulations. ?he Montgomery is expected to start ioutli wunin forty-eight hours. Hdiiglug aud Lynching. IlOWflR, la , July 24. ?John Hurd, olorad, was hauged here t:> day for yife murder. His neck was broken >y the drop aad in sixteen minutes he i ^ I T^ V11 *i prUUUUUUCU UCU'i, 1U aUUlllUU IU lie legal execution today J udge Lynch leld high carnival. A inob came into r>wn aud took from jail a negro namd Ike McUje, aud after he had made brief confession they hung him 4o lie limbof a tree. Yesterday evening IcGee made a criminal assault upon Irs. Webb, a highly esteemed lady >ut sin made her escape. Av?ugeJ HU Fnth?r. Knox villk J uly;a:?.?Deputy Sneritf )aveB3gers, who shot and killed Vash Smitli in a tight here last Thurs ay, was shot and killed himself by a on of Smith's in Union county today, togers was released on bond and had ;one home. Young Smith had sworn o avenge his father's murder and he :illed Kjgers on sight today. The tt'iir has created great excitement and t is feared that a feud will break out iBtween the two families. fgt ' : THE STATE ALLIANCE. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ORDER IN'1 i THECITY OFCOLUMBIA 1 l'realdent Koltt Maki^a Timely and PatrJi otic Addrets?, In Which, He Uailortrit the Democratic Candidate? Will Klght the Cotton Tie Truitt. ' Columbia., S. C, July 23?The Farmers State Alliance met ia the | Senate Chamber last night at halfpast 8 o'clock, and was caHed to order by President Jos L. -teitt. As soon as the body had goiteu into working1 shape a committee on credentials was appointed, consistine of Messrs. J. B. Sanders of Oaonee, W. H. Bryant of Pickens and W. Edwards of York. This committee soon reported and the roll was made up an follows, the attendance being very good: Abbeville?W. J. Gaines, Bradley. Aiken?B H. Twnmerman, Timi mermaru-? Jftrfffironn ? J B. Djuthit, Auder ' son. Barnwell?W. S. Bamberg, Bamberg. Chester?T. W. Shannon, Chester. ' Colleton?C. J. Allen, Giohans. EdgeGeld?S. M. Smith, Trenton. Florence?M. L. Munn, Hyman. Greenville?Wm. Verdin, Walker i ville. Horry?C. B.Todd, Finklea. i Lancaster?C. A. Plyer, 0. K. > Laurens ?M. A. Slimmer-It. Lau Lexragtas?D. F. Elird. Maricn?W. Iauis, Newberry?John F. Banks; l^anib. i1; Oconee?J. D. Sanders, Oak way. j Orangeburg-J. Wm. Stokes, Or i angeburg. I ' Pickens?W, H. Bryant, Easley. i Richland?E. P. Whitman, Pleasant. Spartanburg?B. F. jTodd, Boiling 1 Springs. j Union?J. F. Bailey, 3edalia. York?W. H Edwards, R)ck Hill. The counties of Bjaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlineton. Fairfield, Georgetown, Hampton, Kershaw, Marlboro, Sum ter and Williamsburg had no representatives present last night. Other prominent Alliaucemen pres- , ent were Messrs J. A- Sligh, D. P. Duncan, Norman Elder, L. J. Will- , iams and others. All the officers and members of the executive committee were present So were the members of the board of directors of the Slate Alliance to ex- : change and editor Jesse Gaatt of the ' Cotton Plant, the organ of the Alliance. PRESIDENT KEITT'S ADDRESS. After the organization had been completed, President Keitt proceeded to deliver his annual address as follows: Brethren of the Farmers' Alliance and In- < dustrial union of South Carolina: We again i meet under the mandate of our organic law to counsel for the advancement of our purposes. In reviewing the works of the past j year, a report of our financial condition will be made by the executive committee. The ( directors of the State exchange and the Cotton Plant committee representing two arms , of our organization will report in full respectively. I will therefore leave the presentation of the matters in their charge entirely to them. Since our last meeting all the time and labor I could bestow has been devoted to the work of the reorganization. Thia year I have attended the county alii- 1 ances of Abbeville, Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenville Spartanburg, Union, York, Chester, Lancaster, Kershaw, Colleton and Edgefield, besides doing local work in Fairfield and Lexington. 1 was accompanied at most of the county meeting by our State lecturer. It gives me pleasure to acknowl- ; edge the hearty co-operation I have received 1 from Brothers Wilborn and Reid, our efficient State officers. How far we have been successful in our work may be shown by a 1 comparative statement of the membership. I The numerical strength of the alliance is by ! no means as great as it should be, but I feel ! assured that the organization is now upon a firm foundation and is moving upward. The , alliance sentiment everywhere appears as ever. All agree that the alliance is a good; necessary organization for the protection and advancement of the farming interests, ( and ought to be kept up. But too many, through the inertia of what I presume they consider "innocuous desuetude" permit it to be kept up by others. With the general sentiment so favorable it is important that this alliance should invetigate closely the conditions and, if possible, remove the caus- ' es that have produced this feeling of apathy. < My observation convinces me that it pro- i ceeds from the alliance in both its local and general application. Absence of direct and immediate local benefits is a prevalent cause of apathy. In contrast, it is notable that . those alliances that continue strong in senti- , ment and membership have achieved local benefits by the application of business methods to the letter and spirit of our constitu- I tion. Failure and disintegration can be 1 traced extensively to financial losses from ^ disregard of business principles. There are \ members on our rolls whose loyalty to the i high purposes of the alliance has risen above ] personal consideration. Their example j challenges our admiration, and their expe- < rience cannot fail in the future to be a source j of profit. Any sub-alliance in the State can ' by intelligent cooperation be productive of finacial local benefits sufficient to hold the 1 membership together. The moral and in- , tellectual development that results from or- ( ganization and regular meetings cannot be . overestimated. The isolated lives we lead, ; the meagre opportunities for reading and study, and the natural feeling of independence inculcated by farm life militate against social and intellectual progress. The inertia of stagnation can best be overcome by or- 1 ganization, and our lecturers can render no more effective service than to impress upon oar farmer the individual responsibility that rests upon them to organize. Every farmer who is a good citizen should be a member of the Farajirs's AUlianoe. The achievement of general benefits will ( depend upon the strength and loyalty of the local organizations. The operation of the alliance is unlimited in scope, except as to its political character. The usefulness of the organization therefore can be abridged only by the members themselves. Prejudice from outside which existed from , a misconception of our purposes, as well as individual and local errors of our members, i has, I believe, nearly disappeared, and the Alliance is now more than ever regarded by < all classes of our citizens, according to its true intent, as a patriotic organiztion laboring to develop a better State mentally, morally, socially and financially," and to elevate the standard of our people of our people in all < the <|iialtications of citizenship without strik- ? ing against the interest of legitimate business of any class of our citizens. ^ The members of the Farmers Alliance | were justly proud of (he signal victory won over the jute trust. That tight w# Short, ' sharp and decisive, and the Iruils of victory niTIC lllliurm.lic; V.UUJj;.UVU niui ?.uc ^iair? | educational work iu the science of econouii- . Cftl government through a period of seven 1 years, bringing into sight. 1 trust, the cul- J urination of our hopes in relief of the people, < tbe jute tight shrinks into insignificance. I In 1890 our national Alliance asserted the ? principles of good government in demanding 1. The abolition of the national bank ?ys 2. The free find unlimited coinage of gold . and silver at the ratio ot lti to i. r 3. That our paper currcncy shall be full legal tender government issue instead of >*3 bank notes. These demands expressed at different times 111 slightly varying phraseolgy raised the issue. It was met by organized capi- ..- ag tal with a strenuous effort to fasten on as the blight of the gold stanard. Oar de- :r%a munds, ignored at first by the political par- ^ ties, steadily gained strength among the * people as the educational work of the Aliiance unveiled their justice and fairneM to ,-^jj them. Now we witness the unparallelled sight of strong forces in all the political parties striving to shape their political coarse in harmony with us. The reform forces are -jgj gathering. Parties are being rent assander, ^ u*-n puuiaat au^uuicut is uciug iwiui- - og eJ. The national Democratic convention, -*3 which lately met at Chicago, by an oyer- C2j whelming vote embodied our financial de- i as mands in its platform, thereby aligning it- self with the ma99es of the people upon Democratic principles against the dangerous - t encroachment of phitocratio power th*l threatens the perpetuation special priviletft^. : i on the gold standard. Wm. J. Bryan of^MM Nebraska, the nominee of the Democratic party, is an exponent of true reform. We can fully trust him. His election next November will bring into sight the relief for which jS we have been contending for years. I have -.Ja too much faith in the wisdom and patriotism of the political parties that meet at St. Louis today to doubt that be will receive their cor-dial endorsement. Our political hope now rests in concentration of the reform forcee. The efforts of all patriotic men should be ex- vaBs erted to secure it. The Alliance has accomplished a grand work in forcing the issues to the front, and deserves the thanks and oon^jMIB gratnlations of the industrial world. Whilt;JB|H great good has been accomplished, letns not?| believe that the mission of the Farmers' AllL^j^B&j ance is ended. It has just begun. Its mja^flajaMj jtoh ^'Eternal vigilance is price of liberty." >frm?tSD~v?P^ure rights no longer need enlorcement^-*i*?wjg g Lhcre are no longer grievances to be redre^T^^^H I congratulate you, brethren, upon the. favorable auspices under which we meet in this our ninth annual session. I trust th*t^^S we may have an enjoyable meeting, and that. j your deliberations may materially conduce ~ wgjM tn the permanent welfare of our organization. . ' jaB A committee was appointed to whafo was referred the president's address. ? DESERVED PRAISE. ? The following letter was then read*: >%a|~ Dbnvkr, Col., July 10th, 1896. ^ I wish to congratulate you people on the efficient secretary of your State Alliance. The law of the order requires reports to be made to*the national secretary twice a year, January and July 1st. Brother Reid re-' j^S-/ ports the first of each month. By so doii he has been a great help to this office. He ^ has a model form for reports where they are ^ to be made monthly, as he makes them.-!^m Sister Fannie Leak of Texas made the first ; ! semi-annual report. News received from ditferent Stales is generally good. Minne* sota promises to organize a State Alliance --OH this year. We hope to get Idaho and Mon-^B tana in line. Fraternally yours, R. A. South worth, v . Secretary and Treasurer. . ruBB State Jjecturer Wilborn then ad 4 dressed the Alliance giving an account of his work during the past year and speaking in detail of the condition of ->' ?& the Alliance. Among other things he said that the membership of the order Jsm in this State had increased 60 per cenLv? : during the year just ended. He stated- 4 that the farming: people of the State 's :: seemed to take more interest in the or-'^^H der and seemed to be more determined ^ than ever to keep up their organize-. tions and work for the best. The fol- ^ lowing committee on press reports was then appointed: J. D. Douthit, An- 'M derson; J. C. Wilborn, York; J. F. Bailey, Union. ; AS TO THE EXCHANGE. . :.&M A committee consisting of Dr. J. aSj Wm. Stokes, M. L. Munn and C. Allen was appointed to examine into> .-UsS all the affairs of the State Alliance er- .'.J&jaK change and submit a report to the ' 5? ^ body at today's session. Speeches were then made by Prerf- .'-JEM dentKeitt, Dr. Stokes. Dr. Walker of Spartanburg, W. H. Edwards, W. H. Bryant, Col. D. P. Duncan, and the Rev. J. A. Sligh. president of the ^^9 board of directors of the State Alliance exchange. These speeches dealt with J the workings of the exchange and it .31 was developed that the exchange mu 3 universally endorsed. The reports in- .'"OH dicated that the ex chaste had during -:<$ the past year done $15U,000 worth of business for the members of the order >3 at a cost of less than 2 per cent for its maintainance. 39 The executive committee of the State ,rJ9 organization submitted a report to the ert'ect that the books of the secretary and treasurer had been examined and '. M found to be in hrst-class condition. 1 THE COTTON TIE BUSINESS. The matter of the cotton tie trust and Lhe method of dealing with it was r-$i then taken up. Col .Duncan of the 'J sxchange made a full statement in re- ;j gard to the formation of the trust, and ' X quoted the figures showing what the . V t arm era had to face this year. He in* $ formed them that the price had been % increased from 72 cents a bundle, de> 3 livered, to $1.30. There had, it was $ true, been a slight increase in the price .' Df iron, but it did not guarantee an J increase in price of over 10 per cent v? He recommended a fight all over the - 3 United States against the trust, and J]? urged that the South Carolina Alii? "J ance take the initiative, inviting all other State Alliances to join it in nght* ing the common enemy. The suggeetion was received with universal approval, and a committee, consisting of '' ? Mr. J. B. Douthit, C. A. Plyer anaT. >U W.Shannon, was appointed to look carefully into the whole matter, reporting to the Alliance today the most . feasible plan for fighting the trust. The Alliance has in view a steel tie . Jg substitute in the shape of a new wire tie, which can be bought at the rate of -'jjM C cents a hundred feet. This will re- 'zim duce the cost of "tieing" a bale of cot-' ' ^9 ton about one-third of the former cost jfl and may reduce it to about 4 cents per ,-^M The Alliance at 11:15 p. m. took a '1 recess until 10 o'clock this morning. |9 The State Farmers Alliance met S Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in the Senate chamber. After the usual open- 'JS n <r pv^rcisfts. the annual election of officers was held. Hon. J. L. Keitt was unanimously re elected president. lion. J.C. Wilbom was reelected ; vice president and State lecturer. J. W. Keid was unanimously re-elected secretary and treasurer. Dr. J. L. Shuler of Lexington was elected a member of the executive committee ^ to succeed K. li. Walter of Orange- n burg, who declined re-election on account of his health. l'resident;Keitt ' "? was elected delegate to the National -% Alliance. Tii* committee on cotton ties made j ils report which was unanimously idopled. The committee on State ex hange made a verbal report, stating hat the institution was in the best of 11 ?hape and that it was doing a flourish- 9 [CONTINUED ON PAGE FODR.j I H