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Final Manifesto of the Duval Athletic
Club-Corbett andt Mitchell to Mqet
Under a Ttnt-Authoritie on the
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Jan. 17.-The
fIght will not take place in Duval
county unless the courts restrain the
sheriff. Sheriff Brownard declares
that he will obey the Governor. There
has been a good deal of guessing as to
what the sheriff would do aniong those
who did not know iim. Some say that
he would see his lawyers and do what
they told him to do; others said that he
would not interfere, because his law
yers had already told him that lie
would lay his bondsmen liable to a suit
for damages and that lie would diso
bey the Governor to protect them.
The sheriff does not believe that there
is any danger of a suit fot' damages in
case he interferes, and that if tme
does develop a case that it will prac
tically amount to only a farce, because
the club will be compelled to prove
specific damages to make a case--a
thing which can't be done if the fight
is prevented. In an interview this
morning on the subject, ',he sheriff
"I have been ordered by the Go vern
or to stop this f!ght, and I propose to
obey orders. lie told me he would
nlace at miy disposal all the force at
his command, if necessary, to prevent
it. Ills instructions I am going to car
ry out. in all sincerity, whether they are
unpleasant or not. I shall do my duty,"
said the sheriff, emphat ically, "as it is
laid down to me by the Governor."
"Will you ask the Governor to de
clare martial law ?"
"1. will not unless I see indications of
such stubborn resistance as will make
me unable to cope with the ditlicultv.
I am sat-islied that if the plan for the
fight is persisted in, unless some inter
vention is secured there will be trou
ble. The people here should, in my
judgment, look squartly at the true
situation, and make every effort to
prevent the forcing of an unuleasant
4 issue. I have already made my plans
to prevent this meeting, and I know
that they .will not miscarry, unless
their execution be restrained by action
of the courts."
President Bowden, of the Athletic
Club, notwithstanding the declaration
ot the Governor and the sheriff, offers
to bet $20,000 that the light will come
off at the appointed time and place.
Tonight the club furnished the
SfNuthern Associated Press correspond
ent the following:
Jacksonvitle, Fla., January 17, 189-1.
The Duval Athletic Club make this
their final and most positive announce
ment that the Corbett-,Mitchell contest
will take place on January 25th, 1891.
Reports have be6n sent out that Gov
ernor 11. L. Mitchell has ordered troops
to Jacksorville for the sole purpose of
suppressing the contest. Notwith
stauding these reports, the club reiter
ates its past assertions, and for the
past week has been arranging for an
emeigency of this kind. Should the
troops be sent here, wnille the club does
not believe that any violence would be
participated in by thei yet we will not
subject our patrons to the slightest
danger of any kind. So thorough and
complete are our arrangements, that.
should any emergency of any kind
arise on the morning of the 25tt', we
are prepared to handle 6,000 people
with the greatest convenience. This
will be no Riclibuirg affair, wt re the
people were subjectect to a long, tedi
ous and hot ride, but it will be done
quickly and conveniently as though it
occurred in the srena, now ready for the
contest. Once more we say to0 all
friends and lovers of boxing: I f you
are in Jacksonville on the 2ith, of Jian
nary, 1894, and care to see the Corbett
andl Mitchell contest, you can do so af
ter arranging for the ineestsary tickets.
D)uvAu, ATiILETwi CLt-B
'[he followin r st am ement fr m ar- "r
be,, has also been giv- 'n-'
M ay poi i. ., -'. - .14:). 17.
I take this opportunity of informing
my friends throughout the country that
I have received assurances from the
'Duval Athletic Club today which wvar
rart me in saying that t he contest be
tween 'Charles Mitchell andl myself
will positively t:uke place in Jackson
vilule, or in that clt,v's Immediate vicin
ity, on Jlanuary 25, providedl both of
the principals appear in the ring.
. JAMICs J. ('oinET.
TO'( FiIl'iT IN iii W~OOos. .
The above st atemnent by the club
means that the ight will be fought in
the woods.
Everything now depends on the abli
Ity of the promoters of the light to
keep the place sel eted a secre't from
the authorit-e, for if it becomes
Ainown,, Governor Mitchell will um
doubtedly have troops on the scene. It
.Is und.rsto,od that the club people
have purchased a huge circus tent,
capable or holding 6,000 people, and'
will bring I ih- men together inder the
canvas. At. to the probablei hocatbi
of the contest, no point will be given
buy the club olhieials. T[hey know that
if the light, Is to occur, even In the
WOOds5, withot tnt erierence f rom the
(Governor, everything muist be as t.e.
*cret as the grave.
It was thought that the light might
occur in St. ,John's county, where St.
Augustine Is located, but Sheriff Perry
of that cotunty Is as determined mas
Sheriff Irownard of t his (Duvai) coun
ty. Troday Sheriff Perry said: "I dIe
sire to say that the Corbett aund Miuch
elilfight, will not take place in St.
John's county, if the Governor orders.
I will do my duty aIccordmig to oath as
sheriff of this county, If I have u.n call
u pon the State troops. WVhen Charlie
Mitchell asked me about the matter, I
told him that I wotld have to stop the
fight in this cototy, If crdleredl, andh
that I would pull ene man or the other
out of the ring. It, takes two to make
alight. I wish to emfphisize my posi1
tioni fn thii matter publicly, tha't there
can be no mlstunderstandling wIth re
gard to my oflcial attitude toward the
- affair."
The probabilities are, therefore, that
some point in D)uval county will be se
lected for the mill, as under the
amended art.icles of agreement, the
men must either meet In St. .Johni's or
Duval county. It goes without saying
however, that the State authorities ard
on the alert, and will us ae r effrt
to prevent even a secret light. Gov
ernor Mitchell is soid to be thoroughly
aroused, and it is asserted that he will
manage to keep himself informed of
the plans of the club and try to sur
round whatever spot may be selected
for the light with State troops.
"Snapper" Garrison, the famoui
jockey, who has been selected as time
keeper by the Duval Athletic Club,
will reach here in the morning.
Another Atlanta Sensation.
ATL.ANTA, Jan. 17.-William Givens,
who has no settled occupation, was ar
rested here this afternoon for attempt.
ing to kill his wife. About 8 o'clock
this morning, Mrs. Givens was w iked
from a deep sleep by the loud report of
a pistol in her room. She sprang up
wildly, instantly awake. She screamed
aloud and threw out her arms for her
husband, whom she supposed to be
sle-ping by her side. Ile was not there
and she screamed all the louder at find
ing herself all alone and unprotected.
A second and a third pistol shot quick
ly followed and Mrs. Givens telt a
stinging sensation about her head. She
fell back upon her p'llow which was
rapidly reddening with her own blood.
She heard the voice of ier husband a
few feet away calling to her not to be
frightened and not to scream. She fell
back upon her pillow exhausted and
begging for mercy. Her husban:I
made a light and very much excited,
walkep over to her aide and discovk red
that she was shot. Ile helped her to
stop the flow of blood and after day
light went in search of a physician, It
was not until 9 o'clock that Givens tel
ephoned to the police. Oflicers Barrett
and Bone placed him under arrest and
carried him to police headquarters sus
peoting him of having done the shoot
ing. Givens protested innocence and
said that he was awakened by the
shots. lie sprang out of bed at the
sound of the first shot and could dis
tinctly ste that some one was firing
through the window from the outside.
IIe tried to shield himself from the fly
ing bullets, and not until the liring
ceased did he make any noise. Then
he called to his wife admonishing her
to quiet herself and stop scieaming.
Mrs. Givens indicated to the oflicers
her belief that her husband had olone
the shooting. She felt morally certain
of it, although the evidence was mainly
Ollicer Bone believes there i no
doubt of Given's guilt. Ile says lie
carefully measurea some fool prints
beneath the window and -oinpared the
measirements with the dimensions of
Givens' feet and the two correspond
exactly. Ile also accurately measured
the horse tracks in the yard and after
wards measured the feet of a horse in a
lot which adjoins Givens' home, and
found that the feet and the tracks were
of t he same size exactly. Officer Bone
says lie thinks Givens took the horse
out of the lot and tied it outside his
gate intending to made his escape on it
after killing his wife. An exhaustive
search was made for the pistol, but it
was not found. IIe has employed Mr.
F. M. Mitchell to defend him. Mrs.
Givens says that her husband was al
ways jealous of her and frequently ac
cused her of receiving visits from a
well known physician, which insinua
tion she denounced as without founda
tion. ''his feeling of jealousy was a
freq uent source ot trouble.
i)r. P,ope a Cancii(inte.
NE-wn1E..RRY, . C., Jan. 16.-i met
Dr. Sampson Pope today and when I
said, "at representative of The State,
Doctor," the oreanizer of the "three.
for-a-quarter" caucus and later Till
mau'A co -adjutor, gave me room to pass,
saving "1 never read The State."
But when it was found that a subscrip
tion) was not wantedl, but merely an in
tervie -v, the brother of the aisociate jus
tice smiled again, and to my question
whether lie would be a candidate for
Governor to succeed Governor Tillman,
lie readily rep)liedl: "'I am n
candidate for the oflice of Governor,
subject to the action of' the Reform con
vention, which is to be held some time
dlurinig the spring or summer. Permit
me to say that the oilier gentlemen,
w"hose names have been mentioned for
Governor, are all strong personal friends
of mine, andl in the conduct of the can
vass nothing will he t'aid or (lone by me
to iLteriere with that, friendship. The
SuCCeSS of the RLeformn movement, is, in
my jud'mnit, paramount to t,he success
of aniy ind(ividl; and1( the suiccess ot the
movement is what, we are all striving for.
There is t,oo much peace and( unity
among thme Reformers to allow the liar
m,onv or success of the movenment, to
b)e distuirbed by quarreling over any p)ar
ticular mani; aind the man suggestetedl
by the Reform convention will receive
the md(ividunal support of all Reomes
Endi,orees senator Irby.
W AsiliN(OToN, I). C., ,Jan. 17.
1Editor R'ister: I will s'ate that I
ani riot willing for the impression to
prevaili in South Cairolinia that I will
endo irse an y nman who had violated a
;)ledtec to me. Congressman (h. WV.
ShewilI promised ime that he would not,
make any enidorsemenit ina my district
withmut Iirs', having consulted me or
with mly lrevious endorsement. To my
sorpirise I found that lie had endorsed
ia II.sakelhate for piostmlaster in my dis,
ica in coi.nection wit,h ex -Congressmen
,J J. Hlempill, George ,Jmlhnstone~ and
Senator M. C. Butler.
I am a friend to Senator Irb*y anid (10
not propose to move in this matter so
long as ane is chairman of the State eXe
cutive committee. I do not pr'*pose to
foll)W thme iend of any man whom I con
sidaer untrue amnd self-const,iuted.
Congressmecn Talbert, Latimer and I
endmorse the letter written by Senato
Irhy andl published in The Register to
day. 'P.. STRAIT, M. C.
sMay ther, are, starving,
l)-:Nvi-:1, .Jan. i16.--A committee of'
Saniut I'a railway emfployes from La
,Junita. Col., ha informed Governor
Waite that the engineers, conductors
brakenmen, switchmen and trackmeni of
al i grad.'s on the western dilvision have
received nio salary since last Octcher
anid many of the mcmn a.id their families
aue on the verge of starvation. Salaries
have been p)romisel, they say, at difr'er
ent times. The last (date was Jan. 10.
The (d my p)assedI and no pe.y car appearedl.
AR the rail#ay company has stopped
stipplmng coal to its employes, many
families are sua'ering from cold as well
a hnger,
Mrp. At ll Sta ching for Somelinlge-Talk
lug Aboet Old T11ime
The old trunk was open. Away down
in mysterious recesses Mrs. Arp was
searching for something, and as I sat
in the other corner with my little table
and pen, I watched her as she laid the
ancient relics on a chair and unfolded
first ona and then another, and looked
at them so earnestly, and then folded
them up again. "What are you hunt
ing for, my dear ?" said 1. "0), noth
ing much," said she; "I was just look
ing over these little dress?s to see if
there was anying that would do for th-j
little grandchildren. liere is a pretty
dress. This dress cost ine many a care
ful stitch. All these platts were inade
by my hand, my own hand. There is
very little such work done now, for we
had no sewing machines then, and it
took a long, long time. This embro
diery was beautiful then, and it is pret
ty yet. )o you remember when the
first daguerrean came to our town to
take pictures? \Vell, Hattie wore this
dress when her picture wai taken. I
thought she Was the sweetest little
thing in the world, and so did you, and
so she wa?. Since then we have had
ambrotypes, and photographs, and por
celain pict.ures, and I don't know what
all; but that little daguerreotype gave
me more pleasure than anything since,
and it is pretty now. Let me see- -that
was twenty-flve years ago, and now I
think this same dress will look right
pretty on Ilattie's child. And here is
one that our first boy wa- christened
in, and there is no machine work about
it either. That was more than thirty
years ago, and now there are four
grandchildren at his house, and three
more at another one's house, and I
don't know what will become of the
poor little things, but I reckon the
Lord will provide for them. And here
is a little garrient that Jennie miiaue.
Poor Jennie;she had a troubled life,but
she is in heaven now, and I'll save this
for Pet. Shie will priz-i it because her
mother made it. And here is a piece
of my wedding dress-do you reinem
ber it'? I kn,w you sai(I then that I
looked like an angel in it, but ny wings
have dropped off long ago, and now I'm
only a p )or old woman, a faded flower,
an overworked mother, ten living chil
dren, and three more tip yonder, and I
will be there, too, I hope, bet ore long,
for I'm getting tired, very tired, and it
seems to me I would like to b' nursed,
nursed by my mother, and petted like
she used to y t ine in the long, long
ago. And here is a p-tir of litte biby
shovs, and the little d:r!g;C who wore
them is in the grave, but he is better
oif now, and I wouh(in'i, call hin back
if I could. Soiet i rues I want to feel
sad,and I rummluage over thtst old
things. There is not much here now
for every little while I have to get at'
sonethirng to mend with or patch or
niake over again. I wIsh you would
go and see what Carl and .Jessie are
doing; down at the branch I reckon,
and feet all wet, and they have both
got dreadful colds. I can't keep them
away from that branch."
"Didn't you play iii the branch, my
dear, when you were a chil'l ?"said i1.
"Yes," she said miournfilly, "but.
nothing couldn't hurt rile then; we
were not raised so delicate in those
days. You know, I used to ride to the
plantationl, tw.-lve miles, and back
again in a day, anl bring a b::g of fruit.
oer the horn of the saddle; but the girl's
couldn't do it now. They cm go to a
party In a buggy and dance half the
night, but that is all the excitement,
and they are not it, for anything the
next day. Wedidnt have aiy dances
-hardly ever-we went to the count ry
weddings sometimes. You remember
we went to .1ames I)uinap's weddinIg,
when ire married la-"becca Sammn rs.
That was a big frolice-an ohd-fashion
ed fronic. F,very body was there f romn
all tihe neighbo'rhoodh, and there were
turkeys, and roast pig. arid cake, thanr
1 ever saw, and we layed e'verythinig
we could think of. Heb-Iecca was pret
ty then; hut poor woinrain--shne has had
a thousand ;ihildren, too, jtist like myv
self, and I reckon she is laded, too, and
"Tit Jim lnhap hnasn't fadud ," said
I. "'Isee hini when I go to town, and1(
ihe is big, and fat, atui iierry--locks
a little like old1 D avid l).nv is."
"Oh, yes, of course hit does,"said Mrs.
Arp. ''The meni dlon't know anythiing
about care, anid anxiety, and slo-eness
rights. I1t is a wonrder to rme the~y (lie
at all."
"Biut I have helped you all I could
niy dear," saId I, "and( youi sse It's tell
ing on me L ook at these' silver Iiai rs,
andi these wrinkles, and crowsfeet, and
my back lhuirts ever arid anron, arid this
raIny, bad weather, gi ves moe rhe-i una
tismn, but your haven't a gray hair, anid
hardly a seami on your alabaster fore
"Whry, you will outlive ime, too, arid
maybe there will bie a rich widower
stepping around here In my shoes andl
yon will have a iinie carriage and a pair
of beautiul b) ry horses, otiut
"William, I told you t oatrCr
and~9 i.Iesie." t oaeral
"I Vadebil'swifi' 'houili die and(
he coulId accidentally si' youi,"' said I,
''after I'm goilt, threu's no te'lling -
"Weiull, go along niow arnd linii I flit
chiildren , arnd w heni ye i til om Iback I'ill
listen to your foolisthneuss; I am niot. go
ing to let you die if I can helpf if, for I
don't know whantttotuld hbcore of us
all. Yes, you hi-v e hrel p'd mii i k nowv
and have been a great comif ort, ari di
the best you could- -most of the timeou;
yes, most, of thur timte--arid I imiIg hr
ha ve' done worse, arid yo u4 put meii,
for I amu get tinrg chiil.fish.
'A nd ytou miust pe-t, me, too,'' said 1(1.
"'Oh1i, oh colimso I wIll,'' sal ishe; ''arm
I niot, alwa;ys ptt.inrg you ? Now, go
alonrg alt tr ihe' ('ibulreri bef'ore we biothi
get toi cry ing andl haive a scen'; andi I
wish y' ii wouild si'' if th' betuiff cochin
heult fhas hiu hedlt in th hu hutr olt'.''
'".bie has beenr t- wiug ab.muit fouirlu n
weeks,'' said I, "buit slit is ge'ttinug (111,
and thuese oli1 mthe rs are slow, imighuty
I went after ft' cLhulbtrr, anrd srure
enourgh they went' Iisuuung in thei spirig
branch, arnd theirr shit a-ru' wert. antd
muddy, and theuy wu-re b iru-hewl-td, aol
I mailrched them iip ) r-i- rily, andu .\irs.
Arp sent themti down lby th' lir' airui
dried their shnoes and( g'o't. i the 'm
more stockings, anid they ope'nt'd t hir
little morning school. I low puatienit 13y
these old-fashntoned mnot'uers work amti
worry over tine little, thing,s ti dont-st.
Ic life, Day after day, ani unighut after
night, they labor'and 'watch arnd wait,1
while the fathers are coinriig some
big thing to keep tip the family sup
Dle8,IMarent iare. .eymhlk
chickens. The old hen will set and
starve, and when the brood comes will
go to scratchihg for worms and bugs
as hard as she can and be always cluck
ing and looking out for hawks, but the
old rooster will strut around and no
tice the little chickens with a paternal
pride, and when he scratches up a bug
makes a big fuss over it and calls them
with a flourish, and eats it himself just
before they get there. BIL L ARtP.
Now Bonds,
WASIIINoTON, Jan. 17.-The follow
ing is the text of the circular which
S,,cretary Carlisle has just issued: By
virtue of the authority contained in
the act entitled "An act to provide fer
the redemption of specie payments,"
approved January 14, 1875, the Secreta
ry of the Taeasury hereby offers for
public subscription an issue of bonds
of the United States to the amount of
$50,000.O0, in either registered or cou
pon form, in denominations of $50 and
upwards, redeemable in coin at the
pleasure of the government after ten
years from the date their issue, and
bearing interest, payable quarterly in
coin, at the rate of 5 per cent. per an
Proposals for the whole or any part
of these bonds will be received at the
Treasury Department, oflice of the
Secretary, until 12 o'clock, noon of the
first day of February, 18.4. Proposals
should state the amount of bonds de
sired, whether registered or coupon,
and the premium which the suhscriber
proposes to pay, the place where it is
desired that the bonds shall be deliver
ed, and the office, whether that of the
Treasurer of the United States or an
assistant treasurer of the United States
where it will be most convenient for
the subscriber to deposit the amount
of his subscription. Failure to specify
the above particulars may cause the
proposal to be rejected.
As soon as practicable after the first
day of February, 1894, the allotment of
bonds will be made to the highest bid
ders therefore, but no proposals will be
considered at a lower price than 117,223
which is the e<luivalent of a 3 per cent.
bond at par, and the right to reject any
and all proposals is hereby expressly
In case the bids entitled to allotment
exceed the bc)nds to be issued, they will
be alloted pro rata. Notices of the date
of delivery of the bonds will be sent to
the subscribers to whom allotments.are
made as soon as practicable, and with
in ten days from the date of such no
tice subscriptions must be paid, in
U nited States gold coin, to the Treas
urer or such assistant treasurer of the
United States as the subscriber has
designated; and if not so paid, the pro
posal may be rejected.
The bonds will be dated February 1,
1894, and when payment is made there
after, as above, accrued interest on
both principal and premium, from
February 1,1894, to (late of payment,
at the rate of interest realized to the
subscriber on his investment, will be
added. All proposals saould be ad
dressed to the Secretary of the Treasu
ry, Washington, D. C., and should be
distinctly marked "Proposals for sub
scriptions to fiv#3 per cent. bonds."
J. G. CARLiSLE, Secretary.
Irby on the Anxious Isench.
WASnINOTON, January I6.-There
was a mysterious meeting this after.
noon in Senator Irby's committee room
at the Cepitol. Early in the day Sena
tor Irby informed your correspondent
that he was preparing a letter which lie
proposed to send to all of the leading
South Carolina papers for publication.
lie said it related to the political situa
tion in the State, and lie was anxious
that-it should be sent by telegraph.
Later lie took luncheon with John
trv Evans, who does not appear to be
in a.hurry to consult the Baltimore
specialists about his "throat trouble,"
bec-auise he still lingers in WVashingt.on,
and after ward the Senator andl Mr. E v
ans went over to the liouse of itepre
sentatives to see Messrs. Strait, Lati
mer and Talbert. When iiext seen the
Senator and his friends were heading
f r the Senator's comniittee room,
which is in the basement of the Senate
wing. It is understood that the Sena
tor is somewhat worried by the stories
in circulation concerning him at home,
and lie fears some of his political asso
ciate s are dlisposedi to misrepresent him,
and he feels that lie must be up and
doing or his "political picture may be
turned toward thme wail." Trhe 2onfer
ence this afternoon was probably to
agree upon the terms to be employed
in the Senator's proclamation and
probably lie feels that lie needs the
sanction of, some of his Congressional
associates ini thme undertaking. Itepre
sentative Shell was not invited to the
confterenice, and it is not known wheth
er lRepresentative McLaurin was pres
ent . 'l'hie latter has recently shown ai
disposition to act independently of
Senator I rby so far as national and
State matters are concerned, and lie ap
pears to be making as much, if not
mor(e, p)rogress than those members
who are inclined to look to the junior
Senator for advice andl guidance on all
public questions. Itecenitly ILepresen
tative L stimner has gained considerable
ind(epenidence from the encouraging
letters he has received from influential
conistituenits and hie shows an inclina
tioni to follow his own ideas rather
t han aiccep-lt suggestions from those
who claim the privilege of exercising
poln1 ical a.thiori ty over the "lteform
er:," in the Srtate. Mr. Latimer says lie
is contidenit that he cani obtain a re-el
ectfin from his ownl people providing
th- steers clear of "boss" or "ring" rule,
ando, therelore, lie p)ro)p'>ss to listen to
he voices of his people rather than
hed< the dlictaites of the so-cailled lead
"rs.--News andl Courier.
*A 'KMON, Miss., .Jai. i.--HIorace
Snuh i, a hfe conjviet, was t >day con
v:ctedl in ihe c:ircuit. court of murdler in
he ii Mt, dhegree. IIe cut. open the head
r, .of l,re Sundley, manother convict,
ihan axe. inside the walls a few
months ago. T[his makes two life con
v:cts who have bJeenu convictedl oi mur
ier w:thin tihe last, two days, the other
iatin IIenry Singleton' who was con
ice yesterdlay. Judve Chrisman will
crnter.ce hot.h to haing in a :ew days.
5:ragktenedi i, p.
Sot:T-m BE-:t), Ind., .Jan. 16.---Myron m
-. Cam pbell has made good the $15,000 c
nysterioiusly stolent from the South c
LBend National bank D)ec. 7. Camp- 1
aeli says the robbery was due to his 'I
:arelessness, and lie has turned over c
167,000) in prop)erty and given notec for e
lie remaindler on condition that he be
cept in his position one year. Tfhls f
:onditioni bars prosecution, and was c
ugreed to by the directors.a
Antid Hurls DeM ance at it-Says they Shall
Not Depose Him trotn the Chalriman
ship of the Stato I)imrcratic Conm4
COLUMBIA, S. C., Jan. 15.-The fol
lowing letter was published in the d-iily
papers yesterd ay:
WASHINUTON, Jan. 13.-As much as
I dislike to appear in print in South
Carolina I feel constrained at this titne
in justice to mysell and the Alliance
men of Laurens, to speak out.
I have been hounded, persecuted and
misrepresented by Kohn, a representa
Live of the News and Courier in Colum
bia, until forbearance has ceased to be
i virtue. I have had thro wn into my
teeth my position as chairman of the
Democratic party by this man, and my
failure to harmonize the faction 1 rep
resent, until it is necessary that the
people of the State Ehall Know the truth.
Ile, with alot of enemies of nilne-30
called Roformners-in the State 11ouse,
undertook to manufacture a sentiment
against me In the Campaign of 1892 by
constantly publishing in his correspon -
dence, the fact that tihe INeforners
were anxious to be rid of me as their
leader, until.Judge Ernest Gary, a mem
ber of the committee, introducit a re.
olution endorsing me unanimouisly by
the executive committee.
ie has started the same thing again
knowingly and maliciously saying that
I am to be deposed ai Chairman, wliel
he knows that I was elected in Septem
ber, 1892, to hold until September, 1891.
I do not propose to surrender the Chair
manship of the Democratic party until
my term of olico is out, for reasons
which are to the interest, of tim D).inmj
cratic party; and I hope that t lik will
be thoroughly understood by all the
parties interested.
In the wecond place, I intice bo'l,
anti-Refoitners and iteforniers in C,
lumbi'thave been mnisrepresentimg the
objects and inteutions of the Alliaice
of Laurens, in its meeting on last I ri
day a week ago. To begin with, I
endorse every word and sentiuent of
the resolution introduced by Mr. .1.
Andy .Jones as to the Inies of policy to
be put-sued by the teform movement
in South Carolina. The cotnty Alli
ance is composed of the best men in
our county. They represent. the te
torm sentiment of our county. They do
not intemd-and it is very well for iormi
gentlemen of the Sta.e 11otts-i to take
notice right now-to have a lot of mjen
foisted upon them without their con
sent, Reform m!)vem_,nt or no Iiorm
There can be no objection, except by
men who propose to take adviltaLte oi
the people of South Carolina, to tihe
postponment of the calling of the con
vention, or to the other purposes of
these resolutions. I know it did not
suit the convenience of the clique of
the Reform in v;mi iim'. t,m it mt on
Friday night in Columbia to name a
candidate-a farmer, bu not an Alli
ancemen, and opposed to tihe (cala
demands, who undertook to increase
the taxes of the farmers -anti tlhat his
convention be postponed, for he is not
in sympathy with the people and fime
people will not have hin for governor
with a fair and sqiiare deal.
The Alliance of Latirens passed these
resolutions wihoit intending to help
or,injure anyone. They thought it was
for the best interests of time lieorm
movement., and that the Itufori fatc
tion should, at least, be allowed to
choose its nominlees, without ,interfvr
ence or dictation froim amy twa, high
or low. I am sorry to see I hatt these
men of Lauirus are to ho mist rented by
insinuations and innueindoes 1101 rom er
sons whose political conduct heret ol ore
has b)eeni such as to bring ini <mmest on,
ait least, their loyalty to t he IN-frrm
Mr. FIitor, I want you anm:l oi.heirs in
South Carolina to undi(erstand I tnat.
avery effom t of mine has been,1 and1 will
be in the interest and for the plerpetu
iution of thIs movement. I a 'm gein
to stand( fearlessly by thme prinip jles o0'
the Alliance and every plan k of tim e
first March convention; andi iif corrup
tion andl t reachiery shiall dom inate ti!us
mlovemett, thenm I suIppose, honcestI m
will hmave- to talke a back stat.
What the people o1 so)thI Caurolin,
wanlt is hmonest uien, noinauifted mn an
honest way, by delegates selei~ced in ai
honest iimnne'r.
Ver-:tpl-et fully,
Turne-d Iinto a I 'ort.
SCtA NTON, -Jan. lt',. .\Iurin .1 ye
who for tme pmast several years has been
employedl as principal of the pubhln
school of Lackawanna townishi p lhau
turned theo school inito a I cri, whi-hl lie
holds with two large re vol v era. F re
quent compllaints have been mae
against I 'ri nci pa .iloyce to) i he schouol
directors. It is alleged that lie gave
great ollense to the fu malhe p art ion of
his school. Tlhe dIirectors <b -cied tou
close the school Thu iirsuday, auu i atter
that day -Joyce was not to be. an tim
plye of the townoshi Ip. Whenui I): rect or
Morgan went, to the schooli alt er ihe
keys, he was met at the door b y Mir.
Joyce, who p,>tin teil thle re volve r at
hiim andl ordered him t away. .1 cyc re
rralned in the buuildinig all night and
lFridlay morninug openiedl fort scool at
the regular hour. A Ic wV pupl emnea a 1
4nd throughm tim- .loJ yee gi;t prolvisions1
mnd oil for his 1am p. The r' vol vers I
kay 0on thme taleI in sight of the piupils
all day. F'ridlay evening Iheo schiool
'mardi decided to ser ve~ ar. Jove wc' ithI
i written notice by ti h-iul i 1 ecre
~ary Rtobert JHerla ighi to valcite. .lovce
*efused to go t hen a consutamble wa
ent. .Joyco still hell his t ort. I t is
multomary to hold Sunday School im
)Onbli1c school hou00si, biii n.ro ser vie, a
were held Sunday, ai ,Joyce ri ined to
llow any one t.o einter. The schio)l
lirectors will appeal to Sherill- 'abeyV
Itidurdi thu Sj,-,urfn.U
COLanSits, Ga,, J1an. 16. Chief of
'olice Williams, with live of his assist
,nls, uncerenmoniuly in terru pled a e
estive game of poker hlere, which re
ulted in the capture of foumr of thle
ountry sports, together with 3~> stacks
f chips, six decks of cards, gaining ta- t
les, etc., and about $3o in lmonmeya
he house raided. is located In the reara
f the Centennial bar, ant wa i os r
legantly equippedi for gamnblinlg pur- I
oses, there being nothing whatever C
rom an outside view to create suspi- c
Ion. The raid was one of the most i
uceeful mrer made.1
(loveruor Mitchell 1C 3na1n U1maW)ved A
Public Fight Impossible.
JACX.1ONV1ILE, Jan 10.-The Du
val Athletic Clubhas played its last
card in the contest it has been waging
with Governor Mitchell and has lost.
That card cansistcd of a personal appeal
by Manazer Bowden to the Governor,
begging him to cease his opi)sition and
allow the Club to pull ol' the Corbett
Ml'chell mill publicly in Jacksonville.
But the Governor was obdurate, and
told Bowden that the l14ht should not
take place in Jacksonville or ia Florida,
it Ile could prevent it.
The interview b.tweeu Bowden and
Governor Mitchell took place in the
!atter'i oliee at Tallahassee, the State
capital: whiiLher .Bwden went last
night.. Attoruey General Lamar ;was
present at the interview. It is under
stootd that Bowden's attitude towards
the Governor was very much that of
the suppliant. Ie almost implored the
Governor to let up, but tWe executive is
far from being move-. by Bowden's hu
mility and roundly denounced the club
people for their ini >lent 'attitu-le, espa
cially in the matter of issuing state
mentO to the public in whiLh the Gov
ernor's c5ndu C t tow.%rd th1 cli) w.1s
characterizeA: as "cmtemnptible avid ty.
W1hien askel lor a statemeni, for the
S>uthern Ass-'-ate,IlPcess, >wden,
"You in.ty say that the sIt.ttion is
unchalued. My interview with tihe
G.)vernor Ih-as re-ult.3; in not'hm-r. Tiu
I1h1t, however, will take place. I ad
vise all tho3e. Vho desire t') WILIICa it to
as.>nmble in nJacks >ville on or be'ort
Jau ary 2 1.
When (>ve,rn r Mi tc'e!ll wi- aiked
for' a ste:net , Ie said: "Ag tar ai I
am concern 0d, the situaton retn:uAn uM
chan e .1. 1 will not diCuist in my dter
min"ation or my efforts to stp '.h1e ilht."1
N )"hin:, i-3 left, the clu'I; noy, I)hut,to
make arahinnslr br 'gn MLi,e'I.
ell anl Corb---tt t,.- ether in the Jwoo.li.
As wa-i stated in themic hpatles ):I.,
a, a se:e Ii.:Lt hn b the nly re
source ICft tl-e club ever sinc ( ernor
Itlchell atnnounce,l hii opsition.
Man i!er a >iw li's a dvice It. "all
110-e Wh:> desir Lo w.itneis t!i, h 1 0t t-,
asiseable ii Jack-so:ivil e oin or before
.1lnuary 21's re.1ard" 1 here as an in
dlication that the' cl eli) op have
thr ii up the 'p >Ig) , s) lar as a )Ih
i i ht. in Jackionvilln e i co:1cerled,
atti wili no, vperlc'. pla-is by wIinc.
C i t ILand Mitchell c a mi et in lcret
A'. a Ir"ely at! tendl m m i
bc.rO OMn0t, ;:1 (I* se of tie
ruvmt V4 fInll llt Iiin s imul i li the city
tof)k airt, ie i illo,vil .( e !. io s
were adopte':
Wh1ere 's, it i-3 cullreni rep>rtud on
thei streets' of the city of -1acksonville
that Ifonl. If. L. Mitchul), (Govcrnor,
ha11H instrctled it nbe of mifitarv
c mipaies h'ughout the S.- m4e t0 re
porl in the city of .lackionville ou the
21 t inst-l I,r, the pIrpl).sie () iai
tainin,' uail prWCvAin'1g t.he pnece; and
whercas, tlhcre ari no ilIlictiis oI any
bre.c1 ot 1 tie 1.utec with whiich lie clvil
at.horities of' the (.Ly ainil countV are
not Iully able to )deal, and whereas, we
leeI the inassilig t troops in this City
under the circumsLtances unwarranted I
h.v litv and a serious rellection u1ponl
ie chitracter (I our citizens and tle se.
riOti (letriment. to tihe buIsitles iiiterests I
0f Ille elly.
TherefCore, the ciltzmns ol .lacks >nville~
alaiIJ) uvail countii y, in ntuass rueetinrg ats
.'ernbhled, liitliin i tii eii! 41 it large
rtuliilt'O ir i ruHt Cileg t iijdig.i
liwnI, do 150 rolve ias tollow '.:
1i'rat . Tint wiie eairmnestly plro)est
a:insit the inin-'J of troopls in 'Jirl'
ceIty. Wi' hainglL itnlfe coibflenice in the
ri'vu local anuirities atnd their ahi:lity
ton th- <i'uiy of the~ city attil coLunty.
"-'rni. TIhiat we jinlividlu.tly atnd t
(4olenvly Vtp'led(4ge ourisilves to aid ther
the XuhierhIi ini a llil efforts Lio dis
prsrveli' the ;ieace andi to filly (enfiorce
T'iLri. '!h:at we earntily p rotest i
"l'I u Gve'rniir :uuhnimust r'eectfully
ii<pivst ttnut he deCsi!st thier-fr'omu zar i
(avei [the cldl r atnd ,iu dif iIt.heref II
to the civ,'Il It!a auteiitil. x
I- ort h. '1That at cop iovf these reo-) at
lul t-iIs I. frw, urded to the (Goernor~ii. m
I arino'r, living in'-ar 1it-tston, deii eluI c
lino triog ago t o na;rr'y. Annie W'al ,ni
rIerI-t.iood tiet thwy we're engaget'd, hat,
he uilLly iransfe'rr'i his atteniti os: to j
liss I i-hi riIs, s ty i ng ti his I riendmis ~
it th' Wahiln gi wat- too gi'ldy for a
'I o. .-ion I he&rea(l for it. wats announcedl'b fr
h;tf hi and .'li>s I-ibtrdsH wiere en il
!.agedi, andt tIhe wedldiing dfay wats set. i
taut oi Ithis t hey were iidigantrt t
:!;af tng I lit. Willialnsona hi d piroii .
sit 21o iartry herl beftore hie beiganu fptay-IJ
wo'lre 92he wouViJI beclome( his btride ir rut
hie wVin4iII g, WVihtml>n JOsays, he went
o I'ittsioni andOI thtee inet soJlnii of Miss
T'al len's Ir'rnd', who took bhin aronidli
i se'v er,l sa Ilions and got h iml inio.(J
atid, andii then took hun( to some00 platno
vbhere sinrehody unarrid thern. Ilet
I ys' tha it when heIti4 got siber lhe founrdti
I iss Walen inlst aIled in his house ias
is wi iland t,hat hoe wits pioss9essed of at
iirriiage c(rti iinte~ In pJroJaer legial
(Jr in. Wl~ill irnon has be'guin' su1It forhi
Tirji lii t in um'e.
Arc rsTA', (Ga., Jaii. li .--Word if
irmes toJ A ugusta ticom I{tiuse, settle-. ni
Ilet niear 'Jackson Statioui, S. C., on W
(0 Ptort IitI i tid Augus3ta road, of
'oublie bJalweenl white and blacks. An
ttempt, was madle to arrest, Jesse .Jade'
nleir(, desperado,' hut huis fiendi( sur
>uedo his house and1( ambushedl the
osse, Wo ulding three of the conista'oles,c
ne seriously. It, is niot known itf anyc
i the negroes were hurt. More trouble
tas feareod tonitsht, but later advices say tN
1Ila quiet soar b,
ite et in thle DArk"- , 1'4)1ullt Nelid
. A l i lro iiite Jun
for "-n11at,,r.
~, Jan. 10.--T he follow.
ing rvI y h is bef'n 1nadWe by .enator
Irby to a >nniceiOn reCeend by
hin l i IA tron the ion. r.C.
ite". Tro;viuror ol, 'uth Ctrolina:
.I mt11.l 'ttesa m ate.
W\l.,a011119i11, 1)D . r1 Ili I'.14.
1Lou. W. T. T . 1. ihte-0 >hnn S
ly dear Sir: I hrv your letter of
the 14h iit., ut yif t yoti Im;tke in
q iry as I wtha' I titnk shoutl !
cjo'ie in r,l rene to hlr(jIrg a fIaction
al conventi,i of th I Nforn pArty of
South C.tr ma1 1, to wlheh I a-i wer 1i
tily, but fr;n:iklv.
I regret, ;k deeply as you, ti see di
visions in twhk Ioforin mnovement of
our State. I e purp iei for which it
began have nOt been ac::omplisied, and
cannot be, w moa the exercise of har
mony, j usti'Y, c:l'1')1 sense ani lair
dealing. I h-vve ha I uitt one puirp3
from the verv binning, ani that wai
to do my duty by it t tti- very bes. of
my ability. No,withV-1dinig this, I
have beon prosu'r're.i by nmn,supposed
to be prominent ii th ' -l',)r;-n mve
lent, from the v,ry bginning, tntil I
mavde up my min,i that I would not
tibiit to it any I >:ger, andl appealed
to the trio men ailo*,g us to protect
me against such p nItii4l asissllation.
It is not my fallt tia, we have these
vldenic A of div a ):i i,i our State. I
rtirnished -i ) ex : t every I Aformer
who goes intLo G ai tro:n tlt riral
listricts to the 1a'. i i-o t I le taken
Lo one Fide and gcol LIA I 1 preja.
liced against "Irby's ini tzein-at of
tie party," when even the Antis ti -n
ielves acknowledge th:V a my c>adlus as
'bairl.m-In, has been perfeztly fair. I
ti unwilling that a Ttiir,l pirty leader
ihtiti take charge of tho I. 'form m va
ment in S,ithi CiroliaAi. Li I thus die
Late tho noinines of' tih. l)m)cratic
p:rty. I ami s itislied t! a thu paople
J1 the . ate will io', surba to it, alnd
the sooner he, and o, tiers wao exp3ct
to re.tin olli -O ider iiiii, fin'l this out,
the better f.r him and f lie iml wenlt.
I answer yot frankly as to what I
Liiink oight, to h) do:e, so t tr ai I e.n
s#![-. Th 0Kre are1ix or svn oi ?r cm
ditates for gbaihrna> ri! l hoaors.
Tlhese men h tve b !i tri. a,tA loyal,
and are all ab!e in. Tlt,; are enti
tied, at leat, to a fair c )tet an the
protection of th triniplvs ol thle first
Marel, coiveit )ton, the ilw 11 proiulneat
of which was the righrt l u iii, ,- ople
to iianie their e !lidates. inI:t1 of a
ring in tie ate loiti. IP will be
necess:try, bfolre th, c tue ip g:i th it is
to be ld by ne a. DaI:nora'e chair
man, that these contest-i sh il b, set
tied withill the lines of our lieti-i, and
that, after the p?ople have ha-I time to
weigh and li:1stre thcln all' I midcive
ai to their choice, the successill one
31hall be given the colors of our fadti:m
o mecet. the Conservative fLc ton in
lebateon the siiiip before thegneral
n-iiniary election. This c:nnot be done
vith ai early convention h.j Id arid stiap
ud1igient taken, before the wopll have
etn or hear I tire vArious e tadid te a
ho seek the endorsermient of the I e
orin party. I, savors too mr iuch of' old
'ing rile and l1askellite imethods, and
,he peoplo will not couintenanco it.
I'hils Is perfectly fair and all parties
vill be satishied; bit tle people, who
>elieve in tho theory and syst-eml of
>rimary elections, iill ot st nd for
woa or th rree men--- ene a leader of the
'hiIr<l irly arid the self1-conrsti tt?
p)okeAsnianr of tihe T1hird~ part.y, the
other a traitor to thIe Iteformi party,
vhro s'teks, as anr emiissarv fromi the
nemriy, toia ri thre lIefo rni party, and
t,hrr inenr wh(o diesire ollice -'to lix ilp
slate now II, have it endo Iirsed b y a Coil'
ent ion as eariy as .\irchr, arnd rammuned
lownl thiirir tiroarts. I say this, because
I (i eir scheui e Is~ allowe'd to go thirougir
m idtr tire wip arid spur of thre Illegis
or, thie iiiovetnlkomno~Lit stanid. Sell
espiectirig menQI in it woui1,gL4er go
0 thle wvalIlt an to serve tinder a tinu.
iir to hris inovemrenrt arnd to see them- "~
'l ve. aissasshirated in the d ark by men
'ho lhave claimedva to be thirir friends,
ndt tIe people r'obbeud of tire beniellts'
f the vil at prlnacipales of tire iirst March
tat ilormi.
Th'is has been wvrittenr to yoti juset as~
thInk It anda b)eli've It. I have tried
> b t.rm to eva'ry man in theo State
orise anal siihajecteda myself to abuse
mil eritieisris in 18ht% for leaving my
'at in tire Senate to go to Southm Cairo
ira to work f or thieii aird their re-elec
1)n. 1 do noat itenid now to be abused
y' therri.
As you shiggest, I, being the State
riinrir, havo nio righrt to call ai famc
2 1ial coii veilliori.
I hiave ne'ver alssimed or contom
itt-a airy .9uch action, no'r coaulad such
roncitliusiona be dIrawn Ifromn anrything
it I hrave' said or written. T1he or
mnization last, presided over by the
oni. ( - W. Shrell is defunct, because
liten tihe crisis carme ini 'p:, we fadled
have~' seen orhear'd of any action
omii him ini baehalf' of tire lieform
ova'rmant, arnd, besides Its is'on~
is f arlilled as a political organiz stjon
8oon11 itIs object was accomplished
wit: thre capturring of tire whole
ate gover-rnment bay thre people, It,
lug a temIporaary organizai.tion, couli
>t ex ist, loimger thrari alter tire inaugu
tiorn of the State olibers. l[e, there.
rt', ('annot, call and control ia caucus
clinvenition arnd tire only way for It
be doanie re'giilarly within our party
1r:s is, as sriggesded by the Laurrens
Ilianace resolitions, to wit: That
>vernor 'i lirnan call arottnd hin the
iders, draft rules andi call a conven
mi if they see tit:
In can::hision, allow inn to say that I
IIill) Uoore and go further to heal
eaches arnd unite our forces than per
ps airy man who has been treated as
hrave in tihe holuse of my friends; burt
wvill nrot saibmait to the (dictaition of
bind party ieaj,.s and traitors to our
overr'ent, let the consequences be
hat threy may. J. L,. M. I iy,
Ilout'ToN,_TI'r:, ,Jan. 17. -ThIs after
>Onl about 5 o'clock ,John F. Moris
as shot rind killed by ,Jamnes McCane.
och men hrad private detective argen
es arid furnished watchmen for pro
arty. Same time ago they were in
irtnrership but dissolved, McCane buy.
ag Morris out and working uip a good

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