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He Orittoelem Governor Tiliman's AclIQ
Hits eview of the Circumstances an
Conslder Able attention has bee
drawn to the sattement made by Sena
tor Butler about the late troubles i
Darlington. It is as follows:
FLoRHOE, April 3.--Senator Butle
passed through Florence tonicaht on hi
way from Darligton to Washington an(
I asked him to give me his estimate <
S tae situation la this "imsurrectionary)
"I have come down from Darlington'
he said, "where I have been the pat
twenty-four hours. As far as I coul
learn everything Is perfectly quiet an
the civil authorities prepared t- die
charge their duty. It seems that -
number of the State constables or spiea
as they are called, had been to Darling
tcpa for the purpose of ascertaining
there was any contraband whiskey. I
the search they made, they were sup
ported by the mayor and civil authori
ties of Darlington, as there was not th
slightest resistance to this enforcemer
of the dispensary law: in the contrar
the people of Darlington co-operate
with the enforcement. This was pric
to Thursday, March 29. It appears th
force of constables or spies was increas
ed on that day, by a reinforcement <
about eighteen men, armed with Wir
cheater rifles and pistols. Why this re
inforcement of armed men should b
sent into a peaceable, law abiding corr
munity where there had been no resials
ance to law, I dannot understand, and,
think the authorities will have difficult
In explaining it. It also applears the
this armed band were about to re
tire from that community where the
had not been molested or disturbed
whbn a personal 'ffliculty arose betwee
two young men at the railroad statio
A where these spies were. This dif~cult3
from what I can learn, was an entirel
personal matter between the parties et
gaged and in no way connected wit
the execution of or resistance to the dii
pensary law. -
"One of these armed constables, Mi
Laudon by name, Interfered in this pr
Tate difficulty. A citizen, Mr. Normer
at the depot on business, made some r
- mark, and there was an interchange
epithets between him and this constabhi
whereupon the constable opened flb
upon Mr. Norment with the remarl
'G-d d-n it, boyb, let her roll.' Ti
firing then became general between tb
armed constables and the few person
who supear to have been at the statlo
by acclaent or on business. The resu
of this firlag was that two unoffendin
citasne were slain, one constable kille
. and this man McLendon badly wounde
and several other citizens, among thet
the chief of police, who was trying t
preserve order, were severil time
"The people of Darlington, naturall
Indignant at the extraordinary and vi(
lent measures adopted dy the authoritle
of the State were outraged, and upo
the information of this emeute at the ati
tion they set out arid pursied the me
who they rightly thought had committe
a wanton and unprovoked murder upo
two of their best citizens. They pu
sued these men, I take It, as long v
there was a prospect of arresting them
and, we must assume, bringine them t
iustice for what they considered an ul
.provoked homicide. As a proof of the
conservatism, the wounded man, M
Lendon, who had shot Mr. Normen
was taken to the jail and there protec
ed from further injury, although the pei
of that towh were greatly infuriated
his conduct.
"I think it may be safely asserte
that there Is not a more law abiding, ii
.telligent communIty anywhere in tU
United States tban the two countiesgi
Darlington and Florence. Now. it dot
seem-to me that if [ had been Govern<
o'f the State, of South Carolina I woul
have felt It to ha my duty, upon beilt
informed of the occurrences at Darlini
ton, to have gone promptly to the ecer
'4 of the distulbanee and assured the pec
pie of that hitherto law abiding'commu
nity that they should have fair play.
thirk if Governor-Tilimah had done th
matters could have been composed in S
hours, and whoever should have bee
proven to be in fault would have bee
snuadte amenable to the law. Instead
that he issued a proclamation denoun
ing the good people* of these two cool
ties ae insurgents and 1nsurrectionis
and ordered the military of the State
Scamp upon them. .
During my stay at Darlington I wi
deeply Impressed with the anxiety
both the citizens and the military
keep within the limits of the la w. I a
vised as far as I had the right to advie
that under our form of government ti
military bu subordinate to the civil pos
er, and use of the military arm was on
justifiable when the civil authority wi
proved to be powerless and paralyze
and, I think, if Governor Tillman had
could recognize this Constitutional r
lation of the two powers of our goverm
ment, he would avoid- mauv of ti
blunders which he has made. There a
two ways to execute any law, The o1
by wisdom and conservatism and fairne
and the other by harshneos. violeni
and an overbearing disregard VA the cit
I need not now express any opinik
in regard to the dispensary law, but
may say that, in my judgment, ti
Governor is attempting to enfogee it
a harsh, vlplent and liladvised manne
.He ought to know that the Anglo Sax<
race, particularly in our day and genm
ration, will not submit, beyond a certa
point, to be harried and repressed an
pursued. The constItution'ot the Unit,
States and of the 8tate guarantees ti
itissn agaimst, unreasonalie searche
*and there ip nothuing in the dlspensal
law that I snow of, which justifies u
Invasion of this sacred rlg1~t. Govern<
Tillman must not Imagime from the pi
triotic and submission of the people
the city of Charleston, where he seen
to have practiced unchallenged sway I
the harsh execution of this lay
that the people outside of thu
ciety, less maasa4t ea es l
municipal government, will quietly
submit to his invasion of their rights,
and it would be prudent on his part to
E go slow In the rigid enforcement of a
very unpopular law.
"I should not beunder8tood as en
courageing, in the slightest degree, law.
lessnces or resistance in any f;im to
d lawful authority. The people of Dar
lington and Florence, as a rule, have
not resisted the lawful authority. There
a may ba . exceptional lstances, as there
are in every community, but they do not
11 justify the wholesale denunciation which
he seems to have put upon them. From
what I observe in both these counties
3 there has not been the least excuse or
justification for ordering the military to
these points. He has done so at an
enormous expense to the taxpa3fers of
the State, and, of course, he will have to
Ic ok out for that.
t "While in Darlington I advised, as
far as I had the right to advise, that the
friends of the deceased who were killed
in the emeute :t the railroad station, go
before the trial justice, mako affidavit
charging the accused parties of the of
fence which they thought they were guil
ty of, demand the lesuance of a warrant,
3 let the same be placed in the hands of a
duly authorized constable or clt'zen, or,
- where the accused has Ged the jurlsdic
a tion of a warrant, that it, be sent to
t the sheriff of the county where they
Y are found, endorsed and served by
d him, so that the parties might be ar
r rested according to law, required to ap
0 pear, given bond and answer to the
charges in the due course of judicial ad.
f ministration. If resistance should be
made to the constable of the trial justice,
and he should fail to make the arrest,
e he should be required to endorse such
failure on the warrant, and th)en, and
then only, the civil authorities should
call on the military to act as posse for
V the ai'rest of the accused.
t "I see by the papers that Governor
Tillman, In a note to Capt. McCaugh
y rin of the military company, has stated
that 'the dut'y of the soldiere, and the
militia are soldiers, when called into ser
a vice Is ulind obedience to orders from his
' superior, and not to question them In
any way.' To my mind this proposition
is simply monstrous, and is not true.
h No officer Is bound to obey the orders of
a is superirr when the order issued is ille.
gal. Nothing is better settled in mil
tary law than that. Suppose the Gover
nor had ordered Capt. McCaugbrm to
it fire into a church filled with women and
children; suppose h9 had ordered him
to set flre to the town of Columbia; sup
pose he had ordered him to throw a rail.
road train, full of innocent passengers,
from the track. According to his theory
e he would have had to obey, and yet, if
e he had obeyed, Cppt. McCaughrin and
8 his company could have been arrested
3 tried and doubtless convicted, of murder
I or arson, or incendiarism, and the order
of the superior cfficer, the Governor,
would not have protected him. Thin
d shows how wild and untenable and ab
a surb his proposition is. I repeat, no.
0 officer can be compelled to carry out an
* unlawfal order of his supeiior cfllers,
and if he declines to obey it, the only
Y penalty he incurs Is Lrial by a court mar
0 tial.
s "I would not advise any officer or
a soldier in the military service of his State
6 or elsewhere to acts of Insubordination
0 or disobedience of orders, but they are
d as amenable to law as other citizens,
and should never torget that they are
sobordinate to the cilvil power of the
e government. We haye had a recent ex
ample of how snsitive the officera and
0 soldiers of the regular army are. At
- Denver, Col., where Gen. McCook of
r the regular army refused to interfere at
the instance of Goveroor of Waite, saying
tp he was present with his troops as preserv
*era of the peace, and could'only interfere
- when the civil powermi are paralized,
it This, I think, would be a safe rule for
the military of this and all other States.
d "Governor Tillman has 'ruthlessly
'and wantonly insulted this gallant young
a ofiber of Newberry. There is, and can
'be, no justification for cruelty. Capt.
s McCaughrin is a gentleman, and exer
r cised the right which every soldIer has,
d of tendering his resignation rather than
g serve under a braggart, bully, or an in
competent superior oficer. Hie has a
a right to exercise thIs privilege at any and
- all times, and the exercise of the right
'does not Justify or excuse this wanton
I insult from his superior officer..
s "I cannot, comnrehend what Governor
4 Tillman means by his wild and reckless
a conduct. The thinking p)3OPle of this
n State, of all factions, are tired of dissen
sions, wrangling and confusion, o f his
fire alarm pyrotechnic style of govern
Sment. It is having a bad eflrect upon
a the material and social interests of the
0 State. It is making us an object of ridi
cule and a by-word with all enlightened,
iS intelligent people. We want re
pose, quiet, peace, order; and
Sit will not do for him to say
that these disturbances are brought about
~by an oligarchy or an aristocracy or
le ring. He has had undisputable control'
*of every department of the government
v for nearly four years and it is very
a strange that all these dia'turbances and
dissensions, and all of this wrangling
rand bl'oodshed should spring frc-n his
own administration. Does it not argue
that there is something wrong, radically
e ro ,inhis administration? ntfl
Oons or outlaws; as a rule they are con
's ervative and law-abiding o f all factions.
SIn 1878 they arose In their power and
hurled from the administration of the
nState government men who had brought
'disaster and sorrow upon the people.
IThey are long auf 'ering anid patient and
hele ought to stop and think, lie ought
ato call around him in council the most
r. prudent and conservative men of all fac
a tions. Nobody wants to thwart him in
'any honorable E fIirt he may make for
n.the general welfare of. the whole people.
d ie ought to know that he cannot run
drough-aihed overthe people, or any part
a of the people of this State. lie says lie
'represents a majority. Does he mean
y to have It inferred froni this that he may
" trample on the rights of the minority and
Ir Ignore them? Is he prepared to admit
that two, thr e or a dozen newspapers
Scan prevent his doing justice to all the
8 people? Will he say that the newspa.
pers camn drive him into .extreme and
!* resentful measures? I should be very
tortosee the Governor of this Mtate
fin that postioan. Why does he ....igu.
in his efforts to array class against clas
couutry against town? Why will h
appeal to the prejudices and resent
ments of the people ratter than t
their reason and wisdom and forbea
ance one for the other? We are on
people with a common interest and
common fate, and it behoves him, as :
behoves all the good and patriotic me
of this State, to keep cool, to obey tL
law and to respect honest differences <
opinion, one for the other.
- "There is no occasion for the disturl
ances now going on in the State: Thei
is no occasion to call in the militar]
Let him send them home and admini
ter the laws In mercy and justice an
my word for it all will be well."
The Senator said further, I see b
this evening's Columbia Journal, thu
Governor Tillman proposes to issue
proclamation taking charge of the ei
tire police force of the State. 11o w b
can have the effrontery to do this whe
the last Legislature, representatives (
the people, refused to give him thi
power in terms, I caanot understan
Why he should desire to destroy hor
rule and local self government, tU
very foundation stone of our populi
institutions, is equally surprising.
Governor Tillman bad better leave I
each community the right to gover
itself according to its own exigencie
subordinate, of course, to the pa
amount power and authority of tU
State. If he does this, if he does tal
charge of the police, he will add fu(
to the flame, and might precipita1
bloody collisions, and inflict endles
harm and injury upon the whole Stat
Let him attend to his own Constiti
tional duties and leave the people t
govern themselves. .He is not wist
than all the people, nor more patriot
than the majority."
Governor Tillman now predicts thi
he Is going to defeat Gen. Butler I
the race for the United States Senato
ship in the coming primary election
this State.
But here is the way he expressed
yesterday when a newspaper reprees
tative asked him what he had to si
about the Senator's recent interview:
"All I have to say is that I am Go
ernor and he is benator. I have bee
at my post of duty, while he has bee
away from his post of duty and gallo
Ing around the country letting off poll
cal electioneering scre2ds. The contr
versy between us will be settled befoi
the people and by the peoply next N
vember and I predict that they wi
give him a furlough to go home.and r
main three-an indefinite furlough."
Cooper Oontradicted.
UREENVILLE, April 27.-Capt. J.
Mooney, chairman of the milita
court of inquiry which satin connectl
with the coroner's jury at Darlingt
and made a report accusing the Sta
constables with murder, has publish
a statment.in the Greenville News :
reply to a letter of J. C. Cooper of Sal
S. 0. Cooper was a member of ti
court. In his let'er published Sund
he insinuates that he did not unde
stand what h was doing when he sig
ed the report and that he was misled i
overpersuaded by Capt. Mooney t
sign the document. Capt. Moone
shows that the court was appointed I
the regular military channels, the no'
commissioned officers and privates 1
Ing chosen by the captains to their r
spective companies without any prt
arrangement. The names of the mer
bers of the court were telegraphed in
mediately to Governor Tillinan ar
were presumably acceptable t him,
he made no objection. Instructioi
were sent to the court by Gen. Rici
bourg and read and explained in ti
presence of all and specifically adtho
ized each member to file, if he wishe
a seperate report giving his views f
the evidence. Capt Mooney has a fi
simile water press copy of the repoi
showing that nothing was added to<
taken from it after it was signed. I
states that it was thorughly discussi
by the members of the court before b
ing written and after it was writt<
was read over to them t wice at leal
and repetitions, errors in names, &
corrected with assisthnce of Cal
Hlarvey of the Gordon Light Dragoo
and other members. Capt. Mooni
was made chairman of the court, fro
the fact that he held the senior cot
m ission.
-- The Itaporter Wing.
CIKRmAW, A pril 25.-The libel ca
of C. H1. Finch against A. G. Kolloc
editor of Wle Cheraw' Reporter, for *14
damages, came oil in i'rial Justice J.'
Hurst's court at Chesterfieled on il
14th. Mr. Finch was represented 1
W. P. Pollock, and Mr. Kollock 1
Elward Mchver and W. F. Stevenso
Finch evidently did not thing ho hi
been damaged; at any rate he left ti
county before the day of trial. His a
toney, therefore, hali to act b:>th
witness and lawyer in the case. Messi
Mclver and Stevenson argued for a no!
suit, and completely routed Mr. Polio
who did not seem to have any cas
failed to make but a very poor showini
The trial justice granted a nonsuit on tl
ground that the attorney for the plaint
failed to prove any special~damages. T
attorneys ti r the defense msde oth
points for a nonsuit, but the justice co
sidered the one mentioned as snflci
to grant the nonsuit. The cause of t
action was the publication in the Rtepo
ter ( f an article in which Mr, Finch w
called a spy. An explanation, w
made in a subst quent issue which elhou
have been suftcient to drop the an
This is the first case of the kind, so f
as I know, ever brought in this count
UolumnbiW' Cotton Mi I.
CoImusf, S. C., April 25.-The tur
ing of a small wheel here today I
Aretas Blood, of Massachusetts, set
motion the machinery of' the large
mill under one roof in the UnitE
States, and marked the beginning of
arger growth for Columbia. Trhe ml
though less than half completed,
ready for work. It, is live stories hig
and one-flfteenth of a mile long, al
will be devoted to the manufacture
cotton duck. In addition to its beb
the forerunner of numerous enterpriF
for Columbia, and bearing the dist il
tion of being larger than the fame
King-Phillip mili, of Lowell, Maf
there is a feature about it that will
volutionize mill construction. This
the application Of eleccitrity to cott
manufacturing, the power being del
loped by power from the canal, a
transmitted over Wires to fifteen eli
tric dynamos in the milk The mill w
have In all 18.000 spindles, which E
eqa o 16,00 spint~bles of ordina
a di
t iloodshed In Montana fletween Boane of o
e the Industriol Arany Followers and Dop- p
uty NMarshali-The Marshala Overpower-tE
. cd-United States'.Troops OrderedLOut. P
,e BILLINGS, MONT., April 2.-The first
.' bloodshed resulting from the clashes of n
1, the law and the industrial army move- or
ment, which is now sweeping over the C
Y country in a wave of monster propor
it tions was witnessed here today. About la
a 11 o'clock this morning this little city CC
I- was thrown Into wild excitement by ki
.e the announcement that the train-steal
n Ing contingent of the Coxey army was L
Of rushing into the city on a Noithern m
It Pacific train from the West at a high M
- rate of speed closely followed by a train de
0 load of United States deputy marshals. th
e The truth of the statemenb was veri- to
r fed a few minutes before noon when T
the train of box cars ran into town. th
.o The Coxeyltes were overtaken by the re
n special traiu of the marshals just as 01
5, they entered the limits of the city. lit
After their arrival it was learned III
0 that the marshal's train overtook the ai
0 Hogan contingent just as they were n'
1 pulling away from Columbus, and at- P'
e tempted to arrest the progress of the i
,a train bearing the 500 unemployed who h
. are in possession of the train. The V
L- leaders would not yield to the demands lY
D of the marshals to give up the train a
'r and instructed their men to go ahead,
C which was done. The two trains came C
on during the forenoon hours until this e
city was reached, when a stop was or- rc
dered, the conflict between the two al
It bodies resulting. at
n As near as can be learned Marshal n'
McDermott ordered the leaders of the 7,(
n captured train to surrender, and when
they refused to dJo so a few of the mar- -
t shals, before receiving a command to b3
do so, fired upon the crowd of men on M
iy the cars. Tho shots were quickly re
turned by the industrials. A number
v- of shots were exchanged between the
n parties before Marshal McDermott
in could regain control of his men. Dur- ri
P- ing the firing one of tMe deputies was al
t- seriously wounded and one of the men to
3- on the rear platform car was shot in F
*e the groin. McDermott decided that j<
- his men were not equal to the odds k
ii against them and ordered his men to fi
desist firing, which they did. The cap- ex
tured train soon after pulled out from f(
the depot and McDermott notified the tl
authorities that his force was inade- b
ry quate to capture the 500 men who were a
)n determined to retain possession of the o
>n train. At the latest advices of the d
to train the captured train is pursuing its lh
,d way to Miles City, where it Is expect- o
ed the national troops will arrest them g
and recover the train. n
WASHINGTON, April 25.-In addition 'T
to the request of the Judge of the m
r United States Court, the United States ti
District Attorney and the United w
)r States Marshal for the District of Mon- dc
tana for Federal aid in arresting the p
y logan contingent of the army of the ci
unemployed for seizing a train at in
Butte, Montana, against the mandate U
of the United States Court., President al
Cleveland has received the following fli
from the Governor of Montana which of
was given to the press tonight.:
"To the President of the United tli
d States: Information reaches me by di
wire that a baud of Coxeyites fleeing M
the State with stolen train were over- al
taken at Billings by United States dep- at
e uty mvirshals who were trying to serve
r- a writ Emanating from the United
States Court. A fight ensued. One
deputy marsb)al was wounded anda of
tleader of the Coxeyltes wounided. The tr
deputy masaswere overpowvered ti
'and diriven off with revolvers and other C
nweapons. The mob then surrounded ti
dthe deputies and now hold them pris- ti
oners. The train of Coxeyltes is within si
n a few hours run of Fort Keob, It is 01
impossible for the State militia to over- si
take them. As Governor of Montana I ai
;hereby requtest you to have the Federal re
Stroops at1For t Keog intercept, take in- il
to custody, arrest and hold these Cox- o.
m eyites subject to the orders of the Uni- t<
ted States Court issuing the writ re- d
ferred to. If the Coxeyltest. pass Fort e
Keog before orders can emanate from ti
you for their apprehension, I request a:
se that Federal troops be ordered to over- ci
k, take them. Promptness required. ci
)0 "(Signed) U. E. RLIUKARTs, n
Governor of Montana." ti
*0 Schofield, commanding the army, last n
night sent a telegram to General Mer- ti
rett, commanding the Department of a
Y Dak'ota, instructing him by direction c
-' of the President, to have a sufntient a
id force sent to arrest all persons engaged n
10 in the unlawful seizure of the North- y
I - ern Pacific train at Butte, and to hold h
is the train and all' on board until they y
s, can be delivered to the United States n
1.. Marshal for Montana subject to the or- a
k der of the United States District
e, Court.
Arayone or two trains have been
m' sizedandconstant threats are being f
made ofra seizIng others. Attorney n
GeO neda Omney today telegraphed the t]
* ntdStates marshal of Washington ti
er to use every means in his power to a
"" maintain the peace and the security of a
Lit property. The United States marshals i
10 in Montana, North Dakota and Minne- k
r- sota had previously been instructed to a
as the same effect arnd all of them are di- n
as rected to promptly notify tihe Depart. a
hd ment of Justice the moment they are y
L. unable to control the populace.
sr The order of the P.resident for the
y, troops to intercept the Northern Pa
'cifectra in and arrest tihe runaway 110- 'j
gan contingent was Issued solely to t
Li- command respect for the mandate of
)y the United Statee Court and was not in ti
Li any sense a national interference in lo
st cal affairs. It is explained at the White h
d Ihouse that the Butte miners .had aP- a
a plied to the Northern Pacific . oflicials v
II, (that roadl being in the hands of gov- 1(
is ernment receivers) for free transporta- e
II, tion to Washington, and when this was b
id refused the strikers broke into the
of roundl house, seized a locomotive,
ig cou~pled cars to form a train and when
esi the United States Court granted an in- c.
ic- junction against this act-ion and issued I
us an order for the arrest of the marau-A
5., dlers and the U~nitedl States marshals at- I
re- tempted to execute t.he orders of the ti
is court with as strong a possee as he was a
on able to summon to his aid, his forces e
e- were overprweredl and the stolen train t
Lid escapedl. When these facts were re- ii
'- ported to the D~epartment of Justice v
il they were brought to the attentihn of f
re the President, withl the recommenda- t
ry tion of the Attorney General that ilhe ii
Federal authoritiesn be annpartu ed by
0ps, that being the sole alternativ
't to the government.
The President at once called the Ger
al Commanding of the Army tnt
nsultation, and after fully conside
g the matter, General Scholleid wE
rected to call upon the comiande
the department of Dakota (in whic
ilitary department the affair too
ace) to send a sufficient force <
oops to arrest all persons engaged I
,e unlawful seizure of the Norther
icilic train at Butte, Mont., and I
>ld the train and persons until th(
iuld be delivered to the United Stat
arshal for Montana subject to I
der of the United States Distri<
This dispatch was sent at II o'clot
3t night to Col. P. T. Swaine, who
mmander of the Department of 1)
ita, with headquarters at St. Paul.
Colonel Swaine's orders were sent
ieutenant Colonel John i. Page,cor
anding Fort Keogh, near Miles Cit
ontana informing him of the Prei
nt's orders and directing him to mal
e arrests and under no circumstanc
permit the train to pass Miles Cit
is ufternoon, when it was learno
at the train might be some time J
aching Miles City, Colonel Page wi
'dered to make the arrests ovith;
1e delay as possible and it is not i
rely that he may put troops on a tra:
id make the effort to capture the ix
)rs train tonight. There is some a
'ehension that Colonel Page mi
eet with resistance when jhe carri
a orders into effect as the men
)ssession of the train are undoubte
all armed and have already show
disposition to lawlessness.
Every confldence is felt, however, I
Alonel Page being equal to whatev,
nergency arises. Reports have bet
ceived at Police headquarters fro:
ithorities of other places, showing ti
rength of the various contingen
w moving on Washington to I
ST. PAUL, MINN., April 20.--2. a. in
The Coxeyites were arrested at 12.
Colonel Page's troops at Forsythl
on., forty-six miles west of Foi
An Agitator Killed.
BLUEFIELD, W. Va., April 26.-1i
ok O'Brien, -who came here with oth
jitators from Ohio and Pennsylvan
' try to induce the 25,000 miners of ti
lat Top region of West Virginia
'in the great coal miners' strike, w
lied at Turkey Ridge. O'Brien h
ished an address to the mine wor
'a, composed mostly of negroes a1
ireigners, in which he urged them
irow down their picks and dema
etter treatmeut and pay from t
line owners. A foreigner of the nai
f Hansent sprang upon a box and i
ressed his countrymen. "This mai
e said, "would deprive your famil
f bread when there Is nothing to
ained by striking." Hanseo's i
arks were Interpreted to O'Brien
homas McBride's saloon. O'Brien i
onstrated with Hanseni for opposl
te strike order, and flanseni retort
ith "Your are here for the purpose
>ing my people harm." Thelie wi
issed, and Hanseni backed by an e
Led crowd of his countrymen drew
ng bladed knife and plunged it in
'Brien's body repeatedly, killing hi
most instantly. The murderer the
id to the mountains. The propriet<
' the saloon attempted to defer
'Brien, and was severely handled I
Le !rowd. The other strike agitato
sappeared since the O'lrien inciden
ore trouble is feared, P the mine
e steadfast in their purpose not
Uuardtng the GAld.
WASHINGTON, April 24.--Treasu
flicials while disclaiming any fears
ouble on account of the prescenice
e crowds incident to the coming
)xey's army, have taken the preoca
on of adding flfty-tlve carbines an
renty revolvers to the 'Treasu: y,
ipply af arms. The normal streng
the watch force of the Treasu~iy
venty men, devided into two relic
id in addition to two or three doz,,
volvern, there has always been thirt
re carbines in the racks in the 0111
the captain of the wvatch, sufilcie'
supply one to each watch ana<
1ty. It has'been though be ., ho,
rer, to increase the supply in view
ec crowds of hangers-on of the Cox
~my that are expected to arrive in ti
ty during the coming week. T
ptain of the treas iy Guard, a loc
ilitary organizati j~, composed e
rely of clerks in the '['reasury D~epai
ent, today informed the captain
1o watch force that in case of trout
any hour of the day or night,
)luld have every man in his comma'
the Treasury building inside of for
miutes, Ie stated that his men wV(
eli drilled in the use of arms a
ence could do much more offect'
ork than civilians, lie asked to
otifled if there was at any time a'
pprehension of trouble.
Terri ble E alt hquakes .
ATHENS, April 22.-Many reno:
~om the towns which havo suffer
Lost severely from the earthquakes
ie last two days were received this
irnoon and evening. The loss of lI
aid property is much greater than ii
L first supposed, in the Lori distr:
h9 persons are known to have be
liled by falling wails, and many othe
re rmissing. A paris church in Prosi
o collapsed during .vespers and thir
ien and women were killed outrigi
hile several who were dug out all
~om the ruins are likely to dlie. Nine
ersons were burled in the ruins
Lalesina and sixty of them were kille
'he others may recover, in mai
>wns whole households have disi
earedJ without leaving aii inkling
leir fate. lIn Martino, thirty-nis
ersons were killed by falling timbe,
Lost of them died within the walls
church whose roof fell in during si
Ice. Although there has been am
>ss of human life in Athens and
ivirona, the damage to property h
Ben enormous.
A Orloua Case.
ILALEKoIn, April 24.--A curious ca
imui up in the superior court hero.1
[. Worthington sues the Italeigh al
.ugusta railway for $5,000 damaga
r.e was walking by the side or t
ack when a train which was appr
shing struck a co w which had attemi
I to cross the track. The cow w
irown in the air and struck Wort
igton and knocked him into a pool
rater. When the engineer ran back
aund Worthington had crawled out
se water and was lying on a log. T
isue liinges upon the question of nej
SOme Promuinont flarnwuill County Mou
0 Have a Narrow Escape.
8 AUGUSTA, GA., April 25.-A case
r that resembles the gold brick fake per
a petrated on several prominent citizens
k of Barnwell county, S. C., has been de
I veloped and one of the men in the
n game who got the money was arrested
n in Augusta at midnight last night by
10 Detectives Howard and Murray. Late
yesterday evening the police received a
telegram from Allendale, 8. C, order
le ing the arrest of 11. C. Dillman, a
t stranger, who was said to be stopping
0 at the restaurant opposite the Union
k Depot. Closely following the telegram
Is Mr. George P. Allen, cashier of the Al
a- lendale Bank, of Allendale, arrived in
the city on the Port Royal and Augus
to ta train. lie immediately went to the
police barracks where he was delight
ed to find the man there in custody he
was after. Mr. Allen said he and a
Le party of his friends had been fleeced
out of $1,400 by Dillman and his part
ner, F. W. Fischer, who had been ar
y rested in Allendale, and he charged
n them with cheating and swindling.
Mr. Allen said Dillman and Fischer
who claim to be from Kansas City,
went to Barnwell a few days ago with
n a gas generator (which Liett. Cartlege
j- called a money taker) far stove cook
. Ing, and they were offering to sell the
State rights, claiming the generator to
2 be their patent. They exhibited papers
2 in substantiation of their claim. The
. generatur was so simple in make and
,n such a valuable improvement that Mr.
J. 0. Patterson became interested in
n the machine and entered in negotia.
3r tions for the purchase of the rirhts.
Ile put p a $200 bonus to make the
deal good after agreeing upon a trade
and on Monday went over to Allendale
to get some of his friends interested
with him in the scheme. Dillman and
Fischer went to Allendale with Mr.
Patterson, who induced Mr. George
0 Bryan, Mr Allen and several others to
go in with him to buy the rights, lie
3ti thinking it was a great money making
Monday tli trade was linally closed
and the gentlemen paid Dillman and
Fischer $1,400 in cash for the State
it- rights. Dillnan left at once and came
er to Augusta. Fischer remained in Al
ia lendale to sign up the papers, Mr,
16 Patterson returned to his home in
to Barnwell and upon his arrival there
8s found out that the same righte that
ad had been sold to him and his friends
k- had been sold to Col. Mike Brown of
id Barnwell. Mr. Patterson at once tele
to graphed his discovery to Mr. Allen in
ad Allendale, telling him he had seen th
he deed given to Col. Brown. Mr. Aller
Ile received Mr. Patterson's telegram jusi
id,- as the train was about to leave o
i. which Fischer was escaping.
lea Fischer was arrested and on his per
be eon was found $300 in cash and a $301
e- draft on the New York National Par
in Bank. Through Fischer it was fount
'A- out that his pal, Dillman, was in Au
E gusta and Mr. Allen's telegram was re.
d ceived just in time to arrast him be.
3f fore his departure for Chicago on the
18 Georgia train. At the barracks Dill.
K- man wi as searched and lie had $088 (5
a in money. Eight.y dollars of it was in
,0 $20 gold pieces, $575 was in five, ten
M and twenty dollar bills and the other
n 3.65 was in silver coins. Ile had a
magnificent cluster diamond pin which
d e wore In his shirt. In his pocket he
ly carried an exquisite solid gold watch
rs with a Knights of Pythias charm at
L- tached to his chain.
- Dillman is a tall, stout fellow, well
0 dressed and a smooth talker. lie said
if Fischer has sold Col. Brown the pat
ent rights then he is in the "soup" but
lie claims his part of the transaction
y was straight. Dillnian volunteers to
fgo back to Allendale without a requisi
)if tion and will return there this morning
of with Dectective lloward and Mir. Alien.
1- Mr. Allen is delighted that $1,288.05 of
1his and his friends $1,400 has boen ro
5 covered by the finding of $600 on
h Fischer and $68865 on Dil1iman.
1s The machine the men had, Mr. Allen
ssays, is all right and a good thing, but
ni he thinks now that thle strangers have
y-no patent right upon it. lient. Cart.
.Je lege thinks the men ar'e swindlers who
it have worked a skin game on the Al
m lendale crowd. It is not known for
V what lllman and Fischer caught Col.
of Blrown, buit it is hardly possible that he
By hi is escap~ed withotut loss, for lie hias
11e tihe deed to the patent right which he
lie holds. Thlis is the second time in the
iii hist few years that the people of Blarn.
n- well have been caught b~y such tricks
t-as this. Tihe last time the gold br'ick
fgame Was worked upon them, and then
Ie like now, the Augusta police caught
iSthe sqwindlers for themi.-Chironicle,
ty A Woman Orazed,
re ATLANTA, April 24.-An exceedilngly
id sensational story comes from Calhoun,
ve -in Gordon county. Deputy United
be -States Marshal TIurner, of Calhoun,
iy 'who was In Atlanta awaiting the pro.
liminary trial of a party of White
Caps, whom lhe had successfully run to
earth, receivod a telegram calling him
rts hoene. it appears from the details as
edl they can be had that frien's of the
of White Capse, whose victim. Robert
if- llooker, Is now in Atlanta, went to
fe Deputy Turner's house the night after
as lie left with hIs prisoners for Atlanta
*ct and madle all manner of bloodcurdling
en threats against his wife. Thie poor wo
mrs man was rrighitened almost to death.
Cd- She was too terrilled to remain at the
ty house, and, taking her baby, with a
it, pistol to dlefend herself from any at.
Ve tack, wandered aimlessly into thme
ty woods. When her disappearance Was
of dIscovered searching parties scoured
d. the county for her, but without avail.
ly TIhe frantic husband and father re
p- newed the search when he arrived at
of his desolate home, and found his wife
1c wandering In the woods, a raving ma.
s. niac. She still held her baby In hei
of arms and had the pistol ready to shoot,
ir- The threats of the White Caps effected
tIl an awful revenge on the faithful de
.ts puty marshal. Thle news has been re
as ceived here by friends of Mr. Turnei
that his wife is better and hopes arm
entertained of her ultimate reeovery.
me Going to Congrens,
V. CmroAo0, Ap~ril 24 ---At a mietini
id of flye bundred union mouldera yester
s-. day it was announced that the thre
oumons of' Chicago would send fiye hun
0o dred men to Washington to prescn
as gilevances to Congrese. They wI
h- move by train and deleirations from
og dozen towns inla 11is31, Indiana an
he Wisconsin are expected to join then
of A mornmng paper says thh~t a strike
he tour thousand employes of the Pullmas
:11- Company will be declared on MIE
ie save He Is Paralyzed; Ilila IIuds ate
Tied-Bar-roome Can its Put Up at
Every Street Cornor aind Croa-o Roads in
the State.
COLUMIA, 3. C., April 24.-No
move was made in any direction yester
day In the whiskey-Dispensary law mud
die. It was hoped that something would
be done to relieve the uncertainty. The
longer the problem goes without solu -
tion the worse jumbled becomes the
ideas of the public. Men now change
*opinoion as often as the wind. Each
change brings no relief. The puzzle
Siro wa . more perplexing. LAwvers are
"tint in it" at this juneture. They are
as badly rattled as the man who never
saw a law book. The Supreme Court
has made worse than a "ilftebn puzzle"
for this SLate and the disagreeable part
is that nobody can work the puzzle.
The Sipreme Court decision amounts
to one of two things-prohibition pure
and simple or free whiskey. The latter
means that there is no law against the
sale of whiskey, that any man can start
in the tusiness at any place and any
time, and that there is no restraint on
debauchery and the full sway of the li -
quor king.
Many pepole nowbelieveothat the ma
jority of the court saw what would be
the result of this fearful state of afrairs
and inserted in the decision the few lines
which have put everybody to guessing,
and which has checked the whiskey ele
ment this far. The court was far-sight
ed enough to see the effect of these lines.
The employees still in the service of
the State Dispensary were engaged yes .
terday in taking stock at that institu
tion. The quarterly report must be made
the last of this month and the amount of
goods on hand must be given. A car
load of whiskeys billed just before the
decion to County Dispensaries and
taken to depots were returned to the
btate Dispensary yesterday. The ship.
nients were stopped when the decision
was rendered.
Governor Tillman yesterday publicly
expressed an opinion on the decision for
the tirst time since it was rendered. He
was in a particularly good humor when
the small regiment of reporters struck
him and began > ply him with a variety
of questions.
The Governor was asked how long be
fore the uncertainty about the decision
would be removed and rthe :mystery as
to its meaning solved. He said: "I
have already solved my part of it. It is
now for the judges to let the people
know vhat they have decided. I don't
know whether the decision means prohi
bition or free liquor or what it means.
Who can tell what they mean? I don't
see what object they could have had in
leaving the matter in doubt at all.P
"Well, Governor, what about that ex
tra session?"'
"Who has heard anything of an ex.
tra sessiotc? All I've heard of it is some
talk in the newspapers and of course the
papers are always In the wrong."
"It is claimed by some that the deci
sion leaves the law a prohibition law and
that the police regulation feature of the
law stands. How about that?"
Governor Tillman replied: "All I
have to say is that the Legislature gave
me authority to enforce the ispensary
law. When the court declares the Dis
pensary law (lead why of course my au
thority to enfore It dies wlth it. I don't
see what right I have to attempt to
maintain the constabulary to enforce a
prohibition law If it is such.''
"Governor, whose business is it to
find out what the court means?"
"'I don't kno v. It's not mine."' Then
laughingly the Governor said. "What
is that Byron said about Wordsworth?
Ol,!yes, 'I wish he'd explain his explaria
ion.' ''
The Governor was askt d w hat lie in
tended to do about, hiavinig the stocks of
the various County Dispensaries ship
ped baick here and stored; it the rents
and insurance would not amount to
more than the expense of doing this. He
said lhe had( no authority whatever to go
into the expense of moving the stock and
things would go on just as they are.
Continuing, lie said: 'You see I am
p~aral.Yzed. I can't do a thing. It seems
to me that the court in so many words
expressly declares that 'the Dispensary
law is not a prohibitlory law.' The Court
(dellies emphatically that the (municip~all
ties have the right to issue liceneses. Now
if it is not a prohibitory law and the right
to issue licenses does not stand and there
is no other law app~lying to the liquor
trallic it looks to me like free liquor. It
looks like anybody and everybody can
go out. any where in the country, at every
cross-roads and everywhiere else, and
start up barrooms and sell liquor. All
Acts applying to the liquor traflic Incon
sistent v~ith the Dispensary Act have
been repealed andl there are none on the
statute books."
Governor Tiliman then male the tol
lowing important statement: "The
whole situation as I see it now is that I
can onlyjnmaintain the statue quo, shut
up shop close up business, do absolutely
nothing, and obey the law. The State
is forbidden to sell whiskey. As to who
else can or may I can't and won't pre
tend to say. It is confusion worse con
Ropo Wanted.
JAOKSONVILLE, Fla., April 23.--A
special to the Times-Union from Way
cross, Ga., says: Last niirht at Jamaica,
in this county, Miss T. H~owe, a beauti
ful young lady was outraged by George
White, a negro. Miss llowe will die
from the effects of the outrage. White
hats been capltured an~d Identitled by his
vIctim. Lt is saidl he will bet lynched
tonight. ____
Murdered by a Mob.
t TALLULAIE, La., April 21.-Mr.
lI Boyce, manager of the JBaniner Place,
a was assassinated1 last nmght, while rIdingt
d on the public roadl. It is helieved tbat
i. thIrty or forty negroes were implicated
)t in the assassination. Filttaen of' them
n have been arrested, and one Harris Wfl.*
v Hlams was shot and killed while attempt.
me in ennane.

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