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Intereat Shown ohfeny in' the Senat,5al
Night-Governor T1Ilma'a Questioni
and Senator Hutiet' Answer,.
MARION, b. C., July 3.-If this had
been a ball game instead of a campaigr
meeting here tfJay its record would
have been written, "Rain-no game-'
But the candidates could not be fright
ened by a wetting, so anxious were
they to have their innings, look the
dear eople in the eye and see them
face to face. There were about 700 per
sons who turned out to see the Sendto.
rial rock-pitching and the various and
sundry side accompaniments to the
big political show. They were martyrs
to their curiosity, interest or whatever
feeling that took them there. They
not only saw reeds shaken by the wind,
but felt themselves drenched from
head to foot by torrents of water from
black clouds that hung over the town
For several hours there was a terrific
down-pour and the crowd and most of
tlhe speakers had to succumb to a first
class ducking. The meeting was held
in a grove about a block away from
any shelter, and the crowd were sensi
ble enough to keep huddling together
and crouching under what umbrellas
were on hand, otherwise they would
have been like drowned rats had they
broke for cover. General Butler's
speech was the feature of today's meet
ing. It was really a gem, and the big
Tillmanite audience listened to him
with such rapt attention that he actu
ally seemed to have made severe in
roads into the Governor's Marior
forces. His speech was a combination
of eloquence, wit an4. practical illus
A~ tration.
County Chairman J. D. Montgomer3
opened the meeting by asking the
crowd not to put any "injecting ques
tions" to the speakers and reminded
them that the city needed money so
that if ahy one misbehaved himself he
would be sent to jail and made to "give
up the stuff."
Voice--Let every man consider him
self a marshal for good behavior. (Ap.
After prayer by the Rev. Mr. Beas
ley the chairman began to call out the
programme and was about to ring it
the Senatorial candidates last when
Governor Tillman halted him with the
remark: "Oh, no, they had us last a1
FloreLce and you ain't going to put ui
at the tail-end this time." The chair
man succumbed and reversed his pro
Railroad Commissioner Thomas cami
in on the lightning express. le re
hearsed his devotion to reform and
quoted Trautwine on Civil Engineer
ing, declared that the transportatior
question was a live issue and therc
was no better way to make the greal
engine of State strike a stump than t<
put unskilled men on the board o:
railroad commissioners.
Commissioner J. A. Sligb, of New
bfrry was the next speaker. le ac
knowledged that he was not a prett)
man, but consoled himself with thi
thought that his wife contended h(
was the best looking man in th
world, though he could get no one eldc
to sympathize with him.
Voice-That's right. (Appluuse.)
Mr. Sligh-You know how it feels
don't you? (Rtenewed laughter.)
Mr. Sligh was a very-bashful refor
mer. Ills reform was ingrained fron
birth and be could not be anythini
else. le declared that as railroad com
missioner he bad always risen aboy
factional prejutlieo and had endeavore
to solve sll questions in an equitable
wiay between the people and the rail
roads. Hie had just remarked that hi
was for unity among the people'wher
time was called on him.
Mr. G. Walt Whitman spoke next
He took a hand primary to ascertali
* how many persons in the crowd hat
read the Alliance demande, four per
sons responding. Hie began to tel
about how a straightout and a mono
metallist in Columbia had written t<
the Governor thanking him for sup
porting the South Carolinai Collegt
when it began to "pour down cats an(
dogs" and lhe suspended for a while
lie was dead game, however, and re
sumed when the rain slackened. 114
was still discussing everything in sigh
when time was called.
Governor Tillman declared in hil
speech that General Butler hand holier
-- ed like Tucker for ofice after 18'le
He offered to join Butler in signing
request to the State Executive Corn
mittee to have a separate Senatoria
box in the primary, H~e added tha
even if Butler could get more votes ii
a'separate box lie was going to get the
legislators or there would bo hocus
pocus somewhere.
I don't understand an oxpressio1
that General Butler used at Darling
ton, but I tell him if he will quit abec
lutely discussing anything but publi
questions and quit accusing me o
being a thief with his dispensary ques
tions, I will promise to quit peitin,
him, for his record is twice as -vulnez
able as mine, If he treats me courts
ously I will not hit him below the bell
but I say that I am not to be intimids
ted or browbeaten. There are. thre
questions that I want him to answer:
First, let him name the man who h
says told him that I ran at Hambur
and I will prove him a liar by all th
other rioters.
becond, let him give me the name
of the constables who ho says receive
88 er ayfrom the whiskey me:
whl hywere getting $2 from th
8tate. I tried to get the best men.
could for constables but I expect tha
I did get some black sheep in th
crowd, if lie or any man knows o
euch cases let him name them.
The third case I want him to settl
with County Chairman Brice of York
ville. General Butler said I insults
him at the Yorkville meeting and a
the Chester meeting he pItohed int
mie in a very n emanly and outra
geous manner. He says he asked pei
mission at Yorkvilie to reply to m
and that he was refused. I read fron
the -Yorkville Enquirer that Chairmal
Birice asked General Butler if lie wishe
to reply and that he declined. IIe ani
Mr. rice can settle that betwee
. As Governor and Senator we ough
to have enough repect for you ani
for ourselves to conduct ourselves ii
a decent manner in this campaign.
have simply met aggression and insul
with the same.
I want to say a word to my oppo
nents. I don't know why they hate
me. Tboy have imbibed poison from
the newspapers until they consider me
a devil without honesty or principle.
Well, suppose I acknowledge that I am
a devil, but I claim that I have done
something for South Carolina and I
don't see why we can't have peace. But
they have got to come to us There is
no need of all this bitterness and in
tense feeling. It's sorter died out now,
it's true, because the antis are hopeless
and have no candidates. But they are
hardened in their wa3s and they must
go to church and get reform religio.
Genere, Butler began his speech by
saying tl't Governor Tfilman had de.
voted his time to the very thing that
he said he desired him (Butler) to
avoid-personalities. If you take away
the abuse of Cleveland and Simonton
and myself and others from his speech
there in nothing left. General Butler
answered the Governor's question con
cerning Mr. Brice by saying that be
fore the speaking he had put the ques
tion to Mr. Brice as to whether there
should be a ten mintues reply, and that
Mr. Brice went to the Governor who
said he was willing for Butler to ask
him a question, . but not for him to
I overnor Tillman must understand
right now, whilst he says he is not
going to be bulldozed, that I never
have been qulidozed and never will be
bulldozed either. I promise him now
that if he will confine himself to legiti
mate debate he will have no cause to
complain of me. I do not beg him to
keep the lash off, but he must not
plead the baby act when I strike back,
which I am certain to do. The people
want enlightened discussion and they
want to know the remedies offered for
their troubles. Our people are true and
brave and gallant and they want the
truth outside of rings and cliques and
they will come up as free American
citizens and cast their votes.
I join with the Governor in invoking
the restoration of harmony which is
so essential to our progress and wel
fare. No human being can say that
I have uttered a word that would tend
to separate the white people of this
State into factions, because I know the
i Republican party is standing ready to
throw itself into the breach with its
150,000 negro majority and capture the
State. I appeal to the people to lay
aside all political hostilities and ani
mosities and put their shoulders to.
gether and unite for the best.
The Governor says that he is going
to beat me in this race. Now that is
an old dodge. He can claim the heav
ens and the earth, but that is not going
to elect him. This is the first time the
Governor has indicated that he would
join me in requesting a separate box
for the Senatorial race. At Edgefleld
some of my reform friends took me aside
and told me that they wanted to vote for
me, but that they could not go back
on the movement, as they feared Clem
son College would be shut up and all
that sort of thing.
My friends, 1 do not believe in reac
tionary legislation. All good citizens
rejoice in the accomplishments of the
Reform movement. All of us ought
to be reformers, and no patriotic citi
zen can undertake to destroy what has
been accomplished. The Governor's
administration is, however, amenable
to just criticism, and because I find
something in it to criticize he cries out
"abuse," and says that I attack him
Referring to the constable question,
Gen Butler said tbat he was not going
to be an informer, but he would say
That while passing through Spartan
burg at the time of the Darlington
disturbance a gentleman told him that
they had anice set of spies there and
intimated that they were taking pay
from the whiskey mni. How, in the
name of common sense said Gen. But
ler, can the conclusion, be avoides,
when constables shut their eyes as they
walked past open barrooms. Ans wer
ing the Governor's remarks about the
Hlamburg incident, he said: I think
that in thie course of the next few days
I can furnish the Governor with a cer
-tiflcate. I was told that when he went
to -Hamburg he could not be fond
when the firing began.
I say to the Governor, now, that if
lie will join me in requesting a sepa
rate box for the people to determine in
a primary whom they want, that we
will got a fair expression of' opinion
and that he will find some political
surprises in this State by the 28th of
August. Although he has been crow
ing and flapping his wings, he will go
home that. iaay with his finger in his
-mouth. If lhe can beat me fairly, I
shall not whine. If he beats me fairly
and honestly 1 will do as much as any
-man in this State to put him in the
Senate. lie has not said as much for
He says that I charged that he hae
brought chaos into the State. If we
-were not on the eve of chaos at D~ar
lington and Florence, God save the
country from chaos. I voted for him
-and the entire ticket and I have never
-thrown one obstacle in the way of his
Senforcement of the law, but I say that
fhe must be subject to criticism. No
man in this State was more surprised
Sthan I was when it was found after
-1876 that I was the man to be sent to
-the Senate. The people called for me
Swith practical unanimity and I went
there by the unanimous vote of the
SWallace House.
Taking up Governor Tiliman's charg
es of corruption in federal affairs, Gen.
Butler declared that if the Supreme
Court was corrupt and the Senate had
been bought and the House ownked by
- Wall street, then popular government
was a failure. Gen. Butler wvas very
1effective in replying to Governor Till
- man's remarks about carrying pitch
forks and rocks to Washington with
thim. lie said that If the Governor got
up in the Senate the Senators woul
I tell him, "Fling your rocks, young man;
we will go in the cloak rooms and let
I you throw them at vacancy." (L augh
| ter.)
i he General said that the Senate was
Sthe best oratorical burying ground he
knew. "These pyrotechnic fellows get
-scant treatment." He related an in
-stance of a man in the Senate "who
started his own mouth off and then
went off to leave it." The man in
qusin serAt some manuscript to the
clerk's desk to be read and while the
clerk was readidg it went off to the
cloak room, where he remained until
the clerk was nearly through readinf
Lwhen he returned and resumed his
Having denounced the senate how
does Governor Tiliman expect to have
any influence there? lie cannot get
what a prudent man can and when he
asks for an appropriation for South
Carolina they will Fay to him, "Go and
get it yourself." (Laughter and ap
plause.) Il1 speeches remind me of
t he piney woods yearling. Take away
ill the abuse and nothing is left but
tail and ears. (Laughter.) Gon. But
ler closed his speech with a stirring
peroration in which he said if he forgot
rls people may the good Lord paralyze
tus tongue and strike him speechless.
Senator John Gary EVans followed.
Ile began to speak in a pathetic vein,
recalling the doings of his kinamen in
Marion when he was interrupted by
,heers for Ellerbe. Ite made the foI
lowing explanation concerning his re
mark at the Florence meeting that the
Reformers had to "buy out" the Colum
bia Register.
"I don't think anybody will believe
that any Reformer had a dollar to buy
iny newspaper. We held a meeting in
Dolumbia to see if we could raise monev
enough, and afterward the Register
3ame over t0 our assistance, and if it
was bought it did not get any of my
money, and I don't believe it was
bonght. I am here to defend any pa
per that has hit a lick for us. As long as
the Register stands by us I shall stand
by JL."
Thu Game Cock discussed the school
and dispensary questions and said that
the profit from the latter ought to be
applied to the public schools. He en
tered a kick about the candidates for
Governor being allowed only half an
hour in which to do their speaking. It
was making the canvass a farce and he
wanted more time even if it had to be
taken from other candidates.
Secretary Tindal made a nice speech,
saying that the people must keep the
government in their hands and not al
low future rings, adding that they
must not exercise their power in a
spirit of revenge. General E llerbe was
the last speaker. He was rmceived by
his townsmen with great applause.
He said he was for peace and harmony
but that the minority must give in to
the majority. He called upon both
sides to lay down their arms and join In
helping to build up the State. lie said
that he did not favor the dispensary
law at first, but that it had panned out
better than he had expected. He
thought that the opposition should help
perfect it instead of try to kill it.
This ended the speaking.
Fatal Dash for Liberty.
COLUMBIA, S. U., July 3.-The love
of liberty was strongly illustrated yes
terday afLernoon when a young white
convict made a mad dash tor liberty and
met his death irom a bullet which passed
through his body. The young fellow
"'as only twenty-three years of age and
had but a few months more of his sen
tence to serve.
It seems that the poor iellow was the
victim oi a plot which he with many
others had formed to escape and which
lie was the only one to attompt to carry
out. The story of the young prisoner'd
death is about as follows:
The prisoner, James Hill, who was
sent up from Edgefleld county on the
15th of March last, under a sentence of
twelve months for larceny of live stock,
wos one of a equad of twelye convicts,
mos. of whom were white and among
whom was Edwards, the young lawyer
sent up from Sumter county, to go to the
State farm, about two miles above the
city, to load some wagons hiauling pine
straw. The squad was in charge of
Guards Lafar and F. Ihardy. They were
walking alnug the railroad track abut
a mile ab 'd the city near the old rock
quarry, just where there is a dense
thicket on each side of the road. With
out the slightest warnin.r Hill suddenly
threw down his rake and dashed off down
a littLe by-path into the thicket. The
giardi tired at him as he dashed into the
thicket,, but missed him. Guard Ihardy
then went oil at some udistanco from the
track and stood on the top of' a high lill
overlooking the surrounding ground.,
The convict, soon dashed out the edge
of the thickel, 100 yards away and the
guard ficed at him. ie fell and expired
In a few minutes. The ball e'ntered1 his
back just above the lit, near the spinal
column, and passed through the body.
Coronor lbaeh was notifid and held an
irquest yesterday evening, the jury ren
dering~ a verdict that 11111 was killed by
Guard iIardly in the discharge of his
duty. Vhe penitentiary authorities
think that there was a plot among all
the white men in the squad to escape,
andl that Ihill made the break before the
others realized what he was about. iEd
wards and one or two others statedl to
the authorities after the killing that Ilill
had told them that lie intendled to make
the attempt when sent out yesterdiay at.
Fruit and Melon s ai Dug ,
ATL ANTA, July 4.-As a result of the
railroad tie-up in the West, the ship
meat of fruit and melons have congest
ed in Atlanta to such an extent that
they are being sold hero cheaper than
ever known. Ilundlreds of carloads of
watermelone destined for Chicago, St.
Louis and other Western points, hava
been sidletrackedl and the railroads are
almost giving them away. In many
instances they are selling them
at less than the actual cost of
bringing them as far as Atlanta. The
fruit stands, are literally overflo wing
with pineapples and bananas stopped
here on their way Weost. Bananas are
being liberally disposed at 25 cents
a bunch and pineapples are going at
from 3 to 5 cents apiece. Prices are
getting cheaper every day, andl if the
tie uip continues the congestion of fruit
shipments here will be so great as to
make it necessary to give it away pr
have it rot without being disposed of.
A Plucky Womnan..
WiNTi CirmsTizi, Pai., diuiy 4.--Two
tramps waylaid Miss Lizzie Painter, of
ilopewell, and as a result one of them
got a pistol bullet in his arm. Miss
Painter is a music teacher, and was
driving from one of her scholar's homes
to Iopewelli. In a lonely part of the
road a man, evidlently a tramp, jumped
Out from the undhergrowvth at tile road
side and told her to "cra wl (dowa out of
that wagon." For an answer Miss
Painter raised her revolver and fired,
and with a cry of pain the man diropped
his hold on the horse with a bullet in
his wrist. Just at this moment
another man ran out to catch the horse,
&Wnd the ponng lady fired at him, bult
missed. The horse was frightened at
the reports and rushed down the road
before the second ma~n could stop it,.
Since then a diligent search has been
made for the tramps, bnt thiey have
not been anght.
rhe Nationlalovernment Aeta by Movli
Treopa-The Iluainsas of the Honda Su
feog Somewhat-Hetrikers Occaslonal
WASHINGTON. July 4.-Se.iretal
LAmont went to the War Departmet
afLer the cabinet meeting 3 esterday Ri
made public the following statemen
The United States marshal. the Unite
States District Attorney and the Unite
States District Judge. having certified I
the President that in their judgment it
impracticable to otherwise execute i
orders of the court, the troops undt
command of Col. Crofton at Fort She
idan, consisting of eight camps of infai
try, two troops of cavalry and a battei
of light artillery have been ordered t
Chicago to enforce the observance of ti
laws of the United States. These orde
were telegraphed at 3:30 p. m. to Ca
Martin, the adjutant general at Ge
Miles headquarters in Chicago.
Freight shipments to all points we
of Pittsbrug are practically at a standati
Tairly-two Western roads have notiUl
the Pennsylvania Company's gener
office in Pitttburg that they will not r
ceive freight of any kind, until the bo
cott has been settled. Freight trail
are tied up all along the routes betwei
Pittsburg and Chicago and the loss
from the delays will be enormons. T1
railroad ofilcials today, for the first Lim
admit their inability to move throup
freight. All ef'.rts are concentrated
keeping local freight and passenger trai1
The situation on the Wabash is mc
desperate than at any time smnce ti
strike began. All of its trainmen, i
cluding locomotive engineers, have qu
Scarcely a wheel on the entire system
moving. The Chicago and Alton
also greatly embarrassed. None of :
trains got through to St. Louis ti
morning. Several trains'are reported ti
up at Bloomington. The Wabash sho
at Toledo have been closed for lack
workmen. In anticipation of a connf
between strikers and non-unioa men
the Missouri Pacific yards, the membi
of the first regiment M. N. G. have
ceived orders to report at the armc
and hold themaselves in readiness for i
stant action.
CrIoAQ9, July 4 -Col. Crawf<
and his 650 United States troops ir(
Fort Sheridan arrived at the Northw
tern depot just before midnight on tb
way to the various riotous points in a
around Chicago. An order was receli
at the Fort to move at 4 o'clock, but
start was not made until 9 p. m., a
it took over two hours to cover the Lwi
ty-lve miles. There are eight compan
of the Fifteenth Regiment, two troc
of cavalry, B and K, of the Sever
Regiment, and Battery F of the Fli
Artillery. The second train, bear
accoutrements and cannon, pulled in i
ter the troops' train, but stopped qui
ter of a mile east of the Chicago rivg
As soon as the regiment lined up
the platform a conference was held
one of the cars between Col. Craft
commanding, .United btates Attron
Milchrist, J. M. Egau, Assistant Mi
ohal Donnelly and the stafi officei
comprising Lient. Col. Obansheim, Mf
Baylv, Lieut. Blow, Adjutant and Qui
term aster Simley. Manaer E lan, p:
Rented the claim of the railroads, and
ter a brief consult4aton the followin a
poitionments oh troopis were mat
Comnpanies A, C, G, anud II, comprisi
the First Batallion of 250 men, to go
Blue Island under command of MI
Bayley; companies E and F, urn
command of' Col. Hlumphreys, to go
Grand Crossing, and companies E a
D), Maj. Ihartz commanding, to go
Stock Yards, the cavalry to ba divid
up tomorrow between Grand Crossi
and Stock Yards, and the battery v
go to the latter place. Col. Croftol
headquarters are to be0 In this city, fri
which point i.e will direct the manai
ment of' the troops. After the decis
as to the location of' the regulars Lbh
boarded the train and were backed
the base of suplies, where two dIa
rations were laeued, and the various<
tachmnents marched to their respect
depots for the vrious p)ohfts. The Fi
Battalion lef t from the Rock Island a
a. mn. on a special train, with a flit
ahead of the engine, on whIch v
mounted the artillery. This precaut
was taken as a show of strength, ii
was suggested by Milchrist.
The detachment for Grand Cross
leftL the depot about the same time
the Illinois Central trian.
At 8 o'clock this morning S~vift
Co. succeeded in getting out a stal
train of' beef which had been on
track at Ilalstead and Fortieth st~r
since Monday. Thirty men trt
Comnpay B., Frteenth United Sates I
faintry, under Capt. Chapin, with ]
policemen, guarded the tramn to I
Michigan Central tracks. Whien t
soldiers marched back to camp Lh
were followed by a crowd of about
men and boys, who cursed and yelled
them until Capt. Chapin ordered
men to charge bayonets, and scatter
the crowd.
CHI A aO, iL L , .July;5.-At 3 e'clo
this afternoon a special train consi
ing of an engine and one passeng
car, was sent out on the Lake Sh(
Road from Van Buren station load
with a detail of special police. Olef
of the road were also on board. T
police had been dispatched to aid
the moving of trains in the yicinity
the stock yards. At Fourth street t
mob grew so demonstrative that t
train was compelled to halt. The e
gineer believed himself the object
attack and drew his revolver. Be
he could shoot a policeman disarmi
him. The crowd saw the moveme
ann became wild with frenzy. Th
rushed upon the train, literally swari
ing aroun(I it, pelted it -with stori
anid sticks, breaking many windol
and howling like mad men. The p
lice then drew their own revolvers al
fired into the crowd. One or two m
are said to have been hit, but it is n
yet known how seriously they are hu
A dozen~ shots or so were fired. In tl
mantimea the engmineer had evers
ias engine and the train wae soon
forced backwqI out of reach of the
now unbridle- nob and returned to the
T city. This is the first shooting in the
present strike. It occurred in a locality
where the men were already furioui
and it is believed will be the signal for
desperate encounters very soon.
A Rock Island express from the
r- West attempted to follow the train
l bearing the soldiers from Blue Island
into the city this afternoon, but at
Fortieth street the train was effectually
blocked by the strikers, who had
"V thrown flat cars across the track. The
it mob induced the firemen to get off the
id cab. Chief Clerk Hubbell of the
L: Superintendent's oilce of the Rock
d Island was severely stoned while at
d tempting to switch the jiliu Island
0 special bearing the soldiers and the
a mob burned a Rock island freight car
at Fortieth street and would have de
inolished the tower at that point but
were prevented by the police and fire
' At 6 o'clock tonight a mob number
V ing 2,000 men started North on the
0 Lake Shore tracks, marching toward
'0 the heart of the city. At twenty-eighth
es ntreet. they overturned two freight
1. cars on the track; at Twentieth street
I. three, and at Twenty-filftn street two.
They were met at Twenty-second
gt street by a small detachment of police
1. and before the officers could make any
arrests the mob had dispersed. The
trainmen repaired the damage within
two hours.
At 5.30 special Dtective Giegory of
' the Western Indian Railway shot two
1B men in the leg who had made an at
>n tempt on his life. The shooting was
38 done in selfdefence. Two cars loaded
'e with meat were burned near the Fort
B, Wayne crossing before the tire depart
;h ment were able to extinguish the
lu flames. The Union Stock Yards
is Switching Company has been blocked
by four freight cars which the strikers
have placed across the tracks. Frorm
re there they proceeded to the round
)a house with the intention of piling
some box cars on the switch leading to
t. the round house so that no engines
is could get in or out of the round house.
is Inspector Hunt with lifty policemen
ts met the mob, however, and drove
is them away.
ad The mob is very rabid and seem bout
ps on doing everything to destroy proper.
of ty. They pay no attention to attempts
ic to dissaude them, having become reck.
in lessly daring. There are large crowds
is blocking every street and alley in the
a stock yards district.
n. CniicAoo, July 5.-The sui weni
down on by far the most turbulent an
ird critical day thus far in the unpar
M alleled railroad strike and boycott
.a When it opened there was a genera
-8' feeling that its passage would go fai
r toward clearing the atinosphere, if in
ud deed it did not practically lift the oem
red bargo on commerce which has held MAhi
Lhe city in its grip for tbe past week. Tha
nd expectation was chiefly based on thi
mn- presence of Federal troops in the mosi
les dangerous district. Fooking at the situa
Ps tion at the close of the day it must be
th confessed that the hope indulged at the
.t opening in this regard has not been
3 justilled. The troops were few in numn
bers at best, when they were divided
into squads and distributed at points
separated by very considerable dis
- tances,it soon became eviaent that their
n prestige as overawing bodies had been
a dissipated at the same time.
)n Instead of fleeing in fear before the
By faces of the vtterans, as was expected
Lr- they would do, the turbulent thousands
!s, surged about the little ba-:d of soldiiers,
tj. jeered and hooted them, and cast vile
kr. threats at them and literally played
!. hide-and-seek with them, stopping
. trains at will and generally rendering
the embargo in the military district,
,o more effective, ii possible. thani before.
*The throng o1f strikers did~ not resist
gUncle Sam's police, agaui rid a~gin
.o when there were thousamis of them
U-. about a train while it sought, to move
er they gave way like water before the
to leveled bayonet~s of a single comnpany
ad of infantry or the traimphing of a siingle
to squad of cavalry, Like water too they
ed closed in again at ai point just beyonid.
og They turned swiches, derailed freight
ill cars in front of the slow moving train
l' and played all sorts of railroaders tricks
>m with which the soldiers -wore unai.
,e. qjuainted. Thus is was that the troops
nat the Stock Yards in perseverance and
onpatience spent the entire (day in a valn
sy endeavor to get one train load of
to idressed b~eef out of' sight of the stanrting
f ' point.
le- Another andi pleasanier thing this ex
ye perience showed and that was the ad
ast mirable coolness, sell' pIois anmd d.scip.
1 2 line of tile troopis thr'oughiout an exas
sar perating twelve hours. Not a shot was
'as fired; not a man was pickedl by a bay
on onet, which argues that with force
ndi enough the soliders would have dlom
the work which was expected of them
The quality was there, merely the qun
on tity was lacking.
Aside from the inmediaito neighbor
hood where the troops were operating,
&there was plenty of excitement and dis
ed order. Ghreat mobs gatheredl on 14ake
lhe Shore, Rock Island, andi the Westerr
tot Indiana tracks and proceeded to ob
>m struct them by overturning box cars
n-- breaking switches and the like. At om
00 point they set lire to a swiP.ch to wer
he and interlocking the switch box
he though the ilimes were extinguished
vbefore serious damage was (lone. it
two instances there was bloodshed. Oun
athe Western Indinana track, a hard
iSpursuers wounding a striker in the leg.
dOn the Lake Shore Iltoadl an oficial of
that company. Ini charge of a trair
w'hich hie was endeavoring to force
ck through, emptied his revolver point
it-- blank into the massed strikers about
or l'un wounding two or three it is be
ire 'leved. Hie was saved f rom the fury of
ed the mob by his engineer, who put on
ra steam and ran back to the poinit of
he starting. Shortly aifter noon, a mob
in numbering 2,009 started North on the
of Lake Shore tracks at TJhirty-seventhm
'1 street, overturning cars and obstruct
e ing the line in every possible way.
n- They were not checked until they
of reached Twenty-second street, where a
re heavy force of police was massed, and
id succeeded~ in turning them back.
Bysaw 11fr litby Htiaecen .
n- WINrvHis'm'ia, 0., .July 5.-Mrsa. lien
es ry Wuilford was 3itting in her front
vs yardi sewing, when her baby, 3 years
o. old, who was playing ini the grass, be
d gan to laugh andi said: "Mamma, look!"
mn Mrs.W Wulford looked andi sa1w a large
ot rattlesnake with its head raisedl. The
~t. mother screamed and the snake struck.
ie sinking its fangs in the baby's neck,
id 'The baby snffered all night nd die
Gov. Atxold Objects to Federal Troops In
WAsmINOTON, July 5.-The Presi
dent, Secretary Lamont, Postmaster
General Biesell, and General Shefleid
remained at the White Iouse tonight
until nearly 12 o'clock. Many tele.
grains were received and sent during
the course of the evening; General Ru
gles bringing one over to General Scho
field from General Miles. When the
conference broke up Secretary Lamont,
acting as spokesman for the President, 4
announced there was nothing to make t
public, except the telegram from Gov- c
ernor Atgold of Illinois and the Presi- <
dent's response thereto. Governor At
geld protests against the presence of
United States troops in Chicago. To
this the President responds:
Executive Manalon,
Washington, D. C., July 5, 1894.
lion. John P. Atgeld, Governor of 1111
nois, Springlield, 1I.
Federal troops were sent to Chicago t
in strict accomlance with the Constitu
tion and laws of the United States, up
on the demand of the Postoillce De- t
partient that the obstructions to the r
mails should be removed and upon the c
representations of the judicial officers '
of the United 'tates that the process t
of the Federal courts could not be ex
ecuted through the ordinary means and
upon abundant proof that conspiracies
existed against commerce between the
States. To meet these conditioi i
which ire clearly within the provinte J
of Federal authority, the presence of I
Federal troopsi in Chicago was deemed
not only proper, but necessary, and I
there has been no intention of thereby
interfering with the plain duty of the
local authorities to preserve the peace i
of tile city.
Governor Atgeld says that waiving
all questions of courtesy the State of
Illinois is not only able to t ike care of
itself, but it stands ready to furnish
the 'ederal government any assist.
anco it may need elsewhere. The State
troops have not been ordered out be
cause nobody in Cook County, official
or private citizen, has asked for their
assistance or intimatedthat it was
The railroads ate paralyzed, he slys,
not by reason of obstruction, but be
cause they cannot get men te work
them; thiat such was the case when
State troops had been recently called
out at the request of the Railroads else
where than in Chicago. Atgeld, says
the conditions do not exist in Chicago
which bring the case within the Feder
al statutes and that he (the President)
has bten imposed upon for political
The follo wing is the concluding par
agraphs of (Govornor Atgeld'ts tele.
gram: 'l') absolutely ignore a local
a government in maitters of this kind,
when the local government Is ready to
3 furnish l any assistance needed and is
amply able to en fore the law, not only
insalits the people of tile State by
imputing to them an inability
to govern themselves or unwill
ingness to enforce the law, but
is in violation of a basic principle
of our institutions. The question of
Federal supremacy is in no way in
volved. No one disputed it for a mo
ment, but under our Constitution Fed
eral sipremacy and local self govern
ilent must go hand in hand and to ig
nore tile lIttor is to do violence to the
Constitution. As (lovernor of the
State of Illinois I protest against this
1111d ask the immediate withdrawal of
tile Fedoral troops from active duty in
this Stat. 8hould tile situation at any
time get so serious that we cannot con
trol it with the State forces we will
promptly and freely ask for Federal as
sistanic, buit until such time I protest
witih all (due defierenlce agianst this un
calledi for riliection upon our people
andl aigaian ask tile imnmediaite with
drlawa'Il of th~ese troops. I. have the
hlonor t~o be',
Youris respectfully,
(Governor of Illinois.
Houme Phlu Talk.
AITL.A NT A, C E.'., .1 mly 'I .-A WVashing
feon speci al saiys: It dlevelopes that the
financl~i statement which Mr. Clove
1land1 sent, out by the press associations
last Monday nighlt was caused by a
visit of seome New York lnanciers
over hereC. Thliey came to persuadie
him11 to maku1( anlother lissue of b~onds.
Theily agreedi to place $5,000,000) in
Newv York and New England. But
Mr. Cleveland roaemered the protest
thlat went up fronm tile country when
lie made his first issue. lie had no
idea of facing another such protest and
he told these New Yorkers plainly that
he would make no b~ondl issue, even if.
thley algreedl to place them at a hlgh
lpremniuml. To emphlasize his determi
nation to make no further bond issue,
to make tils determination public and
to attempt Ito stir up somne little patri
0o1ism among our New York bankers,
lie wrote that at atement. In his blunt
way lhe (lid it to let thorn know that
they coul not beguile himinto another
b)0n1d 1issue. ile hals (determined that
tile gold reserve shtall stick to the very
stone flooring of tlhe treasury vaults
with not enough gold dollars to speckle
the stonles bafore ho shall make anoth
er bond ISSue. If there is ever to be
another issue of bonds during his ad
nministration lie says congress shall
aultorize it. lie will assume tile au
thiority 110 more without an express act
of congress. The plain1 statement Mr.
Cleveland made to thle New Yorkers,
wiho were the representatives of' a big
syndicate formed to force another is
sue0 oi bends aind gobble thlem up, is
said to have dissolved tile syndicate.
if thaut is trule tis money may be put
out in other directions and matters fi
nancially may be eased up thereby.
D~ouble Killng.
MAoNOIaA, Miss., July 5.-TUhe news
1h1s reached here of a dloubile killng
that took place in Amnite coun ty. A
negro teacher named Hood wrote the
county sulperintendent of education an
insulting letter, about which some
young men went to see him. 'They ar
rivedl at the negro's house at midday
anid sent a young man named [Lanks in
to tell him to come out. The neg ro
re'sponded to the request by shooting
Ilanks down and then walked to the
window and began liring on the crowd
with a pistol. The crowd returned the
firo, completely riddlhng the negro's
body with bullets. Huanks was a son of
an ex-sheriff of the county, and was
exceedingly popular, and his death at
the hands ,of tile negro has created
In the Matter of Managers of Eteetton
The Sanatot'a Representative Promptly
Replies to Nettles' Answer-intorenting
COLUMBIA, S. C., July 3.-A tow
lays ago Senator Butler sent out to each
of the various chairmen of the Democratic
xecutive committees of the several
ounties in the State a letter looking to
btaluing cepresentation on the boards of
rimary election managers Yesterday
he following reply was received from
he chairman of the Clarendon commit.
Manning, S. C., June 30, 1894.
Ion. M. C. Butler, Columbia, S. 0.
Dear Sir: Yours of the 26th instant
o hand, in which you say:
"For the coming primary election,
|8th of August next, I have the honor
o request that I be allowed from among
ny friends an equal division of the mans.
era of said election. Either give me
wo managers and give Gov. Tillman
he other manager and the clerk, or give
lov. Tillman two managers and give me
he other and the clerk."
I confess to very great surprise at the
6bove. You seem'not to realize the ob.
ects and interests of our primaries, but
,o have reached the conclusion that their
ole aim and end this year is centered
a the Senatorial contests. Possibly
rou have overlooked the fact that there
a really to be no election in our prima
lea for a United States Senator, but as
isual these officers are elected by the
state Legilature, and it is to be pre.
iuied that our legislators will have
iome other merits and qualifications
,han simply to vote for a United States
Seuators. You have apparently jumped
it the conclusion that the heretofore Re
Eorm and anti-Retorm factions of the
State have been revised and that their
platforms of principles are now concen -
trated on Tillman and Butler, or on
Tillmanism and Butlerism.
You surely lost sight of the fact that
there are many other candidates, each
of whinm may feel as great interest In his
individual election as you do in yours. I
believe it Is a fact that there are already
four candidates for Governor. Then
there are candidates for the other State
oflices, for Railroad Commiesioners, for
Congress, for the Legislature, for coun.
ty oillces-a great host of candidates,
each one like yourself, possibly, fearful
of the consequences. Suppose that fol
lowslg your example each one of this
mighty host should demand two man
agers, that he might feel fully assured
that every vote cast for him was proper
ly counted (and you must admit that
in this Democartic country of ours you
have no rights that the humblest cannot
equally claim, what would be the re
I think when you carefilly consider
this question you will realize that your
request is unreasonable.
We have in Clarendon county twenty
five clubs, and in each the line is strong
ly drawn between Reformers and anti.
Reformere. Fifteen of these clubs are
Reformers and ten are Antis. At our
primaries in 1892 we agreed upon the
following plan: Each club should select
from its own members two managers
and one clerk, and a neighboring club of
the opposing faction should complete
the ooard by sending another manager
and a clerk. By this plan each club had
three managers and two clerks and both
factions were represented., We found
it to be a most excellent plan and it
will probably be adopted again this year.
If' now these anti clubs (or Reform
clubs) should see fits to champion your
candidacy, and to select Butler mana
gers, they would of course have a right
to do so, and in tis way you may get
your wishes gratlfied, but then, as you
will note, this is a private matter with
the clubs and not for the executive com
mittee. You know it is now "equal
rights to all and special privileges to
none." Yours very respectfully.
Chairman Democratic Executive Com
mittee, Ciarendon County.
Columbia, S. C., July 2, 1894.
Mr.S. A. Nettles, Chairman, Clarendon
Dear Sir: Your favor of June 30, in
reply to the letter written by Senator
Butler, asking for an equal representa
ion at the coming primary election in
the board of managers, duly to hand.
Your expressions of surprise ace as
absurd as your ideas are narrow and par
tisani. It affordls me some satisfaction
to feel sure that you do not express the
views, nor do you represent the feelings,
of the executive committee of your coun
ty or of the white Democrats of South
Carolina, matters not to what faction
they may belonit. Many of your refer
ences to Gen. Butler are unworthy of
you, but I dismiss them and credit them
to a bias which has charaeterized your
public career for the last four years.
F.-om many portions of South Carq
lin I have received most courteous re..
plies to Senator Butler's letter--from
county chairmen, win have been in the
movement longer than you have and
whoi are, no doubt just as true Reformera.
Do me the kindness to submIt Senator
Butler's letter to your executive com
mittee when it meets. The simple re
quest is only for "fair play" and you
iould not show so much nervous agita
.,ion in anticipating that fair play would
mean the removal of yourself and some
others from in fluence in Clarendon coun -
ty. Very truly yours,
E atal Wreck.
PINE BLUFF, July 4.-T wo miles
south of New St. Louis a freight
train on the Southwestern rail
road went through a high trestle,
the engine, caboose and 28 cars falling.
Engineer Ferguson and Head Brake.
man Richardson were killed outright
and Fireman O'Neill fatally scalded.
The trestle had been fired and burned
nearly through.
Four at a Ilirth
ALEXANDRIA, La., June 30.-Mrs.
Hilton, gave birth to four children,
weighing nine pounds each-two boys
and two gIrls.

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