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hacs its tholni,
here is thUn;
Iih s 1o 6 could find It,
im it, dqhreas mine;
my t.I'd wear it
- relloe-Y-C t pin
Back from me again.
-,Iregorisiar that shines,.doar,
spurpfluh o9,
the ustre of thIne eyes,
To me you'd'not.bo fairer,
11 -lovo of my heart;
AXV tbiowrirt not of earth, dear,
But of hefien itself apart.
If every bird that sings, dear,
With passion in its breast,
Would sing his songs for you, dear
And brought unto you rest,
I'd wish their tenderest music
Would whispor unto thec,
'hat I loved you and only you,
For all eternity.
There Is no Peace Here, but a Glorious
ExIstence in Eternity.
BRtoo1KLYN, Aug. 20 -Rev. Dr. Tal.
mage, who Is now in Australia on his
globe girdling tour, has selected as the
subject of his sermon for today through
the press' the words, "Everlasting Life,"
the text being from Micah ii, 10, "Arise
ye and depart, for this is not your rest."
This was the drumbeat of a prophet
who wanted to arouse his peOple from
their oppressed and sinal condition, but
it may just as properly be uttered now
as then. Bells, by long exposure and
much ringing, lose their clearness of tone
but this rousing bell Df the gospel strikes
in as clear a tone as when it first rang
on the air.
As far as I can see, your great want.
and mine is rest. From the time we
enter life a great many vexatious and
annoyances take after ua. We may
have our holidays anud our seasons of
recreation and quiot, but where is the
man come to midlite who has found en
tire rest? The fact is that God did n t
make this world to rest in. A ship
might as well go down ol' Cape Hatter.
as to find smooth water as a man in this
world t9 find quiet. From the way that
God has strewn the thorns and hung the
clouds and sharpened the tusks, from
the colds that distress us, and the heats
that smite us, and the pleurisies that
stab us, and the fevers that consume us,
I know that he did not make this world
as a place to loiter in. God does every
thing successfully, and this world would
be a very different world it it were in
tended for us to lounge in. IL does
right well for a few hours. indeed it is
magnificent! Nothing but infinite wis
dom and goodness could have mixed this
beverage of water, or hung up these
brackets of atars, or trained these voices
of rill and bird and ocean, so that God
has but to lift his hand, and the whole
world breaks forth into orchestra. But,
after all, it is only the splendors of a
king's highway, over which we are to
march on to eternal conquests.
You and I have seen men who tried to
rest here. They builded themseives great
stores. They gathered around them the
patronage of merchant princes. The
voice of their bid shook the money
markets. They had stozk in the most
successful railroads, and ii 'safety do.
posits' great rolls of government secur
They had emblenned carri ages, high
mettled steeds, footmen, plate that eon
founded lords and1 senators who sat at
their table, tapestry on which Iloated the
richest designs of foreign looms, splen
dlor of canvass onl tile wall, exquisite.
ness of music rising arnorig podestals of
bronze and drop~ping, soft as light, on
snow of sculpture. Ihere let them rest.
-Put back the embroidered curtain, and
shake up the pillow of do,vn. Turn
out the lights! it is 11 o'clock at night.
Let slumber drop upon the eyelids, and
the air float, through the haltf opened
lattice dirowey with midesumer per
fume. Stand back, all care, anxiety
and trouble! But no, they will not
stand back. They rattle the lattice.
They look under thie canopy. With
rough touch they startle his pulses.
They cry out at 12 o'clock at night:
"Awake man! 11ow can you sleep when
things are so uncertain? What about
those stocks? Hark tn the tqp of that
fire bell, it is your district! How if you
should die sooli? Awake, man! Think
of it! Who will get your property when
you are gone?~ What will they do wit~h
it? Wake up! 10.ches somnetimies take
wings. how if you should get ponor?
Wake up!'' Rising on one elbow the
man of fortune looks out into the dark
ness of the room and wipaes the da mp
ness from his forehead and says: "Alas!
For all this scene of wealth and magil
cence-no rest!"
I pasPed down a street of' a city with
a merchant, ie knew all the nest
houses on the street. lie said: "There
is something the matter in all these
houses. In that one it is con jugal infe
licity. In that one, a dissipated son.
In that, a (dissolute father. In that, an
ithIot child. In that, the prospect, o1
bankruptcy."i This world's wealth can
give no permanent satisfaction. Thib is
not your rest.
You and I have seen men try in an
other direction. A man says, "if .I
could only rise to such and such a place
of renown; if I could gain that office; if
I could only get thme stamnd and have my
sentiments met with one good round ('
hand clapping applause; if I could only
write a book that would live, or mnake a
speech that would thrill, or do an action
that would resoundi" The tide turns in
his favor. is name is on 10,000 lips.
Hie is bowed to and sought after and
advanced. Men drink his health at great
dinners. At his fiery words the multi
tudes huzza! From galleries of beauty
they throw garlands. From housetop~s
as he passes in lonig procession, they
shake out the national standards. Here
let him rest. It Is 11 o'clock at night.
On pillow stufled with a nation's praise
let him lie down, Hush, all disturbant
voices! In his dream let there be a
hoisted throne, and across it march a
* coronation. Hiush, hushl "Wake up!"
says a rough voice. "Political senti
ment ls changing. How ii you should
lose this place of honom? Wake up!
The morning papars are to be full of de
* nunciation. Hearken to the execrations
of those who once caressed you. By
tomorrow night there will bse multitudes
sneering at the words which last meht
you expected would be universally ad
-mired. How can you sleep when every
thing depends upon the next turn of the
great ttagedy? Up man! Off of this
pillow!" The man, with head yet ho
from his last oration, starts up suddenl'
looks out upon the night, but sees noth
ing except the flowers that lie 0on hIt
stana, or the scroll from which he rea<
his speech, or the books from which he
quoted his authorities, and goes to hlh
desk to finish his neq dtc~ correspon
dence, or to pan an .dInant line tc
some reporter, or to sketch the plan for
a public defense against the assaults ei
the people. Happy when he got his
fitst lawyer's brief; exultant when he
triumphed over his first political rival,
yet, sitting on the very top 'of all that
this world offers of praise, he exclaims,
"No rest, no restl"
The very world that now applauds
will soon hiss. That world saiki of the
great We'hter. "What a statesman!
Whatwonderlul exposition of the con
stittitfon A man fit for any position!"
That satme woild said, ofter awhile,
"Down wi.h him! IIA is an oilice seek
eri Ile is a, sot! IHe is a libertint
Away with him!" .And thero Is no
peace for the man until he lays down
his broken heart in the grave at Marsh
field. Jeffrey thought that if he could
only be judge that wculd be the makIn
ofhi1m; gt to be judge and cursed the
day on which lie was born. Alexander
wanted to sibmeree the world with his
greatness; submerged it, and then drank
himself to death because he coulI not
staud the trouble. Burns thought, he
would give everything if he could win
the favor of courts and princes. Won
it, and amid ithe shouts of a great onter
tainment, when poets and orators and
duchesses were adoring his genuins,
wished that he could creep back Into the
obscurity in which he dwelt when lie
wrote of the
Daisy, wo, iodcst, crimson tipped iower.
Napoleon wanted to make all iurope
tremble at his power; nade it tremole;
then dted, his entire military achieve
ments dwindling down to a pair ofmili
tary boots which he insisted on baving
on his feet when dyinv. At Versailles
I saw a picture of Napoleon in his tri
umpsli. I went into another room and
saw a bust of Napoleon as he appeared
at St. Ifelens; but, Lob, what grief and
anguish in the flace of the latter! The
flrat was Napoleon in triumpb; the last
was Napoleon with his heart broken.
How they laughed and cried when silver
tongued Sheridan in the midday of pros.
perity haranged the people of Britain,
and how they howled at and execrated
him whin, outside ot the room where
his corpse lay, his creditors tried to get
h's miserable bones and sell them!
BAs world for rest? "Aha," cry the
waters, "no rest herel We plunge to
the sea," "Aha," cry the mountains,
"no rest herel We crumble to the
plain." "Aha," cry the towers, "no
rest herel We fbilow Bab-lon and The.
bos and Nneveh into the (lust." No
rest for the flowers. They fade. No
rest for the stars. They die. No rest
for man. Ile must work, toil, suf'er
andt slave,
. Now, for what have I said all this?
Just to prepare you the text, "Arise ye
and depart, for this is not your rest.."
I am going to make you a grand oflier.
Some of you remember that when gold
was discovered in Oalifornia large con.
panies were made up and strated of' to
get their. fortunes. Today I want, to
make up a party for the land of gold. I
hlol( in my hand n doeed from the proprie.
tor of the estate, in which lie cflers to
all who will join the company 10,000
shares of infinite value in a city whose
streets are gold, whose harps are gold,
whose crowns are gold. You have read
of the crusaders-how that many thoua.
ands, of them went cfr to conquer the
holy sepulcher. I ask you to join a
grander crusade, not for the purpose of
enuuering the sopulcher ofa dead Christ,
but for the purpose of reaching the
throne of a living Jesus. When an
army is to be made up, the recruiting of
fceor ex.muies the volunteers. H[e tests
their eyesighlt. ie sounds their lungs.
ie measures thoir stature. They must
be just, right, or' fho~y are re;ected. Buit
there shall be no partialiftay in making
iup this army of' Christ.. Whatever y our
moral or physical statunre, whatever your
dissipation, whatever your crimes,
whatever your weaknessos, I
have a comimissioni from the
L~ord Alnighty to make up the regiment,
of redleemled souls, and1 I cry. "Arise
ye and depart for this is not, your rest!"
Many of you have lately joined this
company, and1( my desire is that, you may
all join at. Why not? You inow in
your own heart's experience that what
I have said about this world is true
that it is no place to rest in. There are
hiundre'ds here weary-oil, how weary
with sin; weary with trouble; weary with
bereavement! Some of you have been
piercedl through and~ through. You car
ry tihe sears of' a thiousaind conflicts in
which you heave bled at eveiry pore and1
you sigh, "'Oh, that I had the wings of' a
(dove that I might ily away and be at,
rest!" You have taken the cup of this
world's pleasures and drank it to the
dregs, add still the thirst, claw at your
tongue and the fever strikes to your
braini. You hlave chased pleasure tlhrough
every valley, by every str'eam amidl
every birightness and( undler every sha-~
dlow, but just at the moment when you
were all readly to put your hlandl upon0 the
rosy, lauighing syiph of the waod she
turned upon01 you with the glare of a fiend
and the eye of' a satyr, her locks add~ers,
and her breath the chlildl damp of a grave
Out of ,Jesus Christ no rest,. No voice
to silence the storm. No light, to kindle
the darkness. No dIrydock to repair the
split bulwark.
Thank God, I can tell you something
better. If there is no0 rest on earth there
as rest in'hieaven. Oh, ye whlo are worn
out with work, your hands calloused,
your backs bent, ycur eyes half' put out,,
your fingers worn with tile needle that,
in this world you may never lay dlown;
ye discouraged ones who have been wag
ing a hand to hand fIght for bread; ye to
whiom the night brinags litt1le rest, and the
morning more dlrudgery-oh, ye of' the
weary hand, and of the weary sidle, and
the weary foot, hear me talk about rest!
Look at that company of enthironed
ones. Look at their hands. Look at
thleir feet. Look at t~heir eyes, It, cani
not ba that those bright ones ever
toiled? Yes, yes! These packed the
Chinese teaboxes, and through mission
ary instruction escaped into glory.
These sweltered on soutiherra plantations,
and one igh~t after the cotton picking
went, up as white as if they had never
been black. Those (lied of' overtoil ,ii
the Lowell carpet factories, and thlese in
Manchester malls; those hlelpeod build the
pyramids, and these broke away from
work on the day Christ was hounded
out of' Jerusalem. No more towers to
build. Iheaven is done. No more gar
anents to weave. The robes are flaished.
No more harvests to raise. The gardens
are full. Oh, sons and daughters of toll,
arise ye and depart, for that is your
Scovill McCallum, a boy of my Sun
day school, while dying said to his mo
thier "Don't cry, but sing--sing.
"1hlero is rest for tile weary,
'1here is rest for the weary."
Then putting his wasted hands over his
heart, said, "There is rest, fir me."
Oh, ye whose locks are wet with the
does of the night of grief; ye whose
hearts are hleave, because those well
known footsteps sound no more at the
doorway, yonder is yobr rest! There is
David triumphant, but once h~e bemoaned
Absalom. There is Abraham enthroned
but once lie wept for Sarah. The... i.
Paul exultant, but he once sat with his
feet it the stocks. There is Payson radi
ant with immortal health, but on earth
he was always sick. No toil, no tears,
no narlings, no strife, no aonliwng
cough tonight. No storm to ruflle the
crystal sea. No alarm to strike from
the cathedral towers. No dirge throb.
bing from seraphic harps. No tremor
in the everlasting song, but rest, perfect
rest, unendin rest.
into that rest how many of our loved
ones have gone! The little children have
been gathered up into the bosom of
Christ. One of them went out of the
arnis of a widowed mother, following its
father, who died a few weeks before. In
its lest moment it seemed to sec the
departed father for it said, looking up.
ward with brightened cru'tenfnauce,
"'apa, take meo upw!''
Others put (own the work of midlife
feelina they could hardly be spared from
the ofllce or store or shop for a day, but
are to be spared from it forever. Your
mother went. Having li-ed a life of Chiris
tian consistency here, ever busy with
kindness for her chldren, her heart full
of that meek and quiet spirit that is in
the sight of God of great price, suddenly
her countenance was tranflIgured, and
the gate was opened, and she took her
place amid that great cloud of witnesses
that hover about the throne!
Glorious consonution! They are not
dead. You cannot make me believe
they are dead. They have only moved
on. With more love than that with
which they greeted us on earth, watch
us from their hugh place, and their voices
cheer us in our struggle for the sky.
Hail, spiries blessed, now that ye have
passed the flood and we.a the crown!
With weary feet we press up the shining
way, until in everlasting reunion we shall
meet again. Oh, won't it be grand
when, our conflicts done and our part
ings over, we shall clasp hands and cry
out, "This is heaven?"
Tihe anbutitui ton it Sigar Sack lor . ute
NEiW Yonu, Aug. 31.-The Cotton
Exchange, as alrandy reported, has of
ficially decided that the use of sugar bag
cloth in covering cotton is not coun tr
ary to its rules. t was rumored on the
Exchange yesterday, though nobody
cared to stand spoonsor for the rumor
that the matter had come up before the
Board of Managers, through the action
of the various jute manufacturing
companies, which saw the threat of a
damaging competition in any encroach
ment of other kinds of bagging, con
sequently they had induced the cotton
manufactuerers to unite in a protest
again.st the use of sugar bag cloth, and
address it to the Board. Mr. Richard
Sledenberg, of the Cotton Exchange,
acknowledged that letters of protest
had been received from a number of
Eastern cotton spinners protesting
against the use of sugar bag cloth.
But lie knew nothing of the motives
that prompted this move, and presuimed
they were entirely disinterested.
"On the other hand, he added, "the
Board received a number of communi
cations from farmers and cotton grow
era asking whether it digcriminated
against the use of sugar bagging and
Intimating a preference for the latter.
It was in answer to these applicetions
pro and con that we passed our resolu
tion of the 20th and issued in the form
of a lettar to all our patrons. We de
sire to make no discrimination what
ever, buit to leave them to~ their own
elecion in the matter. Only wvhen
there is a serious defeat in any partic
uilar sort of bagging wouild the Board
care to interfere. For example, last
May it was constrainied to give notice
that pi no straw bagging was objecti on
able, inasmuch as it stainedl, and~ there
fore, deteriorated the cotton covered
by it in the event of its becoming dlamp
or wvet. This was in answer to numi
erous bitter protests that came to us,
especially from Eulropean customers,
which made immediate action ipera
"lhow dioes the Farmers' Alliance
stand ini this matter?" was askeal.
"We have no olhicial notice as to how
they stand as a body. The only coim
mumlcationl of this sort was received
from secretary of the Farmers' All I
ance in Charleston, S. C., in wh ich lie
put the same question that had been
put b~y other correspondlents from the
agricultural districts andI intlimiated thle
same preference for sugar bagging. lie
thought that it would be a hardship to
be forced to use jute."
"To what (10 you attribute this pref
erence for sugar b~agginlg ?"
"Well, it is cheaper, in the first place;
and in thle second place, being more
tightly woven , it is satid to protect the
cotton better than jute."
Mr. WV-lter T1. Miller, secretary of
the Exchlange, was in substantial ac
cord with the president. Sugar bag
ging,"hle explained, "can be obtained
by the cotton dealers either at secondi
or first han-is. in either event it is
cheaper than jute. Second hand, it
may be as much as 3 cents a yard
cheaper, which would be about 18
cents a bale. You see that is a con
sideratfon. Bagging that has been
through a steam process of cleaning
anld may readily be utilized for cover
ing bales of cotton."
"Have any now crop bales neon cov
ered with thle sugar baggIng ?"
"No, It is too early for that. But
now .that the Board has declard itself
thlere is 1no debut that the sugar bag
ging will come into extensive use.
Naturally, all purchases of cotton made
throughl the New York Exchlange are
subject to the rules of the Exchage and
no customer can object to the bagging
which the Exchange approves."
A pioneer trader in cotton who has
been In the business for twenty-live
years assured the reporter that the
more tightly woven material was pre
ferred by the planters of the South, not
only because it was chleaper, but because
it protected the cotton from dust and
ashes and also, to a moderate degree,
from the cinders which occasionally
fall upon bales of cottonl in cars or when
piledI up at the station and set lire to
them. And in any case, lie added, they
did not care to be dictated to by any
combination of manufaturers, but
wanted full liberty to usle any material
they preferred.
Kolb'a Seheme.
MEMPH'Is, Aug, 2.-A special to the
Commercial-Appeal from iBirminghlam
Ala., says: A prominent Republican
who was active in Kolb a interest dur
ing the recent campaign is authority
for the statement that the Kolbites
will, in Nlovember, when the regular
Legislature meets, convene a Leghisia
turo of their own, elect a United States
Senator to succeed Morgan, who will,
it is thought, be0 a Republican, and ad
journ. Tihley will then let their Sena
tor contest with Morgau who will be
re-elected by the regular Legislature
for the latter's seat. The Kolbites
hope to hlave their man seated, as thley
believe tile Republicans will control
the Unmted States Senate next year.
This will, it is thought be the extent of
the dual government~of the Kolbites, as
they cannot hope to prevent Oates
Wilach Mloans That the Mombers of tho
Stato Legjniaturo are to bo Fought For
In the Gastoral EItetItOn II NOVennleor.
Tho Nogro to uone in.
COLUMIJrA, S. C., Aug. 28.-Senator
Butler has withdrawn his chances for
#he Senate from before the )emocratic
primaries andl he and his friends are
going to make the light in the Novem
ber election. That was the startling
and unexpected news received in Co
lumbia yesterday and it will f urnish a
sonsation throughout South Carolina.
Many people will find it hard to believe,
but it is a cold fact; a fact which means
serious times for this turbulent little
State and her people; a fact which ap
pears to mean an appeal to t4e negroes;
a fact which means bloodshed when
the negro again tries to loom up as the
balance of power.
The die is cast and with it is c~ast the
politcal fortune of the man who foulit
the negro harder than any other man
in 1876. Not only is the fortune of
General Butler at stake, but the for.
tunes and lives of hundreds of others
are involved.
General ititler's determination was
announced in the following brief tele.
gram to D. 11. Tompkins, Secretary of
the State Democratic Executive Com
mittee, and came yesterday about
Washington, 1). C., Aug. 27.
"I hereby withdraw the paper I tiled
with you on the 16th or 17th of June,
announcing my candidacy.
"Ml. 0. BUTLER."
When the newspapers first got hold
of General Butler a brief telegram yes
terday they were in doubt. It was sub
ject to two constructions-one that
Senator Butler had withdrawn from
the Senatorial race altogether atd the
other that he would no longer submit
his claims to the primaries. So that
there w ould be no doubt on the matter
the city editor of The Reglster at once
telegraphed General Butler for an ex
planation of his telegram to Colonel
Tompkins. The following a'uswer was
"Washington, 1). C., Aug. 27, 1894.
"To W. W. Price, Correspondent Co
lumbia Register:
" Replying to your telegraphic inquiry
just received, I beg to say in withdraw
ing the paper I filed with Tompkins,
secretary of the Democratic Executive
Committee, announcing my candidacy,
I am following In the footsteps of dis.
tinguished Iteformers who are unwill
ing to submit their claims to a primary,
where eveiything from coroner up his
been cut, dried, packed and salted down
by the ring; where the resuIt is slated
and known by the ring before a vote
has been put in the ballot box.
"M. C. BUrLER."
A copy of the Tompkins telegram
was shown before General Butler's an
swer was received, to Captain John G.
Capers, who was supposea to know just
what it meant, and in reply he said:
"The telegram must speak for itself.
Certain It is, however, that it places
General Butler entirely independent of
the action of the primary on the 28 lh.
You will know a great deal before ten
(lays elapse, and you can rest absured
that Senator Butler is still a most act
ive factor in State and national poli
tics. 'The news of Senator Butler's first
telegram flow over the city rapidly and
was talked of on every corner and in
every 1)nsiness p~lace. It caused hun
direds of comments and will cause hm
(Ireds more. Thei bitter element of' the
Conservatives rejoiced over it but ft
plroduced no joy among that class of
men whlo believe in standling by the
D)amocratic party, no matter what its
woes or its tribulations.
TIhie alleged cause for Senator llut
Ier's action appears to be the failure of
the State Democratic Executive Comn
mittee to grant the separate box which
Senator Butler asked for. General
Buitler's action, even with this, is
strange in viewv of the fact that in his
camplaign speeches lie made elo quent
appeals for white unity and suprema
cy, at times urging this with tears in
his eyes. There was always something
peculiar, something apparently hidden,
something which appeared to convey a
warning in these appeals and this was
Captain Capers, in his rem arks, inti
matet that the public will know a few
things in the next ten days. The Till
mnanite leaders believe that they know
the plans of the Batler men without
waiting ten days for the~m andl sum
them up like this:
In six counties- Ricchland, Charles
ton, Georgeto wn, Sumter, Beaufort and
EdXgefeld-the Butler men have legis
lative tickets in the flid in the Demo
cratic primary. They believe they can
win in the primary in these counties
and are Democrats, excepting that If
they win the Reformers will have to
vote for thier nominees ira the regular
election.- It the thIrty remaining colm
ties there are no Butler candidate3 in
the field before the primaries. It will
be in these counties that the Butler men
wIll put Independent candidates for
the Legislature. With the members of
the Legislature from the six counties
that are to stay Democratic andl with
what few they hope to elect ini indepen
(lent counties-there is the politic ii
jack-o'-lantern which the Butler men
are following.
The next hope of the Blutler men is
that if they (do not succeed in electing
a majority of the Legislature theywill
find~ some ground for a contest in the
United Statas Senate, using the pretext
of fraud, etc , as a basis for the contest .
They presume that liutler's popularIty
in the Senate and the hatred for Till
man wvili lead many a Senator to vute
against Tillman. It is a game in which
two desperate chances are being taken
by desperate men, but it is a game
which will be blocked. Tilimanite
leaders say that Senator Butler obtained
his seat in the Senate by a contest an d
that is what suggestedl the plan to him
and his friends tnhis time.-Register.
Fatal Fire in Now York.
N xw Yongi, Aug. 29.-The six story
building, 2261 Rivington street, was
burned at 2:30 thIs morning. With one
exception all of six floors were occupIed
by tailor shops. The fire startced on
the third floor in Fabrici L~evene's
tailor shop at 2:30, and in less than ten
minutes the flames had started up the
stairways to the roof. Firemen were
on the ground in three minutes after
the alarm was sent out and ladders were
put up against the Iron fire escapes.
Fireman Timothy Collins first started
up the ladders. ie had not climbed
more than ten feet when a wild yell
was heard above the noise of shouting
firemen and roaring flames. The peo.
plo were horrified when they sawv a boy,
clad only in an undershirt, shoot out
from the fifth floor. The boy landled
on Collins, who had on a rubber helmet.
The boy and firemen went to the
groundl together, the boy being killed
almost instantly. Collins was knoeckedl
insensible. Hie is seriously injured and
his recovery is doubtful. When the
flames were extinguished the fIremen
found on the fIfth floor the bodies of a
watchman named IHerman and a boy.
Both boys were Ilerman's sons. The
property loss was small.
now a Few Determined, Nervy Whit
mOR& Prevented a Miot.
An embryo race riot started on Mori
day of last week near Vances in th
Eastern part of Orangeburg Counti
and for a time things looked Equall
but an open riot was happily averte
by the coolness and nerve of the whit
men in that section. Two or three te
egrams were sent to Governor Tillmai
about the matter. The first, fror
Trial Justice 0. B. Whetsell, read a
Harlin City, Aug. 29.
"Governor B. It. Tillman:
"Order out the Santee Riflemen t,
my aid, as a race riot is imminetl
Eleven prisoners on hand and can
commit them because of trouble by n(
groes. O. B. WIIETSELL,
"Trial Justice."
The second telegram was from Mi
M. R. Evana, First Lieutenant ani
Commander of the Santee Itiflemer
and was as tollows:
"1 have been notified by Trial JuE
tice O. B. Whetsell that he has aske
for the Santee Rililemen. I am read
to respond upon your orders."
Governor Tillman sent the followinj
telegram to the trial justice:
Columbia, Aug. 27.
0. B. Whetsell, Tilal Justice. Ilarlii
City, S. C.
What Is the cause of trouble? Don'
attempt to move prisoners to jail til
13. i. TILLMAN, Governor.
The Governor also sent the followini
to Lieutenant Evans:
Columbia, Aug. 27.
M1. It. Evans, Lieutenant Comnianding
Iarlin City.
Hold your company subject to order
of Trial Justice in maintaining th
peace and enforcing legal process.
B. R. T ILLMAN, Governor.
A dispatch from Parlers to the Cc
lumbia Register says the negroes ar
holding meetings all about in that sec
tion of Orangeburg County for th,
purpose of making a strike on cottoi
picking. They are pledging themselve
not to pick for a white man for les
than fifty cents per hundred. and fort
cents for negroes. Some of the bes
element among the negroes are oppose(
to the strike, as many of them hav
nothing to eat, and a great many havi
got money and goods from the white
with the promise to pick it out in cot.
ton at a fixed price. They threaten b
whip any one who disobeyed this de
termination. As a result of the agita
tion one old negro, Peter Pelzer, wai
taken out of his house last night aboul
1 o'clock and severely whipped b1
about twenty-live negroes for pickini
cotton for Mr. A. It. Ithame for fort'
cents. Most of theni were recognize(
and Trial Justice 0. 13. Whetsell wil
issue warrants for the parties today
which it is hoped will break up thi
strike in this section.
The following is Trial J uistice Whet
sell's statement concerning the diflicul
ty. He says:
"When the cotton season first openec
the negroes in our section organizet
into a body, about 250 strong and rc
solved not to pick cotton for less that
50 cents per 100 pounds. If any ont
violated this rule in picking for i
white man for less, he was to be takel
out and whipped. These rules were t
be enforced against all negroes, wheth
er the offender be a member of the or
ganization or not. Last Monday, Pete
Pelzsr, a non-member, picked som
cotton for a white man near Vance'
for less than 50 cents. He was prompt
ly taken out and given about 100 Jash
es by a mob. Peolzer, as soon as he goi
able, swore out warrants before met
against seventeen negroes, all of when:
he recognized in the mob. I dleputizec
ueven men to arrest the seventeen in
dicted. They were brought before me
and given a preliminary hearing. The
evidence adduced was strong enough
to) send the cases up to the Court of
General Sessions. About 250 negroes
had gathered around the oflice and ir
the house, who swore tne men shoult
not be taken to jail. Some were armet
with pistols, guns, axes and billets o:
wood. They were cursing and defiant
Those who were unarmed went home
got guns and returned, leaving a sufi
cient number of the men to guard thi
oflice until they returned. About ont
dozen white men were there and the
drew their pistols."
A riot was imminent, and thing
looked squally indeed. He told tni
white men to stick to him and gay
them authority to shoot the first mat
who interfered with the prisoners. lII
telegraphed the Governor for the San
tee Rifles as above stated. The negre
were raging, swearing and tossinj
their glittering wveapons about thel
heads saying, "d-n the Rtifles." Thi
white men and constables were al
armed; they stood together with pis
tols in hand and marched upon the ne
groes, who at this time looked lik
blood wrs all they wanted. With tha
characteristic nerve of Carolhnians, th
whites held a solid front and marcher
the prisoners out of the office into
vacant place. Thence they wer
brought without molestation t
Branchville and turned over to Sherili
D~ukes, who had been telegraphed for
TLho SherifT lodged them in jail, wher
they will remain un.ii court meets o
released on bail.
Fortunately not a shot was fired. I
the negroes had fired one time tiher
would have been a bloody riot. Tih
negroes saw the nerve and determina
tion of the whites and it caused then
to flunk, although they had twenty
five to one. Justice Whbetsell says hi
is going to arrest tile whole mob, bu
will get the ringleadiers first. .lie say
he fears that a general race riot wil
occur when he attempts to arrest th
others. ie made an ofilcial call upoi
the sheriff to assist him with plenty o
(deputies. The Santee Rtifles hold then:
selves in readiness to obey the orders o
,Justice Whetsell, but it is hoped tha
their services will not be needed. Tw
of tile prisoners have turned State
evidence and have been discharged.
Another Murcnier,
AJIKEN, Aug. 29.-A fatal shootin,
scrape took place about 9 o'clock t(
night in front of JBlue Mountain .Joe
tent, near the passenger station, b(
tween Nighit Marshal James 1. Wir
gardi and( Will Chatfild, and the resul
of' it is that Chiatfield lies with a morti
wound in his abdomen. 'The reports I
reference to the affair are conflicting
One is that it was a personal diflicult
andi Wingard was in the wrong; thi
other is that Wingard was acting I
thme discharge of his duties as marsha
Ihowever, that will all come ouitat Lih
coroner's inqluest. Thmey had word
and in the scullile that ensued, a b3
stander grabbed Wingard's club to pr.
vent his using it, when he drew il
pistol and shot twice, one ball pOne
trating the abdomen, entering at th~
navel, the other making a glancin1
wound in the side. (Chatfild wais taket
to the P'ark Avenue llotel anid JDre
Wyman and Edwards calledi ir'
They are now with him trying to fini
the ball. Will Chlattild is a son of Mi
B. 1P. Chatfld, proprietor of thle P'ar
Avenue Hlotel, and is about twenty
flveyears of age. lie is unmarriedi. Win
gard gave himself up and is now in th
custodiy of the sheriff. Chatlild ha
ncn died.
e The Weekly nulletit ot the state 1JU OAU C
for the Past Week. W
The following is the bulletin of the "
e condition of the Weather and crops of h
the state for the week just ended, as 1
Issued. Tuesday by State Observer c(
During the week ending, August 27 I
the temperature fluctuations were bi
somewhat below normal limits owingto uit
more than the usual amount of cloudi. I
2 nees, hpecially during the hottest por- vC
tion of the day which prevented very t
high maxima, and at night which re- Oa
tarded radiation preventing low min- to
Ima; the result ing average temperature W
for the week did not vary more than til
two degrees trom the normsl in any tii
t poition.of te ,Stat ) being generally W
slightly below. Ilighest temperature On
for the week, 05 at Oakwood on the
25th; lowest 60 at Greehville on the
in most sections of the State the sun
shine was deficient averaging some.
what less than 50 per cent. of the pos
sible over the entire State.
The rainfall was local in its charac
ter, although fairly well distributed on
the 25th and 26tb; the showers were
heaviest in the southern portion of the
State. The amount of rainfall varied
greatly, ranging from nearly four in
ches in pertions of the south and south
eastern counties to a trace or none at
all in the upper counties. A cloud
burst was reported from Orangeburg
county that did much damage, and
washing rains from various other
Dlaces. There was severe hail storms in
Sumter county, however, causing no
particular injury, and a severe wind
and hail storm in Grcenville county
breaking down corn and cotton. Thle
excessive rains of two weeks ago were
very destructive in )arlington county, '
damaging old corn and ruining late "f
planted, and it is estimated that cot
ton was reduced in propect 10 per cent.
Communication with the town of Dar
lington was interrupted for nearly two
weeks by the high water.
Te diversity of soil and topography
of theState makes it improbable that
the same weather conbddtions would be
equally favorable for crops in all por
tions of tile State, and the condition
of cotton at the present time exampli
Iles this very strikingly; owing to the A
heavy rains for tile past few weeks
cotton on sandy soil is a poor crop, con
3 tinues to shed too freely and rust is '
~ developed very generally, while the 1I
plant's growIt has stopped with '
scarcely any top crop; from this coldi- t
tion cotton grades up to as good fields
as can be produced any time or where,
but taken all together tile prospects fall
considerable short of an average crop.
Bolls are maturing and opening rapidly
and preking will, in a siort time, ble
come general.
Corn has received nu Eetback, arAd
fodder pulling which Is ending in the
low counties, is general in the "up
country." One correspondent who hasti
traveled extensively throughout tile _
State, state- that in his opinion tile
corn crop has been over estimated and at
will not prove to be much, if any, great
er than an average crop.
Tobbacco suffered severely during L
the first of the month and the rains
ruined to a large extent tihe very pois.
ing cropof July.
Reports from tile rice counties con
lirml previous estimates.
Peas are giving evidence of' hearing
and are growing Iixuriently.
Syrup inaking is the prevailing oc
cupation in districts where cane is
grown extensively. aind the general
opinion is that the yieldi or syrup (does
not comel up~ to expetadtionl, althloughI
tihe cane is juicy.
Potatoes, turnips. gard(ens and paa
turage continue to do weil, the warmi
moist condIitions having be'en extremely
favorable. T1ruck farmers are begin
ing to prepare their lands for winter
andi spring vegetables.
The wet ground is causing irish 1p0
tatoes to rot in places.
Scuppernong grapes are ripening and
are reported pientiful in p~ortlOns of tile
State, being about the only native fruit
grown in any abundance this year.
iButlot's Mova.
CHARLESTON, 8. C., Aug. 30.-Ix- '
Mayor William A. Courtenay arrived y.
In the city yesterday from tile upcoun
try. ie was encountered by a Sun
man today and anticipated his ques
tions wIth regard to the state of poll
tics, by Inquiring:
"What does this move or Butler's"
mean ?" Not waiting for a reply, lie -.
said: "To give any promise 01 success
he should have inaugurated it from cr
the beginning of the campaign. ie
should have adopted the suggestion of m
Ilamptoni and formed .N ational Demo.
cratic clubs.
"It is too late to change tihe result
no.I come from the un-country and
-1 know that the iax vote in tile party
primary is nlot a good test of Tillmnan's
tstrength. Thle farnmers In my section
Sargued, as they 1oubi.h'4 argued in
other sections, that t~he uunrg was all
one-sided and that, It wats not necessary
for them to leave their work in the
h ieighit of the season andi go a do-zen
miles to vote, lint a Butler manife~sto
would bring out thlis dlorment si rn g tht, (
and mark my words;," concluded tile
sage of Newry, "lhe will ilnd twenty
eight counties solid against him if' he
Sattempts to make an independent race."
lilledl in the Surf.
- A T I.ANTIC C ITY, N. J., Aug. 16.
William Carr, agen 20 years, was in
. stantly killed this afternoon, by a bolt,
3 of lightnmng, while ill bathmlne inl comipany
a with two 30ung women, ie had just
a entered the surf and1 had but riseni from
I a dive beneatth a breaker, whlen the
3 flash came, the flrst intimation of' a
1 coming storm, and a boit struck him with
fa fatal shock.IIis companions,theo Misses
-Farnlum, were within ten feet ot him,
when the bolt, descended. They anileredl
a severe electrial shlock andl wore also
Sprostratedi by frighlt at sight ci' thbeir
companion's liteless body. TIhere were
hiundreds 01 people ini the sur ioer by ?
anid thouisands Onl tihe stand1 and beach
who saw the fatal ilash and tue miark it
strucek. There was aln instnt painic
s among the hbathlers, who mloreo or lead
b It the radiating ithock, andi they hurried
out. on to tile stand1( as iilfearful of' an
I other visitation of theo destroyingc ele
1 menlt. Although restorautives wer-e
ipromptly appliedi, yonug Jarr could not
-be revived. Ilis death is said to be tile
fIrst, by lightni~ing ever occurrin~g at this
e CI'i'INNA' TI, 0., August 30.- -''he Sh
5 Timnes-Star Lexington, Ky., special
-says: A duel to death with knives oc
-clrred ini Clark county in iloonesboro
a yesterday, over the scandal feature of
- the Ashland Congressional contest.
3 .John King,a lireckinridge man, living
fi. n Fayette county, mnet on the higwaty
l his old friend who lives in Clark couin
.ty. Cook said that anly woman who
.went to hear lireckinridge speak was
I no better than a courtesan. Kinig dis
.mounted from is horse, Haying his wife
C and daughters had heard Bre::kinridge.
- Cook insisted it was a shame. ie also
-dismounted. Both drew knives and
5 11l0o( flowed freely until Cook dropped,
a having thlree stab~s in the breast; King
has escaped.
itt, of toa, an'1d ?M~
ifo and stepson, were passengers on
a Normandle, Just arrived. Senator
1oCott said that during his trip abroad
had spent much of his time in Eng.
ld, France and Germany, the three
untries most interested in the silver
testion. In Germany the feeling was
most entirely in favor of bimetallism
it that country would make no move
itil England took the initiative. In
igland, Balfour and Chamberlain fa
'red bimetallism, and thought that
a system adopted in India was not
fisfactory. Gladstone was opposed
bimetallism, and Lord Rosebery
)uld express no opinion onthe ques.
m. The senator thought that the
ne was not far distant when there
)uld be an international agreement
the subject.
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