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? The postmaster general has given Director of Posts Ralhhone, head of the Cuban mail service, authority to extend to General Gomtz the franking privilege for his official mail. The suggestion that this privilege be given the old warrior came from Director Rathbone and was approved by Post-j master-General Smith. It is doubtful j if the privilege has ever been extended before to auyone not a citizen of the United States or except by act of congress. The privdege will not ex-J tend, of course, to his private mail; but as bis correspondence, both with the United States and with parties on the islaud, is volumiuous, it will be worth something to him aside from the honor conferred. ? The uavy department is ready to take whatever steps may be necessary in carrying out the provisions of the naval bill for the purchase of smokeless powder during the comiDg year. It is not intended to antagonize the commercial interests iuvolved in this line of manufacture by throwing the burden of produdtion upon the government plants. The government has a plant at Indian Head, which, when completed, will turn out a maximum product of about 3,000 pouuds per day. But this will in no way compete with private manufacturers. The uavy uow has a powder known to the profession as pyro-cellulose, which is equal to, if ? ?i? ??? crnoifpjp^ nowder not Deuer iunu, r_.. ? used by foreigu powers. ? Hon. Patrick Walsh, mayor "of Augusta, and formerly United States senator, died in Augusta, Ga., last Sunday after three mouths, illness from nervous prostratiou. Mr. Walsh was born in Ireland January 1st, 1840; but his father's family came to America while he was a boy aud settled at Charleston, S. C. At 12 years of age Patrick was apprenticed in the Charleston Evening News aud in due time became a journeyman printer. He went to Augusta iu 1862 and has ever since been identified with the press of that city, for 25 years past as editor and proprietor of the Augusta Chronicle. He was a broad-minded, liberalhearted man, and has done as much good service in the development of Augusta and the state of Georgia as any other man in the city or state. ? The Petit Jpurnal, of Paris, imparts this curious misinformation to its readers: "The 'pressgang'in vogue in France under Louis XIV, aud suppressed by Colbert, still flourishes in Englaud to this day. The 'press gang' is the meaus used for recruiting the royal navy, is an organized service, and is officially recognized. The system consists in carrying off by force men capable of making sailors. Strategy and violence |are all it costs. In times of war the sailors specially charged with this service patrol the streets of Loudon, enter the taverns, and take possession of men they con sider sufficiently strong. If the latter resist, cudgels are freely used, aud finally knives are requisitioned in case of necessity. The prisouers are then carried aboard ship. By this means the recruiting of the British navy is assured." ? An Associate Press dispatch tells of the death, in Boston, on Sunday, of Thomas Carroll Boone, from the result of injuries sustained while doing heroic service before Santiago. Boone, who was a telegraph operator, went up in an observation baloon with two government officials to send the reports of the observations of the latter to headquarters below. The balloon was shot to pieces by the Spaniards and fell into a tree. One of the offices died shortly afterward as the result of injuries sustained from the fall, aud another has since beeu confined in an insane asylum as the outcome of his experience. Poor Boone was caught in the drag anchor of the baloon aud remained suspended for several hours before he was rescued. He has siuce been in a Boston hospital and his death followed an operation that became necessary as the result of his horrible experience. ? A special to the New York World from Vancouver, rsntisn ^oiumoia, says: Carl Slummerfelt, a Germau passenger on the steamer Lees from Linn Canal, brought news that a battle had been fought between American and Canadian miuers a few miles off the Dalton trail. Four men are reported killed and a number seriously wounded. When the alien mining law of British Columbia was enforced, a few mouths ago, the American miners left the new Canadian gold district and struck north. They found, a short distance off the Dalton trail, on the Porcupine river, a district rich in placer gold. It is generally conceded that the new placers are in Amercau territory. Some Canadian mounted policemen, however, staked claims iu the American territory aud justified their action by moviug the Canadian flag from Mount Pleasaut so as to make the line take in the rich part of the district. A fortnight ago about 100 American miuers held a meeting and decided to send notices to all Canadians to leave the country within five days. This not beiug heeded, the American miners met aud proceeded to the Cauadian camp. Before they could state the object of their visit some one fired a shot and then every oaomuil tn tip shnnfimr The Can. V/UV 'JVVUiVU w VW v?vw..w0. adians fled. ? News and Courier: The New York Journal printed on March 4 a sworn statement from Thomas F. Dolau, for 10 years "the killing superintendent"' of the Armour Packing company, of Chicago, exposing the methods employed at that establishment in the slaughtering of cattle and canning of beef. Dolao said that diseased cattle were killed and that meat that had been condemned by the government inspectors, and that ought to have been sent to the fertilizer dump, was put up for sale to the people. It was a horrible story that Mr. Dolau told, - - _ aud no sooner had it been published than one of Armour's agents tried to buy oil" Dolau. The Journal printed a statement from Dolau last Friday saying that Armour's agent had paid him $5,000?$3,000 to his wife and $2,000 to himself?to make an affidavit discrediting his former statement, By the advice of his counsel Doian took the niouey and signed the aflidavit ; but before accepting the money and making the affidavit he made a sworn statement before a notary public explaining his position, reaffirming his first statement and saying he would take tlie Armour money for the purpose of educating his children. Mr. Dolan appears to be rather too much for Mr. Armour; and he is $5,000 ahead of the game. In the meantime, it would be well for some proper court to make an investigation of the whole wretched business. (flic \(orluillf (gnquircr. YOIiKVILLE, S. C.: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22,1899. ? "The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations," by J. K. Hoyt, recently Irom the press of Funk & Wagnalls company, of New York, is one of the most valuable reference .books that has been published in recent years. It is complete, thorough, scholarly. Price in cloth, $6; sheep, $7. ? The question of inviting Mr. Bryan to the Confederate re-union has been discussed pro and con by some of the papers. While there is no special reason why Mr. Bryan should be invited, there doe6 not appear any good reason why he should not be. Most of the Confederate veteraus are Democrats?real Democrats?like Mr. Bryan ; but whether this were true or not, Mr. Bryan knows how to behave himself anywhere and under all circumstances. ? It is about time for somebody to get up another slander against Senator McLaurin. The last canard is about a month old now ; and really it seems that the senator's "patriotic" friends ought to be about ready to break out in a new place. The fact that Mr. McLaurin has not yet thoroughly recuperated from the unusually exhaustiug work of the last session of the senate ought not to retard the "patriots." Patriotism does not consider the personal comfort of individuals. ? The Spanish queen regent signed the treaty of peace between the United States and Spain last Friday, and the information was formally anuounced to Secretary Hay during the afternoou by M. Jules Cambon, the French ambassador. It is probable that M. Cambon will conclude, in behalf of Spain, the remaining negotiations. The ouly condition of the treaty not yet complied with is the liberation by the United States of Spanish prisoners now in the hands of the Filipinos. This government is doing all it can to liberate these prisoners; but is not making the most satisfactory progress imaginable. ? Colonel Wm. J. Bryan gave Colouel Bob Ingersoll a pretty severe rap a few days ago. Ingersoll, not long ago, indulged in some uncalled for criticisms of the colonel, saying that Bryan was a back number and had no political future. While at Nashville, Tenn., last Saturday, Colonel Bryan received a telegram from a Cincinnati newspaper asking him to telegraph a reply to Ingersoll's criticism. Colonel Bryan answered briefly. In his reply he stated that he did not consider Colonel Ingersoll a capable authority to speak of his eligibility for the back number list, nor of his prospects for the future, as Colonel Ingersoll was "not a believer iu the future." ? President McKinley attended the Methodist church at Thomasville, Ga., last Sunday and listened to a sermon from Presiding Elder J. 0. Branch on the text: "Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit." The Associated Press report says: "The theme of the sermon was that every individual continuously has an influence for good or evil on all persons. It was a good old orthodox Methodist exhortation, closing with a warm denunciation r 1 -1-: or Gram urniKiug, iuc vuiujuudus waltz, the gambling, progressive eucre party and the piety destroying theatre,' etc. Several of the newspapers have editorialized on the incident, suggesting that the sermon was especially directed at the president and his political schemes. It is probably a fact, however, that the good old minister had uo other object than to give the president the benefit of one of his best sermons. ? There is some difference of opinion as to whether or not Mr. Bryan should have accepted I'erry Belmont's recent invitation to celebrate the birthday of Thomas Jefferson with unbelievers. The single gold standard papers think that Mr. Bryan should have accepted the invitation and the Democratic pa pers think that he did right. Some of the gold standard papers suggest that the incident is to be looked upon as the first exchange of shots between the two "factions" of the Democratic party, preparatory to the next great struggle. Really, we have been of opinion all the while, that so far as the Democratic party is concerned, the issiiu was fought to a finish at Chicago in 1S!M>, and that from now on the struggle is between the Democrats and Republicans?or in other words, be t ween the single gold standard and the free coinage of silver. If there is any , other issue worthy of the name, except imperialism, between the two parties, we are not aware of it. Mr. < Bryan could not celebrate Jefferson i day with any more propriety as the ' guest of Belmont and Croker, than as ' the guest of Thomas C. Piatt. J ? The gathering of McKinley, Han- ' na, Reed, and other Republican leaders | at Jekyl island, on the Georgia coast, ? near Brunswick, is making lots of sen- 1 sational news for the political news- 1 ? A 11 tka kJ/? nnli t iniono nomo/1 1 ptlfJfJO, ill I HJC ui^ pviiviviauo uornvu ^ claim that the only significance of the ( gathering is "rest" "recreation," etc." f But, of course, that does not go. Ev- | erybody knows that Hanna, McKin- t ley and the rest are scheming and plan- * ning. Any other supposition would be unnatural. But what is Reed doiog down there ? That is the puzzle. | It has been claimed for a long while that Reed and McKinley were un- t friendly. People of standing and po- 1 sition, who claim to know what they ' are talking about, say they are posi- t live about it. Tbey say Reed has an , utter contempt for McKinley. Reed \ is a big man, and a smart man, and s his contempt is not to be iguored. 1 When he fights he generally makes an j imoression. If it is a fact that Reed . is against McKinley, then this recreation confab must be some kind of an arrangement that looks to reconciliation, or, at least, malifaction of Reed, But really it is impossible to reason the matter out satisfactorily. What if, after all, the object of these gentlemen is only rest and recreation. ? We are not prepared to accept the claim of ex-Superintendent of Education May field to the eflect that he is in no wise responsible for the alleged school chart extravagance. It is true that he had only one vote on the state board ; but then he wa3 in more direct communication with the various county superintendents, and he could have easily given them his opinion in regard to the matter in the shape of warning. If there has been any extravagance, the responsibility starts with the state superintendent of education, comes next down to the state board, next in less degree to the county superintendents, and in the last degree to the trustees. It is true that the trustees did the purchasing, and without this there could have been no extravagance, if there has been any. But it must not be forgotten that the office of trustee has no salary attachment. The services of the trustees are entirely pro bono publico. As a rule, the trustees do good service. Their services are indispensable. But from tne very nature 01 tue ease, kjcj eau- j not be expected to give their entire ( time and attention to matters like I those now under discussion. Original i jurisdiction in mutters of this kind is 1 vested in the state board for the rea- ^ son that the state board is supposed to , be better qualified and is better paid , to exercise such jurisdiction. That I the county superintendents of education would endorse text books, etc., ( that bad been endorsed by the state ' superintendent and state board, is , quite natural, and if the trustees should, in the face of these supposed i to be careful expert opinions above * them, undertake to say that the charts are no good or that the price is too ! high, etc., they would be conceded as J being very presumptuous, to say the , least of it. No, let us keep the res- j ponsibility, or at least the main bur- ' den of it, where it belongs, on the real- , ly responsible officials, and don't let J us try to shift it all on the trustees. 1 Mayfleld Clears His Skirts. Columbia correspondence of The I News and Courier: Former Superin- 1 tendent of Education Mayfield, in talk- ' inir about the chart extravagance, says ' ? o . that he always opposed the sale of the 1 charts. Up to the time the state board J of education was Riven authority to 1 adopt and authorize such sales, he per- ' sisteutly refused to authorize such 1 sales. The state board adopted the charts and authorized the sale, fixing the price. He was only entitled to 1 one vote on the state board. At all events neither the state superintendent 1 nor the state board did the buying and the trustees must themselves have authorized the purchase. The price was fixed by the board and the adoptiou 1 ordered by the board on the recommendation of five experienced educators, who were on the sub-committee of the board on school supplies. Penitentiary Investigation. August Kohn in The News and Courier : The Neal investigating committee, when it resumes its sessions on Wednesday, will probably visit the state farms and take testimony there as to the distribution of the products of the farms. Members of the committee have received a number of letters making charges as to the improper use of garden and sucn HKe products ; out the committee is not inclined to take notice of many small matters of the kind. It is not whether vegetables raised primarily for the penitentiary were used on the tables of employees that the committee is after; but weightier matters. There have been some charges made of inhumau treatment of convicts, and this feature ol the case will he looked into ; but it is not expected that any cruelty toward convicts can be shown so fas as the ex-superintendent is concerned. He has, on the contrary, often restrained subordinates who were inclined to take advantage of the helpless position of the convicts. While it is the intention of the committee to probe to the very bottom of the matter, it is believed that all the sensational feutures [of the testimony have been developed. Nevertheless the public will watch with keen anticipation for further light on penitentiary sensations. NEW YORK HOTEL FIRE. Magnificent WlndHor Building Burned With Many Guentit. The famous Windsor hotel, which stood at the corner of Forty-Seventh street and Fifth avenue, New York, was destroyed by fire last Friday afternoon. As many as 15 or 20 lives were lost, and the value of the property destroyed amounted to more than a million dollars. The Wiudsor was a tremendous milding, almost square in form, about 200 feet each way, seven stories in leight and containing more than 500 oora9. It was completed in 1873 by fohn T. Daly at a cost of about $750,)00, and up to about 10 years ago wa9 he leading hotel of New York, and amous all over the world. It used to )e the most popular rendezvoux of all he great Wall street operators like ray Gould, Daniel Drew, Commodore ^anderbilt and others, and because of be numerous financial and railroad leal9 that were planned there, it was cnown as Wall street at night. Friday wa9 St. Patrick's day, and ,he occasion was celebrated as usual vith a monster procession. Many people had gathered at the Windsor to /iew the procession from the windows, ind these, added to the regular guests, nade a much larger crowd in the buildug than usual. According to the itory of a hall boy, a man who was inknown to the boy, advanced down me of the hallways toward a wiudow rom which he could get a view of the jrocession, and lighting a cigar on the vay, he carelessly threw dowu the mming match, which fell among some ace curtains and set them on fire, rhe boy pulled a fire alarm ; but the ,vire broke and then he began shouting ire. Within a few minutes the flames lad spread to many parts of the interior of the building, and were rushing jp the elevators and stairways, cutting )ff these avenues of escape. The firemen were on hand in remarkably quick time; but already the windows of the upper floors were full )f people who had beeu unable to get )Ut of the building. To extinguish ;he flames was already an impossible jndertaking, and the life-savers gave heir attention to the perilous situaions of the imprisoned people on the jpper floors. The following is from he story sent out by the Associated Press: "One of the most daring rescues effected by the firemen occurred ou the ifth floor on the Fifth avenue frout. \n elderly woman was seen at a winiow, and two firemen succeeded in reaching the window underneath. One jf them climbed to the coping of the window on which she was stauding md then stepped over to the wouaau. He swung her clear of the window and ianded her safely in the arms of his companion, who, with the assistance of several other firemen, passed the woman down to the street. "The first horror occurred just fifteen minutes after the fire broke out jut. A handsome woman appeared at the window of a room on the fourth floor. She held out her arms to the arowd below. Then she raised her bands as if in supplication, and in a moment climbed to the window and leaped. She turned about like a top ind struck the iron railing in front of the hotel. Her body seemed to be impaled there ; but it fell off and into the areaway. She was dead. The body was identified as Mrs. Amelia Paddock, cf Irvington, N. Y. One of the most thrilling scenes of the fire?at .a time when the building was a seething cauliron of flame?was the heroic rescue of several womeu from the uper stories. One bad been carried down from the fifth story. Mrs. A. H. Fuller, of Pittsburg, then appeared with her maid it the window of the fourth story. It seemed like an age before the ladder was raised. Firemen ran up and with ureat difficulty brought down Mrs. Fuller and her maid. Just as she was gotten out of the window a middletged woman appeared at a window just north of that at which the ladder was placed. The woman, fearing she would not be rescued, prepared to lump. She was warned to keep back iud became punic-strickeu and stepped back into the dense smoke. A hook and ladder man, seeing the desperation of the woman, seized u scaling ladder and went up story after story through the blinding smoke. He climbed to the coping just as the woman reappeared. The fireman seized her by the waist, and holding her tightly to the wall of the building, crept slowly on the coping and passed the fainting woman to another fireman, who had braced himself to receive her. There was a dreadful suspense as the fireman drew the woman toward him and finally lauded her safely on fko lurl/lof A frumnnrlnilR P.hPftr Wftflt up from the crowd. "Fireman John Hanna, of the fire boat Zephar Mills, rushed through the smoke to the top door and found Night Watchman McNickol half asphyxiated. He rescued him by letting him down to tire escapes. His hands were badly cut by the wire used in letting the watchmau down. Hanna then assisted an old man down the fire escape. "Fireman William Keunedy, of engine company No. 23, rescued a Mrs. Branu from the fourth tloor of the hotel by meaus of a scaling ladder. Her rescue was cheered by the immense crowd. A crippled woman was found lyiug on the tloor of a room on the fourth floor, unable to move, and was carried in safety to the street. Captaiu Ernil H. Pate, of Company L, Forty-Seventh United Slates volunteers, rushed up to the fourth floor and rescued au old crippled man, who was partly asphyxiated by the smoke and burned about the head. Policeman Luke Miley rescued three women from the fourth floor and was badly burned about the hands and face and his uniform wus nearly burned from his back. "A Brooklyn fireman who came over to see ihe parade, saw a woman on the seventh story, right over where the fire ocoured. He rushed up stairs and rescued Kate Flaunigan, a domestic. She was badly burned and injured by falling debris, and was unconscious when brought down. Thomas Mcpherson, an employe of the government docks at Brooklyn, rushed through the fire und smoke five stories and rescued Mrs. K. Butler, who was unconscious from shock and fright. McPherson was badly burned and had to be taken to the hospital himself. All of these rescues aod many others occurred in a period of a few minutes. "Meanwhile terrifying scenes were being enacted by frienzied men and women on almost every floor of the great building. How many persons are buried in the ruins is not known ; but at least three or four persons were seen to jump, whose bodies have not been recovered. A young man, apparently an employe, jumped from the roof of the Forty-Sixth street side of the hotel. Another unknown man jumped on the Fifth avenue side, and two or more were seeu to jump from the rear. Shortly after that two women jumped from the roof to the court yard oeiow. it is Known mat two 01 tuese, at least, are dead. Eye-witnesses say that they saw a woman throw a child from a window and fall a moment later herself, just before the collapse of one of the walls. As yet no trace of the these bodies have been found. J. Lemolt Morgan, of Birmingham, Ala., who had been watchiug the parade with a number of friends from the balcony, run to the fourth floor and rescued Mrs. Algernon Jarvis and her daughter, Mabel. He took them to the balcony and thence they were taken to the street by firemen." Abner McKinley, a brother of the president, was, with his wife and daughter, a guest of the Windsor. All escaped. Warren Leland, the proprietor of the hotel, escaped. His wife and one daughter, however, were killed. Another daughter was fortunately ab sent at the lime of the fire. How many deaths occurred is not known. There is no doubt that a number of people were buried and entirely consumed in the ruins, and it is quite probable that many people who were thought to be in the hotel at the time of the fire were in other parts the city and escaped. LETTER FROM CUBA. Mr. Gosman Talks Interestingly About Things That Have Come Under His Observation?Products, Timbers, Fruits and Game Birds of the Mountainous Region ?Expects to Be Home Soon. Correspondence of the Yorkvllle Enquirer. Sorpresa, Cuba, March 3.?We are now in the mountains, where we have been for the past five weeks, going from place to place taking away guns and ammunition wherever we find them. Everything is reasonably quiet here now. There is not as much thieving going on as there was sometime ago. An occasional horse is stolen and that is about all. The health of the regiment continues first-class. There have been only two deaths since my last letter. Here in the mouutains, the principal products are coffee, cocoa, bananas aud giuger. Coffee is in full bloom now und the fields of hundreds of acres look very beautiful. The blossoms are white and the aroma is delightful. I enclose a short coffee twig, from which the blooms have dropped. You will note that the fruit comes only on the new growth of wood. The trees are set in rows four feet apart aud two feet in the row. Coffee sells here at 12 cents a pound, and in the stores at from 20 to 25 cents retail. Cocoa is the fruit of the cocoa tree. It grows close to the body and limbs of the tree, and is the shape, size and color of the muskmelou. When the fruit is ripe for gathering, it is a golden yellow. It is then cut open, and the seeds from which the cocoa of commerce is made, are taken out and dried for about 10 days, after which they are parched like coffee. In this form they sell at 10 cents per pound. Ginger is not cultivated extensively. It grows wild almost everywhere so plentifully that cultivation is unnecessary. There is a kind of vanilla here ; but it is of inferior quality. Fine timber is plentiful in this locality. Among other kinds of timber, I notice mahogany, ebouy, ironwood, Spanish cedar, lance wood, etc. For me to mention all the names would be impossible. The houses of the better class of people in this locality are built of mahogany, from top to bottom?sills, floor, ceiling?wherever wood is used. The value of the rough wood sufficient to build such houses as are common here, would represent a small fortune if one only had the wood in the states. The most valuable tree in Cuba, perhaps, is the royal palm. It furnishes both food and shelter for man and beast. Out of the trunk of the royal palm the people get the plank from which to build their shanties. The leaves serve as shingles for the roof of the shanties, and from them also is to he had soft bedding. From the heart of the leaves is made a dish that tastes very much like cabbage, and wbich is delicious to tbe taste and sustaining to the body. Tbe fruit of the tree is a small berry wbich, when dried, is good horse food. Fruits of all kinds are plentiful. Among other things there are oranges, lemons, limes, coacoanuts, guavas, guanabanos, bunanas, wine berries, grapes of every descriptions, and various kinds of fruits, tbe names of which I do not know. All of them, however, are delightful to the taste and harm less to eat. Wild ammals are Dot plentiful. There are a few deer and a great many wild hogs. We kill a wild hog occasionally. There are also plenty ol wild guineas, partridges, chickens, turkeys, peafowls, etc. There are also many snakes; but all are harmless. The largest snakes are about four yards long. I shot one a few days ago that measured 10 feet in length. The woods are full of green parrots, mocking birds, pigeons, doves, blackbirds and orioles. The mocking birds are beautiful songsters. Although prices are coming down somewhat, they are still high enough. Flour sells at from $8 to $10 a barrel, Irish potatoes at 2J cents a pound ; chickens from 50 cents to $2, accordto size; eggs are scarce at 60 cents a dozen. Homemade butter is not to be had, and the imported stuff costs 40 cents a pound. Clothing is cheap euough ; but then one does not need a a great deal in this climate. This will be my last letter from here. Just when we will start back to the states I do not know ; but we are informed that we are to be mustered out at Macon, Ga., on April 15. So I hope I will be home soot). Anyhow, J I will take ibis opportunity to send my kindest regards to my friends in York county. F. A. Gosman. j According to the press dispatches, Mr. Gosman's regiment?the Third Immunes?is due in Macon, Ga., to- < day. This regimeut, although it arrived too late to engage in actual fighting, has done more hard work in Cuba than any other volunteer regiment that went to the island.?Ed. Enquirer. THE POLICY OF THE PARTY. Regulars Hnd It-regulars Engaged In a Bit- ( ter Fight For Control. Henry McFarland, the Washington correspondent of the anti-Bryan Boston Herald, has this to say of the alleged fight that is now going on for the control of the future policy of the ( Democratic party : f The battle for the control of the < Democratic National convention is ap- < pareutly already on between the Bryan . and the anti-Bryan leaders, and the ' prospect is that there will be no com- promise; but that the fighting will , grow more bitter, with the result in j doubt. Mr. Bryan proposes to be renomi- ' uaied and to have the Chicago plat- : form adopted, aud be has the support ; of most of the senators, representatives aud other Democratic leaders in the ] south and west, while Mr. Croker, Mr. ] Gorman, Mayor Harrison, Goveruor Stone, of Missouri, Mayor Quincy, ex- : Senators Smith and Murphy and otb- , ers, chiefly in the east, are understood ! to be opposed to the renominaliou of . Mr. Bryan, although they would probuhly he willing to reaffirm the Chicago platform with anti-trust aud other ad- ; ditious. These latter leaders are anxious to ' harmonize the Democrats of all ele ments, aud to get back those who ! would not vote for Bryan iu 1896, if ' possible, aud they do not want either *-*- t> ~~ ... 1fi In 1 . iTJLI. DIJ UU \J I II CO V/UI liagc aw av ?w *. made a test of Democratic faitb which returning Democrats must publicly accept as a means of admission to the councils of the party. , Mr. Bryan's professions during his , last visit in the east, that he was perfectly willing to stand aside next year | for any other candidate who would better lead the party in the presidential campaign, encouraged the eastern leaders to believe that he might be induced to sacrifice himself in the interest of harmony ; but his challenge to , them, iu the reply to Perry Belmont's invitation to the Jefferson day dinner, is taken by Democratic senators and representatives here as an indication that he means to fight Mr. Croker and his allies, and they will have to beat him in order to set him aside. The claims of the eastern men that they will be able to elect more than one-third of the delegates to the next ualional convention, and, therefore, prevent the nomination of Mr. Bryan under the time honored two-thirds rule, is combated by the Bryan men, who say they will elect more than twothirds. Even if the anli-Bryanites should actually elect more thau a third of the delegates, it does not follow that the convention, which will be in control of the Bryan met), will admit them all, for there will be contesting Bryan delegations wherever the Bryan leaders believe them to be necessary, and they will be given a preference in the organization of the convention. If the Bryanites should find that they could not in any way muster the necessary two-thirds, they could change the 1 rule requiring that number for the nomination; but Ibis would be so revolutionary as to justify bolting, and would probably not be tried. Henry Macfarland. RIOTING IN HAVANA. To Keep the Turbulent Cubans Quiet Is a Difficult Task. The city of Havana was the scene i of bloody rioting last Saturday night and Sunday. There was more disorder during the 24 hours than on any , other day since the establishment of nominal peace. The lighting was in dead earnest. Four men were killed and some 60 or more were wounded. < It seems that in accordance with per- i mits issued by the police, no less than ] 40 balls took place in different parts of , the city. All these were under the , auspices of Negroes and they were the principal cause of the trouble. 5 At one of the more important places of amusement, a large number of peo- i pie, mostly Negroes, and including a | good many Cuban officers, congregated ( on the sidewalk, and blocked it against . pedestrains. Acting uuder orders from his superior officer, a policeman under- * took to clear the sidewalk and a Negro captain resisted. The policeman club- i bed the captain and this precipitated | a fight, which was taken up by the ( bystanders, many of which are sup- . posed to belong to a secret organiza- 1 tion known as the Nanigos. 1 The police were reinforced quickly, and the Cuban officers and Negro civ- I iliaus fled to the roof's of the bouses, , from which they continued to fire on the police until they had exhausted tbeir ammunition. uuDan omcers naa command of the mob and 12 policemen 1 were wounded by the first volley from I the housetops. The mob held its po- I sition until an overwhelming force of < policemen arrived on the scene, when | 20 or more of the rioters were captured. During a demonstration opposite the : residence of General Gomez, Sunday I afternoon, two Spaniards displayed I two small Spanish flags. Two Amer- , ican soldiers came up and knocked the | Spaniards down with their fists, and served a third Spaniard, who tried to go to the rescue of his countrymen, in ( the same mauner. This put an end to t that disturbance. i Advices of Monday say that quiet was not yet restored in the city. There j was much excitement, es-pecially among the lower classes, which seemed 1 to have au idea that the authorities ' were disposed to put a stop to their a favorite amusemeut?dancing. c ? The New York police have a f theory that the Windsor hotel fire ^ was started by thieves, who had arranged to rob the rooms of the jewelry ? and other easily concealed property of ? the guests. t LOCAL AFFAIRSINDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. drs. T. M. Dobson?Print? another list of low prices for a number of useful articles she has in stock. Read the list, and if she has anything you need, you can probably save money by calling on her. jrrist Cousins?Are ottering 10 bars of soap for 25 cents, besides toilet soaps of the most approved brands and at popular prices. They say that those who have tried it, claim that the three pounds of keg soda for 10 cents, which they are ottering for sale, is as good as any other on the market. "Queen's Taste" canned corn is quoted at 10 cents a can. and Averv dIow stocks are offered at (SO cents. They offer guano horns at 10 cents. 5eorge T. Schorb?Talks to you about Lester pianos aud Wilcox & White organs, and says that Mr. Jos. Leisch, an expert piano tuner, of Columbia, will be in Yorkville in a short time. SECOND WEEK JURORS. The following petit jurors were irawn yesterday to serve during the second week of the approaching term jfthe circuit court: W. E. Gettys, Ebenezer. I. J. Shaw Catawba. r. M. Martin, Bethel. W. M. Martin, Catawba. V. B. McFadden, Catawba. I.N. Russell, Bullock's Creek. D. M. Ford, King's Mountain. E. H. Garrison, Ebenezer. John A. Neely, Catawba. W. B. Fewell, jr., Ebenezer. B. M. Johnson, York. J. R. Jenkins, Bullock's Creek. W. B. Moore King's Mountain. Julius Friedheim, Catawba. J. W. H. Good, Bullock's Creek. N. A. Howell, King's Mountain. John Stephenson, Fort Mill. E. H. Rich, Fort Mill. W. H. Peacock, Catawba. J. P. Billue Fort Mill. Sam Rogers, Fort Mill. W. T. Slurgis, Catawba. W. L. Hill, Broad River. R. C. Caveny, King's Mountain. A. E. Feemster, Bullock's Creek. R. A. Barnett, Bethel. k. n. vvniiesiues, iving-s mountain. J. W. Castles, Broad River. Ed. F. Ratchford, Broad River. H. A. Calwell, Catawba. 3. A. Gilfillen, Bullock's Creek. J. N. C. Ferguson, King's Mountain. W. M. Whitesides, Broad River. W. A. A.veock, Bullock's Creek. J. E. O. Barnett," Bethel. Z. T. Bailes, Fort Mill. ANOTHER FOX RACE. ' We caught it this time," remarked Mr. H. C. Gleuu yesterday morning, at the same time holding up bis right band and showing a forefinger that was tightly bouud in a big white bandage. He seemed to regard the bandage rather with pride than any visible sign of regret; and the reporter was prompted to ask for an explanation of the mystery. "Caught what ?" "That fox last night. We gave it three hours start, and then caught it in less than three quarters of an hour. Ob ! it was a splendid race?as fine as you ever saw. And the fox did not have a chance to eat a rabbit either." "But what is the matter with your finger?" "Well, you see, I got there first, and took the fox away from the dogs. While I was putting a chain on it, it bit me." It seems that the hunting party was a small one this time. It consisted of Dr. A. Y. Cartwright, Messrs. C. W. Carroll, G. W. Williams, T. Bludworth, Mr. Glenn, and perhaps a few others. They had procured the fox beforehand ?a grey?and turned it loose near Black's mill, two-and-a-half miles west r\F Vnrlfvillo All ncrree that the race v' ?? ? ?O" ?? was a delightful one in every particular, and some members of the party thiuk they could have picked up, iu short order, the red fox that was recently turned loose near Mr. D. M. Hall's. WITHIN THE TOWN. Mr. Louis Roth has enlarged his storeroom considerably. He says he has not got as much room as he needs. Local dealers are carrying a big assortment of bicycles this season?a larger number than ever before. Among those who are handling wheels Dn a*greater or smaller scale are Dr. Clarence M. Kuykendal, Messrs. Williams & Carothers, W. B. Moore & Co., Srist Cousins, Jas. M. Starr & Co. The price of a iirst-class wheel is not so high as last year. The changes out at the York Cotton nills during the past few months have seen very considerable. The plant of he compauy now lacks but little of jeing twice as large as it was a year tgo. The local illuminating oil supply is iow confined to such as is furnished jy the Standard Oil company, sometimes the oil is good and sometimes it s not; but at all times the people take what they can get. All of the lawyers are especially ausy just now, getting ready for the ipproaching term of the circuit court. Local fire insurance agents are being idvised by the respective companies they represent, that to all intents and purposes the Mauldin anti-combination law is already of force, and that the southeastern Tariff association will no longer make rates of insurance for this itale. Most of the companies are instructing their agents, "that experience :ias shown that the rates heretofore in "orce were as low as was consistent vith safe business and that there will )e no change." There was a considerable quantity of :olton in towu last Saturday?more ban on any other one day since Christnas. The municipal rock crushing plant ias weathered the winter in idleness ind without shelter. As to whether it ias suffered as much damage as a ihelter would have cost, is a question >f opinion. Dr. C. M. Kuykendal is exhibiting luite a novelty iu the bicycle line, so ar as this locality is concerned. It is i duplex machine, appropriately call-* id the "Compauiou," us it is built for ,wo. It differs from the tandem, in