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VOL. 'Vill. MAYNENINU S. C., WEDNESDAY.1~RIL NO.
GCVERNOR ELLE R3h AEKED T0 SE
CURE EN LIS I MEN I S
cL'ie'. ate Oeterals Are PrcmIrer t
Amorg tbe Fort most in This Great Move
mnt- Enlistment I i ui to be Signed by
ETt oae.Who Enll *.
Governor Ellerbe has received the
following letter and circular from the
National Voluriteer Reserve, urging
him to push ft rward the wcrk of
securing enlistnents in this move
An enlistment blank was erclosed
ard the .eiter urges the nublication
of these blardks by "patriotic newspa
pers " The names referred to in the
letter are those of the members of the
military committee. The rflicers of
the reserve are John M. Schofield,
lieuteriant-general U. S. A., Comman
der, James Lorgstreet; lieutenant
Reneral. vice commander: 0. 0.
Howard, major geneyal U. S. A ,
chairman of the military ccmmittee
and Albert Ames, U. S A., Green
ville M Dodge. major general. U. S
A., and Jcselh Wheeer, lieutenant
gereral, vice chairman. Followine
arethemembers of that commitee,
many of them Giatinguished Confed
Lieu:. GXen. John M. Schofeld
Lieut. Gen. W. L Longstreet.
Lieut. Gen. W. L CabelL
Lieut. Gen. Stephen D. Lee.
Lieut. Gen. Joseph Wheeler.
Major Gen. 0. 0 Howard.
Maior Gen. A. McD. McCook.
Mejr Gen. D. E. Sickles.
Mejor GeD Joshua L Chamber
Major Gen. Alb rt Ames.
Major Gen. Z R. Bliss.
Major Gen. Thomas J. Wood.
Msjr Gen 0. B. Willcox.
Major Gen. D S. Stanley.
Major Gen. H. G. Wright.
Major Gen. Simon Bolivar Buck
Major Gen. E T. Sy kes.
Major Gen. M. T. McMahon.
Major Gen. Schuyler Hamilton.
Major Gen. K C. Duler
Brig. Gen. Jarres Grant Wilson.
Brig. Gn. J. Fred Pierza.
Brig. Gen. R C. Drum.
Brig. Gen. W. A. Hammond.
Brig. Gen. Eli Long.
Brig. Gen. E. L Molineux.
Brig. Gen. C. G. Sawtell.
Brig. Gen. A. T. Watts.
Brig. Gen. Sam Thomas.
Brig. Gen. Edward F. Ripley.
Brig. Gen John W. M. Appleton.
Brig. Gen. W. P. Carlin.
Brig. Gen. W. B. Rochester.
Brig. Gen. R. N. Batchelder.
Brig. Gen. Micbael R. Morgan.
Adj. Gen. T. S Peck.
Rear Admiral S B. Luce.
Rear Admiral Geo. E Belknap.
Rear Admiral John H. Upshur.
Rear Admiral F. A. Roe.
Rear Admiral George B. Balch.
Rear Admiral F M. Ramsay.
RearAdmiral R. K. Stembel.
Rear Admiral P, Crosby.
Rear Admiral J. E. Jouett.
Rear Admiral S. R Franklin.
Rear Admiral A. W. Weaver.
Rear Admiral 0, F. Stanton.
Rear Admirsl James A. Greer.
Rear Admiral Gerge Brown,
And all living lieut-generals, major
generals and brig-generals cn both
sides of the late w ar.
The letter reads as follows:
To His Excellency the Gavernor.
We beg to call ycur attention to the
names herewith and the enclosed dis
patches. The movement is growing
so rapidly that we have not the force
at our command to keep pace with
the demand. The movement is one
to strengthen the national defense
and prays for concerted action on the
part of all States.
We urge you to the following aid:
3. Encourage the Press of your
S'ate to urge enrollment.
2. Ask thre press to prit t protri-I
nently the enrollment blank here
3. If possible open headquarters for
enlistments in tne State capitol and
at other points in your pro aninent
4. As the time is so abort and it is
impossible to distribute blanks from
this headquarters have blanks of the
size and enaracter of those here with
printed for distribution by your local
We rely on your enthusiastic en
couragement throughout your State.
Requests have been made to general
that it seems imoossible to consider
any exception. We have the honor
to be yours very truly,
The National Volunteer Reserve.
J. H. Schofield,
A. McD. Cok, Secretary.
Following is the circular:
Washington, D. C., March 28, 1898.
Ad jutant Gene ral Gorbin received a
telegram today from Gernerals J. M
Schofield, 0. 0. Ho war d, and Alex
ander McCook, a committee represent
ing the National Volunteer Reserve,
as follows: ' -Speak well of and sup
port our great move ment of Northern
and Southern veterans forever putting
aside the shadow of sectionalism,
strengthening the President's hands
and declaring the firmness and loyalty
oif the people of the nation.
Urge all newspapers throughout the
country to publish enlistment blanks.
The National Volunteer movement
will have all the effect of the President
calling out volunteers and tthis witn
out expense or delay to the govern
ment, or creating too mu::h feeling or
unaccessary alarm, or re quire an act
of war to place us on a foundation
firm and astrong and by increasing
and improving the quality of our
citizenship. It is strangely as good a
peace as war measure.
THIE ENLIST.IENT B3LANE.
State of ..................
City of (,Cown of).............ss.:
1,......, norn in....... in the
State of........, r'ged........
years. no w resiamng at ......... in
it e County of ......... and S ate of
.........'witha p:.s.otiice acdress
below stated ; by o::cupe tion a .,...
do hereby state and at clare that I am
of proper age and believe myself to be
physically and other wise qualified to
bear arms; ttat I am not enlisted in
the National Guar d Cr Naval Reserve
of any State or in the army or the
navy of the United States, but desire
that my services shall be avai.able to
the United Stares in the event of war
waith any far eign power. I do, there
fore, entist in the National Volunteer
Reserve, and ask that my name be en
rolled as a member of said orai
tin, and 1 ,2 solemnly urdertae and
agrce. in the event of war bttween
the Unitrd Statcs and any foreign
power. if called upcn by the constiu
ted authorities of the State of ........
or of the United States tbrough the
jaw fuI channels to enlist as a (oldier
or sailor) in the National Guard vr
the Naval Reserve of faid State, orthe
army or the navy of the United States
for the length of time atd upon the
terms that may by law be provided,
and I do solemnlv swear (or affirm)
that I will bear true faith and aliegi
ance to the United States of An'erica,
and that I will serve them hones,1
and faitbfully agaist all their enemie
Subscribed and duly sworn to te
fore me this ...... ....,day of.....,
I hereby certify that the above
named man is between the age of IS
and 45, and that be is free from all
bodily defects and mental infirmities
wbich would in any way disqualify
him from performing military auty.
OLD CONFEDERATE VETERANS
Should Carestl'y Read the Circular Ap
re 2dt d Pal< w
For the informatian of veterans,
sponsors and others who expect to at
tend the annual reunion of tbe South
Oarolina division, United Confederate
Veterans. in Charleston on the 27th
inst.. the following circular is pub
Veterans.-As tb ceremonies com
mence 1C a. m., Wednesday, April
27th. and something of interest is pro
posed for every hour of that and the
next day, veterans should arrive not
later than night of Tuesday, April
26th. The morning trains, arriving
April 27th, w.il come in too late for
the delegates to take in first session of
tne convention. The convention will
be held at the German Artillery hall,
Wentworth Street, commencing at
10 a. m.
The ball, the largest in the city will
not hold many more than the dele
gates and alternates, so it is proposed
to have a monster meeting, where all
the velerans, sons, daughters and
their friends can gather, in the after
noon. April 27th. at the Citadel. This
me ting will be called to order at 5 p
m. The veterans, escorted by the
sons and the Fourth Brigade S. C. V,
T., will march up to the Citadel. The
parade will be formed in Meeting
Etreet, right of South Carolina divis
ion U. C. V., resting in Market street.
and will move punctually, not nomi
nally, at 4 o'clock. The following
distinguished speakers nave been in
vited to address this meeting; Gener
als Gordon, Hampton, Butler, Law,
Bonham and others.
The convention will assemble again
in the evening at S 30 o'clcck. April
28th the convention will hold two ses
sions, one commencing at 10 a. m. and
the other at 8 30 p. m.
Regis!ration-All comrades of the
South Carolina division U. C. V. ard
other Conf.'derate veterans will regis
ter at the German Artillery hall and
receive their badges.
A bureau of information will be es
tablished at the store of J. S. Pinkus
ohn & Bros., 270 King street, near
Wentworth street, by the Y. M. B L ,
who will cheerfully assist the visitors
in securing boarding places and give
mny other informatien needed.
As the city will probably be very
much crowded. all comrades are ad
'ised to make their arrangements for
board in advance.
Flaigs-camps will please didpay
he camp banners in the convention
ball, ai d carry the same in the l a
Any historic battle flag will be
laced upon the stage during the sea
nons of the convention. The bearers
>f such battle flags-not the camp
aanners-wilt report to Division
eadquarters, board room, first story,
3-rman Artillery hall, April 27th, at
) 46 a. mn.
T H )U3NT T HEY WERE LYNCHERS
Ei hs len Wonnded in a Fight Between
Whites and Negroes.
On Saturday night there was what
ight be called a drawn battle be
;ween some white men and negroes in
he St. Phillip's section of Newberry
:ounty. The facts leading up to the
trouble on Saturday night are told
mbtantially the same by both sides.
rhe Hon. John F. Banks' cattle had
gotten on the lands worked by Mor.
roe Leit z tey, and he had gone to Mrs.
Banks and the members of Capt.
Banks' family in his (Banks) absence
and spoken insultingly and impudent
ly to them, ana had also made insult
ing remarks about Capt. Banks.
On Wednesday Capt. Banks was at
M-. 'N. D. Halfacre's, when Monroe
Leit zsey came along the road. He
was asked about his talk, and not de
nying it, Capt. Banks struck him
several ti-nes. Later in the day the
negro, woo had lain in . wait by the
rcadside, knocked Capt. Banks out of
his buggy with a stick. A warrant
was sworn cut for Leitzsey and Cor
stable Joe W. Werts appointed it
make the arrest. Apprehendiog trou
ble he tooik a posse of 12 or 15 white
men and went to the negro's house
Saturday night. The constable says
he put guards around the house and
then rapping on the door, called to
Leitzsey to sarrender, and the negro
cried for help and shot thraugh the
door. The negro says prcceedings
were opened by shots from the whutes.
At any rate when Monroe called a
d zen or so negr'es rushed out of ad
jacent houses and opened fire. The
posse fell back to the house and re
turned the fire. The posse withdrew
with lour men wounded, none seri
ously. Four negroes were wounded
The negroes captured a mule ridden
b one of the posse. Lei zsey was not
captured. He went to Newaberry Mon
day and was arrested. The negroes
say they thought the passe was a mob.
Warrants have been issued for a num
ber of them. It is believed members
of the posse will also be arrested. Is
is regretted that the officer went in
the night to serve his warrant.-State.
No Bupp':ei for the Enemy.
A dispatchi from Pniladelphia says
"a fleet of Americatn sail ng 'vessels.
under charter to load coal tor Cuba,
refuse to proceed, instructions hav
ing been received from Washington
that carrying supplies there would be
considered as feeding the enemy.
Hundreds of cars with coal, provisions
and supplies have been sidetracked
near Greenwhich Piers to a wait the
decision of the government. Sail
ing vessels bouna for Key West and
Nw Orleans also refuse to pro~ceed as
their course is directly along the coast
of Cuba for many miles, which would
subject them to ~terils which their
IN THE INTEREST OF PEACE,
A NOTE PRESENTED TO THE PRESI
CENT BY THE POWEFS.
President MccKtr ley Malies a Coit ,i
but Plain Reply- He Says Corditions In
Cuba are Inst fferab'e ard Ihe Unt d
Stat a Is Doing Its Duy.
The Great Powers iepresented in
Washington called on President Mc
Kinley and presented a note en Thurs
day expressing urgent hope for a
peaceful adjustment between the Unit
Ed States and Spain, to which ine
Presidert replied with unmistakab'e
plainness as to the duty and unselfish
endeavors of this government to ter
minate the insufferable conditions in
The visitors were received by the
president in the blue rcom at the
white House. Sir Julian Paunce
fote, the English Minister, acted as
Mr. President: We have been com
manded by the great toxers of Eu
rope whom we represent here today to
present ycur excellency with a mes
sage of friendship and peace at the
present critical juncture in the rela
tions between the L'aited States and
Spain, and convey to you the senti
ments exprelsed by the collective note
which I have the bonor to place in
The note is as follows:
"Th. undersigned represer tal ives of
Germany, Austria-Hungary, France,
Great Britain, Italy and Russia, duly
authorizied in that behalf, addresses
in the name of their respective gov
ernments, a pressing appeal to tte
feeling of humanity and moderation
of the President and of the American
people, in their existing differ
ences with Spain. They earncs ly
hone that further negoliations will
lead to an agreement which, while se
curing the maintenance of peace, will
afford all necessary guarantees for
the reestablishment of order in Cuba.
The powers do not doubt that the hu
manitarian and purely disinterested
character of this representation will
be fully recognized and appreciated
by the American nation."
The reply cf President McKinley
was as follows:
'-The government of the United
States recognizes the gcod will which
has prompted the friendl; comnuni
cation of the representatives of Gar
many, Austria-Hungary, France,
Great Britain, Italy and Russia, as set
forth in the address of your excellen
cies, and shares the hope therein ex
pressed that the outcome of the situa
tion in Cuba may be the maintenarc
of peace between the United States and
Spain by affording the necessary
guarantees for the reestablishment of
order in the island, so terminating the
chronic condition of disturbanca there
which so deeply injures the interests
and menaces the tranquility of the
A merican nation by the character and
consequences of the struggle thus kept
up at our doors, besides shocking its
sentiment of humanity. Th, govern
ment of the United States appreciates
the humanitarian and disinterested
character of the communication now
made on behalf of the powers namEd.
and for its part is confident that equal
appreciation will be shown for its own
earnest and unselfish endeavors to fui
ill a duty to humanity by ending a
situation the indefinite prolongation
o' which has become insutferable."
The party then withdre v to the
state department and repaired in a
body to the diplomatic room, where
they held a conference with Judge
Day, assistant secretary of state. This
onference took a wide range and
went considerably outside of the ad
dress delivered to the President.
hortly after the conference Judge
Day left the state department, declin
Ing to say more than to refer in quirers
to the address of the ambassabors and
the reply of the President.
The note of the powers has not, in
the opinion of members of the admin
istration, changed the situation in the
the slightest degree. What pressure
was b-ought to bear to secure even
this mildly expressed wish that further
negotiations would result in the main
teance of peace is not known, but it
is confidently believed that it is the re
sult of pearsistent appeals on the part
of Spain for some expression in favor
of peace between the two countries.
The note is no: regarded in any sense
as a protest against the course this
government has pursued thus far, or
is likely to adopt to secure a state gov
einent in Cuba. Same of the gov
ernments represented in the note are
known to be in full accord with this
govenment in its p irposes with re
spect to the Cuban question and there
fore any theory that the note was in
tended as a remonstrance is not ie
garded as tenable. The reply of this
government which had previously
been read and approved by mnsmbets
of the cabinet, is not considered as
indicating any change in the fixed
purpose of the President to intervene
at once in Cuba, nor is it believed
that the expectation of the majority
of the nations represented, that the
United States should change its policy
or regard the'jint note as other than
an expression in beh alf of peace and
without special significance. .So far
as known in administration circlhs no
further representations on this sub
ject are expected. No offers of medi
tation on the part of any European
power has been received and there is
nigh authority fo:- the statement that
none would oe accep:ed if pre'erred.
This has been the fixed policy of the
government from the firs, and there
is no prospect of a change in this re
at the embassies and legations the
presentations of the j->int note of the
powers was regarded as the event of
the day. An amibassador from one of
the great powers o: continental E.a
rope stated that it was witnou-t a par
allel in history. CallIs at the varicus
legations late in the day showed that
the response of the President haa
created a mast favorable impression in
f reign quarters.
The favorable manner o' the recep
tion of the note was locked upon as a
wise move at this cr iticaj Ancture, f or
without rejecting as an11arusion these
foreign suggestions, they were so re
ceiveti as to give the greatest promise
cf sympathy. rather sa opposition
from the mcst po we riu j~intrin lunce
in tbe world._______
Readcy Lo Leave.
At the Spanish consulate in Nkw
York every preparation has been made
by the occupants for their dep arture.
lerk and subordinate oflicers have
been busy copying documents, pack
ing books, and getting everything in
reednes for immedina leave-tairing.
THE CAMPAIGN OPENS.
M- utt~ ma 't e tre L'emocratic Exectin,
The State Democratic Executive
Cornmnittee met in Columbia last
Friday. When the ccmmittee had
been called to order by State Chair
man Tompkins, Secretary Gunter
called the roll. The following were
Bambf rg-R W D Rowell.
Berieley-J D Morrison.
Chs rl ston-P H Gadsden.
Chester-T J Cunningham.
Clarendon-D J Bradham.
Colleton-A E Williams.
Darlington-J N Parrott.
Dorchester-J D Bivings.
Edgefield-W H Timmerman.
Fairfield-W J Johnson.
Florence-J W. Ivey.
Hampton-M B McSwerey.
Herry-J A McDermott.
Kersbaw-C L Winkler.
Larcaster-W P Gamque,
Laurens-W E O "ings.
Lexington-C M Efird.
Marion-S D Montgomery.
Marlboro-W D Evans.
New berry-J A Sligh.
Orangeburg-O R Lowman.
Pickens-T C Robinson.
Salulp -R B Watson.
Spartan burg--T S Sease.
Sumter- Sbeopard Nash.
Uion-J C O.ts.
Williamsburg-J H Blackweli.
York-J S Brice.
Ubairman Tompkins stated that he
bad called the committee in accord
ance with the provision of tne consti
tution for the Purpose of issuing a call
for the State Democratic May conven
iion. The Chairman and Secretary
were given authority to call a con
vention f the Democratic Convention
to meet in May.
The following was then read:
The State Democratic Executive Com
Gentlemen: On behalf of the State
I wculd respectfully ask that your
committee, as the exponents of the
constitut-on and rules of the Demo -
cratic party in South Carolina, would
favor them with your construction of
Art. VI of the constitution as promul
gated May 29th, 1896, as it i elates to
the pledge required to be filed by all
candidates bef ore the primary e.e.,tions
whether in your judgment, &he nam
ing, suggesting or silecting by the
Prohibition convention, of candidates
bef ore the people as proper to be voted
for by Democrats who are Prohibition
its will exclude the candidates so nam
ed from the right to have the votes
cast for them in said primary election
counted and declared in like manner
as for all other candidates at such
This recuest is prompted by the de
sire on the part of this commit ee to
have all candidates who represent
tLeir views to conform strictly to all
constitutional rEquirements of the
Democratic party and submit to the
result of the Drimary election.
Thomas J. LAMotte,
Scretary Ex. Com.
After considerable discussion the
following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
committe i hat sny Democrat, howev
er suggested, who complies with the
rules of the Democratic party by fil
ing his pledge in the form required by
the constitution and rules of tne party,
is entitled to run in the State Demo
ratic primary and to hive the votes
cast for him counted.
Mr. Morrison brought up this ques
ion: "Is a club entitled to a dele
gate to the county convention when
such clubs cast less than 25 votes in
the preceeding fi rat primary, when it
has an enmo'.ed membership of ovr
On motion of Dr. Lowman a nega
ive answer was given to the above
question. The "committe then ad
FATAL ELECT:ON ROW IN TEXAS.
an Editor Killed Two Men and is EK~ed
The city ele:tion at Brownsville,
Texas, Wednesday, resulted in much
bloodshed, as a result of the contest
etween the two factionm known as
the Reds and the Blues. The Red
icket, with Eben Cobb at it~s head for
mayor, was defeated. John Carson,
who has the first place on the ticket
supported by the Blues, was victori
ous. When the result was made
known the Reds at once set up a cry
of fraud. Coun.tercharges were made
by th-:ir opponents and the affair soon
:ulminiated in the drawing of fire
Carter Guillen, a Blue, the editor of
a paper at Bro wnsville received the
frst wound. Rushing out in the street
he jumped on a horse and irew his
pistol. Jailor Cobb, who was mount
ed at the time and saw the threaten
ing aspect of things, attempted to ar
rest G-uillen, but tne latter was quick
with his pistol and at the first shot
fatally wounded tne jailor. Consta
ble Cobb, who rushea to his brother's
aid met by a bullet from Guillen's
revolver which ended his life. Loren
rzo Guillen, the son of the editor,hear
intr the shooting, rushed out of the
J11:ie of the little newspaper and ap
parently not knowing wnat he was
doing, he blew the brains out of the
head of the dead constable as he lay
:>a the sidewalk.
Gullien, it was learned was first
shot by a man named Cnarles. He
was soon arrested and together with
the boy, Lorenso Guilien, was jailed.
Carlos Guillen then gave himself up.
Hardly 15 minutes had passed before
a mob or 300 men formed and march
ed to the jail. Tne door of the frail
structure was soon battered down and
in just two minutes Guillen was dead
-is body perforated by bullets. Not
satisded with their work the enraged
citizens dragged the booy out into the
street and were about t> burn it when
wiser counsel prevailed and the un
den aker was permitted to take charge
f it. During the excitement the boy
escaped. The to wn at once n aieted
dowa and no further trouble is ex
pected. The Cobbs were brothers of
the R~d candidate for marsnal.
Somnetime ago a curloal of over
3000 nackages of liquor, bottles, jugs
arud kegs arrived in Columbia over the
Seaboard Air Line. It was shioped by
A. L. Manniag, of Cise, N. C., to
W. L. Coon. agent, who was to open
an original paage shop. A couple
of loads had been hauled to the store
when United States revenue officers
detained the 1:quzor still in the car and
that at the stoxe, for violation of the
Unites States internal revenue laws.
Friday it was seized and hauled to the
fderal ovrnment's wrehouse.
TROUBLE AT THE ([TADEL,
SIXTY-FOUR REBELLIOUS CADETS
The Board of Visitors Act After Hear!rg
all the Eviderce en Both Sides- DIrcfp
line Trinm phs R-gardless ef Ocat - Names
of Those Expelled.
The News and Courier, of Tuesday,
says an attempt was made by seventy
five cadets to force Cadet Cantey to
leave the institution caused 3n open
rebellion at the South Carolina Mili
tarv Academy Monday night. Chief
of Police Boyle had to be called on to
protect Cantey and the cfficers of the
institution, and for nearly two hours
a squad of thirty policemen wEs sta
tioned in the quadrangle to await a
general attack, which was momenta
rily expeted from the boys. who were
wild with exci:e-nent. The shouts
and yells from the Academy brought
a big crowd of people from the neigh
boring streets and houses. Many of
the cadets were under the influence of
whiskey. This was admitted by the
police and cflicials at the Citadel.
When the police marched in the iron
doors the cadets hissed them loudly,
and during their stay in the place the
continued talking and shouting made
the walls echo with a sound such as
hes never been known in the Acade
After midniaht the ringleaders ap -
peared to grow less boisterous. They
were hoarse from much shouting, and
the presence of the police prevented
them from carrying out their plans in
regard to Can-.ey. Shortly after mid
night orders were given for the police
to quietly march out. This brought
on more cries from the boys. A squad
was stationed in front of the main
entrance to the building, and at head
quarters Chief Boyle and his officers
remaired on duty until an early hour
Tuesday morning. What made mat
ters bad Monday the cadets had access
to the guns and all of them had load
ed c artridges.
Trouble leading up to the cris's
Monday night has been b.ewing since
several cadetswere re ported two weeks
ago for breaking ranks to attend a
dance. Sergt. Major Cantey reported
the affair and five cadets were suspen
ded. At the meeting of the board of
visitors last week thie boys were taken
back into th3 institution. A secret
vlan was afterwards put on foot to get
Cantey out. Col. Coward heard Sun
day that trouble would result and he
asked Chief Boyle Lo have his men in
readiness for any emergency which
At 11 o'clock Monday night a com
mittee of twenty, representing the
corps, went to Cadet Cantey's room.
Col Coward suspec'el something and
stopped the boys. When the boys
saw that they could not pass Col.
oward to reach Cantey they dropped
back and the rebellion followed.
Oly three officers of the institution
were in the building. The men on
duty were powerless to stop the row.
[t was feared that bloodshed would be
the end of the general uprising
and orders wei e Eeat the police to
:ome in. The first officer in the
rate was met with a volley of hisst s
3ome of the men were exp!cting the
:adets, in their wild state of mind, to
pen fire with a gun. This was ex
ected. It would have been the sig
al for a blcoily battle in the quadran
A Reporter for The News and Cour -
er heard of the trouble on the street
and hurried to the building. When
e reached the iron gate way he was
alted, but the boys finding, that he
was after getting the story promptly
>pened the gate and sneaked him to a
eception room. The leaders would
ot allow a light to be made, but a
few minutes later Prof. Parker came
an and requested the Reporter to leave.
&a he let s fif ty boys shouted for him
o hear their side of the aifair.
Col. Coward was seen Tuesday
norning. The great strain had shown
on him, but the respect borne him by
he cadets had saved Cantey. That
espect, however, could not stop the
iot. Col. Coward said he regretted
he affair and he would report it Tues
lay morning to the chairman of the
oard. There can be but one end to
he trouble, the authorities say.
Tuesday morning the caaets were
till gathered on the galleries discuss
ng the riot and singing songs. They
were comparatively quiet, but the
police remained on duty outside.. The
~rowds were ordered to leave 1hu
p-een. The five cadets who were
~aken back by the board of visitors
were not allowed by the corps to par
icipate in the movement to oust Can
The students claim that the whole
rouble grew out of the fact that the
~uperintendent, commarndant and
oard of visitor s countenanced Can
ey's action in reporting the cadets.
huis they say caused great indigna
ion in the corps. Resolutions wer3
ra wn up some ~days ago and sent to
jantey's father, asking him to with
raw his son from the institution, but
hese proved of no avail. It was after
his tt the indignation among them
eached such a point that eighty of
heir number, representing every class
n the Academy drew up resolutions
ao which they affixed their names,
wearing on honor to force Canley to
eave the institution by Monday night
t the latest. Toey met at tneutme
ppointed to carry out their purpose.
ney were divided into squads of tis
een mre a each, one squaa alone at nlrst
eing sent to notify Cantey of the de
ermination reached by his ello w
tudents. They startect for Cantey's
-om as quietly as possible, bu: found
he superintendent and the camwand
at, who had previous knowledge of
heir purpose, awaiting them there.
THE BOYS EXPELLED.
Immediately aner trne trou rle Col.
oward calleat the Board of visitors to
ether for the purpose of investigat
ng the matter. The board maturely
:onsidered the case of the cadets ar
aigned before the board by the sua
erintendent on the following cnarg
s and specifications.
Then follows the repoit of Colonel
Cward, in whicn it is thjan that tLne
adets enterea into an agreement to
eject Cadet Cantey from his room anO
Arracks, t-y force if necestary. They
roceeded to his room witai a rope,
sticks, bayonets, weapons and at
empted t.> carry out theIr puarpose.
Lhey refused to obey tue orders of the
uperintendent and c ommandant, us
ng "vile, profane and insulting lan
uage." They des~royed .acadJemy
roperty and became so muuinous that
the superintendent was tore::d to catb
n the police department mor protec~ion
w.. Cnt,.-e a fo h acdendy's ofli
cers and property."
The report continues: "The bcard
decide that the aforesaid charges and
specifcations have been sustained and
that the cadets placed themselvesinan
attitude to the academy of open, con
tinued and flagrant rebellion in wilfnl
disregard of the obligations of their
cadetships; crdered, therefore: Cadets
Ashley, Beatty, Brown. Carson,
Champlain, Cunningham, Grenecker,
Barrel, Josey, Langley, C.; Langley,
J.; Ligon, Mayes. Moore, S.; Maner,
Padgett, L.; Sherard. Singleton,
Steele, C : Walker, L.; Balle, Roddy,
Royajh o! he i6rst clats.
Dobson, McGee, Sawyer. Foster,
Hazzar., E.; Springs, Siimmons,
Thomas, Earfch, Halsey, Moise of the
Walker, A ; Riley, RInnie, Shep
pard, Smoak, Westmoreland, Evans,
Cauthen, Bonham, Sanders. J. L.;
Collins. A., of the third class;
Bamberz, Claffey, Copeland. Croft,
Darby, Ezan, Hazzard, W.; Linton,
McCall. O'Driscolil, Padgett, P.; Poe,
Richardson, Sanders, J.; Scott, Wil
bur, Lorick of the fourth class be dis
Tnat in the case of the cadets of the
third and fourth class, dismissed, the
board will at its next meeting consider
applications for the readmission to the
acacemy of such cadets as are embrac
ed in these two classes.
The board of visitors of the South
Carolina Military academy have reach
ed their conclusion with a full sense
of their responsibility as the body
charged by the SLate with the govern
ment of its military school.
The code of the academy prescribes
the manner in which cadets shall pro
ceed in every case of real or alleged
The board regrets tha. the offend
ing cadets see ted to take the law ia
to their own hartd; and to break out
in uncalled for and viohnt reb lliou
against the constituted authorities of
the academy. But d's::ipline must be
maintained and influenced by the
unanimous opinion of the cllers of
the academy. That only condone
ment of the offense would be fatal to
discipline, and acting upon their own
judgment ia the premises, the board
s.e no ground upon which to relax
the extreme penalty of the law in such
cases made and provided. The board
repose confidence in the loyalty of the
cadets who have adhered to their duty.
The board looks hopefully to the
future of the academy in its career of
continued usefulness to the common
By order of the board.
C. S. GADSDEN, Chairman.
BECOM N 3 DISGUSTED.
Pie ide:t McKln'e's roicy Dereeatd
by His Party.
A dispatch from Washington says
the Republican conference which has
been opposed to delay in the Caban
matter, met at half past 10 o'clock
Wednesday. About 80 or 99 Republi
cans were present Tnere were some
heated speeches made.
Mr. Tawney, of Minnesota, who
has been especially vigorous for Caba
made a very pointed speech against the
alleged policy of the president and
wanted action which would be im
Mr. Colson, of Kentucky, left the
meeting while it was still in progress.
"We are still in the dark," he declar
el in a disgusted tone "We do not
know what the message will be and as
it is to come in today we will have to
wait to decide upon our course."
The Re publican conference ad journ
ed at 11:30 a, m. to meet again at S
o'clock. The tone of the meeting was
strongly against empowering the pres
ident to interfere at his diacretion.
But as no absolute information was at
hand as to the chara::ter of the mes
sage, it was decided to wait until after
it had been presented and to meet
again at S Thursday evening.
THE EXODUS FROM HIAVANA.
Americ an Oit:z ,ne Arriving at K sy Wei~t
by the Hndreda.
A special to the Times -Union and
itizen from Tampa, Fis., says: The
report that the Mascotte brought 96
passengers from Havana to Key West
We dnesday night was erroneous. As
a matter of f.sct, she brought 920, an d
after landing them in Key West she
returned immediately to davana for
another load. It is rumored here that
sne left Havana Thursday with eig'ty
passengers but no credence is given
this, as it is expected that she will
bring over as many as Wednesday.
T'he Mascotte wilt con tinue to make
flying trips between K-:y West and
avana until General Lee is ready to
leare, which will probabiy not be be
for e Saturday. Tae Olivette did not
sil for Havana Thursday night, as
intended, not being ready. Sne saiied
Friday ntght for Key West, accom
panied by the steamer Margaret. Toe1
ltter will go only to Key West while
the O.ivette may gn to Havana if the
Mascotte has not brought away all
hose desirous of comiug. If the exo
:dus is completed, the tnree vessels will
then bring to Tampa those of the refs
agees wno desire to come here.
Prliing on Po~et al Uar da.
The Post Odfice Departmient at
Wahington has notified postmasters
of the revocation of ine rule exclua
ing from the andress oa a pastati card
wrdis iindicating the busitiess or occa
pation of LOe addressee. Tnis action
oy ine depart~neut nas resuited fromu
tne receipi o: haourees5 of protests
f rom iarge mevrcaatile coucerns which
'ad purenated postal cards in lots
ranging from 1,000 to 10,iJ00, upon
tne DaeK of waie~n tney nad priatea
blanks to b: used by customers in or
dering goods, ine face of tne cards
bearing the nane of tne firm, the na
ure ot tne basiness, and its lccation.
Such cards, uader the rule just rescin
ed, were declared unmnaiable, but
waen zeeived at past uilises they
-were deliverel upan tae payment ny
the reciplint of tso cemts additional
.N Mnt~ ey lai I.
Commrissioner Vance Friday receiv
ed a letter from Mordecat N (3dsuen,
of Charleston, attorneys ter Blutaen
tai N B.kart, of Atlanta, reqaesting
'( tags nacnl for that firm's o. p. ages?
eies in Barnwell, Blackwell, Uneraw,
rageourg and Unariestonr to b:
ae iia sniping inetir entire stock
back to the tirni, as it, is goius to close
is agencies at those points. The ta.gs
were reoutested some time ago, but ~
Commissioner Vance would no:. fur
nsh thema until he received a guaran -
tee that they were to ce used for r
turn shipnment of entfire stRit.
THE DEFENCE FUND.
Thirty-Fhe of tkt: Fifty Millions Arpropr!
stel Have Bean Epezt.
These expenditures have been made
by the navy department out of the na
tional defense fund:
Ordnance supplies, guns, ammuni
tion, tormedo tube;, torpedoes, etz.,
Price paid for the cruisers New (:
leans, Albany and Diognes, the torpe
do boat Somers and small harbor de
fense torpedo boats, $4,000,000.
Cost of yachts and tugs so far secur
ed, with estimate of ccst for their con
version into auxiliary torpedo boats,
Establishment of coaling stations
at Kov West and Dry Tortugas, $1,
Equicment of vessels, coal, cable to
Key West and Dry Tortugas, etc.,
Constructioz. repairs to men-of war
at various navy yards, $1,200,000.
Engineering repairs and engineering
Supplies for vessels, purchase of
steam lighters by bureau of supplies
and accounts, and miscellaneous $2,
Total expenditures made by navy
War department expenditures from
the fund are:
Corps of engineers, emplacement,
magaines, mounting guns, guns, etc.,
Submarine defenses, mines and mis
eellaneous supplies, $1.500,000.
Projectiles, powder and small arms
Rapid fire guns, carriages and am
munition purchased abrcad $1,000,
Seacoast gun carriages, $500,000.
Additional sum allotted to ordnance
department April 4, $1,000.000.
Transportation, clothing, camp
quipage, etc., $1,000,000.
Electrical cmmunication between
lortifications and miscellaneous sig
aalling apparatus, $100,000.
Miscellaneous war department ex
Total expenditures cf the war de
Grand total, navy and war depart
LIBERTY OR DEATH.
Chae Fiag of Cuba Libre Is Naled t2 the
The Cuban junta, through ita coun
;el, Horatio S. Rubens, made an im
3ortant statement Wednesday. It de
:lared in the most unequivocal lan
guage that the Cuban provisional gov
:rnment and the Cuban arny would
!eject absolutely intervention by the
nited States unless it should be pre
eded by a recognition of the inde
pendence of the Cuban republic; that
I the United States persisted in inter
rening without recognizing Cuban in
3ependence, the Cuban government
mnd military forces would refuse to
ooperate; and that if United States
roops should be sent to Cuba upon
;ne basis of intervention without re
e-gnition, the Cuban army would in
he last resort turn its arms againvt the
United States. Mr. Horatio S. Ru
:ens, counsel to the Cuban junta,
iupplemented his utterances with this
written statement over his signature:
'-The statement appearing over my
ame in the evening papers was based
n the indications appearing, that the
bject of the United States in refusing
; recognize the independence of Cuba
was to annex the island to the United
States. It was in view of this fact
:hat I expressed the determination of
;he Cuban army to resist. We would,of
:ourse, welcome the American army
;o aid us in achieving our inde pen
NEW CQUNTY WINS.
he Governor Orders an Election lor Pee
Dee cour.t y.
The prolonged and bittEr fight over
;he formation of Pee Dee county en
ied Wednesday afternoon in a victory
or the advocates of the new county
cheme. As will be remembered the
)ly ot jection that could be presented
o stay the order of election by the
overnor was the claim set up by the
>pponents of the new county that the
onstitutional requirement of 400
uuare miles could not be fulfilled if
lie county was for med according to
tie proposed lines. Governor Eller be
-eferred to Gen Barber the question
is to whether he snould orader the
leciin upon the prima facie Thowing
yn tis point, and Gen. Barber this
titernoon fle:1 with the governor his
ypinion in favor of the new county.
Ihis is the conclusion reached by the
siiial1 opinion: "For the reasons
tated and with the utmost defference
o0 the contrary views urged, I am of
he opinion that when a properly
igned petition is presented, setting
orth compliance with the constitu
iornal requirements, the governor
hould nor. ing lire into the truth of
he statements therein made, but
hould order the election upon the
rima facie showing, and leave the
earing of testimony aliunde to the
~eneral assembly, as manifestly in
ended by the act.
MARK HANNA GUILTY.
egatioas that votes Were Bought for
Him as S ,nator Sustained.
Mark Hanna has been found guilty
>f bribery ov the Ohio Senate commit
ee investigating the charges that
nney was used to secure his election
o the United States Senate. The com
nittee finds that the charges of bribe
y made against lianina, Major Dick
ird H. H. Hollenoack are true. Tne
~o:nmttree will be allowed to continue
o take testimony in the case af ter the
djournment of the legislature, so as
o catch Senator Hanna when he re
urbs to Ohio arnd compel him to tes
if y in the case. Tae senator Las re
used to return to the state since the
avestigation has been in progress.
twas found several weeks ago that
wo Democratic senators were douot
ul on the adoption of this reportaud
ere were sudspicions that at em pts to
Dlluence them were beirng made by
Ia2na agents. They bave got into
itie again no v, so the DeccCrats and
tit Lanna Republicans can control
.e senate. Saould the senate, how
:ver, fail to take action on the comn
niuee' report there is 31.t13 doubt
nat crimia charges will be made
d tne men accused forced to defend
.hemselves mn tne state court.
A spaa. h Fte t.
Fif teen Soanisn men o!-war will
ave Cadiz'immediately for CAspC
Cerde islands and several battalions
ave started to reinforce the garrison
at the Balearic islands in the Mediter
A TILT IN THE 110USE,
THE POLICY OF DELAY ATTRIBUTED
TO WALL STREET.
An Obo Denocrat Makes a Vigorcus As
Mault on 11-c Administrxttor, Which Is
Defended by an Ohio Repub!Ican-Sensa
ton of 11e Day.
There was a scene of great excite
ment in the House of Representatives
at Washington late Thursday after
noon, during the consideration of the
bill for reorganization of the army.
It was caused by Mr. Lentz, an Ohio
Democrat, who made a vigcrous as
sault on the administration, charging
that the policy of delay was in the in
terest of stock j )bbers in Wall street.
He alleged that Wall street was in the
possession of information that the
message would not go in long before
it was known at the capitol, an prof
ited heavily by the advance in the
price of stocks which resulted. He
even charged that there was no war
rant for the alarming statements about
the situation in Havana which were
made as a justification for the delay
of the message. Mr. Lentz's speech
created a profound sensation, and was
met with an emphatic reply from Gen
eral Grosvenor, now generally re
garded as the administration's spokes.
man on the floor.
Mr. Grosvenor said a message from
General Lee was received on Tuesday,
and another received on Wednesday,
which was very urgent. He said the
second was an appeal for time. Speak
ing of the note of the powers, Mr.
Grosvenor said the Pres'dent's reply
put an end, witlaout qualification, to
every delay or interference from the
Mr. McMillin asked Mr. Grosvenor
what the latest information was as to
the President's policy.
In reply, Mr. Grosvenor asked Mr.
McMillin for the latest information as
to the controlling power on the Damo
cratic side next Monday. (Laughter
and applause )
'I know wnat power is controlling
on your side," observed Mr. McMillin.
"That power is Mark Hanna." (Jeers
on the Republican side.)
Mr. Grovenor defended Senator
Hanna, calling attention to the Sena
tor's denial that he had ever bought a
share of stock on Wall street in his
"Can he say the same thing about
votes ?" asked Mr. McMillin, amid de
risive laughter from the Democratic
Mr. C usvenor declared that John J.
McCook was wittingly in a great con
spiracy to secure th-i independence of
Cuba and validate $400,000,000 of Cu
ban bonds. The bonds, he said, would
be destroyed if Spain were driven oat
of Cuba in the interests of the Ameri
can people. He declared that he . had
been told that a gentleman in New
York was "short" of the market, be
fore the crisis came, to such an extent
that ruin stared him in the face.
Since then that gentleman had neg
lected no enterprise to promote war.
He declared that there was no evi
dence that the President had faltered.
Mr. L3ntz's allegation that the Presi
dent haa acted in the interest of
stock speculation, he said, was a terri
ble onslaught. It ought, if the Presi
dent were guilty, result in his im
peachment. It was infamous. Such
a charge in the old days would have
sent its author to the block.
Mr. Lentz denied that he had sai't
the President was sEeking to promote
In conclusi n, Mr. Grosvenor said
he was delighted that this assault had
been made upon the President, be
cause it dis closed the plans of the op
position. It was now apparent that
the Democrats proposed to take polit
ical advantage of every situation.
When the opposition opened a re
cruiting station for Republican volun
teers to fight the aaministration, he
said, they would have little use for
their quarters. It was infamous, he
said, tnat the cable should carry to
Madrid tonight the news that the
President's motives had been im
pugned and his integrity assailed.
"I have no more doubt that we shall
go to war," Mr. Grosvenor said "ta
I will live until next week. I may be
mistaken-I pray God [ am-but I be
lieve we shall go to war practically
upon the declaration of Congress. If
it is averted, it must be by Spain."
After Mr. Grosvenor concluded his
remarks, Mr. Bailey took the floor in
a brief speech, in which ne quoted sev
eral utterances of Mr. Grosvenor to
show that the Buckeye statesman had
shifted his position. Then, turning
his attention to some of Mr. Grosven
r's remarks, Mr. Bailey indignantly
repelled the idea that if war came it
was to be a Republican war. "It
would be a war of the people of the
United States against Spanish tyranny
: the island of Caua," sai.l he, amid
4 great deal of opposition developed
uring the day to the army bill. Mr.
ull tried to save tue bill by agreeing
to strike out all its provisions, even
the three battalion function features,
but it was in the end recommitted-150
The Year IsOs,
A scientist calls attention to the re
markable attributes of the year 1898.
No man in the present generation has
ihvad or will under sucn circumstan
ces, a conditicn that has not appeared
since thec year 1651 arid wilt not ap
pear again untii tme year 2119. Peo
ple imoued with a superstitious be
ief, and mnember3 of triirteen clubs,
ouht to watch closely the events of
this remarkanie year. As a starter the
numeral 1898S can be divided by 13,
and tthe fA.ur izures acded together
give 26. which cani also be divided by
13 Tine nuamerai of tae year 1S93al
o belongs to tthe remarkaJie group of
four sided uuai?ers, of which only
eight have exitd swece the birth of
Cu ris t, 189S oeisg th~e ninth. Take
1833 fer example. Substract the first
rigare from the third and the value of
te sec..nd and lourth are received.
Tnese peculiar y'ear numbers have
ben 1010, 1121, 1232, 1313, 1434, 1565,
157, 17S7 aid now 189. Tne last
time tne peculiar conodition of 13 ex
isted was in 1651. Thms could evenly
ne divided by 13 and the tigures 1, 6,
2, 1 added togetnier give 13.
E as Z.d is (Jut Ertend.
British governlment has assured the
Unit~A States ol its fuliest and most
cordial sy opattny iu its Cuban policy.
This anurance was given with the
cs; complete knowledge of the lat
est developnts in tne negotiations
between tne United States and Spain
and on the understanding that events
are tending steadily toward armed in