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VOL. 'Vill. MAYNENINU S. C., WEDNESDAY.1~RIL NO.
NATIONAL BESERVES. 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 ment. 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 ato generils, 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 lain. 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 ner 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 with. 3. If possible open headquarters for enlistments in tne State capitol and at other points in your pro aninent cities. 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 patriotic newspapera, 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, Commander. W.D.E Wshntn President. 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 whomsoever. Subscribed and duly sworn to te fore me this ...... ....,day of....., 189... 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 lis'hed: 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 rade. 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 Cuba. The visitors were received by the president in the blue rcom at the white House. Sir Julian Paunce fote, the English Minister, acted as spokesman. Hesaid: 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 your hands." 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 gard, 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 present: 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. Richland-Wilie Jonee. 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 mittee. 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 election. 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. Respectfully, 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 25 persons?" On motion of Dr. Lowman a nega ive answer was given to the above question. The "committe then ad journed. FATAL ELECT:ON ROW IN TEXAS. an Editor Killed Two Men and is EK~ed Himi etf. 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 arms. 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 EXPELLED 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 my before. 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 might arise. 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 4ie. 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 ey. 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 second class, 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 missed. 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 grievan ce. 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 wealtn. 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 mediate. 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 potage. .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., J7,000,000. 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, $1,800,C00. Establishment of coaling stations at Kov West and Dry Tortugas, $1, 000.0:0. Equicment of vessels, coal, cable to Key West and Dry Tortugas, etc., t2 000,000. Constructioz. repairs to men-of war at various navy yards, $1,200,000. Engineering repairs and engineering supplie;, $1,000,000. Supplies for vessels, purchase of steam lighters by bureau of supplies and accounts, and miscellaneous $2, 000,000. Total expenditures made by navy department, $20,000,000. War department expenditures from the fund are: Corps of engineers, emplacement, magaines, mounting guns, guns, etc., A1,500,000. Submarine defenses, mines and mis eellaneous supplies, $1.500,000. Projectiles, powder and small arms ammunition, $3,000,000. Rapid fire guns, carriages and am munition purchased abrcad $1,000, N0. 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 penditures, $2,000. Total expenditures cf the war de partment, $14.600,000. Grand total, navy and war depart nents, $31,600,000. LIBERTY OR DEATH. Chae Fiag of Cuba Libre Is Naled t2 the Mast Head. 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 powers. 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 life. "Can he say the same thing about votes ?" asked Mr. McMillin, amid de risive laughter from the Democratic ide. 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 stock speculation. 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." (reat applause.) 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 tumultous applause. 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 to 61. 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