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Fundamental Principles involved
in Question.
President Can Summon Congress
to Guarantee Filipinos Inde
pendence on Same Terms
as the Cubans.
Wm.'J."Bryan discusses the Philip
pine question in this week's New York
Independent. He says:
"The Philippine question is impor
tant because fundamental principles
are involved in its discussion. There
are two sources of government, force
and consent. Monarchies are founded
upon force, republics upon eonsent.
"The declaration of independence as
serts that governments der ie their ju.t
powers from the consent of the gov
erned, and this is the doctrine to which
we have adhered for more than a cen
tury. It is the doctrine which has dis
tinguished us from European countries
and has made our nation the hope of
humanity. The statue in New York
harbor typifies the nation's mission.
"If the doctrine set forth in the de
claration of independence is sound.
how can we rightfully acquire sover
eignty'over the Filipinees by a war of
conquest. If the doctrine set forth in
the declaration of independence is
sound, how-can we rightfully purchase
sovereignty from a Spanish sovereign
whose title we disputed in Cuba and
whose rebellious subjects we armed in
the Philippines?
"In the resclation of intervention
congress declared that the Cubans were.
and of right ought to be, free. Why?
Because governments derive their just
powers from the consent of the gov
erned, and Spain has refuse. to re
spect the wishes of the Cubans. If
the Cubans were and of right ought to
be free, why not-the Filii inos?
"In the beginning of the Spanish
war congress denied that our nation had
any thought of extending its territory
by war. If we then had no thought of
securing by conquest new territory in
the western hemisphere, why should
we now talk of securing in the eastern
hemiphere new races -for subjugation?
"An individual may live a double
life when only one life is known.
When both lives are known he can lead
only one life and that the worst. A
republic cannot enter upon a colonial
policy. It cannot advocate government
by consent at home and government by
force abroad. The declaration of inde
pendence will lose its value when we
proclaim the doctrine familiar in Eu
rope but detestable here, that govern
ments are round in shape, about 13
inches in diamerter and fired out of a
"For more than a century this nation
has been traveling alolg the pathway
which leads from the low domain of
might to the lofty realm of right, and
its history has been without a parallel
in the annals of recorded ime. What
will be our fate if we turn backward
and begin the descent toward force and
"It is not sufficient to say that the
forcible annexation of the Philippine
islands is a benevolent undertaking en
tered upon for the good of the Filipinos.
Lincoln pointed out that this has al
ways been the argument of kings. To
use his words, 'they always bestrode
the neck of the people, not that they
wanted to do it. but because the people
were better off for being ridden.
"It is surprising that any believer in
self-government sho-ild favor forcible
-annexation, but niore surprising that
any one who believes in the Christian
religion should favor the substitution
of force for reason in the extension of
our nation's influence.
"If we adopt the gunpowder gospel
in the Philippines how long will it be
before that principle will be trans
planted in American soil. So long as
our arguments are addressed to the rea
s'on and the heart our progress is sure.
but can we, without danger to Chris
tianity, resort to the ancient plan of in
jecting religion into the body through
bullet holes?
"The question is frEquently asked,
~What can we do? Nearly two months
Alapsed between the signing of the treaty
and the beginning of hostilities in the
Philippines. During that time the
president and congress might have
given to the Filipinos some assurances
of independence that was given to the
Cubans. Such assurance would hare
prevented bloodshed. If the doctrine
of self-government is sound the Fili
pinos are entitled to govern themselves,
and the president can now promise
them independence as soon as a stible
government can be established.
"If the president is not willing to
take the responsibility of enforcing the
doctrine set forth in the declaration of
independence, he can call congress to
gether and let them :akc the responsi
bility. A special scssion would be less
expensive than the war, not to speak of
the principles involved.
"Our nation is protecting the repub)
lies of South America from outward in
terference while they work out their
destiny. We can extend the same doe
trine to the Philippines, and, having
rescued the inhabitants from a foreign
yoke, we can guard them from mnolesta
tion while they develop a republic in
the Orient. They will be our friends
instead of our enemies. We can send
school teachers to M1anila instead of
soldiers and the world will know that
there is a reality in the theory of gov
ernment promulgated at Independence
Hall and defended by the blood of the
revolutionary fathers.
His Lamp Burned Low.
The captain of the British steamship
Glooseap, which arrived at lailadel
phia Thursday from Iloilo with a car
of sugar, reports t hat on April 2. when
passing Cape M1elville, Balabac -island,
one of the Philippines, he found the
light house keeper without provisions
and unable to light his lamp because
he had no oil. The Glooscap furnish
ed supplies and. reported the fact to the
British consul at Batavia. The natives
of the island, the captain says, had all
rhe Town of Carrabelle Laid in Ruins
by a Hurricane.
The town of Carrabelle. Fla., a pros
perous port on the Gulf of Mexico, is
-eported almost completely destroyed
)y a terrific wind and rain-storm which
passed through that seettion during
Wednesday. Many boats which were
in the harbor have been wrecked ani
nost of the long wharf is gone, together
ith large quantities of naval stores.
At Lanork, the hrses, pavilion and
oats have been destroyed. Uncon
irmed reports say that the steamer Cre
ent City has been lost between Apala
:hicola and Carrabelle. Several per
;ons are reported drowned at St. MIark's.
1 few houses were destroyed at St.
reresa. The Mj1Intyre. Ashmore aud
curtis mills suffered -everely. A pas
-enger train on the Carrabelle, Talla
iassee and Gulf railroad thirty-five
niles below Tallahassee, was badly
vrecked but no one is reported killed
)r injured. Th turpentine interests
n this section arc greatly damaged and
iiuch injury has been done to the crops.
The wires are down south of here
tnd railroad service to the Gulf ports
s suspended. The storm was cnie of
he hardest that ever passed over this
ecti i. It came directly up the great
,u,d staed northward. For hours
he wind was terrifie, blowing at a high
te a d the rain fell in torrents, wash
ug away many bridges, endangering
horoughfares and railroads. The
torm reached the coast Wednesday
norning and there was no cessation un
il far into Wednesday night. The
vircs'and railroads have been so inter
ered with that the results of the storm
Lre just beginning to reach this city.
klong the coast the fishing industry
ias been severely interfered with.
Many Tallahasseeans are at the va
ious resorts along the coast from
hich no reports have come and the
:ond'tions at these places is caubing
nuch anxiety. Parties who returLed
>n the wreeking train which went to
2arrabelle Wednesday morning report
:hat the country along the route shows
:he effects of the storm. The train
as compelled to run with great caution
)wing to the condition in which the
torm had placed the roadbed. The
vater had been over the tracks in many
Alaces. Passengers on the train which
as wrecked say the train was blown
rom the track. The city of Apalachi
ola at the mouth of the Chattahoochic
iver is entirely cut off from communica
ion and nothing can be learned from
A new trestle over the Oeblocknee
-iver at McIntyre was blown away.
he wrecking train which went out
iednesday into the storm devastated
erritory. found over 200 trees on the
rack in a run of thirty miles. General
Ianager Crittenden vho had charge of
he train, says that every town along
he line is desolated. Hotels, houses,
hurches, saw mills, wharves and pa
ilions were in many places blown from
heir positions and in several instances
ompletely wrecked. There are many
amors afloat Wednesday night as to the
oss of life. One mill hand is known
o have been drowned at MIcIntyre. One
nan was drowned. at St. M1ark's. but
~umors place the loss of life there at 15.
[t is not believed here that any lives
were lost at the numerous summer re
orts but reliable news is unobtaina
Coal Oil for Burns.
A girl of 11 years turned over a gal
on of boihtne liquid on her leg and foot.
hen the stocking was removed the
kin came with it, and the pain was in
ense. I tore a strip off an old sheet,
nd having put nearly a pound of soda
>n the limb. wrapped the sheet about it
n such a manner as to exclude the air,
bound it firmly, saturated it well with
~oal oil, and in 15 minutes she sat with
her foot in a chair and joined in the
>ther children's play. In two days she
was in school, and in two weeks the
Limb was well. A barefooted boy
stepped on fire, and was almost in
spasms with the pain. I bound on soda
and coal oil, and in hss than twenty
minutes he was asleep and had no more
pain. I know it is the best remedy for
President's Cousin Pagnacious.
J. N. McKinley, a first cousin of
President McKinley, was arrested at
F-tzgerald, Ga., Tuesday afternoon on~
a peace warrant. The warrant was
sworn out by J. M1. F-ickler, a neighbor
and (G. A. R. comrade. McKinley and
Fickler live on adjoining tracts of land
and have had trouble before. Mr. Mc
Kinley moved to Fitzgerald from Can
to. Ohio, about two years ago, and is
a farmer. lie is charged by Fickler
with using threatening language against
him and also with seeking to have Fick
lers pension discontinued. Mr. Me
Kinley has given bond to keep the
Petition for a Time.
Ninety prominent citizens of Athens,
Ga,. will present a petition to the city
council at its next session asking for a
change of time and that all public clocks
be set either eastern or western time.
The town now operates by what is
known as sun time. being just between
eastern and central time. The town is
sitrated on the line which divides the
temporal sections of the country.
Afraid of Us.
A dispatch from London to the Asso
eated P'ress Aug. 1 .ave the substance
ofa message sent by the Rome corres
pondent of the Morning Post to his
paper. lHe said: "According to news
recived here, the victory over Spain
and the growth of imperialism in the
I nited States has led the South Ameri
an republics to talk of an alliance
aainst the l'nited States, and it is al
leged that the preliminaries of such an
alliance have been concluded between
Brazil and Arcentina.
Poisoned Children and Suicided.
Mrs. Narr Stevenson, of Clinton
street. D~etr oi. M ieh., Tuesday alter
noon poisoned her two children. Emmna,
aged threc, and Ella, aged six, with
morphine and took a dose of the drug
herself. All three are dead. Mrs.
Stevenson was in straitened circum
stances and despondency over this is
supposed to have been her reason for
Text of the Report of the Legis
lative Committee.
The School Fund Gets About
$30,000 The Profit and
Loss and General
The report of the legislative com
mittee on the dispensary of the aflairs
of the Stste dispensary for the quarter
ending June 3Oth, was completed Tues
day and forthwith filed with Governor
McSweeney. The report shows'that
the quarter resulted in a profit of $30,
34150 to th- credit of the school fund
of the State and of $34 241 6S to the
towns rnd e)unties. Here is the text
of the report:
To His Excellency, M. B. McSweeney,
Governor, Columbia, S. C.
Sir: We, the committee appointed by
the offieers of the general assembly to
investigate and examine the books and
papers of the State Dispersary for the
ycar 1899, beg leave to submit our re
port for the quarter ending June 30,
The stock on band was taken on June
30th by Mr. D. F. Efird, representing
the committee. and Mess. L. J. Willi
ams and T. C. Robinson, representing
the State board uf control. An in
ventory of liquors, supplies and ma
chincry and office fixtures was exhi
bited and taken as submitted. The
c.)mmittee met July 24th and examined
the books and records for the months
of April, May and June, we found
on record vouchers for all expendi
We append hereto the following
First-Assets and liabilities.
Second-Profit and loss acconnt.
Third-Cash statement of receipts
and disbursements:
All of which is respectfully submitt
Appendix: D. F. Enlrd,
A. C. Lyles,
Members of the House.
Since the close of the quarter above
examined we find that $25,000 has been
paid over to the State treasurer as per
voucher on file in this office, to the
credit of the school fund.
D. F. Efird,
A. C. Lyles.
Quarterly statement of the Stats dis
pensary for the quarter ending June 30,
Cash in Sta te treasury June
30, 1s99.......... $ 63,050 17
Mtr-handise in bands of
dispensers June 30, 1899 196,249 32
Merchandise, (Inventory of
stock at State dispensary
June 30, 1899 ......... 159,61927
Supplies. (Inventory June
30, 1899.).. .... .... ... 3,0S7 65
Teams and wagons, (Inven
tory June 30, 1899 64 00
Machinery and office fix
tures, (Inventory June 30
1899......-.. ......... 2,550 00
Contraband, (In ve nt or y
June 30. 1899.).. .. .....392 75
Real Estate..-......-..-..35,300 27
Suspended accounts.. .... .2,320 15
Personal accounts due
Stats for tax advanced
on bonded spirits, empty
barrels, alcohol, royalty
on beer, etc.... .. ...... 6,622 96
Total...... . .......$504256 54
School fund.. .. .... ....$436,667 0S
Personal accounts due by
State for supplies, whit
kies, wines, beer, alcohol
etc................ 67589 46
Total liabilities..-....-..504,236 54
Statement of profit and loss account
for quarter ending June 30, 1399.
Gross profits on merchan
dise sold during quarter.$ 74,106; 10
Discounts on puirchases.. ..- 3,246 70
Contraband seizures... 1,951 45
Permit Fees.. .... .. .......10 50
Profits from beer dispenra
ries from April 1st to
June 12th.. .......... 7,754 77
Total gross profits. ..S7,009 52
Supplies-Bottles, corks,
labels, wire, tinfoil, lead
seals, boxes. nails, seal
ing wax, etc , used dur
ing quarter.. . ... .... .$ 17,477 20
Tear and wear of machinery
and oflice fixtures... 29 55
Constabulary .. . .... ... ..14137 06
Breakage and leakage. .. 267 t;0
Freight and expres charges. 14.375 S2
Labor.................. 3,151 55
Expense account
Salaries, traveling expenses
of inspectors, per diem
and mileage of members
of State board, per diem
and mileage of legislative
examining committee,
oflice supplies, repairs.
ligzhts; te:egrams postage
stock, feed, ice, printing.
revenue stamps. tele
phone rent. etc.. .. .....,098 39
Litigation.. .. .. .......:',oo o
Amount of liquors taken
from the Blacksburg dis
pensary on April 4th,
1899. by soldiers..... 30 50
Amount of whiskey taken
from the Varnville dis
pensary on April 11th,
1899, by soldiers . 37
Worthless porter and ale at
Von Santen's dispensary,
Charleston, destroyed by
county board of control . . 28 t;5
Loss by robbery at the Bish
opville dispensary A pril 144
28, 1999..... ...... 48
Total expenses .. .. .. ..8 5Q,728 02
Net profits on sales for
q1uarter, passed Jto the
credit of the school
fund................. 30,341 50
Totl........ 87,069 52
Net profits paid to towns
and counties by sub-dis
pensaries for quarter
ending June 30th, 1899..$ 34,241 6S
Cash statement for quarter ending
June 30th, 1S99:
Balance in State treasury
3March .31st, 1899. . .. .. .$ 32,438 91
April receipts.- 98.945 52
May receipts.. 108,114 71
Jnne receipts.. 87,311 54
Total receipts for quai ter. . 294,371 77
Total .............$325,810 68
April dinburse
mets.. . . $ 95,S6S 72
May disburse
ments...... 112,402 43
June disburse
uents...... 55,48936
Total disbursements for
quarter.... ..... ..$263,760 51
Balance in State treasury
June 30th, 1899........ 63,050 17
Total.. .......... .$326,810 68
Gov. McSweeney Gives a Statement
Concerning the Contract.
The following statement was given
the press from the exceutive office
-A few days ago Gov. McSweeney
stated that he would r.ot interfere with
the contract made by G'ov. Ellerbe for
the collection of the back pay due the
soldiers in the late war. For the infor
mation of those concerned Gov. Mc
Sweeney has secured a copy of the con
tract which Gov. Ellerbe made with
M1essrs. Evans and Townsend from Mr.
IV. Boyd Evans and is herewith given.
"These claims have to be paid
through the governor's office. but in
order to put them in proper shape re
quires a great deal of labor and it will
be decidedly better and simplify mat
ters for all claims to go through this one
"The following is the copy of the
contract furnished by Mr. W. Boyd
"Columbia, S. C., April 15, 1899,
"Whereas, certain claims of the
State of South Carolina against the
United States for mobolizing of South
Carolina volunteers in the late war
with Spain have been suspected by the
war department because said claims
have not been presented in due form, I
do hereby employ C. P. Townsend and
W. Boyd Evans to properly prepare the
said claims ani collect all pay for
volunteers from this State and hereby
agree to pay them as a commission for
such services fifteen per cent of the
amount collected. W. H. Ellerbe,
"Gov. M2Sweeney will aid in any
way possible to assist th e soldiers in
getting their pay."
Tea Raising.
Dr. Charles U. Shepard, who is in
charge of the experimental tea garden
at Summerville, S. C., has made a re
port to the secretary of agriculture cov
ering the progress made up to date. He
says there are now about 50 acres of
land under tea cultivation and that 3,
000 pounds were sold last year at a pro
fit of 25 per cent. It is estimated that
when all the plants now growing arrive
at maturity they will yield 10,000
pounds annually. Dr. Shepard exprers
es the opinion that the fact that the tea
plants lived th.rough last winter, when
the most intensely cold weather in the
history of the section was experienced,
is a guarantee that the weather condi
tions will prove satisfactory. The la
bor problem, he says, has been solved
by establishing a school for the educa
tion of the Negro chiHren in tea pick
ing. The quality of the tea also has
proved satisfactory. Of the black tea
he says: "It has a distinctly character
istic flavor, and, like some of the choic
er Oriental teas, its liquor has more
strength than its color indicates." The
green tea, he says, has attracted keen
interest in the trade and among the con
sumners, and he adds that "Oriental teas
can hardly furnish the like in this coun
try.'--The State.
Good Advice.
"Burdette give~s good advice, as fol
?'ws: "There are young men that do
not work, my son; but the world is not
proud of them. It does not know their
~names, even; it simply speaks of them
as old so-and-so's boys. Nobody likes
them, nobody hates them; the great
busy world doesn't even know that they
are there. So find out what you want
to be and do, son. and take off your
coat and make a dust in the world.
The busier you are the less deviltry you
we apt to get into, the sweeter will be
your sleep, the brighter and happier
your holidays, and the better satisfied
will the world be with you."
Cure for Lockjaw.
Here is something for the doctor's
scrap book: A resident of Asbury
Park, N. J., says that he has cured
eleven cases of lock jaw by hot water
treatment. His instructions are: "Put
the patient in a bat h of warm water and
place in it one pound of mustard. Im
merse all except the mouth, nose and
eyes. Cover the head with warm
cloths, then add hot water until the
temperature reaches about 110 degrees;
if the patient can bear it go to 120 de
grees, and kep patient in until the
jaws open, which takes usually about
twenty minutes. I hav e had to keep
patients in forty minutes.
Sacred Grass,
In Boston it is regarded as almost a
crime to lie down on the sacred grass
of the Common and twenty-one unfor
tunates who slept there on a recent hot
night were wakened early in the n-orn
ing by a squad of vigilant policemen
and marched off to a nmagistrate. Each
of the victims was fined $3-the price
of a night's lodging in a first class
A Deep Hole.
The deepest hole in the earti~ is at
Schadebach, near Ketscau, Ge'many,
It is 5,735 feet in depth, and is f~r geo
logic research only. The drilinig was
begun in 1880 and stopped sia years
later because the engineers wereunable
wih their instruments to go deeper.
The Veteran Educator Tells How
He Was Educated.
Some Words of Wisdom From
One Whose Knowledge Comes
From Experience. Pearls
of Thought.
To the Editor of The State:
Colleges endowed or unendowed are
valuable only as they endow men and
women. If every college now in our
country (400 in round numbers) had
amplest outfit, in all needful buildings,
apparatus, salaries for professors, there
would still be a great question pending.
How can all this money and money's
worth be changed into Christian man
hood, and Christian womanhood? In
building a large factory an ex;lert can
predict how many yards of cloth it will
yearly send out, and also the general
worth of the frabrie. It is not so where
human minds, hearts and character are
involved. Suppose, however, that
every college sent out yearly its large
class of thoroughly educated men and
women. A rich strem of good influ
ences would certainly be poured iqto
the current life of our great, restless,
growing nation. Yet the prospect
would be very gloomy, indeed, if no
other causes were at work to help us.
We need and must have more good in
fluences at work than all our colleges
cin possibly give us. Perhaps some
parents are becoming almost provoked
at the frequent allusions in our papers
to colleges, their work, and their needs.
The paper may be laid down with the
feeling, "What are colleges to me and
my children?"
No parents should hastily conclude
that their children will never have ac
cess to a college. An intelligent thirst
for education and a persevering spirit
may bring the improbable to pass. Re
cent statistics show that college stu
dents from farms are more numerous
in proportion in the South than in other
parts of the country. But our purpose
now is to speak to the parents whose
children will never go to college. Your
children are not shut out from a useful
career even i. shut out from college. A
good common school education is taken
for granted. This you must give them.
Remember the word common does not
necessarily metan cheap, inferior, insig
nificant and worthless. It means gen
eral, universal. Air and water are
common. But they are not worthless.
The world needs a great many people to
do common, general things. This does
not mean insignificant or degrading
work. It means the work that is abso
lutely necessary to hold up the vast
stracture of society; such work as the
great majority of buman beinr s must do
though it attracts no special notice. "I
expect to be a coumon man, standing
in my common lot, bearing common
burdens, and doing common'duties, as
a private good man ought to do.
Wvould an expression like this betray a
weak, cowardly, ignoble spirit? "Faith
ful but not famouis." This is the best
epitaph in reach of the grea t mass of
human beings. To be famous is, of
necessity, denided to the multitude,
just as great wealth is denied them.
A nation of millionaires would be a
nation of paupers. All men becoming
famous would end in no one being fa
mous, all being on a dead level.
A common education, whe, it meets
the requisite material, may bring forth
an uncommon man. This has often
happened and will happen again. The
generous instincts and aspirations of
finest natures are provided for by thie
law. And by a law cqually sure many
college graduates are common men and
do common work. But we come back
to the great truth that boys and girls
may be fitted for life in its broadest,
healthiest, most necessary sphere, its
widest range of duties, achievements
and enjoyments by a good common edu
catic -. This places them on that high
fat ta.le on which the great majority
of the world's population must live.
And on this populous plain, after all,
there is more contentment more real
happines than on the few higher peaks
where the light and heat strike so
Habits of truthfulness, justice, self
denial and reverence form a large part
of a good education, and these may be
found elsewhere than in college cam
pus. They may gro y readily and rap
idly in the humblest home, on a small
farm, owned or rented. The parents
may resolve that they will not send into
life an ignorant. unsubdued, selfish,
dangerous boy or girl. As parents, you
are already interested in the kind of
teachers your children will meet in the
school room a year hence. See to it
that they have good .teachers now at
home. See to it that. the daily life the
atmosphere, the routine, the constant
spirit of the home is teaching good les
sons of abiding value. Bishop John H.
Vincent bears this testimony to his
home training: "My father made a
point of holding his children to the use
of good English. * * *To this habit
of parental carefulness I owe more for
what little knowledge of English I have
than to all my teachers and text books
put together. Living for several years
in a community, where the worst pro
vincialismis prevailed, I was kept in a
great degree, from falling into habits
which it would have been hard in the
after years to correct." This is an in
stance of what may be done in one very
important respect.
Families, like colleges, are valuable
and fill their high mission only as they
endow men and women. A very small
minority of the families supply all the
ollege students of our land. The col
leges need all the thousands of homes
from which no student will ever knock
t a college door for admission. These
homes. need the colleges. The country
needs both. When you read the next
appeal for colleges, do not let it annoy
ou. Lay the pt~per down with a silent
prayer for colleges and take up your
ome duties with nesw zeal, self-respect
ad hope. A quiet, happy day in the
home life is a fair page in the history
f that family. It will leave associa
ions and memories to be recalled ten
ierly a half century after the family
ircle is brokei and scattered!
The quieC homes of the land. 'take
the press and other great agencies ir
building up all that is valuable in ou
social, political and religious life. And
the home is generally what the mother
makes it. A French writer says:
"Woman carries the destiny of the fam
ily in the fold of her m-:ntle." There
is great truth in thst striking expres
sion, whether that mantle be of royal
silk, calico or homespun. The late
president of Yale university, answering
at some length the question, "How was
I educated ?" closes with these words:
"The children of a household crow
more easily and naturally in the relig
ious life, not when the parents are al
ways talking about it and pressing it
upon them, but when the atmosphere of
the house is zo full of religion that they
do not think of living any other life.
And, in the same way, when parents
make their children shrers in a true
intellectual life possess by themselves
and make the house full of the sense of
the blessedness of knowledge, the
minds of the childrer will surely be
awake to knowledge and will be educa
ted as the years go on. * * * And so
my answer to the question, 'How I was
educated?'( ends as it began-1 had the
right mother."
Jas. H. Carlisle.
Spartanburg, S. C., Aug. 2.
A Young Man Takes a Letter of the
Woman He Loved.
He broke down ani exclaimed: "I
loved that girl better than anything in
the world, and I could not stand for
that fellnw to come to see her; that's
why I did it." And thereby hangs, an
interesting tale. The man who had
uttered the words has just been bound
over for trial at the October term of the
United States court in Greenville on
the charge of stealing and destroying
This man was W. T. Crouch, a young
fellow about 25 years of age, from Sil
ver Street, Newberry county. It seems
that he was desperately in love with
Miss .Minnie L. Werts. Mr. William
Eddy of Newberry, a dry goods clerk,
knew Miss Werts and had called upon
her several times. This made Crouch
very jealous and one day-June 7 last,
according to the officers-he saw a let
ter in the postoffice addressed to Miss
Werts, bearing the Newberry post
marks. It is alleged that be could not
resist the temptation to take it.
Anyway a few days afterward Mr.
Eddy got a letter signed with the name
of the young lady reading thus:
"kind friend:
"I don't care for you to call any
moor at all."
In a few days Crouch told the young
lady there was a letter at the post
office for her. She went to the office
and asked, but could find no letter.
Later on she went down to Newberry
and there her friends asked her why
she had treated Mr. Eddy so badly,
telling her of the note he had gotten
from her. That was a revelation. Soon
Mr. Eddy called and Miss Werts was
shown the note, which she immediately
declared she had not written.
Miss Werts at once reported the mat
ter to the postal authorities and Post
office Inspector J. F. Oldfield went to
Silver Street. He charged Crouch with
the thefc of the letter, but the young
man denied it. Finally the inspector
made the young fellow sit down and
write from dictation. He read him the
letter written Mr. Eddy. When it was
finished an examination showed the
same capitalization and chirography
and the word "more" was spelled
"moor"~ as in the Eddy note. The in
spector promptly arrested Crouch who
maintained his denial, on the charge
of violating section 1431, U. S. Postal
Tuesday Crouch was brought to Co
lumbia by the inspector and James 31.
Davidson, chief clerk U. S. marshal's
ofice. He was taken before Commis
sioner Henry F. Jennings,. where a
preliminary was waived and the pris
oner was released on $200 bond. While
t the commissioner's office he broke
:own and uttered the words at ths be
ginning of this article, which have a
pathetic interest to all who have felt
the pangs of the green. eyed monster
that is considerately called Jealousy.
he State.
Bad Country for Negroes.
Three Negroes who arrived in Pana,
[l., Friday were set upon-by sympa
thizers of the union miners, pelted with
stones' and missiles of every character
nd driven out of the city. In the par
ty who assaulted the blacks were a
umber of the wives and sons of the
miners. One of the negroes was badly
sed up. Daring the compulsory exodus
f the Negroes. it is claimed by their
ssailants that they were fired upon
four times from Springside Mlining
cmpany's tipple, but none of the shots
took effect.
He Was a Coward
'"he Adjutant-general of Iowa is in
receipt of Manila advices that Capt. A.
. Burton, of Co. B, Fifty-first Iowa
from Villiska, has been suspended for
owardice and is now at MIanila await
ng a dishonorable discharge. Burton
as principal of the schcols at Wymiore,
eb , when the war broke out and dis
ppeared, going back to his old home
t Villisca, [a., and taking the captain
y of the company. Ie is reported to
ave deserted the troops in an engage
ent and hid in a ditch while the com
pany went into action without him.
Gave Him his Blood.
Five ounces of blood, drawn by a
~uetion pump from the arm of a friend.
oursed through the veins of Ex-Judge
ichard Prendergast Wednesday as lie
Lay on a cot at the Chi -ago hospital,
vhere for nearly a month he has been
nder treatment for anaemia. The
ransfusion of the life.giving fluid was
lecided on as a last resort. The young
ian who heroically gave part of the
~ontents of his arteries is John MIorris
cy, employed in the oii,-e of the judge.
Old Water Pipes.
While digging a trench in front of
he federal building in Park Row. New
York, the other day, workmen unearth
da section of the first water pipe ever
aid in that city-part of the system
or which Aaron Burr secured a fran
hise from the New York Legislature.
'he pipe consisted of hollow chestnut
ogs, laid end to end, and was in ex
aellnt condition.
Information of Special Interest to First
Regiment Men
Mr. W. Boyd Evans has been mak
ing very good progress with the neces
sarily slow work of getting the claims
of the soldiers of the First reigment
who served in the war with Spain in
proper shape for presentation to the
United States government. Among
the members of the regiment were a
number who remained in camp prior
to the muster out. These are entitled
to a month's pay. Mr. Evans recently
addressed letters to all these men on
the muster rolls asking for the proper
vouchers. He has succeeded in locat
ing all of them save those given on
the following list, the amount coming
to each man being given; this list the
county papers are asked to republish,
and the men are asked to communicate
forthwith with Mr. Evans at the gover
nor's office, this city:
Private James W. Nelson, Clinton,
Private David V. Kirkpatrick, Union,
Private Jno. H. Buist, Spartanburg,
$15 60.
Private Jos. S. Lyons, Clifton,
Private Henry L. Simmons, Newber
ry, $15.60.
Private Wm. P. Maynard, Charlotte,
N. C., $15.60.
Corporal Jas. Casey, Union, $21.60.
Private Eariy A. Patters, Pelzer,
Corporal Wim. W. Robinson, Colum
bia, $21.60.
Private Churchill Jackson, Spartan
burg, $15.60.
Private Wim. Baldurk, Pelzer,
Private Sam M. Reeves, Columbia,
Private Jos. L. Pepper, Abbeville,
Private Wm. T. McDonald, Abbe
ville, $15.60.
Private Jos. B. Cooley, Columbia,
Private Aibert Turner, Spartanburg,
Private Frank Harper, Columbia,
Corporal Wm. L. Ormsby, Laurens,
Private Henry C. Price, Jr., Parks
ville, $15.60.
Private Henry C. Richardson, Co
lumbia, $15 60.
Private Whitfield A. Hayes, Pelzer,
Private ;Thos. B. Kenman, Green
ville, $15.60.
Private Rowley B. Smith, Greenville,
$15 60.
Private Chas. Hensley, Greenville,
$15 60.
Private Julius E. Land, Greenville,
Quartermaster Sergt. Benj. H. Ken
drick, Greenville, $26 50.
Corporal Thos. E. Price, Greenville,
Corporal Geo. T. Baker, Anderson,
$21 60.
Private Jno. Baseman, Greenville,
Piivate Jas. Clutts, Spartanburg,
Private Portius D. Brown, Charles
ton. $15.60.
Private Jno. R. Ruseum, Spartan
burg, $13.60.
Private Bud Reese, Seeward, N. C.,
Private Frank B. Jones, Rock Hill,
Private Frank B. Reed, Chester,
Corporal Jno. H. Harris, Enoree,
Private Ab. Blackley, Tatum,
Private Jas. E. Burgin, Marion, N.
C., $15.60.
Private Marion Brubaker, Rock
Mart, Ga., $15 60.
Private Win. Morgan, Spartanburg,
$15. 60.-Columbia State.
Hope They Will Succeed.
A sensation was created in the session
of the African Methodist Episcopal
presiding elders' council of Georgia and
Alabama Thursday night at Birming
ham, Ala., when the committee on the
state of the county reported a resolu
tion recommending that a committee
be appointed by the council to set be
fore the United States congress the de
plorable condition of the Negro popu
lation in several of the southern States
and to petition for an appropriation of
$100,000,000 to start a line of steamers
between the United States and Africa
in order to enable all Negroes who may
desire to do so to emigrate to Africa.
Bishop Turner of Atlanta, who pre
sided, explained that he did not desire
the government to carry emigrants free
to Africa, but take them direct and at
reasonable cost. He said European
immigrints are landed in this country
at from $10 to $15 each. "But" said
he, "in going to Africa one must go via
England, thus crossing the occean twice
at a cost of $100."
Canadian Cashiers Decamp.
A sensation was caused at Montreal,
Canada, last Tuesday by the announce
ment that the Villa Maris bank, one
of the oldest institutions in the city,
had suspcnded payment. The cause
assigned is defalcations on the part of
the cashier, F. Lemieux and J. H. Her
bert, the paying teller, both of whom
have disappeared. The amount of the
shortage is $53. 000.
Big Strawberries
Record Breakers in strawberries were
rown this past season. Six berriesi
aised by Mr. A. T. Goldsborough, of
New Jersey, were sent to the Secretary
f Agriculture and found to weigh an
verage of three and six one-hundredth
unces each. The six berries filled a
luart box, and looked more like tomna
ocs than berries.
One Boy Kills Another.
.On Mrs. Carter's place, seven miles
fom EhIefield. Willie McManus, 7
ears old1. and Ilichard Mimns were play
ne with a loaded pistol and it went off,
ilinig the latte--, the ball entering the
riht eye and penetrating the brain.
he c-oroner's inquest was formed and
he jury brought a verdict of accidental
illing. Both boys were negroes.
Captured and Shot.
A dispatch from Santo Domingo says
wo of the assassins of President Hen
raux bava been apntured and sis.
Penitentiary Investigating Com
mittee Preparing its Report.
The Committee Holds That Col.
Neal is Due the Penitentiary
$11,000. Report to Gov
ernor This Week.
The Legislative Committee which
has been investigating the penitentiary
finished its work at Greenville, where
it had been in session several days,
Thursday morning Col. W. A. .Neal,.
ex-superintendent of the State peniten
tiary, presented the following list of
his liabilities to the State:
Cash collected and not turned over to
J. T. Fowler............ ..$ 50000
W. I. Hammond............ 50000
Fowler & Hammond........ 53900
W. W. Russell, note........ 600 00
Collected from W. T. Magill
for brick sold at DeSassure
farm .................... 4000
Commissary account 6 years.. 573 00
5 book cases at $12.00 each.. 6000
1 hat rack...............1000
6 small tables, at $2 each... 12 00
l bedstead............ ..10 00
Painting furniture at home.. 10 00
700 bushels cotton seed at 15
cents.................... 10500
Check unpaid.............. 17200
$3,131 95
The investigation so for -has develop
ed nothing new at this session. Col.
Neal on the stand said that he' had not
presented the carload of brick to Till
man, and denied a written statement
of the latter that when governor he had
used his carriage horses in his farming
operations around . Columbia. Tillman
had said, too, that Neal had bought a
$700 sugar cane mill from him and had
paid but $100. The senator seemed to
think that this accounted for Neal's
showering kindnesses upon him. This
Col. Neal denied.
Col. Neal as above stated conceded
that he owed the penitentiary $3,197.
27. Wednesday there was another item
added, $387.17, for oats from J. J.
Fretwell. This makes Col. Neal's debt
$3,584.44 as conceded by himself and
attorneys. However, the committee
claims that he is involved for $11,000.
They contend tnat he owes the- peni
tentiary $7,400 for convict hire in ad
dition to the $3,584.44, and a few smal
ler items, which Col. Neal has over
looked in his statement.
The committee will not submit its
report at once. The report was written
Friday, but will not be sent to Gov.
McSweeney until the stenographer can
make a transcript of the additional evi
dence submitted at this session of the
committee. It is, of course, not known
what the committee will recommend,
but there is good reason to believe that
the governor will be asked to institute
criminal proceedings against Col. Neal
for malfeasance in office, and also that
steps be taken by the penitentiary au
thorities to collect the shortages as well
as the open accounts against Senator
Tillman, ex-Governor Evans and
Dog Days.
What are the "Dog Days?" There
is an opinion that if it rains the first
dog day it will rain forty consecutive
days. The belief seemed to originate
in Mediterranean countries that Sirius
or the dog star exercised a baneful in
fluence over animal life and conditions.
This dangerous period began when the
star and sun rose together and continu
ed an indefinite period. But owing
to the precession of the equinoxes this
does not occur until August 10, when
the greatest heat of the summeris draw
ing to a close. Modern almanac makers
differ as to dates. Some place the dog ~
days, July 3 to August 11, while others
say July 24 to August 24.
Frequently Struck..
It is almost a weekly occurrence for
the Washington monument to be struck
by lightning, the shaft being so high
that it attracts every bolt within a wide
radius. There are no less than 180
lightning conductors fixed in the cap of
the great structure, and each of these
leads to a thick wire which carries the
electricity down the inside of the shaft.
It is said that if the conductors had
been placed on the outsiie, as on ether
structures, there would be many acci
dents and the handsome structure
would be scarred and chipped by the
frequent bolts.
Willing for a Fourth,
The London papers are famous for
queer advertisements. A "Personal"
which appeared in one of them reads:
"Wanted-A respectable gentleman
widower preferred--to marry the house
keeper of an aged gentleman, who has
been an invalid for years and who re
spects her as a good and true servant,
whom he would like to see in the hap
py state of matrimony before he dies.
She has had three husbands, but is
willing for a fourth."
Blew His Head Off With Dynamite.
A special from Cumberland Wis.,
says: Christ Wold, a farmer near Pos
kin lake; committed suicide by blowing
off his hcad with dynamite. He placed
a quantity of dynamite in a hole in the
round, laid his head over it and
ouched off the fuse. Near by was
found a scrap of paper on which was
written: "Here I go and the Lord go
with me." His head and one arm was
ompletely torn away. Wold was 30.
ears old and leaves a wife and family
ho are unable to assign a cause for the
eed. __________
Four Were Killed.
The fast mail train on the Chicago
and Northwestern railroad which left
hicaro at 10 o'clock Tuesday night
eft the track at Kate Shelly curve,
ust east of the Moines river bridge at
o'clock Tuesday morning. The en
ine and all. the cars were wrecked.
he following were killed: Engineer
Jhn Masterson, Fireman Arthur
Shmidt, Postal Clerk G. G. Stone. J.
. O'Brien, a ,ostal clerk living in
hicago, died 6r reaching Boone, Ia.

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