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V L XV. ----_-----M- -- -----lAN'1iNG.x S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1900.N~1
About th e Die p -r s . y A I h:' Ma
b~r., Mexivg.
Neariy i the C ,ncidates Has
Their Say t" .he One
Thcusarnd Par pie W .o
Was Present
The campaign m etiis at ie~nnetts
yile last Wednesday was a udei d by a
thousand people, who ca-:ie for miles
to hear the e tdidates discu- the issues
of the day. This is the i1 r: of W. D.
Evans, candidates for roelction as rail
road commissioner. -and of Knox
Livingston candidia'c for lieutenant
goverLor. V. %ch %.-s wt'll received and
will carry the county solidly.
The first speaker was Baruey b'
Evans. He said that Lebad been
taunted with thc fact that he ul-i not
in Marlboro attack the record of W. I)
Evans. He renewed his etarg-s today
and said they w, re direct at W. D.'s
cflcial record. W. D. hay n' right to
ride on a pass. He must pay his fare
and railroad refands according to 1 iw.
Darey Duncan is the railroad comnas
Mr. Berry said this county is pros
perous bccause it is a prohioition
county. Prohibition does prohibit here.
Col. Pettierew was willing for W. 1
Evans to carry the county, but he
wanted the votes not going .' Erans.
W. ). Evans, who introduced his
competitors, had not intend( d to speak,
but replied to Barney. The rates are
not driving mills out of the State. Five
have been established in this county
since he went on the board Pacolet is
building a new mill in Gcergia because
the attitude of Cheraw is too low, and
the mill now runtirg consume nearly
all the cotton raised in the State.
J. H. Wharton proposed to correct
evils of demurrage, overcbarges, etc.
W. D. Mayfield is not here. Eth
eridge has not been with the caimpaign
for five meetings.
The first candidate for governor to
speak was Frank B Gary. He said he
would not force a dispensary ot Marl
boro and he did not want prohtition
forced on Abbeville. Let each have
what it wants. He bclieved in the dis
pensary law. There has been a tax en
forcement. Have the manhood to en
force it in Charleston as well as alse
where. McSweeney is running on his
record and he desn't show anything
but the pardon of Pons. No chid
would pardon a notorious bigamist. If
the governor would d.ow some back
bone, the blind g r.: would be afraid
of him. His senti :. that no Con
federate soldier sho'.: to the poor
house was cheertd. , * cannot do too
much to foster the pub is schools. Pat
terson asked Gary s'm.t1 i: g about the
latter's speech in Chariegoe. Gary re
plied explaining fully hiu pociton on
the liquor question. 11-- a a-heered
Patterson was the rtxt neake r lde
is not wel-has been sick for tlir re
da s. This is the politie.!o bhp aet
of Ben Tiliman. There is a p ,erful
newspaper trust, ar.d MeS~ c .y tre a
to get the pull of the pres Pat:ern-u
stated he had stuck to tne di; essar)
through the scendal lat fall lie did
not want to force th~e dispeusary on
Marlboro. but prohibition la but a sen
timent here. in adiditicn to Chsar?y
ton's tiger indu~try, he e!airued there
are over 200 in the ci-y of Columbia.
The law cannot be absolutely, euforced
in Charleston, but he womad do it bet
ter than it is done now er nep down
from office. All through his speech he
took great pains to show' his reverence
for Ben Tillman.
Gov. McSweeney saia that all P'auer
son wants is to fool the the people to put
in into cifice. Patterson looked all
over the vouche;s in the comptroller
general's office and could iiud nothins
against the administratiOn but war
rants paying fur a few newspapers. No
man in South Carolina is so, ignorant
as to think that a newspaper's support
-can be bought for a dollar a year.
Every governor had sulsenbr a for pa.
pers-some had even taken naapz nes.
He was cheered when Le reterrea to
the Pons case.
Patterson-"I. have a letter from a
gentleman in Laurens saying that yo
are grinding out a lot of pardons.'
McSweeney-'Oh- well. that from
some fellow who's in synapithy with
you." (A pplause.). .
The governor continued tthat he de
ied any man to show where a single
pardon had not been jastied. He had
told his chie-f ennstablie in Charlestor
to enforce the dispensary law rigidly.
The grand jxry in Charleston, like ,thc
grand jury in Barewell, whiech woulan
believe Patterson in prohibition days.
will not support the otlials in eo forcing
the dispinsary law. The govern~or reac
letters froms the mayors of Newberry,
Chester, Spartanburg. Saluda, Florene
and Laurens, commendimg his enforce
ment of the dispensary law. lie fur
nishes proof of his adamiaistration-thel
others make premises. MleSweenes
made a very favorable impression here.
Col. Walt Whitman came at the
eleventh hour, atrivin-g from, ('heraw.
His quaint witticisms kept the crow(
laughing. The Piedmont thinks it i.
time it is getting so'ee of the turkey 1i
has been Puierg down..
Col. Jas. A. Hoyt is in accord witi
Marlboro-a prohibitionist as long a:
Marlboro has bad prohbi>1ion. Thi
county has resentcd any attempti
change. Marion Lad been a p'ronibi
tion county, but a dupentary wss es
abished there without the. consent o
the people. Dillion. had tried to hay
the dispensary removed and could not
It ill-becomes a candidate for governo
o go around the e:.untry atu:,ing th
papers for not supporting him. Patter
son has been into 16i counueis and iti
a reection upon him that no pape
has come to his suplort. Col. Hoy
oud not repudiate or re ject thbe sup
port of papers that oppose prohibitioD
and et they have taken him up on "i
manhood. Gary pleads the cause o
the Confederate soldier- No one woul<
do more for them than Hoyt, who wa
e f tbk:. There are large raber:
' ,-, . i : to town tO educate
teir.ciilda. leaving their lands to
Tan''' who dis not know how to main
ise th. The common schools should
be bii up. to inaitaiu the agricultu
ru :.re -t of the country and keep
far:ers froT running to town. Col.
+i' } wa- applauded.
Col. Knox Livingston introduced his
coaapetitors, speaking in kindest terms
of e:.ch of them present, as well as of
Col. Tillman, who wired that he was
left in Augusta.
Cole S. Blease, Winkler and Sloan
ea.:h made a strong speech. Many pco
ple think there is as much eloquence
amon- the cclinds as aWong the can
did ats fur roverno-r.
'lafHER STATES i'!C'E1s
Dr. Tian r:nan and Capt. Jennings
were here and sp oke. Judge Moore
spoke. B.:iinger was absent. McMa
han was not i er.'. Capers made a hit
Bryoker and )erhmi had a little tiff
lro'oker a~cu-td I~rhaim of porverting
the ro-rd Derhaw told him he must
not -ay that Brooker returned that
1erhan had exhibited a letter fr)m
Auditor Squier of Columibia stating
that sene of Brcoker's charges were
rot true. The latter went to -ee
Squire and the litter denied writing it.
Drbam ex.ibitd the letter from
Senator Tilaan was greeted with
cheerit: in two weeks it wi1l be 15
bears i e- !he people of Marlboro di
cover, d i' Tilimnn. He made his
first spe, el. here in 1S35, Their appre
ciation of his efforts then had much to
do with shaping affairs in South Caro
lina for the last 10 years. He had been
at home plodding along, reading papers
and books. and doing a devil of a lot of
thi::king. not kno-inkg that he had the
gift of gab There must have been an
occain Tne time was ripe. He
happened to step forward when free
speech was sweet to the people. They
had always found him r ght where he
had said he would be. (Cheers.) The
State campaign is one of the direct out
growths of the Reform movement. The
people can get some idea-of the fitness
of the candidates. There are a lot of
candidates for these offices but nobody
wants to be senator.
It is an honor to have the almost
unanimous endorsement for a place of
trust. His old friends are sticking to
him and a host of new ones are sup
porting him, lie is weighed down with
the magnitude of the responsibility. If
he has accomplished anything at
Washington it is because he felt the
consciousness of the support of the
people at home. He wanted to take
the liberty to give the people some ad
vice. If he were a politician he would
keep his mouth shut. But as a leader
he must say something.
The State campaign is degenerating
into something which is not good on
account of the number of candidates.
There is necessarily a time limit. They
get up here and say their little speeches
and sit down. They cannot debate and
bhow their mettle. The people get a
half digested idea of the campaign.
The people are getting back to a condi
tion of stagnation-the green scum is
rising over their heads. The people of
South Carolina are doing wrong to gag
the candidates.
The candidates are not saying any
thing new or the newspapers are not
doing the square thing. 1s it import
ant for half a dozen men to diacuss
railroads? It is better for two candi
des to talk one day and two the next
if 'hey tlk4 their out and say some
:h h they have any brains it will
-b their mettle. He was going to
take~ the~ liberty of looking about the
d i-r,. Not because he wants to
dicite,. the people will not submit
to d'ew'i'n. National issues need no
discus-ion:. lHe would not try to bias
thei:- ';otes,
lultng the sale of liquor has
bentecause of more trouble than
any other problem. If the State has
the right to meddle with the sale of
whiskey at all it has the right to regu
late its sale, Whiskey is usually drunk
where bought-other articles of com
merce are Lakenr home. The history of
former prohibitiotn contests in this
S-ate is that town after town would go
"dry." and then would go "wet" at the
next election. W\hen a town was dry
under prohibition, there was just as
much drinking and no revenue. There
were 95,000) votes in 1892 and but 60,
000 votes on the prohibition question
and the crude prohibition questien
won b.y 10 000 votes. Childs intro
dedan ironclal bill The legisla
ture is always a skittish crowd. It
pasd tl.e Childs bill. Hie himself
had taken this bill, had knocked out
some drastic features and inserted the
clauses which allowed the State to sell
liquor under dispensary regulations.
This was passed by the senate and
later by the house. It was an issue in
18944 (an~d was adopted ) lie himself
had kept the constitutional convention
from inserting the law in the constitu
tion, body and breeches. It was set
tled in 1896 and again in 1898. How
many times must it be settled to be
settled. The people must quit voting
for personal preferences and settle this
issue once and for all.
The prohibitionists are honorable
men and led by an honorable man. but
they polled but 15,000 votes last time.
Charleston voted for prohibition in the
last election. Are they enforcing pro
hibition now? There is an unholy alli
ance of preachers and barkef pers led
by Col. Hoyt, and yet you people vote
for their personal preferences. You
are not at to vote. (Laughter )
Marlboro is a model county, they
say. They have never sold whiskey
by law. SOn, you hypocrites! When
1. was governor 1 heard of wagons com
ing down here from North Carolina.
Where do you get your liquor? I know
you drink it. You love it. You go
down to the depet on Saturday evening
and you will find a whole express car
loaded with jugs and demijohns."
Tillman replied that this is a knotty
question. The constitutional conven
tion in its liberality to Charleston de
clared that there should be a true bill
-by a grand jury before there could be
a change of venire.
The grand jury in Charlesten will
never find a true bill against a blind ti
ger and is lying. -But if he were gover
nor he would put 50 constables in
Charleston and raise hell on Chicco's
street. lie called upon the people to
Imake the candidates for the legislature
declare themselves over their signature
inth onty papers, and run squarely
on the aiqui r issue. If a man were
licensed to sell liquor under constitu
tional provi.ins it would be a failure.
He would keep open Sundays. circus
days and after sundown, and he would
sell as mean liqor as he could get.
Behind the prohibitionists come the
high license people --Gonzales leading
the vsn--and they are marching against
the common fie. He disclaimed med
dling and said he had .only given his
views for what they were worth."
"What about Marcus? ' in1'iired
some one.
Tillman then said that the Demo
cratic party had lined up and reunited.
We have the Republicans on ice. Bry
an has five chances of winning to his
one in 1S% After Bryan has been in
there four years and given them an
honest administration the Republican
party will not be heard of in 25 years.
Tillman's objective is the tier of
counties along the North Caroliua line.
ie will go to Darlington Thursday,
where it is confidently expected col.
Hoyt will reply to him He will nriss
eamdcn and Lancaster, but will go to
Chester and Yorkville and thence
through all the counties in Anderson.
The campaign me-ting at D.frliagton
on Thursday passed Off pleasantly.
There was about five hundred people
present The spceeches were abiut the
same as those at other meetings, except
that Col. Hoyt took issue with Senator
Tillman. In referring to the Senator's
Bennettsville speech he said that it is
very apparent that somebody is getting
very uneasy over this election. There
are too many things being said about
the chances of Hoyt's being elected.
Senator Tillman is down here to weed
out his crop of dispensary cndidates
'!here arc too many candidates and he
wants to marshal his forces. He has
been out west and perhaps has heard
the news. Ti lman courageously speaks
his convie: i -u. Hie has not a bad
memoty. Did he not in 1S91 protest
against Wade Hampton's coming down
here and taking part in State politics?
And is this not the very thing he is
doing now. The people who vote for
Hoyt will not go to Tillman to get per
mission. He, Hoyt, had done as mtaah
in 1856 and 1888 for primaries and for
free speech as had Tillman. Tillman
has made a mistake, unless it is his pur
pose to weed out these dispensary can
didates. He ripped one of them up the
back at Bennettsville. Bat it is not
fair for him, the United States sen
ator, the representative of all the peo
ple, to come down here and disturb the
natural ouLcome. It does not comport
with his former fairness. Tillman has
a right to the speaker's stand of course,
but Col. Hoyt protested against inter
ference. He invited Tillman to visit
him at the executive mansion. (Laugh
Senator Tillman was received with
applause. He had always received the
support of this county. He wanted
the people to see how fat he is getting.
People grow fat on abuse and pap. He
had worked for every cent he gets.
From some words uttered here today,
some might be led to think that he is
meddling. That old gag of coat-tail
swinging has been heard aeain. He had
never posed as a boss. le had always
led the people in the way they wanted
to go. Col. Hoyt is an honorable man,
who bears upon his person the scars
of battle. But he ougtht not to object
to Tillman's differing with him on pub
lic issues. Col. Hoyt had said somne
thing about Tillman protesting against
Senator Hampton meddling with thelocal
race, and the inference is that Tillman
is now meddling. Hampton was not at
that time a candidate. Tillman i3 now
2 candidate. lHe had not taken up the
cudgels for any one man, and as a can
did 3te he has the right to be heard.
H e renewed his protest against the time
limit being cut down. Col. Hoyt in
his address in Columbia at the prohibi
tion convention charaterized the dis
pensary administration as that of a
scalawag, and a little short of radical
ism. Tillman claimed the right to de
fend his administration which was thus
attacked. "Furthermore, it is my
baby." Should he remain quiet under
these circumstances? Hie is going to
talk, and anybody who doesn't like it
can lump it. He then went into a dis
cussion of the dispensary versus pro
hibition. His interest would be to keep
his mouth shut. He would take orders
from the people, but not from the
newspapers or anybody else. People
love liquor. If they are estopped from
buying it legally they will lie to get it.
Hie recognizes the evils of whiskey, but
people will have it. It has been re
cognized for time out of mind that t here
is the right to regulate and to police its
sales. He called attention to the good
features of the dispensary. If you for
id people to drink they will drink any
how. Why not try prohibition? Be
cuse it has been pointed out that it
will take force to enforce it, anid the
people will not submit to a direct tax
for its enforcement. The army of min
isters wanting prohibition marches side
by side with the high license men. Do
you want barrooms? If you do, repeal
the dispensary law. The revenue will
then be lost-nothis to comnpensate
for it-and just as much drunkenness
as now. There will be a still up every
spring branch. It has been ten years
since Tillman spoke at Darlington, but
he was received today as then.
Dying by Thousands.
An era of hot weather that surrasses
in intensity the drought during 189's is
sweeping over the southern portion of
Arizona. denuling the land of all food
for cattle. To add to the suffering that
is entailed upon the herds, every water
hole and most of the wells have com
pletely gone dry. In consequence the
cattle are dying by thousands and
their shrunken frames dot the desert
country of Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz
Yuma, Cochise and part of Naricupa
counties. Not a dro p of water is re
ported in the Gila and in the San Pe
dro, from Benson to its confluence with
Salt river, near Phoenix. Not one
teth of a harvest will be secured. So
dry is the air and so infiammable have
the forests on Santa Catalinas become
that fire is ravaging hundreds of acres
of timber.
China on the War Path.
it is reported from Chee Foo that
Prince Tuan has mobilized 9->0,000
men and ordered his nothern forces to
expel the foreigners from the Amur
district. Siberia. Another force will
opeat against Meekeden.
The Situation Practically is One of
international War.
The Chinese Ministers Are Not
Allowed to Send Secret Mes
sages to Their Home
The aution of Count Ven Buelow,
the German minister of foreign affairs,
informing the Chinese legation at Ber
lin that all telegraphic messages must be
in plain language and submitted for
approval by the censor, and the sug
gestion of M. Delcasse. the French
minister of foreign aff airs, that the ex
portation of arms to China be prohibit
ed, which are generally regarded as the
first steps in t'., direction of treating
China as a state engaged in war, have
been supplemented by the official an
nouncement from St. Petersburg that
certain portions of the Amur territory,
including parts of the Khabarovsk dis
trict and the coast territory, as well as
the towns of Blagovestehensk, Khab
arjbovsk and Nikolksussuri, have been
declared in a state of war since July
17. Russian action is regarded in
L~ndon as at leaat the fereshadowing
of a speedy unconditional recognition
of the fact that a condition af war exists
between China and the civilized world,
and the general opinion seems to be in
favor of such recognition as the best
means of meeting the barbarian up
heaval, while at the same time endeav
oring to isolate the independent vice
roSs from the general conflagration.
The revelation of the ability of the
Chinese forces in the north to stand
their ground against the international
interests is producing the inevitable
results in the south. At Shanghai it is
announced officially thatforeign women
and children have been requested to
leave the ports along the river.
What The State Dispensary Has Been
The legislative examining cammittee
having completed its examination of
the books and affairs of the State dis
pensary for the quarter ending May 31,
its report showing the financial status
of the concern for the quarter was com
pleted Thursday and forwarded to the
grvernor. The committee consists of
Senator Hay and Representatives Mob
ley and Sharpe. The following synop
sis was prepared Thursday:
From the asset column come these
Cash in treasury May 31. $115,87161
Merchandise in hands of
dispensers............. 215,756.07
Merchandise in State dis
pensary ............... 154,269.24
Supplies................. 36.097 33
Real estate............ 36, 55C .70
Suspended accounts....... 3,558.70
Personal accounts due for
tax advanced on bonded
spirits, empty barrels etc 3,810.42
Contraband........ ......40302
Teams and wagons and real estate
make a grand total of $569,261.11.
The liabilities are quoted thus:
School fund, $495,278 50; personal ac
counts due for supplies of whiskey, etc.
73,9S2 61; making $569,261 11.
The gross profits were $127,221 017;
contraband seizures, $1,094 74; State's
prfits from Germania bre wery, $1,060.
Supplies used during the quarter,
such as bottles, corks, boxes, etc.,
amounted to $37,6396 30; breakage and
leakage, $2,231.87; labor, $3,855.71;
salaries, expenses of inspectors, per
diem of members, printing, lights, etc.,
camue to $6,247.,34.
The constabulary cost $S 417.29, and
it will be noted that the seizures only
amounted to $1,093.74; freight and ex
press charges took up $17,242 61.
Then comes small amounts in various
county dispensaries on account of
worthless liquors, and tw~o robberies
one at Kingstree, whereby $21.5) was
lost, and one at Sammerville, in which
$S2 291 was lost. There was one fire
that of W. N. Kirkland's dispensary,
and the loss is placed at $3,302 18S.
The net profits passed to the credit
of the school fund, after deducting the
total expenses of $78,337.98, amount
to $51,027,64.
The account of receipts and disburse
ments is thus stated:
In treasury Feb. 23... . $ S9.501.39
~arch receipts .. .. . ... .147,027.34
A pril receipts .. .. .. .. .. .128,60.08
lay receipts...... .. ....147,157.58
Total........ .......$512,449 39
1arch disbursements . . $136664 29
A pril disbursements ....133644.75
3ay disbursements.. .... 126,268.74
Total ..............$396577.78
Farmers Organize.
The Alabama Farmers Protective
Congress met in M1ontgomery on Wed
nesday. The purpose of this conven
tion is to fix the price of cotton and
othcr products at a fair price to the
poducers. Tho farmers of Alabama
arc relieved somewhat by their move
ment since Georgia and other states
have organized similarly. Ccl. L. F.
Culver commissioner of agriculture,
and many farmers and business men
were present.
His Work Done.
Down in Camden, N. J., the people
are only julst a very little lower than
the angels. The other day a preacher
baptized 52 of them, and he requested
each one that hal ever told a lie or
stolen anything to raise the hand.
Not a hand was raised, and since then
the preacher has moved away from the
community, saying he could do nothing
Killed by the Sun
There were hundreds of deaths in
New York, Chicago, Boston and other
cities of the east and west last Wednes
day and Thursday from the intense
heat. There were over two hundred
prostatin in New York alone.
To Democratic Clerks All Over the
United States
W. R. Hearst, President of the Na
tional Association of Democratic clubs,
has issuec an address to the clubs in
which he calls on them to "publicly
ratify the nomination of William Jen
nings Bryan for president and Adlai E.
Stevenson for vice president, and pre
pare to defend the republic against the
corrupt and corrupting spirit of impe
rialism." The address arraigns the
Republican party bitterly for its atti
tude toward "imperialism" and the
trusts and urges all patriotic oitizsns to
organize to preserve the institutions of
the republie. The address continues:
"This is no ordinary year in Ameri
can politics. Colonies have been estab
lished under the American flag without
the consent of the American people
and in defiance of the constitution.
The unlawful and brual policy of Presi
dent McKinley and his advisors, in
volving the abandonment of the prin
ciple of political equality on American
soil, has been confirmed by the Repub
lican party in its national convention.
"The Republican party, under its
present leadership, is attempting to
commit a hitherto peaceful and just na
tion to a career of imperial adventure
and conquest. Its conservatism is dis
appearing and its main policy is dom
inated by a vulgar spirit of greed un
known on this continent until now.
The Republican party has become a
pay of revolution. It is attacking the
irreproachable and time approved politi
cal, industrial and social systems under
which this republic has steadily grown
in strength and glory and has dishon
ored our flag and our national obliga
tions before the civilized world.
"It has trampled the declaration of
independence under foot. The Repub
lican party is the promoter and agent
of the new and terrible trust system
which seeks to destroy industrial com
petition in America-another revolu
tionary movement hostile to free insti
"The spirit of militarism marks every
act of the national government. These
radical and experimental changes in
the order of our national progress
threaten the existence of Republican
government on the American continent.
Subjects and citizens cannot long en
dure under the same flag. Monopoly
takes away opportunity and hope for
from the masses of the people; it robs
the young men of the nation of all
chance to achieve their independence
and fastens upon them a perpetual
wage servitude; it converts small pro
prietors into hirelings, and it puts into
the hands of a few men the absolute
control of production and prices.
"Against these new and dangerous
policies-condemned alike by experi
ence and by justice-the Democratic
party is exerting its whole strength.
Its candidates and its platform repre
sent the conservative spirit of the
American people and their part in
American institutions. They represent
opportunity at some as against adven
ture in Asia; peace rather than war in
spired by the lust of money; citizenship,
not subjecthood; a homogeneous repub
lic, not a heterogeneous empire; a na
tion of prosperous, equal, liberty-lov
ing citizens, unburdened by the taxes
of a great standing army, leading ulti
mately to military conscription.
"The re-election of President Mc
Kinley will be taken by the Republican
leaders as a proof that the American
people approve an imperial, military
and trust-breeding policy.
"In the presence of these impending
national perils the National Associa
tion of Democratic Clubs calls upon all
Democratic clubs, societies and associa
tions in the United States to organize
their forces for the defeat of Republi
an institutions. Patriotic citizens,
regardless of past political ties or
prejudices, are earnestly invited to as
sist in this work of preservation. This
the nation must choose between-the
European and the American theory of
wful Torture and Death of Mission
ary H. V. Norman.
A special from Victoria, B. C., says:
"Advices received from North China
contain particulars of the awful torture
inflicted on the Rev. H. V. Norman,
who, with Rev. C. Robinson, was
among the first of the Amierican mis
sionaries to become victims of the
Boxers, A correspondent writing from
Tien Tsin on June 7, says some ref u
gees who had arrived there gathered
from Chinese ghastly details of the
torture inflicted on Norman. It seems
that he fell into the hands of Li, the
head man of a little town near the An
glican mission, where he and Robinson
had their headquarters, Li had a short
time before lost a son in a quarrel be
tween the Boxers and the Christians
when the converts had driven off the
Boxers from the mission, and he vowed
vengeance. This he took in a horrible
manner when Norman was thrown into
his hands. After his capture by riot
ers, the missionary was saipped by the
retinue of Li and a collar of iron fas
tened en his neck. A short chain was
attached and he was tethered to a
stake. The Chinese men, women and
children then poked sharp sticks into
his flesh and jabbed him with tridents.
When he sank down, weak with loss of
blood and half crazed by the awful tor
ture he was unable to get upon his
knees even, the chain being too short
and he was strangled to death. Molten
lead was then thrown on his nude body
and as he writhed in agony he was
stabbed to death. Robinson, the other
missionary was slaughtered without
lingering so long in agony. A number
of the mission converts were also
saughtered. Some were asked to re
cant and those who did so to save their
lives were saddled and bridled and
forced to crawl to the temple of idols.
Russian Cruelty
"The Japanese correspondents charge
the Russian soldiers with appalling
barbarity toward the Chinese. They
declare that the Pei Ho River is full of
of the corpses of women and children
and that the Russians loaded 300 bodies
on a jnk and burned them."
That Is What The Damecratic
Platform Is.
The Impressions Made on a
Writer in the Kansas City
Times Who Heard Him
Read It.
Perry S. Roder, writing to the Kansas
City Times, says:
This has been the greatest convention
ever held on American soil. The whole
convention at Chicago in 1592, which
framed the celebrated tariff platform
and nominated a successfal candidate
for the presidency, including speech
making, parades, nominations, applause,
cheering, enthusiasm, did not equal
the two hours from 4 to 6 o'clock yes
terday. No one can call to mind any
two hours in any other convention com
parable to these two.
The spirit moved mightily among the
people. It grew out of the reading of
the greatest platform ever framed by a
national convention, its most powerful
reading by Senator Tillman, and its
unanimous indorsement by a united
party that four years aao was torn as
under by the adoption of another noted
platform. and by the appearance on the
stage immediately thereafter of Webs
ter Davis, "the orator of the adminis
tration" of President McKinley, until
a few months ago his assistant secre
tary of the interior, to announce that
"I stand on your platform and will sup
port William Jennings Bryan." There
was an hour in the convention of 1896,
when Mr. Bryan made his great speech
for the Chicago platform, when the
genuine enthusiasm equaled this, but
there were two hours here yesterday of
the most intense convention spirit and
enthusiasm instead of the one there.
In these two hours I have not in
cluded the demonstration which fol
lowed the presentation of Mr.
Bryan's name by Mr. Oldham,
immediately after Davis had closed,
nor that cordial enthusiasm which at
tended Senator Hill's utterances in
seconding .Bryan's nomination-either
of which easily equaled the enthusiasm
attending Cleveland's nomination in
1892. I have not done so for the rea
son that mere or less demonstration al
ways follows the nomination of a presi
dent, and it may not indicate anything
of especial importance. But it is a
rare thing that the reading of a plat
form carries a convention off of its feet
for two hours. No great cheering at
tended and interrupted the reading of
the Chicago platform of 1896, although
a mighty shout went up when it was
adopted, nor that of the famous tariff
platform of 189::. It was the reading
of this platform yesterday which meas
ured the high mark of enthusiastic
Senator Fairbanks read the republi
an platform at Philadelphia in exxl
lent voice. Bat no one listened to
him. The inattention and indifference
was so marked that when he had read
about one-third of it the chairman,
Senator Lodge, arose, stopped the
reading and begged and urged the dele
gates to listen to it, stating that it was
the important function of the convea
tion. Fairbanks read on and when he
had finished about another third Lodge
again arose, stepped to the froM of the
great platform and pleaded and begged,
urged and almost ordered the delegates
to listen to the platform, but it did no
good. No one cared anything about it.
t fell perfectly dead upon the conven
tion and after it was adopted the
mouth-pies'. of the adcninistration,
Grosvenoi ,>f Ohio, publicly, over his
own name, pron~unced it a forgery and
a fraud on the convention. How
marked was the contrast here yesterday
--as different as the principles of the
two parties, as different as the Ameri
canism of 'this, and the English tody
ism and trust cant of that. The Phila
delphia platform has already been for
gotten because it aroused no manly sen
timent in any honest American heart.
The Kansas City platform has not only
already been dubbed another Declara
tion of Independence, but it has al
ready aroused so much enthusiasm that
the purblind trust-ridden newspapers
will today show that they have been
scared into conniption fits by it. They
will say it surrenders 16 to '1, and in
that they will lie. But they must lie
about it or meet defeat.
Every one listened as Tillman read.
At the strong utterances and apt ex
pressions the convention jumped to its
feet and shouted. Bat in a minute his
voice could be heard to the furthest
end of the hall. lie is a remarkable
mn. It is doubtful if there is another
like him in America. He is the Robe
spierre of America, who looks like the
husband of Madame de Farge, the
keeper of the wine store, in Dickens'
"Tales of Two Cities." He is a man
of great power, physical, mental and
moral, though some of his enemies
have no hesitancy in saying he is lack
ing in morality He is a big raw-boned
slugger, equal to any political contest
with the world's greatest political glad
iator. He loves liberty, he loves indi
vidual manheod. he loves the plain peo
pe, but he more strongly hates tyran
ny. frauds, hypocrisy, cant, plutocracy.
Perhaps he never took more genuine
pleasure in any. work of his whole pub
lic career than in reading this platform,
which he secemed to know almost by
When he reached the end of the plank
on imperialism, the first one of the
platform, and which is about a third of
the whole document, and read that
"the importance of other questions now
pending before the American people is
in no wise diminished, and the Demo
cratic party takes no backward step
from its position on them, but the
burning issue of imperialism we regard
as the paramount issue of the cam
paign," the audience cheered and cheer
ed and cheered. As he proceeded and
reasserted and defined the Monroe doc
trine, denounced trusts, monopolies
and militarism, pointed out the frauds
and hypocrisy of the Republican plat
form declared for commercial expansion,
denounced national bank money, and
demnded the free and unlimited coin
age of silver and gold at the ratio of 16
to 1. every man in the audience seemed
to be satisfied, and when he finished
1u.000 flags, on which were the words,
"The constitution and the flag
One and inseparable,
Now and forever,
The flag of the republic forever,
Of an empire never."
came from nobody knew where or how,
and from the girders of the roof was let
down a flag fifty or seventy-five feet
long and half as wide. Men mounted
their chairs, women shouted and waved
their hands and flags old men looked
young again, and from the throats of
20,000 people there was a rushing,
sweeping, roaring flood of enthusiasm
that iolled through the hall like the
breaking of a mighty storm.
Had old Senator Hoar of Massachu
setts. John B. Henderson of Washing
ton, Senator Hale of Maine, and the
hundreds of thousands of true sons of
Puritan fathers in New England been
present they would have been swept into
the Democratic party as was Webster
Davis, who likely never-made a speech
before which he so much enjoyed.
When this storm of enthusiasm, as
honest as a summer's rain from a wes
tern sky, -had lasted for more than
twenty minutes and the audience had
sung the "Star Spangled Banner,"
"My Country, 'Tis of Thee," the "Red,
White and Blue" over and over again,
Davis had added 5,000 to the Democratic
majority in Missouri and 50,000 in
the entire country, Mr. Bryan was nom
inated, Senator Hill being one of those
who seconded his nomination. He
took occasion to express his approval
of the document. "The man who can
not stand on this platform is not en
titled to be called a Democrat," he said,
and there was not a discordant note in
the entire hail.
The work of the platform cornmittee
has not only been well done, it has
been extraordinarily well done. It de
serves the thanks of every patriotic
man in America for its work. It has
framed a platform in harmony with its
candidate, who is himself the best plat
form any party has had since Lincoln,
and it has shown exceedingly good tact
and sense in so singling out the impcrt
ant campaign issues now on, and in not
repudiating or dodging any iPsue for
which the party stood in 1896, that
every breeze that blows between this
and November will be freighted with
Bryan victory.
From this day the Republican party
is on the defensive. No party can long
live that will turn its back on the Dee
lation of Independence and the consti
tution. It must show that this charge
is not true. Perry S. Rader.
The Pekin Massacre.
"A Chinese merchant who has just
arrived from Pekin gives horrible de
tails of the massacre. He says he saw
European women hauled into the street
by shrieking Boxers who stripped them
and hacked them to pieces. Their dis
severed limbs were tossed to the crowd
and carried off with howls of triumph.
Some were already dead, having been
shot by foreign civilians. He says be
saw Chinese soldiers carrying the bod
ies of white children aloft on their
spears, while their companions shot at
the bodies. He gives other details too
horrible to be particularized here. "It
seems that the Boxer leaders had organ
ized a plan, including the oficing of
rewards and rich loot for the annihil
ation of Europeans throughout China
and the Prince. Tuan's generals have
been emphasizing the opportunity the
soldiers have of seizing the bodies of
white women."
Boxers Placards
The Boxers' placards, placed through
out Pekin, reads as follows: "I, the
commander-in-chief of Heaven's troops,
will match from Pekin to Nankin with
them shortly. Our principal object is
to burn and destroy churches and chap
els and then the telegraph and rost
office, colleges and schools. The peo
ple need not be frightened when they
see our arrival here. We are going to
drive away the foreigners so as to keep
the empire in peace and comfort. Par
chasing provisions for providing us we
will give the market price, but sellers
must also charge moderately. We will
not destroy the yamens and customs,
they can levy duty as usual. If any
people disobey this order they will be
beheaded at once."~
In Legal Terms.
"If I were to gire you an orange,"
said Judge Foote, of Topeka, "I would
simply say, I give you the orange, but
should the transaction be intrusted to a
lawyer to put in writing he would adopt
this form: "I hereby give, grant and
convey to you all my interest, right,
title and ads'antage of and in said
orange, together with its rinds, skin,
juice, pulp and pits, and all rights and
advantage therein, with full power to
bite, suck, or other wise eat the same,
or give away with or withouit the rind,
skin, juice, pulp, or pits; any thing
hereinbefore or in any other deed or
deeds, instruments of any nature or
kind whatsoever to the contrary in
any wise notwithstanding.
We Lead the South.
The Baltimare Manufacturer's Re
cord gives the figures of cotton mill in
vesements for the first six months of
1900 at between S20,000,000 and $2>,
to the cotton manufacturing is put at
875,368, as follows:
Alabama .... .. .. .....-.--..-- 6,640
Georgia......... -- ....192,428
North Carolina.. .. .. .. .. ...12,952
South Carolina............349.252
Tennessee ...--..--..--..-- .....28,500
Texas.................... ' 35256
It is thus seen that this state is a
long way in the lead, equalling the next
next two highest, Georgia and North
Carlina, together.
The Good Old Days
The Springfield Republican thinks it
an open question whether life was not
happier in the good old days when dis
ease was laid to a visitation of provi
dene, and the most prudent took their
typhoid bacilli regularly with their
milk, dropped ice without inquiry into
their drinking water, siapped at mos
quitoes with no thought of malaria,
drew their water from the dooryard
well, and 1ived or died as it happened,
withnothing to worry over but a few
standard infections like measles, .diph
theria, scarlet fever, and, at rare inter
als smallpox.
Comes to Washington from the
Chinese Capitol.
He Says that the Only Way
to Prevent a General
Massacre is by Quick
Mr. Wu, the Chinese Minister at
Washington, received a cipher cable
dispatch on Friday from United States
Minister Conger, who twas reported
massacred in Pekin with'other foreign
ers. It is in the state department
cipher and is transmitted through the
Tsung Li Yamen and the Shanghai
Taotai. It contains about fifty words
and is signed in English with the name
At a quarter to ten Minister Wu
handed the Conger dispatch to Secre
tary Hay who immediately called in
his assistant secretaries and private
secretary and work was begun in trans
lating the cipher.
No doubt is expressed by the state
department officials as to the authenti
city of the message. The translation
of the Conger message is as follows:
"In British legation, Under contin
ued shot and shell from Chinese troops.
Quick relief only can prevent general
massacre. Conger."
The message is not dated, but it is
understood that it was sent from Pekin
on the 18:h. The following statement
has been made at the state depart
"On the 11th of this month the state
department communicated a brief mes
sage asking tidings of Minister Conger
in the state department code. Mr. Wu
undertook to get this into Conger's
hands if he were alive. He has sue
ceeded in doing this. Friday morning.
the state department received a tele
gram from Consul Goodenow at Shang
hai saying:
"The governor of Shanghai informs
me that he has received Fridaya cipher
message from Conger of the 18th."
A few minutes later Minister Wu
appeared at the state department with
a telegram from the Taotai of Shanghai
dated the 20th of July, which has been
received by Minister Wu at 9:30 Friday
morning reading as follows:
"Your telegram was forwarded as
requested. I sent a reply from the
Tsung Li Yamen as follows:
"Your telegram 15th date of this
moon (11th of July) received. State
department telegram has been handede
to Minister Conger. Herewith is Con
ger's reply to the state department."
As soon as Minister Conger's cable
gram had been translated a cabinet
council was called in the office of the
secretary of State.
A North Carolina Specimen Bought by
The Demooracy of North Carolina is
making a hard fight for white suprema
cy, and it looks as if it were going to be
successful, but there are many secret
enemies that stab in the dark, and the
following from the Wilmington Star
gives an idea of how that dark fighting
is carried on:
"The Asheville Gazette, which was
formerly a Democratic paper, and up
to a certain date an advocate of the
constitutional amendment, suddenly
flopped and became a vociferous oppon
ent of the amendment. It was public
ly charged in Asheville that it had sold
out to Pritchard, Holton & Co., which
charge the editor denied and demanded
the proof. 02e of the citizens of Ashe
ville who made the charge and was
called upon for the proof presented
enough to convince any jury in a court
of the truth of the charge, but since
then further proof comes in the form of
an affidavit of WV. Ray Somerville, one
of the stockholders in the Gazette, who
swears that Norton, the editor and
principal stockholder, "agreed with
Senator Jeter C. Pritchard, Collector
H. S. Harkins, Col. V. S. Lusk, Dis
trict Attorney A. E. Holton, and other
representative of the Republican party,
to oppose the constitutional amend
ment and the election law drafted by
the Democratic legislature of 1899," in
considration of the sum of $500, to be
paid in $1:000 instalments, and that
in February, 1900, $3,000 of this
amount had been paid to Norton. The
full amount was to be paid by April,
"Hie farther swears that Norton said
to him that the only motive he had in
opposing the amendment was the
$5,000 paid to him."
Betting on the Election.
Hion. Joseph Green, of New York,
and Col. A. S. Henning, of California,
both rich, met at New Orleans, recent
ly, discussed the November elections,
and ended with a bet. Green is a
Democrat and Henning a Republican.
The latter was so confident of McKin
ley's election that he gave odds to his
opponent. He bet $10,000 to $4,500 on
his man. Mr. Green is confident that
he will win the state, and inasmuch as
Mr. Henning "expects Georgia to vote
for McKinley, this year," he must be
making some wild estimates. Mr. Green
not only feels assurance of Bryan's
triumph, but declares that it will be
a landslide for him. His reasons for
such confidence may be premature,
but they are forcible and sagacious.
We trust that he will be richer by $10,
000 next November than he is at pres
ent and that Mr. Henning will be a
ooreer and wiser man.-Augusta
Hot for Train Robbers.
The new locomotives just put on by
the Denver and Rio Grande Railway
have an unique attachment as a safe
guard against robbers, in the way of
a nozzle on the roof of the cab. These
connect with the hot water of the boil
r, and point at the rear end of the
tender. The nozzle can send a jet of
mixed steam 'and boiling water at 200
lbs pressure, that would kill anyone

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