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Thirty-Six Days and Nights of
Fierce Assault
Four Hundred Non.C.-r.t- stants
in British Lg itn Con
Verts H-dorg the
IF Cathedral
A messago fr, t: Pekin, dated .July
21, has just been received at Tien Tain.
The message sabs 'the first outside
news reached Pekin July IS The fail
ure of the relief expedition made the
siege far more p(rilous. On June 19
the tsung i yamen broke off relations.
June 2) China declared war. Baron
von Ketteler and Francis James, an
English professe . wevre murdered
Over 4(: t c.n-conbatants occupied the
British iezation I understtnd converts
holdio the north cathedral. A thous
and rc fuge s occupied the palace of
Prince Lu A truce began July 17 after
thirty-six days of fierce assault. One
night the shelling was uninterrupted
for six hcu-s. Four attemp.ts were made
to fire the Britis.h legation. Two at.
tacks resulted in the ruin of the Chi
nese national colle ge. The cowardice
of the Chinese prevented a successful
rushing. Total killed or dead is; G er
mins 10; Japanese 10; French 11;
British 5; Russian 4; Americans 7:
Italians 7; converts 9; total with wound
ed 9S. The correspor.dents Morrison,
Reid and Temeny are ill. At least 2,
000 Chinese have beed killed.
"The Americars ocepy a strong
position en the city wall. Provisions
are still sufficient. The haspital ar
rangements are excellent Everybody
is much exhausted by continuous work.
Imperial edicts have e mmended the
Boxers and ordered nis.ionaries to
leave the interior and commnended all
viceroys to help Pt kin; but an edict
dated July IS enjoins protection and
promises compensation. The report
that a large relief for-e was coming
produced this change. Foreigh govern
ments should bcware being hood
The following letter from Col. Shiba,
military attache of the Japanese lega
tion at Pekin, dated fuly 23, has been
received at lIien Tein:
"We are all awaiting impatiently ar
rival of reenforcing army. When are
you coming? All legations have been
blockaded since 13 last nm)nth and since
the 20th we have been attacked con
tinually night and day by the Chinese
soldiers from more than ten encamp
ments. By a supreme effort we are
still defending. We are daily awaiting
with the greatest anxiety arrival of re
enforceing arm and it you cannot reach
here in less than a week's time it is
probable that we Rill be unable to hold
out any longer. Emper- r and empress
dowager appear to le ,ti.l at Pekin
Were our reenferet mentte +o arrive very
, probable that they would flee to Wan
Shosan. Killed andi wounded lip to
date: Eight killed, one a captain of
infantry and an ambassador's attache;
seven seriously wounded, the first seec
retary of the legation b -ing one of 2')
slightly wounded The number of
Europeans killed i, 60 in all "
The Japanese consul at Tien Tsin
telegraphed on the 27th inst, a dii
patcb dated the 19 h from the Japinese
minister at Pekin to the foreign of
fice at Le'kio, which had reached Tien
Tsin by special courier on the 25th.
The minister says:
"The Japanese marines and others
cojntinue, under the command of the
mi'itary attache, Lient. Cot Shiba, to
resist the repeated attacks of Tang Fuh
Siang's trops. I think we can nold
out, though the task is by no means an
easy one, until we are relieved by the
division of .Japanese troops which, .I
hear through a special messenger, will
arrive at Tien Tsin by the end of this
mouth. The Cniinese have stopped
firing since the 17th and the.Chinese
authorities are apparently disposed to
open negotiations. Attache Kopjima,
Capt. Ando of the imperial army, Wmn.
H. Nakamura ani five marines have
been killed, while Narabara, secretary
of the legation, a student, and six
marines have been wounded though not
- mortally. Many othe rs have also been
slighitly wounded."
A London dispatch says the allies
now confront a most difficult and
dangerous problem.- Without doubt
the mitnisters are held by the Chinese
as hostages, and the outcome of the
advance on Pekin, will be await
--ed with intense anxiety. The Chinese
are strongly entreched at Wang Tsun,
from which position, however, it is be
lieved they can be ejected without
great difficulty. The danger is that,
if defeated, there the Chinese will re
~tire on Pekin and put the remainder of
the Europeans to death- It is also
possible that the advate of the ahiies
will be the signal for the Chinese
authorities to compel all foreigners to
quit the capital, in which event they
might become the prey of the fanati
cal Boxers- A dispatch from Tien Tsin
say. the missionaries report that all the
Americans in Pekin and Tung Chat
are safe, but their property hass been
MIakes Good Fodder
Several years, ago when the Russian
thistle, the seed of which was supposed
t o have been brought in the baggage o
- Rasian im-grants, be gan ,to spread i
the Dakotas, the people dreaded it a:
an awful pest, and frantic appeais were
made to congress for a big appropria
tion of money to extnepate it- The ap
propriation was not madc and now thi
farmers are glad of it, for it is found tc
make, when cut at the right time, cxcel
lent fodder, and is useful for other pur
Killed Bis Father.
A man named Peterson, living thirty
miles from Glencoe, (ont , met vwith
peculiar death yesterday afternoon.
While he was sleeping in the yard hi'
3-year-old son was playing rear hin
and in some manner got hold of a shari
butcher knife and playfully hacked the
father's neck, severing the jugular vein,
fro theeffct of which he soon died.
These Two Candidates Have A Slug
ging Match
The great educational campaign
evoluted into a slugging match Satur
day at Laurens. It was somewhat the
unexpected which happened. Frank
B Gary and A. Howard Patterson had
a reuzh a-d tumble fight before a thou
sand Laurens people, men and women
Trey fought with desperation and de
termination until Jim Tillman and oth
ers separated them, and then they
wante d to get back at each other. 114d
the incident occurred years ago in this
county. when there were a cartload of
;pistols at a meetir g. there would have
been funerals here tomorrox; but these
days all the feeling seems to be be
tween the candidates. Today the re
sult was two badly bruised faces and
emp"'asis on style of campaigning going
on, and if others showed the same
spirit there would be many more fisti
cuffs each day.
From day to day Mr. Patterson ham
me red at Mr. Gary about his Charles
ton speech, reading the clippines and
making the statements published. M:.
Gary tnonght this persistent effort was
to make it appear indirectly that he
straddled in Charleston or favojed a
local opt in while in Charleston, with a
license feLture which he insisted was
not the cas, and that Patterson's ef
fort by .ading extracts was to place
him i. ; false position as to what he
had said and his announced attitude on
the liquor question. Mr. Patterson re
peated and reiterated about Mr. Gary's
alleged straddle in Charles-on. When
Mr Gary's turn came to speak he im
mediately replied that he did not
"straddle," and that his position then,
as now, was plain.
Mr. Patterson was bitting about five
feet behitd where Mr. Gary was speak
ing and got up and said: "Mr. Gary,
I want to explain something."
Mr. Gary turned squarely aroutd and
said: "Now, Mr. Patterson. I want to
ask you plainly-is what I have said
about that Charleston matter true?"
Mr. Patterson said he would cxpiain.
Mr. Gary replied there was no use to
explain, but insisted on knowing
whether what he had just said about
the whole matter was true or not.
Mr. Patterson went on to say the
cndidates would not agree with Mr.
Gary, or something on that line. Pat
terson said he dared him to prove his
statement by any of the candidates.
Gary insisted on a direct reply as to
whether his statement about the Char
leston speech was true or not. By this
time the two men were within arms
length, looking fiercely at each other
and no doubt looking for a blow.
Patterson said, yes, he denied as be
ing correct what Gary had said, if he
could not explain. Gary then said: "If
you say my statement is not correct you
say what is not so."
The two men joined, Patterson struck
out and claims to have hit first. There
was not asecond's difference in the pas
sage of blows. Patterson struck Gary
an unhanded lick under the left eye,
which cut the skin for half an inch
Gary hit Patterson on the mouth and
cut the lip and struck him under the
eye, judging from the bruise. It was
not a minute before half a dozen men
were around the two combatants, they
were up against each other clinched
and several blows were passed, but they
were pulled apart. Gary was taken to
ward the front of the stand and Patter.
son to the back. They said nothing
but were eager, and the watching crowds
pressed np to the stgnd.
Same yelled for one carndidate and
some 'or another. Two policeman,
Sheriff McCravey, Senator Tillman and
Chairman Smith moved for every one
to get back and sit down and get off the
stand. By this time the candidates
had mopdoff their faces and wiped
thmboodped, for blood flowed from
both of the r bruises
Met a Tragic Death
Four young women of Philadelphia
met a tragic fate in the surf at Ocean
CiyWd-eday and their hostess,
Mrs Miehann, of the same city, who
was bathing with them, was rescued by
a life guard in an unconscious condi
tion. rihe drowned are: E'eie and
Virginia L~we, aged 18 and 2') years
respectively; daughters of Dr. Clement
Lowe; Jennie and Birdie Lonsdiale,
aged 19 and .i3 years respectively,
daughters of Edw'in Lonsdale. The
roup was in the water at the foot of 14th
street, where few persons enter the surf.
and did not understand the treachery
of the boisterous sea and heavy under
tow that was running on the strand.
They were in the water about 15 min
utes when two of the girls got beyond
their depth. The other two went to
their aid and were swept out with the
current. Mrs. Mehann endeavored to
render what assistance she could and
almost lost her o~vn life iu the attempt.
Lifeguard Lee and another gentleman
whose name was not ascertaioed, saw
the struggling bathers and rushed out
with a bfe line. They brought Mrs.
Mahann into the shore unconscious
and returned for the other members of
the party, but they had in the mean
time disappeared. The rescuers, how
ever, succeeded in recovering the
Pirates Executed.
The acting viceroy of Canton, China,
it is reported is becoming more active
and adoptirng a more vicious policy. It
is announced that he has ordered the
execution of 40 pirates. He says Li
Hung Chang is not returning to Canton,
where quiet prevails. The British
naval and nmilitary officials have taken
careful observations of the Canton and
the Bogue defenses. The Bogue forts
are crowded with troops and the para
pets are lined up on the approach of
It Is aFallacy.
The Troy, N. Y., Press says "it is said
that war makes money plentiful. Tem
porarily, just as it does for a man who
owns a fine house and slaps a mortgage
on it. He can revel in the luxuries
for a season, but when the time to pay
it. plus interest, rolls along-well,
that's differant. Fool is he who
imagines that the wanton and enormous
destruction of property and young men
tends to enrich the world. Reason re
,mudiates this frightful fallacy."
Of China, Whose Responsibility
is Proved
The Chinese Palavering to Chris
tendom While Using Shot,
Shell and Fira Against
the Christians.
Dr. George Ernest Morriaon, the Pe
kin correspondent of the London
Times, has been heard from direct.
The Times Wednesday morning prints
the following dispatch from him, dated
July 21:
"There has been a cessation of hostil
ities here (Pekin) since July 18, but
for fear of treachery, there has been no
relaxation of vigilance. The Chinese
soldiers continue to strengthen the
barricades around the besieged area,
and also the batteries on top of the im
perial wall, but in'the meantime they
have discontinued firing, probably be
cause they are short of ammunition
"The main bodies of the imperial
soldiers have left Pekin in order to meet
the relief force. Supplies are begin
ning to come in and the candition of
the besieged is improving The
wounded are doing well. - Oar hospital
arrangements are admirab'e -and 150
cases have passed through the hospi
"The tsung li yamen fcrnvrded to
Sir Claude Macdonald, a copy of a dis
patch telegraphed by the emperor to
Queen Victoria, attributing all deeds
of violence to bandits and requesting
her majesty's assistance to extricate
the Chinese government from its diffi
culties. The queen's reply is not stated,
but the Chinese minister at Washing
ton telegraphs that the United States
government would gladly assist the
C'ainese authorities.
"This dispatch to the queen was sent
to the tsurg li yamen by the grand
council on July 3, yet the day before
an imperial edict had been issued call
ing on the Boxers to continue to ren
der loyal and patriotic services in ex
terminating the Christians. The edict
also commanded viceroys and gover
nors to expel all missionaries from
China and to arrest all Christians and
cmpel them to renounce their faith.
Other decrees applauding the Boxers
speak approvingly of their burning out
and blaying converts. Their leaders
are stated in a decree to be princes and
ministers. On July 18 another decree
made a complete volte face due to the
victories of the foreign troops at Tien
Tsin. In this decree, for the first time,
and one month after the occurrence,
an allusion was made to the death of
Baron von Ketteler, the German min
ister, which was attributed to the ac
tion of local brigands, although there
is no doubt that it was premeditated,
and the assassination was committed
by an imperial e~cer, as the survivor,
err Cordes, can testify.
' The force besieging the legation eon
sists of the imperial troops under Gen.
ung Lu and Gen. Tung Fuh Slang,
whose gallantry is applauded in impe
ial decrees, although it has consisted
n bombarding for one month defense
ess women and children cooped up in
he legation compound, using shell,
harpnel, round shot and expanding
bullets. The Chinese throughout, with
haracteristic treachery, posted procla
mation assuring us of protection and
the same night they made a general at
tack in the hope of surprising us.
"There is still no news of Pei Tang
cthedral. 1'he wounded number 138,
inluding the American surgeon, Lip
pitt, severely wounded, and Capt. My
ers, who is doing well. Seven Ameri
ans have been killed. All the minis
ters ani members of the legations and
their families are in good health. The
general health of t's community is ex
ellent, and we are aniting relief."
After enumerating the casualties al
ready reporteti and giving the total1
deaths, including American, as 56 Mr.
Morrison proceeds as follows:
"The Chinese undermined the French
legation, which is now a ruin but the
French minister, M. Pichon, was not
present, having fled for protection to
the British legation on the first days of
the siege. The greatest peril we suffered
duriug the siege was from fire, the
Chinese in thieir determination
to destroy the British legation,
burning the adjoining Han Lin
Yuen (national college) one cf the
most sacred buildings in China, sacrific
ing the unique library."
A cable dispatch to the Chicago Dai
ly News from Chefoo, July 31 via
Shanghai, Aug. 1, says: "Dr. Rob
ert Cohiman, Jr., the staff correspon
dent of the Chicago Record in Pekin,
who bad not been heard from since
June 12, sends the following dispatch:
"Pekin, July 21.-Baron von Kettel
er, the German minister, was murdered
by Chinese trooos and his secretary
wounded June 20th while on his way
to the tsung li-yamen The foreign
residents are besieged in the British
legation and have been under a dailyI
fire from artillery and rifies.
"The cowardice of the Chinese fortu
nately prevented them fram making
successful rushes. Our losses are 60o
killed and in wonded. The Chinese
losses exceed 1.000. There has been
no word from the outside world. Food
is plentiful, such as it is, rice and horse
flesh. Yesterday under a fbag of truce
a message WOS sent by Yurg Lu asking
if Sir Claude Macdonald, the British
minister, would consent to a truce. The
minister replied he was willing provided
the Chinese came no closer. The shell
firing then ceased and every thing is now
"We hops that, having defeated the
Chinese, relief is nearing us. We are
all exhausted with constant standing
on guard, fighting, building barricades
and digging trenches both night and
day. All the legations except the Brit
ish are utterly wrecked by shot and
shell. The Austrian, Italian, Belgian
and Holland buildings are butned to
the ground. The British legation is
also much shattered. The United
States marines still hold a vital posi
tion on the city wall commanding lega
"After a brilliant sur;ieon the night
of .uty 3 Jopt. Myers succeeded in
drivi:g" lack the Kinsuh mounted
troops. Daring the fight Capt. Myers
was slightly wounded. Secretary
kquires of the United States legation
deserves the greatest credit for his ser
vices throughout the siege. His mili
tary experience and enegy are invalu
able. Many flags and rifles were cap
tured by Capt. Myers. We fear that
treachery is possible when the defeated
Chinese troops enter the city. Mean
while we are living in intense anxiety
and hoping for early relief."
Would-be Assassin Unidentified He
Regrets His Failure.
An attempt was made to assassinate
the Shah of Persia in Paris on Thurs
day morning. Heis in Paris on a visit
to the great exposition, and was on his
way to the grounds. It was just a
quarter psst 9 o'clock, when the car
riage of the shah emerged from the
court of the sovereign's palace which
was formerly the home of the American
dentist, Dr. Evans. Seated in the car
riage with the shah was his grand vizier,
wbile opposite him sat Gen Parent.
The carriage turned to the left, to
wards the Avenue Bois de Boulogne.
It had proceeded but a few yards when
a man oressed as a laborer sprang from
between two automobiles where he had
been hidden. He broke through the
line of policemen, overturning a bicele
officer, and jumped upon the royal car
riage step. In one hand the man had
a cane which he raised as though to
strike but this movement was only in
tended to hide the real purpose, for in
the other hand he held a revolver.
The attempted assassination there
ame to an end, for the grand v.zier
struck the weapon from the man's hand
and at the same time officers caught
his arm from behind and over powered
him. A crowd of 500 who witnessed
the attempted assasination made a rush
Lowards the would be murderer and
tried to attack him but there were many
police in the neighborhood acting as
;urards of the shah and these prevented
;he mob from doing violence to the
The would-be assassin declines abso
utely to give his name or nationality.
Ee speaks but little and that with a
southern accent. He is about 26 years
>f age, has chestnut-colored hair, a
arge moustache and blue gray eyes.
Ie was dressed in a blouse and wide
rousers, the usual clothes of carpenter.
n his pocket was found an ugly knife
End a hatdkerchief marked ' 128th
egiment infantry." When this was
liscovered the man said: "That will
tot aid you in your inquiriee concern
ng my identity." Later in the-day to
nome officials of the household of the
hah who tried to interrogate him the
)risoner said: "Your master will do well
o resign, otherwise we will kill him."
When the officials tried to interrogate
he prisoner this afternoon he main
ained absolute silence. Nothing
could induce him to say a word. He
traggled desperately to avoid a picture
)eing taken, and had to be bound hand
nd foot and his head held between the
nees of the photographer's assistant.
he prisoner expressed regret that he
ld not succeed in killing the Shah.
hen the knife was found on his per
on an officer remarked: "You also had
knife," to which the man replied:
'Yes, I took some precaution."
"Why did you attempt to assassinate
he shah?'*the offier aaked.
"B~ecause," was the reply, "it pleased
ne. That does not concern you."
To all other questions the prisoner re
naned dumb.
Co Indians Who Served in the Confed
erate Army.
Tuesday at FortMill, S. C., a monu
nont was dedicated to the seventeen
~atawba Indians who served in the Sev
~nteenth South Carolina regiment, Con
ederate State. Several of these braves
were killed in battle The widows of
bree are pensioned by the State of
Soth Carolina.
The Cstawba "nation" is a raserva
.ion of 3,000 acres given the Indians
ay the State. A great battle was
ought between Chcrokees and Cataw
as in the seventeenth century and a
housand braves fell on each side.
As one of the Indians said in his
peech Tuesday the Catawbas have al
ays aided the whites in war and in
~ommerce. The Catawbas came from
anada to South Carolina 300 years
ago, num'ering 12,000. Today they
iumber but 75
The oration was made Tuesiay by
Ben Harris, son of a Catwba Confeder
te scout. Bill Harris, another chief
>f the "nation," also spoke. The
monument was erected by Capt. Sam
ael E. White and J. M. Pratt. In the
park in which the shaft is erected, is
snother dedicated to the Confederate
soldiers. Still another, the first of its
kind, was erected to the memory of the
women of the Coafederacy by Captain
White. He also had erected a hand
some memorial to his ex slaves, the
only instance of this kind in history.
The Indian monument is the crowning
work. It is 14 feet high and on the
dies are chiseiled characteristic wood
land scenes. The top is surmounted
by the figure of an Indian, crouching
in the attit~ude of firing.
The Indian orators today spoke of
the kindly feeling between the races,
and predicted that the education of the
Indians is greatly aiding them. The
state give these Indians an annut
ty for their sustenance and another for
Waited Too Long
A couple died in New Jersey who
had been engaged to be married 43
years. They were about to complete
arrangements for the happy event when
the prospective bride was taken ill and
died. The shock was so great to her
life-long lover that he died in a few
Three Perish in the Lake.
Two men andi a young woman were
drowned in Muskegon lake in Michigan
by the capsizing of a rowboat. Three
other occupants of the boat were saved.
This makes a total of nine persons
drowned in the vicinity in less than six
Talked to the Voters of Several
Counties Last Week.
The Candidates Make Pretty Much
the Same Old Speeches
That They Started
The meeting at Spartanburg on Tues
day of last week was quiet, orderly but
tiresome, except for some of the
The meeting was started by Col. Jas.
A. Hoyt, who, after speaking of being
Spartanburg's neighbor, spoke of his
principle for prohibition, and wanted it
understood absolutely a principle and
that was plain. He reiterated and ex
plained his "coalition" plain, which
was primarily to secure prohibition.
His position was feasible, right because
it was best to have a combination to
secure prohibition generally and then
going to the people. This was neces
sary because of the minority of prohibi
tionists in the house. He gave the his
tory of the dispensary law. The State,
he concluded, was on no hither plane
than the individual in selling .liquor.
Col. Hoyt made a clean, clear out pro
bibition argument, explaining why, if
elected, his sympathies would be to en
force the prohibitive features of the
dispensary, if it must stand. Several
little girls presented Col. Hoyt with
baskets of flowers.
G. Walt Whitman did not change as
much as usual today, for he mates per
haps the most varied speeches. He in
sisted that the up-country should stick
to up-country candidates, and remind
ed them that he was born in Spartan
burg. If they did not like him take
Col. Hoyt, but he was the main chance.
He was first humorous and then took
up the issues. The whole question, he
said, was whether it was right to take
or sell a drink. He drifted into a reg
ular theological jargument in defense
of the sale of liquor. He put in a rap
about the law not being enforced. If
the law is good it should be enforced.
No one but he had any plan of enforc
ing the system. The first thing he ran
up on in York was a "blind tiger." It
was a farce to have liquor always the
issue. He wanted the ministers to
preach against drunkenness and not
against the dispensary or for prohibi
tion. At the conclusion of Whitman's
speech Senator Tillman arrived and was
received with applause.
Mr. Frank B. Gary, anticipated Mr.<
Patterson and defined and explained
his references to his pesition. He re- t
iterated that he stood for the dispen
sary, favored counties voting and de r
iding between the dispensary and pro- 1
hibition, but was always opposed to t
any license system. He touched up
the enforcement of the dispensary sy s- f
tern. Then he branche~d to the corn- I
mon schools and explained how 45 per
cent. of the dispensary profits went to I
the county and city each, and thisC
should not be forgotten. He spoke for2
the common schools and colleges. HeI
was told this county's vote was fixed I
to be delivered. This he believed to
be, and pronounced a slander. This
was the time precedent will mark the
time for a change. He anticipated any
statement about brothers' being on the
bench, and with feeling spoke of his
personal right to make this contest.
All he asked was fair treatment.
Mr. A. Howard Patterson said, as a
political opponent, he had a right to
speak of Gary's family in politics. Yes
terday Gary spoke of his being appoint
ed liy his kinsman-Gov. Evans. He
owed the Garys nothing and they owed
him a great deal. He reiterated his
statements about the Gary brothers be
ing on the bench, and if Gary be elect
ed that would be *8.800 for the three
brother3. They ought to leave some
thing for their friends, and then spoke
of the concentration of power in onei
family, although he would not charge I
it would be improperly used. Then he
went over the Charleston incident as to
Gary's position on the liquor question.
He took up the good features of the
dispensary. the non-enforeement of the
law and such other matters as he was
discussed heretofore. lie attacked
prohibition as being chuck full of poli
Patterson again rapped at Gonzales
as the enemy of the people. and said he
would kill Hoyt O f course he repeat- i
ed the alleged "tiger" record of Char
leston and Columbia. He warned the
people against eleventh hour slanders1
against him by the newspapers.
Gov. Mc~weeney thanked the audi
ence for its vote for him i'n t wo elections
and assured the voters he never had
forgotten the voters here, and one of
his two appointments was to appoint
Clarence Hopper, a factory boy, as a
page. He believed in giving the poor
boy a chance, for he knew what it was
to be poor and striving. He deplored
this constant irritation for the offices.
He believed the dispensary law was as
well enforced as ever before, and gave
figures as to the enforcement of the
law. He explained the situation in
Charleston, and he would never go
arund personally hunting up "tigers"
in Charleston or elsewhere. He out
lined his policy of enforcing the law
and how he sought to avoid friction.
Patterson insisted on knowing why Me
Sweeney had not had fixtures seized in
Charleston, and after some parley'ing,
McSweeney said to Patterson: "You
have a nephew on the force in Charles
ton and I'll find out from him for y'ou"
Then he took up figures andi said in
1899 there were 32 mre cases than in
1898; 91 more cases than in 1897, and
213 more than in 1895, and for every
year except one, his record for 1899
showed the constables had made more
cases than ever before, and yet to get
the office it was incorrectly said he did
not enforce the law. No one complained
of his entire administration except as
to one thing, the dispensary enforce
ment HT wa doin his duty. The
trouble in Charleston was with the
grand juries and not with hiui.
Col. John T. Sloan spoke of the early
days of Spartanburg and his forefathers
from this county. He gave his politi
cal record and services. He reiterated
his views for local option and educa
Cole L. Blease also clearly defined
his known position for the dispensary,
for more money for common schools
and white men's taxes for white schools
Jas. H. Tillman joked about some
other candidates. Be commented that
he was the only candidate invited to
speak to veterans. He spoke of being
a member of the Presbyterian church,
but did not want it dragged into poli
ties and the pulpit made a political
platform. lie advocated the dispen
sary. His worse mistake was to op
pose Gonzales going to China in a con
sular position.
Knox Livingston thought it a good
plan to send Jim Tillman to China or
the Philippines, as he thought that a
better field than the one Tillman
wanted. He reiterated his prohibition
platform and was hanging on no man's
coat tail, and believed in individuality.
C. L. Winkler simply wanted the
best man selected for the office. He
advocated the dispensary unqualifiedly.
He wanted to see every child educated
in the common schools. There is some
thing higher to him than mere money,
and that was why he was running for
the second place.
Gen. G. Duncan Bellinger said he
ame here simply to thark Spartan
burg for its splendid vote for him and
to show his appreciation he would not
talk long. He was sorry Mr. Moore
was not here and all his complaint was
be did not convict Neil or mix up in
harleston matters to swear out in
iictments. It was only a reoent thing
:hat Mr. Moore became a lawyer and
ze seems to be running for personal
:onsiderations. He complimented his
ssistant, Mr. Gunter, very highly for
is work and repeated the high tribute
)aid Mr. Gunter by Chief Justice Mc
[ver. Mr. Moore is a worthy young
nan and deserving, but he had never
iad a case in the courts.
Dr. Timmerman and Capt. Jennings
gavc their respective claims on person
6l and political grounds to elect them
reasurer. They discuss no issues.
Mr. N. W. Brooker, for comptroller
eneral, explained how he checked up
ax accounts and he saved the State
noney. He had been choked off by
erham. He did not charge any rot
enness or stealing, but irregularities.
le hammered away at Mr. Derham's
amily living in Horry and his not at
ending to duties. If elected he would
tay there and institute reforms. He
would not attack Derham's record, but
ave his and Derham could give his
ecord and antecedents. He was thrown
n the legislative ticket in Edgefield
rhen a boy, but was afterwards put on
he penitentiary board.
Mr. Derham said his opponent need
ot speak of flings. He replied only
ith facts. He cannot fight with facts,
ut like a hyena hunted up his father's
rave. As treasurer of Horry his
ather was honest and businesslike. As
or himself he had been a lifelong
)eniorat. He has been honored by
is people since 1886. The confidence
f his people was his complete defense.
ts to his absence from the office Mr.
$rooker could not tell where he was.
Ie had better attend to his work.
Ellison Capers Jr. wanted it under
tood that he was not attacking Mc
'laban, only his conception of his duty.
le went over his customary views.
Mr. Mc~fahan explained why he had
one the things complained of. He
ied to leal and not wait for universal
pproval &before taking a step. He felt
eC had the friendship and best wishes
f the teachers of the State. He
orked for educational results and not
otes. 'He would always stand for pub
i progress and the advancement of
he teachers and people and he was
tot constantly figuring on making
otes. He explained how he expended
he public funds for summer schools.
Mr. J. E. Pettigrew simply gave bla
ersonal qualifications and if his merits
vould not elect him he did not want to
e elected on the demerits of others.
Mr. WV. 1). Mayfield took up rates
ud argued for cheaper local rates.
WV. D. Evans joked awhile. He said
here was no use for local papers to
omplain of the rates to Spartanburg
~rom Knoxville, as it was not a matter
or the state board. The rilroad as
essment now was $27.S40.583. an in
rease in valuation of $:3,900,42I since
ie has been on the board. The rail
oad commissioners have net upheld
.he 25 cents excess on fares. lie out
ied what had been done.
J. HI. Wharton took up discrimina
ion, rates and demurrage, and gave his
Barnard B. Evans started to steak
1.d the platform caved in but he
nounted a table an i went light on talk
ng. He said that W. Di. Evans re
rersed the brick rate from Campobello.
Ehe commissioners were never seen here
~xcept when going on frolics in Pull
nans and with good liquor Spartan
urg, he urged, was discriminated
gainst. He would reduce rates or
now the reason, or not serve with the
nen who would not work with him.
[he saw mill a few miles from here
pent a third of the cost of lumber on
'reight. The commission now admits
hat it cannot or will not enforce the
aw as to exces fares. W. D. Evans's
~taement that taxes had been inereased
n the railroads was saying that which
8 not so. -Assessments were reduced
md not increased. God forgive the
eople for putting such men on the
oard. He asked that the wrong be
lotted out and that he be elected.
Thos. N. Berry said he could not
verturn the board if elected but was a
usiness man and ran as such.
Chairman Stanyarne Wilson present
ad Senator Tilituan for whom the crowd
waited so long. Senator Tiliman said
he audience had listended for five long
aours and was no doubt weary. The
urowd assured him it remained to hear
im. He reiterated why he was in'the
rae and speaking. He was present un
lr the orders of the sita committee
and because he belonged here. He ex
plained why he talked on State issues.
He was here because if he did not come,
after his administration had been
attacked, he would consider himself a
coward. Ie related why he used his
influence to get the dispensary and how
useless to him was political machine
after he had the people behind him.
What better machine does he need now
than the people. Even Gonzales is
now for him. He had no interest in
the dispensary except to see it perfected.
He outlined the defenses of the dis
pensary and urged that it was only in
the abuse of the liquor that the wrong
came. He did not endorse getting
drunk but saw no evil in drinking liq
uor. He reiterated his unholy alliance
statement. Your great bishop so far
forgets his dignity as to say I lied. Is
that becoming in a great leader of
Christians? I am not going to emulate
him. I believe the people will know
what is true. Then he took up the
other ministers and said it was the
truth that hurts The truth is there is
only a dispensary and an anti-dispen
sary element. He does not believe the
ministers realized what bad company
they keep with the barkeepers but
now that they saw the bad eompany they
feel badly, but he told the truth about
the "alliance." He didnot mean there
was any conference or agreement but
the barkeepers and ministers were for
the same thing. A rain then came up
and Tillman cut his speech but im
pressed upon the voters to stand by the
dispensary in legislative candidate and
swear them and as between the guber
natorial candidates he wanted all to
vote on principle and not for personal
reasons. He then took a hand primary
and as was to be expected pretty much
all who voted sent up their hands for
the dispensary. Tillman said the
Democracy appeared a little shakey up
here when it could not afford to put up
a platform that would stand.
August Kohn.
He Will Send No More Messages to
Foreign Ministers.
The state department makes public
the following telegram received Friday
from the consul general at Shanghai.
Shanghai, Aug. 3.
Secretary of State, Washington.
Americans left Chunking yesterday.
Li told French consul today no mes
sages will be delivered to ministers
because of foreigners advancing
on Pekin. Two pro-foreign mem
bers of the tsung-li-yamen beheaded
27th for urging preservation of minis
ters by Li Ping Hong, now command
ing troops in Pekin. He ordered Pao
Ting messaere. Goodnow.
Consul General Goodnow also cabled
Secretary Hay that he delivered to Li
Hung Chang the secretary's answer to
the former suggestion that the attack
on Pekin be deferred in consideration
of opening free communication with the
foreign ministers. Li Hung Chang
made no positive comment upon the
answer but immediately began to ad
vance suggestions looking to further
negotiations on the same point.
Li's answer is not final and leaves the
atter open diplomatically. But Li's
actions are reported by Consul General
Goodnow as unquestionably sinister,
nd will amount to a final rejection of
the American proposition if persisted
The navy department Friday morning
ecived the following cablegram from
dmiral Remey:
Taku, Aug. 2.
ureau Navigation, Washington:
Chaffee reports that 800 Japanese
coting towards Petang lost three men
illed, 25 wounded. Enemy in trenches
nd loopholed houses. Remey.
The counsul at Chefoo sent the fo1
owing Thursday:
Chefoo, Aug. 2.
Secretary State, Washington:
Just received telegram from governor
f Shan Tung requesting me to trans
it to you the following: Have just
eceived telegram, dated July 30th,
tsung li yamen, stating various minis
ters, the German legation and others
foreigners) all well; not in distress.
Provisions weie repeatedly sent. Re
lations most friendly. Now conferring
as to propper measures to protect var
ious ministers to Tien Tein for tempo
rary shelter, which Conference will
soon be ended. (Signed). Yuan, .Gov.
ernor. Fowler.
Drummers for Bryan
The Columbia Record says "the com
mercial travelers, commonly know as
plain drummers, are arranging Bryan
lubs throughout the country. Under
the Hlanna-McKinley administration
trusts have flourished like a green bay
tree, but many of the drummers have
been thrown out of employment, and
some of those who still retain their
obs hold them at reduced salaries. The
ommercial men are not especially
struck on the 16 to 1 doctrine, but they
o heartily endorse the anti-trust plank
f the Democratic party. A number
f drummers at hotel Jerome were dis
cusing the situation today and all of
them were naturally Republicans, but
without exception they said they in
tended to work and vote for Bryan.
T'he influence of these men when
united is great and while a majority of
them supported McKinley in the last
election, comparatively few will do so
this time.__________
Yellow Fever in Florida.
Dr. J. Y. Porter, Florida state health
officer received Thursday from Dr.
Weedon, medical representative of the
board at Tampa, a message announcing
two cases of yellow fever in that city,
and saying that he believed the infec
tion to be general. Dr. Porter at once
wired Weedon to place quarantine re
strictions on all travel to and from
Tampa until his ai-rival there. Dr.
Porter also wired his secretary in Jack
sonville, to notify state health officers
f the south gulf coast and all railroad
agents between Jacksonville and Tam
pa. It is believed that the disesse can
be kept confined to Tampa through the
energetic action of the state board of
Automatic Couplers.
The law passed some time ago at the
instance of the interstate commerce com
mission, compelling railroads to equip
their cars with automatic car couplers,
went into effect Wednesday. It was
to have gone into effect semetime since,
but the railroads asked more time in
which to complete the immense amount
f work iniolved, - -
We Are Only One Step from War
With China.
Until China Puts Ministers In
Safety and Free Commu
nications With Their
The state department has made pub
lic the correspondence between Li
Hung Chang and the state department
regarding the abandonment of the cam
paign on Pekin. The following tele
gram sent to the United States embas
sies in Berlin, London, Paris, Rome
and St. Petersburg and to the United
States minister, Tokio:
State Department, Washington, Aug.
1, 1900.
In reply to a suggestion of Li Hung
Chang that the ministers might be
sent under safe escort to Tien Tari pro
vided the powers would engage not to
march on Pekin. the secretary of state,
replied on the 30th of July:
"This government will not enter in
to any arrangement regarding disposi
tion or treatment of legations without
first having free communication with
Minister Conger. Responsibility for
their protection rests upon Chinese
government. Power to deliver at Tien
Tain presupposes power to protect and
to open communication. This is in
sisted on."
This message was delivered to Vice
roy Li by Mr. Goodnow on the 31st.
Viceroy Li tbhen enquired whether "if
communication were established be
tween ministers and their governments
it could be arranged that the powers
should not advance on Pekin pending
To this inquiry the following reply
was sent on the 1st of August:
"Goodnow, Consul General, Shanghai:
"I do not think it expedient to sub
mit the proposition of Earl Li to the
other powers. Free communication
with our representatives in Pekin is de
manded as a matter of absolute right
and not as a favor. Since the Chinese
government admits that it posses.e
the power to give comunication, it puts
itself in an unfriendly attitude by de
nying it. No negotiations seem advisa
ble until the Chinese government shall
have put the diplomatic representatives
of the powers in full and-free commu
nication with their respective govern
ments and removed all danger to lives
and liberty. We would urge Earl Li
earnestly to advise the imperial au
thorities of China to place themselves
in friendly communication and cooper
ation with the relief expedition. They
are assuming a heavy responsibility in
acting otherwise. Hay."
You will communicate this informa
tion to the minister of foreign affairs.
Secretary Hay's reply to Li bung
Chang has closed the negotiations with
China unless the old viceroy is able to
secure the full acceptance of our terms
relative to the foreign ministers and
that at once. No order therefore look
ing to a relaxation of the preparations
for the advance on Pekin have gone
out from Washington, for, as the situ
ation is described by one of the leading
officials here "there will be no bargain
ing on our part in advance of the con
cession by the Chinese authorities to
full and free communication with the
foreign ministers." There is, more
over, a note ominously close to actual
war in Secretary Hay's declaration
that the conduct of the Chinese govern
ment is "unfriendly." That kind of
language is extreme in diplomacy, and
it is only a narrow step between it and
formal war.
The impression prevails that the
Chinese government, if it is not abso
lutely bereft of power to act in defiance
of the Boxers, will accept our terms
and some such action is looked for
very soon. Possibly a battle, not more
it is believed, than one at most, will
be required .to bring the imperial gov
ernment to the point of acceptance.
He Settled It,
The Washington Post says Monday
night a negro walked into the Chinese
laundry, corner of Court and South
streets, and said he wanted his laundry,
but that he had lost his ticket. The
Chinaman said he had no launery for
him. Loud words followed. A white
man who was there at the time tried to
quiet matters by suggesting that the
darkey bet $1 that he did have his
laundry. The Chinaman was willing to
undo his bundles if the money was put
up. The negro said he did not have a
dollar. The white man suggested that
the negro put his watch against a dol
lar. This the negro agreed to do. The
white man held both the watch and the
money. The Chinaman commenced to
undo the bundles, and the white man
walked off with both the dollar and
Carried His Coffn.
When Li Hung Chang started out on
his trip ar~und the world several years
ago, he took a coffin with him to guard
against contingencies. When he
reached Marseilles he concluded it was
a useless piece of baggage and left it
there. It was recently put up at auc
tion, as a piec3 of unclaimed prop
erty, but as no one was particular
ly anxious to get into Li's coffin there
was no bid.
A Great Rifie.
A rifle which it is said will make the
Mauser look like an old fiint-lock mus
ket has been invented by a Cleveland
doctor. It will shoot 700 shot. a min
ute. A company is being organized in
New York to manufacture them, and
its treasurer is Mr. Flint. When
loaded and the trigger is pulled it goes
on shooting until its 700 shots are dis
charged, unless the soldier puts on
Some Ohio Boxers.
A dispatch from Mansfield, Ohio,
says a mob stormed a residence where
Zionists elders were holding a meeting,
and captured the elders. Two of the
men promised to leave the city and were
released. T wo others refused to made
such a romise, and the mob, afte:
stripping~ them of their clothes, painted
their bodies with ultra-marine and pa
raded them through the streets.

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