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1'. -- -- -- 1 . NI TT G. S C.. DNFSD:.Y, SEPTEMBER
Senator Wi'rg on Cem s Out
Sq ry l t:-r ?ry-n
The Mary'arc Repu ic t. S>fln
at r R reurc's McKr t -
ism, ar: . - :rn
Sp"k f:: m Sarme
feature ,f - :me in w.: thc e c:
of Sera 1 o - ui7g.;
des":rtion of th e iR ; ulJi n': ra;; asd
his support of Bryan a d Ste-en"'j
Mr. Welclinetcn was hist by sa:.e :
the Rpu1liesas p:, t. t the hipe,
were drowndu by n e: a:-i
in the coI there .s a go dem
btrati.)u fo Bet. d .n
The princip u . d a t
Academy u! Mie, b ,i'u:.:
o'clock. Nr Ury1 ; w: ; ree v-:1t1
a volume u.: a - se usa fry
shook the u T
crowded to its don'Ed t - ting
was a very enth:usi-isti " tc' _ 1 i:" :c
Senator WfI:irst' undu the irst
speech of the m-i" 'Z l. Wa fro
quently appiac d. .:oo at tit
there were very pr c' ed - ".2
The Maryla'd s.:a - .r. d e rin. tit
opposition to tie prgent .aini,tra
tion and his det:' teoC
port Mr. Bry an. sa it a~ be.'aus e-t
his views upon the p ar ad
cause of IiS oppo'-'os to i:pjerit
He said i- par::
"As th: policy of rpi
dent .McKinley was develop'i 1 Was
compelled to differ from _it at save 4
points and yave evidenet of 2y a saaree
ment in the speene aelivere' ry me
Turing the past three ycar, upon the
floor of the senate, toucnt t.:e Span
ish-American wr, tic I: i:pine is
lands, Perto Rico and the South Afri
can aifsirs. Uooc the p"rineip-le^ there
in advancea I stand today. I gave
friendly warning to the Rpubbc.u
party that if they became reponsibie
for certain policies I would not folow.
Tneref ore, the party hav:rmg becowne so
responsible. I am conmpelled to reuse
submission to its tehcsts and to rauge
myself against if for conscience.
"I caunot see my way ctear to 1
veigh against imperialisL, agin the
unconstitutionality of atte:ptur to
enslave the inhabitants of the Philip
pine islands and the dishonor of break
ing our pledge to Cuba, ani then, be
cause of the mandate of a siinister i1
fluence which dominates th-e president,
ferawear my convictions, "et a nsught
my declarations and do as S,:nator hoar
and others, appeal to the past and fu
ture. The past is dead. I cannot
change it. No appeal will reach its
deaf ear. Tne future is not in my
keeping and it is not in my power to
fashion it. Therefore, I am here to.
night to reiterate the, convictions I
voiced in the senate ana recora my op
position to the principles of President
McKinley as evidenced in his foreign
policy, and with all the vehemence of
a positive nature, protest against the
violation of the principles upon which
our government is founded; against the
desecration of the constitution and the
reversal of the policy which has given
us a century and a quarter of national
life, buch as the histo-ry of toau bath
not reccrded in any age ce cine.
"I am here tonight to declare my un
alterable antagoni.-tu to the policy of
imperialism and my opposmton to the
represenltative of that vicicus proecipie.
It is anoeca-io;n of more than o.rdinary
importance for any man to antagonmzi
the political party which he has sernd
for a quarter of a century. to which he
has given the best y ear- of Lis life and
for which he has achieved som-e sue
cess. It brings much bitterness and
vituperatlion. The vals of wrath have
already been opened upon me and there
will be much that is unpleaat in the
work I have to do. I have, however,
determined to d.> that w hmi 1 believe
to be for the best intrests ot my coun
try, and 1 do so in the samie spirit
which was nmanifested by Lineoin when
he stood upon the stePs oi the 1.atiernal
capitol, and in his irauural address.
---,sithi umahes touard none, wi h
charity for all, with tiraness to do the
right as Go~d vs ime Power to see the
right,' 1 will co n-y whole duty, at~a in
the perf'ormance or that duty I fndu it
necessary not oitiy to i ps tte re
election of Presidet-t McKinley, but to
emphasizC !That positioUn y su; pctnrm
his antagonist who in this ei:t-eton
stands for frue Ocv-rnmenit ac~cieg to
the constituie.
Continuii1:. Ie ~A thie ation was at
the parti'y o h -'a' " must co
cide for n-i :ime* fcor wes r for w e
and hbive a-~ the b- -rc-F --n-e
..f the Repu;.i.' -oney tAs' Iu t
Senator M eiV u -:1o aev
there wa acy c:::ger t nevr
in case of V MrByn a eei
'-In ti'e 'a-t cgrs. hc sai he
money mea-ure' be xe a l
"These quiasm~t-. orc
present at iecst ~Te 1.0 nomm-'c'ate
danger of an atack up-;n the tarid, -ot
wishtandi&a the ftaet that tr e Rpub
protectior.. And ther is rot at iska:
upon the mc-ny jw'i- s fortz i*er isC1
no possib'il'-Y ti:st t Cere s'eula re,
both houses :orf m
In speaking of .-.li
change Mr. Bryan -ad
ought to p:.s a prlLfouna imteti~oD
upon the Amed'can ople. Ater loi1
have listned to tha peet:I Sne
necessay that 1 -hotu d adress y-ou
long; but, m riends,1 I want to emnpha
ize the importance of independence of
of opinioni and actieui in a eeuntry like
ours. I believe with Senator n eling
ton. (Applauise ) I believe with hime
that a inan shouP: make his party af
filains suit his convictions, not make
s e*vLei suit his party creed.
in l g.!d Demnorats left us and
lie? ians came to us. I hear i
hiting here tonight be
S .t:r WVeilhogton left his party
amoTunU t issue of this hour.
a. those then who hissed if
-' .. d wheu Democratic senators
Demomatie party on the money
in 18ii. if a D mocratic sena
a right to leave the Democratic
; . mo save the gold standard, cannot
can senator leave the Re:pub
Patty I' inave the declaration of in
ndence? Whbich is the more irport
ttait you snl haven financial sys
tem which you like or that you shail
Inva a -o er~nuent deriving its ja-3t
powers irom the consent of the gonern
ed. Senatr Wellin.gton and I difer upon
tie tarif !u:-ti.
U) ud nt .lohr. G. (a:lisle. the
at , !.ir E' reforte, sappart M:.
t1:i:ley.:1:e ap~ostie of p~rote ctico.
~-'~' ~~t nncywas the
- The tariff qu5tion
not E pIbrate those who Delieved
thA the nn:-y oiestion was more irm
p: r:.: th. the to.:tion. We do no:
agr e ,p:n the money question, and
t~h uus.:.y qui n Ui will not separate
t ; ao i ve it is more imfp:rtr t t
..e a-:.c a repub:ie than that we
anty k oi of a ianoial system
We loaned y ou soma go!d Demuycrats in
1S46. They have come back, and it is
o ly fair that you R publicans should
p. u- iate:eSt (Continued applause
asni e:rig ) And if I may be per
mi:ted to su:att f'.r the Democratic par
ty, let me way that I. am willing to ac
eept Senator We"!ington as interest and
give 'ou a receipt in full. (Xpplause
and cheers for Wellington
Courage has always been aitnired.
but sometimes people have admired
payeal courage more than they have
a..:ir.:d mrai ttour-ige. To my mind,
it :' e.uage i as much above phyi
o_, evurage a- :nan is abr-ve the
brute. P1iy: ical cou:age is a trait that
11 shares with ail animal creation.
Moral cau-age is that characteristic
wrich distintuihtes anina from man,
madie in the imnage of his Cceator It
reqiires physical courage to stand be
fore the ballets of an encmy, yet when
ite and drum inspire, few have been
known to rcreat before the foe; but
morai Curage is often wanting where
physieal courage is present, and what
this na:iou needs more than the physi
cal cou:age of its people is the moral
courage of the citizens who wou'd rath
er die right than to live wrong. (Great
sapplaue.) It requires moral courage
for a man to separate from his party.
"Senator Weliington has di-played
much courage in leaving the Rhpubli
ca" par:y, and may we not hope that
the same co::rage will be displayed by
tens of thousaids, hundreds of thous
a. ds and millions o^his fellow Republi
cans of the rank and file who are not
heid to the party by ties so strong and
so binding. and yet, is there not enough
to inspire even a tiepublicaa senator to
leave 'is party? I ass not what Sena
tor Weliington did in 1896. I ask not
what he wi:1 do in 1904. The same in
telligence and the same courage within
his keeping today wi'l be his four
years from now to guide and direst him
then; but today in meeting the crisis
that is upon us, has he not enough to
inspire him to break party ties and en
dure the hisses of those who lack the
eourage to do what he has done?(Great
"What is his inspiration? Des he
come to us for money ? No man would
come to the Democratic Darty for money.
(Laughter and applause.) Does
he come for honor? His own party
has satisfied his ambition for honor.
What brings him to the Democrrtic par
ty at this time? What makes him act
with those who support the Democratic
ticket? It is his belief that his coun
try is in peril; it is his belief that the
course which the Republican party is
pursuing tends directly toward the re
pudiation of those principles of govern
teent which every party advocated un
til within three years. If there be one
of his Repubican associates who thinks
that his judgment is erroneous, let that
Rerublican associate read his specch
and then prepare one in answer to it
(Renewed applause atd cheering.)
'Senator Wellington believes that an
administration that asks for an army
four times as large as the army was
when it went into power tends toward
imr-erialism. Let any of you deny it
Why, it was the boast of Republicans
in years rast that we did not need a
large standing army in this country. If
you can, in one administration, multi
piy y our standing army by fouv, and
make it 100,000 instead of 27>,000l., will
it not be easier for the next administra
tin to multiply by four and make it
400,060' iistead of 1U00,0i0? Is there
not'soniething there to alarm the man
who loves his country, believes in i's
institutions and wants a government so
good tha: it does not need a large stand
ngamy to keep it in existence, a gov.
ernuiant so goed that every citizen will
die, if ne'ed be. to preserve that govern
met (A pplause ) Senator Welling
ton belie~ves that the Rtepublican party
is' entiuou acareer of imiperialism
h ie imperiali m under the euphonious~
iamet of esp-ansio. He knobs the his
ory of hisu cuntry ar d he knows that
tvs -aon has expand:ed before it has
extene its limits of a republic anid
that the constitution followe~i the fiag
He' kn-v~ this is not an attempt to ex
tet-d the limits of a repubiie here, but
to hiae a despoism in the Philippine
islar~s. (Great a1plause)
"He knows how this Philippine war
broke out. Until the Republican par
ty turned towvard a career of empire,
this nation has always sy spathized with
those who were struggling for li berty.
He kn.jws that the party to which he
beloungs put into its platform in 1896 a
decaanon expresing the sympathy ofI
Republicans with the struggling pa
triots of Cuba, and he knows that thus
r, but for the career of empire for
w-hich th-e Republican party now stands.
heRepu'blican party would sympathize
wit the Boers who are ightiog for the
right to go)vernthemselves. (Renewed
atplause ) He knows that a party that
eai stand silent and see two republics
wiped off the face of the earth, can see
this republie converted into an empire.
(A pplause ) There is enough in the
fate of this nation to inspire him; there
is eough in his love for the principle
of self government to enable him to get
out and leave his party, even though
he ges alone
"Ad ;f p ie r r: able to
answ-er a l).-'ruie sp,-h. na: widl
they do wi.n ' -he' ra S. n r Wel
lington's speb' ( reat appiause
and 1o:d el cerin )
One of Mosby's Daring Exploits Du
ring the War.
I see that the Mosby g:uerrillas have
had another reunion-ttis time at
Lairfax, Va., where Mst.y captured
Brindier G'eneral Edwin H. Stoughton
and started on thc read to f:uuc.-He
was ena;led to ct et tbs amazing coup
de geirre by Sergear t James F. Ames,
of the Fifth Ncv Y nk cavalry, who
deserted fr;u that commed because.
he said, "th' ra h become a wir
for the negro in't-ead :f a war for the
U'nin." Amu 10l the way =o Fair
fax, where Stughto' 1,ad been euter
taisieg royally rhat night and was now
in bed sleepie deep ly. 31oEy walked
up to the bed and pulled of the elver.
S-ou.hton siep! ou. The r thgenr then
pailad r'p his shirt and gave him a
hard spank, which sat ihe brigadier up
in bad, ru"birg hi, eyes. "General,
did you eur icear of .: by ?' whisper
ed the u r:lila "Yles .w sa the
quis"k rP?; rseyo cetured im?
-\: I am .Iesby, a id I havi: captured
you 'Surrt':. cavury holds the town
ant Jackson is at Center.iile." This
was a lie to deprive t'ughton of hope.
"Is Fitz Ley ther?'.' atd, in an
excess of ago.i-'-e ".ike me
to him; we were at We- 'oinr togeth
Stoughton's reputat i.,n w s; blasted.
He was soon aimiusei, but never re
entered the army. 11 practiced law
in New York for a1:hi:, then went to
Boston to die. t1,,b i+; .:. said: that
this adventure was ever eupieattd.
The northern army got too smart for
him. It was one of thole acts a man
can be capable of only once in a life
time because the opportunity never of
fers a second-time. Colonel John:tone.
of the Fifth Nw York cavsiry. was
surprised the night Stoughton was
caught, but escapc' from his house in
his shirt-tail, ::ding in an outhouse
till da5break. 'Vhen he crawled out
of his ho t :ore the shirt off and
went to the house stark nakcd. Here
this wife refused to embrace hi.n until
he had been scrubbed and washed down
with a hose. He could not survive the
idicule of appearing at headquarters in
a state of nature. the guerillas having
tken his wardrobe, and soon resigned
his coamission.-New York Press.
What Tillman Says.
The Columbia State reports Senator
Tiilman as foliows on the primary; He
said: "I have alcays bAieved that
the dirpensary had the support of two
thirds of the people of the State and
this election slows that is about the
proportion. The vote for Col. Host is
several thousand more than the anti
dispensary vote. In other words his
personal popularity and his bzing an
ld Confederate saidiers added wateri
lly to the support he received.
"Another evidence of the strength of
the dispensary is in the com;plexion of
the next leguolature; of co.urse, the fig
ures are not complete, but I have
watched the county papers pretty close
ly and the members of the house of rep
resentatives who will support the dir
pensary will be more than two thirds"
As to his owa vote and the scratch
ng of his name he said: "I was very
mach gratified to find that the strenui
os efforts to array the religious people
f the State against me had signally
ailed. 1 havo made a careful study of
he returns from several counties and1
[ do not believe that 2,000 of those who1
cratched me were influenced by religi
us sentiment. The reople could not
e made to believe that 1 had wantonly
nsulted the ministry or that I was
acing in respect for religion. The
cratching came from my old political
ataonists of 90) and '92 and any one
ho will take the troubie to examine
the returns from any county can camiy
erify this. It is very gratifying to me
o know that only about half of those
who voted against we in '92 could be
nduded to scretch me this year. It
hows that the effort which was made
o revive factionalism signally failed
and many of my friends who voted for
rohibition will, however, result the
catching in the next primary.
As to whether there will be as large
vote in the second primary as in the
first primary Sonator filoan said: "I
ardly think so, bat it will depend on
levlopments in the next week. The
friends of the dis:'ensary will not be
aught napping lam certain, and if the
prohbitionuits display any a.3tiv'ity the
vote may hbecqoalied or even surpssed.
There is one thing in which I am sure
adn trust eve ry one will join mec in
oping-that the result will be d&eis
ive and that the State will have relief
from any further fighting on the whis
key q-uestion.'
A Rieh Mian.
X .tiiter in the Vatlook desetibes a
ride he once took with rn o'ld farmer in
a New England village. during which
some~ of the Lien of the neiihborhood
ae under c:-itii-m " Speaking of
a trominetnt ian its tbe vili aige. 1 said:
-eis a nyu ot rneant' 'Well, sir,'
the fanui-ier re'plied, 'he hu't~ a.' tuue
mor-'1ey, but he 's-migty r-b. 'i
hea reat d('i of lard, thJ Is ak
ed-.~ ~?, ir he- haSn't "Ag ot a aI
ittir, bun: hei ;iht rieh.' The
old hrmer, wi f a plfe' -ei nile, 0)
ervtd mu' pu'zzled loo for~ a m'oent,
and1 then x xlined:c 'You see, he
basa t got tuuohni mOue aud he -hasn't
-ot much land, b-ut still ne is rich, be
caue he never went to bed owing any
man a cen in all his iifee lie s as
well as he warts to live, and he pays as
he goe; he dosent OWe aything and
he isn' afraid of anybody; he tells
eveyv man the truth, and does his duty
by-- himself, his family ande hi neigh
bo-s: his w- rd is as good a s :3ond,
an ever~y m.an, womuan and child in thte
village !.ooks up to him and respects
i. No, sir, he hasn't got much land,1
but he's a mighty ri'h main, because
he's gct allhe n
Pity This is 'rue.
The Atlanta Jouna sass "if the
Boxrs will keep their e3 es opent they
will he able to learn rm some~ ofl~t the
"Christin" soldiers who. have under
taken to civilize anda elevate China, somec
valual')lessons in the science of looting
prisa property, mnardering helpless
ctienea, omtraging women, braining ha
bies. The average Bocxer appears to he a
respectable and rarmless fellow beside
Bish:,p Tu"ner Has Quit the Re
pubhcan Par y
He Wi I Tak3 the Stump for
the Democratic Ticket if
the Party Needs
His srvices.
The Chicago Daiiy News says Bi:-hop
Henry M. Turner. of Atlanta, head cf
the African M. E church, and idolizrd
leader of tle colored race since the
death of Frederick lDouglas, has deecI.d
to cme out for Bryan. The formal an
nouncement of his reasons are to be
given in an a-dress Saturday night.
Bishocp Turner aill be attended in his
cnnverzion to Democracy, it is further
announced, by Bishs Derrick and
Grant, of the sarme churh.
Thin statemntut was made Wedeesday
by the Rev. J. A Williams, a colored
minister of Atlanta, and the personal
representative of Bishop Turner. Just
before the departure of ex Governor
Stone, of ,Misssuri, to the east, the bis
hp sent the viee chaiian of the
D aocratic National Committee a tele
gram saying that the Atlanta aminister
had fuli auiority t. seA ftr i;u.
Not content with deciding to vote
for Bryan, Bishop Turn. ha: also ex
pressed a desire to take the sturmp fo-r
the Dwocratic nomiaee. and he has al
ready made arrangements with the De
noeratiC Nationai Comnittee to speak
in Kau-a4 Minresot., Michigan, In
liitna, Qaio, West Virginia and Illi
nois. In the 133 four bstes the Afri
:an Methodist Episcopa church has
-eutered a large part of its total mem
rership of over 9t00,uU com-iuoleints.
Bishop Turner will take with him on
is j urney through those states, if he
oilows his present plan, a huge can
-as tent, so that he may always have
, hall big enough to accommodate the
:rowds of his colored brethren who, it
,s thought, will dock to hear him.
Anti imperialism is said to be the
ainspring that has governed Bishop
Lurner's action in leaving the Republi
an party in which he has grown old.
3ishops Grant and Derrick are infnu
nce more by their resentment of the
ray in which they assert the adminis
ration has treated the colored troops.
['hey also blame McKinley for what
hey call his "apathy" concerning
yuchings in the south and his alleged
ailure to keep a promise they say he
wade them to appoint a colored man on
he labor commission.
The decision of Bishops Turner,
rrant and Derrick partakes of the start
ing, coming as it does immediately
Lfter the failure of the Africo American
uncil in the national convention at
ndianapolis this week to take sides
ith either party. It is also significant
.n view of the statement of Vice-Chair
an Henry B Payne, of the Republi
an National Committee, in The Daily
ews Tuesday, that the dividing of
he c-lored vote bet ween the Democrats
nd the Republicans this year will mean
he breaking up of the solid south
thich has only been held together for
he past dosen years by its antipathy
the colored voters and the addition
I fact that practically all colored men
the country have been Rrpublicans.
Chairman Jones, of the Democratic
itional Committee, is known to be a
~reat admirer of Bishop turner, and
o have wide respect for his opinions,
nd Bishop Turner's friends are already
serting that the work of corraling
he colored Vote for the Democratic
icket will be entrusted to the hands of
he Georgia bishop. Thus f.ar in the
~ompaign the colored Democrats have
een in charge of J. Milton Turner, of
3t. Louis.
There are now three distinct factions
colored Democrats. Oae is headed by
ishop Turner. The second is led by
. Milton Turner, who has gathered
bout him F'rederick L. McGee, of
inneapolis; Williamn A. Crosthwaite,
f Nashville: J. A. Sseceney, A. E
danniug andW Wiliam Miller, of Inlian
poiis and Hflrvey A. Thotupson and
nd A. T. Watkins, of Chicago. The
~hirl is under the leadership of George
. Taylor of 0.,kalcosa, Iow'a, who is
resident of the Negro National Demo
r-atie League. The support of the
atonal Democratic comittee, it is
tought, will install Bishop Turner as
the chief of all the factions, whil the
Leaders of the otbers are expected to
fall into line as his asji,!auts.
Thinks Bryan Will Win
Dr. H. L. Hall, chairman of the
Demortie Stato dommit.tee of Nebras
ka, recently atteuded a mieetirg of the
~hai;maa o-f the naddle west States at
hicago. [he conxditions as he hear~i
then: reported there are tiled with hope
nd he risks his reputrti'u as a proph-.t
> tiee forecast that Bryan will ear
rv a majority of the statee unrepresent
d that iandevr. lie had a private cOn
versation with each of the chairmni~
resent with the eception of Ohio's
eresentative. He said thi~s morning:
loa, K insaS, Mionesota and Nebras
a v-erc represented There is no
doubt that we have gained imm~easure
ly in all these States since ISti. I am
ot a prophiet nor the syn of a prophet,
but if we don't carry most of the States
cannot readI present indicaticrns.
Dssperate Robbers.
Hi U. Mowry, night operator of the
hicaco and Alton railrohed. at Marsh
l, .Mo., was held up. by three masked
robbers. While the men were rineing
e station mone-y driwer, -night
Watchman Aulgur ap;peared and point
ing his pistol through the pautly open
door, commanded the men to surrender.
ie was immediately shot in the eye by
c-ne of the robbers and died soon after.
The robbjers escaped.
Killed by Exploding Cannon
Dring the Austrian military man
uvers Friday on the borders of Gali
cia and Bohemia, a big gun exploded
killing four men outright and fatally
onding 1S others.
Tha Cotton Crop Not Sufficient to Sup
ply the Demand.
A disp.atch from New York last Wed
nesday says that on the New York cot
ton exchange was characterized by ter
rific bull speculation, a wild stampede
of shorts and violent fluctuations. Not
since the great effort made last spring
to corner the summer months, which it
will be remembered proved a disastrous
failure, has the market been so active
or have prices advanced with equal
rapidity. The start was to 13 points
above the price at the closing the day
before was entirely in response to sharp
bulge in the Liverpool market. It
gradually developed that European
spinners were in desperate straits for
rav cotton and that shorts abroad were
in a precarious condition, rendered the
more serious by inability to secure cot
ton through scarcity of freight room at
southern ports As English market ad
vanced the local contingent hammered
away at the under pinning of the shorts
who were eventually compelled to aban
don their position and retreat without
the least semblance of reserve. The
south, Wall street and Liverpool del
ured the market with buying orders and
on this support the prices advanced by
grcat strides, with the near months
leaning in the rise. The report that
fully 500,000 pieces of print cloths had
bcen sld in Fall River and a story to
the cike, that southern spot cotton
holders were refusing to do business ex
cept at pronounced advances stimulated
buying for both accounts in the after
noon. At the close the bulls were in
full control with the market raling firm
at a net ndvatce of 31 to '36 points.
A dispatch from Lancaster, England,
says cotton has not been so scarce be
fore :iuce the days of the American
civil war. The purchasers are chiefly
employers having large contracts on
hand. It is hoped that the situation
may be sav-d by the arrival of the new
crop from America toward the end of
the month. The same dispatch says
the greatest interest is felt in a called
meeting of the L ancashire spinners,
convened by the Federation of Cotton
Spinners, at which a proposal will be
brought forward to discontinue buying
American spot cotton. Since the in
nouncement was made that such a con
ference would be held there has
been such a rush upon the smaller
stocks of cotton in the hands of Liver
pool brokers that today's sales advanced
from 3,000 to 15,000 bales, with the re
sult that not more than 100,000 bales
are left.
Friday marked the turning point in
the gr.'at bull movement in cotton in
New York, New 0:leans and Liverpool
cotton exchanges. With a crash amid
tremendous excitement prices fell 25 to
32 points on the opening while the
ciosing was weak at a net loss of 19 at
25 points. Between the opening and
final phases, the market scored some
violent pendulations, at one time ad
vancing within a point or so of Thurs
day's closing. The loss on the first call
wiped out fully onethird of the rise ac
cumulated during the fore part of the
week and resulted from a bull panic in
Liverpool. The public was not a loser
on the collapse of the English and Am
erican markets, having sold out pretty
thoroughly during the great rise of
Wednesday. Manchester spinners vot
ed at a meeting Friday to close down
their mills, being unable to profitably
manufacture goods at she present ad
normal prices demanded for American
cotton. Moreover, there was not suffi
cient staple in all England to keep
them going for 10 days consecutively.
Some traders are talking 10 cents for
January delivery, but conservative par
ties believe the turning point has been
reached. Friday's business on the
New York cotton exchange was esti
mated at 1,000.000 bales.
The English spinners are trying to
brea~k the price of cotton. At a
Imeeting of cotton spinners at Man
chester, Eng., Friday it was de
cided not to purchase American spot
cotnduring the month o etme
Four fifths of the employers in the
trade were represented. It is antioi
pated that the decision will lead to the
closure of scores of mills for several
weeks. Most of the Eeglish mills that
use Ame~rian cot ton will close down.
I' he L mndon mrning papers commuent
upon the se.~ousnes3 of the crisis w bich
has arisen at Manchester, where suffer
ing is likely to be caused by the en
forced idleness of operatives, especially
if, as is not in ossible, the stoppage
continules into 0:tt'ber. The prospects
of a satisfactory American crop arc re
gar~ie as siender
Hester's Cotton Statement.
&ieretary' hi:ztrs New Orleans cot
ton extohaige statement issued Friay
shows the amount brougt into sight
for the w'eek eudsag Friday afternoon
to be 90.770) ba::s, agacst 155.04 last
year and ill 2!U year before lst.
Thle stat~ument showvs receip;ts all
Uni:ed States p'-:rts .sicseept. 1,5 o
-07 epiu~t 953748 last year; ove'r-and
aj r.,s te .i:,i tpti. O .io and P2
cere t-. no-rth-era milia and
atda2 ;K2 bales, aans't 10) 93
last y..ar; inzterior stock in excess of
those held at he close ef the commer
cial year t 391, against 19,41;5; Fouth
een mull takings 3') 500, against 29,534
last year and 25,344 year be-fore last.
Foreign e-xpo-rts for the seven days
have b-en 13,'S:9 against 20,819 The
total takings c-f American mills, north,
south and Cauada thus far for the see
sor. have been 38906t bales, against 52,
04)i last y car.
Since the close of the commercial
year. stocks at A memican ports and the
29 leading southern interior centres
have been iacreased :4.5 bales
aeaiost an iner -as-e for the same period
last season of 77,170.
Icluding ameounts left over in stocks
at ports and interior towns from the
lest erop and the number of bales
biouglbt into eight thus far for the rnew
crop the supply to date is 213,304,
against ''3. 952 for the same period
la it year.
Charleston's Popularity.
The census bureau announces the
population of Charleston as 55.807 as
against 54,955 in 1890, being an in
case of only 852 in ten yer.
David B. Hill Causes a Deci led
He Says the Fiag Shall Not
B Furled in Dishonor, N )r
Shall it b3 Unfurled in
Es Senator Hill's appearance at Her
kimer, N. Y., Friday evening eca
sioned something o- a sensation in
political circles. He came ostensibly
to visit his old triend ex-.Jadg Earl
of that place. In the evening the Fort
Dayton band serenaded Mr. Hill and a
large crowd of citizens assembl d.
He was introduced by Judge sari
and made a speech. the chief feature of
which was his reiterated declarations
in support of Bryan. There was some
talk that Judge Eirl was to b1 advaucedi
as compromie candidate for governor.
but Judge Earl emphatically denies
that his name was to be considered.
Senator Hill, among other things,
It is needless to say that I am hearti
ly in favor of the election of Br an and
Stevenson. They are the candidates
of the Democratic party duly and regu
larly nominated at a national con
vention, of which I was a member and
which treated me, from beginning to
end, with marked and unusual courtesy,
and I am honorably bound to actively
support a ticket of my party nominated
under such circumstances.
"Our candidates represent the inter
ests of the average man-the plain peo
ple of the country-the farmer, the ne
chanic, the laborer. The issues this
year are very plain and cannot be mis
"One party favors large standing
armies, immense public expenditures, a
government of grandeur and magnifi
cence, high protective tariffs, a British
colonial policy, great combinations of
corporate wealth and a centralized
"The other party favors a contin
uance of the p'ain and simple govern
ment of our fathers, public expendi
tures limited to the actual necessities
of the government, tariff taxation for
public purposes only, an army for de
fense and not for conquest, competition
in business free from monopolistic
"An appeal is made by our opponents
to our love of country. Countr.! We
heard the same specious appeal in 1896,
and we always hear it when our op
ponents seek Democratic votes to aid
their cause. It is a partisan and not a
sincere or patriotic appeal. It is based
upon false pretenses. The country is
not in danger except from those who
are now administering its government.
We will protect the flag wherever it
goes, but we will see that the flag goes
enly where it belongs. It shall not be
hauled down in disgrace, neither shall t
it be raised anywhere in dishonor.
"The people are opposed to this gov- I
eirnent acquiring territory which is not
o be governed by our constituti->n.
t has no more constitutional right to
set us a colonial system than it has
o create a king. The foreign policy of
he present national admimistration
as been weak, shifty, inconsistent and1
npatriotic, and the best thought of1
the country, the best students of his-1
tory, the most intelligent of Americans
are against it. No right minded man
an depend a president who said in his
annual message that it was our 'plain
:uty' to give free trade to Puerto Rico
with the United States and then within
a few months thereafter signed a meas
re which imposed a tariff duty of 15
per ccnt.
"If wise counsels shall prevail at the
Saratoga convention next week and we
proceed on right lines to phn for vie
tory instead of inviting defeat, and
shall so shape our course and policies as
to deserve the support of the great in
dependent and conservative forces of
this State, we can not only rescue the
Empire State from further Republican
ontrol, but can give our electoral vote
for our gallant national standard-bear
er-Win. J. Bryan.
"While disagreeing with Mr Bryan
in some matters, I need not reiterate
that I earnestly desire his election.
"Our opponents are entrenched in pa
tronage and power, and the struggle to
oust them must necessarily be terrific.
"The tide however, is with us. The
skies are becoming brighter every day.
Let us then all work together enthusi
astically for the cause and victory is
within our reach."
Why They Hate Christians.
The Atalanta Journal says none of
the allied troops in China have been
blameless. It turns out that many of
the American and Japanese soldiers
who have deported themselves decentlyi
have engaged in robbing and beating
helpless Chinese. But the Cossacks
lead all the rest in the crimes which
are being perpetrated at Tien Tsin and
other places. They are the liveliest
devils in the entire orgy. They knock
down women and pound out their brains
with rite butts. They pick up babhies
by the feet arnd dash their brains out
against stones. They imipale children
and elpl~ess old men upon their iba,
onets and throw others into the river
and c'ub the-n to death when they try
t s wim ashore. These things are done
before the~ eyes of officers without re
buke, at d are done so openly and fre
:uently as to convince the correspon
ent that they are "the ordinary prac
tits of Russian warfare."
Drowned at New York.
The body of a well dressed woman of
middle age was found fb~ating off the
battery at New York Friday morning.
Clutched in the right hand were a pair
of gold spectacles. Two letters were
found in her pocket, addressed to Mrs.
Amanda Bunte, Medford, Wis. It is
believed the woman was a visitor to
this city.
A Mystery.
At Fort Dodge, la., four men who
rank from a keg of beer are dead, and
when the keg was opened it was found
o contain the skeleton of a rattlesnake.
How the reptile got into the becr is a
Some Interesting Facts as to its Great
Mr. F. N. Wiedig, of Forsyth, Ga.'
wri:es as follows in the Southern Culti
The Georgia Experiment Station
places the value of crn stalks in
Georgia at about (81 5)0,000) dollars
per year. At least 75 per cent. of this
is wasted by being left in the field to
rot, without materially benetitting the
sei as a fertilizer, yet very inuh in
the way while cultivating the crop the
following year While this waste is
going on the poor man's stock is left
almost to perish upon dead gras during
the winter months and the wdalthy
man's ettle feed upon cottonseed hulls
and meal. sometimes to eat timothy
hay, raised, cuied, baled and shipped
from :ome other State, the same casting
from $15 to $20 per ton.
Last September I bought an interest
in a McCormic Shredder, cut, shocked
and shredded eighteen acres of corn,
h ir.g suffiaient to winter sixteen co Rs
and two mules, using no other forage,
besides having to feed cows through an
unusually long winter. I wintered
four other cows (not my owa) upn cot
ton seed hulls and meal ata cost of from
$ to S2 50 per month
Comparing cost on the above; a half
d-.zan hands can cut and shock eighteen
acres of corn in a day. Six hands
could with difficulty pull fodder from
about cne third as much ground, and
fodder curing is generally accompanied
with a great deal of risk. The corn, if
well shocked, will not iojare if rained
upon for two weeks, fcr it should be
shocked as fast as cut.
From The cultivator I see that "oes
are used to cut the corn. My plan 's
to break the hook from an old scythe
blade, batter down the hook end and
bind with padding for handle. This
wili be found to have the right length
and weight and serves the purpose much
better than a hoc, as the corn may in
this manner be laid in straight piles,
and gathered easily for shocking. A
careful hand should start the shock by
placing two arna-fulls of the cut corn
together with the butts placed firmlyj
on the ground and the tops placed
well together. The shock thus started
resemble the letter A. Afterward the
3ther hands may gather up the corn
lying near and place equally on all sides.
In bottom or very big corn, a ladder
>f three or four risers may be used in
>rder to reach the top to tie steurely.
[n four to six weeks shocks with two to
hree hundred stalks in them will be
.eady for the shredding. In case
he shredding cannot be done at
he expiration of the curing period
bree or four shocks at a small cost may
>e combined, and then the shredding
nay be postponed indefinitely. The
:orn will not injure if the tops are well
>ressed together and the shock shaped
:o shed the rain.
Be sure the corn is well cured be
'ore shredding, use a good shredder.
I use the McCormick and find that it
loes more than is claimed for it.) With
i McCormick Machine, run by a six
orse power engine, I shredded from
wo to three tons per hour at the small
roast of 75 cents per ton, including
fry shredded corn one year and you
ill continue shredding. I doubted the
:xpediency (others will) at first but was
:onvinced that shredding is more prof
table. The same amount <.f corn is
ieavier than corn harvested in the
tsual way from which the fodder has
>een pulled. Cattle will fare better
ipon it and fatten faster when fed upon
ne als and hulls. Am glad The Culti
tat':r is doing so much good in this line.
I Lady Attacked by a Panther While
Berry Picking.
A corresponde-t of the Chicago
l'ribun - writing from Rome, Mhine,
lays: Mrs. Anna Perkins was one of a
nrry of blu'berry pickers which wen-.
o the D~ead River section a week age.
['he fourth day of the stay Mrs. Per
~ins separated from the rest and went
ff toward the north, where she said
he believed the bcrries would be more
Edward Laphan, another member of
~he party, went to look for her just be
ore lunch hour. e soon saw her
~mong the bushes at work. Almost at
he same instaat he saw a panther
~eering over the tops of the bushes at
he woman. The animal was betwveen
hem. Lapham yede d to Mrs. Perkins,
eling her that there was a beast of
ome kind after her, and to run the
>ther way. The woman became excit
d and ran toward the man, and con
equently toward the beast. Suddenly
:here was a snarl and a leap, but the
panther misjudged the distance, and
ropped at the woman's feet. Then
here was a scream that the other mem
sers of the party heard. The woman~
ell prostrated ic a dead faint, and the
panther at once attacked her.
Laphama had secured a deal lind,
~nd was approaching as rapidly as the
:hick brushes would peralit. Th~e ani
nal te -e thc woman's dress into shreds
sd badly lacerated her legs atnd body.
A~s Lapham approached the beast
arouched as thoug~h to spring upon him,
yut Lapham landed squarely with the
ead limb on the skuli of the panther.
E1le followed up the attack with swift
>lows, breaking the old limb several
imes The pantrher rose up on his
21. ie and grunk at its agilant. A
'aw canught in Lapham's sleeve and
ore it frome the body of the grement.
~nother viC'ous sweep drawv blood on
Lspham' right leg. He continued,
iwever, to beat the animal with the
tub, and fiaally it bounded off towards
ne woods as the rest of the party came
Mrs. Perkins, it was dircovered, was
everely cia ved by the panther, but
ili recoter.
Will Support Bryan.
The latest political sensation is the
eport thr.t ex-Secretary Olney has come
~ut squarely for Bryan, and has writ.:en
letter urgin~ all Dem.:cer:es to suippOrt
he nominee of the party. Hem etofore
~Ir. Olney had becn piaeed in "the ex
>ansion" as well as in the "rola~ col
iman of Demoera-y. M;-. U!ayr' con
tersion is second only i1.importance
o the sensation which wotld be caused
hould Grover Cleveland~ anno'unce his'
ileiance to Bryan. Mr. Qiney has
>en considered by many as the strong
st man in Cleveland's cabinet.
Wreck a Sad Ruin in Poor Galves
ton Texas.
Many Great Buildirngs Dragged
Down and Heavy Trains
Blown Abut as
A dispatch from Houston says the
West Indian storm which reached the
Gulf coast Saturday morning wrought
awful havoc in Texas. Reports are
conflicting, but it is known that an ap
palling disaster has befallen the city of
Galveston, where, it is reported, a
thousand or more lives have been
blotted out and tremendous property
damage incurred. Meagre reports from
Sabine P-ss and Port Arthur also in
dicate a heavy loss of life, but these
reports cannot be confirmed at this
The first news to reach Houston from
the strickea city of Galveston was re
ceived Sunday night. James C. Tim
mons, who resides in Houston, and who
is the general superintendent of the
National Compress company, arrived in
the city at 8 o'clock from Galveston.
He was one of the first to reach there
with tidings of the great disaster which
has befallen that city and the magni
tude of that disaster remains to be-told
because of his endeavors to reach home.
After remaining through the hurricane
of Saturday, he departed from Galves
ton on a schooner and came across the
bay to Morgan's Point, where he caught
a train for Houston. The hurricane,
Mr. Timmons said, was the worst ever
The estimates made by citizens of
Galveston was that 4.000 houses, most
of them residences, have been de
stroyed and that at least 3,000 people
have been drowned, killed or are miss
ing. Some business houses were also
destroyed, but most of them stood,
though badly damaged. The city, Mr.
Timmons avers, is a complete wreck,
so far as he could see from the water
front and from the Tremont hotel.
Water was blown over the island by the
hurricane, the wind blowing at the
rate of 80 miles an hour, straight from
the Gulf, and forcing the sea water be
fore it in big waves. The gale was a
steady one, the heart of it striking the
city about 5 o'clock Sunday evening
and continuing without intermission
until midnight Sunday night, when it
abated somewhat, although itoontinued
all night. Heavy railroad trains were
blown about like eggshells and great
houses were blown down.
Gov. McSweeney thus Disposes of a
Colored Company.
On labor day in Columbia the local
colored militia company and another
colored company from Savannah pa
roled the streets. The soldiers acted
very boisterously and came near pre
ipitating a race riot. Several mem
ers of Lhe two companies broke ranks
and pursued two young white men in a
uggy who had driven through the
:arching line. The affair occured
ear the State house, right under the
ye of the Governor, who ordered the
matter investigated. At the investi
gation it developed that the horse driv
en by the young men had become un
manageable and they were not to blame
for his plunging through the crowd.
The cases were thereupon dismissed.
The eight negroes who broke ranks and
made all the attacks on citizens ofi
ervais street were fined heavily, and
ne fellow who failed to respond to the
ummons to court was given thirty days
for this offense and another thirty days
n the gang for his part in the affair.
Assistant Adjutant General Frost was
present and took all the testimony. As
a result, an order is now being prepar
d by the commander in chief, Gover
nor McS wceney, disbanding the com
pany under the section of the military
laws giving this officer the right to dis
band any military organization when
the good of the service demands it.
overnor McSw'eeney's order will how
ever, give credit to the men who did
not break ranks and to the officers who
arried out his commands after the
trouble comimen ced. The Governor's
action gives universal satisfaction in
Through Differant Glasses.
Gov. Stanley, of Kansas, while prac
tiing la-v, defe aded a negro charged
with murder. His client was convicted
and Mr. Stanley wrote a strong in
iorsement of the convict's application
for pardon. Ncw he has been called
pon to pass another appiiestion on
behalf of the same man, but, like his
predecessor, refuses to grant it, even
though backed by his own letter, say
iag tr~at as Governor he views the mat
ter "in an entirely different light."
No Fear of Conviction.
A dispatch frm Akron, Ohio, says
:ill the men arrested there for the at
tempt to lynch the ncgro wretch who
tried to outrage a ,white girl, "are
working men, living in that city."
Yes, their han~ds and their faces may
be grimed with the dirt and sweat of
labor, but their herrts are bright crim
son with the red blood of the white
race, and, theugh the law should al
ways be observed, no jury cemposed of
of the same sort of msn wiji decide
against them.
Heavy Republican Loses.
The election last week in Vermont
was not at all satisfactory to the Re
publicans. They carried the State by
a large mnajorit ;, but there was a great
shrinksge in the maj rity from other
years. The vote was as follows: Stick
ey, RimUbican, 48 102; Santer, Dam
>rat, 15.919: All others, 1 275. Stick
ey's pluraliny 32,183 and a majority
ver all of 30,.9US. The Republican
plurality four years ago was 3S,264 and
mjority over all 36 628
Sewall is Dead.
Hon. Arthur Sewall, who ran with
Bryan in 1896 died at Bath, Mie-, on
Wednesday. He was sixty-seven years
f age, and was a very successful busi

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