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The Manning times. (Manning, Clarendon County, S.C.) 1884-current, October 10, 1900, Image 1

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o(''OBER i! 1900.
The Asser-bei Demcr.1c':C Ciubs
Ac d se dc b-y Br v '.
His Pcwarfu! Arai :reer
R-cublic r. McK r v's
Own Wo:ras Us- ci
.Agrst Him.
T ! bi"lin wiah wa- .s sembled 1
Clu : ' r npls inds . on T;hnrs
dar wav ; rar ec witl. people, probably
Jn IN i praenrt. :)ut ao The hour
appreaeLed fr the advent of Mr. Bryan
at 4 o'lsck the aisles were diled and
the hall thronged to a decree of almst
suffocation. After Adlai E Steven:on
had coreludcd. .lame R. Sever;en, ex
crand master workain of' the Knights
o: Labcr, spoke, dealing with the wo:k
ineman from a , olftical :tandp int.
He said labor i- tlic f undazior of itberrty
in :ll the world
dlr. Sotrei n was foilowed by 1isho1
J. 1ilieu 'lurner, minister to Liberia
under Grant's administration, who
' coke brisdy and in part a! follows:
"A great many of my race F ho
foini d the msj yrity of t.e r'gro poru
lation in the United States 2.5 years ago
have already been promoted and bave
Zone to their good Christian fathers.
but the boys are eomirg forth in teem
ing buncrecs and theuands from that
palladium and safeguard of American
institutions, the public school system
of our country, and unlike Uncle Tom
and -\unt Sdly, they ate ding their
own thitking like other young Ameri
cans for themselves.
"We come with a fresh born, disin
terested patriotism to rut forth our
might at this time in the States of In
iana, Ohio. Illinois. New York and
New Jersey and other States where we
have been making the presidents for
the last 23 cr :0 yearf, and we think
this time, through our votes, we will be
able to make up such a quota for the
leci- n of Wim. Jennings Bryan that
we will elect this ticket without any
posibility of NeKinley defeaut it.
As Bishop Turner concluded dir.
Bryan appeared upon the platfo:tu. lie
ad reached the city a few minutes be
fore 3 o'clock, but did no. arrive at the
all until a quarter past 4 o'clock. He
was escorted through the streets by a
number of marching clubs. As soon as
the Democratic nationl candidate ap
peared on the platforr2 there was a
shout of greeting, and this soon devel
"oed into a demonstra.ion which con
tinued for sbout six minutes, until
there was a call fcr cessation by Mr.
Bryan himself. The speech was liber
ally appiauded throughout, and when it
was eencluded there was a rush to the
stage on the part of those in the audi
ence who wished to ,hake hands with
im. Hie, however, avoided this demon
stration, and soon found his way back
to his hotel.
Mr. Bryan said:
"I appreciate the work done and be
in done and to be done by this associ
tien of Democratic clubs, and I appre
ciate the energy, the enthusiasm ana
the ability displayed by 31r. Hearst,
the president of this association. I be
lieve in these clubs. The work of De
mocracy, being a work for the people,
mut be done by the peoplec. \\e need
the clubs to help us eh "c' moniey ,to
carry on our campaagn. Tie Repubii
can party can get its money from the
corporatons, which plunde: the people
between campaigns in return for the
money contributed darirg campaigens.
# et cannot go to a trutt arnd ask it
to help us, because we do not expect to
be hlpee. The Republican party does
not collect money for its national cam
paign from one Republican out of 100i,
and when the election is-over tK cut of
100 Republicans have nothing to . say
about the running of the gverWet.
- We <xpect that the ad3niistration
will be conducted in behaif of the great
mass of the American people, and we
have the right to call upon them to
help with their money as well as their
-votes to win this fight, which is their
tght, arnd not our fight. We need the
clubs to help circulate hiterature, it
evey member of the clubs will pie-k out
some acquaintance and find out what he
is thinktng about, prepare to meet his
arguments, supply him with literature
and work for his conversien, the miem
bers o.f these clubs will be astonished
to nd how much can be done. W e
need the clubs to poll the votes, for
we ust do by voluntary effort what
the Republicans can afford to pay for
havig done.
-The Republican party is not p're
pared to mueet the issues of this cam
paign. '1 he Republican party is today
dodging, running from nearly every
issue in the cam-paign. Whnen they
started out they said the nr-oney ques
tion was the puestionl of paramai~ant im
portance. Bust, my friends, they found
that when a man says that a quiestton
of money is mote important than a
1ueson of government he at once
aruss suspicion, and people begin to
wonder whether he thinks a dollar is
more important than a man. Think of
trvinz to make the money guestion
paramount in this campraigt . hhy, my
freds, wh en the mocney *-uestion was
parmunt in s- we fan tne Rie
aid, 'Let us ocin -e m"is in-tead c
the minis,' and the lirsz thtng they a.
when they got into p-owcr was, not te
reform the currency out to reierxr. the
tarif, and give the men who contrib
ued a chance to run their hands deepei
into the pockets of the people
"Now, when the questions of t he hu
man race and itiman liberty are ,a
seake. the Riepublicans say tn-at tra
money uestiun is the paramount tssue
They were afraid in 1>:% that we were
gir to have a 5no cent dollar. No
the have eiven us an 85 cent citizet
in Perto i;ico, and they dare not tel
us what per ert. of citizenship th<
Filipino is to have. In >:% they sai'
we could not have a double standard o:
c u:e -anm , 1overnient-a re
re and a despotism in the
I' . i ! lar s. They saidi i1
h we could not maintain a parity
a w te metal and a yellow.
nc:; they Maintain a parity be
* - a .ite citizen and a ellow suh
r : th e Philippine Island-? They
th:.: it is too sordid a doctrine to
that the standard of money you
e is tuore important than the f-rmi
i ment under which you live.
l Uo N . :rw: TRUS
Alv yt, -:y irienfd, whie the
c t' rc. w bcat fthe -ireiaey of
:he meer"C; tesbin, the are l)t 1e
pared tot mot the other :;-ues. Mr
H1annLa - says t are co trutst ihat
et:;es th: iestq n. He olueht to ask
hids wife. Ery wife knows there are
trusts. The only trust that any Re
pitlican in tbis country seems to know
about is the ic. trust. and the Republi
cas dont know much about that, for
if they did they wou!d know that every
is a Republican If they
knew tore about the ice trust they
would know that its harm was con
fined Lo the peorie of New York. and if
ther knew that they had a governor of
the State of New York, a man who
would not let any harm come to his
people they would know that there
would be no ice tru-t there or the gov
ernor would kill it
New York has a Republican cover
nor arnd a Republican ieei-lature. and
ycu Republicans who have been worry
ing so much about the ice trust can
cale your minds. for as long as the gov
ernor is out west making speeche , you
may be sure nobody is being hurt in
New York. Why is it that no Repub
liean knows anything about the Stand
ard Oil trust, or the sugar trust. or the
salt truat. or the trust of crackers, or
the trust of window glass, or the en
velope trust, or the writing paper trust,
or the trust in paper that R2publican
editors use to write a defense of the
trusts upon. Why don't they know
about these trust'? Is it dishonesty or
is it ignorance? Why is it that no lh
publican speakers come out against any
trust cxcept she ice trust, and why is
it that the Republicans in charge did
not d.;stroy that, so you can believe
Mr. Hanna when he says there are no
"The Republican parry is not pre
pared to defend itself on the trust
question, therefore they try to get it
out of the campaign. The lbpulican
party is not prepared to defend itself
on the army question. They say there
is no question of militarism and yet an
army four times as great as the stand
ing army of 18% is demanded by the
president's message of December, 1S9S
How much do we spend for education
in the I aited States? Les3 than $2J0,
000 000. How much. do the Republicans
want to spend on a military establish
ment? Uce hundred million dollars a
year. They want to spernd more than
half as much for a military establish
ment as we spend for the education of
all the children in the United States
Is that not a step towards militarism?
What reason can they give for it? They
can give only one. That is the one they
do not give. There are two reasons
which lead men in this country to want
a large standing army? One is a do
mesijeone; the other is connected with
our foreign affairs. What domestic
reason is there for a large army? To
proteet us from the Indians? No; the
less Indians we have the more army
the Republican party want. That is
not the cause. Why do they want it?
So that they can build a fort near every
large city and use the army to suppress
by force the discointent that ought to
be cured by remedial legislation.
"The laboring man asks for arbitra
tion arnd gets a large army; he asks
protection from the black list and his
answer is a large army; he asks for
shorter hours of labor in order that he
may have more time with his family
and for the development of his mind,
and his answer is a large army. He
asks fer representation in the presi
dents cabinet in order that labor may
be protected, and his answer is a large
army. That is the domestic reason
which is not given and yet it is a rea
sn entertained by many. What is the
reason they give? They say we need it
for our f~reign policy but, my friends,
they asked for the army before the
American people had ever decided upon
a foreigh policy that made a large army
"In December of 1S98 when the presi
dent asked for his army the treaty had
not been signed, but its terms were un
derstood. When the Republicans con
gress voted to raise the army to I00.000
the treaty had been signed and no arm
was raised against this nation any
where in the world. But the American
people had never voted for a colonial
policy; up to this time the American
people have never vote&. for a colonial
policy, and yet the Republican party is
pledges to a large army. What does it
want with it? It intends to exploit the
Philippine islands and if you want to
understand the reasons for a large
army, read the prospectus issued by the
Philippines Lumber and Development
company. You will find that at the
head of the company as president
stands a republican member of con
g~ess who is the chairman of the army
commttee of the house of representa
tives, and another Republican con
gressman is attorney for the company.
What do you want an army for? To
hold the Philippines while they are be
ing developed by syndicates headed by
Republican politicians?
"The Amierican people have not yet
decided in favor of imperialism. Thei
Republicans refuse to meet it. You do
not hear defenses of imperialism from
those authorized to speak. You find
that now the Republicans ate trying to
hide behind first one subterfuge and
then another- They say new that the
reason we are in the Philippines, the
reason our boys are dying, the reason a
large army is necessary, the reason we
cannot come home is because 1 helped
to tatify the treaty.
"-Mi friends, I want you to go back a
few moments and you will find that the
IRlepublican party said ive were in the
Philippine islands because of the act of
God, and it is a great come down from
God to me. If' it is the hand of God
that takes us to the Philippine islands,
why do the Republicans want to lay i
on to a Democrat? If it is well to be
there, if it is a rart of the divine mis
there. n t! 3ia! i oc silent t-artncrs
with the lAi hty. 1ut the triuble is
that they ake a! the noise and ths
far the Almgt hva.; been the :ilent
partner. Now they say the rar wouli
stop if it w e not fir the I)emeerati:
parry. They say that the F !ipieo"
would ay: d ow their arms but for the
hr'e th." l'av that 1 may be elec:ed
Whener a 1bliti'r tells you that
vou tell im that the colOnists fought
the Qanc "atl that the Filip'i os are
ti ine and they did it r.arly il ycats
before I wa. born.
"Tell them that !lhe F:lipinos issued
a declaration i idepen tnce patterned
.Geri ours before the iue'tio of impe
riai-m e er entered in0 A.' rican p011
C, . The d1o m 1 toth hur .:C'e
they s:y that I am re-persible for :he
Fili .oo hircd of for'i1 doi nat'on
If they have not f"orgotren the te"eh
ings of Abraham Lincoln th-y woaiii
know that he said it was riot a ar~y
but God himself who planted in the
hurr.;n heart the love f lib.'rty which
no R publican par'y can take away.
So tiat the Flipinos would not fight
but "r the hope Deiocratie success.
e'ntil human rature i6 entirely
changa prpie held in bondage will
rise -eanst it hnever there is a
prospec: of sueces d never made a
race that woul .elcome a furcign
m ster and 1,1101) years from now, no
matter what party i- in po~ver, tie
Fliiiinos il! ha--.a us and stana ready
to ris'e againtt u; if we attempt to hold
them in vassdage and tax them with
out thit oonteet.
"Republicans, what we object to is
that in order to defend your imperial
polioy you have to lay down doctrines
which, if erricd our, will destroy the
right of the A merican people to partin
ijate in their ow:n government. That
is our objcetion to your policy. If Sou
are simply going to kill the Filipinos
off and come home we mirh: get over
the crime. But that is tilt y lur p )licy
You dare not ki'l them o because y:.u
want to trade with them You would
destroy your trade argument if you kill
them. You cannot trade with dead
"You want them for subjects, but
you shall not have the-u for subjects if
we can prevent it. You cannot make
subjects out of them without changing
our ideas of government. You can't
hold them in perpetual servitule with
out amending your constitution either
openly or indirectly and the same
power that can disregard the consitu
tion and make a subj'ct out of a Fili
pino can disregard the constitution
and make subjects out of the American
peop'e. You have as much right to
disregard the constitution in the United
States as you have in Puerto Rico
You have as much right to excude
American citiz ns from the guarantees
of their constitution as you have to cx
elude Puerto Ricans.
"The Republican party is following
the paths of m narchy. It does not
propose a king, but it proposes a prin
ciple upn which only a king can
stand. IL does not propose a crown,
but it proposes a doctrine that can fit
nothing but a crown. 'ThIe Republican
party has done in Puerto Rico jast
what Eagland did in this country, and
our president is doing today just what
George HI did a century and a quarter
ago. What difference does it matter
whether you call him president, or em
peror. or king, if he administers to the
power of a king?
"We are not only against imperial
ism because it strikes a blow at our
principles of government: we are
aainst it because it destroys the moral
prestige of this nation among the na
tions of the earth.
"Let me read you what was said by
Mr. McKinley himself in regard to this
nation's position and in regard to the
principles set forth in the Declaration
of Independence. We have insisted, as
all have insistea who have defended
the declaratioH, that it was not written
for a day, nor for a year, nor for a een
tury. We have contended tha. it was
written for all time and all people and
that no nation would ever be so great
that it could not rest securely on that
dccaration of independence- We were
not alone in this idea. U'ntil the poison
of imperialism enter-:d the Republicans
they acceed with us in this doerrine.
as you weill see from a Fourth of July
speech miade by the president himself
at Chicago five years ago last July.
Speaking of the authors and signers of
the Declaration of Independence and
the constitution, he said:
"'They built not for themselves but
for posterity. Their plans stretched
out into the future, compassing the
ages and embracing mankind. Not
alone for the present were their sacrifi
ces and their struggles but for all time
thereafter; not for American colonists
only but for the whole human race,
wherever men and women are strug
gling for higher, freer aind better con
ditions. It was the yearning of the
soul for emancipation. It was the cry
of humanity for freedom-freedom t>
think, speak add act within the imita
tion of just and proper laws which
sheuld be of their ow'n making."
"There were no limitations on that
constitution then. There were no limi
tations on that declaration of indepen
dence. It was not intended for the
pople who struggled then; it was for
them and their children's children to
the remotest ages. it vs'aa not for the
Anglo-Saxon then. It was for all man
" 'I cannot better describe the fal'-of
the Republican party; I cannot better
picture its demoralization: I cannot
better describe its complete surrender
to the doctrines that underlie 'wonaroh
Is and ea:pires and despotisms than to
tell you that when a king dies a lle
publican president can send a s w
of condolence but that when two re
publics expire no Republican sheds a
tear. We want the American people
to attend to their own business. We
want them to have their own ideas and
stand fyr them. We want this cation
to be among the nations as a light and
I;E. Jt-T AND' !'ittt 1T.
"I want this nation to be just and
upright so that when other nations
quarrel, instead of calling out great
arnies to kill each other, they will say,
'leve he uesio to the I'aited States
-they can be trusted.' I want this na
tion to be a peacemaker among the
nations and tien it will earn the re
a pr tiied to the 1eacemaker:
vecedi'_c t eca 1) 'I reer a'm": iram
k- - J'f*' I ' - 1h ' 1
pu'eed M1r 4u';::- .r 'ochr-n
voted his -peech to 1 oim
Adlai1 E S ee:' d ircs-t :a the
convention at the terUm tin
He said in part:
V11 '., RE1'Vl~Li'AN SD'- iE ir
"I'he recieetion of resi. ...t -Ucj'L
ley will b.. he'd b dh a
t1 -and j :b tiy u. - i . oi -
j1ards th 'ii: ; CO
lipuic w ".u e'
cu,' a'3 i at the - ,
cbanke in the neoL. And p, of
worS than miT u~ "te ''he i: 1
r eee t Ion ,:f the .. t...'1
wouM~ be a oeou en
cnOUrsement t e i
of a war of cor. hi-... -' it feat
nre of his admiitr i'n. The*
demnatioi f the adaini.-trrion by the
ballot is our only here of e=C-.n *",m
the perilous rpolicy it h inaugarated.
--lmperialiams5 kno\; e'in of 'I' m
itations of power. ih- rule is sia
of tie constitu:ion. 1 :: Ihe
adoption by the AJI.:eie r1 di of
the COIlo ial r.ethods 1f I: ac
nonarchis. It re" the r;.:. .hd
aien peoples as tcts I n o cs
force as the contr);iing az nCy in 'M'
cranent. It means the e ire
lowing elose in the wake o' '-pyt'rialhrm
will cone the iwien s'ndmg army.
The dread hand of i;li:i s will be
felt in the Nw Werld a in the old.
The strong arui of pow r will be sub
stituted for the peae fu. agencies ,
which have for more tian a entury
un de our pcople c ) e -n appy.
Qaiting the Old Party
There is an interestirg iul ix of old
time Republicans in!C the Democratic
party. The Springfi.i R-'^uAblican
says that "followin C-i. Iligginson
into the Bryan club of Ma- a:huretts,
go Judge Pattam cf I'.bridge. ex
Governor Chamberlain, Iirani \ roo
man of Roxbury and niny others;'
while the Chicago Record says "the
most conspicious convert to the Ihmo
cratic ticket recer.tly is Syndney
Webster, who was private secretary to
William Seward and married the
daughter of the la:e lanilton Fish,
For many years he has enjoyed the
reputation of b:ing one of the ablest
international lawyers in the country
and been connected with some of the
mest famous and important cases of
internationailiti ation. lie .shares with
Mr. C:ney and M:. Schurz the fear
that Prcsident McKinley's foreign
policy will ruin the cu:try, and there
fore advises people to vote for Bryan.
Mr. Webster is an agd1 rean and
rather feeble, but he wiu1 be in'.ted to
preside over the mecetirg at Madison
Squire when Bryan speaks on the 14.11
of Oatober, if he is able to be present."
A Boy Abducted.
What looks like a Genuine cae of ab
duction ha; come to light in Flrence
eunty. last Fri'b~y na rain w:-ek
John Gieyward, a ID y.r-oid boy. dis
appar.2d fecm his f athe.; s name in the
Elinghami section. M1r. J. iE Heywnrd.
the ather c-f the lost b--, h-as been told
by responsible partics ha: he as ee;
dueed from his home by a man niDeQ
Simmons, a preternded eleek pedidler and
tinkerer. Nothing has b::en seen cr
heard of' Simmons and the boy since
Friday we~k. It is thought that they
went in the direction of North Caro
lina. Simmons had been at Eflingham
for several wecks, and the people be
ieved in him. 31r. R. Hatehell kuew
of the matter, bu: at the tima thought
noth.ng of it. It seems from what he
says that Simmons had promisca the
boy to take him to Fiorence and leave
him there, so that he igiht return in
thc afternocn with his father, who was
in town. M1r. Hleyward is nearly heart
broken over the disappearance of his
child, lHe has made cxteesive in
quiries, with no succes- .-Columnbia
Bridegromin Wasr't There.
in Lippincott's M1agazinC is given an
account by Chloe. a young Legro house
servant in an Atlanta faanily, of a wd
ding she had attended.
Tne next day her m'stre:-. said to
"Well, Chloe, how d i th weddaing
go off?"
Oh. la, missy. it was le ,rds
wddin' I ebber saw It wa j~slb
Oh, yo' j es' ought to cob seen cce flw-ahs
an' de splendid weddin -"ppah an' de
bri-e-oh, de bride! She had- e-n de
longest trail, anm' a white veil al ovah
her, an' a wreathi ob il a'ah-. an' oh, it
was jss' de mos' elegzant we a~
"How did the bridegroo'm ho -
An exp-ression of idiuite di~ tu4i
came into the face of - ee as sh- ad
"Ls. is'y. tihat go-.:r uaothin'
no-count nigph nekba come ci- !
A FearfalFall
Ge orge- Whittesey hai ' rea kable
makirg a lloo-n *eertion. When
1000i f act hig'h he cut- loe the para
-hute openinc nie-:iy af:.e a are p of
50 feet, when th sau ba us'e-~d in
ortrin the b-.lrn bak -loo0e
-n el ukin-g the pvaa'ue o'n top
an croia' it.~ WiA-.tc fe . uhy
the parachute reopenled,~ afa wiegi
he land' d safely in the- :neadi- ad
Grunds. i'cople were :--tae
when 11. bag stru.:k ti e pa'a'1u:e,
th ba& pa-s ine on down :d -f
ii th 'aing atront r. c' . ise
n Editor 3h.de I41ppy.
Te ~N o! le ae - h
we' g--.: -: U: u iuw o: -ur ei
tori m olne-- --:a te ek.AUe lan-d
hepe yeet ~ fml a-nd onve
uin vne bi&a io ro: da l e
forl eur aionihe \ien lik n cany be
ourel incuens wrat -t. iat usau
hey cun os our fuo'rur tame exanph
our b heinIens, wa n ouaenuthp
Adrift On. An Open Sea for Ten
The C.p':in and Crew of the
Shin Eiltsrslie Rescued
A.,r Severe Suffsr
Testmr Anmaa, Cat,
tai. :nr. in ' au , .ava.via St.
.. :stri ;-vd a: i; ston Wcdres
: -n, i:avlg on b.:ard tne
ai t.d !thr-n ,i the cre w of the
inspool'. ship 1'ier3lie, which wa
abandoned at ca. ci-mtated snd water
loiac. T he steat.cr rcteued the men
ou Sepei ber . after they had been
buffetec about by fearful seas for ten
day s. The master of the Ellerslie is
Cain ii e Vilyn Cook. Onoe mmber
of the Cr' was lost overboard on Sep
tember is The Elersiie sailed from
'ica ou a. 'iss., on August IS, for
SLiverp~oo. %e was a three masted
to.'dien -hip of 1 346 tons.
C aain Cook states that the Eilers
lie st:led August 1S with nearly a mil
lion feet of pine lumber for Liverpool
ani had 1-ht winds until September :3
after which a succession of gales was
enc,untrcd, developing on the 18th
into a il r eet hurricane. During the
ncx: f. days the wind blew at the rate
of eighty iiles an hour at times, the
vessel rolling and pitching in a terri
blc manner. The men were forced to
the forecastle head to prevent being
carried overboard. The sufferings of
the men becanme intense through lack of
fresh water, the supply having become
exhausted. After the masts went by
the board the vessel was relieved some
what and the gale moderated soon af
terward=. The crew set to work elear
ing away the mass of wreckage from the
dc in order to secure a donkey boiler
with w hich t- condense the salt water
Ab out eizht gallons of sea water were
thus condensed and the crew were given
small drinks diluted with lime juice.
Daring all these days the vessel was be
ing made the toy of the waves, the
crew endeavoring by means of signals
to attract the attention of passing ves
sels. Three or four steamers passed
within sight of the shipwrecked men,
but apparently did not see their signals
of div ress, o :a least they paid no at
teution to them. Finally on the 20:1',
at -? p. i., Capt. Cook saw a faint
streak of smoke far away to the east
ward an all hands eagerly watched the
volume grow in size until faint outlines
of a steamer were finally made out on
the horizon. The stump of the main
mast was now utilized for ditress flags,
and not n'y the B'ritish j ck, but a
bunch of the international code signals
was nailed t) it to attract the attention
of .he onex*nin; steamer. The latter
pr.m. d to be the Auana, .Java for Bos
tn, and was soon in hailing distance.
The eamer's boats were speedily low
cred, andi after several ineffectual ef
fonrs to get the men off the wreck from
the side of their vessel, the boats were
pailed under the j ibboorm, and by means
of iines the men were lowered from this
part of the wreck and taken on board
the steamer. The Ellerslie was then
set on fire.
Bryan Nails a Lie
W. J. Bryan's attention was called
to the statement alleged to have been
made by Mr. Kingman, that hereceived
$150,000t for insisting upon the silver
plank of the Kansas City platform, and
he said:
"It is hardly worth while to deny the
charge of a man who hides behind a
woman wnose name he will not give,
hut in order that the most unscrupulous
Republican may have no reason for re
peating the charge I will say that it is
aholute y false in every particular.
No one ever effered, premtised or gave
me that sum or any other sum for urging
thar p!~ak or any other plank of the
Iesa Chy platform or any other
pahrm. 1 do not know anything of
1r. Kingman, but it is said that he is
a cou:-in to Senator Cullom. The sen
ator ou'-ht to k-now whether his cousin
is trustworthy or not, and if the senator
will state over his own signature that
lie believes what his cousin says, and
is willing to represent him in an inves
tzation of the charge, I will make him
a ~proposition which will give him an
op -tnt to produce his evidence."
SeredHim Right.
The Spartanburg correspondent of
The State san s Lewis Byars. a white
man, wa- .sul j .cte~d to a rough and de
served exp'erience in that city on Wed
esday. The day before he had been
cnvice in the court of an aggravated
asault, and the man he assaulted ap
peared and asked for mercy. He w as
gwen a senteoce of one year in the
pencraiary or 81. fine. As he was
grgout of the court room Byars
stuck the objcet of his former assault
onb.- in the mouth, makinig a bloocy
lu:re in. Wednesday Judge Benet
Fae yarsico court, revoked the
far.:r ntence and imposed a sentence
of een uL'nths otn the ehaingang.
In Need of Money.
N tionDal Damc-ratic Chairman Jas.
k .Jones has written frotu Chicago to
:ya:e- hairnan Willie .Jones as follows:
Sir Dea Sir: Please accept my very
-ic hanks for your letter of recent
oc olosng check for $'0 as a coa
oibution to) the campaign fund from
e ::n o hrion county. S. C. I will
ae-isamount in the hands of the
trea-urer of the national committee,
and it will be used for furthering the
cau' e of Democracy. Please extend
my tharnks to the gentlemen who joined
n is ecnribution. and assure them it
is the more appreciated because we are
veryv 'uch int need of such assistance.
Killed Forty Boxers.
k dispateh from Pekin says the Ger
ma ou e )fsisting of 1 ,700t men
unde r Gen. von Hoopfner, encountered
a maall Boxer force south of the im
rmerial deer park recently and killed
I of the Chinese during a fight which
F ollwe. The Chinese were put cc
flight and scattered. Four German:
er wonded.
The Boers, Though Conquered. Made
a Gallant Fight.
The olicial report of British caiual
ties in the Boer war up to September
15 shows how expensive even a small
and successful war may be to say noth
ing of a bia one. The total losses are
given at 40,075. of which 25,199 are
persons sent home as invalids, 285 of.
'mrs and 2.71S men killed in action,
St (fiers and 77mrn died of wounds,
14:1 t fli.sers and 5 582 men died of di?
w 8 officers and t; men died in
cadtivity. 12 offiers and S09 hnt are
"mi:irg" or in captivity and 3 etliera
and 107 men were killed in accidents.
Evcry week uses up nearly half a r,^
ment. In the week ended S pten:bcr
15. for example, there were 21 cFicr=
ar.d 440 men killed, wounded. died of
disease or invalided home. As many
as 110 died in Soth Africa of dis
case during the werk mentionel. 'There
were 1,07: otli.:ers and 13 001 men
wounded during the war. The British
taken prisoners, or mi-sing, were 284
officers and 7 -3; men. of whom 269 of
ficers and 6,444 wen have been released
er nave escapod. Theye were losses of
an army aggngating about 230,000 men.
including colocials. The total of 40,75
casualties, it will be observed, about
equals the aggregate of B ter soldiers
of the Transvaal and Orange Free
State. Including the Boers of Cape
Colony and Natal who joined the bur
gher army, the grand total of the bur
gher army when it was strongest was
not over 52,000 But it was all mounted
infantry or artillery and the most
mobile army of modern times. It was
also an army of the best marksmen
the world has ever seen, armed with
the best weapons ever used so far in
war. Tr their mobility and marksman
ship the Boers added the advantage of
exceptional skill in selecting defensive
positions in a country that offered fine
facilities for the defensive.
To Buy up the Rice.
A meeeting of rice gr.xers have been
held in Beaumont, Crowley and other
towns in the rice district of Louisiana
andTexr s,at which the proposition made
by the New York syndicate to buy up
the entire rice crop was submitted. It
seemed to meet with the approval of
the farmers, and it is claimed that 9)
per cent. of the rice growers of South
Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tex
as, have agreed to the plan and sWgned
the contract engaging to sell all the
rice they may grow for the next four
years, to the New York syndicate.
Messrs. Anderson, Herd, of New York,
and C. D. Dusen, of Crowley, La., rep
resented the syndicate at these meet
ings. It is said the syndicate has a
cash capial of $7,500,000. New Or
leans rice brokers are likely to raise an
objection as it will largely shut them
out of their business, the agreement
will probably be perfected this week,
but it can scarcely be put in operation
until the next season as the bulk of the
present rice crop has already been mar
After Thirty-Eight Years.
General R. N. Richbourg, who fLor a
long time commanded the Fourth brig
ade, South Carolina miilita, and was a
resident of Columbia for many years,
was twice wounded at the battle of
Frazier's farm, Juno 27, 1862, while
charging the breast works. One bullet
took off a finger, while another struck
him full in the breast. No effort was
made to locate the bullet and the
wounded soldier recovered and con
tinued fighting until the end of the
war. General Richbourg writes from
Moatgomery to say that a few days ago
he felt a patn in his back. A spot be
came inflamed and sore to the touch.
That night he placed a drawing plaster
on the spot. Next morning the pain
was relieved, and taking off the plaster
he found the old bullet that he had ear
ried for 33 years sticking to it. It was
flattended and weig ed one ounce.
How They Talk
'Negro disfranchisement the para
mount issue" was the subject discussed
by several speakers at a mass meeting
of colored people in Cooper union, New
York, Wednesday night. it was con
ducted by the Colored Citizens'league.
The hall was filled, and about half the
people present were white. Resolutions
were passed protesting against the dis
franchising of negroes in Southern
states; calling on congress to reduce the
representation of such states to a pro
portion of votes cast; asking congress to
pass laws for the enforcement of the
13th, 14th and 15:h amendments to the
constitution, and "a force bill if neces
siry," protesting against lynching;
asking the president to use the military
force to prevent lynching; pledging the
meeting to oppose the election of Mr.
Bryan and favoring the election of Mr.
McKinley, by way of "rebuke to recent
Tam many police methods.'
Burned at the Stake.
Winfield Townsend, alias Floyd. a
Negro, was burned at the stake in the
little town of E~lectie, Ala , a half
hour after midnight Wednesday morn
ing. The Negro's etime was an at
tempted assault on Mrs. L~nnie Har
rington, whose husband set fire to the
brands which reduced T1ownsend's body
to ashes. Townsend made a confession
implicating seven other Negroes in his
rime. As this is the second white
woman assaulted in this vicinity with
in the mouth it is believed there is a
'onspiracy among the Negroes
A Lucky Nurse.
Mrs. Ora Horsman, Lynn. Mass.. a
nurse, is woith perhaps $1,000,000,
due to the beneficence of Mrs. William
Porter of inston. Mrs. Porter is K.
years old and feeble. She lives in the
Back Bay district, and there has been
nursed and cared for by Mrs. Ora Hors
man. On September Mrs. P'orter
paid her nurse with $S'U00, and on
Saptember 9, made a will leaving Mrs.
Horseman all her property.
Messages to the Dead.
A sad leaf in the history of tele
graphic communication is encompassed
in the story that-never bc fore has there
been so many messages sent to the
dead as at Galveston. Thousands of
despatches have been sent to persons
who were destroyed by the recent hur
ricane,- and who can never call for
Some Ringleaders Arrested, Others
Have Fled.
A dispatch from Georgetown says
Main street Tuesday morning presented
a scene which would do credit to Ma
nila. Soldiers ira-ehed, drums were
beating and the whole town apparently
was under military rui-, but such was
not the case. Mayor Mcrzan and the
councilmen, to whom were ad-ed sev
eral prominent citizens, constituting an
advisory board, were in session and have
been discussing what was best to d; in
the premises. About noon it was given
out that twenty warrants had been is
ou*;d for the arrest of ring!eaders in the
disturbance of Sunday night, and these
were served Tuesday afternoon. Wal
te-r Denison. a negro barber, is c.nsid
cred the ringleader, and is being held
responsible, in a large measure, for the
excitement Sundy night.
While it is not generally admitted
by some it is believed that by the
thoughtless remarks of a few hot heads
Sunday afternoon the ncgroes beiieved
that John Brownfield would be taken
from the jail by the whites Sunday
night and lynched, and that the ringing
of the fire alarm would be the signal.
At the first sound of the bell, there
fore, there was a hue and cry raised.
especially by the negro women, and
there was a general rush to the j Iii,
each bearing some kind of weapon,
from a rice reaphook to a rifle, and in a
few minutes 1.500 negroes were around
the jail and in the streets adjoining.
The whites at first did not understand
the meaning of this outpour and some
of the prominent citizens, including
Mayor W. D. Morgan, Col. Sparkman,
Sheriff Skinner and others went amongst
the mob and told them that no one was
going to lynch John Brownfield. Here
the rice field virago, the length of whose
vindictive tongue has never yet been
ascertained, got in her vilest work.
"Don't go home, mens, like do
buckra men tell you; stay here and save
John. Bu'n do dam town down to
ashes. Yunna kill all de buckra men,
an' we will 'tend to de buekra 'ooman
and chillun. De buckra want to run
over us, but we will show dem."
These and other remarks followed in
rapid succession, and the consequence
was that pandemonium reigned su
preme. The Georgetown Rifles were
summoned and remained in their ar
mory all night awaiting orders. Ma;or
Morgan understands the negro wel.
As far as he is concerned, he was un
willing to call 6n the governor for
troops, but yielded to the judgment of
others whom he called into consultation.
As soon as it was learned that the
troops were coming the leaders among
the negroes advised them to go to their
homes and stay there, which they have
done. It seems as if this negro, John
Brownfield, was a leader in the society
of coondom as well as a member of the
Odd Fellows and other organizations.
It w' believed that a large stock of
arms was stored in a certain hall in
town, and a committee was sent
to seize them, but it proved to be false.
Not more than sixteen arrests were
made this afternoon on the twenty war
rants issued this morning on the charge
of riotous conduct, carrying arms and
using menacing language to the terror
of the people. Some of the principal
ringleaders have escaped, including
Walter Denison. As predictcd, these
arrests were made without resistance,
and a few of the cases were heard this
afternoon, a conviction resulting in
every case. Three are in jail under
sentence of 30 days or Si00. One
woman paid her fine of $15.
Killed in a Wreck.
A serious and fatal wreck occurred
on the Plant System road near Benbow
mines, several miles from Charleston,
Wednesday night. The engine and
several freight ears junmped the track
and tumbled down an embsnkment,
killing Engineer Gooding, a young
white man, and Fireman Harvey
Thompson and Brakeman Ben White,
colored. When the ears and engine
went down the long embankment the
cars caught on fire, and the surviving
members of the crew fought the fire to
prevent the bodies of the dead from
being burned to a crisp. The cause of
the wreck is not known. The railroad
ofiicials refuse positively to make a
statement. The conduct of the railroad
officials cannot be explained, unless it
be that they are anxious to cover up
something that ought to be exposed.
Coroner Duffus was holding the inquest
Thursday afternoon and Friday. The
examination was a most thorough one,
and the blame will be fixed where it lies.
Hanna's Way
It was recently stated that Senator
Mark Hanna demanded a contribution
of $80,000 from the Baltimore Clearin g
House association for the Republican
campaign fund. Not only has this re
part no't been denied but the Baltimore
Sun publishes statements from two di
rectors of Baltimore banks who corrob
orate it and tell how the demand was
made. One of these is a Bryan man
and was indignant when the proposi
tion was presented to the direcetors'
Ten Dollars Per Family.
The census of 1900 is expected to
show a porulation for the I'nitde States
of from 73,000,000 to 80 00U0,000). T he
yearly current cost of ho~iing the Phil
ippines, therefore. amounts to nearly
or quite $.l per incividiual. It accord
ingly amounts to $1t' per year for each
average family. To the large majority
of families in the United States this
sum is nearly or tuite equal to what the
heads thereof are able to earn in a
Galveston Still Needy.
The Fund for the Galveston sutiers
sa tar collected iS altogether inade
quate to aff.ord the relief that is so
much needed. Cliaritable persons
should not withhold their hands from
giving because the city is bsginning to
"do business at the old stand." There
are many victims of the storm who
lost their all, and who must be helped
to their feet again before they can earn
a livelihood.
, In Hard Luck.
Th3 Union correspondent of The
State says Mr. G. Walt Whitman,4ate
candidate for governor, was recently
elected in that town for disorderly con
duct and carrying concealed weapons.
They Are Reviewed by aReturned
The Refugees Arriving in San
Francisco Tell of Great
Hardships Experienc
ed In China.
R,:v. C. H. Fenn, a returned mission
ary from Pekin, telle of the first receipt
during the siege, of direct news by
Minister Corger from secretary of
State Hay. lie said:
"On July 15 we received a message
that said:
" 'Communicate tidings bearer.'
"There was no date and'no signature.
This Conger sent to the Tsung Li Ya
men with the request that it be plain.
le received in repiv a- opy of Minister
Wu's dispatch which stated that the
United States government demanded
word from Minister Conger in: cipher.
The message made our hearts jump
with j y. Conger sent his reply at
'The night before relief arrived we
hear the rattle from Chinese guns
in the distance and it was sweet music.
Everybody got up-it was Labout 1
o'clock-the women made coffee and
there was no more sleeping that
night. The next day as the Americans
came in I went down and shook hands
with each man as he came-through the
water gate."
Cecile E. Payne, who went to Pekin
last spring as the guests of Minister and
Mrs. Conger, was a passenger on the
steamer Coptic. She told a graphic
story of the siege on her arrival here.
"Of the whole eight weeks of terri
ble anxiety and dread." she said,
"three nights stand out with special
prominence. They are spoken of by
the besieged as 'the three nights,' The
first was just before the siege-about
Jane 17 or 18. That was while we
were in the American legation. We
went into the British legation com
peund on June 20. The night I speak
of was one the foreigners will never
forget. All night long went up terri
ble cries-bowls and shouts of thous
ands upon thousands of Chinese crying
for the blood of the foreigners. The
second terrible night was about the mid
dle of the siege when after three or
four days of muggy and sultry weather
one of the most violent thounderstorms
I ever experienced broke over the city.
Everybody had predicted that with the -
coming of rain the Chinese would cease
firing, but the effect was just the oppo
site. It was a night of bellowing thun
der, roaring artillery, incessant light
ning and pouring rain.
"The third and last night of horrors
was that of August 13th, the day before
the rtlief came. On that night the
Chinese were fairly frantic to break
in and kill us. The firing that had be
fore seemed furious was tame compared
with the hail of shot and shell that
poured in upen us that night. It came
from all quarters, and seemed to be
from every imaginable kind of firearm.
We had received reports of the ap
proach of the relief column, and knew
that it must be near from the furious
atttempts of the Chinese to slay us.
We expected that any moment might be
our last, as many breaches were made
by shells, and a determined assault at
any one place would have opened the
way for the hordes outside."
Talking~ Through Their Hat.
In a statement issued from Republi
can national headquarters through
Committeemin Manly, the national
commaittee claims 266 votes certain in
the electoral college for McKinley, 112
for Bryan and 54 pat down as doubt
ful. The States conceded to Bryan
are: Alabami, Arkansas, Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, the
Carolinas, Tennessee, Texas -and Vir
ginia. In the doubtful column is put
Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Missouri,
Montana, Nevada, Nebraska and Utah.
iaerything else is put down for Mo
Kinley, but Indiana, which with its 15
votes is admitted to be in doubt.
When shown this Republican claim
Mr. Richardson for the Democrats
characterized it as only "so much
boasting." He added that the Demo
crats also had a poll which was very
different from the Republican one, but
that it would not be made public.
Sounds the Key Note.
Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, has
sounded the key-note of the McKinley
imperial campaign. He was put for
ward by the Hanna national committee
to voice the spirit of the trust party,
and at the Auditorium in Chicago, Sept.
25, he sums up the whole matter in
these words: "If the opposition says
that our constitution forbids American
people to hold and govern possessions
as their situation may require, Idis
mand that they show me the denial of
that power in the constitution. We
are a nation. We can acquire ter
ritory. If we can acquire territory we.
can govera it. If we can govern it we
can govern it as its situation may de
Memories of Homestead.
The great staike now in progress in
the anthracite fields of Pennsylvania
had its counter part in the bloody Home
stead strike in 1S92 The later countri
buted largely to the defeat of the Re
publicans in that memorable year.
The Homestead aff air was one of the
worst in th'e history of monopoly war on
labor. The steel barons had setout to
destroy the unions and the culmination
of their efforts was reached in the mur
derous assault of the Pinkertons upon
an unarmed populace.
Died in the Xoiutaius.
Gen. MacArthur reported to the was
department Friday that five soldierr
died in the mountains of Laguna
province after having made their
excape from the insurgents by whom
they had been captured. The date of
their death is unknown and no details
are furnished as to the manner of their
death. It is supposed, however, that
they perished from starvation and ex
posure, having lot t their way in the
mountains in their endeavor to return
to tir comrades

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