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FORT MILL TIMES. :
VOL. IX. FORT MILL, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6,1900. NO. 12.
mnnwjiffloi
Things Not Running Smooth at
Paris.
CHARGES AGAINST MR. PECK
Not Credited, but His Alanngcment
Has Caused Discontent Among In*
terested Americans.
Paris liv - ?
?i m: rcpumirauon
here of articles which have appeared in
the American press directed against.
(Tommissioner Peck's management and
charging the misuse of authority by
his staff has started a fund ol' gossip,
but has resulted in no tangible evidence
that the charges are true. While I
some are at variance with Mr. Peck's
idqas. no one insinuates that he i- involved
In any act not in accordance
with absolute honesty or that he is actuated
by any but the best motives in
directing the work of the American
commission, lie asserts emphatically
that no space lias lu.n sold by mploycs
and expresses a willingness that
the fullest investigation be made. That,
there'Is considerable friction and discontent
among those connected with
the commission and among some of the
exhibitors is beyond doubt, and this is
one of the causes for the national
i^juiuiiBsiuners organizing into a body
on Thursday and offering their services
to Mr. Peck in an effort to smooth out
she uneven places. The pay roll is he- ,
ing decreased each week as the various ,
experts and employes complete their i
work, and their for o will soon he much
smaller.
The exposition Itself drags along toward
completion with many exhibits
still unfinished. The chief complaint of
visitors is not of lack of sufficient to
see. hue absence of any form of amusement
except that of viewing the exhibits.
There is no outside music or any
of the other attractions which made
the Chicago world's fair each night a
scene of gaity and brilliancy.
After a most anxious time the cham I
t>or or deputies and PremicrWaldeck
"Rousseau have succeeded in navigating
the ministerial bark through the breakers
thrown up by the interpellations of
the Nationalists and dissident Republicans
into calmer waters of domestic
legislation. The chamber finally seems
to have made up its mind that it has
wasted enough time on anti-governmental
Interpellations which have monopolized
almost every night of the
ser-sion up to now. and has decided to
attend to its proper business of legislation.
It, therefore, shelved the interpellation
respecting the resignation
of Gen. de Galllfet by a majority of
over 15rt votes.
Gen. de G-alifet is the seventh war
minister who has left his post on account
of the Dreyfus affair.
The Vendome celebration on Monday
next promises to take the form of an
interesting Franco-American demonstration.
ITnilo/l a-.i
. T ,\iiiiiii^UMUr
Porter will leave Sunday to take part
iu the ceremony attending the unveiling
of the monument to fount de
Roehambeau, towards the erection of
which the membor.s of the Ambassy
and ninny other Americana have subscribed.
An official character is given
to the event hy the decision of the cabinet
to send representatives of the ministries
of war and navy.
The legal separation of the Infanta
Dnlaila and her hushand, l>on Antonio
of Orleans, was signed before the
Spanish consul general in Paris on
Thursday. The Infanta Eulail i will go
to live with her mother, ex-Queen Isabella.
Must Stay.
Havana, hy Gallic.?Rumors having
reached the authorities that Mr. Rathbone
intended to leave the island of
Cuba, he was notified that his presence
was absolutely required in Havana until
the investigation into the postal affairs
had been completed. The postal
offlclnls now in charge state there are
rooet cogent reasons why Mr. Raihbono
should remain in Cuba, even if they
were compelled to resort to force to
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additional important facts connecting
the officials with postal frauds have
been brought to the ears of the authorities
here, who, however, wish to
avoid even the appearance of harshness
in dealing ith these eases.
Smallpox on Passenger Ship
New York, Special.?The HamburgAmeriran
steamer Pretoria, which arrived
from Hamburg, Boulogne and
Plymouth, with 132 cabin and 1.80;>
steerage passengers, is detained i.quarantine,
owing to a case of smallpox
among 'her steerage passengers.
The patient. G. Wolff, a Russian, 27
years old, was taken sick May 27 and
was promptly isolated in the ship's
hospital.
Quiet in Peking.
Pekin, by Cable.?American and ?,tiler
foreign guards numbering 34:> arrived
here in the midst of the Dragon festival.
The streets were unusually
crowded and. though the people were
greatly interested in the annual spoi tacle.
no manifestation of hostility was
made. The presence of the guards has
had a marked effect upon the braiinc
of the Chinese towards foreigners. The
boxers" are evidently moving afield.
Unfortunately no leaders of the ' b ixers"
have been arrested. though their
capture would have been easy. All tie
government has done ha- been to oceu
py the scenes of disturbances and no
real repressive measures h;:\e been ta
ken.
V .
NEWS SUMMARY.
\
The South.
A number of Friends fram lialuinoro
held services in the old Quaker Meeting
House at York. I'a.. the site for
Uhit'li Wile <lnnnfo<l ? eon W?tl
liam Penn.
A duel to the death was fought by
Kmmct Coy and Bonifacio Perez,
cowboys, in Hidalgo County. Texas,
with riilcs, l>oth men falling in their
tracks.
Chief Justice Hazelrigg, of Kentucky,
has given out a statement uositively
declining to enter the race for
the Democratic nomination for governor.
leaving Governor Beckham as
the only candidate.
Dr. J. B. Shearer has resigned the
presidency of Davidson College, his resignation
to take effect at the close of
the next year, and Professor Henry
Bonis Smith has been elected to succeed
him.
The Tenth annua] reunion of the
United Confederate Veterans began in
Louisville. Ky., on Wednesday, with
the largest attendance of any meeting
j yet held.
A few days ago. John Boyd, a farmer
in Darlington county, S. C.. had a quarrel
with a negro on his place and tied
him no and wlilnnpii aim iw>i
....... j v. nno
ai supper when he was dhot dead. A
crowd of men with blood hounds are
on the track of the murderer. The negr
> who was whipped is supposed to
have done the killing.
The North.
Kansas needs 20.000 men, to gather
its record-breaking wheat crop.
Irving Johnson, colored, and Levy
Persons, white, are supposed to have
been drowned in Whist Pond, at Turlington.
Conn.
An indictment charging Faltiin Gilliam.
a domestic in the family of Dr.
M. J. Ambrose, with having put poison
in their food, has been reported by the
Grand Jury, at Cincinnati, O.
Strang expansion sentiment was
shown at a mass-meeting in Detroit,
Mich... in connection with the American
Baptist missionary anniversaries.
James Fitzharris and Joseph Mullet,
Irish Invincibles, were excluded from
this country by New York immigration
officials and will be deported.
it is reported that former Senator
David H. Hill will exert every influence
to turn New York against Bryan in
convention.
Forergn.
Army officials in Havana deny the
charge of having lived extravagantly.
The Socialist candidate. llerr
Suedokum, was re-elected to the
Reichstag at Nuremberg.
The Derma 11 East Africa Steamship
Company will increase its capital by
$1,000,000 for new ships.
The German torpedo flotilla is now
proceeding slowly down the Rhine,
and will arrive at Rotterdam June !).
Wholesale exportation of coolies
from China to German colonies is ad\rated
by Herr Eugene Wolf, the great
explorer.
The Boers in Northern Natal show
signs of active opposition to General
Huller.
A British force is reported to have
lo: t heavily in an effort to break the
siege lines at Comassie, Ashanti.
Socialists observed the anniversary
r.f the Commune by a panadc in
I'a l is.
A state almost of anarchy, due to
the agitation by the "Boxers," prevails
in parts of China.
Miscellaneous.
The Pcstoffice Department denies
the truth of the reports thai inxstal em
ployes sent from Washington to Porto
ltieo drew salaries from both offices.
Twelve contract surgeons now with
(lie army in the field are to lie transferred
to the regular army with the
rank of first lieutenant.
The French Panama Canal Company
has received orders from Paris to
resume work on a large scale.
The new Philippine Commission lias
arrived in Hongkong on its way to
Manila.
Representative Lents proposes to
print 30,000 eoples of the testimony jn
the Coeur d'Aleno investigation.
F. R. Stack able has been appointed
by the President Collector of Customs
fcr the district of Hawaii.
Id Hung Chang lias been confirmed '
in the Vice Royalty in Canton.
Charles Moore, clerk of the Senate j
District of Columbia Committee, has
been made a Ph. D., Columbia University,
for u book entitled "The
Northwest Under Three Flags."
Robbers got $10,00t) worth of jewelry
from M. Perrot's shop, in the Palais
0 1 ? "
iku?4n, i ana, 011 r riuay nignt.
Lemons and oranges from Los Angeles,
Cal., were kept perfectly fresh
in n told storage voyage of 8,001) miles
to Paris.
The Dukes of Fife and Argyll and
Earls of Hopetoun and Jersey are mentioned
for F/dcrated Australia s Viceroyalty.
Mn t men have their wits sharpened
on the grindstone of adversity.
MONUMENT DEDICATED
Monument Dedicated at tt.oxncstovrn,
nary land.
Hagers'own, Md.. Special.?Another
link in the chain which binds together
the once warring factions of the North
and South, was forged by the dedication
of a monument erected to the
memory of the men w?to wore the giay,
tts well as those who wore the blue and
who died in mortal combat on the
bloody iicld of Antietam. This event,
which is probably without a parallel
in the history of the world, was graced
by the presence of the President of the
United States, accompanied by many
members of his Cabinet; a score or
more of United States Senators, thrice
as many members of Congress, the
Governor of Maryland and prominent
men from all parts of the country.
There were also present hundreds of
veterans who fought for the ' "Dost
Cause," and thousands who fomrht for
tho side that proved victorious. Side
l>y side they stood with uncovered
heads throughout the ceremony convening
the monument from the State
to the National Government.
Tho dedicatory ceremonies were
opened by Colonel Benjamin E. Taylor,
who introduced General Ilenry Ivid
Douglas, director of ceremonies.
P/ayer was offered by the Rev. It. K.
CJnrkson, who was followed by Governor
John Walter Smith, in an adi
dress of welcome. Colonel Taylor as
president of the Antietam Battlefield
Commission of Maryland, then presented
the monument to the National
Government and the lion. Ellliu Root,
Secretary of War, in a brief address,
accepted it on behalf of the United
States. Then followed short addresses.
mainly of a reminiscent character
by Generals John B. Brooke,
James Longstreet, Orlundo B. Wilcox.
J. E. Durvear, Senators Forakcr, Burrows,
Daniel au?l others who were
prominent on the opposing sides in the
great struggle. These were followed
in turn by Representative George B.
McClellan, of New York, and other
members of both Houses of Cnm^ws
Then tho hand played "Hail to the
Chief" and General Douglas introduced
President McKinloy who delivered the
address of the day, and in tho course
of which he said:
"In this presence and on this memorable
field 1 am glad to meet the followers
cf Lee and Jackson and Longstreet
and Johnson with the followers
of Grant and McClellan and Sherman
and Sheridan, greeting each other not
with arms in their hands or inulico in
their souls, hut with affection, and
respect for each other in their hearts.
(Applause). Standing hero to-day. ono
reflection only has crowned my mind?
tho difference between this scene and
that of 38 years ago. Then tho men
who wore the blue and the men who
wore the gray greeted each other with
shot and shell and visited death upon
their respective ranks. We meet after
all these intervening years, with hut
one sentiment?that of -oyalty to tho
Government of the 1'nited States, lovo
for our flag and our free institutions
and determined, men of the North and
men of the South, to make any sacrifice
for the honor and perpetuity of
the American nation." (Applause).
Ciose of Reunion.
Louisville, Special.?The tenth an
nual reunion of the United Confederate
Veterans adjourned sine die at
ti o'clock Friday afternoon. The meeting
of 1H01 will be held in Memphis.
Three cities were competitors for the
honor of entertaining the veterans
next year. The claims of Memphis
were presented by General \V. H. Gordon.
who made an eloquent plea for
the Tennessee city. The claims of Buffalo
were presented by II. h. Smi tb.
who made an excellent impression on
the convention. l)r. Williams, of
Jacksonville, spoke for Jacksonville.
'I he final vote showed for Memphis
1.520 votes; Jacksonville, 2r?t!; Buffalo,
28. A vote of thanks was extended for
the. kind invitation of Buffalo. The last
session of the convention was confined
entirely to the vote on the place for
the next convention and was practically
devoid of incident, but the latter
part of the morning session was full ->f
excitement. For upward of half an
hour the convention was in an uproar
and in a state of great excitement and
confusion.
Killed In I xplosion.
Key West. Fin., Special. As the
steamship Bolivar was preparing to
sail from this port an explosion occurred
in the boiler room. that, aim >st
lifted the vessel out of the water. On
investigation it was found that ("Chief
Engineer John Thompson. I'ablo Foal,
a fireman, and a boy named Willie
Hancock, were found horribly scalded
by escaping steam. All three diod
shortly afterward.
To Issuj Bonds.
Richmond. Va.. Special. The stockholders
of the Southern Railway met
here Friday. Every snare of the capital
stock of the company was represented.
The stockholders, by a unanimous
vote, authorized the execution of
a fourth supplement to the company'a
first consolidation mortgage deed, j . <.
| vidlng for the issue of bonds thereI
under, hearing interest at the late of
4 1-2 per rent, per annum. This notion
I does not involve the issue of any additional
bonds beyond those previous
ly authorized to ho issued under the
company's consolidated mortgage. but
merely provides that the bonds may
be issued thereunder in future ;i? a
lower rate ot Interest
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ADDRESS OF PROHIBITIONISTS.
Conference Address to the Voters of
South Carolina.
The? Prohibitionists of South Carolina.
in appealing to the Democratic
voters to join them in suppressing the
liquor traffic in this State, deem it proper
and right that they fhoulil clearly
and unequivocally ftn'c their position
with rnfnronnn *'* """
. v.v? vttvv IU I lit VUUducted
in the name of the commonwealth.
which thereby makes all its
citizens responsible in a measure for
the continuance of this traffic, which
we believe to be a crime against humanity
and it means of degradation to
the people.
In the first place we have chosen to
make this contest at the Democratic
primary because we are members of
this political organization, which is itt
virtual control of all the affairs of the
State.
We have the right to raise tliis issue
within the party lines because the machinery
of the State government lias
been used to contract and operate a
system of liquor selling, which has for
its chief object the constant increase
of the consumption of liquors by the
citizens of the Stale, mainly with the
view of making money out of the business
in which the State is engaged. We
would violate conscience and prove recreant
to duty as good citizens if we
did not protest against this inquitous
method of obtaining money through
the sensual indulgence and debauchery
of our citizenship, and we are making
this protect in a fair, manly and consistent
way, appealing to the higher
instincts of humanity, and pleading for
the social, domestic, moral, religious
and political elevation of our whole
people, lly banishing the evils now
fastened upon the State in consequence
of the system under which the sale of
liquor is conducted, we would protect
our young manhood, bring relief to
wronged and 'suffering women and
children, and inaugurate an era which
would eventually rid our homes of the
blight following the use of liquor jus a
beverage. The State Is now encouraging
this use of liquor on the part of its
citizens when it should by every means
discourage that which wastes the resources,
paralyzes the energies and
destroys the manliness of these who
should be the shield and protection of
our homes. The State is engaged for
profit in a business that strips the
home of comforts with as much certainty
as a cyclone mows down the
mighty forest; a business that op emu
lite gates of perdition to lost souls; a
business that the genius of hell lias
never fashioned a more complete method
of recruiting its ranks; a business
that has borne from time immemorial
the l>a<lge of disgrace in civilized and
Christian communities, and that is now
exalted in the sovereign ami enlightened
commonwealth of South Carolina
to the dignity of government service
and government protection, so that our
youth are taught by the example of the
government itself that the manufacture
and sale of liquor is an honorable
anil desirable occupation. Whence came
tins usurper of governmental authority?
Did the citizens of the State decree
its introduction as "the best solution
of the liquor question?"
ISight years ago the Prohibitionists
of South Carolina asked the privilege
of testing public opinion as to whether I
licensed saloons should be prohibited
within its borders. This request was
made of the managers of the Democratic
election machinery, who consented
that a separate and unofficial
box might be placed at each poll where
every voter eould east a bnllt. for or
against Prohibition. The opponents of
the license system were without efficient
organization, but the voters voluntarily
went to the polls and rolled
up a decided majority against the sa loons.
Political exigencies did not
favor a prohibitory law, and although
a majority of the House of Representatives
passed such a law, enough members
were ('afterward found Cto reject
the law which tbey had Caided in
framing and a substitute was ('discovered
in the ('present dispensary
system. "Ye asked for bread and
were given a stone; ye asked for a lish
and were given a serpent."
Prohibitionists were then placed in i
an awkward position and manv of I
I horn know nnt what to do. The saloon
had hern abolished, and this was
ono of tho objects for which they had
struggled in tho past, yet liquor soiling
was not stopped. On tho contrary,
tho State hail been made to engage
in tho business under the pretence
of controlling the traffic and giving to
consumers a commodity that was
"chemically p*re." at a price that
would not admit of profit. This was
coupled with the declaration that the
system thus inaugurated without the I
consent of the people was "a step towards
prohibition." and many acqul- ,
eseed in the legislation with the belief |
that the Stale would really undertake
to minimize the consumption of liauor.
it was a "law upon the tatute books,
and many of tho law-abiding and
peace-loving citizens, though honestly
opposed to liquor selling in any
shape, threw the weight of their influence
in favor of the execution of tin* j
law.
An armed constabulary was furnished
with gun. to shoot down citizens
who violated the liquor daw, it in the
judgment of the constables it was
necessary to enforce their authority, j
and Miiis began a long reign of vio
lence and turbulence in the land. for
the law breakers wore as ready and
anxious to shoot as the men "clothed
with a little brief authority." who
acted upon the theory that their own .
lives were in constant peril, and their
surest defence wa:= to take nuick and I
deadly aim. The bloody catalogue
need not to lie dwelt upon, for it is the
most shameful record in the history of
the State, with the single exception of
the reign of the carpet-bagger and the
scalawag. Meanwhile the law was
contested at every step, and the courts
were invoked to compass its destruction,
with the result that the main
features of the system were sustained
by the courts, and the statute was unimpeded
in its progress towards prohibition.
Dispensers neglieted to observe
some of (lie most salutary features
of the law and themselves became
Violators where t"-y" were exported
to become guardians; minors
and drunkards have found it easy
enough to procure liquor with or without
the eonivance of the dispenser;
"chemically pure" has become a byword
and to mean the vilest of the
vile; the agents of the State have defrauded
and defalcated in large numbers.
and few have been made to feel
the penalties for their misdemeanors;
the stall' board of control has more
than once become an exhibition of exceeding
offence in the nostrils of the
good people of the commonwealth, so
that time and again it was necessary
to make changes and bring about reformations;
scandals almost without
c-iomlier have tracked its pathway;
changes of dishonesty have been eon
itant, ant! tho public was made fariiliar
with rebates ami the santplo
room; in a word, the entire system
has horn permeated with suspiring
distrust and causes of offence in striking
contrast with the honorable record
of South Carolina glorious past
lias the system proven "a step towards
prohibition? Net in the sen^r
that originated this phrase, but in another
and truer sense the demand for
actual and honest prohibition of the
liquor traffic has been largely increased
by the failures and shortcomings, of
Cue Oapmsary system, which has been
"weighed in the balances and found
wanting." That is the indictment wo
bring against it to-day, and to the Democrat'ie
voters we turn for a verdict.
In its stead we would offer them still
further restriction of the liquor traffic,
destroying the profit and beverage
features of the present system, and
limiting the sale of alcoholic liquors
to strictly necessary purposes, such as
medicinal, mechanical and sacramental
uses. This substitution would take
away the odium of the State's being
engaged in a business that Is prostituting
the youth of the country, wasting
tin' resources, or the poorer classes,
bringing disgrace and degi'dation
upon famiHes. impoverishing the
homes of our Htizons, and withholding
bread from the women and children
who are enrscd with the blight of
the drink donion. Prohibition offers
an opportunity to work for the elevation
of the entire people, the better instruction
and training of tin4 young,
the creation of incentives to industry,
and the moral a vanecce(u,kae tnfar
and the moral advancement of ihe
State to keep pace with its material
prosperity.
The benefits of a prohibitory law
will not. bo fully realized in a year or
even in five years, for the longer such
a law is in existence with reasonable
chances of enforcement tiio greater
will lie the benefits derived from ii.-j
presence as a permanent policy of the
State. A generation that shall grow
up witjiout any knowledge of liquor
saloons, whether operated by indiri- j
duals or the State, will bo a population I
notod for its sobriety, which will be j
the rule and not the exception among
the young men. Once firmly rooted
and grounde in the minds of the poo
pie. a prohibitory measure will come
to be regarded as a necessity. More
than a generation lias parsed sinc?
this law was enacted in Maine, and
for a long time there was a vigorous
fight against, its continuance, hut at
this time both political parties are
pledged to its maintenance as the set.
tied policy of the State. The ery of
repeal has been frequently raised, and
not many years ago one of the politi-.
<al parties made repeal a plank in its
platform, with the result that not more
than a half dozen members were ele< t
ed to the Mouse of Representatives,
wii.cn n>is ovc.- iv<* nunucvo in us
membership, ami the fight for repeni
was an ignominious failure.
(Ion. Neal Dow, who was t!ir apostle
of Prohibition, a man of upright character
ami irreproachable veracity, in
his testimony before a Canadian commission
on the liquor traffic, declared
that, there was no Stale in the I'nlon
whore more liquor was consumed in
proportion to population than in
Maine, prior to the passage of lite
prohibitory law. It was then one ol
the poorest States, and under prohibition
it has become one of the most
prosperous, largely the result of savings
by the people from the discontinuance
of the liquor traffic, lie said
?it was quite within the mark to say
that not one;twentieth as much liquoi
IS ROII1 iKllKH'SllllCI.V Ml I Mill illilll' il>
was sold by tho saloons before thislaw
was passed. Portland, its ehlef
city where 'ten. Dow lived and died,
had seven distilleries and two breweries,
while many cargoes of rnni were
brought every year from the West indies,
and now liquor is sold there on a
very small scale, the quantity not a
hundreth part of whai it was in the
olden time. His estimate was that
there is a saving of $2 l.Oftb.OOO annually,
which goes to increase the prosperity
of the masses, and lie declared
that it is far within the truth to say
that ?1.00(?,0<m> would pay for all the
iiquor smuggled into Maine and sold
in violation of the law. This is the
testimony of a man who spent the '
be?t years o' Ma "fe even down ex- J
trcme old age in advocutlng a clause
(hat he knew was beneficial in a moral,
religious. industrial and financial
scene. A whole generation has grown
up there without being witnesses vb?
the effects of liquor, and there arp
grown meu and women who havo
ucvor seen a drunk man. Is not such
a state of affairs worth striving for.
even though the attainment of such a
result involves sacrifice, toil and endurance
on the part of its advocates?
Christian men and women can well
afford to make the sacrifice and bear
the toil, because It is in the direct line
of obedience to their Master.
nut child's play. The Prohibition l>emocrnts
of South Carolina arc not responsible
that the issue has to bo
made on the political hustings. There
is no choice left to us except to abandon
the field, wherein we would prove
recreant, to the most, solemn obligations
that, rest upon a Christian i eople,
charged with the moral and religious
elevation of those around us.
To relinquish the field means the continuation
of the liquor traffic under
the aegis of our beloved South Carolina.
and perpetuates a system that is
undermining the publb- weal and distroying
the probity of our public men.
a system that sanctions with the
broad seal of the State an annu'ment.
of the divine injunction. "Woe unto
him that gives bis neighbor drink. *
* * and niakest him drunken also."
Kverv day. and every hour through the
daj, tli" State of .South Carolina is
v i.ding ibat which destroy.; the souls
of iiien, and the servants of Cod (anno:
remain indifferent or unconcerned
while tills law is contained 111 the
statute iiooks. "ldigiitoo iviess cxaltetli
a vatu n. but -in is a reproach to
any people." and the hideous enormity
of this sin of drunkenness fostered by
the State must not longer stain the
proud escutcheon of our common
mother. Wo must protest against
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anomalous perversion ci governmental
oower by which every citizen of the
State is made rcsponstnie for a" trhfTlc
that is abominable in the eyes of God;
The means of our protest is through
the political agency with which we
are in part entrusted as citizens of
South Carolina and we come now to
make an appeal to our,fellow-citizens
that they will join ns in restoring tho
old commonwealth to a right. relation,
whereby the lienor traltic will be put
under ban, so that our rulers and lawmakers
will be spared the necessity
of legislating to Increase the sin of
drunkenness within our borders. To
do this effectually we are compelled to
make this issue at the Democratic
primary, and hence to have representatives
of our principles who will eontend
for them before the people, and
"seek to obtain eontrol of the executive
and legislative departments of the
Siato government." This is no unworthy
aim or object, and we proclaim
these purposes, which are not.
hid in a corner, to our political asso
eiates, demanding the right to make
the issue at the primary polls, ami insisting
that fairness and justice requires
tl'e recognition of our representatives
inside the party lines, where
every other issue is settled for the
maintenance of good government in
this State Wf> ilenv Ihnl :inv olsisa .if
Democrats lid\ r? peculiar and aperial
privileges accorded to them under the
constitution and laws of the party, and
we will maintain our right to lie heard
on the hustings and to east a free, 'illtrammeled
ballot at the polji.
Casualties in Philippines.
"Washington. I>. Special.?S"cro
tary Itoot has sent to the Senate, in response
to resolutions of inquiry, an rvtended
rep;irt on the number of soldiers
who have been killed and who
have died of wounds in the Philippines.
The casualties in the Philippines from
July 31, 183$, to May 31 were: Deaths,
regulars, .'ifi officer.0 and 23'> men; volunteers.
11 officers and S34 men. Woun ded,
regulars. 37 officers and 721 men;
volunteers. 31 offiers and 1.113 men.
Killed by n Boy.
Brook's Station. (Ja.. Spr in 1. Mosn
II;,Inns, a negro who had been working
for A. IMrNoely. a farmer, near
hero, was shot to death Into Saturday
by Kwoll M -Neely. an 18 year-old so.i
of the planter, on whose plaee the
shooting oeeiirred. The negro's small
ti&lighter 'ruek the ehildren of Me.Veely
and the latter whipped her. Holmes
oame bv MeNeely's home and knocked
down the ride t daughter of the planter.
A light ensued in which the negro
was shot.
lire vit'es.
Forty-si ^ Filipinos wore reported
killed as the result of lat-t week's operations
of the American army in
Luzon.
The Amalgamated Association of
Iron and Steel Workers and Tin Workers
at IndianapoliInd.. will, it la
said, accept a compromise scale with
an advance of about v per cent.
While trying to siio t a rat at Paulding.
<).. former Congressman Simon W.
('ranter killed his wife.
According to a circular issued by
Paul Leroy Iteaulieu, the well-known
r'r.'llcli i ?. ttliainivl .|.?-1 I... **.?
- - -- .HIM 1 | ||? ?!* ! I?(y I I|i
ted Sijiws C'ounsnl Covert of Lyons,
frenchmen possess not less llnui
noii.oiKI in TtmiisviimI mining property.
:iih| (lie French, CerniMn Mild Dutch
stock holders "own prohnbly more thiin
Inilf of the mines."

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