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_ ^ _ ; _ = ; " VOI, 1. BATESBURG. S. C. WEDNESDAY, JULY 31. 1901 Nq 29 ; 1 ELECTION ORDERED i By the Democratic State Ex<cu tlva Committee : | IN THE SEVENTH DISTRICT To Fill Out the Urn xp'rod Term * in Congress of the Late Congressman J Wm -St krs. Tho Democratic State Executivo Committee met in Columbia last Thurs day. When tho committee was oalled to ordor Col. Jones stated tho obj^ot of tho mooting to bo the arrangement of a primary to nominato sorno ono to 611 tho unexpired term of tho late Dr. ctoncB. I'fco lolloping members or tho committee wore presont, iho counties ^ of Charleston, Chcrekco, Chostcrfiold, Colleton, Darlirgton. Dotchcstcr, Kdgc[ field, Gcoigetown, Greenville, Hump ' ton, KcrsVew, Oooneo. Sa'udo, Spartanburg, Union ai d Williaui-tburg hav no represcniauvoe: Abbeville?A W. .Jones. Aiken?W. W. Williams. Anderson?J. l'erry Glenn. Bamberg?K T. LaFitte. t Barnwell?G. Duncan Bellinger. Beaufort?Thomas Mariin. Chortcr?T. .J. Cunningham. Clarondon?Louis Appilt. Darlington?A. L A. I'eirit. Fairfield?T II. Kitchens. l Fitranoc? D H. 'traxlrr. Greenwood?D U. Msgill. Horry?J A. MoDormotC. Korsha*? J - C. Richards. Lancaster? J Y Williams. Laurjns?N. B. D al Lexington?D. ?). Griffith. Marion?S. G Miles. Marlboro?W. D Evans. Nowborry?Colo L B'case. Orangeb.urg?W. O. Tat una. Piokens?R. F. Smith. Biohland?Willio Jonos. Sumtor?R D. Loo. ( York?J. 0. Wilborn. B. R. Tillinsn, Trenton, national cxeou.ivo oommitt:cman. Willie .Jones, chairman, Columbia. IJ X Guntcr, secretary, Columbia. I Mr. R. D. Loo of Sumte r then otlcrcd the following resolutions: Resolved, That liio date of tho Democratic primary election in the seventh congressional district bo fixed for tho last Tuesday in August, being the 27th of tho month. Resolved, That tho Democratic campaign iu said district bo opened on tho first day of August and continuo to the 24th day of August. Resolved, That tho datos anu places of tho campaign meeting be as follows: (To bo imortcd by committee ) He also offered iho following: Rosolvvd, That the Domoorutio oouo ty ohairmi n in the counties and parts a/ iinfieo r?f (Via autr. r? tL * vt u\ uuitwo Ui luwownu.u U'J^lin .IU Jil , ? . district are hereby instructed and re quested to make necessary arrange- , moots for the primal j'. eKction and t or , tho mcctii gs. Resolved, That the oaudicajcs be as sessod $50caoh, as in the regular primaries pa; able on the day that cam , paign opensMr. Taiurn thought the date named rathoxearlj; that tho last of Sipttm , ber would suit better. He moved to amend by ohanging to make it the middle f September. On motion of Mr. Magill the whole J matter was referred to a committee con , sitting of tho members from the several , congressional-districts. This commit tee returned reporting that tho rosolu lions bo adopted ap presented, how.vrr, changing tho date for tnc piimary lo ( Sept. 10, and for tho csmpaigo to open on August <> and conclude on Sept. 1. Sumter C. 11.?August t>. Bishopv lie?August 7. ( Kastovtr?August 8 Broaklard (night) ? August 10. ( Hilton (Lexington counlv)?August 13.b. Lexington?August It!. Lecsvillc ? August 15. Orangeburg C. 11 ?August 20. Orangeburg county (^lacoa to bo designated) August 21, 22 and 23 St. Ocor^o's?August 20. Holly lltll?August27 Summerville?August 28 Monok's Corner?August 20. Wallerboro?September 3 Colleton county (places to bo designated)? Sept. 4 ? The report of the ccmmiltcc was adopted. The committee agreed to lcavo (o the l members of the committee from tho Seventh dipt riot the work of canvassing tho returns and declaring the rosulta. There was considerable ui-cusaion over a projosition by Attorney Central Bollingor not to assess the oaudidstjp anything so far as the county commissioners aro oonctrned. lio held that the assessments by both this commit tee and tho county commissioners was tantftmrtnnt in inline* o nnnr of the race. The counties put oo other assebtincnts, ar.d there w:ro oontcat ox pensos, nowspiper advertisements, etc. Ho told bomcthing of tho way the thing worked in his own cxpcticnoo. Mo warned the committee that this was loading to debarring any man who was not wealthy from every raoo for oongross. IIo wa-? opposed to lcavy an unnecessary assessment. Mr. Tatum rgreed somewhat with Mr. Bellinger and M Martin thought that tho commissioners should m vko tho assessments. Mr. Appolt thought that several oountiea would need money. Mr. T. Y. Williams favored Mr. Bollinger's motion. 11c said thia power of county commissioners was abused in many oountiea. Mr. Leo suggested that tho successful candidate he requ red to pay $500 Let tho man who gcta the honors and emoluments of the party pav tho ?x penaea. Mr. Appolt wanted to amend so that no oounty could assess a oandidato over $50 caoh. Mr. Bellinger said that tho commit tee must dc oidc cot to make any asaoBBmonta itself leaving it to the coun ties, or vioo versa. Home counties did not pay any elcolion expenses. The oountiea inimical to a oandidato could assoss him out of the race. If the ocun tios woro allowed to assess he would move to rooonsidor tbo $50 State com mittco asscssmont. I Mr. W. D. Kvans wanted to allow tho county chairmen to draw on tho State chairman for an amount not exceeding $50. Mr. Tatum wished tho limit in tho counties fixed at $10 each for tho candidates. Mr. Dial moved to table tho Bollinger motion. Senator Tillman then slowly roso and said: "Wo livo in a commercial age? we vo beard something of that brand of Democracy rcoontly." Did tho candidate go to congres3 to reprcsont tho pooplo or himself. Wero they going to put up offioeb hero for sale? When you make it a ma'.tcr of purohaie and rule poor men out, you rut tho offices up at a price. This thing should bo put on a piano of hmor and duty. Wo aro "commercial Democrats" in paying ours.dvoa th - ooBtof ourcxponses hero. Ho didn't believe tbat this ooinmittoo ought to pay itself ovon though it had been done all alone. It unfair for tlioni a a I) imnnrnfa ta ?r,oL?n AanriM ifao pay for tho i iucos. Tho committee declined to tablo Mr. Bollinger's motion and it was adopted, refusing permission to counties to assess. Mr. Tatura offered a set of resolutions of respect in regard to tho lato l>r. .1. Wni SoV.es These resolutions wore thoroughly eulogistic. They woro adopted by a rising voto. Mr. I>. II. Magill wis avout to drop his loaded resolutions whioh is published in tho next column, when Mr. li.Uiogi r i ffjrod resolutions of respect t*> the memory of tho late lions. W. II. Mauldin and 0. J. lljdforo, members of tho oommittoo, who had di^d sinco tho last meeting. Tho resolutions wcro adopted by a ri- ing voto. See text two columns for further prooccdirgs. DR. KILGO IN A FIGHT. He and R B Crawford Engage in a Perstnal Encounter. The Durham correspondence cf tho Charlotte Obscivcr eays: Passengers who came in on tho morning tr&iu from Greensboro Thursday brought the news L.f a "scrap"' that oceured on tho train. Tho parties implicated in the lijht were Dr. .lolin C. Kilgo, president of Trinity College, and Mr. B. K. CrawFord, a well known hardware merchant of Winston-Salem. Mr. Crawford was joen at the residence of his father-inlaw, ltov. Alexander Walker, Thursday morning and asked about the matter. He said that during tho meeting of collego men in Greensboro somo weeks ago Dr. Kilgo, in a speech, grossly insuited tho good name of his father, K jv. L W. Crawford, editor ol tho North L'arolina Christian Advocate, and ho [B. B. Crawford) wrote Dr. Iv'.lgo, askDg if his speech had been cjrreotly reported in the Raleigh Post, to whioh ur v.i i. IV^tlUU UJ ICICUIU^ ii AI LI iu UOViral persona in Greensboro who heard tbo speech. This. Mr. Crawford said, was far from satisfactory to him and riiursday morning as he eamo down on the train from Greensboro he happened to go into tho second class car where Dr. Kilgo was seated and approaohed him iu a oourteous manocr, as he was not angry and had no idea of having a personal encounter, and stated to Dr Kilgo that his loiter was very uosatis factory. l)r. K.lgo said thai his [Crawford'.-) Ict.er wa* also unsalisfaotory to him. Mr. Crawford then said lo Dr. Ki go that his attack on his father in the afores&'d speron was unwarranted and coward y. Kilgo retorted: "You aro the biggest coward in the State, ' whcrcupcn Mr. Crawford :truck Dr. Kilgo and several blows were passed before they could bo separated by the pass i er,rs. Toey did not hurt each other be>ocd a few slight bruscs, and Mr. Cratvi rd expressed sinoerc reKrot over die oe "uranoc, but felt that to be called a oowarl was an insult which should be rebooted then and th:*ro. Dr. Ktlgo war r.-ketl lor a statement but declined Jo bavcan}th;ng to say aboht tho matter. Mr. Crawford is agraduato of Trinity College and is well known hero. He is a prominent bu-inoss man in Winston Salem where he has resided for several years, lie also is prorninont in Churon circles, holding several official positions in Grace Methodist ohurcb, ol his town. Who Is J ltd' Tho StAte received information of tho aeoidrntai drowning at l'awley's Is land on Sunday w:ok of a Mr. Dan MeGutnis, a uiach'tiist employed by the Atlantic Coast Lumber company, and the people of Georgetown arc anxious to nccrtnin whether ho had any relatives. Kverv effort has been made to locate tho young man's peoplo or his home, but. thus far without avail. It isgenprallv thought that lie oamo origi nady from Btston. He ha 1 no papers that lead to his identity. The fatal ao cidcnt occurred on Su-.day afternoon last about !5 o'o.'oak. At that hour Mc(Jainis attempted to waik serosa a carrow inlet between 1'awlcy's Island and tho next one where the current is always very strong. The tide was too strong for him and ho was svept ur.dcr and drowned before anything oould be done by his companions to save him. Tho body was taken to Coorgctown. Will Bo There. Tho Now York Sta'o < .mmis-don to tho South Carolina Kxposition has decided to ercot a splonuid budding on ono of tho most tavorabio sites in tho Kxposition grounds. Tho plans ao ocpted cali tor a strustu-o 200 feet long by 00 foot wide and avcrjgiug 05 fcot in height. The main entranco will face upjn the riv ,r and tho huge poio i w 11 exiend out o?or tho water. Tho architecture is ia k nninir with ?ho general design of tho Kxposition, the plans for the new Stale building being dosigDrd by liraafoid tiilbou, the supervising architect. The st}le id old Spaniah. Fiftren Killed. An explosion Wednesday of petroleum on boarl tho American schooner li.ui-c Adelaide, Capt Orr, whijh left Portland, Mo., -Juno-I 1*>r Stockholm, in the harbor iiero reiu ted iu?hc death of Capt <>rr,tcn members of the schconer's crew and fojr Swccdiah customs ofiieials Two of tho crew wore saved. Tho explosion act tho schooner afiro aud tho bla/.ing petroleum enveloped the vcshoI and thoso on board. HE IS CONDEMNED. I * S v Tha 8tate Democratic Committee * G Asks McLaurin o o V TO RE8IQN HIS SEAT. * X b Those Wno Stood by tho Junior *! Senator Could Not Help c Him a Great IS B Deal. p ti At its mooting in Colombia last Thnrrtav t Vio Sfitn I) nnro 1 io lev ami- d tivo Committee requested Senator Mo- ^ Laurin to rnsign Lis seat in the doited J Stato Sonate. Tho matter was brought q up by Mr. Magill who iffered tho fol- ft lowing resolutions: r< ll:tolvrd, That in addition to takiog 9' tho regu'arly prescribed oath to abide >' tho result of ?ho primary, that all oan o didates for oongress in tho special pri- h mary plodgo themselves to supj ort a id dl advocate, as members of coogrosp, t- o ai principles and doctriuoa o? the Demo oratio party as promulgated iu the na P tional and Sato pitaforms; until th. e: -amo shall have boon regularly changed by tho convention of tho party. Cl Resolved, forthe", That tho oinli k dates shali pledge themselves to supI ort tho action of tho party oau:u?, B( Mr. Appilt said ha had no speoial objections to theso resolutions, Rut ho A oculd see no necessity for this. The h' rules set forth tho p'edgo Then wai no need now for additional pledges H told of tho action of the last Stato con ven<iep. Senator Tillman !iad told htm >J then that thcro was no necessity tj put w in tho natioual Democracy. While ho differed with seme friends ho was not a' going out of the party, llo would sup 12 port any platform tho Stale or national 9C Democratic party might make, bu<. be would until then urge bra own ideas. A Thcro wr.a no necessity for an additional 0) pled go. 0( Mr. Magill said this was a day of M advancement. Thero was nothing in P< those resolutions in confliot with tho U1 cinstitution or rules of tho party. Ho ^ quoted the constitution. Tho man who refused to tako this oath had no right to tun in the Democratic party; any man holding doctripcs not in aooird b< with tho Democratic party should not 111 bo allowed to run in tho party. Mr. Appolt said no resolution of this st committee oouldamend and add to tho K constitution cf tho party. The oorn ki niitteo could add nothing to it or lake ot nothing from it. ^0 Mr D.al was opposed to the res Ju- ii k. .1 J ? - i ijuud u^utiuau iiiuy ncu oao ooDgrrsH- lKJ mtn down to policies agreed on i3n? v, ago anil that may bo ohangtd. Again P( jo man should be tied by caueus. tr Mr. Smith said tlioro were b?x oon ? grossmen there now who had taken the regular oath; it was no uso to rcriu'r, oi a man filing an unexpired term an lL additiona' oath. 0( Capt. Williams said that no man who y( could not stand for the Kansas City tj platform should bo allowed to run. cr That was the only badge of Djmo- b* oraey. h< Mr. Appelt said bupposc a Democrat m wanted to go before D?o people aud con- U| viuoo the,iu that tho Kansas City plat P< form is wrong, would they in this free country rulo such a Democrat en? m Mr. W. D. Evans said the* tfcc man K who was elected to succeed Dr. Stokes h< would suooccd a tiuo in n. If a man acou'.d not take this oath ho ought to go I" where he belong-?. Do v. a? s-ck a d w tired of the t?lk about what, constitute? '' Democracy. If any mm wanted to go to congrc-ffl to t.uiceed S?ok-s he mo", jq be a Democrat?ouo about who .o Demo m oraoy thero could ho noqu stiou. u Mr. LaKitio sa;d there were truo and di tried Democrats in this State who would hi stand hero and proclaim that they el would not swailow It! to 1. All should ae bo allowed to go before tho i eop'e and ot let them judge. We arc all white p^o- ,y pie. If ho had tho oongrrsHtnan's job ti in his pocket ho wou d take it out, vt throw it dowi) and stamp upon it be tr fore he himself would swallow 10 to 1, ti if ho was a gold standard D.nucrat. ic Mr. Talum said ho was from the cventh district and favored the rc?o ti utiou. Any man opposed to It? to 1 iu would nevor sco tho inside of tho hails p. of congress from that district. ^1 Mr. Appelt wanted to know why not put voters on tho same exclusion ba-.is. f| Mr. Tatuui said if a man wanted to ' vote the Republican ticket he Ovuld dj / it, but there was a way to do it. Mr. It eiard-i said that wi.i'e ho intonded to vole for tho resolution ho . thought tho reeolutiou indirect and 1 therefore offered tho following: Whereas tho Hon. John L McLiu .c rin junior Uni ed Statessonator clecu 1 to represent the State of Sou h Carolina ' in tho national o ingress, has by his af !n filiations and votes in that body, ignored , tho national 1) <mooratio platform and thereby misrepresented his State and 1D his Democratic oonstitucnoy who cltotcd him. Thereforo. bo it ltesolv:d, That it is the sonsa and 'j convictions of tho S ate Djmooratio ex eeutivo ommitteo that Senatcr .1 L McLrarin, from the standpoint of hon U osty and self rospoot should tender bis aI unqualified resignation immediately. Mr. Richards said he was aware that *' tho legislature had failed to pass such a w lesolution, unwisely iutroducd. Uo a' thought that action was a reflection upon the dhtinguirhod senior sonator U from St.u h Catoiina. Ilo said he and at his pcoplo folt that MoLaurin was fc trailing tho Democratic II tg in the dust C( and bo was man enough to say so. re Mr. Appelt moved to lay both roso- s< lutioas upon the table without debate, ti Senator 'i lllnian said ho hoped no ono pi would aitompt "to gag us hero." m Mr. Appelt disolaimod any suoh intention. hi Senator Tillman thon reso his eyes hi tUshing and his lips quivering with ci suppressed fooling. 11) said that in tl debate a short time ago a circumstance had arisen that led to tho tender of tho S resignations of McLiurin and hiourif, re and all know what followed. "Now vi wo hero in th:s room arc either Democrats or wo aro not Wo aro t 'O ropro A Hcntativcs of tho Democraoy. Had Me- >1 Liurio, had ihis man, east his voto in tho United States senate in aocorJano L with the will and dosiro of tho people (J of this State? Who will daro stand up hore and nay that he has done bo? Hat o 1 know somothing about it. lio has <1 olcd on important matters with tho lopub'-ioau party, siooo tho troaty with (pain was ratitijd by his veto. Is this fhat you oall Demooraoy? And is that rhat you oall a Democrat? 1 havo ronaiaid quietly in uiy soatand soon him onfer Uiuo and again with llopnbli aus. No* wo aro tho onginoors and ro arc iu ohargo of the D-jmocratio train nd wo must guide it Bafcly into tho )cmoor*tio station. The orucrgonoy las arisen and wo must aot horo and iow aud sco tho train safoly through. Vo must proteot tho party interest from roaohery." Sonator Appolt intorrupted to ask enalor L'llimau if ho thought tho oom jiiteo had any right to amond tho ledgo provided in tho party oonstitu ion. Senator Tillman sai 1: "I am not disusing ih at pledge resolution. 1 am' .tcussing tho important substitute ,n?cu nz* ju t octn et'creu ana wtnou irnes tbo discussion into a wider eld. I win; to say horo aud now that lcLnuiin's friends have two means of jcrces. Thij year when things Btartd out wo wcro told that wo wero go ig to have peaco and harmony lor i no euxua ai least, But "puaoo and J arm a>" won]t oomo wl-On thcro aro aosUa and thieves and traitors going round aud hiring Hessians and dis-ibutinggo.u and buying up nowspa ois. 1 am fully award of what 1 am tying, and I know whoroof 1 Hpeak." Mr. Appcll: ' Senator Tilimau, 1 an't understand what you mean. I now nothing if all this, i am a friond r Senator MoLaurin and 1 am hero to ly to. ' Senator Til man f.urnin? upon Mr. ppelt)?I know tnat you belonged to iui heart aud soul. Mr. Appoitvery plainly doolarcd that a hid a. ways b:on a very warm per aal friend and supportor of Mr. Mc aurin aud thai l u had been equally as arm a tupporter of Senator Tillman sd had euppoitod hiB as loyally as syooo else, and he did not oaro to oj ugn Tillman's motives or have the icator impugn his. Senator Tiinuan r?.marked that Mr ppclt must have thought that' t ho tp tit bim, for he had said nothi ng incoming him. Referring again to icLuurin's proprietorship ol Mr. Ap?lt, Senator Tillman Baid: "On, it is ndor.uood that you havo been "My jar Appcll" to him for many years. Mr. Appelt?Yes, to you as well as i MoLaurin. Thcro was a bit moro of oross-firing stwoon Tillman and Appolt and Till an continued: "But the issuo is not as to moo: in cad it is ono of Republicanism and epublicauisai of tho most uamnable ad. tie said that if MoLaurin had .mo squarely out ho would have had line rispeoi for him, evon now olaiing ti bo a Democrat, ho goes to Chartie and abuses Democracy by the iry namo. Even the Republican pa >rs of the oountry said mat the doe- | iocs ihit ho Advocated wore puro puDlioan doctrines. His friends are dag up aad down the Slate crying icao doti.rints. M. L lurin is hou^d to to Democratic party by his pledge; )uad to 1<) to 1 or bust and all that il? ?u will. What 1 want now is for you i i asa th.s resolution and lot all 1) amoata go lorth labeled, so that they may ) known to all. ' Senator Tillman :ro referred ludirco.ly to romarks ado earlier by Mr. LaFitte, having lati'jtood him to say tout ho had ro id rated the Hi to 1 piaax. Mr Lih\tto explained that ho had _und.rs.ood aud explained himself diy on the point am declaimed that ) rcpuiia.cd Bryan Democracy and so; ci that what he had said was 'eoeded cy a statement that 4,if he ore a sound money Democrat" lie ouid do so and so. Sonaior Tiilman thcu said that a an scst lo congress Dy tiio Demo a 10 party Should rcprotcuc aud not isreprosont tno party. Another roxts > Lat McL&uriu had wouid bo for iai a d all his lrieods to use ail their Ior<.s, .eguimate and ilicgitimato, to icurc the election ol' oommcroial Demtrais to the na. S.ale convention, it a.T for li e eopio to bo hoard, and he cd his 1 iitii to the peoplj. If the coainiion, peiohancc, could not be kept uo to Democracy, then the peoplo icmselv s could spoik at tho polls , November aud rectify the wrong. Dr. 1) a! said tna., this oommittoo, he f'U. o , had no right to piss tho roBoiuon aud Senator MoLaurio would ly no attention to it, &o what was ic use to waste timo. Str >r Til",nan?Certainly, we do at txptc: biur to do so. Mr. ill !Aso said ho favored one-half ' the resolution, but the other half ho 1 not. Mr. (i antor?Let's soo, is that reaoitioa oat .a hilf'f (Laughter.) Mr. Blcaso said that ho was willing i condemn tho oourse of Sonator Me aurin in the senate, but was not wil.. i>. .u- 1-*: * Li.- tAf tljiu iui uiu icauiuuuu n quest- I g hid resignation, ab tho counnittoc I id uo right to do so, as ha vicwod it. I c moved to strike out tho words askig foi MoLaurin's resignation. Mr. Cuaniogham moved to tablo this 'opoaiiion and ihii was done. Only iroo seemed to voto for the division of io resolution. Mr. Appclt renewed his motion to hlo the whole Richards resolutin id Dr. Smith sooonded tho resolution. Sonator Tillman demandod tho ayo id nay voto upon the question and anted to settie tho whole thing here id now. As tho voto was being taken Mr. lenn arose when his namo was oallod id gavo tho following as his reason r not voting. "I did not voto for this immiitco to aik Senator McLiurin to >sign his seat in tho United States snato for tho reason that tho oonstiition of tho par.,y was fixed by tho soplo and the peoplo will dcoido tho isttor in the next primary." Whon Mr. LaKitie's nanio was oalled cdii not vote. Whon tho roll had ion oonoluded ho roso and said: "He>rd 1110 as voting no, I did not know 10 question." The K oharls resolution oondemning enat ir McLaurin, and asking for his iLiii.r. 11..r. ...a.. .1 v,.. r?n?: ? . >&uavivu, TT?T uy tnu lUIIUfflUg ?to: To kill tho resolution Louis Appolt, .. .J. A Dcrritt, N. B. Dial, A. G, i tlos, Dr. K F. Smith 5. For tho roHolutions onlling for Mo aurin e resignation: Senator Tillman, haiiman Wilio Jones, A. W. Jsnes, 1 W. Williams K. K. LafnttoG. Dunin Bellinger, Thomas Martin, A. S. . MoCoy, T. J. Cunningham, T. II. Kotohens, D. II. T'raykr, 1). II. Mtgill J. A. MoDormott, J. Q. Uichards, T. O. Williams, D. J. Griffith, W. D. Kvans, Cole L. Bloaso, W. O Tatnrn, K. P. Loo, J.C. Wilborn?21. 8EEK NQ JUSTICE. R?ar Admiral Schlwy Aik* for An Inves'ig-itlon Soorotary Long Thursday morning received a letter from lloar Admiral Sohloy calling attention to the criticisms against Lira whioh aro oontained in Mao'sv's history of tho navy aril tho innuendos whioh havo appeared iu tho tho prosB for sovoral days, and stating that, in bis opinion, the time had now oorne to lake such action as would bring tho entire matt?r uudor the "dear and I calm review of his brothers in arms." I D. -J u.i. .v . no n >o'i mm. inu department taKO SUOh action as was deemed bes* 4.o accomplish tbijiurpobo. lie also refloated thav whatever action be taken saould oooai* in Washington whero his papers and data ar> Btorcd. The Becrotary immediately decided to comply with Admiral Schley'h request and diotatcd a letter to the rear admiral saying that under the circumstances ho heartily approved of his sction and that tho department would prooccd at onoo in accordance witn his request. the admiral. s dkttkit Admiral Schley's 1 ett* r is as follows: Grca? N ck, Long Gland, N. Y., July 2'2ad, 1901. Sir: Within the past few days a sorics of press ccmmcnts have been sont to mo from various paTts of tho country of a book entiled "Tho History of the Navy," written by ono Kdjar Stanton Maolay. From theso rovtws it app ara that this edition is a third volume of tho said history extended to include tho lato war with Spain, which the fir*t two volumes did nit contain, and were in uso as text books at the caval academy. ' 2 From excerpts quoted in some reviews, in whioh tho page and parser ipb are given, thero is such porvcr oion of facts, misconstruction of intention, BUi.h intemperate abuse atd defamation of inyrlf, whioh subjeota Mr. Maolay to action in civio law. While I almit th? right of fair ontic'sm of every public officer, I must protest against tho low dings and abusive language of ibis violent, partisan oppon ent, who has infused into the pages of his bock bo much of the malice of unfairness as to make it unworthy tho name of history, or of uso in any reputable insti ution of tho country. "3. 1 have refrained heretofore from all comment upon the innuendoes of enemies muttered or murmured ia socrot and therefore with safety to themselves. 1 think the time has now oomo to take such aotion as may bring this entiro mutt r under discussion under thi? clearer and calmer review of my Jjfr*tbors in arms, and to this end I a-k luch action at the hands of the department. as it may deem best to accomplish this purpose. J 1'4 But 1 would express tho request ha this connection thai whataver tho uoiion may be that it oocur in Washington where most of my papors and data are stored. "Very respectfully, i (3:gned) "W. S Schley, "Hear Admiral U. 3. N. "To tho Secretary of tho Navy, Washington, 1) C " IjONQ'S e)UICK ASSENT. "Navy Dopar moat, Washington, D. C., July 24 1901. ' Sir: 1 am in receipt of yours of tho 22nd instant, with rcforeuoo to the criticisms upon you in connection with the Spanish-American war, and heartily approve of your action under the oiroumstaooes in a-kiDg at the hauds ?>f this department such 'ac ion as will ' ring this entire matter under discussion uuicrtuo clearer aid cilmcr re view of my bro hers in arms.' "Tho department v:i i at oaoo procoed in aocordacoe with your request. ' Very respectfully, "John 1). Long." "Hear Admiral W. S. bohlcy, II. S. N." AOTKD WITHOUT CONSULTATION Secretary Long aoiod without consultation with any ore and without commuuicatirg tho reques. of tho admiral to the president. Ho called into his offieo Hear Admiral (Jrowninshicid and Capt. Cowles, chief and assistant chief, ro'pectiveiy, of the bureau of navigation, and also Judge Advocate General Lcmly, who has charge of formalities of naval courts Ha also sent for Admiral Dewey. Although Hoar Admiral Schley did not ask specially for a court of inquiry, but.left the ac ticn to bo taken to the judgment of thn department, the secretary <ijoidod that such a court would be tho bost rncaas of making the investigation which tho rear admiral had requested and tho three bureau officers were called in for iho purpose of disou^sing tbo mode of procedure in such casos. After his oor.ft r jnee with Admiral Dowoy, who had rosponded immediately to the secretary's request for an interview, tho scorotary said that he had not had tirao to decide upon tho oomposition of tho court, but iu response to a question as to whothor Admiral Dewoy would serve upon such a oourt, if requested to do so, the secretary said: ' Admiral Dewey wiii do his duty." Gen. Hampton Leaves. Ua Wednesday morning at 11:30 o'otock over the Southorn railway Gen. Wade Hampton left for the mountains, being bcund for tho famous Sapphire oouatry. lie was accompanied by hiB siutors, his daughter and his niooc. Tho genoral though fcoblo is holding his owu remarkable woll for one of his a?fo. Tho Southern railway effio als accidentally heard that Gon. dampton was to go mountainward and at onoo tho road tendered him tho use of a private oar for hiu self and party. Supcrin tcnuom woiio 9 oar was Uioil and aoat around to tho depot oo ibo train. Thus tho tiip up was mado very comfortabio. It was a compliment that tho aged warrior appreciated. Hans Jonstu, a Dado, recently appoarod before tho judge of tho district court held in Oaroclt, Kan., to be naturalized. At the oloso of tho usual examination tho judgo Ar kod tho applicant: "Hans, aro yon satisti id with the goncrai conditions in this country? Docs this government suit you ontiroly ? ' "Vas, yas," aniwerod Hans, "only 1 would like to sco moro rain." "You may bo sworn," said tho judge, "I porcoivo you already havo tho Kansas idea." TRUTH ABOUT CUBa. What Oen. Wjod Thinks of tha Island and its Ps^pls. SOME INTERESTING FACTS. H? Says tha Cubans Are Uko Most Oihsr Paopla, No Bstt?r, Nor Any Worse Than Other t, Tho current number of Tho Outlook oontaits an in'erview with Gan. Leon ard Wood, governor goneral of Cuba, which is very interesting. It was re ported for that journal by Klwsrd Marshall, tho Amoricau war correspondent who was so badly wounded in tho battle of Las Guaumas, and was transcribed for Gon. Wood and ap provtd by him before publication. Gen. Wood begins by dcolaring that " Arnerioan writers havo written as if wo planted brains in virgin soil when wo enterod into Cuba, as if the first bright flicker of honosty had lighted up tho is land whon our flag went up, as if ihtclli gonco had bcon unknown thcro boforo wo bought it with us. All this is wrong." Picate observe that it is tho president's very oluso friond, tho head of tho Amerioan administration in Cuba, who says this. Surely ho has no incentivo to make a statement minim'ztng tho influence of his own labors. Gin. Wood ooatiouos: Aftor tho war was ovor Cuba was of course practically in a st&to of chaos. A man may bo ill without being an idiot and whon ho is ill he requires tho services of a physician, and perhaps of nurses; he may ovon booomo helpless for a tiiuc without rtfleeting on his n< rmal ability to care for himeclt' and work for others. So it was with Cuba. Torn and ranked by war, disorganized, dismayed, disheartened by yoars of oonfliot?she was ill whon by the aot of tho American occupation wo oamo to holp hor. It would bo folly to say that she is wholly recovered. There arc maDy lingering (fleets of tho trouble through which she had passed, but with her inorcas ing health sho will throw them off as easily as wo throw off those which fol lowed our War of tho Rebellion. I feol no miro ooooorn about tho fu turo of this island than 1 feel about the future of my nativo State. Its resources are so vast and splendid that pros *, ? is Duru iu oyiuc. us merchants and plan .crs are intelligent and energetic, and under the conditions of pcaoo and industry which have come to thorn sinoo tho oloie of the war they will hasten the advanoe of that prosperity. This is well said, and it is true. Cuba was crippled bcoausc of the wounds, not tho vices, of her people. Gon. WooU doolinod to discuss tho polities of Cuba, sayiug that there was ( "good and bad in Cuban polities" as , there was "good anl bad in tho politics of any country. When people cry out that thtro aro dishonest moo in politics in Cuba," ho added, "1 wonder if they over recall to mind the faot that thorc havo been dishoneet men in politics at hotuc." A home thrut, in deed, but it has boen made before without closing tho mouths of Cuba's eager censors. Gen. Wood gavo this attractive summary of tho natural resources of Cuba, resources cortain to induce a great immigration, a great investment of o&pital and a great prosperity: No house will stand without founds tions, no oountay can be prosperous unless that prosperity is built upon the God given resources of fert'lity and ric snots in the actual ear h whioh forms it. Take Cuba, province by province. What State in cur own land shows a greater variety or a greater woalih of possibilities. Santiago provinoe porhaps offers tho greatest opportunity if development in mines, in ooffeo, in cacao. In this one province alone thorc arc immonso undeveloped areas of tho finest sugarland and enough magatficcnt land udplnntcd to equal tho present total output of the island. Fine forests of valuablo timber, consisting largely of splendid native hard woods, including much mahogany, havo never known I lift u V orn S\r\\\J mml f ~ - J ...v ? ? i>i v vuij naiiiU^ lUi Ut" vclopiucDt to become a great, source of wealth. But Santiago's greatest riobes are mineral; its vast deposits of oxiie of manganceso and high grade iron-ore aro as rich as any in tho world. There aro mountains almost mace cf iron whieh will run t>0 per coot, to tho ton whon aemoltcd. Loss is known about copper in tho province, but I known enough to freely state that enormous deposits exist there. Besides this, Santiago province in goneral is good farming land' and offers magnificent agricultural opportunities to settlors, It cannot ho said that any part of Cuba has been throughly developed; indeed tho island may bo called a brand now oountry. Of all tho provinces Santiago probably holds tho most of tho undo volopcd wealth, its greatest rosouroca boing mineral. Puerto Brincipo is a good cattle country. There is also much fino timber standing in its southern part, and much ontiroly undeveloped wealth in the way of copper and iron ores. Asphalt is another source of riohos in this province. Much of this asphalt is so fiuo that it is usod not for paying but for tho manufacture of varnishes. Tho asphalt has not yet boon tried for paving, but will bo in llabana. Tremendous deposits of asphalt, indeed, exist in many parts of tho island, and there aro probably many whioh have not bcon disoovorcd. There are parts of Cuba, small as tho island is, whioh havo not ovon boon prospected. As a matter of facts there is aotually room on this island for tho explorer, and many surprises lie in wait for coming generations. The eastern end of Santa Clara provinoo is made up of rich tobaooo, cofioo. and grazing country. Tho middle of tho province and its western end consist of tino sugar lands. Much of this province is entirely uudovolopod. Matanzas and II abaca provinces aro sugar lands with splendid tobacco plantations in wostern Iltbana. I need tuako ao comment on tho quality of thoso tobaooo lands. Habana oigars and Cvbau tobacoo are known and worshipped from one ond of tho smoking world to tho other. Ilabana oomos nearer to being fully developed tban any other prcvineo. The provinoe of Pinar dol Rio is very largely undeveloped. Its riches consist prinoipally at presont of fine tobaooo 'and, aad probably much of the undeveloped country many in the future be successfully used for sugar culture. Kvon the little Isle of Pines holds mitlions of dollars of undeveloped wealth in tho way of marble ard iron. Its timber has boon pretty woll out. meroly beoauso its small size and the faot that vcsiols oculd oasiiy reach it made trausportion comparatively easy. Betweoa tho Islo of Pin as and the mainland aro famous sponge fishorios, and on the island in many places aro fino miqcral springs, whioh when investigated will doubtless prove to be of great medicinal value. Tnis makes it possiblo that the island will some day become an important health resort, although that of oourso is still a long way off. Whon asked whether hn wnnlii viso y .ung Amorioans to look for opportunities in Cuba, Gen. Wood answered: "Of course. Where else in bo oomparativoly small an area within Buoh easy access of of tho inarkota of tho world oan any 6uoh range of undeveloped wo?lth bo found? I have the most unbounded faith in Cuba. If I wore a millionaire looking for investment I certainly should bring my money hero, knowing what I know of Caba's dormant wealth." Interrogated about tho people of Cuba, Gen. Wood ropliod: I am glad to have a ohanoe to say that with every day I iiavo been in Cuba my admiration for the Cnbana has increased. Tho CubanB have their faultB, but they have no more than the average run of plain humanity, and it muat bo rcmomberol that they have labored under many disadvantages. The Spani ards on tho island are as fino a class of peoplo as I over know. They aro honest, industrious, and as faithful in thoir devotion to tho island as if no war with Spain had over happened. Tho word of tho averago Spanish merchant is aB good as his bond. I have heard almost no complaint about sharp dealing among Spanish merchants. The native Cubau is a good farmer, whether as the ownor and manager of a plantation or as worker on it. Most of the professional men in Cnba also are native Cubans, and mftny of them aro of great ability. The Cuban physicians and lawyers are, as a rule, good men; these are the great elements of strength in tho population. Tho olement of wcaknoss is the drifting population of the towns. This element? whioh offers a serious problem? is a diieot and natural outcome of the long war with Spain; it will gradually oliminato itself, howovor in all probability. So far as morals go, the population here will average up about as other populations average, I -fuppose. I will say this emphatically; tho average of (frimes against property and against person is much smaller than wc havo any right to expect in the circumsiacc.s. After the war there were many bandits io the oountry; they have disappeared. Thero wore bandits in our own oountry after our Civil War " Tho correspondent hero divorges to cote tho outcome of a sensational lettor from tho head of the Cuban cigar trust indicating that the tobacco region was overrun with bandits. Inquiry by the American officials proved that this alarmist lot'or was basod on a ihocr invention: that there were ne banditti whatever. Ua this point Oen. Wood said: "There is no more need for the traveler in Cuba to fear violence than there is need for a man tc expect assassination on tho most quiet and peaceful street of the calmest villago in the United States. I should not hesitate"?this with emphasis?"to put uiy wife and baby into a volante (\ twowheeled oarxiago peouliar to tho country district?) with only tho driver, and he unarmed, and send them over any road in Cuba. They might drive from hero to Samisgo in this way without giving mo on 2 qialm of fear that they wc.u'd be molested by robbers or other lawless persons." Could there be stronger testimony than this? Gen. Wood expressed himself as surpiised to fco in Amoricin papers constant reports of Cuban hostility toward the United States and pronounced them "oor'.aiDly not truo." "Wohavo done," said, "all that wo eould do to meet anyjust and reasonable demands of the Cuban people, and they hava ocrtainly done a great deal to show their appreciation of what we have done." It was predicted by tho governor general that if tho commercial and agricultural elements of Cuba would enter tho struggle of politics and aooept office a good government oould bo formed. Ho bolioved in and had advised, he said, tho roduotion of duties by the Uaitcd States on Cuban sugar and tobacco, and the Cubans would be more than willing to give corresponding and compensating redactions on American produts, affording to tho United States "a magnificent markot for almost all manufactured goods, and for tho sugar ma jhinory." It was pointed out by Gen. Wood mat tne uuoan municipalities were being assisted, bat assisted out of Cubaa funds drawn from customs and internal revonue taxes. "Ail of iho expenses of the Uaitod Statos troops, as to tho building of c imps and barracks and tho oost of sanitary fork of the whole island has also been paid from tho Caban funds." This is a fact that is hard to get into tho heado of somo of our imperialists; thiy oherish tho theory that tho United States is paying out money for Cuba's rehabilitation.? Tho State. No Negroes WantedTho 300 negroes importod from Alabama for work in tho Latrobo Steel and Coupler works at Bollevillo, 111., and whoso arrival in that suburb has created serious alarm and threats of trouble, after spondirg tho night on tho train within a fow miles of their destination wcro switohed to haUrango early Thursday and the train held to await developments. A mob of white strikers was waiting for them to land. Tho negroes were finally sonl baok south. If there is anything which can bo oonsidered as proeminontly important to tho fsrmor it is good roads. The oost of bad ones, in tho loss of timo, the injuring of stock, tho wear and tear on vehicles and harnoss is something enormous, not to speak of tho worry occasioned by hauling light loads with great difficulty through deep mud. FARMERS' ALLIANCE ] Mest In Annual Seaaton In the j City of Columbia THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS 1 A Full Ditcutaion of the Plan i Proposcu for the Reorg?ni- t zi Ion of the State ! Alliance. The State Alliance met in Columbia last Wednesday night. The attendanoe was considerably larger than was ex- j .1 -? - ' Kwmu >uu an Bremen to tako a lively interest in the proceedings. When the roll was called tho following delegates J from county alliances jrere present: ^ Dorchester?W. M. Shioder. Florenoe?W. C. Kelly. Greenwood?P. S. Dew. Lanosster?B. F. Miller. Lexington?James B. Addy. Newberry?J. L. Keitt. Marlboro?Chas. Croaland. Ooonee?J. B. Piokett. Orangeburg?J. H. Claffy. ; Union?A. C. Lyles, York?W. N. Elder. Tho following additional delegates from subordinate alliances were also present: Fishdam?W. T. Jeter. Ford?F. A. Htngman. ltightwell?M. K. Friok. Summeivillo?J. H. Eargle. Tho following officers wore elected \ for tho ensuing year: D. F. Efird, of Lexington, president: W. N. Folder, of York, vice president and State lecturer; J. W. Reid, Reidvillo, secretary and treasurer; J. F. Neabitt, Lanoaster, delegate to National alliance; A. C. Lyles, Carlislo, member executive committee to servo throo years. Presi- ^ dent J. 0. Alexander of Ooonee dolivcrcd his annual address to tho State alliance as follows: Brethren of the State Allianoo: As usual, it iB with much ploasure that I, as a member and a brother in this order, am sparod by a Higher Being to meet yon here once more. 1, in my humble way, have tried to preside over this alliance for two years, and I find, brethren, ihat while 1 have been honored by tho order, and have been taoatcd with tho greatest respect by every member, I feel that I have been unequal to tho emergenoy. Our organization has, I fear deteriorated under my administration, instead of building A up. Tho cause of this I don't know, unless it is negloot on my part and yours to do our whole duty in enoouraging our neighbors to join out ranks help us tight tho battleB of lifo. oan remember, brethren, when o^fr or- WiHIHi dcr was full to overfawdn&~with members. they then saw the good works of the alliaaco and they see it today. The object of tho organisation was to hnln tho nnn. In .?-' ? 4 ^ ?1? ?w.f ?~ f?vi, >? wDtat tuunD wiiu were ?s unable to stand alone, purely a oharitablo thing, yet how many have withdrawn from our rolls; some by doath, but a large majority from oauses m known but to thomselvcs. In the death of Brother J. W. Stokes one of our brightest lights has gone out; his seat in our order and in the national congress hall will be hard to fill. He was a truo man in overy sense of tho word: True to his country, true to his constituents, truo to the allianoe and truo to hiB Qod. Let us cvor oherish his memory. Now, brethren, let me thank you for having placed the mantle of honor on my shoulders as your president, and on retiring from this seat I want to assist you in electing some brother who can and will 1 hope far surpass all that your humblo servant has done. The alliance devoted its time Wednesday evening to perfecting its organization, electing officers, eta., and to a general discussion of the best plan for the reorganization and rejuvenation of the order throughout the State. Looking to tho revival of the allianoe Mr. Crosland proposed that the direotors set aside a part of the interest derived from tho allianoe fund, now safely invested, and pay an organizer to work up sub alliances. This plan met with op position on the ground that the fund and interest was a trust fund and could not bo usod for organizing work. It was contended on tho other hand that it would be for tho good of the order and tho fund. Tho matter was freely dieoussod pro and con and the general disposition was to put an aotivc worker in the field and organizi tho State alliance to tako aotive hold of certain business propositions. At this nnmt tho AUianoo objouraod over to Thursday. A Narrow Escape. The firing of a Bheli from tbe battloship Koarsarge into Newport, It. I , Wednesday indicates culpable oarelesanosa somewhere. It is moat fortunate that tho shot did no further damage than to break a few of tho Btouoa in the new oity hall. It might have caused tho loss of several lives and the destruction of muoh property. How tho gun whioh sont this shell oame to be loaded and how it happened to be fired are mVflt.AriAfl fa fKo ?111 w.?>.vu *v ?uv j'uv/uu nuiuu Will probably bo obarod up vory soon. Heat of the Sun. Fred IK Hioka, a farmer who raises high grade poultry at his plaoe oa the backs of the Millstono river, near Weston, N. J., oa cue to the villago atore recently late in the afternoon, and told how the hoi sun had aotcd as an incubator, driving one of the hens off her nest and thon hatohing nine little ohioks out of a dozen of eggs he had placed in the nest somo days before. Whon flioks told his story ho was laughed at, but he stuck to it and said that he oculd bring two of his farm hands to prove tho truth of his words. Short on Mon. The girls of Qecrgia have boon called upon to face an alarming and startling oondition of sooiety. Hcoont census figuros reveal tho fact that there are not enough mon in tho stato to go around, and that in round figures there aro nearly 11,000 more women than men. If (ieorgia girls' ohanoes are limited to Qeorgia mon the thing looks I serious, really meaning that a girl has less than} an cvon chance of getting a proposal.