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THE COB-PIPE. f
A TALE OF THE COMET OF '43. tl
BY DR. 0. B. MAYER, SR.
[The (:ob-Pipe ish'ere printed, next after rc
No. 1, of the Historieal sketches of Dutch in
Fork, in order to explain the plan of the vol
ume proposed to be published during the
coming Autunn. This story was written
more than thirty years ago, for the purpose of Y(
portraying the old-tine choppings and log- it
rolin;: and carding in the Datch Fork. The
other stories wil! a ppear in the volume-each
one annexecd to the sketch which it will aid
In the month of January 1S48,a comet
with au extremely long tail was seen
for t-he first time, in the Dutch Fork.
Whatever may be said in support of w
the claims put forth by various Obser
vatories for the honor of priority in the t
dicovery of this comet, I boldly assert
that'Mark Moyer, a distant relation of
mine, was the mortal who first received b
the image of this phenomenon upon h
his retina. His description of the dis- sv
covery was in the following character
istic language delivered the next day sc
at St. John's church to a group of his t
acquaintances who, struck with the fa
scratched condition of his hands and in
face, threw out the imputation, tha he
had been roughly handled in some re- s
cent tight. fa
"Fellers," said Mark, "I was 'possum of
huntin' last night in de church-woods
down yonder, and when I got to de
grave-yard where I couldsee allaround
in de ferniamint and could look over tb
de tree-tops, I suddently see'i de fright
fulest white streak in de sky wat was H
ever hearn tell of. I 'clare, boys, de h
water started in my eyes fast; and jest h
den I disciver'd dat de ting was alive; i
for it commenced to move i;self like a
surpunt, and it darted out o' its head a
forky tongue what reetch'd away up in of
de fernamiunt to Job's cotlin, and a
sting out o: its tail as tetch'd de top of ds
a high pine-tree. I tell you, Icouldn't
stand it: I had to drap my 'possums
and make tracks." th
Here Mark, to give strength to his :tl
description, stamped his feet rapidly
upon the ground and fluttered with his hc
hands like a bird attempting to fly.
"Which way did you run?" asked Di
one of his companions. th
"Down tow'rds Crin's creek," replied
"And acrost it?' enquired another, M
looking Mark squarely in the eyes.
"Yes, Sur, clean acrost it, before I
.stop'i I was so skeer'd I'didn't know
wat I was doin'," answered Mark.
"I know'd it" exclaimed the first ^
qmestioner, springing up and snapping hc
his fingers, "Ha, ha, I kuow'd it! I'll Ti
jest bet a pair of bran new marting;is,
fellers, dat Mark's bin a stayin' all to
night at de widder Halberdoppels." bl
"Well, whar else had I to go to?" ed
pleaded Miark, with great humility.
"Wy, wusn't Adam Epting's not a
more 'n tree hundret yards off, ware b
we all goes wid de gltohis sprin
afo.re preachin' begins ?" continued the
"Yes," rem?onstrated MIark, "but o
right in de direction tow'rds whar de
"Well, gentlemen," began a young c
fellow with a quizzical smirk playing ti
about the corners of his mouth, "all I
wants to knowv is dis: how gittin'a
skeer'd at de Mtilky way, and runnin' l
over to de widder Halberdoppels kin i
scratch up a man's face in dat sort of a
This insinuation was followed by a P
loud laugh; and MIark seemed to be at v
the mercy of a set of relentless jokers.
"Oh, I kiu explicate dat for him,"
said a yountgster conspicuous for his H
new homespun vest brilliantly checked da
with stripes of copperas and black tb
crossed by ind.igo and a trace of Turkey th
red. "Yotu see, Nancy Halberdoppels Al
has got jellies 'bout him, and last night
wen he could n't pacify her, she fell to
scratchin' of his face. I dou't s'pose defr
gai is to be biamte 'd, ef it 's true wat i
folks says 'bout hinm." to
"I 'clare boys," remtonst'-:tcd MIark, y
"I'm in dead yearnest 'bout dis; and ef go
you will listen to me, FIl tell you all ch
'bout it. It was so dark in de woods by
dat I could n't see my way, and I did Hi
n'trun fur afore Istr~uck miyfoot-agin' a on
-stump, and pitchied head foremost into by'
a bunch of bramxbroo briars. Dat's de
way my face and hiands got scratch'd. I 1o
never looked back ontel I got to MIisses j0
Halberdoppels, and bustin' opeb de
door I fell into de house flat on my face, o
prustrated in body and sperit. Itfr
frightef d (Ie old w oman an d her dorter w
so mutch dat day could n't speak; but El
wven I made 'eml look out o' doors to- pa
w'rds sun-set and day cotch'd sight of liti
de fiery dragoni, day took to screamiin' the
and harrin' up deC house ontel I got fee
wvuss skeer'd dau ever. Nancy was so m
overtook wid de histurricks dat she sot
otn my lap de whole of de blessed live- m
long nmght: atnd I hain't had a wink o' we
sleep. I left old MIiss Hlalberdoppeis
reatdin' her Detch B3ible, and I con- "v
cluded I wol comeb~ by de church, as it':
diare wa:s preacin' here to-day, and tell me
de people wvat I seed. For my pairt, I
believe de Day of .Jedgmint will come A
along here by t'sunst to-daty!" '
Notwithstantdinlg this solemn warn
ing M[ark Mioyer was~ mtost indecorously do
derided by tihe wh~Lole congregation, in- s0r
eluding the Irson1. However, as the rid
roey twvi:rght gradu alvy dkeepenled into Jeg
darkness a long ple~: streak appeared m:
upon0f the wvester:I sky. MIark MIoyer de
was righ t-there it wvas suret enough. rie
To some not readily moved by sights yoi
of terror it maintained a steady, frozen
position : but others in whose eyes tears ve:
were easy I, start, soon observed the ob
wriggling motion described by the tw
rest. Upon wicked young people,
e Mark Moyer and Nancy Halber
)ppels, it brought shivering dread of t
Le i.ast Day. The oldest persons re- 1
llected having heard their fathers
y, that "sich a somethin' was seed in
e fermament, jest before de war of de
itepentency broke out," and predicted
bberies and battles. These forbod
gs were strengthened by a rough cen
s of the Dutch F"k, showing that
ere were at least twoyoung men to one c
>ung woman,--an incongruity which3
was thought could be corrected only 1
war. Mr. Samuel Burns, a stranger I
ho for two years had been employed
schoolmaster at St. John's church, f
formed his patrons that the object
>w exciting their wonder was a comet; 1
d that philosophers considered the t
orld in some jeopardy, whenever it 1
as approached by one of these bodies.
e was a pedagogue of rare plausibili- I
and had so ingratiated himself into
e good opinion of the old folks in the
ighborhood - especially those who
Ld pretty daughters-that he was i
4d in deadly detestation by the
rain. He was an ignoramus, as
generally the case with itinerant
hoolmasters, and imposed upon
e inquisitive ignorance of the
rmers by an affectation of learn
g oftentimes extremely ludicrous. f
ow and then, he excited momentary
spicion of incompetency, when he
iled to give satisfactorg explanations
shooting stars; or asserted that there s
is no further danger after the lighten
g's flash was over; and once his ruin
emed inevitable, when he denied that
e custom of planting potatoes in the d
n of the feet was founded in reason.
e took shelter under the avowal that r
had a preference for the sign of the e
ad; but he had at last to hang his S
ad under the general denunciation: r
[at nopody but a outdacious fool s
)uld tink of plantin' taters in de sign d
de head wen effery pody from de f
ry peginning of de worlt know'd a
.t de feet is de blace for 'taters."
is disquisitions respecting the comet r
!re marvelous; but the admiration 1I
ey inspired has long since been de- s
oyed by the incidents to be related s
this story. Mr. Burns fell from I r
nor, perhaps unjustly, and the comet a
'43 is inown to this day in the d
2tch Fork, as Mark Moyer's, just as t
e one of 1682 is distinguished by the
me of Halley's. b
the same Sunday on which Mark p
oyer related his adventure, a young r
in and a young woman were riding to- I
Lrds her home from St. John's4hurch, _
er the services were concluded. p
though it was a cold day, and they 1
d several miles to go, their shivering I
,rses were reined into a slow walk. s
te young man in his general appear- 1
ce was nature's model. He was tall s
the utmost of six feet; and his Saxon t
ie eyes though they sometimes flash- e
with indignation oftener beamed c
th generosity. His ungloved hand r
d swarthy visage showed that hus- I
udry was his occupation. His name
Ls A bram Priester.
rhe damsel was fair to look upon.
> veil concealed her face. The rim
her bonnet with the red ribbon tied
der her chin encircled a smooth fore
ad shaded by the blackest hair, and
eeks over wbich blushes were con
tually sporting with the smiles that
yed around her mouth. There was
ire in her dark eye an-d a ready pout ~
king about her lips that gave warn
; of a will to brave much parental
position in favor of a lover. Ah,
at:a Elfins was the girl for Abram
iester! He had often said so, and0
wed to overcome every obstacle op
sed to his gaining her hand. There
~re difficulties, but not with Yetta.
er parents, infatuated with the pe- '
ntry of Samuel Burns, intimated ~
ir willingness that he should marry lj
ir daughter, by forbidding his rival,
>ramn Priester, to enter their house. tl
tta was not equivocal in making 0
own her preference. She darted d
mi her eyes flashes of warning which, c
they had not increased her beauty d
a degree irresi,stibly fascinating,
~uld, perhaps, have repulsed the peda- e
;ue, but, as it happened, she en- si
an ted the poor fellow more and more c
her manifestations of displeasure. c
had the'good will of the old folks ii
his side, and he resolved to w:n her-t
.h, Samuel Burns, Samuel Burns,n
a are a rock in the current of true b
'e, and I will have to blast you!
t may well be supposed that the u
iversation of the lovers, as they rodea
m church, was pain fully interesting, a
ben they approached as near to Mr. n
in's as A bram could venture, they r~
2sed in the road, and continued a
le while longer the conversation
tt had been so absorbing to their
lings up to the moment when they
ist part for the present.
'I wonder wat's got. into de oft
u," began Abram Priester, "dat he.
n't let me go into his house."
'Wy, Abram," answered Yetta, 5
au know,-or you ought to know, d
becase he don't 'want you to h
'But I will marry you, Yetta," cried ai
ram passionately. "I will have you, B
tta, confound me ef I1 don't." c
Well ,good ness, sakes alive, A bram,
2't cuss and swear 'bout it after dat j
t of a foshion,.-and dat, too, while n
in' away from hearin' preachin'. ir
~s have a leetle patience, and you
y have me. I'm sure ef it comes to as
wust we kin run away and git mar- f
d. I 'clare, A bram, I don't believe .
z have ever tought 'bout dat." '
'Yetta," replied A bram, "you know
-y well dat I have always lived in
idience to my parents..- Before I was
enty-one years old, and got to be my pi
rent anywbars widout axin daddy's
eave. S: you see I'm not much used
o sich onregular doins; but you kin
>ersuade me to watever you like, and
o ef you're in de notion, wy, 'jess let's
urn round and gallop back to Preacher
foser's and he kin marry us afore sun
et. My daddy and mammy is willin'
nd de room whar I sleeps kin be got
eady in a mighty short ."
"Now, Abram, shet your mout!"
ried Yetta. "Ain't you ashamed of
ourself to talk dat way to me, right
here in de big road? No, wen I gits
narried I mus have a big time of it.
mus have a white sattin weddin'
rock, and ribbons to match, and white
lippers, and,-and sweet-smellin' han
cerchers, and,-and,-and dare mus be
wo days' feastin' and dancin' at our
iouse, and,-and,-two days of de same
ver at your house, and,-and-."
3ere Yetta lost her powers of utter
,nce, and broke down with a deep
"Very well, Yetta, I'm willin' for
,nythin'," said Abram.
"Very well, now we'llsee," remarked
retta. "Have you tought 'bout wat
re was plannin', wen we met last
reek? Do you tink it's a goot plan?
Vill it do?"
A shudder ran through Abram's
rame, while he delayed his answer.
"Can't you speak, Abram?" asked
"I don't know wat to say, Yetta,"
tammered Abram, "I'm afeered."
"Now, ain't dat purty talk for a
aan!" exclaimed Yetta. "Iv'e tougbt
bout it, and I know it will do, if we
,on't git faint-hearted."
"Well, well," said Abram, "I'll do
ay best. It's mighty hard, howsom
ver, for me to be treated so rough by
'our mammy and daddy. Has de olt
aan forgot de time wen I turned de
tray cattle out o' his cornfield? And
on't your mammy rickolect how I
xed her garden so de rabbits couldn't
et in it? And didn't I -"
"Oh, Abram, do hush your foolish
ess. What does mammy and daddy
,eer 'bout dat?" cried Yetta. Then
he continued in a tone of voice more
erioun than usual with her: "Yes it
aust be. You git de powder and put
s much in a paper as you tink will
o,-and I'll blow daddy up,-yes, I'll
low daddy up."
What a disclosure! The pretty,
lack-eyed Yetta engaged in a gun
owder plot against her father! No,
,o, Yetta Elfins, that must not be.
'rom this moment I abandon you and
bram Priester to your fate; for I
lainly perceive he will yield to your
ersuasions, as Adam did to Eve's. t
slow up your father, who has told me
D many anecdotes of the olden time!
furder Thomas Elfins, at whose fire- t
ide I have spent so many merry win
r evenings! No, Yetta, though you
xplodea mine under his split-bottomed
hair, no harm shall befall him: and
iark me! you shall marry Samuel
turns, if I'm able to hold my pen!
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
THE SAME OL D QUESTION.
hat flrilIanti Cartride Law Still Puzzles
[The State, 22nd.1
The Attorney General still receives
umerous inquiries about the cartridge
x law passed by the last Legislature
rhch provides that a tax must be
aid on the same cartridge when sold t
nder one name and exempts it whent
>ld under another. The following~
pinion prepared yesterdy will doubt-t
~ss settle the anxiety of.the inquirers :c
essrs. P. Rosenbung & Co., A bbeville.
DEAR SIRS: In your letter of the ~
)th instant to the Attorney General I
on ask, "What kind of cartridges will I
*e be allowed to sell without a special
cense, and what kind forbidden ?"
In answer to this inquiry I beg to say
matthe Attorney General, in a recent r
pinion, decided that the sale of pistol t
rtridges, without a license, is forbid-t
en by la w, but that the sale of rifle t
irtidges is not forbidden. This I s
eem a sufficient answer to any ques-t
on of law involved in your inquiry. C
ut the scope of the inquiry seems to e
stend further and embrace, in sub- C
;ance, the question, "What is a pistol C
atidge as distinguished from a rifle e2
rtrtidge?" This, as you will readily t
erceive, is a question of fact, and in a1
s solution, the Attorney General, al- I
lough fully appreciating your lauda- t
le desire to be right, will,.be unable to a
mder you any assistance. In deter- 11
lining whether or not the law has a
een violated in any case of the sale of ti
Itidges, the decision must depend C
pon the facts of the~ case, and the.
estion will be, was the cartridge sold 1i
Sa pistol cartridge or a rifle cartridge,
Ad its determination may require P
uch testimony, even that of skilled a
Cperts. I have the honor to be, most t
spectfully, your obedient servant, ~
D. A. TOWNSEND, c
Assistant Attorney Geueral. E
Of Course It's a Woman.
"The hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rocks the world." r
The mother, sitting beside and rock- n
g the cradle, often singing her sad t
laby, may be thus shaping, as it U
ere, the destinies of nations. But if t)
seases, consequent on motherhood,
ve borne her down, and sapped her n1
re, how mnournfnl will be her song. 11
a cheer the mother, brighten her life, (
1d brighten her song. Dr. Pierce of '.
nfalo, has, after long experience,
mpuinded a remed.y which he has s;
~lled his "Favorite Prescription," be-.
~use ladies preferred it to all others. 31
e guzarantees it to cure nervousness, t
~uralgic pains, bearing-down pains, 3
regularities, weakness, or prolapsus, t
sadache, backache, or any of the ail- a
ents of the female organs. What he e
ks is, that the ladies shall give it a c
ir trial, and satisfaction is assured.
oney refunded, if it doesn't give sat- I
He Is Not Here.
- - - a
~rom The Cumming, Ga., Clarion. ii
The man who could .run a news- 2
per to suit everybody went to heaven 0o
THE CONGRESS OF CRANKS.
The Platform is a Hodge Podge of the St.
Louis, Ocala and Omaha Platforms.
with Various Other Resolutions to
Gratify as Many Idiosyncracies
CINCINNATTr, May 20.-When the
Convention met this morning a chorus
from the Farmers' Alliance song book
preceded by prayer by the Rev. Gilbert
Delamater, the Greenback Ex--Con
gressman. Delamater was roundiy ap
plauded when he rose to pray. Fre
quent and earnest amens - from the au
:ience punctuated the invocation, and
then the Kansas Glee Club regaled
them with ahuniorous ditty. Reports
from committees of arrangements and
,redentials now helped to kill time
pending the exciting developments
that many looked for when the plat
orm committee was ready to report.
A collection was taken to reiihurse
Chairman Power, of the arrangement
,ommittee, S36.5, which he had ex
)ended and on of which he had re
,eived only $36+. The report of the cre
lentials committee showed 1,417 dele
;ates present. The larger delegations
,vere: Kansas 407, Ohio 317, Indiana
A LUCKY CAROLINA DARKY.
Senator Peffer was then presented to
;he Convention as permanent chair
nan. An appeal was made from the
>latform for funds to pay the home
'are of a colored Alliance delegate from
south Carolina. The delegate, Savage
y name, came forward personally and
n a clever speech said that the reason
o few of the colored organizations
vere represented was that the colored.
yeople were too poor. It was perhaps
is well for the Convention, he added,
ying the hats that were being passed
Lround for his benefit, that so few col
>red delegates came. He was handed
iatfuls of small change, and retired
mid great cheering for the Colored
The proposition to adopt a unit rule
vas overwhelmingly defeated on the
round that every man that caine to
he Convention should have a vote and
lave it counted. The five minute rule
or speeches was adopted. A recess
vas taken until 2 p. m.
When the Convention reassembled a
etter from L. L. Polk, which was
'ead, advising this Conference to issue
n address and defer action on the
[hird Party till 1S92, caused a breeze,
nd when a motion to refer it to the
ommittee on resolutions was declared
:arried there was a lcuzd demand, nota
ly from the Minnesota delegation,
hat the negative be put more forcibly
y the Chair. The demand was re
iewed and continued from time to
ime during the reading of a number
f miscellaneous telegrams.
Ignatius Donnelly, chairman of the
ommittee on resolutions, climbed
ipon the rostrum at this juncture, and
.mid a whirlwind of excitement an
iounceed that he was there to report
hat the committee on platform was a
mit for the organization of the Third
'arty. He gave way to Robert Schil
ing, of Wisconsin, secretary of the
ommittee, who read the platform as
First. That in view of the great s'o
ial, industrial and economical revolu
ion now dawning on the civilized
v~orld, and the newv and living issues1
onfronting the American people, w~e
ielieve that the time has arrived for
he crystalization of the political re
arm forces of our country and the for
ration of what should be .known as
he People's Party of the United States
Second. That we most heartily en
torse the demand of the platforms as
dopted at St. Louis, Mo., in 188S-; Oca
1, Fla., 1890, and Omaha, Neb., in
891, by the industrial organizations
here represented, summarized as fol
(A) The right to make and issuet
ioney is a sovereign power to be main
ained by the people for the common
enefit, hence wve demand the aboli
ion of national banks as banks of is
ue, and as a substitute for national
rank notes we demand that legal ten
er treasury notes be issued in sutli
lent volume to transact the business
f the country on a cash basis, without
amage or especial advantage to any
lass or callings, such notes to be legal
ender in payment of all debts, public
nd private, and such notes when de
ianded by the people shall be loaned
y them at not more than 2 per cent per
nnum on non-perishable products, as
2dicated in the sub-treasury plan, and
Iso upon real estate with proper limni-i
ition on quantity of land and amount
(B) We demand the free and unlinm
:ed coinage of silver.
(C) We demand the passage of laws
rohibiting alien ownership of land
nd that Congress take prompt action
>devise some plan to obtain all lands
ow owned by alien and foreign syndi
ates, and that all land held by rail- I
>ads and other corporations in excess
f such as is actually used and neededl
y them be reclaimed by the Govern
1ent and held for actual settlers only.
(D) Believing in the doctrine of ecpial s
ghts to all and special privileges to
one, we demand that taxation, na
onal, State or municipal, shall iiot be
sed to build up one interest or class at
2e expense of another.
(E) We demand that all revenues, s
ational, State or county, shall be limn
ed to the necessary expenses of the
lovernment economically and honest
r administered. It
(F) We demand a just and equitabler
stem of grauated tax on income. e
(G) We demand rigid, honest and
ist national control and supervision of
le means of public communication I
nd transportation, and if this control
nd supervision does not remov-e the
buses now existing we demand Gov
Enment ownership of such mecans of:
>mnmunication and transportation. e
(H) We demand the election of the
'resident, Vice-President and United
tates Senators by the direct vote of
Third. That we urge united action of:Il
i progressive organizations in attend-| c
ig the Conference called for February|
~, 1892, by six of the leading reform .
ganizations. . t
mittee be appointed by this Confer
ence, to he comnposed of a chairman, to
be elected by this body, and of three
memibers from each State represented,
to he named by each State delegation.
Fifth.-'That this central committee
shall represent this body, attend the
National Conference on February 22,
1892. and, if possible, unite with that
and all other reform organizations there
assembled. If no satisfactory arrange
meints can be r.iade this committee
shall call a national convention not
later than June 1, 1S92, for the purpose
of nominating candidates for President
Sixth. That the members of the cen
tral committee for each State where
there is no-independent political organ
ization conduct an active system of po
litical agitation in theii States.
Additional resolutions, not part of
the platform, were presented. They
recommended the favorable considera
tion of universal suffrage; demanded
that treasury notes paid soldiers be
iade equivalent to coin ; favored-an
eight-hour day, and condemned the
action of the World's Fair commission
with reference to wages.
The name of the new party, "The
Peoplc's Party of the United States,"
elicited a magnificent outburst of ap
plause, and as each plank was read the
cheering was renewed so frequently
that the great hall seemed to reverber
When the resolutions recommending
universal suffrage to favorable consid
eration and demanding payment of
bounties on a gold basis were read, the
former met with rather a chilly recep
tion, but the latter was roundly
Schilling announced that the pen
4ion plank was left to the soldier mem
ber on the committee with an inquiry
whether it was satisfactory, and on his
icquieseence it was adopted unani
SOME RIICT LOUS STAGE PLAY.
Davis, of Texas, a lank six-footer in
i light suit, -who had electrified the
Convention during the Donnelly
speech by a long weird whoop of exul
tation, was conducted to the platform,
md to the intense delight of the Con
vention repeated the unearthly In
:ian-like trill. Then he announced
Liimself as an Ex-Confederate and de
:lared himself for the platform, every
plank and every resolution. An ex
traordinary spsctacle followed.
Wadsworth, of Indiana, an Ex-Un
on soldier, rushed up to Ex-Confeder
zte Davis in full view of the Conven
'ion and the two, at one time mortal
roes, grasped hands.'
R. W. Humphrey, of Texas, organ
zer of the Colored Alliance, seized with
lhe inpiration of the moment, sudden
y joined the ex soldiers, and amid a
perfect cyclone of enthusiasm a,dele
;ate moved the adoption of the plat
?orm as read.
A HOWLING MOB.
The Convention went wild and the
lelegates, mounting tables and chairs,
wvere shouting and yelling like Co
nanches. A portion of the Conven
.ion, in thunderous chorus, sang to the
:une of "Good-bye, my lover, good
ye," the words "Good-bye, old par
ies, good-bye," and then a doxology.
En the forest of flags and State banners
:hat had gathered with their hearers
tround the trio, a Kansas man, on the
shoulders of two colleagues standing
>nl chairs, raised the Kansas banner
md held it aloft above all the others.
A tumult, surpassing in its remarka
>le suddenness andl vigor of anything
hat had previously taken place in the
jonvention, lasted fully a quarter of
in hour, till it ceased from sheer ex
iaustion of the delegates.
Several delegates seconded the adop
ion of the report, one suggesting it be
y a rising vote. "Question! Question!"
ame fromn all parts of the hall. But the
>ent-up enthusiasm had to have vent,
mud one after another of the orators
elieved themselves, delegates from
inme to time calling on prominent men,
cVaver, Willetts and others.
"Previous question," shoted dele
rates, but it had no effect on an irre
>ressible Texan, who was bound to
peak his piece. When he had finished
he chairman's gavel fell like a trip
ammer, and order was finally re
The p)latforml proper exclusive of the
esolutions, was then adopted by a
NO I'RoIrIIITIoN WANTED).
Delegate Miller, of California, threw
n a bonie of conteation by offering this
Resolved, That we favor the abolition
f the liquor trafiic.
The con fusion became worse con
ou nded. Fifty orators were clamoring
or recognition, but the first to succeed
vas Schilling. of Wisconsin. He op
>osed the discussion of the question of
rohibition at this time.
Schilling declared that the resolution
roposed by Miller had been iully con
idered and voted down by the comn
iittee on platform. To spring it now
vas plainly throwing a firebrand into
he Convention, andl in his opinion it
was a deliberate attempt to cause a
pl)it in the party.
The pressure at this time for recogni
ion was extraordinary. In desperation
he Chair proposed to give ten of the
iiost vociferous dlelegates wvho were
rowded about his desCk clamoring for
ecognition one minute each, and ai
undred watches were pulled out to
take s"re none of the speakers ex
eedeCd the sixty-se cond limit.
The irohiibition amendment was
verwhe!ni ingly defeated.
T he resolutions were then adopted,
rIth only three dissenting votes.
At this juncture J. B Weaver re
eyed Chairman Pefler, wuo was worn
ut with his fruitless efforts to preserve
rder, and had, besides, to catch the
rain for Washington.
ed off by a point of order raised by
Schilling, of Wisconsin, that all resolu
tions should be referred to the commit
tee on resolutions without being read.
Then the Convention got down to
business again and the matter ofchoos
ing the national committee was taken
Chairman Weaver declared a wel
come recess to enable the overheated,
exhausted delegates to select members
of the national committee from their
After the recess the roll of names was
called for members of the national
committee, the' Convention adopting
the innovation of appointing three
members from each State, instead of
one member, as the old parties have
done. Alliance Congressman J. G.
Otis, of Kansas, nominated H. E.
Taubenick, of Illinois, as chairman of
the national executive committee.
There was a great outburst of cheers
when Taubenick's name was men
tioned. W. R. Lamb, of Texas, se
conded the nomination, saying he had
watched Taubenick's course and was
satisfied. Taubenick was chosen by
Loud calls for Tabuenick finally
brought him to the rostrum, where he
made a brief, but very manly and
modest speech, thanking the delegates.
In conclusion he said they were stand
ing on the brink of a conflict between
capital and labor and the longer the
conflict was postponed the worse it
would be. "Our politicians," said he,
"might as well try to stop the cyclone
or the movements of the stars as to
evade this issue."
A few moments of confused prepara
tion for adjournment sine die ensued;
then the chairman's gavel fell and the
first convention of the People's party
of the United States had passed into
history. The following is the national
Arkf nsas-L. B. Featherstone, Isaac
McCracken, J. A. Bush.
C.i 'ornia-Marion Cannon, H. C.
Dillon, A. G. Hinckley.
Florida-W. D. Condon, L. Baskins,
J. D. Goss.
Georgia-C. C. Post.
Iowa-J. B. Weaver, M. L. Wheat,
A. J. Westfield.
Indiana-C. A. Powers, Leroy Temp
leton, J. D. Comestock.
Illinois-S. N. Norton, A. J. Streater,
H. E. Taubenick.
Kansas-P. P. Elder, Levi Dumbauls,
R. S. Osborne.
Kentucky-D. L. Graves, S. C.
Smith, T. G. I allin.
Loujsiana-J. J. Mills, Dr. R. H.
Paine, John Pickett.
Massachusetts--G. F. Washburn, E.
G. Brown, E. M. Boynton.
Michigan-Ben Colbin, Mrs. S. E. V.
Emery, John 0. Beebel.
Minnesota-Ignatius Donnelly, C. V.
Perkins, Andrew Stevenson.
Missouri-Paul J. Dickson, J. W.
Rogers, W. 0. Adkinson.
Maine-H. S. Hobbs, F. A. Howard,
D. W. Smith.
Nebraska-J. H. Edmonston, Wmn.
Dystart, WV. H. WVest.
New York-Jacob H. Studer, Joel J.
Ohio-Hugh Pryer, J. C. H. Cbbb,
H. T. Barnes.
Oklahoma-Samuel Crocker. A. E.
Light, John Hogan.
Pennsylvania-R. A. Thompson, T.
R. Agnew, Lewis Edwards.
South Dakota-J. E. Hardin, H. L.
Lo.icks, Fred Zeep.
TIexas--W.RB.Lamb, Thomas Maines,
J. H . Davis.
Tennessee-H. P. Osborne, J. WV. J.
Kay, John WV. James.
Wisconsin-Robert Schilling, Alfred
Manhermer, A. J. Phillips.
West Virginia-Luther C. Shinn, 1
George WV. Hamment, . Thomas C.
Wyoming-H. B. Settonstein, James
A. Smithb, H. D. Merritt.4
District of Columbia-Lee Crandall,
S. A. Bland, H. J. Schultio.
A PRESIDENTIAL TICKET TO BE PLACED
I N T HIE FI ELD.
CINCINNA-rI, May 21.-Since the ad
jourument of the National Union Con
ven;ion last niglit, scores of dispatches
expressing approval of the outcome oft
the gathering and offerring congratu
lations have poured in upon the dele
gates from all over the country. Both
fiactions to the third party c"ntro-t
versy are satisfied with the result andt
each claims the victory. An effort willc
be made to bring the industrial con
ference that assembles in Februaryt
next into the fold, but whether success
ful or not, a People's Party Presiden
tial ticket will be placed in the field
The national committee of the Peo- g
ple's Party met at the Hotel Emery to- e
day r.nd installed H. E. N. Taubeneck,
of Illinois as chairman, and Robert a
Schilling of Wisconsin, secretary, I
a.nd informally discussed a plan
for a vigorous campaign all over the
country. Ohio will be the first point
of attack. A State ticket is to be
placed in the field next month, and
Dongressmnan Simpson, Gen. WVeaver I
and others will stump the State from ~
one end to the other. A national ~
:ampaign fund of $l00,00)0 is also to be
Where They WiVll Go.a
It is difficult to locate the site of the lb
:olony of Russian Jw.s which Baron a
EIirsch is going to provide for. A lateu
Lccount had it that the colony was to r,
e located in the Argentine Republic, P
ut the last account is that it is to be S
n East Tennessee. The Atlanta Jour
2al says the baron has just paid $364,- pa
>00 for 104,00O0 acres of agricultural and 1W
nining land in East Tennessee, where ~
e will settle the victims of Russian
yranny on farms and give them such
mployment as the development of tI
he tract will supply. There are said
o be some 5,000,000 Jews in Russia. O*
['here will be, accordingly, no lack of be
nateria1 for the baron tn wor1r with n
GRIFFIN GOES OUT.
He Demands Peremptory Dismissal and
Gets It-Curt Demand for His Keys
[Special to the Daily News.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 20.-Super
intendent Griffin, of the asylum, to
day answered the letter of Governor
Tillman requesting his resignation, in
which he says : 'The charges against
me seem to be reduced to two specifi
eations-first, the infrequency of my
visits to certain wards, and second,
permitting one of the male patients to
have a key which gave access to the
"In reply to the first I can only re
pes.t what has been already published,
that I receive every morning wrift^n
reports from seven watchers which
show the condition of every ward each
hour of the night ; that the matrons
and supervisors make daily written
reports from seven watchers which
slow the condition of every ward each
hour of the night ; that the matrons
and supervisors make daily written
and verbal reports of their respective
departments ; that my assistant phy
iicians after the morning inspection
give me written and vsrbal reports of
the condition of patients; that I am in
daily consultation with them in re
gard to the treatment of patients, vis
itiug those that need special attention,
rnd that the by laws wisely leave to
the discretion of the superintendent
the frequency or time of his visits of
"Referring to the second charge you
itate 'The man Milne whom you
yharacterize as a crank and who Doc
tor Corbett says is morally insane, by
which I understand that he has a
lepraved nature which would not
nesitate to gratify any passion or appe
:ite, this man was permitted for
nonths to have a key which would
>pen the doors of the female wards.'
[n reply to this I beg to repeat my
lenial that Milne was 'permitted' to
ave a key, or that he is morally in
'ane in the meaning 'of having no
ense of right and wrong, or of yield
ng to the blind impulses of brutal
assion. On the contrary during his
:onfinement here his deportment to
wards women has been uniformly
roper, respectful, deferential. It has
)een proven that in point of fact he
iever was in the female wards except
when employed in painting and then
ilways in the presence of an attend
Lt or of another painter hired to as
"It is also well known that the ex
:erior doors are secured by inside bolts
which no key can operate. I feel con
ident that calm and impartial consid
>ration would show that there were
-eally no 'opportunities' which would
:ause the 'mind to revolt or the imagi
iation to si-sken.' As this charge is
nainly supported by Dr. Corbett's
~haracterization of Milne, I beg to call
tour excellency's attention to the ac
~ompanying letter toshow how far you
nisunderstood or misconstrued this
neaning ; "In your letter requesting
ny resignation, it is stated that you are
'force I to conclude that you do not
w'ish for such trial." The only trial
ffered me is one by the Governor.
rhe by-laws of the institution give the
egents the right to elect the super
ntendent to hold his office at the pleas-.
ire of the board. The constitutioi
ives the Governor power to appoint
superintendent, 'with the advice and
~onsent of the senate.' I hold that
here are only two courts competent
o try me. By the first I have been
zxonerated after thorough examination
f the testimony. Trial by the senate
as not been offered. After mature
onsideration of the whole matter I
eel constrained to decline to tender my
'esignation while there are charges
~gaiust me. I trust your excellency
vill pardon the suggestion that there
emaizs but three solutions of this un
>leasant controversy : The withdraw
1 of charges' or impeachment before
he- senate of the- State, or summary
lismissal from office by the Gouernor."
The Governor replied : "As you leave'
ne no alternative I hereby notify you
hat you are removed as superin
endent of the lunatic asylum, and
rder you to turn over the office, etc.,
o Dr. Thompson who will assume
emporary control of the institution."
Doctor Griffin was intervied to-night
y a News representative.
He stated that he believed he had
een vindicated by the people, and his
irst inteution was to resist the Gover
or's action in the courts.
On reflection he decided to vacate,
nid will go her to Charleston or
DR. GRIFFIN TURNS OVER.
[The State, 22nd.1,
Yesterday morning Dr. P. E. Grif
n, as soon as he could arrange all
ecessary matters, formally turned
ver the management of the asylum to
is temporary successor, Dr. J. L.
Dr. Thompson, upon assuming con
-ol of the institution, visited the Gov
rnor, informing him of the fact and
sking when his successor -would be
ppointed. The Governor informed
im that he was unable to say, and in
;ructed him to run the institution as
Dr. Thompson is desirious of the per
aanent superintendent being ap
:>inted at once, inasmuch as the in
itution is now running, with only
vo instead of three physicians.
Dr. Griffin will speuid a few days
icking up his household effects, but
ill leave the walls of the institution
early as possible.
The itching of the scalp, falling of
~e hair, resulting in baldness, are
ten caused by dandruff, which may
cured by using Hall's Hair Re
"BELLING THE CATS."
"The Band Begins to _Pa
"Elephant Goes Bound." -
The combat deepens; the plot thick
ens. So does the soup and somebody
will have to go into it. At Orangeburg
the occasion of Lecturer Terrill's recent
visit, a string of resolutions offered by
President J. Wm. Stokes was adopted.
They begin thus:
"Whereas, certain individuals within
the order in South Carolina have as.
sumed to speak for the rank and bie of
the order against certain demands of
"Resolved, By the First Congressional
District Alliance of South Carolina,
composed of representatives from Or
angeburg, Colleton and Lexington
"1. That we heartily endorse all the
alliance demands adopted by the su
preme council at Ocala."
"Certain individuals" we take to in
clude such very distinguished indivi
duals as B..R. Tillman, Geo. D. Till
man, John L. M. Irby and G. W.
Shell. Some of them are regarded in
some quarters as rather uncertain in
dividuals, but that has nothing to do
with the case. To these individuals the
gauntlet is fairly thrown down. They
must swallow the sub-treasury or look
for alliance opposition.
Let the sports proceed. We and a
good many of us have secured good re
served seats high up on the shelf, close
to the roof and with plenty of room to
swing our legs. We have hats full of
green apples to throw at the animals
and are prepared to enjoy the circus.
We don't care how long it lasts. We
are here to see it through and to buy
tickets to the subsequent concert and
grand Ethiopian eccentricities. Our
brother of the Cotton Plant will kindly
pass up a few glasses of the deceptive
and somewhat vague but "ery beautiful
pink lemonade he brews weekly, Sig
nor de Tighlman may throw a prize
package or two in this direction before
entering the arena and Attorney Gen
eral Pope, will oblige us with selected
Now we are all ready. Let Lecturer
Talbert crack his whip, tune up the
hurdy gurdy at the door and, in the -
inspired language of the bard hitherto
"The elephant now goes round, goes
The band begins to play;
And the little boys under the monkey
Had better get out ofthe way."
The Record of Removals.
The present administration, which
came into power without a record-an
administrative one at least-is fast
making one on the line of removals
that the people of the State will do
well to peruse and ponder over.
Here it is:
Wade Hampton, from the United
President McBride, from the South7
Carolina University and from South
Dr. James Woodrow from a grandly
Dr. Alexander, "for religion's sake,"
from a chair at the University.
Dr. 0. A. Darby, from chaplaincy at
Dr. P. E. Griffin, as Superintendenit
Lunatic Asylum, "to make room for
The State Agricultural Department,
The Coosaw Mining company, from
Coosaw river, with a good prospect of
"swinging it out" of the State to
It may be said that not all the gen
tlemen named above weredirectly "re
moved" from their positions, but the
fact that they occupy their former po
sitions no longer is in each and every
case the result of the present State ad
ministration and its tactics.
How do you like the record so far,
people of the Palmetto State?
And still there's more to follow.
Formally Tendered His Resignation to the
[Columbia Record, 20th.])
Prof. McBryde formally has tendered
his resignation as president of the Uni
versity. He sent the Governor the fol
lowing letter to-day:
Hon. B. R. Tillmnan, Governor, and ex
Officio president of Board Trustees of
South Carolina College:
DEAR SIR: In compliance with the
provisions of the by-laws of the Uni
versity of Soath Carolina, 1 beg permis
sion to submit through lyou, notice of
my intention of resigning as president
f the South Carolina College on the
pening day of next session, 1891-92.
Eespectfully, J. M. McBRYDE.
The letter will of course be submitted
to the board at the next meeting which
ill be held about the 10th of June.
Archbishop Dennison's Famous Toast.
'Here's health to all that we love,
Tere's health to all that love us,
here's health to all those that love them
['at love those that love them
that love us."
Do you notice what a large circle
his wish for health includes ? and
ill you notice the reverence is not to
~he wine-cup, but to a standard medi
~ine, the "Golden Medical Direovery,"
~hat can bring health to the large
mmber of friends we each love. True,
t is not a "beverage," and does not
nebriate, but is a health-giving med
ine, a blood-purified, liver invigora
or and genera! tonic-a remedy fo?
lilliousness, Indigestion, and Stomach -
roubles. It cures Consumption, in its
arly stages, Scrofula, Bronchitis, and