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Consolidated Aug. 2,1881. ? be 8?attbm:iB anb Southron. 2TnbllAh*<*. Irtry WodnttlAy, -ar NT. Gk Osteen, SUMTKR, 8. 0. Tim : $1.50 per taaum?io advance. | Owo Aqoert tret tneert ion............$1 00 sVtrv nbiHtinl insertion....... 10 Contract* for three tnoatbi, tir longer wil we awda nt red need- rue*. ?II coe?MQoiee.tiooi which su ?eerve private latereeti will be charged for aa adTertiemeota. Obituaries aod tribute* of rwpect* will be for. THE CHINESE NEGOTIATIONS. France Submits Propositions Under Four Heads. Weebiogton, Oot 4 ?P? >c3aitiona of a t>r reaching character concern lag China art being presented in rapid aoooeasioo to Ihia go?ernmaut Tbe state dc par meat had no sooner disposed of ooa of these propositions today, by delivering a response to Iba German s/overument, than it was confronted by an even more import aat proposition submitted by the Preach government, snd within hslf an boor tbia wag formally seceded by the Russian government The aaawar to Qermsny covered the ssbjeot of puoiohiog Chinese offenders aod made known that the United Slates bad inatruoted Minis? ter Conger along the lines suggested by Germany These instructions look toward securing the nsmes of the persons deserving chastisement, also whethsr the punishments accord witb Iba gravity of the crimes commuted snd finally, in what man ?er tbe United States sod the other powers are to be assured that satis factory punishment is inflicted Aside from these specific purposes of tbe note, it is regarded as importsnt ohtefly in establishing the most aatiafactory relations between the Mseramcftts st Wssbingtoo snd Berlin Tbe Franco-Russian proposal takea a mach broader scope snd submits s programme under which the negotis lions tor s oomplete settlement csn be csrried forward ' Tbe French charge, M Tbiebsut, handed tbe proposition to Secretary Hay sfter noon today aud held a brief oonfer enoe concerning it. Half an hour later M de Wollaot, the Rostiso Obergs, arrived at the atate depart? ment aod banded to M r Hay a note expressing Russisn approval of the propositions just submitted by France Mr Hsy gsve no formal so ewer to the two oommuniostions, as they will go first to the president at Cant on Tbe Franco Russian proposition is ??der four heeds, namely : Fi rat, the pasiahment of the guilty partiea; seoond, interdiction of the shipment of arme into Chios ; third, payment of indemnity to the powers, and fourth, sufficient gosrautsee for the tot sjre la additioa, a suggestion ia made for tbe eetablishmeut of a permanent legation guard at Pekin ; for the resing of the Tsko forts, sod for the maintenance of a line of oommunioa tioa between Pekin snd the sea Tbe impreeaioo here, In advance of action on theee propositions by our goverament is that they contain nothing essentially unfitting tbem to be subjects of consideration in s flnsl eettlement Tbe difficulty which is likely to arise Has in tbe placing of proper limitations opoo the scope of each bead This ia particularly true of the subject of guarantees snd, perbepe, of that of indemnity Still, ae already suggested, each is un doubted ly a moat proper subjsot for discussion when the flnsl nsgotistioos sre rescued snd thsrefore, M. Deloeeee'e broadeet proposition, while likely to consume so mo time in re deoing them to ultimata and binding form, may be aaid to have a fair re oeptioa ^waiting them Aa to the introduction of arms the slsts dspsrtmeot haa intimated that there may be a question aa to its wisdom, aod there la reason to be , lieve, also, that Germany will not view that particular feature with approval. Bat there appears to be good reason to expect thst a middle groood will be reaohed by confining the interdiction of arma to a specified period, possibly to be fixed by tbe time required by China within which to pay the indemnity The chief objsotion to tbe proposition is in its being permsoent in its present form Whst the Uoited States govern? ment psrtioolsrly desires to svoid is entering into s programme that leans ia sny msnnsr towsrd tbe malnten . sooe of a foothold on Chinese soil and if tbe other propoeitions relstiva to ths msinlsnsnce of s line of free aod safs communication bstwesn Ptkio and 'be tea, and to the lege to?tc April, 1S&0. "Be Jus SUM' tion guards, can be modified in the j direction of temporary expedients tbey will be more likely to receive tbe support of our government. It is apparent from tbe complexity of tbe latest Franco Russian proposal that tbe phase of negotiation thus in itiated will take aome time to die paae of it ?aasss? ^saaw Chiiiese Happeuings. Americana at Tieo Tain Op* pose Withdrawal of Troops. Tien Tain. Monday, Oct 1. via Shanghai, Oct. 4.?At a meeting of American citizens at Tien Tain the following reaolntioo was adopted : We, citizens of tbe United States, deplore the contemplated withdrawal of a largo part of tbe United States troops in Nortb China We feel the work of tbe allied armies ia far from accomplished and that the refusal of the American government to take ita part tbereio ia aure to be regarded by tbe allies aa an unworthy aot and by tbe Chineae aa a aign of indiffer? ence and we urge onr government to carry to an end tbe work it baa so hooorably and efficiently begun and to maintain a sufficient force here to secure tbe protection of American mercantile and miaaionary interests notil a settlement of the present trouble is accomplished WITHDRAWAL FROM PEKIN BEGUN. Pekiu, Sept 80, via Tieo Tain, Oot 2, via Shanghai, Oot 4 ?Tbe withdrawal of tbe United States force from Pekio will begin next Wednes day, Oot. 3 Tbe marines, Maj. Wm. P. Biddle commanding, will march to Tien Tain and tbe Four? teenth infantry regiment will follow them closely. The American garri? sons at Ho Si Wu and Pei Tsang will alao be withdrawn Most of tbe allied generals are op poaed to tbe campaign of revenge which it is supposed the Germane have'in view. Tbe Germane are planning a movement east of Tung Chow to capture tbe arsenal Hoodwinking I he Powers. 1 The Duplicity of Chinese Authori? ties Strongly Suspected. London, Oct 6, 4 15 a m?It is reported in St Petersburg, according to the correapondent of the Times, at tbe Russian capital, that the Chinese fleet in Formoaa strsits attemepted*to engage the Russian armored cruiser Rurik, but tbe latter'a speed frus trated the plan Tbe correspondent says it is prob ?able that tbe allied squadrons will force tbe Chinese fleet to capitulate or will destroy it Shanghai telegrams announce that tbe imperial edict dated Sept 30. ordering tbe oonrt to be removed to Si Goan Fn waa leaned owiog to tbe famine at Tat Yuan Fn, capital of tbe province of Sban Si Tbey alao express tbe opinion that tbe object of tbe recent edicto regarding the degradation of Cbineae peraonagea of | high rank is merely to gain time and to enable China to be in a better position to defy tbe powera aa tbe new ospital will be virtually inaccess? ible from the coaet Tbe Shanghai correspondent of the Morning Post, discussing this aspect of tbe oaae, remarka : "The German troopo have no means of tranaport sod any attempt to follow the Chi nese court would be therefore quite futile " He aaya that tbe Chinese firmly believe in tbe exiatence of a Rosso German agreement under which Rua si a will take all the territory north of tbe great wall aud Germany the pro? vinces of Chi Li and 8ban Tang The Times' representative at Shanghai aaya : "It is believed here that highly inflammatory edioto are being issued secretly and that the recent public edicta are only intend? ed to hoodwink the powera." Manila, Ost 4?The osw Philippine somssissioo today appropriated $287, 000 (Msxioao) for lbs peymeot of son dry sxpsoses daring September sod also dooatsd $1,500 (Msxieao) to the widow of ths loyal aod efficient Fili pioo president of ths towo of Santa Cms, veogefolly murdsrsd by tbe io sorgsots Ths porposs is to show tbe Uoited States government's inteotioo to protest its frisods aod faithful servants, the Iloi'os of Paoy islaod aod iia eivtl govsromeot. A detatehroeot of tbe Forty fourth regiment, in Biholisa, one of the Vis sayao groop, has eneoootered s force of ths anomy, killing 30 of them. Ooe American was killed. i?m*- -4BBVmbv~ Some of tbe Pennsylvania papers ars warning the mine owners sgsinst importing negroes to take ths places of ths strikiog miners They do oot tbiok a rssa raskst woold bs a good way to aad iba strike raokat. it and Fear not?Let all the Ends thou i TER. S. C. WEDNES NEGROES RULE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. The Name a Colored Man for State Chairman. From the State. Columbia, Oot 4 ?The State Re publican convention met yesterday in the hall of the house of represent stives For three days prior to the convention a hot fight has been waged ss to the State chairmansbip Deas, always one of Webster's right hand men, a colored man, led the fight, and he is on top He has been made State chairman, being the first to bold the plsce since Robt Elliott The convention was nearly three boors late in assembling yes? terday owiog to the fight going on When it was called to order Deas stated that he had won his bsttle snd the convention would smount to nothing more tbsn a .ratification of what had been accomplished. 8uch proved to be the case, and Webster, Tolbert and other white lesders step seide so fsr as this convention snd the Stste organization are concerned, Smalls defesting Wheeler, a white roan, for vice chairman. At 2 2d o'clock the Convention was oalied to order by Stste Chairman R. R Tolbert and the proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev W. W Beckett of the Charleston district. While the convention csll was being read by Secretsry Johnson, Gen Robert Smalls and E W Screven stuck up on the desk engraved por? traits of McKinley and Roosevelt. The convention's personnel was about the same as in past years, Sumter county was represented by RM Wsllsoe, G W Murray, R n Richardson, W W Ramsey, Jr, and W T Andrews I The State execotive committee was elected as follows : At Large?R R Tolbert and E A Webster First District? J A Baxter, G A Reed, T L Grant. Second?E J Dickerson*, W S Dixon, P Simpkins. Third?J S Adams, A C M er rick, R E Williams Fourth?B F Means, L F Gold? smith, LWO Blalock. Fifth?W E Boykin, F R Massoy, C J Pride j Sixth?Dr J R Levy, E J Sawyer, R A Stewsrt Seventh?A Latbrop, W W Ram? sey, Jr, J H Abbey The presidential electors nomioat ed sre : At Large?Dr Crum snd L W C Blalock First?Geo Holmes, Beaufort. Second?T A Odom, Edgefield Tbird-J W Tolbert, Nioety-Six. Fourth?H H Felt on, (white) Fifth?R P Roberts, Cherokee. . Sixth?M K Holloway, Marion. Seventh?Geo W Murrsy, Sumter. Gen Smalls then moved to proceed with the oomioatioo nf a full State ticket Dess moved to Isy the motion oo the table as a piece "of absolute foolish nets," but Inter withdrew the motion. Gen Smalls then moved that a eooomittee be appoioted to name a full Stats tioket or report ths reasons why it should oot he named. Boykin moved that Smalls be nomi? nated governor, and moved to lay the motion oo the table. The Smalls motion was then adopted and the committed was appointed as follows : First?G I Cunningbsm Second?P Simpkins. Third?E F Cookran. Fourth?E W Soreven. Fifth?W E Boykin. Sixth ?J E Wilson. Seventh?A Latbrop. At Large?Robt Smalls, ehairman ; E A Webster THE PLATFORM. The report of ths committee on plat? form was presented by Chairman Dickerson of the committee. The plat? form ss prepsred reads as follows : The republican party of South Caro? lina io oonvention assembled reaffirms the principles of the platform adopted by the republican national oonvention held in Philadelphia, upon wbioh MeKinley and Roosevelt were nomi? nated, and prides itaelf upon its oonneetion with a great national party for the oorreotioo of great moral and political abuses ; upon its glorious, achievements for humanity and right, and upon the oommeroiai and industrial prosperity vouchsafed to the people through its wise and judicious legisla? tion, enforoed by hooest and patriotio executives. In so orifis of the nation has more confidence been bestowed upon a ohief magistrate than that through whiob the proaent administration has passed and ie now passing, and in no oase ha< that confidence been more worthily bestowed than upon that plaio, hooest and patriotio man of the people, Wm Mo Kioley. No president has ever ooo kirns' I at, be thy Country's, thy God's I SDAY. OCTOBER 10, tended with more grave and difficult I problems aod no president has ever contributed more to their happy and just solution It was but just and proper that President MoKinlcy should have received a unanimous reoomioa tioo at the hands of his party, aod the Amerioao people show tboir good judg? ment and love for the nation when thej demand aod guaraotee his reelection to November next, to the end that foor years mors of prosperity may attend the people aod that the nation may be saved from impending dishonor sod ruin. I Tbo Democratic party after shifting issues from 16 to 1 hss now settled opoo the bogus issue of "imperialism" sod olaims that "do people should be goveroed without their ooaoeot," while the people of this aod other southern States have constitutions sod isws thrust upoo them by a minority whioh deprives the mioority of tbe right to say under what laws aod by whom they shall be goveroed. We endorse tbe administration io its domestio aod foreigo policy aod stand firmly with it io suppressing the insur? rection io tbe Philippine islands, aod oondemn tbe Democratic party for aid iog aod absltiog tbe Filipinos io their nowise course in striking dowo tbe haod that is lifted to help them. Wo condemn the Demooratio party for its illegal aod unjust ehotioo laws ; for its bliod partisanship in the selec? tion of oommissioosrs aod maoagers of election aod far its boasted policy of disfranchising 100,000 voters of the right of suffrage aod we poiot out to the world that this \9 imperialism ran mad. Upoo these issues we invoke tbo aid of all patriotio citizens of tbe State io tbe election of McKinley and Roose? velt for president aod vice president respectively to the eod that peace aod good will, booor and prosperity may attend tbe people aod the nation throughout its borders The platform was unanimously adopt? ed, though ooe man wanted something said about the lynch law, Tbo committee oo nominations then reported as follows through Geo Smalls: "The committee oo nominations for s State ticket? beg leave to report that tbey have considered the expediency of plsoiog a State tioket io the field, aod after oarefol consideration, tbey are unanimously of the opinion that it would be impracticably aod inadvisable at this time to make nominations for State officers in view of tbe fact that tbo present unjust sod unfair regiatra tion and ebotion laws practically dis? franchise niae-teoths of tbe Republican voters of this State." "FORCE BILL IP NECES? SARY ? New York , Oot 3 ?"Negro dtsfrao ohisemeot tbe paramouot issue11 was tbo snbjeot disoussed by several epeak ers at a maee meeting of oolored people in Cooper union tonight It was oon daoted by the Colored Citizens' lesgus. The ball was filled sod about half the people present were whito. Resolution? were passed protesting against the disfranchising oj negroes in sootbero States ; oslliog oo oocgress to reduce tbe representation of snob States to a proportion to votes osst ; sskiog congress to pass Isws for the eoforocmeot of 13th, 14th aod 15th amendments to the constitution sod "a forco bill if necessary," protesting sgaiost lyochiog ; asking the president to uio the military force to preveot lyoohiog ; pledgiog the meeting to op? pose the election of Mr Bryan aod favoring the election of Mr McKinley, by way of "rebuke to recent Tammany police methods." Bryan Nails a Lie. Portage, Wis , Oot. 3 ?W J. Bryan'e attention was today called to the statement alleged to have beeu made by Mr Kingman, that be received $150,000 for insisting opon tbe silver plank. of tbe Kansas City platform, and he aaid : "It ia hardly worth while to deny the charge of a man who hides behind a woman whose name be will not give, but in order that the moat unscrupulous Republican may have no reason for repeating the charge I will aay that it 'a absolutely falee in every particu? lar. No one ever offered, promised or gave me th at aum or any other sum for urging that plank or any other plaok in the Kansas City platform or any other platform. I don't know anything about Mr Kingman, but it is said that he is a cousin of Senator Cullora, and I do know something of Senator Cullom Tbe senator ought to know whether hie cousin is trustworthy or not and if tbe senator will etato over his own signature that ho believes whst his cousin says, and is willing to represent him in on investigation of the charge I will make him a propo? sition which will give him an oppor? tunity to produce his evidence ?-^mutm> ???? -mmmmm^-? It is estimated that the cotton crop in Texas la damaged 400,000 bales. With cotmn at (.50 a hale this is a serious loss. out!) landVTruth's." the ? 1900. Sei Adj. Gen Floyd Compliments Militia. Mayor Morgan's Final Re? port to the Governor. Columbia, Oot 4.?The trouble in Georgetown ecerus to be over, and no more trouble is anticipated The militia companies responded with great promptness to the call issued to them and yesterday Adjt Gen Floyd issued the following special order referring thereto : Special Order No ? Par. I?With the profouodest appro oiation of the extraordinary promptness with which the volunteer troops of tbe State responded to the call of the gov? ernor in the reoent threatened tiot at Georgetown and alacrity with which they moved to the soeoe of the distur? bance, is a subject of gratification to tbe governor, the adjutant general's department and to every worthy oitixen of our State. Par. II?It is a subject of pride and congratulation to tbe whole State to see sueb evidenoe of the improvement of the volunteer service snd to witness it gradually but surely reaching tL-t standard of efficiency that bespeaks absolutely tbe safety and peaee of the commonwealth whatever the emergen? cy Par. Ill?Speoial mention is due Capt H. F Wilson and the officers sod enlisted men of tbe Sumter Light iofaotry, who io the short time of 45 minutes from receipt of orders were on tbe train 37 strong speeding away to their destination. Par IV?Speoial note is equally due Ma} Heory Shaohte and tbe offi cere and enlisted men of the First Bat? talion of Charleston for great prompt? ness sod dispatch with which three companies of the battalion, the Sumter Guards, Capt HytJe ; the Washington Liebt infantry Capt Cogswell, and tbe German Fusiliers, Capt Sohroeder, and also the detachment from the German artillery, Lieut Henry Notte, and tbe Naval Reserves. Lieut Commander Geo S. Legare, 1?0 strong in all, with rifles and additional armament of Gat ling gun and Hotohkiss, were in less than three hours cn route for the soeue of daoger Paragraph V?Great credit is alike merited by the local companies of Georgetown at and near the city, com? posed of the Georgetown Rifle Guards, Capt S. M. Ward ; tbe Imperial Guards, cavalry, Capt B. S. Bourne, and all tbe forces are entitled to the fullest praise for promptness and cool? ness as well as soldierly and gentleman? ly bearing through the trouble. Tbe governor also desires to note with pride tbe timely offer of Capt Blaok of tbe Governor's Guards (but very recently reorganized), of the readiness of offi? cers and men to obt 7 his oall They remained io their ball about 40 strong until notified that their services would not be needed. "He also appreciates the tender of tbe service0 of the Rieh land Volunteers, Columbia, Cspt W. N. Kirkland. Ry order of the Commander in-Chief, Miles B. MoSweeney. j. W Floyd, Adjutant and Inspector General. Tbe only telegram from Georgetown during tbe day was tbe following : To Gov MeSweooey, Columbia, S. C : Sumter Light infantry returned home this morning All military relieved from duty Arrest of rioters beiog made by police without difficulty, and trial and convictions taking plaoe. Everything quiet. Will write full par? ticulars. W. D Morgan. Mayor. ^aaaw?ww^s? docs it pat to but cheap? A cheap remedy for co?igh* and colds 1* all right, but you want something that will re? lieve aud cure tbe inore severe and dangerous results of throat and lung troubles. What shall you do ? Qo to a warmer and more regu? lar climate ? Yes, if possible ; if not possible for you, then in either case take tbe only rem? edy that has keen introduced in all civilised countries with success; in severe throat and lung troubles, "Bosohee's German Sjrup." It not only heals and stimulates tbe tissues to destroy the germ diseases, but allays inflam? mation, causes easy expectoration, gives a good night's rest, and cures the patient. Try one bottle. Recommended many years by all drug? gists in tbe world. For sale by A J China. B ??e*-?ww-^B??-*? Governor MoSweeney does not ap? pear to have beoo as happy as usual in appointing the new Stato Board of Ed? ucation. Some newspapers that ar? dently supported the Governor's can didsoy in tbe raoent primary are hot shotting tbo Board's ohacges of text books, and many teaobcrs God fault with the new selections?Barnweli People There is no more resemblance between tbo oases of Louisiana and the Philippines than there is bo ween Thomas Jefferson, the father of the Demooratio party, and William Mo Kinley, tbe most authoritative exponent of imperialism, militarism and trustism, the ohief dootrioes of the Republican party.?New Orleans Pioayuoe, Dem. rK?K SOUTHRON, EatablUhed Jone. I S( U w Series?Vol. XX. No. II GEN. BUTLER. Republicans Are Gloating Over His Anti-Democ? ratic Views. Manufacturers' Review Gen Matthew C Batter, ex-United States ssoator from Sooth Carolina, is io danger of beiog d aouooed aa an enemy of the Sooth aod a traitor to his party by some of tbo rampart party men aod papers of the Sooth, who oan see only evil io every mao that dares to say that Bryaoism is oot what the Sooth needs. In an interview publish? ed io tbe New York Times, Butler is quoted as follows : "The Sootb has never been so pros? perous at aoy time siooa the civil war as it is todsy, ssd I tbiok that thia gratifying condition of affairs is doe principally to '.be high prioes at present beiog paid for oottoo. I believe, for* thsr, that if tbe present conditions oootione it wt!l ooly be a short time till the Sooth is thoroughly oo her feet again. In sayiog this I do oot speak as a politicise, for I bavs been oot of polities bow for many years, bot from the standpoint of a southern farmer, to which olass I beloog." "How sboot the politioal outlook to the sootb, geoeral ?" * "Well, now too have asked me a bard question. There is where the ne? gro comes io. If it were oot for him, I believe that tbe existence of the pres? ent politioal conditions io the South, which are due to tbe domination of populistio ideas, would undoubtedly be reboked by tbo people south of Mason aod Pixoo's lioe Many persons to the Sooth see io protection, especially, a very beoeficial thing to everybody coooeroed.,, "How about tbe queetioo of imper? ialism io tbe Sooth ?" "Personally, I am ao expansionist. I tbiok tbe Democratic party made a mistake wheo tbey raised the cry of anti-imperialism, aod I don't believe that there is any such thing As for tbe Southern people, I don't see how any of tbem, especially those io the oottoo business, can ceeo aoy thing not beoefioial to them io the policy of ex? pansion. "I tbiok Mr MeKioley has made a most excellent presideot. He is thor? oughly oonsoieotioos, intensely path otto, and has tbe beet interest of the country, north aod south, at heart. r*w>-?a?? Beverage Sounds the Note. Senator Baveridge cf India has sounded the key note ef tbe McKinley imperial campaign. He was put for? ward by tbe Haona national committee to voice tbe spirit cf tbo trust party and at tbe Auditorium io Chicago, Sept 25, be sums up tbe whole matter to these words : "If the opposition says that oar con? stitution forbids the American people to hold aod govero possessions as their situation may require, I demand that they show me the deoial of that power io tbo constitution We are a natioo. Wa eao acqoire territory. If we can acquire territory we oso govero it. If we ein govern it we oso govero it as its situation may demand " This is a oew interpretation of the constitution Tbe tenth amendment to that instrument declares that. "Tbe powers oot delegated to tbe Uoited States by the eoostitottoo nor prohibited by it to tbe states, are reserved to the ttates or to the people respectively." Daoiel Webster held tbe United States to be a 1 'government of strictly imited powers, of enumerated, sp ci fied aod particularised powers ; aod whatever is not graoted is withheld." Bot Seostor Beveridge declares far his party that whatever is oot prohibit* ed is permissible. Wa ean hold a subject people because tbe constitution does not expressly *ay that we shall not This is the logie of bis position. Yet the ooostitotioo was founded upou tbe everlasting basis of the Dee* laratioo of Iodepeodeooe aod that sob lime delivereooe has for its ceotral prinoipls that governments derive their just powers from tbe consent of the governed ; aod it holds as a s If evi? dent truth that all men are created equal aod are equally eotitled to life, liberty aod the pursuit of baopiness It was left for Senator Bsveridge to sweep away both the ooostitotioo aod ibo Deolaratioo with ao epigram ?raw* ?*>*>? *^sa?? Thieves in tbe Vatican. Rome, Cot 2?It beoame koowo to the public today that thieves bad enter* ed the vatioao, foroed a safe aod oarried off securities worth 357.000 lire? aod 3,000 lircs io silver. Tbe safe, situ? ated oo tbe second floor, belongs to the management of the apostolic paiaee, which looks after tbo horses and carnages and tbe decoration of St Peter's oatbedral. Kvideotly tbe burglars were well acquainted with tbe apartment aod pre* pared. Tbos far the investigations by tbe Vatioao police have been without results.