I ' f ^ ' 1! I FORT MILL TIMES. ! vol.. IX. FORT MII.L, S. ('., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 27,1900. NO. 15. I I Ill PUT IN COMMAND. The Chinese Preparing to Drive All Foreigners Out. AMERICAN LEGATION BURNED. All Foreign Nations Hurrying Troops Scene of Hostilities?Chines* ment to be Dismembered. v. h >li ai. By Cable.?Prince Tuua i. l charge as commander gentut w after dismissing Yung ohew of the Emperor, the lVt Hilt!' * commander-in-chief. Prince ? '.dii gave notice that he would march "to Tien-T8in and sweep out the hand* /ul of foreigners. The Chinese array has had forty-flve Krupps. They man* ag<<d to hum the United States consulate. Tho warehouses and the StanWard Oil Company's premises arc he lieved to have escaped. Though the j tsitnation is grave, the Chinese have not occupied Tien-Tsin. The latest news from I'ekin emanating from au- j thentie sources is to t<ie effect that tthere is no change in the situation. This is understood to mean that the legations still hold out. iho Chinese Jhavc surrounded them, but do not dare to make another attack. Apparently they hope to starve out those, 'who have taken refuge there. Foreign -, ers and commercial men at mil of the treaty ports are of the opinion that the Chinese government has been wrecked beyond repair and that the only solution for the existing anarchy will he mv t-Biaunsnmeni. or a now government, controlled by the civilized nations. Attempts to restore "the Empress on the basis of her promise ot good behavior would make the position q>f the foreigners worse than ever. A popular plan is the restoration of the Emperor, if found alive. With liberal advisers he could be held subject to strict supervision by some council representing the foreign powers. - n? personal punishment of the highest officials concerned in the anti-foreign movement is considered essential. Interest is focusscd on Russia and America. It is the universal belief that Russia instigated rioting, expecting to march an army to I'ekin and proclaim herself protector of China under the guise of restoring order, but achieved a fiasco on account of the Iirntnn! H>tinn <>f ilm v. ? J "* W.I.,-. I.unil^. .America, which i3 considered (o hold the key to the solution because of be* ing beyond suspicion of land-grabbing motives, is in tlie best position to take the lead in making proposals for a iter* manent arrangement. There is a practical Anglo-American alliance in China. The commercial organizations of both nationalities are urging their respective governments to hurry more troops. Tho presence of enough soldiers to enforce the demands upon China, besides being a check to the ambitions of rival powers, is deemed vital. 'I ncrc is an insufficient number of English troops available to protect the interests tit stake in the treaty ports. The English and Americans confidently expect that Hcvcrnl regiments will be sent from tn? Philippines without delay. No confidence is expressed in l<i Hung Chang, who is expected to follow whatever policy is likely to result i* personal aggrandizement. Many missionaries front t?.e Yang Tse Kiang Valley are comitjg to Shanghai for snfety. Three Chinese gun-boats recently built by the Armstrongs have ai i ivi'ii itt onangnai irom laku. Two Chinese cruisers nt Kiang Ying fort, 50 miles up the river, are kept under steam. The forts are provided with modern artillery and are instructed to watch for the approach of foreigners. Six American Presbyterian missionaries from Kian Ying have arrived at SShanghai. A wealthy Chinaman who fled from Pekin on the 14th says that all the legations except the 11 ritish. Austrian and Belgian have been burned, the foreigners taking refuge ih those three. Only ^>\en Krupp guns are emplcjed in the bombardment of Tien-Tsin. There is still no news of Vice Admiral Seymour. The officials hero are anxious; business is practically suspended and all the respectable Chinese look for foreign protection in the event of a rising. It is officially said that the Dowager Empress has issued emphatic instructions for the extermination of all foreigners in China. I^argo numbers of refugees are arriving here from the north. All is quiet here and in the Yang Tse Kiang Valley. Nine Americans Killed. Manila. By Cable.?A detachment of Yorty men of the Tortieth Regiment, fcaptain Thos. Miller, commanding, left. Caygan de Misamis, Island of Mindano, scouting on June 13. During the morn. ing of Juno 14. they encountered a strongly ambushed and entrenched force of the enemy.The Americans* atterr vs to charge were frustrated by the W, pin OS" pitfalls fend traps. The tldvejjwd lino, consequently, was under . ,peavy fire in front and on its flank*"' and fell back on Cagayan. The ' Ame .pan loss was nine men killed and Hwo, yr.leers and ten men wounded. m TERMS OF PEACE. Letders of the Insurgents Agree on Terms. Manila, by Cable.?Two hundred Filipinos met Thursday morning in Manila to determine honorable and decorous methods for securing peace. The results were submitted in the evening to General MaeArthur, who accepted them. The leaders of the meeting will use their influence to induce Aguinaldo to accent the arrnncement If fhev nre successful as they hope to he. they believe Aguinaldo will issue orders in conjunction with the American authorities for the cessation of hostilities. The meeting. which was the first of the kind since the days of the Pillpino congress, was composed of the distinctly revolutionary element, the "Aniericanis'.as" being lacking. Thirty political prisoners were re. leased front jail in order to attend. Senor Patorno presided and Senor Buencamino, the originator of the movement. Senor Flores, Gen. Pio del Pilar. Gen. Garcia. Gen. Macabulos and other prominent revolutionists were present. It was pointed out that the questions to he considered were military and civil, the military being concerned 'with a cessation of hostilities and the civil with the determinetion of the political status of the Filipinos. The immediate object of the meeting was to effect peace and subsequently the leaders could consult with the civil commission ??j to political matters. It was evident that Senor Paterno was convinced that he could obtain Aguinaldo's sanction to a peace based ni'.'ii uir nrnun lll>; seven nausea, which, after four hours, were unanimously accepted as compilable with an honorable peace: 1. Amnesty. 2. The return by the Americans to rite Filipinos of confiscated property. 2. Employment for the revolutionary generals In the navy and militia when established. 4. The application of the Filipino revenues to succor needy Filipino soldiers. 5. A guarantee to the Filipinos of the exercise of personal rights accorded to Americans by their constitution. 6. Establishment of civil governments at Manila and in the provinces. 7. Expulsion of the Friars. The statement was vociferously acclaimed. the entire assembly shouting '"expel, expel." Chinese Situation. London. By Cable.?The silence of 1'ekin continues unbroken. Four thousand men of the allied forces were having sharp defensive fighting at Tien-Twin, Tuesday and Wednesday, 'with a prospect of being re-enforced Thursday. This is the situation in China as set forth in the British government. dispatch. Eight hundred Americans are taking part in the Iight.ing in Tien-Tsin, says the Shangtai correspondent of the Daily Express, cabling Friday evening, "and they apparently form a part of a supplementary force, arriving with Oeranans and British after the conflict started, it is impossible to estimate the number of the Chinese there, but they bad a surprising number of guns." This information appears to have been brought by the United States gun-boat Nashville to Che Fu and telegraphed to Shanghai. The Chinese. are deserting Shanghai in large numbers and going into tho interior. Reports from native sources continue to reach Shanghai of anarchy in Pekin. According to these tales the streets are filled day amd night with Boxers, who are wholly beyond the control of the Chinese troops aud who arc working themselves ui> to a frenzy, and clamoring for the death of all foreigners. . Invited to Atlanta. Atlanta, June 22.?A committee ol citizens left for Washington Saturday night, to invite McKinley and his cabinet to Atlanta on July 20th to attend a reunion of the Blue and the Gray. After calling upon the President the committee will go to Albany and invite Governor Roosevelt. The reunion will be held on the famous battle-field of Poochtree creek, and a genuine Georgia barbecue will bo tprend in the trenches over which tho contending armies fought 36 years ago. Fire In Pittsburg. Pittsburg. Special.?Fire in one oi tjje principal down town business blocks Friday caused a los*; of $230,000, involving eight buildings containing many office tenants. The aggregate insurance will more than cover this amount. The fire broke out in the rear of the Elchbaum Company's printing: establishment, supposedly caused by spontaneous eompustion. Wheat Crop Failure. Chicago. Special.?The Timet; Her aid publishes a rep<*t prepared by inow. the crop expert, who has just completed a two weeks' trip through the States of Mnnesota, North and South Dakota. He declares the.situation a national calamity and claims the wheat failure the worst ever known. Ho estimates the Dakotos as promising only 20,000,000 bushels each and Minnesota 35,000,000 a total of 75.000,000 against 200,000,000 bushels la$t year, and 225,0000,000 in 1898. y REPUBLICAN PLATFORM. The Substance of the Declarations of The Party. The Republicans of the United States, through their chosen representatives, met in national convention, looking back upon an unsurpassed record of achievement and looking forward into a great Held of duty and opportunity and appealing to the judg rncnt of their countrymen, make these declarations. The Democratic party is arraigned for inability to manage public affairs and to inspire public confidence. Tlie doctrine of free coinage of silver at the ratio of 1?J to 1 is denounced. The administration of President Mciftnlcy is endorsed in the fullest terms. The following reference is made to Democratic principles and policy: In asking the American people to indorse this Republican record, and to renew meir commission to tne Republican party, we remind them of the fart that the menace to their prosperity has always resided in Democratic principles and no less in the general incapacity of the Democratic party to conduct business prosperity is public c<Vfitjenco in the good sense of the government and in its ability to deal intelligently with each new problem of administration and legislation. That confidence the Democratic party has never earned, it is hopelessly inadequate, and the country's prosperity when Democratic success at the polla is announced, halts and ceases in mere anticipation of Democratic blunders and failures. Trusts are denounced and the policy of protection of American labor against foreign contract labor is advocated. Our present dependence upon foreign shipping for nine-tenths of our foreign carrying is a great loss to the industry of this country. It is also a serious danger to our trade, for its sudden withdrawal in the event of European war. would seriously cripple our expanding foreign commerce. The national defense and naval efficiency of this country, moreover, supply a compelling reason for legislation which will enable us to recover out* former place amo^g the trade-carrying fleets of the world. The pension laws should be liberal and should be liberally administered and preferences should be given wherever practicable with respect to em ployment in the public service to soldiers and sailors and to their widows and orphans. We commend the policy of the Republican party in maintaining the efficiency of the civil service. The administration lias acted wisely in its effort to secure for public service in Culm, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippine Islands, only those whose fitness has been determined by training and experience. We believe that employment in the public service in those ter ritorics should ho confined as far as practicable to their inhabitants. It was the plain purpose of tlio fifteenth amendment to the constitution to prevent discrimination on account of race or color in regulating the elective franchise. Devices of State governments, whether by statutory or constitutional enactments, to avoid the purpose, of this amendment are revolutionary and should be condemned. 1 The Dingley act, amended to provide sufficient revenue for the conduct of i the war, has so well performed its work that it has been possible to roi duco the war debt in the sum $10,000,000. he country is now justified in ex> pecting and it will he the po.icy of the i Republican party to bring about a reduction of the war taxes. We favor the construction, ownership, control and protection of un Isthmian canal by the government ot the I'nited States. New markets are necesi sary for the increasing surplus of our farm nroduets Rverv effort should l.f made to open and obtain new markets. especially in tlie Orient, and tho | administration is warmly to be eY>mmended for its successful effort to commit all trading and colonizing nations to the policy of the open door in Ohjya. In the interest of our expanding commerce we recommend that Congress ' 'create a Department of Commerce and
Industries in the charge of a secretary 1 with a seat in the cabinet. The policy of the Republican parly in maintaining the efficiency of tho civil service is commended. ( We approve the annexation of the 1 Hawaiian Islands to the 1'nited States. In accepting, by the treaty of Paris, ! the just responsibility of our victories in the Spanih war. the President and the Senate won tho undoubted approval 1 of the American people. No other 1 course was possible than to destroy Spain's sovereignty throughout the West Indies and in tho Philippine Islands. That course created our responsibility before the world and with the unorganized population whom our intervention had freed from Spain, to , provide for the mKntenance of law and , oVder, and for the establishment of kuuu govrrnnipni and ior mo poriorm. nnre of international obligations. Our authority could not be less than our responsibility and wherover sovereign rights were extended it beearao the high duty of the government to main[ tain its authority to put down armed insurrection and to confer the blessings of liberty and civilization consistent ; with their welfare and our duties and those shall be secured to them by law. To Cuba, Independence and self-gov1 eminent were assured In the samo voice by which war was declared and to the letter this pledge shall ho performed. 9 mi I WORRY If MUCH1 This is the Opinion of the Bartow Philosopher. ? FRETTING WILL SHORTEN LIFE. Americans Should Contrast Their Condition With That of Other People. Fret not thyself because or evil UUCI ft. Fret not thyself against him who deviseth iniquity. Trust in the Lord and do good. Watt ot: the Lord. Those are good sermons and there are others like them in David and Sotmon. A man can shorten this life and wear himself out by borrowing trouble, and fretting and worrying about the iniquity of other people. There is a sight of devilment going on?more than ever before, i reckonmore war, famine, peetilenee, unrest and discontent all over the world, and here in our own blessed land crime, is on the increase in our cities, and what with the negro and the corruption < f noli Mrs nml t tn? uti>it.-nu :ic ttlilnchnwa there is enough to run :i worrying man crazy. Of course we should feci concerned about crime and do what we c in to prevent it. but worrying does not accomplish anything. Lot us preach and practice and he happy still. "Carpe diem," t^ijoy tlie day, saith the poet Horace. Why can't everybody in this country bo as contented and lawabiding as our i>ooplo here in north Georgia. There are no murders, no outrages, no lynchings, no fights hero in Hartow' county. There are 110 divorces nor burglaries, and no stealing of any consequence. A good old ante, helium darky did come to sec me tho other day to get ine to sign his sou's bond and get him out of jail. "What is he in there for?" said 1. " Well, boss, you see de man's corn was missin' and ho find de basket at Jim's house, hut he didn't fine no corn. But Jim aint. 'fused of stealin' do basket." | "Tho basket is to he the witness, I I reckon," said I. "Jes* so, boss?dat sail, and ile lKu-ket can't talk and tell how it got dar." I was ruminating how easy it is for j any woll man to mako a fair living m this region. During harvest a good worker, white or black, got.* <.no dollar a day. and at other times 7"> cents a day. and thore is a demand for labor. Uncle Sam is' very old. but he go*:-- 7 "> cents every day for working around in the gardens, His four girls cook and wash and each makes about two dollars a week. There is about $12 a wo*>k earned by that family and tl.ey are always happy and don't give themselves any concern about politics or social equality or Ilishop Turin r or UooloT Washington. It is the high-strung, lazy negroes who are making till the fuss. Now. just contrast the condition of laborers here and in other 'jnintries. In India they arc starving by the million. In the Philippines and South ,\rriea they tire lighting and dying in battle or front disease and pestilence. in licrmany a jica ant is rich if ho has two or throe acres of land, and his wife and daughters carry heavy loads of vegetables 011 their barks to marker, while the sons are serving in the army. In Italy the poor work, in malarial swam us or beg In Naples. In Mexico the peons get. 27 1-2 cerots a day in Mexican silver, which is worth about half as much as ours. In England the poor are kept, alive by charity and in Ireland the peasantry lose a crop about every third year and the little children go hungry and in rags. What is the 1 matter with our people? Why doit'; they quit fussing?quit envying the rich? Why nor lift up their voices and thank the Ixml for liis merry am! goodness unto us? A diligent man or woman can live for five or six months from a good garden?and besides the garden the country abounds in fruit. Peaches, apples, grapes, blackberries, dewberries and hutkleberi ie . I never saw the like. From our own garden wo ran have eight diff oeni vegetables ev^ry day bes'oles berries for a ees:'ort It makes me proo 1 to gather rhein and show them armin 1 ?o the family before I11T.11 L- f:iat t'iv if is liiv trai ler! I (Ttttttctt :t fittf oi<7 T'a.Tier Adam did Kden. I'm s!ill the bny. I am the man with the hoc and I don't esteem it any hardship, either. My Marktaam needent preach h:.-; foolishness to mo, nor do I Tike th< tone of that picture a pitiful man leaning on his hoe and hemoaning hit; hard lot. Work, labor, toll, sweat, is the . >minon lot and they are the happiest who do it Solomon oaf/I thr* ch on i ,* f hi> lnlwii'intv Bwect. I love to work with the lioe. 1 lov? to get nil over in a sweat oi perspiration. It. opens the pores ami saves medicine. I love the smiie.-i oi approval when I find a new blown rose and bring it. to Mr*. Arp and hear hci say, "Isn't it beautiful?" She r* proaehed ine gently yesterday for cutting down her poke stock down by the garden fe.nee. She said she liked to look at it when the berries wrf ripe, for it reminded her of the ho.ue of hei happy childhood, when he an 1 her 15'. tie brothers used to pirk the berries and make red paint from them and paint dogs and cats and nionkovs on the smokehouse and dairy. Well, there is another one coming and I will let that grow for her sake. I want to see her painting dog* on oil" smokehouse. They remind mo of the time when Polk run against Clay for President and every farmer Democrat who c.uue to town nrougni i pone stock with berries on it sticking up in his wan on or dangling between bis ion"- ears, it iism1 to make tihe Henry (1 iy whlgs mighty mad. 1 remember that l?r. .1 ir>? Alexander and <5ib Wright got > mil ihoy liked to have used bid words. They turned red in the face add then their heir turned red and J'r. Jim's is red yet. An old line whig novnr rornvorpfl frrvni Plnv'c to this day they slornte < v?>ry p<>Uc berry bush on their plantations. Tomorrow is my birthday and ' know from the sitit.s that niv wife anfl the girls are fixing up a surprise for mo- some utile thing. i suspect n is a table 4for mo to write upon, for the obi one is riekety.but I'm attached to It. It is the second one that I have worn out with my ruminations of forty years. These birthdays keep on coming, especially in thin leafy month ot June for my mother, my wife, myself, my daughter, my RV.in.lson and mtu.ddaughter were all horn ni June. Net long ago I gave a problem to the young people about my wife's age and scores of answers have come back from them ?most of thorn from school gLrls about twelve years of age. Their solutions are in algebra and are nentlv and accurately done, tvnen my wife was two weeks old 1 was six years. You sec I took her so young so as to train her up to my notion, but you can't always tell. First ihing 1 knew she was training me. 1 have long observed that girls are smarter in figures than boys of rhoir ago. I know that, it always i strained my mind t > keep up with my girl classmates After all of the mod- j ern methods and improved conditions 1 do not see any difference in the Intel ligenpe or quickness < f sebrol children the step that the Templars marched by now and those of sixty yehrs ago. I believe that young people were happier intellectually then than now. for they had less"Irtish to rchlT and no harrowing things in nowspapers. Then we read Shakespeare, Milton, Cray. (' >\vpcr, Scott, Tlyron, M-oldsuiith. Cooper, etc. Now It is some foolishness by some sensational writer whose works are read ami then forgotten. 1 noted the other dav x momlizintr vriter's re ripe for keeping the .spirits ip withovi; pouring the spirits down Ho say?: Read a flue poem every ay. land: every day upon a fine painMng. Hear every day somo fine music. Forgt ' c?ry day your enemies and rrme every day your friends and the ma woman who follows this rule is h to be a Christian.' That's good Dr. Johnson said that 'to look and love a fair and virtuous worn a liberal education.' That's beta ?U111 Aep, iu Atlanta ConstityU News Items. A committee to advocate the i pendence of the Doers has been f' ed in Paris, and issued a mani signed by 40 French Senators Deputies, including eight ex-Minis i in- uiu nil earn iiiki-s il union < similar ccniMr.it toes which exist in sia, America. Germany. Holland even in England, with the view combined effor' * *? bring about and prevent 4,,?. destruction of th Republics. Brevities, A Canton. O., dispatch says: President's household goods harived and his residence liere w fitted up.at once. The hath tu sented him by Pennsylvania wot in lS'.Mi, has been placed in the The residence h is been painted s lend color, with white trinimin*. William O'Donnell. of Me Tenn., better known as "Memph ly," is dying at New York. Accommodating Safe Blow Frankfi rt. Ky., Special.?The doors to the cash and bond bo: the State treasurer's vault, the nation of which was lo t wh? Democratic State treasurer took of the office, wore opened Frankfort machinists worked < doors for three days. Inn made gresr Finally Frank Si mm safe blower, was brought from t lt.ent.iary and blew the door < half an hour. American Coin for Hawa San Franoisco, Special.?Tin er China sailed Friday for the with a large passenger list them Colonel MaeFarlane and Dennan, of the Treasury Dep; who have $7a0.000 in Unite) coin to deposit, in the Amerlct at Hon\uiu. The in dilution ,l,? eiro? 1? i *. uinr (in- i 1101 i^u-uuuui naiiK waii. The funds arc to be nsc< ing off Hawaiians. All the p will be made within 3d days. 7 A coord inp to a Police Judge at Kan;as City, Mo., one has Just as mueb iglit to hiss in a theatre at 'something >n the stage tlult displeases him as to ipplaud something that is to his liking. This opinion was given who 1 a theatre iner was brought before th? judge for us-lug at a performance which he had <een. The judge discharged the deVndant with these words: "I've been 0 the theatre many limes myself when 1 would have felt iH-tter if I could have diown my opinion by hissing. If a man ias the right to applaud, It is certainly ais privilege to hiss." TO COUNTY CHAIRMEN. Mud-Slinking: Not t? Be lnduieged In By Candidates. Tho executive committee, (through its officers, is trying to keep he county executive committee in tho straight and narrow path during tho present State, district, circuit and county campaigns. The particular attention of the county chairman has horn railed by circular to the antiimtdsliuging resolution of the State . committee, which the officers say' should bo read at the opening of each meeting. Here is the circular referred to: To . County Chairman. Dear Sir: Itv direction of the chair man of the Slate Democratic* executive com in It tee your attention is called to the following resolution passed at the last mceiiing of that body, and you are earnestly requested to see that it is euforced to the heat of your ability: "WhorcMS tlicre is good feeling among all Demoeruts in the State today; and whereas It is desirable that the campaign, l>eing a contest among Democrats, shall be conducted on a high plane, therefore he it. Resolved. That tin- State Dcniociatic < xeoutlve commIttee suggest to tho county chairman of each county of tha State ihe advisability of requiring ho candidates not to indulge in personal abuse, but to confine themselves to ,i. discussion of the issues; and that any I candidate who persists in refusing ac- i quiescence to this suggestion he not \ allowed to speak." } As 'there seems to he some confusion / in reference to the assessment of tho counties by the State Democratic executive committee. I beg to call your attention to the fact that the eandi- , dates for the general assembly are not / t assessed by the State committee. / v The counties are assessed on the basis of the representation which each ountv has: that is. $10 for sena\s i put on the county tickets by th? county chairman. The name:* of iho \u.in 111 .iit's ii>r niasier mum no on all lho tickets. and th< iiamos of the candidates for magiat -ato must bo on tho ticket. according to location. to bo arranged by the county committee. The State committee will furnish you without cost ill the tickets you may need for the St.aj.e officers and ! i in,on states senator. Please let mo know at once how many of these you will need l\>r your county. Yours truly, WILIK JONES. Chairman State Democratic Ex. Com. U. X. Gunter, Jr., Secretary. I !!