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| VOL. XLVIIL WINNSBORO, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1894. NO. 44.
jl^2m campaign dates.
AS ARRANGED BY THE DEMOCRATIC
Schedule for tiie Political Fight fit South
Carolina?Big Discussion Ovor "Weaverites
and Haskellltt-s?All to be Allowed
Columbia, S. C., June rue meeting
of tne Slate Democratic Executive
Committee last night was an interesting
and important one. Besides the
fixing of dates for campaign meetings,
the question of allowing the men who
voted for Weaver in 1892 to vote in the
comiDg c ?mpaign was a live one. It
excited the warmest talk of the evening.
JBy instruction of the chairman, Secretary
Tompkins read the roll of members.
The majority of the regular members
who were absent had telegraphed
and had substitutes in their places.
rThe following was the roll as made up:
Abbeville?Y. J. Jones.
Aiken?John Gary Evans.
t Anderson?W. A. Areal. i
Barnwell?F. M. Mixoc, (substitute.)
Beaufort?Henry D. E'liott.
Berkeley?T. W. Stanland.
Charleston?J. M. Kinloch.
Chester?A. E. Cunnicgham.
I Chesterfield?D. T. Redfearn.
Clarendon?S. A. Nettles.
Colleton?M. R. Cooper, (substitute.)
Darlington?T. E Early.
Edgefield?H. H. Townes.
Fairfield?J. 25. Kirkland, (substitute.)
Florence?R. M. McKeown.
Greenville?J. TV. Gray.
Hampton?T. J. Russell.
Horry?J. P. Derham.
Kershaw?T. J. Klrkland.
Lancesler?Ira 3. Jones. j
Laurens?J. L. M. Irby.
Lexington?J* L. ShulerXsubstitute.)
Marion?X D. Montgomery.
Marlboro?W? D. Evans.
2sewberry?Dr. Sampson Pope.
Oconee?J. R. Sarle, (substitute)
Orangeburg?J. H. Claffey, substi
r ^ Pickens?T. C. Robertson.
Richland?C. A. Douglass.
Spartanburg?D. L. Bennett.
Union- -A. C. Lyles.
Williamsburg? Wm. Cooper,
i Jerk?D. E.Finley.
The chairman announced that a
quorum was present aud that the committee
was ready for business.
Chairman Irby thought that the first
i business would be the fixing of dates
for the campaign meetings. On motion
it was resolved that the ensuing
Democratic State campaign meetings
I < be held as follows:
1 Yorkville, Tuesday, June 19ih.
Chester, Wednesday, June 20?h.
Lancaster, Thursday, J une 21st.
k. Camden, Friday, June 22d.
Sumter, Saturday, June 23d.
Chesterfield, Tuesday, June 26th.
Bennettsvilie, Wednesday, June 27 th.
Darlington, Thursday, June 2Sth.
Florence Friday, J une zv :n. i
?r Mart on, T^^day, July 3rd.
fe. # Conway, Wedb^day, July 4Lh. .
8ft Georgetown, Frida?/Ju]y 6th.
Klngstree, Saturday/July 7 th.
jtT Manning, Tuesday, July 10:h.
W"" Bonneau's, (Berkeley) Wednesday,
f July lltb.
Charleston, Thursday, J uly 12th.
Walterboro, Friday,. July 13th.
Beaufort, Saturday, Juiy 14r.h.
Hampton, Monday, July 16sh.
Barnwell. Tuesday, July 17 th.
Aiken, Wednesday, July 18th.
Edgefield C. H., Thursday, July 19-b.
Lexington C. H., Friday, July 20:?>.
. Winnsboro, Tuesday, July 24to.
~ * ' TTT.J 1 T_l- O-M,
Lioiumtia, v>euaesu?/, juij -w u.
Orangeburg. Thursday, July 26tb.
Newberry, Friday, July-27 ch.
Laurens, Saturday, July 28th.
UnioD, Tuesday, July 31st.
Spartanburg, Wednesday,August 1st.
Green villee, Thursday, August 2d.
Pinkens C. H., Friday, August 32.
^ Oconee, Monday, .August 6'b. ?
Anderson, Tuesday, August 7tb.
Abbeville, Wednesday, August 8th.
vii. "CirtlQ'n^ nf TTortjhf* w introduced
?Ui. 4AUa4HUV)VA MV.wwm ?... ?
the following rtsolution iu ngard to
voting'at primary elections:
"Resolved, TbaC in the ensuing Democratic
primaries the following pledge
shall be exacted by tbe managers of
each yoter before he casts his vote:
> " '1 solemnly swear that I am entitled
t<fvote in this primary election and
will abide tbe result of the same.'"
u Secretary Tompkins, by request, read
the oath enacted at the last" primary.
I It was practically the same as tbat pro
posed by Mr. Kirkland, ana the latter
withdrew bis resolution.
Chairman Irby remarked that there
wa9 some misunderstanding as to the
qualifications of a voter. He then
B as follows:
"Gentlemen and the Committee:
"There is one question tbat is being
agitated in South Carolina and has
W been agitated for several months to
W which I would call your attention. So
i far as 1 am concerned, as chairman of
the Democratic party, I ao not propose
to dodge the question. In its consideration
I shall not undertake to ioflu
enee or dictate to any member of the
committee, and I repeat it most emphatically,
that I will not dictate to
ft the committee, but to suggest to you,
gentlemen, that we marcs right up to
front and take our position upon this
mr ^. question. So far as I am concerned, as
" tne member of this committee from
L8urens and the chairman of the ExeB
cntive Committee of the party of this
State, I shall not hesitate (even should
it- ho np^ssarv hv a tie vote to srive mv
(opinion by my vote) to express my own
convictions on this question.
"The question X refer to is tbis, and
X am unwilling to evade it, for X see a
disposition to dodge it, though I do not
use the word dodge in its offensive
sense?whether men who participated
in the primaries of 1892, in the nomination
of Stata officers and other candi
Elates, who voted in the club and sent
delegates to the State convention which
elected delegates to the national convention
at Chicago to nominate a Pres
Lident?wither these men wno are
known as Third part} ites, shall be permitted
to participate in the general
primary to be held in August next. As
your chairman I feel it to be my duty
to say that we should take some posiM
tive, decided, outspoken action on tbis
question. I say, I repeat, tbat we, as
representatives of the Democratic party
of South Carolina?and I am glad to
see that every county is represented
B here?ought not to dodge that imporh
tant question. If we bslieve that the
men who participated in the primaries
of '92 and who voted for Weaver should
not be permitted to vote at the ap
proaching primaries we ought to say so.
If we believe that they are Democrats
within the meaning of the Constitution
and rule:* of the Democratic party,
thpn TCA miffht to sav so and oermit
them to participate. What .1 wish to
emphasize is that we should not evade
or dodge this question. We ougbt to
I^gfliscuss it fully whether it be in public
^or in private, but we should declare
whetner or not they can participate
under our rules. If we do not take
such action we lay ourselves open to
the charge that wo have dodged the
question and that this committee was,
unable to solve It one way or the other.
I thought, gentlemen, that it was mj
duty to say this much to you on this
subject which is now open to you for
Chairman Irby's remarks brought on
the hottest discussion of the evening
and made things lively for a good
while. Immediately after the Senator
had concludtd Mr. Mellette, of Sumter,
onerea a veroai resoiuuuu tuab me uueu
who voted for Weaver in 1892 be exeluded
The motion had no sooner been made
than a half dozen memders were on
their feet ready to offer some kind of
a resolution or to make a speech. Mr.
Derham, of Horry, was recognizsd by
the chair and offered the following resolution
as a substitute to Mr. Mellette's
^solved. That those white men
who voted the Weaver ticket in 1892
shall be allowed to vote in thecomiDg
Dr. Sampsjji Pope made a stroDg
speech in favor of the ^stitute. He
said that this committee had allowed
the Haskelite3 to vote in 1892 and the
men who voted for "Weaver had a right
to be treated in the same manner. The
Democratic party needed white voters
and did not want to throw any of them
out of the party. (Applause.) The men
who voted for Weaver were no worse
who vr?tpri for Haskell. CAd
Mr. Kirkland, of Kershaw, offered a3
an amendment to the substitute the
words: "Upon taking the oath prescribed
by the party." He said that he
had no speech to make but thought
that this provision was wise and proper.
Mr. T. C. Robertson, of Pickens,
thought that the proposed amendment
was an insult to the men who. had
voted for Weaver. There were good
and true white men ia his county who
voted for Weaver.
Mr. Townes, of Edgefield, asked the
question whether the men who violat
J Ktt vr/vfin/y frtr
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Weaver ia 1892 would keep their oaths
if allowed to vote this year.
Colonel Neal, of AndersoD, did not
think any more should be required of
the men who violated their pledges in
1892 than of the men who did the same
thing in 1890.
CoL F. M. Mixson, acting as th9 representative
from Barnwell, moved tolay
on the table the amendment of Mr.
National Committeeman DonaldsoD,
of Greenville, thought that the amendment
should be adopted so as to prevent
any misconstruction of the action
of the committee.
Tnof hafnTci Mr TVinnMsnn'a remarks
tf uou 4JLLA.* w > .y
however, the motion of Colonel Mixson
to lay on the table the amendment of
Mr. Kirklmd was put and carried by a
vote of 21 to 8, thereby calling out th3
remarks from Mr. Donaldson that he
thought some amendment should be
made to Mr Derham's substitute.
Senator W. D. Evan3 said he thought
every party desired to increase its
momViorshin iirifi its st.rpcrt.h_ Hfiwishpd
that every man in America was a Demo
crat. He for one would like to ask
every man to come iato the party.
Mr. Egbert son said that there had
been a good deal of talk about the viol ationof
pledges, etc. The men of his
county who voted for Weaver did not
consider that they had violated any
pledge, unless it was a moral one. The
great majority of them had not tak6u
any pledge in the primary.
UL. .L upo ucuaicu buau luv u??u
throughout the State had bsen administered
to few voters and that not many
of tbos9 who voted for Weaver had
taken any oa*h in the primary.
Mr. Mellette said that the chairman
and the ccmmittge had misunderstood
his motion. He meant to exclude only
taose who had taken the oath, particiated
in the primary and then voted for
Hod. S. A. Nettles of Clarendon, to
stop tne discusion and to please the
different minded committeemen, introduced
the following resolution, which
was accepted by Mr. Derham in place
of his own resolution;
"Resolved, That no white man shall
be excluded from participating in the
TlamwraTim!PS whns*\?ll takethS
oath required by the Dsmocratic
Speaking to tais resolution C. A
Douglass, of Richland, made the longest
speech of the session, and one of the
most eloquent. He said he was glad
that Mr. JSfettles had introduced ^the
resolution. It was along the line of
liberality ana kindness and would tend
to increase the membership of the party.
He declared, however, that he could not
remain silent after all the unkind remarks
which had been made about
Democrats. He said that the Haskellite
movement may have been inexpedient,
and he had condemned it at the time,
but say that J udge Haskell was not a
Democrat was to controvert history.
tie asserted mat n.asiien was a j^cluvcrat
and ;had al ways been one. In the
heat of political discussion men might
say he was not a Democrat, but in the
qaiet of the home circle there came a
change in that feeling and all must recognize
him as a Democrat. In 1890.
Mr. Douglass said, there had been no
pledge in the primary. The men who
voted for Hasktll had taken no pleage
?nd had violated no oath and it was
tbeir risht to vote in 1892 without the
sanction of the Democratic executive
committee. He said that ne would be
untrue to himself and to his convictions
if be stood by and did not draw a distinction
between the men who voted
ror Weaver and those who voted for
Haskell. He asserted that there was a
vast difference, and all bis words intimated
that the Weaverites were tbe
worst of the two.
Mr. Douglass was interrupted by
members of the committee who asked
him wnat about the Haskellites who
bad voted for Ensor for Congress and if
Haskeli himself had not voted for Easor.
Mr. Duslass said that he did not
know what Haskell had done, but ?s
fnr himsplf. h*> honed that hisrisrht arm
would lose its cunning when he voted
for a Republican over a Dsmocrat.
Mr. Douglass concluded with a patriotic
appeal for pps?ce and laudatory
and pretty remarks about the farmers.
He wanted to see the people happy and
wanted to see Mr. Nettles's resolution
Dr. Pope spoke of the panegyric of
Mr. Dougless and of his insinuations
?Ka Waorrori hto Than T^r
Pope declared tbat there was a take behind
the action of the committee two
years ago in allowing Haskrllites to return
to the party. It was to keep from
disrupting the party and to bring about
harmony. White men were at, work
registering r>egroes. He declared that
if any one" would show him a
Weaveiite who had tried to vote negroes'he
would be in favor of turning
him ou^ of the Dartv. Tne HaskelJites
had voted negroes against white men,
but no Weaverite had done so. (Loud
After this the question was quickly
settled. Mr. Meilett's resolution was
set down on by almost'a unanimous vote
and Mr. Nettles' substitute was carried:
The Weaverites aDd the Haskellites and
and all kinds of "ites" will be allowed
to vote in the next primary provided
they take the oath prescribed by tbe
Dr. Pope said that he had been intruded
by the Democrats of his county
to inquire whether clubs having a
membership of less than twenty-five
should be disbanded.
Chairman Irby said that it was his
impression that no county convention
should allow a delegate from a club
which had a membership of less than
twenty-five. It was the business of
county conventions, however, to pass
upon that question.
Od motion of Mr. Doue'ass the rules
of 1892 were adopted as"the rules for
this year, a few changes being made in
dates, etc. The first primary will take
place on the last Tuesday in August,
A resolution was introduced authorizing
the treasurer to pay the mileage
of the members of the committee.
2so election of officers wa'3 held, as
that is not done until the counties select
new members of the committee.
On motion of Colonel jSTeal, Secretary
Tnmnb-ino fr: mi char? ooi"?H pAimf-V Wlf.h
100 copies of the rules and Constitution
of the party.
Ttis Iaierettlnc Weekly Bulletin cf She
State Weither Service.
Columbia, June 7.?The following
is the weefcly bulletin of the condition
of the weather and the crops throughout
the State, issued yesterday by State
The temporary condition varied
greatly during the week, being favorable
and nearly normal for the last days
of M*y, but on June 1st there came a
cold wave that carried tbe mercury
low enough tor very light frosts in exposed
places in the Piedmont country.
Damage done by the frost to the hardier
plants was inconsiderable, scarcely
wortn noticing, Due tne low temperature
damaged cotton very much and
checked the fine recovery it was making
from the previous cold weather.
Saturday and Sunday were warm and
seasonable. There was a plenty of
sunshine, with a percentage of from 80
to 90 for the whole State. The rainfall
was generally light or wanting, except
in the range of the counties bordering
on North Carolina, two tiers deep, extending
also along the upper coast.
There were showers in Beaufort county.
Florence county reports too much
rain, and Williamsburg a plenty. The
need for ram is widespread throughout
the State aud the drought is becoming
serious in localities with sandy soil.
All crops would be much benefitted by
a general, soaking rain, gardens standing
in especial need of it.
Of cotton it can be said tnat its condition
is not as good as it was two
week's ago,taking the State as a whole,
and during the past week the best that
can be said of it is that it remained at
a standstill as the direct effect of the
few cold nights, but at the present
time it is next to impossible, and the
attempt will not be made in thi3 bulletin
to make an estimate predictive of
the crop a month or two ahead. While
it is reported tbat the stand is dying,
except in favored localities; and infested
with lice; and developing "sore
shank;" and the ground lacking: moisture
for growth or germination of late
planting; and the large leaves shriveling
and dropping off and the stalk turn
ing red; and fields oeing repiowea ana
replanted; and the cron centrally from
two to three weeks late, yet with plenty
of rain and a continuation-of the
warm nights of the past two days, or
in general terms,with favorable weather
the condition of this staple would
improve rapidly for it is not yet ia
such a hopeless state but that a full
crop may be made. Much depends
upon the vreather of the next two
Corn continues to keep a good healthy
color, but does not grow much.
Warmer weather will, however, make
a vast improvement in a short time. A
A little damage by worms noted. Rice
doiLg very well, although these cold
nights were not favorable for its
gFOWtn. Udis iirtivcaii uuuvmuco ui u
finishing in different parts ot the State,
and wheat harvest well begun with uneven
yields of both crops. No change
to be not?d from previous reports.
Irish potatoes being dug in eastern
portions of the State. The yield i.3
poor and the potatoes small, but they
bring satisfactory prices. A large yield
would have made this a very paying
crop for truck farmers and planters
near shipping points. Too cocl for
sweet potatoes. Tobacco doing fairly
well. Melons not growing mucb, and
in localities show s touch of frost.
Tho-tf are in hlnsstnm in some daces.
Blackberries ripening with promise of
large yield, and vvilfbe about the only
fruit of any abundance. Second crop
of figs promises an immense yield along
the coast. The few apples left in the
western counties are -dropping badly.
All field crops are well worked and
clean and could stand a great deal of
rain. Ths following places report an
inch or moie of rain during the past
week: Georgetown, 1.00; Beaufort 1.70;
Cbailrstca to Autusta.
The Times and Democrat has within
the last few weeks published several
articles, giving at same length the rumor
that the Atlantic Coast line and
nnri Nashville SVStemS Dro
posed to build a new road between
Ashley Junction and Augusta. It was
actually known taat Mr. H. Walter, of
tbe former system, bad ordered a preliminary
survey of sueti a line to.be
made with all possible dispatch and
that the work had been begun and was
beiag pushed rapidly forward. A confirmation
of all that has been said in
The Times and J>emocrat on the subject
cames from an unexpected quarter.
Toe Baltimore Sun or June the
&h publishes locally an acoouat of the
same enterprise and on the night crecediog
a press dispatch was sent out of
that city covering the same ground.
The Baltimore paper treats the matter
as an actual enterprise and not merely
i? trri I
as a rumor or one. waeru uu^aiucu
Its information is not known, but the
account which I*, gives will be read
with lcterest. The San savs: 4iTtie
Atlantic Coast Line system and the
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Company are jointly making a survey
for a cevv roaa from Ashley Junction.
S. C., to a connection with the Georgia
Railroad at or near Augusta. The Atlantic
Coast Line no?/ has a route from
Ashley Junction into Charleston, connecting
with the terminals in Charles
ton which were recently purchased in
the interest of the Louisville and
Nashville Road and which formerly
belonged to the South C.-troliua Railway.
The Louisville and Nashville is
half owner of the leas9 of the Georgia
Railroad from Augusta to Atlanta,
with which the new road w:)l connect.
The other half of the lease is owned by
th9 Central Riiiroad of Georgia. Tne
Atlantic Coast Line will make its connection
with the projfcted road at or
near Barnwell Court House. The construction
of this roid wiil give the
Louisville aad Nashville Iliilroad a
terminus on the Atlantic Ojean at
Charleston. The Jetties have already
secured twenty-two feet of water at
low tide, and it is'said that this will be
increased to twenty-five feet within a
year, giving Charlestoa excellent shipping
facilities. The new connection
will also make the Atlantic Coast Line
The shortest route from all points in the
East to Augusta and to nearly all interior
Georgie points." ,
SEVENTY-FIVE OF THEM REFUSE TO
RESPECT THEIR PLATFORM.
The State Bank Tax Bill Killed?The AnBonccement
la the House RecelvedTflth
Cjufaelon and Applanse.
Washington, Jane G.?Immediately
after the routine morning business of
the House yesterday Mr. Catchioga reported
from the committee on rules an
order respecting the farther considera- i
tion of the bill to repeal the State bank :
tax. It provided for discussion through- ,
out today's session under the five-minute
rule, the vote on pending amend- i
ments and passage to be taken immediately
after assembling of the House tomorrow.
Lr ave to piint remarks on the
bill wa=? granted to all members, the i
vwmiioom tn ovfpnd nvfir a neriod of the 1
ten following days. After a short debate
between Meosrs. Reed and Catchings
the resolution was agreed to?93 to 1
Mr. Springer presented the substitute 1
of the committee on banking and currency
for the original Brawley bill as
"That the operation of Sections 3,412 1
and 3 413, Revised Statutes, and S?c- (
tion 19, 20 and 21 of the Act to amend (
existicg customs and internal revenue (
laws, and for other purposes, approved
February 8, 1875, and aJl other sections ;
nf aair? T?,flvised Statutes, and all Acts
and parts of Acta imposing a tax of 10
per cent, on the amount of certain notes
when used for circulation and paid out,
be and are hereby suspended as to any
such notes which were originally issued
between August 1, 1893, and October
15. 1893, and no such tax shall oe collected
on the amount of any such notes.
Provided, that nothing herein shall sus
pend the operation of such Acts as to
the tax on amount of any such notes j
paid out and used for circulaton after \
Mr. Cox offered his amendment re- \
pealing all the laws and parts of laws i
which impose a tax on State bank circulation.
Mr. Bowers, Republican, of California,
said the bill was intended as a premium !
upon the violation of the law; it was a :
notification to the banks having made
their pile that the penalty of the law ]
would not be eoforced against them for
cnVaannanf' uiolofinna nnri ft noticft to i
' ? ,
the country that the New York banks. |
like the New York newspapers, were to ]
run the Government.
Mr. Grow, Republican, ot Pennsyl- |
vaaia, said a nationil bank was just as I
much a local bank as though it had been \
chartered by a State.
Mr. Livingston, Democrat, of Georgia,
said the 10 per cent, tax law should ba '
repealed, because it was intended as a ;
measure of protection to the national <
bank system, and that system no longer J
needed protection _<
* i - c r- x.i_ n ~
Mr; TtrfOerc, jjamocrac, 01 oyuiu ^aru- j
lina, said that he would vote for the Brawley
bill and for the repsal of the 10 per |
cent, tax for the reason that the latter
=vas in the Democratic platform. For '
him, he said, party platforms were made ot
only to get in on, but to stand on af- '
ter he got in. Gentlemen who came 1
into the House after having been elected 1
on a Democratic platform and repudi- '
ated the platform, 4-spreading them
reives over the face of the earth and not ;
Kuee-deep anywhere," need not be tur- j
prised if the people repudiated them and
the Democratic party. ;
Mr. Q aigg. Republican, of New York, <
? -1-~ KAnAoiftAn frt ronftol
B^U&C tUO ^ivpvoiutvu wv i.
ibe existing tax on State bank issues
Mr. Harter, Democrat, of Ohio, de- >
sirtd an hour in which to pre&eet bis
reasons why the State bank tax should J
bs repealed, aod Mr. Cox, Democrat, of
Tennessee, asked that it bs given him?
some gentleman on the other side to be '
accorded the same privilege. Objection 1
?ras made, however, and Mr. Harter de
dined to proceed, sajing he had no ambition
to rise simply to have his remarks
extended in the Record.
Mr. Kane, Democrat, of Illinois,- said j
he was a hard money man, believing all ,
except gold and silver was make believe }
money only. Ha desired to bear witness
to the fact that the paper monej, how- j
ever, cf the United Scates was he bes*
in the world. It was a fallacy to assert (
that the money was issued by banks; it
was issued by the Government through j
the banks. A man who happened to
hov* a Rffttfl nr e.nnntv bond had no more i
right to issue notes upon that security [
ihan he had to issue ihem upon the ,
security ot 400 acres of good farm land.
Mr. Broderick, Republican, of Kansas, ,
said the bill was obnoxious, it was class j
legislation of the worst sort. If the tsx .
was a good thing when passed, it should
be enforced uatil the law had been repealed.
The arrangement sought to be made (
earlier by Mr. Cox was then agreed to. i
The late hours, from 3 to 5 o'clock, ]
arere divided between the two side3, Mr. <
Harter, Democrat, of Ohio, to occupy !
an hour in favor of the repsal of the j
State bank tax and Mr. Dingly, lfcspubli- 1
can, of Maine, to control an hoar in op- J
nooit.inn to the renort.
Mr. Campbill, Dsmocrat, of New j
York, had re*d a letter from Conrad N. !
Jordan, ex-TJflited Slate treasurer and ?
president of the Western National Biok (
of New York, favoriag the repeal of the ]
tax law. ;
Mr. Gear, ReDuMican, of Iowa, gave i
a leaf or two from his personal experi- :
ence wii,h the issues of State banks in 1
ante-war time as reasons why in his J
oppinion the people of that country woi^ld j
not return willingly to that system of :
Mr. Harfcer said that the trouble with
the country was not that it suffered an ;
insufficient volume of carrency, bat from '
the quality of the currency, its inflaxibi- ,
lity and inability to perform promptly
the purposes of money at the places i
where it was needed. A new system !
was essential to the rene wed and con- <
tiaued prosperity of the country, and
his belief was that if proper system of
State banks was established, by the end
of the csumry the country would do its
business upon a volume of currency of 1
ies3 per capita than tbe volume of currency
Speaking of the work accomplished by ,
the State banks ia the past, Mr. Harter
said the Government never had such a i
friend nor such aa efficient ally as the i
Slate banks of 1860. They were stron- ;
*er than the Government, mam taming
20ld payments long after the latter had '
suspended. The national banking system,
he said, was based upon the State
bank9, but unfortunately for the country
iince the best features of the State banks
had not been taken in establishing national
banks. In conclusion Mr. Harter :
pleaded with Republicans, upon patriotic
grcuuds, to vote for the repeal' of the <
tax law, assertion that with the accomplishment
of that purpose would disappear
the greenback crazs and the free
Mr. Bland, of Missouri: 'kNot a bit
Mr. Harter: "I want to say that no
man on the floor of the House gives up
so much in voiiDg for this bill as does the
gentleman iroio Missouri. camuuaie
for the Presidency, [cheers and applause]
the moment be votes for this bill Lis
platform disappears from beneath his
feet, never more to appear." [Laughter
Mr. Kewlands, Populist, of Nevada,
Baid the disease which was sought to be
remedied by the proposed legislation
was a world-wide disease, due to falling
prices, due to the appreciation of gold.
He criticised the bill because it was incompetent
to do that which was expected
Mr. Williams, Democrat, of Missis?mrr'
Mr. Wh?#l?r. "Democrat, of
Alabama, spoke briefly, and at 5 35
o'clock the House adjourned until today
After some farther discaesion today a
vote.was taken on the Cox amendment
to repeal the 10 per cent, tax outricht.
The vote was announced a3 yeas 102;
uays 170. The following: Is the vote ic
detail on Cox's amendment to repeal
the 10 per cent, bank tax Jaw:
Yeas?Abbott, Alexander, Arnold,
Bailey, Bankhead, Bell (Tex ), Black
[Ga.>, Bland, Boatner, Bower, Branch,
Breckenbridge (Ky.), Bunn, Cabanlss, .
Campbell, Catcbings,Clark (Mo.), Cobb
[Ala.), CocfcrelJ, Cooper (Fla.), cooper
(Ind.), Cooper (Tex.), Cox, Craln, Craw- j
ford, CalberscD, Cummings, Davpy,
Dearmond, Denson, Dinsmore, Ed- ,
mnnds, Ellis (Ky.), Eoglisb. Claif, EnIoe.Esper,
Fithian, Fyan, Geary, Gor- ,
man, Grady, Hall (Mo), Harrer, Heard,
Henderson (N". C), Hutcheson, Izlar,
Jcnes, Kyle, Latimer, Lawson, Lester, ,
Livingston, Maddox, Mcguire, Mallory, ,
Marshall, McCulloch. McDearmon, McLaurin,
McMiilin, McRae, Meredith,
Money, Montgomery, Morgan, Moses,
Nelll, Dates, Ogden,O'Neill, (Mo.),J?as
ehal1i>attison,FayntPr..FendietoD, (L'ex.j ,
Robbins, Russell (Ga.), Sayers, Shell,
Snodgrass, Stailings, Stockdale, Stone ,
[Ky.), Strait, Swanson, Talbert, Tate,
ferry, Tracev, , Tucker, Turner ,
[Ga.), Turner (Ya.), Turpin, WasiiingtOB,
Wheeler (Ala.), Williams (iliss),
Wilson (W. Ya). Wise, Woodsrd and (
the Speaker?102?all Democrats.
Nays?Republicans: Adams (Pa.) Al3ricb,
Apsley, Babcock, Baker (N. H),
Bartholdt, BeldeD, Bingham, Blair,
Bowers, Broderick, Brosius, Cannon
111), Chickering, Cooper' (Ws.), Cousins, :
Curtis (Kan.), Dalzell, Daniels, Ding- ,
ley, Dolliver, Doolittle, Draper, Ellis
pre.), FuDston, Gillet (N". Y ), Grout,
Grow, Hager, Hainer, Harmer, Hartman.
Haueben. Hepburn, Hermann,
Hicks, Hitt, Hooker (N. Y.), Hopkins
'Pa.), Houk, HulicK, Hull, Johnson
'Ind.), Johnson (N". D.), Kiefer, Lacey,
Linton, Loudenstager, Lacas, Mahon,
Marsh, Marvin, McCall, McCleary,
Meiklejohn, Mercer, Murray, North- ,
way, Payne, Perkins, Poilips, Piekler.
Post, Powers, Quigg, Ray, Reed, Reytrarn,
Rjbinson, Settle, Shaw, Smirfc, (
Stephenson, Stone (C. W. of Pa.), Stone
[W. A. Pa-X Swaet, Tawnev, Taj lor
4F*rtrnT}, TDQCCreS; V iwinM-fufT, Tra<vrtiis
(Onio)' Walker, Wanger, Waugh,'*
Wheeler (I1L), Wilson (Ohio,) Wilson
[Wash.), Woomer. Wright, (Mass.),?89.
Democrats?Baldwin, Bar wig, Bretz, \
Brickner, Brookshire, Brown, Bryan,
Bynum, Cadmus, Capehearf, Causny,
r' \ HaUU /UA\
uanaon ^uai j ^iaucy? v^uuu, \juaj.j
Dockran, Coffin, Conn, Coombs, Cor- ,
oish, Covert, Dunn, Dunphy, Durborrow,
Erdman,Everetr, Fielder, F-?rman
Grrfisaenbamer, Goldzier, Griffin. Haine,
HhII (MmD.), Hare, Hayes, Hendrix,
Holman, Hunter, Irkirt, Lane. Lsptiacn,
Layton, Lvacb, Maeuer, Martin,
McDannolri, McEr.rricR, McGanb, McNabny,
O'Neil (Mass), Pearson. Pcnileton
(W. Va), Pigott, Rayner, Reilly,
Richards, Ricnardson, (Mich), Richie,
Rusk, Ryan, Sibley, Sickles, Sipe, Sorg,
Sperry, Springer, Stevens, Talbert,
larsney, Taylor (Ind), Warner, A eajock,
Wiiliams (111.), and Woiverton?
Populists?Baker (Kan.). Bell (Colo.)
Davis, Harris, Hudson, Kem, McKeijhan,
The substitute of the Committee on
Banking and Currency for the original
trawley bill, suspmdmg the operation
3f the 10 per cent, tax as to the issugs
3f the certificates, etc., by cleariug
bouses and otherorganizations la*i year
merely changing the verbiage so as to
make It more explicit, was defeated on
a viva voce vote. Then the original
bill was lost. This was the end of ten
5ays debate and a result that occasioned
some surprise, and the announcement
was received amid much confusion and
The defeat of the bill would seem to
lay the banks once more open to the
assessor ent of the penalties provided in
th? law. Cox's amendment to this bill
*hich was defeated by so decisive a
rote, provided for the total repeal of tbe
law, instead of a mere suspension of its
It Was Uncle Sam'd Money.
San Francisco, June 6?The claim
Df ?15,000,000 filed against the Stanford
?3tate by Attorney General Olney as a
preliminary step to enforce the Govarnment's
claim against the original
holders of tbe Central Pacific grant has
iwakened much interest here. It is
qow learned that the Government's
tfaim was oresented on May 26, but
that an attempt was made to keep the
proceeding quiet in order that the financial
operations of the estate need
aot be embarrassed. The late Senator.
Stanford's estate was recently appraisBd
at S17,600,000. "Since the appraisement
heavy obligatians have been met
and it is stated now that the enforcement
of the Government claim would
practically, wipe out the estate,not only
leaving the widow penniless, but cutting
off all the beneficiaries under the
late Senators will, including the endowment
of $2,500,000 to the Stanford
University. It is even said that the
estate, after the liquidation of. its acknowledged
debts, may not equal the
amount or uie ciaim or me uavnumeat.
Ia this event Senator Stanford's
deed of trust, under which Stanford
University was founded, would not
stand in case the decision of the Courts
3hould be in. favor of tbe Government
and the University would necessarily
be sacrificed to satisfy the judgment.
Mrs. Stanford in an interview has staled
that the Government's claim will
be resisted to tbe fullest extent of her
ability. Today is the last under the
law which Mrs. Stanford ha3 to accept
or reject the Government's ciaim. j.o iu
believed sbe wiil simply igaore the
claim, which in lav amounts to rejection.
It will then be iu order for tbe
Government to insticute suit, either in
the United States Courts or the Supreme
Court in San Francisco. Attorney
General CMney's claim was hitd
in the Probate Court in San Francisco,
before Judge Coffee, ivhere the Stanford
estate is now undergoing settlement
Killed by *.Car.
Atlanta, Ua., j uoe 4.?uarnet .ar-1
QOid, a five year-old child, wa3 run over
and Killed by an electric car on the >
Consolidated Line today. i
For Trying to Overthrow the Registration
Columbia, S. 3., Jane 7.?The foll<Mr?Tr.r>
lufruf ixraa nnhllshpd this DIOIQ
As I am the one mainly responsible !
for the institution of the proceedings 1
in the Supreme Court to have the con- <
stitutionality of the registration law j
of the State tested, it may not be amiss .
to state the reasons which have governed
my action. '
This law enforced according to its
provisions is more harsh, restrictive
and obnoxious to fundamental principles
than is generally known. It disfranchises
every voter who passes one ]
registration period without getting his
certificate, regardless of the causes. If .
absent, sick, crowded out or indifferent ,
1? * *>? *Ua norvia Tuinoltr Tf".
OK 13 SUUJCUICU LU LUC oouiw yvuuiv;. .*.?
disfranchises every voter not previous- ,
ly registered, who moves into a couniy ,
after the first Monday in July preceed- .
mg a general election. Thus, though
he may actually have been a resident <
in the county four months before the
election and the constitution declares j
that but sixty days residence in the
county preceding an election is re
quired, his right to vote abrogated and i
i<a ? |
The law bases the right of electors to (
vote, not upon the registration, but
equally upon the presentation at the ,
polls of the certificates of registration. <
It is anomalous and un-American to ]
say that the inalienable and sovereign j
right of suffrage must be confined to a j
flimsy piece of paper liable to be lost, j
destroyed, mislaid or stolen. The putting
of the closing day of registration
on the first Monday of July is contrary ]
to the spirit and understood meaning <
of registration and is subversive of the j
franchise, making registration close j
before it should, and in other States j
does, begin, and before the excitement }
of the campaign and the nearness of
the election have directed the atten- |
tion and aroused the interest of t^e 1
hotT a fnr if a nhiflrtf. t.hft I
yulciuj uauuuc uoto ivx ,
purpose inherent in registration as de i
clared essential by the courts and au- j
thorities, or abridging suffrage, but its i
effect is clearly to deprive voters of ,
the possession and exercise of their ]
The making secret the registration
records is only destructive of the fun
damental rights - of voters and subver- <
sive of the principles inherent in regis- ]
tration. A registration to be constitu
tional must be easy, free, impartial and j
public, and its purpose should be to i
provide for the regulation of suffrage ;
and to prevent repeating. Some States j
and courts consider even this kind of l
regulation an illegal restraint and in- i
fringement of the right of suffrage, j
Besides the registration books having (
been in use twelve years are dilapida- j
ted, contused ana unrenauie. <
To these constitutional provisions of <
the law there are added the irritating, ]
expensive and unnecessary exactions <
of forcing voters to j?o to the Sup^rvi- ]
3or's office and the getting of new cer- ;
tificates in case of their loss or fihe
moving from the county precinct or ;
change of residence. Under the oper- i
ation of this law it is estimated there <
are one hundred thousand negroes and
auste^hflHaaa& jEb&teauaSJ&as dig f run -. ^
chised or disqualified from voting.In (
addition to tne constitutional - defects i
n tha loorj tji hp. considered the
iu uuv iwirw _ _ _
capabilities it affords for evasions and
partisan manipulation- Heretofore the <
Republicans have had to encounter and i
endure these. Those who have not
studied the law or practiced itsiniqni- j
ties can not comprehend the advanta- 1
ges afforded to those in control of the ]
machinery or the helplessness of those j
victims to its unfair execution. Tne i
division amoDg the Democrats pre
sents a new situation. It foreshadows i
the time when one faction will be treat- ]
el a3 the Republicans have been. This (
white men will not submit to and ;
when the crisis comes there will be ]
bloodshed and anarchy. Is it not better
to furestali and avert this calamity j
by uprooting a law which has outlived i
r>nrno<s?<j Af Ira nrpation? It is not |
necessary, for elections were carried be
t^een 1876 and 1882 without it and ;
and now mere is the eight box law to
supplement old agencies. It is hazardous
to depend upon the law being used
for the benefit of the Democrats, because
when they divide at the polls it
will afford a weapon for the dominant
side to scourge their hostile brethren.
Besides it is demoralizing to be dependent
upon these sworn ^supervisors ;
beiDg subjected to the need of committing
perjury to favor their partisans
and 'maRe those citizens thus accommodated
and illegally favored particeps
Such a law, besides being a badge of
shame to a state, is a serious impedimonf
frt ifa <*rnu7th and nrosDGritV. To
a self-respecting and independent man
there would be well grounded objections
to moving into a State dominated
by such a law and where constitutional
rights are so easily lost or abrogated.
The court can safely set aside the
law, for, if the eight-box election law
is not considered sufficient, there is
time for the Legislature to be convened
and other laws passed, while if this
law stands and a new Constitution
is adopted upon the vote at the next
election, wherein not over one-quarter
of the citizens of the State can vote,the
question will some day be raised, and
tne new Constitution will itself be held
illegal and void.
Ellery M. Bkayton.
Columbia, Juae 6,1891.
Ttxae' Cotton Crop.
Houston, Tex., Juno 6.?Tomorrow
the Post, whose crop report last season
proved to be accurate as to the acreage
and yield will publish the first report
of the crop of 1894. The reports are
from every cotton growing county iD
Texas and are full and complete.
With scarcely an exception there is a
-A.nl In onraacra aororpdf'it..
^CUClCil litalWiwdOU iu UV&vm^V)
ing, on ^ conservative estimate, at
least 10 per cent, some of the largest
cotton producing counties in the State
showing an increase of 25 percent. In
one county where no cotton was
raised last year 10,000 acres are under
cultivation this year. Fabulously hi?h
prices for cotton seed last season?S14 :
to S18 a ton?stimulated prices so that ;
7 cent cotton meant 10 cents a pound
on old methods where the seed was
wastta. -Cesiaes tais wo lmwi^iation
has beea very large, tbe new comers
cultivating cotton through necessity
and adding to the acreage. Ac no
time in tbe State's history has there
been promise of sucn an enormous
yield. In tbe past few days seasonable
raius bave fallen over large area of
country. All reports give conditions i
as being from fair to tbe best ever
known, the latter being in the msjority.
The plant is bealthy and vigorous and
the fields aie clean and in a good state
nf nnlfixratinn Ttfn rifStrOVlnfiT insects
or worms have mad^ their appearance
and the outloofc is generally for an
early crop. From present indicafions
the yield should exc'eed ?2,250.000 bales
T&e'crop of '93 9i is between 1,900,000
ond 2,000,000 Dales and was grown under
tne most unfavorable weather conditions.
This season's crop will be
difficult to nandle by January with an
op^n fall. Ten days ago Dolls from
Fort Bend and Bosceria county plantations
were exhibited here.
SENATOR BUTLER REPLIES
To A.lllancemaa'6 Criticism of His Let'er
* to Chasrmau Mitchel).
Editor Registor: In your isBue of,
Mav SI a p.nrrpqnrmrlpnf. sfcninc him
? ? ~w??r ?o o ?
3elf "Alliancemap," referring to my
tetter in reply to Mr. Mitehel, sajs: "Senator
Butler thinks the sa'otreasury plan
Is unconstitutional, and, of course, it
Dever oecured to the learned Senator
that the Constitution might be amended.
He says the subtreasury has been
abandoned, but fails to give the time
when it was abandoned."
It seems to me "Allianceman" gives
his case away when he impliedly admits
that the Constitution must be
amended to make the subtreasury plan
constitutional, and confirms my view.
It is gratifying to be reinforced in my
opinion by "Allianceman," who is evidently
a man of intelligence, and, I assumed,
speaks by authority.
In regard to the abandonment of the
subcreasury, it is only necessary to state
venae win not oo disputed, that two
3ubtreasury bills were Introduced in the
House in the Fifty-first Congress, which
were never reported from the committee,
and therefore never acted on. in
the last Congress there were a number
3f members belonging to the Alliance,
md in the present Congress there are
juite a number, four or five from
south Carolina. If any one of them
tias introduced a subtreasury bill I have
failed to hear of it. I think, therefore,
L was justified In saying it had been
Further along "Allianceman" says:
"He can see no way of the government
owniog and operating railroads
ixcept by the government buying
those already in existence. Of course
It has never occurred to the versatile
Senator that the government has the
right to. build ana equip such roads as
ire needed. Millions of laborers would
be glad of the job at very reasonable
stages to be paid in legal tender greenbacks?building
two, three or five
thousand miles a year. Ob, no; the
Senator is too good a railroad attorney
to see any other way of having government
railroads except by purchase of
his client's properity at enormously
inflated yaluation of watered stock.
But the people have been thinking
along this line a little in uhe interest
of the people rather than of the railroad
wreckers and manipulators."
Ol course if the government is going
into the business of buildsng railroads,
to give empolyment to "millions of
laborers," a very different proposition
is presented. My observations were
based upon the assumption that one of
the-Alliance demands wa3 that the national
government should own and opgrate
all the railroads and telegraph
and telephone lines, now inexiatence,
or hereafter to be ouilt. Such, at least,
was my understanding of it It s6ems,
however, "Allianceman" proposes to
change tne issue and have the government
"build and equip such roads as
are neeaea." Jtias it occurrea. to "ai
lianceman" that the Constitution
misrht have to be amended to enable
the" Federal government to "bui:d aud
equipt" railroads through the btaes,
without the consent of the State?, in
P IV. f |irvf,v ,
eminent might build railroader an a
military necessity, but I should dmbr
whether it h*d this constitutioaa:
power in time of peace. At least ic i3
an open question, with the weight of
the argument against it.
' Ailianceman" says, "Oh, no: the
Senator Is too good a railroad attorney
to see any other way of having govern
ment railroads except by purchase of
bis client'^ property at enormously in
flited valuation of watered stuck."
Perhaps It will snprise "Allianceman"
to be told what is a fact, th?c I newr
had a railroad for a client in my life,
except on two occassioas, many years
ago, and then for a very sh-ort time. It
has usually been my fortune to be on
the other side in railroad cases, so thar
my clientage of railroad could not have
been very heavy, and 1 could not h ive
a very large Interest in the purchase of
railroads by the government. Let "AlUanceman"
"pick his flint and try it
again." Very truly yours.
M. U. JtSUTLER.
Washington, June 2.
Civil T7ar In Illinois,
Peobia, Ills., Jane 6.?One dead
body, several men on the verge of the
grnve, a number of others seriously injured,
$30,000 worth of property absolutely
destroyed any many hemes made
desolate, was the result of an attempt
made to-day by the miners of the Peoria
distfict to close the mine operared by
Little Brothers in Tazewell Countv, a
mile or more back of Wesley City. The
dead man was Elward Blower, of Bartonville,
married, shot in the side of
neck and kill instantly. The injured
are James Little, sho*. twice in the
body, thought to be fatally injured:
Peter Little, secretary, shot in the left
eye and in right arm, not seriously in?
- " ? -i.
jured; i'eter JLUtie, jr, saown me ?eiu
side; Wm Diedon, colored, shot in right
arm and through left shoulder, may die.
Several miners were shot, out they
were taken away and no one could secure
any information from them about
anything. The tragedy was the sequal
of the meeting held at Bratonville the
other day about which there was so
much secrecy. No one could get the
faintest inkling of what was done at
the meeting. Now everybody knows.
It was decided at that time that the
Little Brothers minajmust close. There
T1A h otf_fl?Q XT
UJUKI WUUCI^UiTUMviuu, uu u?u
measure. It must close and remain
closed. Inconsequence of the conclusion
arrived at the meeting aDont four
hundred miners started out of Bartonville
at 1 o'clock this afternooh. They
came from nearly all the mines in the
district. Without anything being pre
viously said on the subject, except in
the utmost secrecy, every man apparently
came armed. They were desperate
and were ready to use desperate
means to accomplish desperate eads.
tstienrt jsreaencK, ox: rciuu,. .Lao^c;*
Couaty, bavinz been advised of the
trouble went to the mines with a posse.
The strikers crossed the Illinois on
boats.and were met on-the side by the
sheriff who commaaded peace and rea
scBKl with them in vain. Led by a
stalwart miner with a revolver in eac b
band, crying, "Follow me," tht-y
charged on the mine. The two Littles
add tneir sods and a colored man retreated
into the tower over the shaft
and opened fire on the bessi gers, some
of whom fell The fire was returned
?J 'V.n man in tha tnmar hnictftil h.
dUU tUCJ UICU A.MJL tuv KV V* V* MV4W?VN> wwhite
flag for surrender!' The firing
was hotly continued and the tower rid
died. The sc.ift was set; on fire and the
aid shaft closed. The crowds fled in
dismay, as it was feared the powder
house would be ignited. Later accounts
show that of the party b-aieg-.! J>?hu
Jackson, a negro, was killed. Ei L*.ftle
was shot in the breasi and may di?
There were eight or t^n miners in thf
shaft and it is feared all were suff.scaled.
Among these an Gas and Fr?J
Moritz and John Bockey. E l Bloar,
one of the attacKine parsy, was &u<cu
and half d^zen oiher s-rikers were
wounded, 1g Is believed two more of
the strikers will die. Tie Snerilf and
posse have returned to Fckin. Tbey
were unable to handle tie mob. The
wildest excitement exists.
THE PROHIBITIONISTS . -1
WILL NOT PUT CUT A STATE TICKET
All Cat didoes to he a?kei How They * ??
S;a;d Upon tfce Prohibition Q a eat Ion?
Much Politics lrj:ct<d Into the Dlacnssions.
Columbia. J one 8.?The State Pro- . ';?s
hibition Convention was called to order
yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock by
State Chairman Childs, who made a
SDeecli to the members. Onl. .T. A
Hojt, of Greenville, was elected Chairman
and Rev. W. J. Herbert and T. J.
Lsmotte were elected Secretaries,
Nearly all the counties in the State
were represented. After the transac- ^5j
ticn of considerable routine business the ** .
committee on platform reported tbe
feilowing platform of principles, which ' . -Hwas
unanimously adopted: '3
We, the representatives of the prohibition
sentiment of South Carolina, in -J
convention assembled, thanking God for
bis mercies and praying his blessing
upon our efforts in his cause, issue the following
declaration of principles:
1. We believe the use of
liquors to result in an enormous Increase
of the death rate of our country,
adding aboat 100,000 annually to the ^
death roll. ?
2 We believe 2lcoholic liquors used
as a beverage to be one of the most
potent ageacies in the ruin of moral ^
3. We believe at least three-fourths
of the crime committed in our land to . >
be traceable to alcoholic liquors,
4. We believe the liquor traffic to be
one great cause of the fearful financial
depression now generally felt in our
couctry, since it annually drains about
8900,000,000 from the pockets of the
masses and instead of ffivincr value in * ^
ietum paralyzed productive energy of
: an equal amount, ($900,000,000) thus '
making an annnal loss of nearly $2,000,- -M
000,000 to-the legitimate trade.
5. We beiieve traffic in that which is
against the peace, good health, safety,
commercial prosperity, and moral char
acter of a community, State or nation
to be in violation of the real rights of
men and therefore inherently wrong.
6. We believe all forms of license of
the sale of liquor as a beverage to be
morally wrong, and in violation of the
btgbest purpose for which government . a
7. We believe the State should prohibit
absolutely the sale of liquor as a
beverage and should provide for its
sale only for medicinal, mechanical
and sacramental purposes, with such
regulations and provisions for enforce- -*k
ment aod penalties for violation, as
may be expected to prove efficient. 8.
We believe that to make any pro
hibitory law effective, the executive
anc other officers of the law should be
in full sympathy therewith.
Jo?l E Branson, Chairman. % ^
J. R. G'.oaon, ' - ^
Ob as. P. Wroy,
R E Mason,"
E L. McGowan. . * ' -5-3
Arthur Kioler. .
| sion, but: it; was finally voted down.
A resolution was adopted that the
State porhlbition executive committee
be suchorizid and instructed to forma- -./ j
late questions to be pat to candidates
Tor State offices and for the Legislature
and Senate in accordance with the plat- . ;r|
form admpt-d by this convention, as to
thtir position upon the same, in ord-sr
that thfc> friends of prohibition through- ~ .. 'i
out the State may vote intelligently ia . i
the primary. , V |
The following resolutions were also
n Ko thn />rsm mitfaa 3?
i aysjLduij uj uuv
and adopted: Whereas.
We believe that the cause
of prohibition will be best advanced at
this time by the election of members of
the Legislature, who are pledged to
toe enactment of a prohibitory law,
rather than by the nomination of a
Resolved, That it be the policy of the
Prohibitionists of South Carolina in the
coaling campa'en to use every effort to
secure i he election of members of the
Legislature wno will make prohibition
paramount to every other issue before ' ;
R-solved, That each candidate be required
to pledge himself for prohibit
tioo before he receives our vote. .
muA AlAAjiAt* Chota nrA^ihiHAn
JLXiC CICtUUU VI lUU vjuqvic ^ivuiwtwvM ..
executive committee was entered into
and one member chosen from each
county present as follows, the vacancies
to be filled by the local organizations
in the counties not represented:
Aiken?Rev. J.'C. Brown.
Anderson . q
Barnwell?D. L. Wooteu. _
Berkeley?Peter Klintworth. '
Clarendon?Joseph Sprott, Jr.
Charleston?O. S. Thomas.
Darlington?G. T. Grisaam.
v Cnester .
V.lnifiolH T.-iVin T.atA
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Fairfield?R. H. JeaniDg.
Florence?, . / ; M
Greenville?J. A. Soyt.
Laurens?J. W. Shell. ?
Lexington?J. J. Fox.
Marion?W. J. Montgomery. -'
Marlboro?J. P. Gibson. ? .
Newberry?A. H. Kohn.
Oconee?R. E. Mason.
Oranjfebnrjr?Rsv. R. P. Golphin.
RichlaBd?L. D. Childs.
I So2rtanbure?J. L. Siflsy.
Union - .
The committee held a meeting and
organized, electing Mr. Ghilds, chairman.
The convention adjourned sine die
at 2 o clock this morning
Columbia, S. C., June. 7? The press
disp ituuts a few days ago gave the
impression that the Governor had talk
ed to <iii unsvmpaohettc aad unappre?
ciative audience. Information has
reached here from private sources that
thr Governor made a fine impression
and t&at wtien be nad finished he took
a h-tnd primary of the convention. This
resulted" in an ov^rwhelmiDg majority
in favor of ihe Dispensary law. The
majority was on t^e strenjjrh of the
Governor's sp^ch. The Neve York
Times sivs: "Governor Tillman's de
clar-it;ons >vt*re constantly greeted
with a storm of dissenting voices and -?^
applause. When ha elossd his speech
he osfeed all who warned prohibition
or noting to rai3? their hands, and
then he asked these to vote who would
favor a State Dispensary .law;If they
coi ld Lot have prohibition:-It was 3
to 1 for n Dispensary Jaw, atrd with a
pariiGg 'O.i, I got you!' the Governor
left tt> pi ittorai." "Governor Tillman
had several limes shopped by dis
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SCD lQfiT Cn. -i IjULA1 uv ivuiu
wiu the audienca for the Dispensary
law, ar_;d wh-n, at the close of his
bpencS he polled ^he andienee, as already
a<.-scrit)rd, it wtis with him by an
ever whelming majority."