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VOL. XLYHI. WINNSBORO, S. C? WEDNESDAY, JULY 38, 1894. NO. 49. I
L THE MANNING MEETING.
I GENERAL RICHBOURG'S FIRST APP
PEARANCEAS A SPEAKER.
Tbe Crowd WUh Till man?An Ovation to
Secretary Tlodal?Bntler Favors tbe
Formation ot SUvar I,e?Knaa?AYkat the
Other Cacdidates s?!d.
Manning, S. C., July 10.?Notwithstanding
the rain today the conrt house
was crowded to hear the candidates for
State and Senatorial honors. The
speeches of all the candidates were regarded
equal to, if not better, than at
any previous meeting. The crowd
was overwhelmingly for Governor Tillman
for Senator to succeed Sutler.
General Richbourg made his first campaign
The meeting was presided over by
| Hon. S. A.Nettle?, County Chairman.
After prayer by Rev. H.M. Mood the
k speakers were introduced In the followW
ing order: Hon. J. Walter Whitman,
General R. N. Richbourg, Hon. W. H.
V TeldelJ, Governor B. R. Tillman, Senator
M. C. Butler, Hon. John Gary Evans,
Comptroller General W. H. Ellerbe
and Secretary of State Tindal.
The first speaker was G. Walt. Whitman
who denounced the charge in Colnmhia.Tnnrnsl
that he was run out Of
Clarendon County in 1876 as a damnable
- ? -Gen R. N. Richbourg was the next
w speaker. -S^said he was no politician
* and appeareaS5^wflk,stump as a candir
date because he had brought for
ward by Reform papers an^orominent
Reformers. He referred toCBBtep.
\ John Gary Watts by saying that heitld
, never known as a military man such an
office as "Assistant Adjutant General,"
but he supposed that military men
could create what they chose. He
loved the military, and if elected
thought he could make this arm cf the
service the proudest boast of the
1 , State,
4 XX7. XT VqMqiI of
ItCplCOCUlAUTO TV* JLI* jl emeu v*
j\ Edgefield spoke in behalf of his candi\
dacy for Railroad Commissioner and
; said he was unfairly beaten by tbe
Legislature at the last session,
jw" Governor Tillman was uproarously
|t- "^B^applauded a3 he began to speak. He j
said he was telling no lie when he said
he was glad to seethe people. Yeldell
had said It was chilly, but if he had
struck Manning the day he first came
here, "Good God, what would he have
said about the weather?" He wanted
to go to the Senate because he could do
more for the people than any other man.
FTfl Trnnlri an t.hara with a fnrtc and let
out some stench. The Democratic
party was as rotten as the Republican.
We have seen the President, said he,
^ sell out; go back on the Democratic
plattorm; strike down silver; veto the
seigniorage bill and now they are tink-f.
ering with the tariff bill in Washingf
: ton to see how little reform they can
give you. If Cleveland is to set the
pace of the Democracy in these United I
States I am not a Democrat. (Applause.)
Free silver meant simplv the
restoration of the double standard and
ten cents cotton instead of seven cents.
These scoundreis know it and they try
to befuddle the people and send fel\
. lows to Congress like Col. Elliott to
^ vote for Cleveland's policy. The ftem
y publicans and Democrats In New York
and the New England States are ldenC
tical as to their tariff views and we
have got to align our forces with those
W of the West and take charge of the
Democratic party. If we don't, then
we deserve to continue as slaves. We
P are the slaves of money and with aK
Four ooast? acouj ireeaoai we <ue tuo
greatest slaves on the earth. They buy
and sell our Congressmen like eheejj,
They control elections and they are
trying to control this election now and
- . buy your votes for the Senate. I won't
say General Butler will be Cleveland's
"cuckoo," but I say he has more patronage
than anybody and that Cleveland
prefers him tc me.
General Butler was well greeted by
the crowd. He warned the people to
look out for rings, slates and cliques
mat are looming up. xie uuuaiucicu
the Alliance the best organization the
farmers had ever had, and if it had adhered
to the principles which originated
it. it would have accou,pik>hul untold
benefits, it bad made a great
mistake by laying down an arbitrary,
Procrustean role with which to work
out the financial problem. It was legislation
under the McKinley bill and
r subsequent Republican legislation that
had brought about the hard times. He
thought the tariff bill would be put into
operation within three weeks and,
better times would come when it got]
well under way. In proportion as ail
ver has been degraded the price or
farm commodities has gone down and
where silver has been recognized fully
and completely prices have gone up.
He advised that silver leagues be orifr
ganized, not only in the South and
PKft West, but in the Northern and Middle
States. If we can't get our own party
to come up abreast of the times and
m give us the relief we are entitled to, he
was willine to take relief wherever we
could get "it. When sny man talks
about not voting for me I want him to
put bis band on some act wherein I
have been untrue to my duty. He
must find some other excuse for turning
me down. I challenge any man to
point out where I have neglected any
public duty imposed on me by the peo?le
of this State, either in war or peace,
have not taken up the burden from
personal ends; I have done it sometimes
carrying my life in my hands,
and I have simply tried to do my duty
in the Senate. The office belongs to
the sovereign people and if I am not
elected I shall thank my God for being
able to turn that office over to you
without one blot or tarnish upon its es
God grant that all the good tbat has
been done by the Keform movement
may be perpetuated. God grant that
every patriotic citizen of every faction
may take up whatever good has been
done for the Commonwealth of South
Carolina and carry it forward to completion.
If Governor Tillman is necessary
tor the perpetuation of the Reform
movement the best thing you can
do for him and for you is to keep him
here where he can watch and guard it
and send me back. (Laughter and applause.)
Keep him a* heme where he
L can watch the antis and prod them
mg. with his pitchfork.
P General Butler had a great deal to
[ say on the line of tariff and silver legislation
and he was listened to closely
and applauded frequently. He held
that his service in the Senate had made
him better qualified than ever to repre*
sent South Carolina in Congress.
tjenaiorjonn ixary j^vans xoiiowea.
He spoke of the achievements of KeL
form and said some member of the
& Legislature, who had beea a CocfederBS
- ate soldier, going to Baltimore when
the bonds were about to be refunded
and saying that Tillman ought not to
be assisted in this. This same person,
he 3aid, had introduced bills in tne Legislature
to keep the btate debt running
at 6 per cent. If elected he would pursue
the same policy as Tillman had.
^ The reason the anti newspapers whined
" and wrote editorials against him being
Governor was because he had whipped
oil >knir trofnoH nQTHannAnfarians In
^ (U1 bJUGAl. bicuiivu y?i4av?**4v?w..w?
the Legislature. He had the facts to
prove that the Darlington Dispensary
troumble was a riot gotten up by the
whiskey trust to show that Tillman
could not rule In South Carolina, and
at the proper time he would produce
General Elierbe was the next speaker.
He declared the Farmers movement
ought not to be turned ii to a
lawyers movement. As Comptroller
General he paid out annually 554,i)00 to
lawyers who were officers of the State
while he only paid out $22,000 to all
other classes. Lawyers were not competent
to represent the interest of 'armaro
qci farmers vara fhamqpluftq
Secretary of State Tindal was tbe last
speaker. He was handsomely gieeted
by his home people. His speech was
full of substantial advice to the farmers,
advising them to educate their
children above all things. He said
that no rings should be allowed i i the
State and hoped that the Dispensary
question WDuld be separated from
politics. As long as the moral i'orce3
of the State were devided strife would
be stirred up. We do need peace, and
so far as we can have it without sacrificing
principle we muss have it.
This was James E. Tindal'd day.
Nearly every man in the audience was
for Clarendon's son for Governor. Nor
no man in South Carolina is more beloved
in his home county than Mr.
Tindal. He has been honored for years
by them and now his thousands of
friends and admirers want to see him
given the highest honor in the State.
If they can bestow this honor on him
thflv mill wnrfr ltfrf* hflavPTSt fr.rt di-? so
Mi? Tindai was given an ovation today.
"S[?tr"Wa'y to Prevsnt a Witness From
Columbia, S. C, July 13.?The State
yesterday obtained the details of an
exceedingly ugly affair which occured i
in the upper portion of the State, just
across the line dividing the counties of
Abbeville and Edgefield, in the first
named county, on Friday night last.
The affair was the outrageous treating
and shooting of a negro laborer by a
mixed mob of white and colortd men
without any apparent nause other than
that the victim had been summoned to
give testimoney in a case against some
negroes, pending in court. lie will
probably die from the effects of the
treatment he received. The facts of
the case were obtained yesterday from
Cap. E. H. Youngblood, a prominent
and reliable gentleman of Edgefield
county, the United States Commissioner
In that section, on whose place the
It appears that the negro, James A.
Xelson, is a quiet, well-behaved laborer
upon Capt. Youugblood's place. On
i Friday night last, some time after
midnight, several negroes and white
men came to the negroe's house and,
knocking on the door, woke him up.
They told him that their wagon had
broken down and asked him to come
out and assist them in reparing it. He
got a torch and went out with them.
When they got to the road tho torch
was knocked from his hand and about
fifty white men and negroes surround
ea mm. xaey tiea nim secursiy auu
started him across the line into Abbeville,
county. They_gave no reason forthe
seizure. As the ne^ro was passing
Capt. rouneblood's house he cried' out
once, but the mob placed pistols at his
i head made him keep quiet. Tt.ey then
dragged him along a distance of
about three miles until the Cedar
Creek section, just over the Abbeville
county line, was reached. Th3re they
proceeded to whip him In a most brutal
manner, and finally wound up by
skootlng him with shotguns in the
right leg and right side, leaving him
there, evidently expecting hiir. to die.
The negro manaaed to secure aid,
I however, and got home. Capt. Youngblood
says that the man'3 bcdy is a
mass of cuts, stripes and blisters,
where he was beaten, and that there
are numberless bullet holes in his leg
aDuaiue. ne is m a ^laauvm wuuition.
It seems that in this section of Edge
field county there are a number of
white men and negroes of low class
who have been violating the revenue
laws. Several days before the-event
referred to a deputy marshal j;ummoned
the negro as a witness ia a case
against another negro. The men who
had been dealing in illicit liquor subsequently
declared that they would
kill asy negro who informed on them,
and it Is supposed that -they took the
summoning of this negro as a witness
to mean that he had informed upon
them, and they consequently wanted
to rid the community of him. Their
idea seemed to be to carry him over
into Abbeville county and let it be
thought that highway robbers in that
pnnnr.w had rtpalr. foiiliv with him. The
negro, however, recognized six men in
the party?five white and one colored,
tne latter being the man who was under
indictment and against whom Nelsor
was to have testified. Sucti are the
facts of the case?State.
Charted With Looting the Dlepsnsi-ry.
Timmonsville, July 13.?The parties
indicated by Trial J ustice Atkinson
of this place, upon information of W.
H. Newbold, for depredations committed
upon the Florence dispensary on
the night of the 30th of March, are as
named below: There are two cases.
The first is for house-breaking and
malicious mischief, and involves Lis
Hatchell, Willie J. Abrams, Ciia3 Beck,
" - ^ t n J nit i
.LCI U&UQOU, jnu. \j. uavia auu urm
Dougless, and the witnesses summoned
in this case are J. M. Powers, H. Williamson
and Brooks McCali. The
second is for conspiracy involving W.
B. Rollins. Lis HatcheJ, Willie J.
Abrams. Ed Cannon, John C Davis, J.
S. Beck, Gill Douglass, A. A. Cohen, Ed
McKay, and Julius DeJongb; and the
witnesses relied upon are Gf o. Turbeville,
J. M. Powers, P. A. Wilcox,
John Chase, and W. W. Hursey,
The preliminary hearing is set for today.
Some effort was made by tbe accused
parties to get Trial ?; ustice Atkinson
to go to Florence, where they
all reside, to take and determine upon
the merits of the evidence,bit without
success. It is thought that the course
of the prosecution in fixing upon this
place for the hearing is influenced by
the fear that the main incriminating
witness, Mr. J. M. Powers vould be at
some riSK at x loreace, wuoi e utic xcriing
against him seems to be very bitter.?J
Would Fly It.
Chicago, July 8.?Mrs, Isaac B.
Hammond, a Southern *oman, announced
that she would display from a
window of her hoese a Confederate flag
on July 4. An angry cro9'd, learning
of her intentioos, gathered n front of
the place, determined to tea;' down the
flag if it appeared. Police Lieutenant
Stift called upon Mrs. Hammond and
advised her not to hang on; the flag.
Mrs. Hammond had ordered a CoDfedernt?
riaar KnJ- it H**n Bunt hrtm* hv
the maker. This was told tho crowd, and
it dispersed. She then lung out a
Britishflag, which a small toy toofc for
a Confederate banner and i romplv toer
down and destroyed. The crowd returned
later and decorated t:e premises
t with the national colors.
SENATOR BUTLER HAS SOMETHING
At the Cawpxizn Meeting at Boare?o?A
Small Ciowd Present?Governor Tlllmau
S*TS He VT}11 Look Ialoihw Dl?peaaary
Bonneaus, July 11 ?The campaigners
faced the braves of Berkeley today
and repeated once more their oft-told
taVs lw?fnrf> nne of those "small but en
thusiastic" audiences, as apologetic and
charitable newspaper men sometimes
say of theatrical performances where
the gate jeceipts scarcely pay board
bills. Speeches were made by Stokes,
Tindal, Whitman, Ellerbee, Evars,Butler
Gen. Ellerbe got vigorous and laid
uhe ring business on John C-ary with a
trowel. He first touched up the Spartanburg
end ofth9 State by showing
up Gantt's inconsistency in packir g
that county for the Aiken man. .lie
made a cold-blooded charge of double
dealing against the sage of the Piedmont
Headlight in this wise:
- "Gantt wrote me that his county was
for me, and that it was impossible for
him to carry it for any lawyer. Yet
with these misrepresentations and lies
they have taken, that county from me,
and it's mv-Tesa than robbery. That is
CftrtfTTnlr evidence of a rine; and i believe
that the rank and file of the people
will smash it as we smashed the old
ring. One of my friends told me here
today that they had already packed
this county for John Gary j^vans.
The'-Buckley" braves didn't relish
this plain talk worlh a copper, and
they began to flare up at the intrepid
Marion swamp fox.
"Who told you that?" asked one of
"Give us his name," shouted several
But the General kept that to himstlf,
saying that he did not believe the Berkleyttes
could be packed.
"I'm cripple," cried the irrepressible
Ham Murray, "and I can't be packed."
And as he Wbnt on peppering Evans the
bumptious boys in front yelled, "Look
out John!" "You look like a Governor
EUerbe rapped on, declariEg that if
Evans were elected he would put an
his family in office. He did not think
aJl the Keform plums belonged to the
Garys and Evanses.
The Aiken game cock had his gaffs
on today and he sank them deep into
Gen. Ellebee. lie spoke with probable
significance of some men who held salaries
sitting in bomb proofs in Columbia
during the Darlington troubles,
while he was standing at the Governor's
This was greeted with tremendous
applause from the Dennis family.
"Are you an Alliance man ?" shouted
Evans at Gen. Ellerbe.
The General tried to explain that he
had been a member, but had to quit.
Evans waltzed into him, declaring that
tiara moa onmofhinor mften in a m?Tl
VUCiV ntw kwwwM M ...
who joined the Alliance and then quit
it. He said that Eilerbe, if elected,
would give all his brothers oflice. He
apologized for "spanking little Willie
and Dnttinz the darling infant to
sleep," adding that Ene'roee" made rr "
necessary by whining.
Evans proceeded to make a very se- :
rious charge against the Supreme 1
Court for their decision agaiDst the
dispensary law. A gray-haired man on
the stand asked if the judges didn't get
a little whiskey.
"I expect they did get a little through
the back door," shouted Evans. "Judging
from their decision I would say that
they were all drunk, except Tope." '
Gen. Butler's speech contained a
statement about the expenditures of.
the dispensary. He said:
I have presented extracts from Mr. 1
Traxler's report for the quarter endine
January 31, 1894, on a former occasion,
bat tha facts liave never been grouped
as I have them now. If they can be
satisfactorily explained, I would be
very glad to have it done, as I do not
wish to make an uDjust accusation
j against any man.
Although Mr. Traxler may be pri- |
I marily responsible, and I have no reason
to doubt his honesty or integrity,
I Governor Tillman's name is signed to
I the report and of course he must stand
by it. The following is the statement
of assets and liabilities for the quarter
ending January 31,1894:
Extract from the Report of the State 1
Dispensary, from November 1, 1893,
to January 31,1894.
"*T " ? i J O OAOOI AO
JNOV. 1.?3iOCK. uu uauu g> u^odi.tu
Machinery, office furniture.. 2,589.97
Amt. due by dispensaries.... 82.953.50
Rev. tax ad'vcd distillers 10,336 24
Cash in State treasury 7,514.55
Feb. 1,1894?Stock on hand.. 15,926.00
Amt. due by dispen'rs others. 101,481.87
Appropriation S 50,000.00
Bills payable Nov. 1 61,027.53
Bills payable Feb. 1 69,982 58
Amount to balance 99,337.16
Total sales to date.'. S414.897 14
Total cash receipts 306,147.11
Bottles brouzht back and
Amt. due by dispen'rs,others. 101,48187
Shortage S 19,713.11
It will be seen that the column of
assets when added up does not amount
to S280,347.27, but only to S260.634 16
and therefore the accounts do not balance,
the assets beiog short bv S19,71311.
Kow Governor Tillman says this is a
mistake of the printer and that the
S19.713.ll is accounted for on the oppo
site page as "Cash in the Treasury."
I must leave the public printer and
Governor Tillman to settle the question
of mistake,but granting that to be
true I don't see how that helps bim,
because the column of assest3 is still
short and does not balance with the
Now X make no pretensions to a
knowledge of bookkeeping, but I have
submitted this report to an expert accountant,
and here is what he makes
out of it in two separate statements,
both of which show a shortage of S7,514.55.
Perhaps this may be explained.
Statement of cash account from July
1,1893, to January 31,1894:
Rec'd from State appra'tionsS 50,000.00
Rec'd from July 1, 1893 to
Oct. 31, 1894...... 100,332.13
Rec'd from is ov. i, to
Jan. 31,189-1 205,814.98
Exd. acct. to Oct. 31,1893.. .$ 72,506 36
Mdc. acct. to Oct. 31,1893... 70,251.22
Expense acct- to Jan. 31.1894, 58,103 33
Mds. acct. to Jan. 31,1894 127,998 54
, To be accounted for 27,227.66
Deduct cash la treasury Feb.l 19,713.11
Discrepancy S 7,51455
Take items on page 5 reported as
assets and substitute the figures 819,713
11 for $7,514.55, and the following
result is obtained:
Stock on hand S 39,831.43
Machinery and furniture.... 2,589.97
Amt. due by dispensers 82,95350
Rev. tax advanced 10,336.24
Cash in treasury 19,71311
Stock on hand 15,926 60
Amt due by dispen'rs.others. 101,48187
Liabilities on page 5 $280,347.27
Assets as above 272,832.72
Discrepancy $ 7 514 55
If there had been reported In the
State treasury as on hand February 1,
1894, S27,222.6C the account would have
Governor Tillman admits that he exceeded
the appropriation of ?50,000 00
made by the Legislature. The following
statement taken from the report
shows the amount of tbat excess:
Merchandise purchased from
May 22,1893, to July 7, *94.$ 93,321.43
State appropriation 50,000.00
excess $ 45,?I.M
In the above parches^ the amount
paid daring the dbova period for bottles,
flasks, kegs, corks, sealing wax
and racking cages Is not included.
Fifteen thousand doliars would be a
low estimate for these items, which
would make the expenditures over 363000
m excess of the State appropriation:
Now X would like to know where he
gets the authority to disregard our
fundamental doctrines of our form of
government, that no executive officer
can spend one 'dollar of public i^ney,
except that which has been allowed by
the legislature, the representatives of
the people. Sec. 18, of the dispensary
act makes the appropriation $50,000, if
so much be necessary, and not a dollar
more and by all rules of the administration
flnvflrnnr Tillman waq rflstrfnfc
ed to that amount,and he could not exceed
it without a usurpation of authority.
Section 2 does not avail him, because
the expenditure of $48,000 or $63,000
was made before he had sold a gallon
of liquor. How can he justify his action,
which is palpably in violation of
the constitution and laws of the State.
If he can exceed the appropriation by
$48,000 he may by a million of dollars,
so you can readily see where such loose
t*t411 looH Thflro io at>0 1
auuiiuitjviaviv/u vrui i^uu< jluv&v as vuu
other phase of its administration
which I cannot quite understand- A
friend has banded me a commission :
iziven by Governor Tillman to R. V.
Gantt, of Lexington county. It is
dated the 8ih of January, 1884, and 1
appoints him a special constable under
the dispensary act. How many of these 1
special constables have been thus commissioned
we do not know. Governor
Tillman alone can inform us, if he wilL
In transmitting his commission to Mr. <
Gantt, Mr. D. A. Tompkins, private 1
secretary to the Governor, writes the !
State of South Carolina 1
Columbia, S. C., Jan. 8,1894. '
li. V. Gantt, Esq, Irmo, S. C.: !
Dear Sir?Governor Tillman directs
tut? to send you the enclose commission-1
i>f a State constable and to say you will
receive as pay ?25 for each conviction
of a white man aud $10 ter each con- 1
viction of a negro yon secure, and $2
for each seizure. He has no room on
the regular for you, but may call on
you 3ome time. Very respectfully,
D. A. Tompkins.
It will be observed that Mr. Gantt is
offered $25 for the conviction of a
white man and only $10 for the conviction
of a negro. Why this discrimination
against a white man, I confess I
cannot comprehend. Perhaps that also
may be explained. All these facts relate
to the administration of the dispensary
law and do net touch the merits
of the law itself. They are legitimate
subjects of inquiry. Governor
Tillman has made a fair proposition to
pay the expenses of experts to examine
the dispensary accounts out of bis
contingent fund. I do not object to
that, but it seems to me that it is imposing
an extra and unnecessary expense
upon the taxpayers of the State
as these matters ought to be explained
by those charged with the administration
of the law. This, I believe, is the
usual custom where public funds are
entrusted to public officers.
The last speaker was Governor Tillman,
and his introduction was greeted
by long and ringing cheers. The Govnor
said that one of the plesantest of the
campaign meetings In 1892 had been at 1
tbis place, and wnile the crowd was '
small IE was oecause 01 me sparee
white population and the long distances
people had come to get here. Bat :
those you left at home are just as true
Reformers and just as determined to
vote for me as ever. (Applause.) He 1
alluded to an incident of the last can- '
vass when Colonel Ioumans had claiming
he was a better farmer than he was (
aud could split more rails, aud pointing
to one of the old farmers present, he
said: "You told him the people intend- .
ed to make a fence around the Governor's
office of brand new rails and keep
Tillman in there till he got as fat as a 1
muffled-jawed pig. (Laughter and applause)
You see,8aid the Governor, I
am growing fatter and have gained
some flesh, but if you want those muffles
to come you will have to send me
to "Washington in Senator Bailer's 1
Voices: "We'll do it.". (Laughter and
"Sutler says he has plowed more than
I have and is as good a farmer, and as
he has had his place eighteen years, I '
think vou. had better let him go to his
farm and plow awhile and let me go to
Washington in his stead. 1
Replying to Gen. Batler'a dispensary
questions the Governor contented him- 1
self with offering to have an examination
made into the whole business and
if anything wrong wad found to sue
Traxier on his bond. As to exceeding
the appropriation, he said he simply 1
bought on credit. He had told the
whiskey makers he would see that they
got either the money or the whiskey
back. As to offering ?25 reward for a 1
v?hite blind tiger man. and only $10 for 1
a negro, he said: "The white man
deserved just that much more
punishment, and 1 just discriminated.
for I ean mak^ the
tttVinf T nlaoea w Tf thfl Cnnwimo
iCYvaiuo nuau x ?.*. uuv^u^^v
Court had Jet him alone lie would have
bad Charleston dry, because he had seen
Mayor Ficken and informed him that
if he did net enforce the law he would
call the Legislature together in three
weefes and put the city under metropolitan
police and Ficken had gone home
and gotten things straight The meeting
then broke up.
Dag np ? SmalJ fortune.
Montgomery, Ala., July 12.?In
digging a mess of patatoes from his
truck patch, J. P. Reausu, a DeKalb
county farmer, found a small fortune.
Instead of turning over with his spade
a handful of potatoes, he torned up
?3.600 in gold and siiver. The dates
on the pieces indicated the treasure
must have been buried about the commencement
of the civil war.
A STORMY MEETING.
THE CROWd^lN CHARLESTON JEERS
AND HOWLS AT THE SPEAKERS.
Tbey G) for Tillm?n and Til.'maa Uot-n
for Them-Tapper and Evans G *t lofo
a 5p?t-8;mi D Sjtr&cetnl Sc6t.ii. Eoacted.
Charleston, S. C., July 12?The
meeting here tonight was a very
stormy one, aDd indicated very plainly
that Charleston has no use for Governor
Tillman, who, in turn showed that
his love for Charleston had not increased
to any alarmiog degree. The
meeting was in front of the City Hall,
t.hfi anMfeinir hairier done from the nor
tlco of that building. There were in
all about four thousand persons pres- :
ent, and during the meeting a continuous
hubbub was kept up. Avjout halfpast
7 < clock County Chairman J. M. :
Ktnloeb introduced G. Walt Whitman ;
as the first speaker. He was told by
the crowd that he was a chestnut, and !
gave him a lot of pet names. Representative
Yeldel), of Edgefield, was the ]
second speaker, and ran the gauntlet of <
insults and jokes, and was followed by !
Dr. Timmerman, candidate for Lieu- '
tenant Governor. The good natured I
doctor didn't have a picnic, but the 1
crowd.thought it did. They compared ;
his face to all the things in this world \
and the next. I
Up to this time, however, there had
been no confusion and little excitement.
It commenced when Governor
Tillman was introduced. His introduction
was the signal for a rumpus
and an uproar. It was like flaunting
a red rag in a bull's face. The Governor's
few friends cheered'for him un
til hoarse, but hundreds hissed him,
hundreds howled at him and jeered
their disapprobation of his appearance.
Chairman Xinloch made an appeal
for order but it was as ineffectual as if
he had been talking to the moon.
After waiting a good while Governor
Tillman began by sayiDg it was
the fifth time he had spoken to the
people of Charleston and each time
had tried to beat some common sense
into their heads.
This was followed by coufusion
worse than confounded. Above the
uproar and the hisses Governor Tillman's
voice rang out that one time
while here a drum had beat and the
crowd had run away like cowards.
A running fire of questions was kept
up at the Governor. He told the
crowd that he knew they didn't like
him and he didn't care a snap of his i
finger for their love. Charleston, he i
said, was cat o? from the balance of <
the State in progress and sympathy and i
could go to the devil in its own way, 1
but that it should not take the State J
along with It J
Another boisterous uproar eDsued
and the crowd howled like coyotes. Of 1
course, the Governer couldn't make a
speech and didn't try. The srang yelled i
for something about the Dispensary I
and the Governor gave them all they <
wanted on this subject. Amid min- <
?led groans and hisses and jeers he
3aid the Legislature had passed the '
DJsj.finsary law and by all that was
?????l.nijajiftintp.nrigd to epforpeit. <
He said the law was c'Ottrfng Bucr: Hefi
was going to enforce It and the crowd
could not help themselves. This bold ]
defiance was met by curses and every 1
conceivable noise. i
The Governor took a hand primary <
on the Dispensary and there were some i
votes each way, about evenly' divided,
but the vast maj ority difrnot vote. The
Governor next took a primary as to the ]
Senatorship and the votes, not over
fifteen in number, were about evenly 1
Annthor nnrnar and storm of veils 1
and hisses ensued when the Governor i
3aid he was going to enforce the Dis- 4
pensary law by metropolitan police. )
The confusion was intensified.
When the Governor replied to the ]
question of a man about the Darlington
war by saying: "I gues3 you are ,
one of the militia that perjured itself
by not going to D Arlington." Gover- 1
uor Tillman said a drum could be I
3tarted and would scare all the fools
away. (Violent uproar,) Above the i
noise Governor Tillman was heard ask- $
Ing how it was going to sound when c
the News and Courier had to announce <
that Tillman had been howled down in
Charleston where the people boasted of '
their chivalry and courtesy. ]
The crowd continued its howling and i
the Governor said he would give them i
a parting shot. The parting shot was <
the announcement that "we are going 1
to have the Dispensary whether you I
want it or not .and in spite of vou, and I
I am going to eniorue it.
The crowd had disgraced itself and '
made nothing off Governor Tillman. ;
Gar. Bntler was next introduced. "I I
wouJd say," said he, "if I didn't know
the Governor so well, that he has had i
3ome of his dispensary whiskey."
At this juncture the first stampede
ensued. It wa3 caused by a police- <
man's collaring a man in the crowd.
In an instant all was contusion. The i
crowd swarmed everywhere and yelled ]
Gen. Butler said he had stood where <
the shots fell thick and fast, and there
were not enough mcn in Charleston to i
frighten him. He was goiDg to talk to i
the people if he had to remain till mid- :
"I have never been able to understand
Go/ernor Tillman's intense hatred
of the people of Charleston or the
bitterness of his resentment against the
city. So long as it is personal, no great
harm can come of it, but when he uses
the great powers of his office, which he i
should exercise impartially and justly, i
Wnmiw QnW in'firo PhorioQtnn
Luuppieos, LiaiLJ auu mjuiv vsu<*...wvvu,
he commits an unpardonable and grievous
"About the only offense of which J
Charleston appears to have been guilty i
is a determination to protect her rights ;
of local self-government and her own "
rights and interests. She mav also have
been guilty of the unforgiveable sin of 1
denying to Governor Tillman the quali- 1
ty of moral, social and political infalli- '
bility, and taking him down from the 1
sublimated heights where his disinterested
followers had placed him and re- i
quiring him to live and have his being i
on the same plane with ordinary mortals.
Gen. Butler bantered Tillman for not ,
makiDg his attack on JugdeSimonton <
wnere his friends and neighbors were.
"I am ready to do it, now," shouted
the Governor from his seat.
Gen, Uutler replied that ,the old soldiers
in the crowd knew what tbat
meant. When Tillman had a cbance
to fire his gun he didn'i stoot. He had 1
spoken and then he had gone under
Demagogues, blatant and unpatriotic,
have created prej udice in the interior
against Charleston. I predict that
Governor Tillman win go inio me
country and tell the farmers that Charleston
howled him down and try to
make political capital out of it, (Voices:
That's it,) when he himself provoked it
by insulting you almost with his first
breath. (Cheers for Butler.)
When he talks about the Charleston
ring he forgets that this State and the
newspapers are ringing with charges
that there was a ring In the funding of
the State debt.
This riled the Governor, and coming
forward, he said: "You give me three
minutes and I will say the last word of
it right here."
Confusion cofounded ensued and the
Governor went back to his seat.
Gen. Butler then read a brief of all
the transactions in the funding of the
State debt. The foregoing statement
suggest the following inquiries:
1. How much of the appropriation of
S8.0C0 was expended in the funding
transaction, and for what?
2 IIow much of the funds of the
linking fund commission was expend
ed. and for what?
> **T? 4Ua(MO< 1?f ??
o, nuu reccivru tucgi^iuijWi
4 If paid to Mr. Ilhind and his associates
as appears to be the fact who
were bis associates?
5 Whom did Mr. Rhind represent,
and to whom was he to look for compensation.
6. What was Mr. llhind's financial
standing? Was it such as to justify
his employment in so grave and Important
a Jioancial transaction involving
so much to the taxpayers of the
It is claimed that the funding of the
State debt was a great achievement in
view of the existence of a distressing
panic. I would not rob anybody of the !
credit properly due them, but I must
say that in my opinion the conditions
were not favorable for funding the
State debt It was true iheLeglaisture '
had armed the commission with the
fullest powers. The entire property of !
the people of the State was mortgaged :
to secure the debt. Millions of dollars
were locked up awaiting investments I
in good interest bearing securities.
Grovernment bonds were drawing only
} npr rpnt. interest, (reoriria had re- '
funded her debt at 3 per cent, and our
Donds ought to have been floated at par
and at the highest 4 per cent If they
had been floated at that rate of interest
without cost to the State you can
readily calculate a saving there would
have been duriDg the life time of the
oonds, theirty years, 1 believe. One-half
per cent, on $5,250,000 for thirty years
would have saved a good round sum to
toe taxpayers. I am credibly informed
that some of your leading banks here
took $2,000,000 of the bonds and paid
par for them, which is a pretty good
indication of their value.
Gen. Butler was heartily applauded
when he declared that he had never
lone anything to divide the people.
Secretary of State Tlndall was the
aext speaker. He was well received
and made a good speech. After Mr. |
Tindal came "John Gary Evans. He
was greeted with cheers and hisses.
He said he didn't mind the rattle*
make hisses, but it was a humiliating
spectacle. He cherished no malice
igainst them and when in the Governar's
chair he would pardon every one
Df them because they did not know 1
what they were doiDg. All the blind
Mies had congregated here under St.
Voice?"How much do you weigh
when you are fat ?"
Mr. Kirby Tupper asked Mr. Evans 1
if it was true that be had been paid
51,000 for protecting the palmetto brew- ,
;ry and that he had gotten a royalty '
m the sal9 of the beer.
"No, it's a lie," replied Evans; and
rupDer called for three cheers for him.
Erans also said it was an infernal lie,
ibout his having gotten S15.0C0 for asnetlllfft
in tfao St.ftf P iiORdfl.
He declared that the (^arlestorpeo?"
pie would not support their own insti
;ution.?, but invested their money out- ,
side of the State. That was not patriate
and the young men ought to stamp
Voice?"Shut up." j
"1 am here to say what I believe and ,
pou have sot to swallow it."
Voice?"Tell us about the Black district."
Evans?Your own Congressman told
ae that it was easier to carry it this 1
way than if it had been left as if it was
'What'e his name?" asked KirbyTupDer.
"William H. Brawley," replied
"It's a lie," shouted Tapper over and ,
Evans replied that if Topper wanted
;o call him a lie to come at him when 1
le was off the stand.
Tupper bounded forward and was
Baking for the stand when he was |
grabbed by a policeman and a half
lozen irienas ana rusnea dhck iihu tuts
Evans continued. '-Yon know me.
Cupper, and I know you, and you know (
[ will slap your face so damn quick you
von't know it. If that man wanted to ,
3ght, let him come to me somewhere '
3lse. It is fashionable to call men liars
ihese days when they are on tbe stand,
but it is no evidence of anything but
Evans thanked the crowd for their
'kind attention," whereupon there was
isort of ''hell-broke-loose-in-Georsria"
Comptroller EUerbe got some rousing
cheers as he was introduced. He
wanted those who thought his record
was all right to vote for him for Gov- ,
arnor, and those who did not could
vote for his cousin John Gary. (Cries
of "OX no!") Evans had pitched into :
him at'Bonneau's where he thought he
bad a lot of friends, but played the
dunghill today in not repeating it here.
He tben cracked some jokes at JohnDie's
expense, getting cheers from the
crowd. His remarks about Clevelend
not being in sympathy with the producing
classes of the South and West
met with assent from a score of
ir 51arr?y Drowned.
Anderson, July 7.?Mej. E. B.
Murray was drowned this afternoon in a
small pond in front of his house. He
and bis daughter, Felicia. Miss Mary
Pceer, aud Miss Helen Sloan were in
bathins. Afar being in about an hour
M?j. Murray carried a boat out aear the
rtf tli/i tv n/1 f,ip r>n? r>f t-.hft cnnna
LLliUU'C/ V/A bUV ]/ uu v/w w j ^
Ladies to dive from. She uived and
swam ashore. Wbile standing oq shore
Lhe party noticed Mr. Murray straggling
[n the water at some distance irom lhe
DDat. His daughter asked it she must
:ome to him. He shook his head. She
then went to hiro, along with Miss Preer.
Maj ?r Murray caught hold of each of
the young ladies and would have pulled
them under but that they caught hold of
the boat. Tbev called for help, but beiore
any assistance arrived Major Murray
saukin water about ten feet deep.
The news fpread very rapidly and a
larse crowd soon gathered, found the
body and after several efforts brought
it up, and carried it to the shore. Drs.
Harris, Wilhite and Freison were soon
at work exerting every tll'jrt to resusciate
him, but after working more ibao
an hour they found no signs ofiife. The
body was in the water about twenty
minutes. It is thought by the doctors
that h#> waa attacked bv cramr> or ver
ti*o. Toe death of Major Morray causes
great sorrow and gloom here. He was
one of the leading men of the State and
had done much bard work for them. He
wa3 for a cumber of years Rapresentative
and Sjcator from this county and always
took an active Dart in those bodies. He
was ia his forty-second year. Further
particulars cannot be obtained tonight, j
The funeral will take place Monday: 1
CONVENTION WILL BE HELD
The Sleet lag of the Reform Execn ive
Columbia, S. C., July 11.?The State
Reform Executive Committee met yesterday
at noon in the Senate Chamber,
Chairman Sligh presiding, with fall
The entire business transacted by
the committee is comprised io the resolutions
adopted almost unanimously
by the committee and given herewith.
The point upoo which there was
most 3erious deliberation was that as
to whether the August convention
shoald be called off;this question, however,
was favored by only three members
of the committee. Messrs. Kirk
land, Glenn and Earle, Mr. Ktrkland
alone speaking in behalf of the general
primary. There was a most patient
bearing accorded this small minority
sentiment and the committee placed
itself in possession of all the arguments,
pro and con, before taking ac*
tlon.The only change from the original
plan is that the convention Is called to
take place two days later in order that
the.canvasss may be ctynpleted, thereby
giving every candidate an opportunity
to address voters in every coonty.
The following is the address and res
To the Reform Voters of South Carolina:
At a meeting of the State Reform
executive committee held this day the
cinders1 gned members thereof were delegated
to prepare a statement of the
p-oceedlngs of the said committee that
the Reform Voters throughout the
Stat? may act uniformly in expressing
their choice of the candidates for the
different State offices, which will b3
subject to the action of the Democratic
primary to be held on the 28th day of
The following are the resolutions:
Firs*. That a convention for the suggestion
of candidates for Governor and
Lieutenant Governor be held in Columbia.
S. C? on the 16-.h day of August,
1894, at 12 o'clock m.
Second: That said convention be
composed of delegates elected by con
ventions to be held in each county on
Monday, the 13 th day of August, 1894,
each county to be entitled to double as
many delegates as it has representatives
in both houses of the Ganeral
Third. That the county conventions*
aforesaid be composed of delegates
elected by the various Keform clubs in
th3 county, each club to send one delegate-at-large
and one delegate for
every twenty-five members or majority
fraction thereof. In those counties
where there are no distinct Reform
clubs the Reform members of each
club shall be called by the executive
Reform committeeman to meet at the
usual place of meeting and elect delegates
as aforesaid to the county convention:
Provided that in the cities
of Charleston and Columbia the number
of Reform clubs and polling pre- <
cincts shall be left to the discretion of
the members of the State executive
committee. For the purpose of said
election the clubs aforesaid shall be
called to meet on the 11th day of August,
1894. At such meeting no member
shall participate except such as
voted for the Reform delegates in the
August primary of 1892 and all others
who will pledge themselves to abide
by and support the ticket suggested by
the State Reform convention of 1894.
- all Rpform candidates
for State offices, ""ThcltRPrrg^ lattruaul
commissfonersjahall publicly announce
their candidacy, ana shall file with the
chairman of the State Reform committee
a pledge to abide by and to support
the nominees of said convention.
That said pledge shall be filed as aforesaid
on or before the 25th day of July,
1894. No vote for any candidate shall
be counted in the State convention
who has not complied with the foregoing
Fifth. That in holding the primary
elections in each Reform club provided
for. to take place on the 11th day of
August, 1894, each club is to provide
managers for holding said election.
The committee adopted the follow
Resolved, That this committee.suggest
to the county Reform conventions
to be held on the 13tb day of August,
1894, when they elect delegates to the
State convention, to also instruct said
delegates whether or not to vote for
tbo nominating of a full set of State
officers, Including the office of railroad
This committee take pleasure in
commending to the consideration of
the people of the State the address issued
by the special committee on the
1th of April, 1894.
J. TnoMAS Austin,
J. 1L Glenn,
J. R. Earle,
H. A. Deal,
J. C. OTTS,
The following 13 a list of the committeemen
in attendance upon the
Abbeville, I. H. McCalla; Aiken, J:
T. Gaston; Anderson, J. M. Glenn;
Barnwell, A. H. Patterson; Berkeley,
J. B.Morrison; Charleston, W. Gibbes
Whaley; Chester, T. J. Cunningham;
Chesterfield, E. U". Bedfearn; Colleton,
L. E. Parler; Clarendon, Louis Appelt;
Darlington, E. L. Gray; Edgefield, J.
M. Gaines; FairfieW, J. W. Lyles; Florence,
J. S. McCall; Greenville, J, T.
Austin; Georgetown. J. H. Datyens;
Hampton, W. H. Mauldin; Horry, J.
M. Stalvey; Kershaw, T. J. Kirkland;
Lancaster, E. P. Lingle; Laurens, J. A.
Jones; Marlboro, J. P. Breeden; Marion,
J. M. Rodgers; Newberry, J. A.
Sligb; Oconee, J. R. Earle; Orangeburg,
J. W. Stokes; Pickens, W. T. Bowen;
Richland, H. A. Deal; Spartanburg, T.
L. Gintt; Sumter, H. R. Thomas;
Union, J. C. Otts;.Williamsburg, IVm.
Cooper; York, J. C. Wilborn.
The committee adjourned last night
at 11 o'clock.
A Fatal Fall,
Savannah, Ga., July 8.?Supt. J.
Glascock Mays of the Southern Express
Company, with headquarters in Atlanta,
died today at the Savannah Hospital from
the effects of the shock recieved by a fall
from a third story window of the Tvbee
Hotel last night about 9:30. Mr. Miys
had jast eDiered his room and was about
to retire. He was sitting in the window
leaning backward in his chuir. The sill
was very close to the fbor and in raising
he lost his balance and fell out. Mr.
Mays, was bruised on almost every part
of his body. He fell on his right leg and
the bone was shattered at the knee by
contact with the plank walk on which
he fell. He received several gashes on
the head and face and was badly bruised
about the forehead and eyes. He was
rational last night when brought to
Savannah and it was at that time tbat
h* ha/1 a pood chance for recovery. He
sank rapidly this mcraing and was unconscious
some hoars before his death
which occurred at 10 o'cIock. The oody
was taken to Atlanta toaight and will be
boned there Tuesday morning. Mr.
Mays started with the Southern Express
Company as messenger and worked his
way ap to division superintendent. He
his been with the company 28 years and
was regarded as one of the best men m
HARD TO PLEASE.
MEMBERS OF THE REFORM PARTY
DIFFER AS TO A POLICY.
The K v Men Jubilant, |b at the Ellerb*
Men Ejae?Sortie Strong Talk Indulged
Iq?The Alliance aid ths Senatorial
f-n-r TT.m< . C r\ T.-.1 to 1H.O ?/.
VVLUJIDIA, O. VJ, O UIJ ly. JLU.C M'
tion of the Reform executive committee
at its recent meeting in refusing to
call off the State Convention to nominate
a candidate for Governor is not
givin? general satisfaction as the articles
published balow will amply prove.
The following is clipped from the Register
A prominent out of town Reformer
talking on the political situation yesterday
and referring incidentally to the
action of the Reform committee in
making only a partial change in the
plan for a Reform primary, said that a
growing discontent was manifest
among the farmers at the prominence
a certain influence within the faction
was taking in the management of affairs.
The farmer's Interests, he said
were being relegated to the rear by
this influence, and lawyers and wirepullers
have assumed the entire CDn- ,
trol and conductof things. A few men
who have gained power and place by
their association with the Beform f-m
movement are now seeking to snbvert
the interests of tbe people to the furtherance
of their own nolitical amrran
dizement The band that manipulates
the caucus and the club is becoming
bolder and bolder and throws it in the
face of the farmer that there is no man
in their own ranks capable of filling
the duties of high positsons and responsibility.
"Are we," he said, "to be
set back where we stood before 1890
by the very men who have been bnt
the recipients of our favor? The peopie
of So nth Carolina in 1890 set the ~ v-3
seal of their condemnation on ring and
caucus government and those men
will reckon without their hoet when
they undertake to leave the farmer unconsulted
in the choice of a leader and
to foist upon them any man that a
rtf lawvprn sditora. officeholders
and wire pullers may choose to select."
The views of this gentlemen were
somewhat pronounced and the emphatic
nature of his leaves no doubt that he
meant what he said. He was not alone
in these sentiments or expressions and
others who were in the city yesterday,
and the day before, talked in the same
On the other hand, there were many
who seemed to take the opposite view
of the case and in their conversation
the wisdom of the committee in making
no material change was heartily approved
of. The choice of the majority
of the Eeformers, they say, will give
entire satisfaction to all except a few
disappointed office seeks and the ranks A
of Estorm will be as solid as ever when jM
the time comes to support the nominee. ^k m
It is useless to disguise the fact, how*
ever, that a considerable amount of un- A
easiness exists among many of the Be- ^k
formers as to the outcome and time
alone will prov.i whether the views of dk H
the first party quoted are correct or ^
The Sta^e, or lutS' ttty,
sue of this date: S
The action of the Stato Reform com- fl
mittee has caused quite a little stir in
political circles. Tne Evens men are V
rery jubilant and don't hesitate to ex* M
prCSS liUCU UCilKut cau ui? w ww^
have gained. The Eilerbe men, oa the
other hand, while they keep a stiff upper
lip seem to be pretty blue.
The Eilerbe men openly charge
that Governor Tillman had ms I
hand in the pie and* assisted Iff
in carrying the Evans scheme "
through. The Alliancemen say too,
that if Governor Tillman wishes to
risk his own chances by taking Evans
on to his coat-tails and imposing a
lawyer upon themffor Governor, he can
go ahead. Many think that the Alliance
is a dead cock in the pit, but the
Alliance's time is coming, they say. '
All kinds of harsh talk is hurled at
State Chairman Sligh. Some of the Eltarho
men savs that he is responsible
for the action of the committee. They
say that there is no doubt that the
committee is composed of a majority
of Ellerbe men, who, under other
circumstances, would certainly have c
called the convention off. They say
that Chairman Sligh got in his fine
work by calliag the committee together
and not telling aDy of the members
before they came what they were to
do. They came here and had previously
been instructed to carry oat the
Colleton idea by their counties. The
change was spruog upon them and
nearly all voted against the change cn
- ???J fkcl* /innnHM hfl/1
I LIB gruuuu beau buui wiwhvw _
given them bo instructions contrary to
those originally received.
The EUerbae men say, however, that * ?
he has no fear of the consequences,
even now. Thev say that the counties
in which the Evans machine has been
organized and may be regarded safe
for Evans are not more than seven or
eight and that Ellerbe will have 'an
equal showing with him in the organization
of ail the other counties.
Pope and Tindal are generally regarded
as out of the race now.
Eat there is going to be a meeting
* OCrt. mnnfh
over 3D A1&6QUU MIC 4uuu ui wild wvuwi
which may change the political outlook
somewhat Some of the Alliancemen
seem to be very mich disgusted with
Governor Tillman as an Allanceman.
The meeting referred to Is to be the
annual meeting of the State Farmer's
Alliance. It is said that the meeting
is going to be the most eventful and
interesting one that this body has ever
held. The statement is made that the
Ailiance intends to pass resolutions
urging all Alliancemen In the State, ?
and farmers who are not members of
the Alliance, to support men for the
Legisl ature in their respective counties
who stand flat-footed for all the Alliance
demands and obligate themselves . > |
to vote for such a man for the United f : s
CfotM Hanota Tf this hfl done, thft
uwavcg ? ? ? j
Alllencsmen cannot of course vote for
either Tillman or Butler men for the
Legislature and that third candidate
who has been so much talked of m
the last week or two may makp his
appearance. It remains to l>e seen ?"?
therefore whether Governor Tillman is
really bigger than the Alliance cr not.
The above summary of the political
manoeuvres now going on is based entirely
upon talk heard in political circles
J At tempi at K abbar*.
Savannah, GaM Jaly 7.?This
morning three men apoeared at the !?
fice of the Southern Express Company
at 4 o'clock and pretended that they
wanted to send a package. The clerk ?
told them they were too soon. The
strangers crew lueix jnstuio auu w?u,
Tbe clerk returned the fire. The men
ran up Whitaker street and escaped.
Later in the day three dynamite fosea -~~ -S
were fount' in the suburb* ot the city
left by three men answering the
description of the early morning