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IH^XLYIII. WINNSBORO, S. ., WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1894. NO, 50.
ELLERBE AND EVANS GETTING DOWN
TO HARD WORK.
Governor Tillman S?ya ?be Gcberna'orlal
Candidates Nf-cd Not Fxptcr any Help
from Him?Senator Butler Miking ?
Barnwell, S. C., July 17.?Newspaper
correspondents had to hustle for
""" awhile today to keep up with some of
the speakers. The reason for this was
that new firecrackers were lit and ex
ploded. For several weeks, except occasionally,
the press gang has found it
monotonous killing time during the
speeches. Nearly every man thrashes
the same old straw and the reporters
^ know it all by heart. They do not
bother with anything except whatever
new matter may have lodged in a candidate's
head over night. In other
H?. words, it is a good deal like milking a
M cow. The milk is the same each time,
I Hbut there is always a little cream to j
B fckim. It is the cream which the pencil
W&hovers look out for. Well, cream was I
plentiful here today.
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|f cists with prayer and Chairman Doncan
Bellinger asked for a respectful
and attentive hearing for each speaker.
The first candidate introduced was
Superintendent Mayield. That speaker
told his hearers what ha3 been accomplished
in an educational way in the
last few years?naming the building of
? Clemson Collegae and the erection of
the Woman's College, together with
the improvements in the public school
system. Mr. Mayfield told of the law
passed by the last Legislature permitting
each school district to levy an extra
tax to sustain its sohools. The
cities and towns, he said, have voted
this tax and are giving their children
^ educational advantages. The people in
^^^^pjthe country have the same law to
Thar Mn vote this SDeCial
and under the law, each taxpayer can
m Sk tell the County Treasurer what school
I I lie wants the money to go and. can
[ have it sent there. Mr. Ma; field was
I WF G. Walt Whitman, who followed,
H said he could tell that the audience was
Bp composed of true- blue Reforders by
wBr the "visages of their forefronts'' and
fK by the sparkle of their eyes. He claimMm
ed that the Reformers have not done
W their duty by the public schools of the
* State. This was because the recommendations
of Governor Tillman have
no? been carried out and the representatives
of the people have been misrepresentatives.
He said the1 public
school children get ?2.50 a year each
and the students of the South Carolina
College get over ?500 each. "Brother"
Whitman declared that Superintend
ent Mayfield has developed into a wonderful
lover of the South Carolina College.
If he was not mistaken Mayfield
baft-always been against the college
until he (Whitman) began to attack
/ it. Whitman said tte amount which
keach student costs at lhe college is
sufficient to pay all a man's expenses
to Europe and back and give him several
month's schooling. Whitman
scored his opponent a little more severely
than usual. While doiDg this
there were shouts for Mayfield.
General Ricbbourg spoke third. He
said he was a candidate for Adjutant
General because the military service in
the State is in a bad fix. The speaker
said that he had given his services to
his State for thirty-three years. His
young friend Watts was not Assistant
Adjutant General, as there is no such
ct5ce in the State. He was merely a
cierk. There seems to be a plan to ask
General Richbourg at each meeting if
he was not a candidate on the Haskell
ticket. The question was again put to
him today and he answered that he
was, but tuat his position was defined
a few days ago. This explanation
nrtnMnHoa lion oral "Rlrhhn Tire's
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speech, was received with applause and
several cheers were given for him.
Colcnel Watts followed bis opponent
making a brief speech. He was given
considerable applause. Colonel Watts
is developing as a speaker. He no
longer appears ill at ease, but is free
Candidate Yeldell spoke for votes for
Railroad Commissioner. He was asked
if he would look out for the Carolina
and Midland (Mike Brown's) Road and
he promised that he would. He put
himself on record as being in favor of
separate coaches for the races. He was
also in favor of reducing first class passenger
fare from 3% to 3 cents a mile.
A He. didn't see why railroads in this
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JB they only charge 3 cents in other
Railroad Commissioner Sligh next
made a dash for votes. The crowd
asked him as they asked the other
speakers, to be short and sweet, ?s they
didn't want to hear anjbody but Tillman.
Mr. Sligh said he had been in office
only one term and didn't believe the
people would turn him out now. The
present Railroad Commission has made
no radical cbaDges in affairs, but will
A reduce passenger rates if the roads can
^ ?-stand it. Mr. Sligh closed with some
^Elierbe led the procession of the gubernatorial
races today. He came on the
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the trim racer from Aiken at the very
outset. This is said to be one of Evans's
counties, but tbe Swamp Fox did
not mind this and before he finished
be had made a strong impression and
was frequently and even vociferously
cheered. Some ef those who at first
i began to question him ceased and
^ cheered many of his manly, open statements.
General Ellerbe requested to be allowed
time for a personal explanation.
He read from the Laurensville Herald,
which, he said, was Evan's organ,
something about the treachery of the
Shell-McLauria-Ellerbe crowd. After
reading this General Ellerbe said:
"Fellow citizens, I have lived in
South Carolina, all my life and 1 was
. never before charged with treachery.
While I am not a lighter no man will
dare come to my lace and say 1 am a
traitor. 1 have been a Reformer from
the time Tillman made his first speech
at Bennettsville until now. I have
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Deen HIS personal, puauuu emu jwim
friend. I ask him if he has ever doubted
my loyalty to tbe movement 1 take
it that no man who charges another
with treachery will do so unless he has
the proof. I challenge any man to
produce proof that I have been treach*
erous. 1 have been misrepresented by
G&ntt in the Piedmont Headlight. He
said that I was in favor of a snap shot
convention. 1 wish to state here, and
in the presence of Governor Tillman,
that before anything was said about a
^ convention I went to Tillman, as the
recognized leader, and asked his advice
and his views. He told me he was in
favor of an early convention, but afterward
changed his mind.
"I am charged, fellow citizens, with1
having held a Sunday caucus at Spartanburg
a:.'ter the meeting there. Now,
the facts ?re these: Atter the meetiDg
a few of us remained over in Spartanburg.
It was a rainy day and Captain
Shell. General McLaurin, Colonel Neal.
mys*lf anJ others went into the parlors
and had a talk. The name cf no man
was mentioned there for Governor and
the only thing discussed was the Dispensary.
Shell and McLaurin, in answer
to a direct question of Colonel
Xeal's, both said that_they would sup
port and worK ror Tinman ior me
United States Senate. The fact is that
Captain Shell was in Spartanburg to
work up a boom for G3neral McLiurin
"I have been slandered and misrepresented
on all sides and it bas been said
that I wa-i the candidate of a factioD.
"Now, fellow citizen?, I am goiDg to
tell jou something I vexy much dislike.
I am going to tell you whose candidate
I am. At a meeting of several Alliance
and Reform leaders, Governor Tillman
among th em, thev asked me to make
the Gght for Governor, Tillman himself
joining in the request. 1 c onsented,
although I told tnem that my health
was bad and that it would be better to
take some other good farmer and put
nim up. Governor Tillman said that
we must have a farmer for Governor
by all means."
About this time General Ellerbee
was several times interrupted by a
man asking him;
"How about the Conservatives sup
porting you?" This question was several
times repeated and General E'lerbe
finally answered in this way:
"I don't know why they ana supporting
me if they are doing so.but 1 would
rather have the good will of a dog than
the bad will. (Cheers.) But I will say
this: If they are supporting me thinking
L am a compromise candidate they
are badly mistaken. (Loud cheers and
applause.) If I am elected Governor
or if I am sent to the sand hills of
Marion I will still remain loyal to the
Reform cause. (Vociferous applause.)
I will say further that if Evansis nominated
for Governor; if Tlndal is nominated
or Pope nominated, I will support
with all my energy the nominee."
(Cheers and applause for the speaker.)
This strong reply struck the crowd
forcibly and there was no f urther attempt
to cast an imputation on EUerbe.
Continuing his personal remarks,
General EJlerbe said: "There is a disposition
to change the Farmers movement
into a Lawyer's movement. I do
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everything. All classes and interests
should be represented. Thu lawyers
have the most now." General Ellerbe
proceeded to show that lawyers now
draw from the State treasury $54,600 a
year and all the other clisses only
"$22,300. He asked if this wis just and
General Ellerbe next reir.d a paragraph
from the Laurensville Herald to
the effect that when he (Ellerbe) was at
the Spartanburg meeting he was a
great advocate of the Dispensary law,
but since be had been a candidate he
had barely mentioned the Dispensary.
General Ellerbe declared that in a
dozen counties he has talked, tbe Dispensary,
and if I am elected Governor,
fellow citizens, I will have the Dispensary
law enforced to the letter. (Loud
applause.) My record in the lights
with the railroads and the banks shows
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carry out the law in spite of all opposi
General Ellerbe lollowed this with a
hot discussion of the Dlspeasary, saying
that it is the only solution of the
saloon: He declared that prohibition
is impracticable. Toward t:ie close he
started to say that if he was elected
"You will be," said a voice, amid
General Ellerbe had devotsd the best
part of his time to his personal remarks
and not many minutes wer-3 left him,
but he talked on national issues, saying,
with loud applause, that if Cleveland's
policy is continued it will make
the rich richer and the poor poorer.
General Ellerbe wound up by saying
that the people had tried one moss
back farmer for Governor and are
guiug uj Liy auvuia.
Voice -''Yes, and we den t want any
There was various witty sallies by
the crowd. At first some of them were
intended to annoy General Ellerbee,
but he raade such a strong speech that
the mea who were engaged in this
stopped and applauded the speaker.
SENATOR EVANS IN K3PLY.
Of coarse hot stuff was expected
from Senator Evans when his time
came. General Ellerbe had jumped on
lawyers too hard for the Senator to remam
quiet. The Aiken Game Cock
was warmly welcomed by his many
friends. Barnwell adjoins Aiken and
the Game Cock is popular here.
Senator Evans began by saying that
he "was prepared to answer any ding at
himself or his people. His cousin Wil
lie says he (Willie) would De elected if
there W3s not a ring. There is no ring,
Evans said, except a hancs all round
ring of the people. It wa;. doing the
Reform movement no good to be making
such charges. Willie has simply
lost his candy. (Laughter and cheers.)
Hs says he Is going to mai e me a Trial
Justice when he is elected Governor.
Voice?"I believe he wil! do it."
Evans?But he won't ge-; the chance.
Willie has been sucking the public tit
for four years and has jotten over
S8.000. Now we are trying to choke
Evans exclaimed dranatically?"I
won't malign any man in the Reform
movement I have been going over the
State for years making spoecnes to me
people and spending money out of my
pocket, and I've never belore asfeed a
Willie talks to the Alliance and advises
them to do such and such things.
More Alliances have endorsed me for
Governor than any other candidate*
Later in bis discussion Evans charged
that Ellerbe was not ev^n a member
of the Alliance and had been turned
Ellerbe asked Evacs to allow him to
explain this and Evans consented.
Ellerbe said that he was one of the
first members of the Alliance in his
county, lie was then farming. He had
afterwards gone into the mercsntile
business and under the rules of the Alliance,
had to drop bi3 membership.
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?ne .Auiance, uuwevei, u?u. cauuuw
his business and he had saved the farm
ers SoO.OOO a year.
When this explanation was made Evans
turned and said:
"You see, fellow citizens, he quit the
Alliance to make money out of it."
Voice?"You want to make some too
The audience laughed heartily at this
and there were mingled ciLs for Ellerbe
Senator Evans said that before he
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would set up nere ana appeal iu luo
prejudices of the people and try to array
class against class I would quit the
race for Gov" -ior. I would not attempt
to put the lteform movement on
such a narrow minded basis. It is in
bad taste for any man to try and get up
such a feeling. It is absurd to tale
about shutting a man out, because he
is not a farmer. Any man can be loyal
to the Reform cause no matter what
' his profession or calling. Vou are iigbt??
ing for measures and not men. You
wiil vote for the man who will do you
thp most good.
Voice?"We are going to vote for
As to Ellerbe's charge that the lawyers
a;e eating all the pap, Evans said
that the Legislature had not elected a
lawyer -0 a position except when one
was'n^ded. Evans proceeded to tell
his 4,tater" story on Ellerbe and said
EUerbe is now trying to get the wbole
bank of potatoes.
Voice?"I'll bet he will cret a tater."
Evans asserted that no "class of as en
have been truer to the Reform movement
than the lawyers who belong to i<\
I have no apologies to make because I
am a lawyer.
Evans said that Ellerbe bad shovn
bad taste in jumping on him at the
Ellerbe: "Ob, I just touched you up
Evans told of the insults showered
on him at the Charleston meeting and
of how he had acted. The audience
cheered him lustily, and one man
"You ought to have had some of us
wool hats down there to clean out that
Evans said that it ill-becomes any
man to try to show that he (Evans) had
not been loyal to the Reform movement.
Voice: "You will be Governor."
Evans said be had been drawn into
this personal controversy against his
will. The people do not want it and do
not care a snap about it. They want
to hear measures discussed.
Senator Evans concluded with a
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ry, In line with what he has said elsewhere.
Commenting on the constable
feature Evans said these officers were
called "Tillman spies."
Voice: "They will be Evans spies
Evans: "Yes and we are going to
have them." (Applause.)
j The crowd was universally for the
Dispensary, and backed Evans up in
Secretary Tindal's speech was not out
of the ordinary. It was a conservative
talk, full of good advice. One thing
can be said of Mr. Tindal: He never
leaves an audience without making
friends. Mr. Tindal entreated his
friends not to aepart irom iterorm
principles. He said that he had rather
sed the people united than to be Governor.
Head vised the fai mers to hold
on to their organization, the Alliance.
Two thirds of the crowd did not want
to hear anybody except Tillman, and
when he was introduced a perfect
wnirlwlnd of cheers and applause burst
on the air. The shower which had
threatened to distribute itself earlier in
the day got itself in shape about time
the Governor got ready and there was
a race between them to see which
would get there first. The shower won
and the Governor finished with the rain
coming down hard. The Governor was
bareheaded and an umbrella was held
Somebody yelled to the Governor to
give Butler bricks. The Governor answered
thas he had made Butler tired
of throwing bricks.
Governor Tillman said that before he
began he would have to touch on some
questions raised by Evans and Ellerbe.
Voice: "Evans will be Governor."
The Governor said he was in a deli
cate position. lie was somewhat in
the position cf a man with two wives,
eacn one ciaimiDg 10 ue iue ngm. war.
He was glad that he possessed two such
strong friends as Evans and Eilerbe,
but neither could say that he was his
(Tillman's) candidate for Governor.
"You have got your eyes open," said
the Governor, "and after they go round
you can decide between them."
The Governor continued: "Eilerbe
says that I was in favor of an early
convention. He is mistaken. I was in
favor of a convention, but not in favor
of an early convention."
The Governor told whv ha was in
favor of a convention. He said that
an effort was made last week to put
that convention off but it had failed.
It would not have been right to have
changed front in the face of the enemy.
The Governor said that he had nothing
to do with the caucus which had
decided on the convention and was not
present at It. "I will exonerate Eilerbe,"
said the Governor, "from being
present at any caucuses in Columbia
so far as I know."
"As to briDgingout a candidate for
Governor, I will simply state this:
Since last fall there has been a demand
for a farmer for Governor. I never
have claimed that this is a class movement.
When Ellerbe mentioned this
matter to me, I asked him to name the
farmers who were proposed for Governor.
He named several. I told him
none of them would do. I asked:
"Why don't you run?' He said his
health was bad. I told him if he ran I*
would hold hands off."
Voice: ''I am going to vote for
Tillman: "Well, if you are it is all
right, but don't say he is my candidate
or that Elierbs is mine. Vote for whichever
you think is *.he best man. I will
be satisfied with either."
Tillman guyed liutler about his new
name (Uncles) for the Reformer?. He
was now claiming bin with them to
get their votes."
Voice: "We are Tillman's uncles."
The Governor then proceeded to tell
who the antis were. The amis had
dressed in silks and satins before 1890
and had discriminated against some of
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taexr uepuewo. mcoc u0t<uvnu
tiDally kicked against the way their
antis were dividing out the property
and rebelled. Now the poor antis have
no silks and are in h bad fix. This
humorous story of the Governor was
met with shouts of applause.
The Governor did not forget to say
something about Butler. He jumped
on Butler for spending last night at
Allendale?"that nest." a3 the Governor
calls it?instead of coming to
During the last ten minutes of the
Governor's speech it had been raining
hard. The crowd, however, like those
which had stood in the rain elsewhere,
would have stood there until not a dry
shred was left on a man to hear Till
Senator Butler was introduced with
the water failing in torrents. Colonel
Mixson held an umbrella over him.
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jl unoersianci ui(?t tut? ocuaLyi. a
some pretty junicy things to say to
Tillman if the rain bad not shut him
off. I expect that he will turn them
loose at Aiken to-day. Butler did not
speak over two or three minutes, Referriug
to Tillman's story of the Uncles
and Antis, he said that Tillman does
not want peace. lie cannot live in clear
water but has to keep the stream mndy
Butler was occasionally interupted
by loud cheers for Tillman.
The campaien party left here this
afternoon for Aiken, to morrow's place
of meeting. Some of the campaigners
will stop at Allendale until to-nzorrow.
General Ricbbourg went to Denmark
to spend the night with his friend Rowell,
editor of the Denmark Times.
Mr. Rowell is the first Reform editor
who nominated General Richbourg for
Adjutant General. W. W- Price
[ DISPENSARIES COMING.
GOVeRNOR TILLMAN'S EMPHATIC
i STATEMENT CONCERNING THEM.
They Will b) Opened on Aagnat Flrat?
The Attendance Quite L^rge ? Senatoi
Bailor Interrupted by Cheera tor Governor
At Kent. .Tulv 18 ?The feature of to
days' campaign meeting were Governor
Tillman'^ declaration that the dispensaries
will be reopened on the flrst
of August and the attempt to how]
down General Butler. The Governor's
announcement that he -would reopen
the dispensaries was in reply to a question
from some one in the crowd.
There was an effort on the part of a
few to howl down Senator Butler, but
it did not work. One thousand white
men surrounded the stand to hear the
speaking. The stand was erected immediately
in front of the Pars: Avenue
Hotel, near the depot of the Soutb
Carolina lload, and the speaking began
at 11 o'clock sharp, County Chairman
John T. Gaston presiding. The
broad piazzas of the hotel were filled
with ladies. The attendance of the
fair sex was larger than at any previous
meeting, and the ladies showed a
lively interest In the proceedings.
There were Butlerite and Tillmanite
ladies. While they could not shout
like the opposite sex they clapped their
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dainty feet whenever they felt that
they were called upon to do so.
The arrangements for the meeting
were satisfactory. A rope ran around
the stand and policemen and special
officers stood within the ropes to keep
the crowd back. I believe that Senator
Evans receiyed a more joyous welcome
from his friends than Governor Tillman,
and that is saying a good deal. It
is not saying, however, that there has
been any falling off in the love and respect
of Aiken county.people for the
Governor. The very voices of the people
told louder than words that Tillman's
bold on the masses has not relaxed
. one iota. Couuty Chairman
Gaston has the happy faculty of saving
something nice about every speaker in
introducing him. In doing tbts he does
not make discriminations, and It could
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his favorites for the different offices.
The first speaker was Mr. J. W. Wilborn
of Yorkville, a candidate for railroad
commissioner. His was a threeminutes
speech,in which he announced
that he was a sturdy Reformer and
that he would look out for the people
if elected. He was followed by Yeldell,
Whitman, Mayfield, Watts and
Richbourg, who said in 189C he was as
mucb in favor of tbe movement as any
man, but he had been dissatisfied at
some counties being ruled out. He
declared he was a better Reformer
than Watts. He denounced as false
the rumors that he had hesitated to respond
to Governor Tillman's call in
the Darlington trouble and that he had
telegraphed to the mayor of Darlington
before going to know if it was
agreeable for him to come. Tbe general
was listened to closely and at the
conclusion of his speech same fellows
jelled out for Watts.
THE IIERO OF WAP..
Cbairuian Gaston introduced Senator
.Butler as the hero of many battles.
The men in the audience yelled for
riilman and the pretty women on the
piazza clapped their hands and waved
their fans for Butler. Senator Butler
began by saying that he had been requested
by the chairman not to indulge
in personalities and would not do so.
Tillman w?Uld follow him, but if Tillman
indulged in personalities today he
(Butler) would see that he (Tillman)
caught bricks the next time.
A tremendous hurrah for Tillman
began at this point and was continued
for some time. Butler remained calm
and cool while this was going on.
When it partially erased, he said: I do
not propose to be bowled down by that
little crowd. I saw this morning that
they were preparing to do this."
Thi3 was greeted with renewed
cheers for Tillman.
Butler next pointed to a man named
''Doc" Kennedy and charged him with
being a leader of the crowd and told
him ne was a One man to be wearing
the badge of a committeeman and actiDg
as he was.
There was some commotion in the
crowd, and Chairman Gaston arose to
Butler satd if anybody had anything
personal against him they could meet
him after his speech and he would give
them satisfaction. "I do not propose
to be bulldozed by anybody and will
stay here all night or speak," said Butler.
A mixture of shouts followed.
A man named Pope Courteny grew
a little obstreperous, but quiet was
General Butler began a discussion of
national issues but was interrupted by
a man who asked:
"General, won't you shake my hand
on the square ana say tuai iue seuabc
is owned by Wall street?"
General Butler answered: "No. I will
not, because Wall street has not bought
the Senate. It doesn't own me, and
God knows no man or street can or
ever will own me." General .Butler
spoke tragically and eloquently. He
said that he wouldn't slander and lie
on the United States Senate for alii the
offices in the world. He didn't believe
in the wholesale slander of the officers
of the government and of the Federal
Butler said that he would never stir
up strife for every position in the
world. He said that Tillman had first
insulted the people of Charleston before
he was howled down. He had put the
devil in the crowd and turned it over
to him (Butler) to handle. .
The irrepressible Pope Courtenay
shot off his lip systematically. Butler
talked to him good naturedly and promised
to take a drink with him after the
speaking. Courtenay said he did not
drink, but Butler told him he nad been
smellina: around where liquor was
Butler offered to bet hat with one
of His Tillman friends that he would
D6 toe next umieu csiabca oououui. uo
thought Tillman ought to be kept in
the State to remain in charge of the
Reform movement, as nobody else
seemed capable of handling it.
Voice: ''John Gary Evans will not
Butlej: "He isn't Governor y?t."
GREETED WITH APPLAUSE.
The applause was simply deafening
when Governor Tillman was introduced.
Chairman Gaston said that like
Cincinnatus of old Tillman bad been
called from the plow handles. He also
said that Tillman was the Aedrew
Jackson of this age.
It was a regular love feast for the
Governor. Senator Butler, when he
concluded, was applauded by a bevy of
beautiful women. He lifted his hat in
recognition. No hand-clapping by ladies
was given Tillman but the men
snouted themselves hoarse for him.
Governor Tillman barely referred to
Butler at tirst and talked on financial
legislation, borrowing a silver dollar
from a man to illustrate some of his,
points. Tbe Governor talked fluently
and clearly on financial affairs.
One of his admirers told him that
; he would settle things when he got to
Tillman: "I am afraid it will be a
long time before I get near that but I
. am going to the Senate. (Applause and
Governor Tillman followed his talk
on silver by a discussion of his plan for
issuing greenback money and chunked
Cleveland occasionally, to the delight
of his audience. He said that an artificial
panic was brought about last sum
mer when the scoundrels were getting
ready to demoneotize silver.
The Governor spoke of "Cleveland
and his minority or traitors," aod asked
who wants to go into another Democratic
convention to be imposed on by the
scoundrels who are manipulating the
party ? He said the party has gone to
pieces and the ftapnblicans and Populists
will sweejr everything this fall.
Referring to the charge that he had
insulted the people of Charleston before
he was howled down, the Governor said
it was false and repeated what he had
Voice: "1* ou can't get any sense into
the heads of those people in Charleston."
Tillman: "Well, wait until I get the
constables after them. (Laughter.) If
the constables can'c do anything 1 will
send Watt's militiadown." (Laughter.)
The Governor said it was not the :
good people of Charleston who had
| Jiowled him down, but It was the Can
iiois ana toe axoues.
The Governor said he would bave to
be a little salty with Butler. The Sen- <
ator had intimated several times
that he (Tillman) was a coward because 1
he had not jumped on Simonton in s
Charleston. When he wanted to talk
about Simonton Iq Charleston the committee
would not allow him. It was 1
said in 1890 that he (Tillman) would <
not go to Orangeburg and say that
Judge Izlar was a perjurer, bat he had i
done so. <
The Governor said it was about time 1
that Butler was bringing the proof that <
he (Tillman) could not oe found during <
the Hamburg, riot. He was getting 1
near his home now where his part in I
the Hamburg riot is known and it was s
time Butler was springing his trap. (
Tillman, in talking about Simonton 1
said that Simonton had sucked State's ]
OTjvh+a Tnifh Ma milt and hail I
li^UU? TT1UU WVUUV4 V MUV* MM-*
been the first man to plant a dagger in i
the State's breast. Simonton had been J
appointed because he was the tool of '
Chamberlain and Wall street. Tillman <
poked hot shot into Simonton. i
Speaking of the talk about peace and <
unity, Tillman said the Conservatives i
hated him because the Reformers sup- <
ported him. They do not want peace J
and unitv and if they keep up as they I
are the Reformers will have to clear (
out the road as they have before. i
Governor Tillmad said that the D;s- i
pensary will reopen about the 1st of t
August. The Governor took a hand (
primary on the Dispensary and it was i
unanimous for that system of control- i
Hog the liquor traffic. The Governor <
turned toward the hotel piazzi for the c
vote against the Dispensary and sever- i
al ladies raiafld their hands. t
The hand primary to decide between I
himself and Butler for tbft Senate was 1
almost unanimous for Tillman, and I
thunderous applause followed. i
THE GAME COCK'S COUNTY.
Aiken people love the bright aad
brainy young candidate of theirs for t
Governor, and gave him an ovation .
which would flatter a man cf many *
? i-i _ -i if c
years or pontic#! cnuutiiuu aauouoj. ai impossible
the applause for him was more a
voluminous tban for Tillman. As
Chairman Ga3ton arose to introduce
him the applause was so loud and pro- .
longed that the chairman could not *
proceed for several minutes. t
The Game Cock was hailed with tremendous
applause and was cheered, and t,
applauded throughout his speech. lie t
said he was proud to address the Game c
Cocks of Aiken. The reception which
had been given him affected him more c
than he could tell. Some people say _
that uhere is no gratitude, but he was w
grateful to the people of Aiken for the ?
honors they have conferred on him. If .
he should ever be ungrateful he would
want to be lynched.
Senator Evans said if he was any t
judge Aiken would have the next Governor.
(Loud cheers) ^
Aiken, he declared, would do her duty; c
no matter who was nominated for Gov- c
ernor and would not strfk. (Applause.) e
Senator Evans said tbat their ene- ^
mies call Tillman the big dev il and him "J
the little devil. (Laughter-) He was c
sorry to see several women voting in t
favor of the Dispensary. He appealed
to the women of Aiken to say that j
during the time the Dispensary law ^
!was in effect the streets or AiKen were c
free of drunkards. Any women could .
walk the streets then and feel that she
was safe, but she couldn't do so
under the saloon system. If left to a
vote he knew the women of Aiken a
would vote for the Dispensary. ]
Senator Evans proceeded to talk on t
the Dlspehsary, maintaining the posi- \
tion he has all along taken, to at no i
better law can be passed.
Besides the great applause whicb en- j
sued when Senator Evans sat down two t
little girls walked on tbe stand and .
presented him with beautiful bouquets. ,
Senator Evans promised his admirers
to get married as doon as this canvass !
is over. , 1
Secretary of State. Tindal followed :
the Game Cock. He told why the KemAcainoni
hart hpfln organized .
and what were its objects. lie gave |
the usual advice to the farmers about
keeping up their organization and made
one of the plain, practical talks which
characterize him. Mr. Tindal said he
would enforce the Dispensary if elected
ellerbe's brief talk.
General Ellerbe was introduced at 3
o'clock and spoke briefly. The Marion
Swamp Fox said he regretted that he
had to bring the people of Aiken bad
news. It was that Aiken would not
have the next Governor. Marion
County would have that honor.
General Ellerbe said that Aiken's
Game Cock has lost some of his feathers
recently and has been fUhtinz
something lifce a dung: hill. He told <
How he had teen blistering his Cousin (
John an J how John had not been blis- <
taring him in return, like a Game Cock ?
ought to. His humorous remarks about \
Evans *ere greeted with laughter and j
some applause. What he said was in \
the best of humor and a number of the
game cocks were heard to remark: "I
declare I would vote for him if Evans
was not running." 1
Ellerbe said that as Evans is going (
to carry so few counties he did j
not begrudge him Aiken. It was j
right that Aiken should vote for 1
him. Ellerbe invited all the people i
to visit him In the Executive Mansion i
at Columbia. <
General Ellerbe was forced to another i
personal explanation to day. He read y
- 1 J/V/l ?
I an article from tne AiKen times ueaueu i
"An Infamous Shame." This article
charged that the Conservatives tried to .
induce the .Reform Executive Commit- I
tee last weefc to call off the Refom con- 1
vention. It charged that Ellerbe, Tin- j
dal and Pope had endorsed this scheme !
by signing: a petition to call the con- <
vention off He had never signed any i
i ^such petition and he wanted the editors j
L . .
of the paper to tell where they got their
General Ellerbe said that a number
of papers friendlv to Evans have been
slandering him (Ellerbe). He did not
think this method of warfare just or
At 7 o'clock this afternoon the campaigners
left for Edgefield and will
spend the night there. Two thousand
people are excepted to be at the meet
ingr at old Edgefield to morrow.
state crop conditions.
The W-ekly Ballertn of tha State Baivan.
Columbia, S. C., July 18.?The fol
lowing is the weekly bulletin of the
condition of the weather and the crops
in the State, issued yesterday by State
Observer J. VV. Bauer:
The temperature for the week was
much below the normal,'ranging from
8 degrees per day on the coast to G and
7 in central and western portions.
The minimum temperature fell to 64
at Charleston on the morning of the
10th, which was the lowest July temperature
since 183?. The lowest reports
from any point in the i>tate was
55 at Holland's store, on the same date.
The average per centage of fifty places
reporting sunshine was 73, about normal
; having been cloudy on Monday
and Tuesday and clear or partly cloudy
the remainder of the week. Tbe total
rainfall was ips* than for the DreviOUS
week, but on Monday and Tuesday
rain was almost general over the State
except in the nortawest counties where
it was light or wantiDg, and the following
counties in whole or in part,
stmdin need of rain: York, Chester,
Fairfield, Union, Spartanburg and
Pickens. The southeastern counties
had an excess of rain, impairing field
srop3 somewhat except possibly corn.
Cotton is doing only fairly well. During
the past week the wet weather has
2aused rust to develop ia various portions
of the State, and lice have attacked
the plant in other. The cool weather
of the middle of the week has been
very unfavorable, but it is thought that
the plant is too far advanced to have
sustained any structural change, and
30 far the only apparent effect the cool
sveather has had is the "honey due" reported
from a number of widely sepa-1
rated points. This crop is being laid
3y as fast as the ground permits, and
some danger is noted from plowing
tvhile the ground was too wet. Its
;ondition is reported particularly fine
n Clarendon county, and it is fruiting
is heavily as desirable everywhere,
some shedding noted in lacalities
whflra rainfall was excessive and sun
ihiae deficient, in which localites the
plant has also taken on a yellowish '
;olor. Cotton has not, generally speakng.held
the improvement made dur- '
ng the lirst week in July. Grass
;hreatens the crop, bat the latter part
)f the week was favorable for plowing i
tnd a lew more days of dry weather
vlll be sufficient to clear the fields. No i
idverse reports whatever were received i
m the corn crop, and its condition is ]
eported. such that if the remainder of
he season is an average one, there will ,
)e a full crop made, taking early and ^
ate planting together. It is being laid
)y as fast as tne weather permits. It
s worthy of note that one thousand j
mshels of oats were shipped north
:'rom Cheraw sucti shipments being
musual. The rains have had a very 1
jeneticial effect on rice, which is re- <
)orted particularly fine in Georgetown I
:ountv, and very fair in other places. <
Che danger from low water has passed <
is the rivers in the rice regions are i
Tobacco is doing well, as also is sor- |
,'hum, which is heading. Gardens have ,
nade great improvement in clay soil, ,
>ut little in light sandy soil. j
Greenville county reports cabbage
ieading nicely.while a species_of worm .
I as attacked tha plant in J^ageneia ;
Melons ripening now are small and 1
if inferior quality, but the vines are I
igorous and the late crop promises i
>etter. A few peas still being sown; i
abbits destroying peas in Abbeville |
Sweet potatoes growing well; the fa- i
arable weather came too late to have J
nuch effect Dn Irish potatoes. There ,
yas a washing rain in Aiken county, '
ind some hail in Orangeburg county,
loins very little or no damage. A \
:omprehensive summary of tbe weath- 1
ir crop condition for the week ending s
iundav can be briefly stated thus: It
vas cool with nearly normal duration 1
>f sunshine; an excess of rain along i
he coast and lower Savannah river 1
ralley, shedln? off all to a deficiency i
a the northwest portions of the State, i
U1 crops show an improvement save .
otton which barely holds the gain ,
nade during the previous week.
Tricked the Old Man.
Macon, Ga. July 19.?J. M. Bankton,
of Tunnell Hill, was arrested in i
!*Iacon today by one of the officials of 1
he State lunatic asylum and carried
>ack to the asylum this afternoon,
iankstoa was carried to the asylum
res'cerday by his father. Jast before 1
eaching the asylum Bankston asked
lis father to let him see the writ of
unacy. Without suspecting anything
tfrong thfi elder Bankston gave his son
he writ and did not think to take it
Tom bim till the asylum, was reached.
When the father and son were ushered *
nfo the presence of the official who
ivas to receive them the son walked
DOldlv forward and presenting the otti;ial
with the writ, told him with tears
n his eyes ihat it was his painful duty
;o leave his father incarcerated in a luaatic
asylum but that the old man had
jecome hopelessly insane and it had
Decome necessary. The elder Bankston
was so astonished at his son's action
that he could hardly realiz9 what was
Deing done, but recovered himself suf[iciently
to vehemently deny that he
ivas insaQe and tried to explain the situation
to the officials. This made the
jfficials think that his caso was a bad
>ne and after he bad been searched and
lis money and papers given to his son
ae was turned over to the attendants,
the son earnestly requested the offcials
;o take good care of his father and departed,
arriving in Macon last night, in
jome manner the officials learned of
;he trick that had been played on them
md today one of them came to Macon
ind captured Bankston and took him
jack. Uankston who doeu not appear
;o be crazy took great pleiisure in tellng
the joke on the old man.
Two In One Dir.
Valdosta, Ga., July 19.?Late at
lij<ni ii UCglu uamcu ui ..
iiscovered escaping from the house of
Mr. Pennywell Folsoro, who lives near
A.nsley station. He had assaulted the
[4 year eld daughter. A posse was
;ormed to pursue the negrro. A bailiff
larned Lucus, and Will McKenniss
;aught the negro and got him safely
in jaiJ here. The people of the southwestern
section of the country are mad
it being cheated out of a lynching.
Rocky Ford, Ga., July 19? A negro
A.lex lloberts, attempted to assault the
ittle 14 year old daughter of Mr. Tom
Williams, above Syl varna. She was
2[omsr home from church with her little
arother, 7 years old, when the negro
;ame upon them. Assistance reached
:hem promptly. The villain confessed
md is now in jail.
| TERRIFIC FXPL0S10N IN CHICAGOA
C?l<8on Explodfts?Three M-n Killed
and Several Irjurcd.
Chicago, July 16.?This afternoon
a caisson belonging to a Hotchkiss gun
of the Second ArLllery exploded at Fortlei.Ii
street and Grand Boulevard, a resi enc?
district. The following are the
casualties: Joseph Galler, farrier, Troop
B . Seven!h Cavalrv, head blown off;
Cannoneer Donovan, Battery F., Second
Artillery, Fort Riley, Kan., killed;
Jeremiah Doyle, cannooeer, Batterv F.,
Second Artillery, Fort Riley, Kan., j
killed: Herbert Andres, trumpeter,
Troop B., Seventh Cavalry, fatally
wounded, taken to Mercv Hospital. Inir
*ed: Sergeant King, Sergeant Liner,
Private O'Sonnell, Private Siolz, Private
Eake, Private TJaqutiart, all of
B rttery F., Second Artilley, Fort Riley,
K m - Saveral other soldiers were made
detf by the explosion.
A lady in a house of Frank Devi1, J
at ttie corner of Grand Biulevard and j
Fortieth street, was struck with a pro I
jectUe and badly wounded. She was
taken to a hospital. Seven horses were
killed and three wounded. The battery
was making a practice march down
Grnd Boulevard when the explosion occurred.
There is no explanation of the explosion
except conjectural. The caisson
had ju3t rattled across the L^ke Shore
Road track on Fortieth street when the
vnlnainn ftwnrrp.H inside the caisson
sending a haill of projectiles in all direc
lions. Every pane of glass withm two
blocks was broken. It is codj icturea
that the jolting over the railroad tracks
ignited a fuse or some loose powder setting
c ft' all the shells in the lox.
The iroops left B:ighton Park for a
long march around the city to exercise
the horaas. Tbey were in command of
Captain Dodd of troop F., Toird Cavalary,
ana consisted of tro)p F., Third
Cavalry, lortv men, troop E, Sixth
Cavalry, Lieutenant Tate forty men;
platoon of Battery F? Second Artillery,
two suns, Lieutenant Gayle, twenty-three
iieo; troop BM Seventh Cavalry,
Captain Varoum, forty men.
The men marched in this order. Everything
went smoothly and there were
no incidents until the colamn marching
South on Grand boulevard wasja3t
crossing' Oikwood boulevard 1hen a
terrific explosion occurred. The men
on the ciisson supposed to be Donnovan
and Doyle, were literally blown to pieces
and others were thrown many feet
by the violence ot the concussion. Four
of the horses drawing the caisson tell In
their tracks, shot through and horribly
mangled, while three others were blown
flfcy feet ahead against the trees on the
boulevard. The caisson was blown to
atoms, not a piece of it larger than a
man's hand being found. The boulevard
looked like a battlefieled.
There was a quick series ot explosions
atter the first report and schrap el
shot rained like hail among the trees
an the boulevard and pierced ths surrounding
buildings. Tbe concussion
broke every window in the houses for
blocks around. The wails and roofs of
the dwellings showed the terrific effect
31 tbe missiles. Uatzploded__8hell.8_pf.
the rear ctesis of the caisson are strewn "
Dver the ground. With the explosion
;ame great confusion of troop3 and tor a
moment the men and officers seemed
powerless to move. To this wa3 added
-he fright of the occupants of the surrounding
houses w'io ran screaming from
Lheir dwellings omy 10 c>e sioteucu uy
-be sight in the street.
A still alarm of fire had been tamed
n aDd the fire department arrived with
ht stock yard patrol wagon. The wagon
was sent back to the station and it returned
with twenty-five men under command
of Lieutenant Morrissey. He
;hen telephoned to Hyde Park for reinforcements
and soon Captain Dollard
irrived with twenty-five more men.
Later Inspector Hunt and Fitzpatrick
rod Lieutenant Bonfield arrived. It was
3ome little time before the two dead
artillery men c uld bs found. Oae of them
mangled beyond recognition^ but supposed
to be Doyle, had been blown over
a board sign twenty-five feet high and
was found in a vacant lot behind it. One
leg ana an arm were yuue. mo uwci
man, supposed to be Donovan, had been
thrown about 300 feet diagonally to the
right and was found in a vacant lot near
the Lake Shore tracks. Joseph Gaylor
was found near where-he was struck.
Great damase was wrought by the explosion
to neighboring property. Windows
in most of the surrounding houses
were broken. The damage to residences
and park property in the neighborhood
is estimated at about $10,000.
St. Petersburg, July 15.?The
cholera continues to spread with alarming
rapiditv throughout the city. Yesterday
218 fresh cases and 69 deaths
were reported. From July 8 to today
^ ?" J AA4
noon 8/d cases ana 29-* ucauia uavc
been reported. The exceptional measures
in the periods of such an epidemic
are enforced rigidly. The prefect has
oidered that aU wine shops be closed on
Sunday and holiday. The city is placarded
with instructions as to the best
means of preventing and treating cholera.
All factories, theatres and railways
are under orders to take special precautions
against the spread of the disease.
Restaurant keepers have been directed
by the municipal authorities to distribute
beiled water among the poor without
charge, Several public buildings In the
city and in the suburb? are to be used as
cbolera hospitals. Today the Metropolitan,
asaisted by the chief clergy, prayed
publicly in St. Isaac's Cathedral that
the pro -re88 of the epidemic be stayed.
Hundreds of cholera casses are reported
from the provinces, where the psicent
age of deaths is exceptionally high.
Cat to Uettb.
Dallas, Tex, July 19.?H. P. Barne3
the boss weaver of the Soutn Dallas
Cotton mills, entered the office of Superintendent
A. H. Nickless, and with a
Ion* bladed knife assaulted him, inflicting
deep wounds under and over the
left arm, in the left side, in the left
groin and then driving th? blade into
the heart, severing the lo^er lo?e of
that organ. Mr. Nickless staggered
to th6 door, fell on the steps and died
in a few minutes, without speaking.
About the time Barnes got through
with the superintendent, John W.
Nick less, son of the superintendent,
and engineer of the mills, entered tne
office, when Barnes assaulted him with
the same murderous instrument, inflicting
a number of deep wounds, t wo of
which reached tbe lungs. Barnes came
out of the fight badly used up himself.
He was arrested and locked up. Superintendent
Nickless had discharged
Barnes and the latter immediately assaulted
him. NicKles3 wa3 originally
from Boston, hut lived a number of
yearsjln Atlanta. Barnes came from
Columbus, Gi., where his father and
IS IT EVANS OR ELLERBE?
THERt'S NOTHING SO POWERFUL AS
Sow the Followers of the Weald bo Governors
Connt Koms?Cb?rl?sroa Claimed
by Three Candidate*?ElWrbe Clalmt the
Far met'a Support.
Columbia, July 14.?The political
gams in South Caro'ioa has progressed
acout far enough for the score card to be
watched. Ia politics there is no reliable
way to ascertain exactly how the game
stands until the official score is annoonced;
It an outsider were to attempt to ;
calculate on the probabilities and poesi- - .1
bilities of the Gubernatorial campaign
he would, perhaps, miss it. The best
thing to do, then, is to have the candi*
dates themselves or their political Mends
air their views. I have had the recognized
admirers of the leading candidates make
up the scores. It is somewhat Bote* $
worthy that in very many instances the
count agrees and many of the coantiet
arj concsded by the respective *fiwt: '
ions." It will be noted that both sides
are willing enough to claim everything
in sight. Bat here are the counts and
the "tab" shows pretty much how the ' 4
political thermometer stand jast at this
AN EYASS COUNT.
Evans. Ellerbe. Tindal.
Abbeville 12 ?|1
Anderson- 12 ... Barnwell
?..12 ... .?
Beaufort ? 10 ... iL*
i^cicy -L*? .w
Chester ... 8
Clarendon ... 8
Edgefield - 12
Florence ... ... 8 '"-jig
Georgetown 6 ...
Greenville 14 ... ... Q-W
Hampton 6 '
Lancaster 6 ...
Laurens 8 ... ...
Lexington..? 6 ... ...
Marion .. 8
Oconee .. 6
Orangeburg 12 ... - _ , ..J?
Pickens 6 ...
Richland 10 ... *
Spartanburg 14 ... ...
Samter ... 12 .
Union 8 ...
Williamsburg ... 8 Tnrl
10 ... tS&ISES
Totals 182 102 36 ' '
A CAUTIOUS ELLERBK SCOBE. j*2Z
Ellerbe. Evans. D'btfai.
Barnwell 12 ... " - ' j\
Beaufort. 10 ... ial
Berkeley.- ... ... ... 14
Chester 8 SH
Chesterfield ... 6 ... ... --ifje
Colleton .. 10
Darlington 8 ... ... '
Edgefield 12 - . ^
Fairfield 8 ... ... ; ^- S
Florenca ? ? ? - __1 ..All
OiWfcoiomi fi ... *
Greenville Tr 12
TTrtrre 6 ... ... -
Kershaw 6 ... ...
Lancaster 6 ...
Laurens 8 ...
Lexington - ... 6 - ' *.
Marion.? ... 8
Newberry .. 8
Oconee 6 ... '
Orangeburg.. ... 12
Pickens 6 ... ... - ,
Richland 10 ... ... . - Spartanburg
.14" ... >
Sumter. ^.12 ... ... 3
Williamsburg....... S ... ... ,
Totals 158 92 62
The county of Clarendon with 8 votes
in the Ellerbe count Is given to Tindal.
THE WAY THE TINBALITES COOTT.
Chesterfield.?- - ..- 8
Florence ?^ 8
*--* ? 18
v>aariesiuu +.. ?. _ ............
Total - -84
If all ot the couaties claimed ahowod 90
for Evans the young friend of Governor
Tillman will have no trouble m getting
the Reform nomination. The E Herbs
counters on the other hand preface their
ccuit by saying that they only coaat
such votes as they are absolutely curbun
ot and that they are sure to secure a
majority of the delegates.
Charleston and Berkeley counties, it
will be seen, go into the Convention -?^ _ _ - j
with thirty-two votes, one-Senth of the " s?.s
total, and their votes are being handsomely
played for. The Evans people ^
claim that since the Charleston meeting
that there is no longer any doabt that?
the county will go for him. The Ellerbe
folks claim that about the only worker
Evans has in Charleston is W. GXbbes . <
Whaley, and that he will fmd that he
cannot carry the county, as a majority ot
the Reformers perfer either Ellerba or
Tindal, and jnst here it might be remarked
that the EUerbe managers expect all
ol the Tindal and Pope votes, after the ? ?first
A/iU xiub tuwmg
New York, July 20.?While Mrs.
Libbeta Chumaske, who lives at
43 Havemeyer street, Williamsburg,
was borne alone yesterday afternoon,
William Huntzlnger, a barber, 21 years
old, tried to kiss her. She ordered him
out of the house, when he begged her to
elope with him. He told her that his
parents? who lived in Switzerland, were
wealthy, and that they coold go there |
and be happy. For a second time the woman
ordered him out, but he refused to
go Her screams, brought neighbors, who,
after clubbing Huntzlnger, held him
until a policeman was summoned, and
be was tasen to the Bedford avenue po- *
lice station and lucked up. Last evening
a man called with a big bundle and -1
asked to see inmizinger.
"Who are you, and what have you
srot in that bundle?" asked Sergeant
Chumaske hesitated a moment, and
"Why, Sergeant, I'm Mrs Chumaske's
husband and I have here something
good to eat for Mr. Huntzlnger. He is
such a nice, good man and yon know
Sergeant, he didn't mean any harm.
My wife is so beautiful that I don't
blame the man for trying to make love
to her. Please let me give this to him,
as I feel certain he didn't know what
he was doing."
Sergeant Burford took the bundle
and opened it. It contained a beef
SteaK, potatoes, string oeans, tsute auu
two .cups of coffee- Huntzingec was
elated over it and asked the doorman
to extend his tbanks to Ctmmaake.
The litter got back the- empty basket
and went home.