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v0i7liv. winnsbobo. s, C., wednesday. february 21, 1900. ?, . no. 27 jj
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A GREAT SPEECH
Made by a Great Man to the People
of South Carolina.
nm UMBIA IN HER GLORY.
The Money Question, Trusts, the
Income Tax and Imperialism
Discussed in a Plain but
Masterly Manner.
Brian's visit to Columbia Thursday
will be a memorable day in the history
of South Carolina. The following acoount
of his visit is taken from The
State:
William Jennings Brjan came; the
people saw and "heard, and were conquered!
Men who had not heretofore
been admirers of the great Democratic
? -_j?i. _
cnieitam Decame most aruoiit auuiucis
of the man. His brain power, his evident
sincerity, his judgment, his personal
magnetism made admiration for
" the great American mandatory. Mr.
Bryan covered ground in a speech
oi two hours that could not be
covered by average speaker in
six hours. Without any 4'taffy
* ?r
log," not & Single reiereucs ueiug
made to South Carolina's glorious
iistory, the-enthusiasm touch-button of
every visiting speaker, Mr. Bryan commanded
the breathless attention of his
great audience of thousands of representative
people from start to linish.
His address was pronounced by all who
beard it a masterpiece, and many won-.
<lered at the manner of man. Mr. Bryan
made no effort at dramatic oratory. He
spoke plainly and evenly and only three
or four times did he really display anything
approaching the dramatic, yet
there wa3 that magnetism' which
caught and held the hearer's attention,
^ and it was only when Mr. Bryan would
say something bristling with wit or let
fall wmfi snarklinsr eoizramic expres
sien that the spell would be broken by
bursts of applause. He would not press
home references to matters that would
rouse the enthusiasm of his admirers.
For instance, hra reference to recon"
__ struction in the south was a mere suggestion,
made quickly, as the speaker
passed on.
Mr. Bryan did not dress himself in
V new clothes and put on airs. He wore
an ordinary black frock coat suit and a
slouch hat. He did not indulge too
- freely in gestures, but his whole demeanor
was simplicity itself. And this
was true: of Mr. Bryan's every action
while .in Columbia. The ef ect of his
addresk was shown when he concluded.
People " jumped for the stand and
knoeked over chairs in their efforts to
-s shake his hand. It was a remarkable
demonstration. Bat Mr. Bryan's time
^ was limited to minutes and he was
' hurried through the capital, back to his
carriage via the governor's office. A
. stream of people poured after him. Ope
or two ladies managed to shake hands
with him -and few score men before
F- he c^uld reach ihe carriage. To the
carriage the crowd followed him and it
was with difficulty that he could escape.
Columbia's representatives and tbe
State authorities showed Mr. Bryan
every attention and true southern hospitality
was extended to him. He enjoyed
his rids through the city, the attentions
showp him, and the reception
accorded him, though his stay was so
brief that Columbia did not have a fair
ch&noe to show him those social courtesies,
contemplated.
Indeed Bryan day in Colombia was a
memorable one; the members of the
legislature are congratulating memselves
that they had the opportunity to
hear Mr. Bryan. Preparations for the
address "were hurried forward from early
morning. The day was an ioeal one,
perfect in f*ct, balmy and clear. The
stand was completed in the morning
and. Messrs. J. A. "Willis, A. S. Gonzales
and P. G. Marshall saw that it
was well decorated. At each corner
historic flags of the State stood, one was
pendaat from the front of the stand,
and United States flags formed the
ground work of all decorations. The
table Mr. Bryan stood beside was covered
with a handsome United States
flag. Chairs were brought from every
? direction and arranged in front of the
stand. These were later occupied by
members of the general assembly and
ladies. Around them stood the vast
crowd of people, men, women and children,
all getting as close to the stand
as possible. Trees and telegraph poles
in the distance had many occupants;
carriages and bnggies standing in Senate
street were filled, and from the rock
ledge on the-capitol building many lisened
and looked down upon the speaker.
There wer?--but few black faces among
those gazing at the speaker. Women's
ti>?o < limn trim n fc t.tiA
noo jjpiBJuvu w?~
^ crowd and gave all the color of the rain/
bow to it. The crowd was orderly, only
a few remarks being heard. One that
caused a laugh was made when Mr. Bryan
asked to be alio red to put on his
hat to protect the bald spot on his
head. It was: "Boys, he wears a wool
hat." Another gave him a new title,
"ThA Keal American Bald Eagle."
Mr. Bryan wore a white caination in
his buttonhole. Daring the forenoon
the Coast Line's special brought in five
carloads of visitors. Others came by
the regular trains.
^ Long before the appointed hour the
crowd began to gather. People came
from every direction and as the time
|8P^ went on the streams became continuP*
ous. In the governor's office members
of the legislative ind city committee,
the governor's wife, Gen. Wade Hampton
and many others awaited the coming
of Col. Bryan. The young ladies of,
the engrossing department brought in a
magnificent bouquet of white and pink
^nations. which they desired presented
to Mr. Bryan with their compliments.
When the train arrived fromCharlotte,
Mr. W. R. Muller, mayor
pro tens., and other citzens met the
oarty. Mr. Bryaa was escorted to thj
home of Col. Wilie Jones, where he
rested a few minutes and then was hur;ied
to the South Carolina college,
where he was to address the students.
Shortly before 1 o'clock the members
uf the general assemby, marching two
by two, headed by Lieut. Gov. Scart.A.An,.h
Knoaker (-Jarv and Clerks I
JViV?5") vrw?? ??-r j
ilempbiil and Hamer, all wearing their
* elaborate robes of office, and preceded
by the sergeant-at-arms bearing the
sword of State - and mace, descended
from their respective chambers. The
officers took seats on the stand and the
members in front of the stand. At 1
o'ckck the carriages bearing Mr. Bryan
and escort palled up to the west end
of the capitol and soon the party was
fnrmoA and to the stand.
AVi/JUV%* f
Mr. Bryan carrying his bouquet The
escorts were as heretofore published.
The arrival of the party was announced
by Sergeant-at-arms Gaston, and Lieut.
Gov. Scarborough called the assembly
to order. The band played and a storm
of cheers greeted the appearance of the
distinguished visitor. , Capt. Pat Mee-J
ban of the Columbia committee held an-'
umbrella over Mr. Bryan to protect him
from the heat of the sun.
Among those occupying seats yu the
stand were Gov. McSweeney, Gen.
Wade HamDton. Senators Livingston,
Henderson, Dean and Williams, Representatives
N. G. Evans, Bmntley,
Richards, Bacot and Mauldiog, Col.
Wilie Jones, Chairman W. D. Evans of
the railroad commission, Comptroller
GeneraJt Derham, Attorney General
Bellinger, Editor ST. G. Gonzales, of
the Sute, Messrs. Gonzales, Willis
and Meehan of the city committee,
Mr. A. H Patterson, Mayor Lipscomb,
Dr. W. E. Erans and maDy others.
After the music had ce?3ed Lieut,. Gov.
Scarborough rapped for order w:ith his
gavel and then addressed the ussem?
i if . a i l. :j.
Diage. iur. ocaruorougu oaxu.
Gentlemen of the Joint Assembly:
As representatives of. the sovereign
State of Sonth Carolina we have turned
aside from routine business to do honor
to our State in receiving, entertaining
and honoring the most prominent character
in American politics. It is eminently
proper that men. who stand out
prominently in their d^y and generation
should receive the&omage o^ their
admiring countrymen. No people can
be truly great that do not pay court to
zreatness.
A century and a qu'arter have passed
since the Amariean shij^of State started
on its voyage on an unknown sea?
since the American people undertook
to shape an ideal fom. of government
in a land srorthy to^e called 'The
land of the free and home of the
brave." At no time. Bi our country's
history have the American people, as a
people, given more thought to the principles
of government and statecraft; at
no time in the past has the Amerioan
citizen so fully understood and appreciated
his- duties and responsibilities as
he does todpy, ...
The distinguished' gentleman who
honors us oa this occasion by coming to
enr midst is the exponent of the true
principles upon which this government
is founded, and his name has become a
household word in every section of this
? - ? "-i ? ? .t
Union, because He is ail advocate 01 tne
rights of the individual American citizen:
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A great Englishman, I believe it was,
who asked and answered the momentous
question, "What constitutes a
State?" said: j .
"What constitutes a Siaie?
Not highxaistd battlements, aor labored
mounds.
Thick vail nor moiled gafg;
Not bay* tet r broad-armed ports,
Where, laughing at thtf storm, rich navies
nae:^ - : . .
Not stars and spangled courts,
Where low-browed baseness rafla perfume
to pride: . -$r
But men, high minded men,;
With powers as far above dull brutes en*
n. daed,
In forest, brake or den, .
As beasts excel cold' rooks and brambles
rude:
Men, who their duties know, but know their
rights,
And knowing dare maintain,
Recent the long-aimed blow and crush the
tyrant
Era they rend the chain.
These, these constitute a State."
Sachjtn ideal citizen i? onr gcsesfc to
day. far.oit iNefcrasta cans mm ner
son, but all the States of this Union
claim the right to honor the peerless
statesman who will now be introduced
to yon by the honorable speaker of the
house of representatives.
As the lieutenant governor took his
seat Speaker Gary arose and stepped to
the front of the stand.
Speaker Gary said^
Mr. President, Ladier and Gentlemen:
It is our goo| fortune to have
with us today the great tribune of a
great party; In the language of the
lamented Dr. Grier, this is Bryan day
in South Carolina, iAs the representatives
of the people of the State, we welcome
him to our midst. We bid him
god-speed in the grand fight which he
is making for the rights of the people
against organized capital, and assure
him that he is in tie house of his
friends. I present to you Hon. Wm.
J. Bryan, of Nebraaka, our next presirfpnt.
fdhaprs
Mr. Bryan promptly arose and stepped
to the very front of the stand.
The cheering was.Ldeafening. Mr.
Brjan bowed his -acknowledgements
several times, and. waited for qnite
before he begfn his speech. The
speech was reported, in full in The
State. It made over nine columns in
that enterprising journal. W* would
like to publish it in full, but its length
prevents us from doing so. W* shall
not mar it by attempting a synopsis of
it It delt with the money question,
trusts, the income tax and particularly
imperialism, which he discussed in a
plain, but most masterly manner. He
drew a strong contrast of the policy of
Republican party to the black man at
home and the brown man abroad.
The delivery of the great speech took
exactly two hours. At the conclusion
of his great speech Mr. Bryan said:
It was intended that I should remain
in.this city and have the pleasure of
ysnr\ r T\anr>1 o fViTa I
UlC^VIU^ a UttiUVQl VA ^ VVA4
evening, but this morning is was decided
that instead of staying here to
gratify both myself and yon, I should
leave immediately for Charleston, and
there speak tonight,, and those of you
who know Charleston, know how much
more they need methiere than you need
iae here. (Vociferous, cheering and
laughter.) ? ?
lkA/3 Ivaf AH/> na?
1U. I. Ifljau UDU Wiuiu 1 wAVUicg
Columbia to accent the earnes t inyiiation
to go to C^rleston at 4 p. m.
and speak there '.Thursday night.
When he' concluded his speee'.i he
turned and these on tho stand began to
shake hands with him. The rest of the
story of his:departure from the stand
and capital is told-above. He was
driven directly sad hastity to Col.
Jones' residence, where he hastily
dined with prominent men. He was
then driven directly to the depot and
left for Charlestoa at 3:45 p. m.
[ COLUMBIA TO CHARLESTON.
Bryan Greeted at Many Places by
Enthusiastic Crowds.
Mr. Bryan was to have had a reception
in Columbia Thursday night, but
nn ooortnnf. nf hiq visit to OhafleStOIl
that had to be abandoned. After dining
at the residence of Col. Wilie
Jones in company with Gov. McSweeney
and other distinguished gentlemen he
left for Charleston at four o'clock. In
the Pullman car with Mr. Bryan were
,Major J. C. Hemphill, editor of the
News and Courier, Mr. T. Allen LeKare,
W. W. Simmons, W. B. Wilson,
J. D. Chappelmann and W". H. Parker,
of the Charleston committee, Mr. Bacot,
Senator Appelt, Commissioner
Garris, Mr. James H. LaCoste, Miss
Kate F. Maher, Col. Wilie Jones,
Hon. T. F. Braatley and Mr. August
Kohn, of The News and Courier. On
the way down to Charleston the experience
was the same as above Columbia,
and Mr. Bryan had to make twospeeches?one
at Orangeburg, where
there must have been fully a thousand
people, and one at Branchville. At
Weston's acd Kingville there were
small otoups and Mr. Bryan opened the
window to speak to his admirers.
At Fort Motte there was quite a j
crowd and some elderly gentleman
handed a package to Mr. Bryan. When
he opened it he found it contained
sixteen large gungers and one wee bit
of a snap and each of the gangers was
marked 16 to 1. The little yellow
snap was offered one of the party, but
declined, and Mr. Bryan distributed
the gungers and before long eachgunger
had Mr. Bryan's autograph and
the souvenir collectors were happy.
At Sfc, Matthew's there must have been
a couple of hundred people or more.
The girls brought boquets and smiles
and Mr. Bryan stood on the rear platform
and .shook hands with all he oould
in the limited stay.
It was at Orangeburg that there was
the popular demonstration. A fail
thousand were on hand to welcome
Bryan. Mayor Dukes was the first to
shake Mr. Jiryan's hand. He was
asked to speak, but declined. The
crowd insisted. The train was pulled
down, so the rear end of the car faced
| the large audience and almost periorce
Mr. Bryan had to speak about five
minutes, and as the train was pulling
out he rounded of a final sentence.
Mr. Bryan said he was not going to
| make any speech. To attempt a disi
cussion of any topic would result in a
! failure, because of the time, and he
may prove a disappointment. Then he
! spoke of how he realized that there
I was no need for missionary work in
S South Carolina, and that his not comI
ing here was a compliment to the
1 Democracy of the people of this State.
Bnt, said he, there are other as good
t-v x- -mi Ti
democrats, xnere are i/cwuuiatD whs
vote the ticket without hope of rewar4
or fear of punishment, and in many
States good Democrats vote the ticket
without hope of office, which the Seuthern
Democrats get. Mr. Bryan in a
word or two told '.he audience that the
money question was net a dead issue,
but was very life-like, and before he
could say more the ttaia rolled off, and
#? if-, did were cheers for Brvan
and Thomas F. Brantley, who had introduced
Mr. Bryan and indnccd him
to speak at all in Orangeburg.
At Branchville there was the wait '
for supper aod Mr. Bryan was cordially
weisomed. He had to speak ihere for
a moment.
At St. Matthew's, Orangeburg and
Branchville baskets of flowers were
handed him and to those whose cards
were attached he wrote notes to be delivered
by Mr. Brantley.
The remainder of the trip to Charles
ton was uneventful, except for the effort
to .get Mr.. Bryan to speak at Summerville.
BRYAN IN CHARLESTON.
Greeted by the Largest Audience
Ever Seen in that City.
In speaking of Mr. Bryan's visit to
Charleston The News and Courier of
Friday said:
"Whether it was a tribute to the man
or the cau3e which he represents is not
a mnffor fnr rpnnrfcnrial discnssion. but
the fact remains thit there was an audience
assembled at the Thomson
Memorial Auditorium last night to
greet Col. William Jennings Bryan the
like of which has never faced a single
orator in Charleston before. It was all
the more remarkable when you remember
that it w?3 not announced that Col.
Bryan would visit this city until alter
1 o'clock in the afternoon.
"The Auditorium was ready for the
audience by 7 o'clock and the crowd
was not alow in coming. The ushers
quickly found their time fully occupied
in seating the streams of people who
poured in at every entrance. They
came from all quarters of the city.
The cars coming fiom up-town were
rkortlroil wifrh them *s earlv as 7.30. an
hour and half before CoL Bryan could
possibly arrive at the Auditorium.
Those going down had people hanging
I on to their railings, and all the while
the sidewalks for blocks away were
packed with never-ending processions,
which marched steadily towards-..the
building.
"The splendid capacity and facilities
of the Auditorium were never better
exemplified. The great building
received and swallowed up the multitudes
in a twinkling. Ocher.hundreds
followed them. They, too, disappeared,
md still there was scarcely a scattering
of people on the floor and io the galleries.
But as time went on and there was not
the slightest diminution in the influx
the building became animated, and
then almost before you knew it you realized
that a vast audience was present.
n I 1
ifrom tne main noor an uu uru&.eu sea
of faces looked towards the stage. In
the galleries men and women crowded
against the railing, while huudreda of
others ross in tier after tier above and
behind them. Bat still the people
ponred in.
'"The ushers, who had been working
- 3 e i
for over an Hoar, met mem ana iouuu
them places. Tho capacity of the
place appeared to be almost inexhaustible
and the gentlemen in charge of it
for the time being were tire1e?s in their
[continued on fourth page]
'
CRUM WAS ELECTED'
Commissioner, and Mr. L, J. Williams
Chairman of the BoardNEW
DISPENSARY OFFICIALS
H. H. Evans of Newberry, and A.
F. H. Dukes of Orangeburg,
Are the Other Directors.
The elections to fill the vacancies in
the State dispensary management under
the recently enacted law were held
Friday. There were five applicants
for the position of commissioner, which
pays $3,000 a year. There were two
applicants for the place of chairman
of the board of directors, which pays
$4 per day and mileage for not exceeding
100 days in the year. Ther8 were
four applicants for the two remaining
positions on the board. There was not
Friday the same disgusting lobbying
while the vote was in progress which
characterized the elections last year.
Hayne JbL Urum, member of the
house from Bamberg and chairman of
the ways and means committed, was
eleoted commissioner.
L. J. Williams, of Edgefield, a member
of the former board of control, was
elected chairman of the board of directors.
H. H. Evans, of Newberry, formerly
mayor of that city and now a member of
the house, was eleoted a director. Ee
received a splendid majority.
A. F. H. Dakes; a member of the
rr/*4>n yrr TWO a fll/iftffill: ft
UUUOD iivut VIOU^QI/Ulg) HIW7 ViVVVW ?
director.
THE ELECTIONS. '
When the senate attended at 12:30
for the purpose of electing dispensary
officials under the new act, a great deal
of interest was manifested, and the galleries
were full.
The election of commissioner was
entered upon first.
B. H. Theus of Hampton was nomin
ated by Mr. Riohards, seconded by Mr.
Means.
H. H. Crum of Bamberg was nominated
by Mr. Stevenson, teconded by
Senator May field.
A. Cole Lyles of Union was nominated
by Mr. Sawyer, second by Senator
Donglass. ^
Coi. S. W. "Vance of Lanrens ."-was ,
nominated by Senator Graydoo, second- '
ed by Mr. Ashley. ,
Capt. W. D. Black of Barnwell was ,
nominated by Senator Henderson, sec- !
onded by Mr. Wilson.
Oq the first and only ballot l<!W6tes
were cast, Mr. Crum receiving 71, just
# 1 L - ? _1 .
lour snort iu an eieuuuu. i ucic were
at ooce several, changes to Cram from
some of the weaker candidates and he 1
was declared elected.
The vote stood at first: Cram 71; 1
Theas 19, Vance 20; Lyles 16; Black ]
23. After all the cbaoges bad been .recorded
the vote stood Cram 91; Theas
14; Lyles 13; Blaok 23; Vance 9. !
Following was the vote before any 1
changes were made: ]
Theas?Senators G. W. Brown, Den- <
nis, Manldin, Williams;' Representa- 1
tives Davis,_Gantt, Hoffmeyer, IL^E I
Jehneon, w., J. Johnson, Lockwood, i
McDill, MeaDS. Montgomery, Richard.*, I
Stackhonse, VV. J. Thomas, Timmer- i
ir v. in ,
juiau, ram, xuuug?19?
Vance?Senators Graydon, Ilderton, i
Talbird, Wallace; Representatives, ]
Speaker Gary, Ashley, Blease, Efird, <
N. G. Evans, Magill, Manning, Marion,
McCullough, Mobley, Henry B. Rich- ,
ardson. Rogers, Simkins, G. P. Smith, \
Wharton?19.v:.; <
Bhck?Senators Scarborongh, Cros- 1
son, Dean, Henderson, Waller; Rep- ]
PA! AAnt T^AflTI
1 COVU lawi 1 ^0 1/AbViO) VViVVVB) ^ vw-j 1
Gause, Mann,_ McLauchlin, Miley, ]
Mose?, Nettles, Patterson, Peurifoy,. C. (
E. Robinson, R. B. A Robinson, E. L. (
Sanders, E. D. Smith, Suber, Wilson, <
Wimberley, Wibgo?24. {. r <
Crum?Senators Aldrich, Alexander, '
Appelt, Archer, Barnwell, Blakeney, i
Bo wen, W. A Brown; Connor: Greber, <
Hay, Livingston. :Love, Manniog,
Marshall, Mayfiela, MoDermott, Mow- i
er, Snllivan, Walker; Representa- i
tives Bacot, Bailey, Bell, Black,
Blythe, Bolts, Brantley, Browning, J
Canghman, Gosgrove, Cross, Dar?
r\ t>_?ui - Tk?
?au. ueuiuui, JUCUUjr, l/unuu^,
Fairev, Gamble, Henderson, Hydrick,
Jackson, Jenkins, Jones, Leverett, Lof- ton,
Lafean Maul din, William L. Maul- i
din, McCoy, McDow, Mehrtens, Mitchell,
Moss, Patton, Prince, Pyatt, J.
W. ftagsdale, George W. Richardson, 0.
P. Sanders, Sharpe, Sinkler, Jeremiah ;
Smith, Stevenson. W. H. Themas,
Threatt, Yrrdier, "Weston, Williams,
"Winkler, Wolfe, H. H. Woodward, 1
Wyche?71. .
_Lyles?^Senators Douglass, Glenn, ,
Hough, .tlagsdale, Sarratt, oaaaatn;
Representatives Estridge, Floyd, Hollis,
McCraw, E. B. Ragsdale, Sawyer,
J. L. Smith, Strom, Verner, West?16. i
chairman. |
There were but two candidates for
chairman of the board.
Mr. L J. Williams of Edgefield was
nominated by Mr. Strom seconded by :
Mr. Means. *
Senator T. W. Stanland_ of Dorches- ,
ter was nominated by Mr. ttantt seconded
by C. K. Jenkins.
Mr. Williams was elected on first ballot
receiving 87 votes, and Mr. Stanland
61. Necessary to eiect 75.
The members' voted as follows:
Williams?Senators Aldrich, Alexander,
Bowon, W. A. Brown, Connor
Crosson, Deaa, Henderson, Love, Man'
nr c_n -M.n u 'ci _J
mug, iuayueiu, xuui/eimuu, oueppaiu
Suddath, Sullivan and Wallace; Repre>
sentatires Bailey, Bates, Bell, Biythe>
Bolts, Canghman, Cosgrove, DeanDeBrnhl,
Efird, Epps, Estridge, N. GEvans,
Fairey, Graham, Hollia, Jack,
?on, R. E Johnson, W. J. Johnson
Jones, Lererett, Lock wood, LoftonI
Lyles, Mann, Marion, L. Maulnin, Mc
Craw, McCottongh, McDill, MoDow*
Means, Mebttans, Mitchell, Moses,
Moss, Nettles^ Patterson. Pat ton, Penrifoy,
Prince, Richards, G. W. Richardson,
T. B. Richardson, C. E. Robinson,
R. B. A. Robinson, E, L. Sanders, Saw
yer, Sharpe, Simkios, Sinkler, G-. F.
Smith, Jeremiah Smith, J. L. Smith,
Strom, Suber, W. ?i. Thomas, Threatt,
Timmerman, Yerdier, Verne::, Weat>
\
Weston, Wharton, Williams, Wilson,
Wingo, Winkler, H. H. Woodward,
Wyche and Young.
Stanland?Senators Appelt, Archer,
Barnwell, Blakeney, G W Brown, Dennis,
Douglass, Graydon, Gruber, Hay,
Hough, Ilderton, Livingston, Marshall,
Mauldin, Mower, Ragsdale, Sarratt,
Taldird, Walker and Williams; Repre
a -ll._ t> l. hi. .l 131
seniauves -asmey, -Dacoir. Diacs, oieatse
Brantley, Browning, Colcoek, Cross,
Dargan, JDaviSj Pendy, Dowling, Floyd,
Gamble, Gantt, Gause, Henderson,
Hoffmeyer, Hydvicb, Jenkins, Manning,
W. L. Mauldin, McCoy, McLauchlio,
Miley, Mobley, Montgomery, Paytt,
E, B. lUgsdale, J. W. Ragsdalc, Rogers,
C. P. Sanders, E. D. Smith, Stackhouse,
Stevenson, Theus, W. J. Thorn
as, Yarn, Wimberly and Wolfe.
the other members.
The election of the two other members
of the board resulted in the selection
of Mr. H. II. Evans, of Newberry,
and Mr. A. F. H-Dukes of Orangeburg,
both members of the house.
Mr. Evans receiving a very flattering
support of 104 votes.
Mr. H. E Evans of Newberry -was
nominated by Mr. Patterson. Mr. J do.
F. McLauiin of Marlboro was nominated
by Senator Knox Livingston. Mr.
A. F. H. Dukes of OraDgeburj? was
nominated by Mr. Sharpe. Mr. W. W.
Simmons of Colleton was nominated by
Seuator Gruber.
The total number of votes cast was
145, of which Dakesreoeived 98, Evans
105, Simmons 48,' aDd McLaurin. 47.
The two former were declared elected.
The joint assembly adjourned at 2:30
p. m.
THE STATE HOUSE.
The Bill to Complete it Passed by
Both Houses.
The House took up and passed the
Senate bill Thursday providing for the
completion of the State House. The
following is the vote by which the bill
was passed: - : ;
Yeas?Bacot, Bailey, Bates, Bell,
Black, Blythe, Bolts, Brantley, Browniog,
Caughman, Colcock, Cosgrove,
Cross, Crum, Dargan, Davi?, Dean,
Dendy, Dowling, Dukes, Efird, Epps,
Bstridge,1 H. H Evan?, N. Gr Evans,
Floyd, Gause, Henderson, Hoffmeyer,
Hollis, Jenkins, H. E Johnson, Jones,
Lockwood, Lofton, Lyles, Mann, Man- !
Ding, Marion, W. L. Mauldin, McCoy, ^
MrtLanohlin. MoLaurin. Mitchell. 1
Moses, Nettles, Patterson, Patton,
Penrifoy, Prince, Pyatt, GK W. Richardson,
R. B. A. Robinson, E. L Sanders,
Sawyer, Sharpe, Sinikins,Sinkler, j
S-. P. South, E. D. Smith, Jeremiah
Smith, Stackhouse, Stevenson, Strom,
3uber, W. H. Thomas, Threatt, Varn, 1
Verdier, Weston, Whisonant, Williams, '
Wilson, Wimberly, H. H. Woodward,
JToung.?76. 1
Nays?Ashley, Graham, W. J. Jhon- J
?on, Lcverett, Labia Mauldin, Miley, ;
E B Ragadale, J. W. Ragsdale, Rich- !
irds, C. E Robinson, J. L Smith, Timmerman,
West, Winkler, Wyche.?16.
1111* ? UI11 AO 4" . \ 1 1 /N CT*?
1UC Ull) icaus cl3 iv/uvn.-. 5 .
Secton 1. The sum of $175,000 of the \
jinkiog fund ia hands of the sinking
fund commission, as shown by their re- j
port, shail be used by the sinking fund ^
commission to complete the S'ate ,
house, they acting with the commission ,
hereioafter appointed in having the- (
?ame completed; and tha sum oi $15,300
per year of the taxes collected an- j
Qually for State purposes is hereby set ,
iside and pledged to repay the same, so ,
ased by the sicking fund for this pur- (
pose, and four per cent, interest there- j
Dn till the whole sum is repaid. ,
Seo. 2. That the governor, secretary
af state, and one member of the senate
to be appointed by the president of the
3enate and two members of 'the house
to be appointed by the speaker of the
bouse be, and are hereby, appointed a (
commission with the sinking fund commission
to take charge of and direct the !
completion of the state house; to let :
out all work herein authorized;to make
all necessary contracts, including the
employment of an architect, and to see ;
that the said work is completed according
to the contract, and to do any and
every act necessary to carry out the
purpose of this act: Provided. That
do funds be used except as they are aetnally
needed and shall not be used unless
to complete th^caid State house
for the sum so set apart.
FULL OF TEACHERS.
More than 5;000 Expected at the
Rational Educational Convention.
Nearly ercry teacher in South Carolina
will attend the national educational
convention to be held next
July in Charlestoa. Tho National
Educator, in speaning of the oooasion,
3ay: This is the first time this conven
tion has ever come South, and Charleston
and all South Carolina is to be congratulated.
-It is expected that 5,000
delegates from the South alone will be
in attendance. The railroads have
granted favorable rates and privileges.
Tho rtrmimntirm was spnt to thft Snuth I
because of tbe general educational
awakening that seems to have con*
upon our people. And it is not only a
seeming, but a reality. Oar people
are waking up to llie privileges and opr
portunities of education. And we
are arousing none too soon. This'day
of progess and competition demands
'Koininur Tha man TrVir* ia nllntrirnr
his children to^grow up ia ignorance is
raising them up for a life of servitude.
We must educate or be slaves. A
father had better sell the ooat of his
back than allow his children to miss
the advantages of at least a common
school training. There are but few,
men who cannct afford to send their
children to school. Let us awaken to
the necessity of the thine and it is more
than half accomplished. It is a splen
thing that we are building up our schools
and colleges. It is imperative that we
Rive our children the opportunities that
they afford. And let no boy or girl
that may" be poor despair of obtaining
hpst college traininr to be had.
With our increased advantage in public
schools, and pluck aud determination
on the part of a boy or girl, the opportunity
may be grasped. It is giyen out
at the capitol that the governor and
staff will attend.
SOME PLAIN TALE.
Senator Chandler Turns Against
His Republican Colleagues.
HE WARNS HIS PARTY. i
. . <- <
Says He Can't Swallow Mono,
- :
metalism, Which is the Pur- " <
pose of the Present Financial
Bill.
: I
Senator Chandler of New Hampshire, j
in addressing the United States Senate j
against the financial bill -recently indulged
in some plain talk to his Repnb- t
lican colleagues.^ Mr. Chandler said in 1
part: - r 1
4 "1 hose who have absorbed the gold <
of the world are trying tomake it more <
valuable by legislation. That is the <
natural meaniog of ths first 10 lines of '
the senate bill.- There is no- need of (
the law for any other object, Abso
lately no other purpose is to be Sub- }
served to those lines. The passage of i
the bill without adequate recognition '*
of the desire and determination of the. 1
American people that silver shall be *
remonetizsd. is a defiance of the Repub- \
liaan platform of 1896, and without;: <
such recogoiiion in the bill I cannot X
give to it my vote. It would be un-; \
qualified gold monometalism and ;tov c
advocate or submit to this is air aban- t
donment of Republican principles;1 , i
''It is true that because it is claimed''
that we haya now what are called good
times and prosperity in America, bk
metalism should be ridiculed and disregarded.
Bat our good times ara simply
because the balance ol trade-has
been so largely in our favor. What
would have been our condition if the
balance of trade had not been in our
favor. ; r-<.'
"In.truth, ifl- spite of temporary present
conditions the case in favor of bimetallism
still remains unimpaired.
The merits of bimetallism are plain.
The injury to result Jrom gold mono- ^
metallism is sure.
."Such arguments as can' be based
upon the foregoing facts bimetallism
are confronted with. The answer I c
made is that there is no certainty that s
the rise in prices, which are still only I
about three fourths of their former rate i
will be increased or eveB maintained, t
Second, that it is not certain that the t
' J -c u :i 1 o
Lucreaaeu ^.ruuuuuuu ui guiu wiu wutinue."
-I
"The attempt to establish the gold r
Btandard in India has been' a failure.-, .i
The public sentiment of England would t
welcome another movement for the re- li
monetization of silver. If the Irans- '
vaal war continues England may soon
become willing to enlarge the metallic
mnnpxr ftf t.hp wnrlH t.hrnnirH r#>TiPWA^
negotiations for an international agree- ^
ment. The senator from Rhode Island
3ays that it is not intended to reject
the idea of international metallism.
*' Why then not place an uneqaivocal a
pledge in this bill? The declaration ill- ?
ut?orof gold is unwise both in a bua-.^ <
iness and political sense. ,There is no i
need of this law. Therefore, let nareiterate
the law of 1S93 and not entact 1
50W monometalism in violation of the (
pledges of the Republican party. Let t
the convention to be held in June next. _
iecide that question. "" *
"It is with sincere regret that I dif- J
"er so radially from my political asiDRiates
in "tfti* hodr. Bafc-mv convie
Lion of duty will not allow me to do c
atherwise. I have not abandontd the
faith of the fathers. I stand upon the anoient
ways.
"I want the double standard, so do
1.300,000,000 of the people of this
\torld of ours; while only 200,000,000
want the single gold standard. - We
want the real money of the world to be .
eight billions of dollars in coin. Tbey 1
want it to be only four billions of dollars.
- The difference means injustice, .1
injury, "suffering and distress to mil- !
lions of God's paor people the world 1
over, while the gold class is to wax fat *
at the cost of-their helpless victims.
*' ''The gifted senator from New York J
(Mr. Depew) is said to 'have designed .J
for the Republican party a- new cam- 1
paign motto for 1900: 'Gold and glory.' ?
The alteration is pleasing. It> will 1
look fiaely on gilded banntrs, ana witi '
doubtless lead to victory. But if the *
word means gold monomeialisim, it will c
be necessary for the golden tongued ?
orators of the party to' (expatiate with '
marvelous eloquence over the glory of ?
the flag coming from the war with Spain *
in order to overcome the many evil ef- y
fects at the polls in November of the 1
deep damnation of the destruction by j
legislation of half the earth. Mr.: *
President, 'thou oanst not say I '
did it.'" *
Weaver Praisea Bryan.
Dr. A. W. Niohols, of- Green- i
ville, Michigan, chairman of the ]
People's party state central committee, t
has received a letter from Gen. "James
B. Weaver, who was a candidate for
president on the Populist and Greenback
tickets some years' atcp.;"*Gie.nefal Y
Weaver says: "Ireg-rd Mr; Bryan as .
+ f VlO fr lifta
IJLIC ^i^aucov JIVMUVl bliUV 1>W J VIVA *u*<v.w ^
his appearance among English-speak- 1
ing people. The populisis of the West ?
are with him practically to a man. I J
tru3t our friend;} in Michigan will
rally to his support with enthusiasm *
Any other conrse will simply give in- *
temional aid and comfort to imperi- (
rJism. the hankine trust and its whole ^
brood of vampires too numerous to *
mention." . {
* f
The Democrats on Top. 1
A dipatch from Frankfort, Ky., says: i
The clash between the Democratic and J
Republicaajbranchss of the Sfo?te gov-" a
em meet was emphasized by'the prison; *
officials releasiDg John 'eals, a Louisville
convict, en *a pardon "issued by' *
Gov. Becham. Deputy Warden Punch
was ActiDg warden tonight and. when
the pardon papers were presented to
him he ordered Seals released and the c
latter left the city Thursday night, f
Doug'as3 Hays, Koott a county convict, i
recently pardoned by Gov.^ Taylor, is f
still in confinement, the priscu officials \
refusing to recognize Taylor as gover- u<
nor.
A kingdom for a cure !
You need not pay so much. 1
A twenty-five cenc bottle of L. L. & K. i
Will drive all ills away. ]
See ad. and try iir?never fail*.
>
GEff. E. E. LEE.
- ?
His Memory Severed by the I *?le in
Every Section.
The Journal has received scores of
letters commending heartily its reply to
' W' U _t._ 1
mau iu' luiuuigaa wuu was crum
enough to say that he had intended to
moY9 to Georgia bat had changed his
mind after reading the eulogies of General
Robert E. Lee which some of Atlanta's
hifk school boys delivered, on
the last anniversary of that hero's birth.
Ihese letters have come from every
3/)/%flAn I\f fllA TTf\1Afl ^?AVM Afl AAA#
Tvvwvli Vi UUC VUlUUj IWUi OD lOi CUll
is Maasachuaetta and as far west as
Oregon. Every one of them has
brought testimony of the respect, love
md veneration in which the character
md memory of Robert E. Lee arc held
by the people of this country regardless
of locality, politics: or past differjnces.
From the list we give our readers
the_ following which is like all the
)then in sentiment and tone:
'To the Editor of The Journal, Atlanta,
Ja:
"Dear Sir?Your editorial, 'We
Don't Want Him,' February 3d, answerDg
a Michigan ignoramus is intensely
ind justly caustic. That any man could
)e so ignorant an4 base as to credit
tught but sublimity and gradeur to the
?#. T>~ 1 . T1 T . ~ 1
iie 01 xioDen xu. nee, 13 not oniy a
^inching evidence of his nan ow minded less
and depravity but a reflection on
lis own community which, would, no
loubt, hasten 'to repudiate suoh vilfc
ltterances as being typical of its sentiment.
.It is almost to be deplored that
i high class journal should have honored
such a 'filthy' article ati editorial
ipace instead of consigningit to its proper
and companionable place, the spitoon.
The intelligent people of the
torth, as well as of the souths as well
is of the world, reoogoize in the life of
yeneral.Lee unparalleled chivalry aad
rirtue and greatness. As you have
een fit to answer the raving of j& fauaic,
you have done so none too harshly.
LQday, tomorrow, forever Lee is the naion's
hero?Lee, the American?
lonored and loved alike by every .debtee
of genius and noble manhood... c
> * "Chas. H. Ellib.
"Sioux FalB, lD.t" ?eb. 8."
We thank the Michigan man for the
ontemptible better which has provoked o
many, expressions: of appreciation of
loberfe* B.- ifW iProm* citiaens of the
lorth and weritraitfTwere as devoted to
herUnion caus?jis?h& cotild have been
mt who are cot' Iflfe him blinded by
AA^iAn?1 ; loffflv 01^ nrvf flio
^UVlVUQi uavo* A UO IffbbVI, ouu uv?> vu?
ormer, we mnitqelicve,' represent the .
eal feeling of^he' people of the. north
ntejgard to Xj^eral Lee' and. the devoion'
of tlielfoilh to his memory.?At?
anta Journal.
HAMPTON OS 2&YAH.
thinks He Has 9 Good; Chance of
"Winning. - 0
Gen. Wade Hamilton still takes an '
ctive interest in the politics of the
lute ami. nation -and- his judgment, J
Iways sound on such matters, carries
reight in the councOs of the party.
Tuesday he talked with The News and
Courier representative at Columbia on
he attitude of the Anti-Free Silver
)emoerats of the State towards Wm.
r. Bryan. .He said: * z
"I don't think it worth while to
rae jthe currency L ,ae is the coming
ampaign. There is no doubt about it
Withe great majority of the people of
he State are with Bryan and his silver
lews. Congress, in the end, has to
ettle that question and I think the
urirenoy question should not be agitaedlnow.
While I do not agree with
Jr^n in his financial views, he is a.
nost remarkable man and he is squarey
on an' anti-imperialistic platform
rhich should be the chief issue. Upon
luti "issue I .believe Bryan can win
,nd; I shall vote for him. Upon that
as tie all Democrats can unite and heai
he differences in the last campais^i,
ehich resulted in the election of Mciiqley,
Bryan would certainly treat
he South with fairness, which cannot
rn expected from any Repablioan Adninistration.
Bryan seems to be gainng
strength in the North. Peansylrania
Democrats have already declared
mm anri T halisVA Vncp Y>irt Damn*
iratjt, will do the same thing. Imperiilism,
if carried ont, will be the death.
:nell of this old Republic ana that isue
is now of' far greater importance
hat' the financial. question. I believe
ve should send a strong delegation to
>he Convention pledged to an anti-periilistlo
policy. They will certainly be
or Bryan whose anti-imperialist views
lave made him stronger than ever in
\tn finnfh ?ra ir>ftroa?in?r hlfl
itrength in the whole country."
Geni Hampton intended going away
a a day or two, but deferred his departure
so as to remain here and hear
;he address of Col. Bryan.
A Hunting Tragedy.
A special dispatch from Yorkville to
Hie News and (Jonrier says: Mr. Maxey
Jewell and his neighbor aod friend, Mr
I. S. Bobinson, both of Ebenczer Town
(hip, in this county, went to an island
m Catawba River, near Neeley's Ferry,
Dhorsday afternoon on.a dnok hunting
ind fishing expedition. While engaged
in fishing they discovered two
iuoks floating down the river and each
>repjred to fire. .Before the ducks
same within range it was agreed that
Jewell, who was kneeling on the
pound in front of Robinson, was to
^*?/*U in fPrtnf on/) fKfl 1 o
mmediately after at the rear duck.
?'evfell fired and instantly attempted to
irise to his feet, aod as he did so he relei
ved the entire-charge from Robinon's
gnn in the back of his head and
ras iustantly killed.
Suieide of a Contra ssaan.
Congressman Chickering, of Lewis
iounty, New York, leaped from the
nnrt.h otnrv of thp firand Union hotel
n New York Wednesday and died^beore
the arrival of an ambulance.'-Jfie
eaa raftering from rheumatbm and was
te^yondent.
What Is It!
iVhile other brands
ire lefc upon the dealer's hands,
ls quickly sold throughout all lands?
Old North State Ointment
1 LOCAL OPTION. M
I Y
' Each
County Can Vot? for er
-
Against the Dfsptnsary.
* ** h
PASSED BY A BIC MAJORITY*
^
Under the Provisions of the Law
the People. Can Say .1
Whether they Want Pror
...... I
mDioen or wot.Senator
Archer's bill which pasted
the Senate at the last session, came up
in the He use on Tuesday. The bill provides
that one or more dispensaries for
the sale, of alcholio lienors may be
established in every coanty in this ?
State, the locality where same shall be
operate4 to be designated by the governor:
Provided, That in those counties
where the sale of liquors is now -pro
hibited by law-no dispensaries shall be
established, exoept as1 hereinafter pro?ided.~
Any county nay secure the
establishment of a dispensary or dispensaries
within its limits, or the re^
-moval of a dispensary or dispensaries
therefrom, in the following manner.
A written petition, signed by one-fourth;
of the qualified voters of such county,
shall be addressed to the governor,
praying for. an election upon either the
question of the establishment of the removal
of dispensaries therein* Said
petition shall have attached thereto a
certificate of the supervisors of registra- .
tion for such county, to the effect that
the same has been signed by one-fourth.
of the qualified voters thereof. The
original -petition shall be filed in ; the
office of the clerk of the court of common
pleas of such county for the inspec- ^
tion of any citizen; and the clerk shall . ...
forthwith forward to the governor a ^
certified copy thereof. Upon receipt ^ ^
of-such copy, which shall be filed^ with'
the go/ernorat least- 30 days prior to
Qn/*h AlaitftAn tha trnmrnAffilllll
?V?WU V*VWAVMf WUV gv V V* WV4
the commissioners of elections for
State and county officers of said - "
county to place a box. at each poll--. ?
ing precinct in said county-, at',; ;. .&
the next ensuing'general election for f_ [:'m
the purpose of submitting to the qaali-' ; ' ik
fied voters of such county the questioh --.v -. J
of the establishment or the removal of
dispensaries within its limits. Said ?
box shall have affixed to it a label with_ f \' '%
th? words 44Di*nAna*rv. Election" trrifc
tea or prioted thereon. The form of . agr
the ballot to be voted in said box shall . flj
be "Dispensary" or "No Dispensary," .
and if a majority of the-ballots cast be s"~
"dispensary," then one or more dis- )
pensaries may be established in such"
county; butif a majority of the ballots
east be-"no dispensary," then no
dispensapy shall be established therein, T|
and any-dispensary already established
shall be closed. Said elections shall
be conducted in the fame manner as uxe
elections, for State and county officers,
and the result thereof shall be certified
to by the said.commisaioners of election
and forwarded to the governor. The
bill passed by the following vote:
Yt as?Speaker Gary, Ashley, Baeot,
Baile;, Bolts, Browning. Cclcock, Co#grove,
Dargan, Davig, Dendy, JSstridge, _ ;
Floyd, Henderson, Hill,' Hollis,
Hydride. Jackson, H. E. Johnson,
Leverett, Lockwood, Lofton, Mann,
Marion, Wm. L. Manikin. McCullough,
McDilK McLiuchlin, Means, Miley,
?* - L-il 11- i TLi VT
luiwrneii, iuoai^naierjc, iuusco, hcivjco,
Prince, Pyatt, E B. Ragsdale, J. W.
Ragsdaie, Geo. VV. Richardson, He cry
B. Kichardson, C. E. Robinson, K. B.
A. Robinson, Rogers, 0. P. Seders,
Sawyer, Simkius, Sinkier, E I>. Smith,
Jeremiah Smith, J. L. Smith, Stackhouse,
Scevenson, Strom, Saber, W. H.
Thomas, W. J. Thomas, Yarn, Verdier,
Wharton. Whisooaat, Williams, Wilson,
Wimberley, Wicgo, Winkler. H.
U Q7/uv4i>*rJ W tnh? Vntlflff ?68.
Nays?Bites, Bell, Biaclc, Blcasg,
Brantley, Cauzhman, Cross, Oram, 4..
Dean, .Dukes, Epps, N. G. Evans,
Fairey, Gamble, Gantt, Gaase, Graham,
Hoffineyer, W. J. Johnson, Jones,
Lyles, Magill, Manning, Lib an Maal* . *3
din, McCoy, XleCra*, MvLaarin,
Mobley, Mo<s, Pearifoy, E L. Sanders,
Sharpe, G. P. Smith, Tnetu, Timmer
Uiau, VTVOVy V? VUV* WW.
Some Plain Figures.
Good people oat on the farms, do
have some foresight. We have figured
oat to yoa ia plain figures that a niae
million bale erop?150 pounds to the
bale?will pay yoa three haadred aad
tweaty-foar million dollars (IJwi.OOO,000)
at 8 cents while a twelve million
bale orop at 5 ceGts will pay yoa two
hundred and seventy millions (270,000,000.
You will clear the difference?
fifty-four million dollars?07 Keeping
the crop at nine millions. The Almighty
helped you this season , by cut- ,
ting down the yield. Now help yourselves
by keeping it down. If you will
reduce the acreage but intensify, so as
to increase the yield to the acre yon
will all be in a fair way to get rich, for
the stock will be low and another nine
million crop will put prices to nine or.
ten cents.?Greenville News.
Bryan and Gorman. :
The Washington correspondent of the ^
Atlanta Journal says W. J. Bryan held
a conference in Washington with exSenator
Gorman, of Maryland. They
met at the home a mutual friend/ It
is stated by Bryan's close political
friends that Gorman will throw his active^
support for the Nebraskan and
that a feature of the campaign will be
tn harmonize the factions in the Demo* - .
cratie party. The national platform
will be framed with that purpose largely
ia view," said a member of Senator
Jones's advisory committee Wednesday.
11
Mutiny in India,
Aecording to the press dispatckei received
here British difficulties in India
is maltiplyiDg. In the wild Jvjni&Jcia
region of northern India is brewing,
fanned by the efforts of the mad Mullah,
er fakir, who is preaching a holy
war. Added to this is the fact that the
commander-in-chief of the forces in
India, Gen. Sir W. S. A. Lockhart it
seriously ill. The victory, Lord Cur'
son, and the minor authorities said -to
be in despair, feeling their strength insufficient
to prevent the spread of disaffection
and even open rebellita.

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