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THOS. J. ADAMS,.'EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29,1394.
The cotton market will open two
weeks later than usual this fall.
The rice crop is in excellent con
dition and a large crop will be
Judge Aldrich has decided that
the dispensary law of 1893 in un
The first bale of Carolina cotton
was received at Charleston August
14, from Bamberg.
The Republican Con? ess that
passed the Kinley tariff bill did
not adjourn until October of that
The report that Secretary Car
lisle is about to resign IP again
current, according to the Spartan
Congress adjourned on Tuesday
of this week, after sitting long
enought to have hashed forty times
over and again.
General Wade Hampton, Com
missioner of Railroads, has gone
to the Pacific coast to inspect the
land grant railroads in that sec
The boll worm is playing havoc
with cotton in Texas. Whole fields
are being completely destroyed, It
is hoped that South Carolina will
be spared this calamity.
J. Hendricks McLane, who had
been from 1882 until 1889 the
most prominent Republican poli
tician in the State, died in Colum
bia recently, after a long illness.
The Whiskey Trust has borrow
ed $4,000,000 in small sums%rom
the banks in several of the large
cities. What are they going to do
with it? Buy votes for the Novem
We hear all kinds of rumors
about the "antis rising" after the
primaries of to-day, Tuesday, and
sweeping the State with a ticket
made up of disgruntled Reformers
and hungry, tied-out Conserva
The cases against all the men
arrested by Governor Tillman's or
der, for alleged complicity in firing
into the train near Darlington on
the day of the trouble there, have
heen discharged for want of evi
A cock and bull story comes from
Alabama that the Republicans and
disgruntledKolbites have coalesced
and the result will be the election
of a Republican to the United
* States Senate in the place of Sen
News comes from the cotton re
gion of Texas that half of the
cotton crop had been killed by
boll worms, and if the rains con
tinue the entire crop will be de
stroyed. There may be some truth
in the above, but the most of it is
The total value of railroad prop
erty in Edgefield for the year 1894
taken from the Comptroller Gen
oral's office is $604,250 as against i
$698,850 in 1893. The total value
of railroad property iu the State is
$24,874,990 against $25,294,403 in
A Georgia newspaper makes the
assertion that since the passage of
the tariff bill "all woolen goods
will be cheaper than ever before.
A man will be able to almost swap
his linen duster for a good winter
overcoat." So the good times aro
It has been discovered that of
the six-year-old school children of
Boston, sixty per cent, have never
seen a robin, growing corn, black
berries, or potatoes, and eighteen
per cent, have never seen a cow.
How about other cities? What a
boon the short, summer outing in
the country for the poor children
Dr. Pope has withdrawn from
the gubernatorial race, but a Mr.
Moon of the same county has taken
his place, and says he will stick to
the end if he doesn't get a single
vote. His favorite song is said
Up in a baloon, boys,
All around the Moon,
Where the little stars are singing
Sometimes out of tune.
On Monday Senator Butler tele
graphed from Washington to the
State Executive Committee at Co
lumbia withdrawing his pledge to
abide the result of the primary
.elections. This means something,
hut exactlr what shape politics
'will take in the future we are un
able to predict. A contest before
the United States Senate, however,
is the ultimatum. And a contest
hefore that body is as uncertain as
the verdict of a petit jury.
BUTLER QUITS TBE DRIVE,
BE WITHDRAWS I ROM THE
Means That the Legislature is to
he Fought for in the General
Election in November.
A considerable sensation was
caused in political circles yester
day morning when it became
known that Senator M. C. Butler
had finally decided to give the
Democratic primary the go-by, and
was going into the general eleotion
with legislative tickets in each
county. At first it was a little
hard to understand exactly what
the Senator meant in his an
nouncement, but now there is no
It was about ll o'clock yesterday
morning, when Secretary D. H.
Tompkins, of the State Democratic
Executive Committee, recoived the
following telegram from the Sena
tor, addressed to bim as secretary
"WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 27.
"I hereby withdraw the paper I
filed with you on the 17th or 18th
of June, announcing my candi
dacy for the United States Senate.
M. C. BUTLER."
The following is the letter, which j
the Senatar withdraws :
"To Mr. D. H. Tompkins, Secretary
Democratic Executive Commit
tee, Columbia, S. C.
"Dear Sir: I hereby announce
myself as a candidate for the
United States Senate for the term
beginning March 4th, 1894. T pre
sume'the candidates for the Legis
lature which will elect the United
States Senator will abide the re
sult of the primaries set for August
30th next. I hereby request chat a
separate box be provided by the
State Executive Committee at each
and every voting precinct in the
State in which each voter roay ex
press by his ballot his preference
for United States Senator, said
separate box to be managed under
the same rules as other ballot boxes
in the primaries, and I hereby
pledge myself to abide the result
of the vote thus cast in at the said
primary. An early reply will
oblige. Very truly,
M. C. BUTLER.
WHAT IT MEANS.
The telegram evidently had ref
erence to the f?rst part of Senator
Butler's letter, wherein he an
nounced himself as a candidate
for the United States Senate. The
letter was an official notice to the
that he was a candidate within the
party organization. a^The telegram
could not have had any reference
to what he said about pledging him
self, as that was only in case the
separate box was allowed, and that
has not been done.
PROHIBITION VS. DISPEN
The Connecticut Prohibition
Convention met in New Haven laBt j
week. Three hundred delegates
were present. After a heated dis
cussion this body pas?ed with only
fifteen dissenting votes the follow
ing resolution favoring the dis
pensary system for the sale of
We recognize that there is a
legitimate and necessary traffic in
alcoholic liquor for medicinal and |
other purposes, and that this traffic,
when left to private enterprise and
control, often becomes a source of
abuse, injury, and public danger.
We, therefore, believe that, nader
a policy prohibiting the traffic in
alcoholic liquors as a beverage, the
manufacture and sale of alcoholic
liquors for medicinal and mechan
ical purposes should be solely un
der the control of the National
Government handled entirely by
qualified and reliable government
agents. In brief, we favor the dis
pensary system, applied only by
the National Government, and for
the sale of alcoholic liquors for
medicinal and mechanical pur
poses only, the traffic in alcoholic
liquor for beverage purposes being
This is the first State Prohibition
platform ever adopted recognizing
a legitimate use of alcohcl for
medicinal and scientific purposes,
and the first recognition by such a
body of the dispensary system as
a coming and potent factor in the
great question of the liquor traffic.
Congressman Talbert offered the
following resolution just after the
passage of the tariff bill. Objec
tion was made and it was passed
.'Whereas, The tarin* bill has
passed tho house reducing the duty
and cheapening the necessaries of
j "Whereas, By separate acts, coal,
iron, barbed wire, sugar, and mo
lasses have been put upon the list;
"Whereas, Without further leg
islation the masses of the people
will be very little better o? than
before ; therefore, be it
"Resolved, That it is the sense
of the House of Representatives
that the people's money should be
restored to its original status by
the remcvuet?zait?Qn of silver ai a
ratio,of 16 to 1, followed by some
financial legislation increasing the
circulating medium of the country,
so that Ahe people may be able to
purchase the necessaries of life
l&te\y roduced in the (tariff bill."
STATESMAN ON TSE STUMP.
SPECIMEN SPEECH OF JAS.
CULLINS, THE WELL
Who is Seeking Legislative Hon
ors in Lancaster County-A
Bright, Refulgent Star.
From the Report of the Lancaster Review.
Gentlemen, there are twenty
seven candidates before you to-day
-and all of them want your votes,
and all of them say they are Re
formers. Yes, and I reckon if old
Dan Chamberlain wa3 here he
j would say he was a Reformer, too.
11 have tried to be a Reformer, but
haven't been one yet-have had too
many devils to fight.
I was not in the civil war-'tain't
a case of my wife and the bear
with me-but I had brothers in
that war. The war was gotten up
by lawyers in Charleston and shy
locks. It waB a poor man's fight
and a rich man's war. I came
here in 1863, an Irish boy. Dan
Chamberlain put you to the ex
pense of $50,000 for guns-the
mean lawyers responsible for it.
The people shake the bush and the
lawyers get the plum. I wish I
had a crowbar; I would prize the
scales off your eyes, you blame set
of scoundrels. I have not come
to kick np h-ll, but this is a free
white man's country and if we ain't
got sense enough to vote we ought
to fail. I'll fight any man here
after the meeting. The farmers
had to whip the negroes and then
the lawyers got the plum. Till
man came out in 1889 and said
Now about the Alliance. It has
to keep the lawyers and merchants
out because they are too smart.
A voice in the crowd : "What
about Cleveland and the bond is
Cullins: "He ought tobe beat
over the head with a dead cat, the
FarmerB can't vote an independ
ent ticket-the boot-blacks are
pulling at you all the time. I have
been fighting the lawyers ev6r since
1868. Fought Chamberlain and
his crowd in 76. Over yonder
-Preacher Picket was with us
we captured seveuty of 'em. Maj.
Hamilton, of Chester, said I was
the d-dost man he ever saw. I
belong to the church and try to do
tight lawyers"ti?l the wool pulls off. j
I have been a Reformer, but there
has been no reform. All of you
are a set of infernal fools. You
need the scales knocked off your
eyes with a crowbar. They talk
j about that reduction bill. Why it
was killed by amendments-it
looks like a nigger bill. Jones
talks about paragoric, but its weak
paragoric, and he's got a sting in
his tail. Old fool Cullins, eh?
want to get out and whip him!
Come out and try it ! I don't want
your votes. Will think as much of
you if you don't vote for me-don't,
think much of you, anyhow. I
want to kill about 40,000 hypo
crites before I die. Big ears of
com and long bundles is what the
lawyers are after. I want freedom.
You let these fellows go down yon
der and cutoff your freedom, and
you have not got sense enough to
see it. I am not hanging on to
anybody's coat-tail and nobody's
hanging on to mine, for I ain't got
none. Talk about peace! How
can you get peace when the devil
is among you? They say they are
going to get on Cullins's record.
Let 'em try it ? They'll find one of
the "8tumpest" tail mules you over
saw-one of the bucking class.
It'll take 40 devils to beat Cullins
if I go down there.
Talk about dispensary, I wouldn't
care if whiskey was running over
these bushes. Some people ought,
to be drowned anyhow. I am not
blind. You can't run over me. We
ought to get up to Washington and
take out the attorney-general and
old Cleveland and beat 'em over
the head with a stocking full of
mud. We ought to take old Morton
and pu4; him in a silo with the
other green stuff. There are some
here who ought to be beat with a
stocking full of mud, too.
I The farmers did the fighting in
7G, but I've got no harm at the
lawyers, nor the doctors, nor the
merchants. This country is big
enough for us all. We ought to
get together and live in peace.
Go to a lawyer for advice and he
will charge you $10, and yet they
come out here and want your votes.
They will go and borrow $5 and
never pay it back.
I want to do my duty as a white
man. In 76 Chamberlain and the
old lawyers got behind the niggers,
but I found 'om, and yet some little
fe)\ow said two years ago that I was ,
a vicious f?jjow.
Some ope }n tjie prowd cried out,
"What about Jtb,e circular saw?"
.Cullfoij replied; V^ell, Mr,
Joncs (Ira i?. Jones) said ap yor
der that I "would run agii acirci
lar saw when I tackled hin ; but
told Bim yesterday that Idid nc
want to swallow him. fo: when
went up the road home ny neigt
bors, seeing the hairs stitking 01
of ray mouth, might thiiik I ha
swallowed a jackass. Herben toi
me if I swallowed him [ ;woul
have more brains in my hj&i tha
in my stomach. (He evdentl
meant the reverse.) I make n
coon tracks. I want these fellow
who get up here and say th?y ar
Reformers to tell the truth an
quit telling lies."
"Shall We Meet Again.'
Geo. D. Prentice.
"The fiat of death ie inexonbh
There is no appeal for relief Iron
the great law which dooms is t
dust. We flourish and fade-as th
leaves of the forest, and the flower
that bloom, wither and face in
day have no frailer hold upon lif
than the mightiest monard tha
ever shook the earth with hu foot
steps. Generations of mei wil
appear and disappear as the grass
and the multitude that throig th
world to-day will disappear at foot
steps on the shore. Men sddon
think of the great event ofdeatl
until the shadow falls acrose,thei
own pathway, hiding from thei
eyes the faces of loved ones rhosi
living smile was 'he sunlight o
their existence. Death is the an
tagonist of life, and the though
of the tomb is the skeleton of al
feasts. We do not want to g<
through the dark valley, althougl
the dark passage may lead to para
dise; we do not want to go dowi
into damp graves even with princei
as bed-fellows. In the beautifu
drama of 'Ion' the hope of immor
tality so eloquently uttered by th(
death-devoted Greek, finds deep re
sponse in every thoughtful soul
When about to yield hie life a sac
rifice to fate, his Ciernan the thee
asks if they should meet again, tc
which he responded: I have asked
that dreadful question of the hille
that look eternal-of the cleai
streams that How on forever-of the
stars among whose fields of azure
my spirits have walked in glory.
All are dumb. But, as I gaze upon
thy living face, I feel that there is
something in love that mantles
through its beauty that cannot
wholly perish. We shall meet
An Old Doctor's Favorite.
Dr. L. M. Gillam, who practiced
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OFFICE CHAIR. BOARD OF VISITORS, )
BARNWELL, S. C., July ll, '94. J
THE following Beneficiary vacancies
exist in the South Carolina Mili
tary Academy, to wit: Anderson 2,
Barnwell 1, Berkeley 3, Charleston 4,
Chester 2, Colleton 2, Chesterfield 1.
Edgefield 2, Fairfield 2, Florence 1,
Georgetown 1, Greenville 1, Hampton
2, Kershaw 1, Lancaster 1, Laurens 2,
Lexington 1, Marlboro 1, Newberry 2,
Spartanburg 1, York 1.
These vacancies will be filled by com
petitive examination before county
boards, which will convene for the
purpose at their respective county
seats on the 14th of September prox.
The county examining boards will
receive their instructions from the
State Superintendent of Education,
and will report results directly to the
undersigned at Barnwell.
Applications for information and
forms on which to apply for permission
to appear before the examiners will be
made to the Chairman of the Board of
Visitors at Barnwell, in time to be re
ceived prior to the 2nd of September.
The Board of Visitors will pass upon
these applications at Columbia on the
4th of September, and grant permits
to such as appear to be entitled thereto.
No one without such permit will be
examined by the county boards. No
application will be considered by the
Board of Visitors which is not fully
and clearly made out in accordance
with the prescribed regulations, and
under no circumstances, whether the
delay be from mishap or otherwise, will
an application be considered after ad
journment of the session of the board
held for the purpose on-the 4th of Sep
tember, lt is therefore desirable that
applications be forwarded to the Chair
man at the earliest day, to the end that
they may be returned when necessary
for amendment before the session of
the board, and parties be assured that
their claims are properly presented.
In the eager competition for these va
cancies experience has shown that jus
tice to all requires a rigid adherence
to the conditions announced.
The requirements for admission to
the Fourth Class in the Academy are :
Ability to read and write English with
facility, Arithmetic completed, a
knowledge of the elements of English
Grammar, of descriptive Geography,
and of the History of the United
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