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Tl'OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1896.
Senator Tillman says he would
not join the populists under acy
circumstances. Tom Watson says
says the populists would not have
The election of delegates to the
September convention by primary
election will not hold this year, as
the May convention has perpetua
ted itself by laking a recess till
September. . *
Mr. Joseph M. Brown, of Geor
gia, son of Governor Brown, has
just returned from Mexico, and
says that their silver dollars will
purchase as much .as our, gold
dollars, and manufactories are
A Silver Basis.
The Loudon Finaucial News, in
a recent editorial has the follow
ing to say of silver, it will be
quite a. revelation to many who
think free silver would injure the
"There is a plain moral in the
remark that if the United States
wbuld venture to cut herself adrift
from Europe and take outright to
silver she would have all America
and Asia at her back, and would
command the markets of both con
tinents. Tbe*barrier of gold would
be more fatal than any bariier of
a custom house. The bond of sil
ver would be stronger than any
bonds of free trade. There can
be no doubt about it, that if the
United States were to adopt a sil
ver basis tomorrow, British trade
would be ruined before the year
-JEftJLOut. Every American would
be profited, not' only at home,
but at every other market. Of
coarse, the United States would
have to suffer a certain extent
through having to pay her obliga
tion abroad in gold, but the loss
in exchange under thishead would
be a mere drop in the bucket com
pared with the profits to be reaped
from the markets of South Ameri
ca and Asia, to say nothing of
Europe. The marvel is that the
United States have not long ago
seized the opportunity, lt has
never occurred to the American to
scoop us out of the world's mar
kets by going on a silver basis,
and it might serve us right, if, ir
ritated by 'the contemptuous
apathy of our government to the
gravity of the silver problem, the
Americans retaliate by freezing
out gold. It conld easily be done."
- ?The Defection of Gantt."
"The most sublimely pitiful
spectacle seen in the late ^.c.uip
craiic convention at Columbia was
-the desertion Of-Irby* at the last
moment by his sworn 'retainer,
Larry Gsntt. As the waves of de
feat were about to roll over the
head of Irby with the votes that
overwhelmed his resolutions of
fidelity to the last words that
reached his politically moribund
ears was the flippant declaration
-of the faithless Larry-and he em
phasized it with one of his mon
key-like grins, as though it were a
good joke-that while he was a
Jefferson democrat from the crown
of his head to tho soles of his feet,
hd was not a Grover Cleaveland
democrat, and his fallen chief
could not ram any such unheard
of doctrine down his throat, And
Lf.rry hugged himself with joy to
riTTlfimself safe in the Tillman
What the Sun has said is liter
ally true and if there was a sick
ening example of perfidy, this
poor, numbla, boot-licking Gantt
furnished it. However, The Post
ha? known Gantt fo?a long time
and there was nothing surprising
in Gantt's action. No one can ex
pect anything better of Gantt and
the creature that he is rather ex
cites pity mingled with disgust
than indignation. Gantt is a com
ical sort of thing and he must fall
on the winning side or his rations
stop,-and Gantt knows it. Gantt
probably looks upon himself as
the Caliban of Tillmanism and
will act the ludicrous and grotes
que Caliban whenever occasion
cornee^- For who cares? Who re
gards Larry Gantt?-Charleston
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Dr. L. M. Gillam, who practiced
medicine over forty years, origina
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has now been in .use about fifty
five years, was the best Tonic and
Blood Purifier ever given to the
world. It never fails to cure the
most malignant ulcers, sores, rheu
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blood diseases. Beware of sub
stitutes. Use this standard rem
edy. Price per large bottle, JU .00.
For sale by Druggists.
Blessings to Humanity.
April showers are*a blessing to the
honest yeomanry, because they insure
^Well-filled granaries with the good
aga of the soil, but these are minali
ipared with the blessings that
|uey & Bland will bestow upon
lr thousands of patrons who will
'ail themselves of the low prices they ,
e offering on Wagons, Buggies, Har
ness, Furniture, Coffins and Caskets.
When you buy one of Ramsey ?fe
DBIatid's turnouts you don't have to J
trade it off for one you bought else
f JJflTFor the best Fire insurance
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SOUTH CAROLINA ADOPTS
They Are Passed by the Con
vention by a Rising: Vote.
Lie Passes Between Irby and Till
man-Bolters Win the Day.
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 20.-The
State Democratic convention met
at noon to-day in che State capi
tol. The attendance was very large.
Senators Tillman and Irby, and
Governor Evans, besides all the
leadiDg politicians of the Slate
were in attendance. Irby, a3 Slate
chairman, called the convention
to order but mado no speech. I.
H. McCalla was made temporary
chairman. The permanent organi
zation was effected by the election
of A. H. Patterson,.of Barnwell,
who made a brief speech express
ing the hope that the convection
would sen i only delegates to Chi
cago who would represent this
State. He spoke of the great ad
vance the cause of free silver has
made. The convention, at the in
stance of Senator Tillman, has ap
pointed a committee of bue from
each county to report a platform
and consider all resolutions. An
other committee on constitutional
changes was appointed. At 1
o'clock numerous resolutions were
being presented, all. of them free
silver, from the ground up.
One resolution offered by Mr.
Fred Williams, was that they re
fuse to elect delegales to Chicago
A resolution calling on the Dem
ocrats of tbe State to vote for Till
man for President, was received
with cheers, when presented.
A reiolution of sympathy with
the Cuban patriots was also cheer
ed when introduced. The conven
tion, at 1:30 o'clock, took a re
cess until 8 o'clock. The delegates
at laige to Chicago will be Sena
tor Tillman, Governor Evans, W.
H. Eilerbe, and D. J. Brabham.
The following delegates from the
several Congressional districts
have been agreed on :
Second-M. B. McSweeney, B.
Third-4. H. McCall, J. B. Wat
Fifth-T. H. Williams, W. F.
Six'.h-W. D. Evans, A. H. Wi!
Fir?t District-M. R. Cooper, of
Colleton; Thomas Martin, of
? Alternates-J. 1>. Bivens, of
Colleton; Thomas Talbird, of
Seventh District-Dr. O. R. Loir
manj of Or.ingeburg; Dr. H. T.
Ibbott, of Sumter.
Alternates-C. W. Garvis, of
Colleton ; J. W. Dreher, of Lex
Fou-th District-Not.-.j',.; .alec^
Alternates-at-Large-C. M. Efird,
W.H.Mauldin, W. 0. T?tum, J.
Cuban resolutions calling on
the President to carry out tho ac
tion of Congress were adopted
The Tillman Presidency resolu
tion was adopted by a rising vote.
Senator Irby, speaking in the
capacity of chairman of the De
mocracy of the State, warned tbe
reform faction against bolt, and
predicted ruiu to the party in the
State, and to not only white su
premacy, but white civilization;
as the bieech would be made a
He said that the whole trouble
was that the party "ras good
enough to elect Tillman Governor
twice, and to tho Senate, but was
not good enough to elect nim Pres
Senator Tilintan was bitter in
his reply, and ascribed Irby's at
tack on him as his (Irby's) fear
for his V-election. To this Irby
who was seated at a short distance,
gave the lie direct. Tillman's an
swer was loft in the confusion of
cheers and counter-cheers that
Tillman then denounced Presi
dent Cleveland and the money
power of the East, and announced
his leadines to join hands with the
West. He was bitter in his com
ments on ?he Democrats of the
North and favored the bolt if the
convention did not declare for
Governor Evans announced his
advocacy of Tillman's candidacy
for the Presidency, and stated that
there was not a Democrat North
of Mason's and Dixon's line.
Fourth district-J. D. M. Shaw,
Laurens ; J. J. Fairfield.
At 2 a. m., the convention took
recess tiil Sept. 1. This is to al
low the convention to reassemble
in case the South Caj-o?ina dele
gation along with others, bolt the
THE DELEGATES AT LARGE.
On Mr. Austin's motion, the
convention proceeded to elect del
egates to the national convention.
The nominat ions were to be made
Mr. Efird offered a resolution,
which relieved the necessity for
having ballots on each nominee.
For delegate at large, Mr. Mc
Cown nomiiated W. H. Ellerbe.
For another Mr. McCalla nomina
ted Senator Tillman ; for the third
position Mr. Tatum named Gov-,
erne* Evans, and for the last dele
gate at large D. J. Brabham was
These four delegates at large
were elected by aoclamation.
The alternates at large were
then elected, as follows: C. M.
Efird, \V. H. Maulclin, W. 0. Ta
tum and J. C. Wilboru.
THE DISTRICT DELEGATES.
The delegates from the congres
sional districts were then chosen,
as follows, having been agreed
upon previously :
Firet Dictrict-M, R. Coober
Colleton, Thomas Martin of B",
fort. Alternates, G. D. Biv^
Colleton; Thomas Talbird
Spcond District-M. B. W
Sweeney of Hain pt OD, B. L. Cauj
man of Saluda. Aiternales,
S. Bamberg of Barnwell, J. H. Ii
warde of Saluda.
Third District-I. H. McCal
of Abbeville, J. B. Watson cf A
derson. Alternate?; J. T. Dunc
of Newberry, E. P. Earle
Fifth Dristriol-W. F. Si.ait
York, T. Y. Williams of Yoi
Alternates, T. J. Cunningham
Chester, W. P. Pollick of Chest?
Sixth District-W. D. Evans
Marlboro, A. H. Williams of W
liame'burg. Alternates, G. P. Set
borough of Darlington, D. '.
Iraxler of Tiramonsville.
Seventh District-Dr. 0.
Lowman of Orangeburg, Dr. H.
Abbott of Sumter. Alternates,
W. Gan is of Colleton and J. \
Dreher of Lexington.
1. The Democratic party
South Carolina reaffirms its allej
ance to the principles enunciate
by Jefferson, Monroe, and Jacks
and followed by their successc
in office and pledges itself to stai
by those principles as the creed
our political faith.
2. We denounce the admin
trdtiou of President Cleveland
undemocratic and tyrannical ai
as a departure from those prim
pies which are cherished by i
liberty-loving Americans. T
veto power has been used to thws
the will of the people as express
by their represen'.atives in co
gress, The appointive power li
been used to subsidize the prei
to debauch congress and to ovt
awe and ontrol citizens iu t
free exercise of their constitutif)
al rights as voters. A plutocrat
despotism is thus sought to be c
tablished on the ruins of the r
" 3. We believe the power ai
usurpations of the Federal cour
as now organized to the dangero
to the republic. The ?ni?rici
peoph have lost confidence in li
tenure of officers in any denni
ment of government and we rope
here the warning of J<?ffers<
against the tendency and effect
of the constitution of the Feder
judiciary, which he styles '"an i
responsible body working lil
gravity by night and day, gainii
a little today and a little tome
row and advancing its noisele
steps .like a thief over the fie
jurisdiction until all shall I
usurped from tho States and tl
government of all bo consolid?t'
. into one." The paddon revers
of tho decision iii the iucome tn
cases has never hoon satisfac'ori
explained to the .American peop
and th? court has lost the respei
and confidence of the people as
natural result. To restore con!
dence in the judiciary and mal
the courts the bulwarks of libirl
rather than the apparent tools ,<
the "sordid despotism of wealth
To protect the people against tl
brood of vampires in the shape <
monopolies, trusts and combin<
. which have grown up under vii
ious laws badly* administered. 1
provide for the election of sont
tors and of all high goverumer
officials by the people so as to ri
duce the dangers of Federal pa
rouage in the hands of an un sen
pulous President. To restore go\
ernment of the people, by the pe(
pie and for the people we deman
the calling of a constitutional coi
vention to form an organic la
suitable to the chauged cond
tiens and to tho growth of th
4. We demaud a more economi
cal administration of our nationa
affairs and that taxes shall b
levied so as to bear equally on al
classes. Labor should be lightl,
burdened and by a graduated in
come tax wealth be made to pa;
for its protection.
We repudiate the construct io;
placed on the financial plank o
the last Democratic national con
vention by President Clevelant
and Secretary Carlisle as centra^
to the plain meaning of Englisl
words and as being an act of ba(
faith, deserving of severest cen
sure, The issue of bonds in timi
of peace with which to buy gok
to redeem coin obligations, pay bli
in silver or gold, at the option o
the government, and the use of tin
proceeds to defray the ordinary
expenses of the government, an
both unlawful and usurpations o
authority, deserving impeach
5. A sound and just system o?
finance is the most potent factoi
in a nation's prosperity and wt
demand the restoration of the
money of the Constitution, b)
giving silver the same rights and
privileges now given to gold. We
demand tho free and unlimited
coinage of silver at a ratio of 1G
to 1, legardless of the actiou of
any and all other nations and that
such coinage be a legal tender foi
all debts, public and privat?. Con
gress, alone bas the power to coin
and issue money and President
Jackson declured that this power
could not be delegated to a cor
poration, therefore, we deniE.nd
the national batiking system be
The absorption of wealth by a
few, thc consolid?t iou .of our lead
ing railroad systems and the for
mation of trusts ant pools, re
quire a stricter control by the
Federal government of those ar
teries of commerce. We demand
the enlargement of the interstate
The reading was concluded amid
loud applause. Larv Gantt moved
that it be adopted unanimously
with every "i" dotted and every
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