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WALHALLA, ?i. O. t
WKUNKMDAV, .III IV li S, IOOI.
GOVERNOR MCSWEENEY DID RIGHT.
lu returning tho resignations of Sena
tors Tillman and MoLaurin wo think
Govoruor Mcsweeney took tho wiso
courao. Tho pooplo should bo shielded
from tho strifo of a bit tor campaign this
year, and their interests should bo
placed above tho political fortuno of
oithor Senator, lt is also apparent that
Sonator McLaurin was able to take tho
sobor second thought in conforming to
tho request of tho Governor in with
drawing his resignation.
THE REUNION AT MEMPHIS.
A Grand Welcome io tho Confoderato Vete
rans- A Hundred Thousand Strangers.
Tho eleventh annual rounion of the
Unitod Confoderato Votoraus was hold
in tho city of Memphis, Tomi., and ono
hundred thousand strangers wore in tho
city when tho rouuiou bogan, whioli is
cquivalout to tho entire population of
Tho great convention hall was tho
cent ci of an enormous crowd for nearly
two hours before tho hour sot for tho
commencement of tho oxorciscs. Tho
in' erioi of tho hall was a thing of beauty,
tho oxcollont work of tho decorators
being shown in all its morit.
Tho oxcrcises woro almost entirely
confined to tho welcoming addresses,
tho completion of permanent organiza
tion and the appoint ment of tho com
mittees on resolutions and credentials.
Tho convention was called to order by
Gen. Geo. W. Gordon, of Memphis, who
rapped his desk with a gavel made of
wood taken from a tree which shaded
tho favorito soat of Jefferson Davis at
Kev. J. Wm. Jones, D. I)., chaplain
general of tho U. C. V., offered au invo
cation of praiso and adoration from
gratoful hearts ns they woro gathored in
rounion once moro.
Governor McMillan welcomed tho
delegates in behalf of Teunessoo. Ho
complimented tho mon of tho South on
their glorious record in the war ?ind
deplored the fact that so many of tho
glorious band had pnssod away. Cheer
after cheer g'oeted the Governor.
Mayor Williams extended n welcome
on behalf of tho city council of Memphis.
Ex-Senator 'turley expressed bis
pleasure in extending tho greetings of
the citizens of Memphis. Among these
citizens, he said, were many who during
tho war lind placed their sympathy ?iud
resources against the cause of tho Con
fedornoy. To these citizens of Memphis,
who bad opposed tho South during tho
war, much of the success of the reunion
was duo. His announcement of tho part
taken in the work by tho Federal sympa
thizers W08 greeted with repented cheers.
Tho hall wns then turned ovor to
Gen. John li. Gordon, commander of
tho United Confederate Votoraus, ?ind
tho mention of his name wns greeted
with ohoer niter cheer. Tho votoraus
again ?md again gave him the yell of
welcomo as be advanced from tho rear
of the platform, and it wns some minutes
before his clear, ringing voico could be
beard fur tho tumult with which ho wns
greeted. Gen. (Jordon responded to the
grnoious welcome of Tennessee, willoh
for tho third time wns receiving the
remnant of tho South's matchless annies,
first nt Chattanooga, then nt Nashville
und now nt Memphis. No placo wns
more fitted for snob n gathering, said
Gon. Gordon, than this city by tho groat
river, which was once the highway for
ironclads, whose waters woro churned
by torpedoes in a seething cauldron and
whose bl ii tl's were ramparts of defense
for a struggling people. Mero in this
Memphis no Alexander the Groat ever
worshipped in Ufo or laid in stale when
dend; but boro lived, hero fought, here
died mid here rests the honored ashes of
Nathan Bedford Forrest, the wiliest
horseman of modern times mid the
equal in native, untutored genius of the
g roa tost cavalryman of ?my ago.
"We aro glad, therefore, to meet in
Memphis, lu tho fulness of our hearts
we thank this generous people for their
invitation and for this princely recep
tion. I conclude ns 1 bogan with the
declaration that no moro appropriate
placo for such a gathering could have
boon selected, lt is appropriate for tlio
rensons already suggested, lt is appro
priate because of its geographical posi
tion, mid by tho steadfast adherence of
its pooplo to tho immortal memories of
tho past; it is in the very center of the
lost, but forever loved Confederacy. It
in appropriate because it is built, upon
tho banks of tho great river willoh binds
together with its liquid links the distant
sections of our great common country,
for this city of Memphis is ono of the
fountain heads of that stream of Ameri
can brothel hood nod unity which Hows
with ever increasing volume through all
iiiierty-loving American Hearts.''
At tho conclusion of Gon. Gordon's
address General S. I). Lee presented nu
oaken gavel, whoso head was made
frOUl tho wood of the steamer Star of tito
West, ?it which was fired tho first shot
of tho war as it attempted to enrry relief
to Kort Sumter.
G?n?ral Geo. W. Gordon then delivered
n gavel made of wood, taken from a lice
growing on tho battlefield of Appo
In a neal address Gon. John IL Cor
don accepted holli gavels. Ile then pie
Souled ill a few happy words'"ol. lien
nett H. Voling, of Louisville, tho orator
of tho day.
While Col, Voling wns in Ibo midst of
bis address, tho form of Goil Fit/.hugh
Leo Was seen as the general plowed his
wny through the crowd, on his way lo
the platform. Ile was greeted with
warm cheers ?is he slopped upon the
platform. Gen. Cordon stepped for
ward, grasped bis band warmly- ?ind
turning round to the delegates sam:
"Comrades, I have only lo mention
tho linnie of Loo."
Tho cheers redoubled in force ?ind
volume and Gen. Leo wns compelled
repeatedly to bow bis acknowledgment
of tho boarty greeting of bis old com
rades. Col. Young's oration was
received with hearty oheors.
HKCONO DAY'S ritOCEKDINOS.
Tho weather was porfoot iu Momphis
ou the secoud day of the reunion. The
Hoi ul parade took place in the afternoon,
and ovory feature planned for the enter
tainment of tba veterans was carried
out. Tho oxorcisos lu Confederate hall
woro opened by tho singing of tho dox
ology and prayer by Kev. Mr. Blaokard,
Commander (jordon announced the
first thing iu ordor wns tho offering of
TllO report of tho committee on cre
dent iain was called for and road by tho
chairman, J. Q. Quise, of Alabama.
Tho total representation of 1,850 camps
was reported with an aggregate attend
ance of 2,30? delegates. Texas had tho
largest roprosontatiou with 129 camps
and ?101 delegates.
Tho resolutions proparod by various
delegates woro passed up to tho com
mander, who road thom aloud boforo
passing them to tho committee on reso
lutions. Among thoBO which woro
offered tho greatest excitement was
caused by a resolution providing for n
monument, to tho memory Of Kobort E.
Tho resolution was recoived with
marked disfavor. Tho nows was spread
over tho streets and thoro was a rush of
veterans to tho reunion hall.
lt appeared for a moment that there
would be trouble, and had it not boon
for tho calm explanations of those at
tho entrance of tho hall there would
undoubtedly havo boon several diffi
culties among tho old veterans. It
dovol?pod that Sam II. Mooro, of Hunts
ville, Ala., prosoutod a resolution oall
ing Oil tho Southern members of Con
gress to secure an appropriation of $100-,
OOO for a monument, to LOO.
Crios of "No, Nol" and "Tablo it!"
rang through tho hall. No action was
taken, and tho resolution was sont to
Tho report of tho committee on Con
fedorato memorials was read by Chair
man C. A. Evans, of Georgia. Tho
report showed a total of cash in hand of
$81,200; thoro aro $81,307 in good col
lectable subscriptions; and thoro is an
additional $00,000 still duo from Charles
Bioadway ROUBB, of Now York; other
items bring tho total resources of tho
tho organization at the present timo to
Appended to tho roport was a resolu
tion that tho members of tho memorial
committee bo ordored to moot within
ninety days in Richmond, Va., to niako
(lual arrangements for tito laying of tho
cornerstone of tho Hattie Abbey which
is to be tho great Confederate memorial.
Tho report, was adopted and tho resolu
Tho committee on resolutions mndo
a partial reportas follows:
The first resolution was that tho Con
gress of the United States bo respect
fully requested to make Bufliciont
appropriation for tho caro of Confede
rate dead in tho cemeteries of tho North.
Tho second resolution moved that
thanks ho extended to Congress and to
tho President of tho United States for
tho passage of tho act, approved .Juno 0,
1000, making an appropriation for tho
re-interment of tho Confederate dead in
tho National cemetery at Washington.
A second clause asked that whenever
a request for tho dead of any Confede
rate Stato bo made hy any Stato or
organized memorial association they bo
restored to tho care of their nativo Stato.
A.B theso resolutions wore reported
unanimously by tho committee on reso
lutions and woro passed by tho delegates
without, debate and with a clieor.
As Iiis gavel fell announcing the adop
tion of the resolutions Uouoral Gordon
said: "My comrades, at last I congratu
late you that tho day has finally como
when foes as well as friends aro ready tc
pay tributo to tho valor of the mon ol
(icu, A. P. Stowart offorod a resolu
tion asking that all members of thc
United Confederate Veterans each give
$1 for tho purpose of erecting a suitable
memorial to tho women of tho South-tc
commemorate tho heroism shown by
them during the war. Tho motion met
with great approval, and ono delegate
who announced himself as ".Jim Crow,"
from Louisiana, handed up tho first
(Jen. Cordon announced that Gon. A,
P. Stewart, of Chattanooga, had boot
appointed treasurer of tho fund to raisi
a memorial to Southern women and tha
all subscriptions for that purpose b<
Tho report of tho Jefferson Davit
Memorial Association was then road In
Mrs. N. B, Randolph, of Richmond, Va
Tin! financial report of tito associatioi
stiowed a total of cash in hand of $32,(572
with outstanding subscriptions of $10,727
Mrs. Kai id ul ph mado an urgent appea
for moro money.
At the afternoon session tho roport o
the historical committee was submitted
and after reading was unanimouslj
adopted. Tho roport stated that tin
chief, and probably only, Impediment t.<
tho preparation and reception of a Ids
tory, impartially dealing with both sides
of tho war is prejudice.
A resolution from tho committee or
resolutions was presented to tho cou
volition and adopted, "That neil ber tlx
general commanding nor tho dopartmon
or division commanders, nor any ofllciali
of this association, nor 'our host' shal
hilve the right to invito anyone to a (Jon
federate votoran reunion other than Con
federates, and this right shall rest alon
with tho delegates in convention assom
?.-.nen reunion is to no>lioiei only a
points in those States which furn I sh Ol
bodies of troops to tho Coufcdornt
Gon. John B. Gordon was re-olootoi
commander of the order without oppc
sillon, and the SCO 110 which followed th
announcement that for ono year longe
he would preside ovni' tho work of th
organization was touching. Tho ol*
soldiers sprang to t heir foot and chem tv
the general with frantic energy. Dole
gales ( limbed upon their chairs, mad
the building ring with their shouts an
tilled the air with their waving hats a
they applauded him again ami agaii
lt was a minute or two before tho gone
ral could master his emotion snfllciontl
lo express his thanks for tho bonn
a wai ded to him, and to express hi
Hi at it ude for tho expressions of goo
will with which his re-election had bee
With the samo unanimity tho rc-olei
lion followed of fiiottt, Cen. W. I
('abel, of the trans-Mississippi dopar
meut; Lieut. Cen. S. I). Lee, of th
army of Tennessee, and Lieut. Gol
Wade Hamilton, of tho army of Norther
Qon. Hampton was not ablo to attend
tho reuniou booauso of ill health ami,
tl m re. foro, Qon. Qordou spoke for him, 1
"I Btand hero In his namo to tell you
that no Confederate veteran was evor
truer to the canne that you immortalise <
than ie Wade Hampton, and in his wau- <
lng years his heart turns to you as to no \
other mon within the tide of time. lu f
his name I thank you for tho renewal of
eou?donco in that, great South Caro
linian, Wade Hampton."
Sovoral resolutions of miuor tmportanoe
woro adopted and then came tho contest
for tho noxt mooting plaoo. Mrs. Kate
Cabot Curry, of Dallas, tho daughter of
General Cabot, extended a hearty Invita
tion to tho couvoutlon from Dallas. She
boro a mossago from Gov. Sayers urg
ing that tho convention soloot Dallas as
its noxt mooting plaoo. Mrs. Curry was
followed by Gen. Bonnet t H. Young, of
Louisville, who not only oxtondod an
invitation from that city, but lus'itod
that inasmuch as tho heavy rains dur
ing tho Confcdo- atc reunion there pre
vented Louisville from appearing at
her best aud groatly limiting tho enter
tainmoni features, tho convention should
bo hold tboro noxt year and poi mit
Louisville anothor opportunity to ent?r
Instantly there wore cries of "DallasI"
and these brought tho Louisville advo
cates to thoir foot with shouts for that
Gou. Gordon rappod for order, but ho
was not hooded. An offort to select tho
mooting placo by viva voco voto failed,
and it was necessary to voto by divisions.
Aftor an hour of tumult tho voto was
finally counted, resulting: Dallas, 1,203;
Gon. Young thon moved that tho voto
for Dallas bo mado unanimous, which
motion was adopted.
Outside of tho work of tho convontion
and moro attractive to tho groat mass of
visitors, was tho flower parado of tho
afternoon, which was ouo of tho most
successful affairs of tho kind ovor givou
in tho city, and which it would bo diffi
cult to surpass in any placo at any timo.
Mr. W. S. Whodon, Cashier of tho First
National Bank of Winterset, Iowa, in a
recent letter gives some experience with
a carpenter in bis omploy, that will bo of
value to ot hoi mechanics. Ho says: "I
had a car pon tor working for mo who was
obliged to stop work for sovoral days on
account of being troubled with diarrhoea.
I mentioned to him that I bad boon simi
larly troubled and that Chamberlain's
Colic, Cbolora and Diarrhoea Remedy
bad cured mo. Ho bought a bottlo of it
from tho druggist hove and informed mo
that ono dose cured bim, and ho is again
at his work." For Balo bv Dr. J. W.
M'LAURIN WITHDRAWS RESIGNATION.
In a Courteous Letter Ho Accepts tho Action
ol Governor McSwoenoy.
Columbia, S. C., Juno 8.-Governor
McSwconcy to-day rocoivod tho follow
ing lotter from Senator McLaurin:
Bonnottsvillo, S. C., Juno 3, 1001.
Governor M. B. McSwoenoy-Dear
Sir: Your lotter of tho 31st of May, in
which you declino to accept my resigna
tion as United States Senator, is received.
Tho grounds upon which your declina
tion is predicated aro that "tho pooplo
aro entitled to ono yoar of poaco and
f reei lo m from political battles aud bit
tot ness," and that a campaign this year
would bo "a calamity to tho Stato, to bo
torn asunder by heated canvass iu tho
olT year in politics without any possible
good to como of it."
As an additional reason you suggest
that auy disturbance of tho harmony of
tho pooplo in their work for tho advance
ment of tho material prosperity of tho
Stato might result in retarding this
1 appreciate fully tho forco of tho
reasons given by you and tho effects
upon tho peoplo of tho Stato of a heated
and strife-producing contest, fur United
States Senator this year. For tho sake
of "tho poaco, prosperity and happiness
of tho people of this Stato" I am willing
to bold ott to my commission as United
States Senator and to continuo to servo
the State as I havo dono in tho past to
tho "best of my ability," butin retaining
my scat in tho Senate I will not consent
to bo handicapped or bossed by any ono
claiming a right to judgo my motivos
I propose to oxerciso my judgment on
all national questions under tho inlluonco
of a high sonso of responsibility to tho
people and to work for tho upbuilding
of the political anti material interests of
my State. I recognize fully my account
ability to thu sovereign people mid am
always reatly to givo a strict account of
my official acta to thom.
Your suggestion that it is not your
purposo by your official action "to pro
vent tho fullest and freest, discussion of
all public questions and the education of
the peoplo along all political lines," is in
accord with your patriotic oourso in
reference to tho resignal ions. Tho poo
plo aro entitled to hoar both sides of
theso questions anti to form a judgment.
Personalities and bitterness in a joint
debate would interfere with a fair and
full discussion of timm and instead of
educating would mislead and decoivo
All that I havo claimed ia this right of
tho peoplo anti my right to enlighten
thom on theso questions whonovor called
upon. In my offort to do this I was
intorforred with by tho senior Senator,
who affirmed that my doctrines woro
political heresies and hurtful to tho
My wish is that all public questions
may bo freely and fully discussed boforo
the peoplo and I will ho content to abido
their decision upon thom.
In consent ing to bold my commission
I wish it understood that it ia in responso
to your patriotic appeal, that it is for tho
good of tho Stato, and not becauso I
feared to go beforo tho pooplo aud dis
cuss with tho senior Sonator or td hers
the national issues of tho day. I am a
public servant of tho pooplo and it is my
duly and ploasuro always to promoto
their interests in every way I can. I
I have tho honor to bo,
Yours vory respectfully,
John Lowndes McLaurin.
A Now Surprise.
A special to tho Charlotte Obsorvor
from Bonnottsvillo, S. C., says tboro aro
gootl reasons for believing that just
prior to the mooting of Congress, in
December, that Sonator McLaurin will
resign, and rennest Governor McSwoe
noy to appoint his successor. Should
tho Senator do this, which is most likely,
ho would oxpoct tho Governor to ap
point a strong man representing tho
same political views of Messrs. lilyan
ami Tillman, anti tho Senator would
meet this gentleman in 1002, on tho bust
bigs with tho purposo of regaining bia
place ll) the Senate. Tho Senator be
lieves that ho has ns much right to doline
Democratic principios as has Mr. Bryan,
Mr. Tillman or anyono olso. Mr. Mc
Laurin says that Mr. Bryan and Mr.
Tillman both opposed truo Democracy
and advocated Populism, Socialism and
Communism mid that ho is opposed to
theso disturbing political dogmas and is
determined hy tho aid of bia fellow
citizens, and tho help of his God, to for?
over bury these South Carolina dis
turbers of the public peace.
Ono thing is aottlod : Those who know
John L. McLaiuin are convinced that
the next eighteen mouths in tho Pal
metto State will encompass the liorcest
political battle ever waged within hor
Ono thing that convinces your corres
pondent that tho gentlemen managing
this inoveme.nl are in earnest, anti aro in
tim light to the finish ia this, in a short
lime, so tho cards announce, a strong
daily morning paper will bo established
in tho city of Columbia with a brilliant
South Carolinian, now residing in Hieb
mond, Va., ae oditor.
TILLMAN 8TAND8 PAT.
rh? Sonlor Senator Declines to Withdraw His
Resignation at Prosent.
Senator Tillman wanta to fight it out
with Senator MoLaurin and jumps on
Glovernor McSwcor.oy for not accepting
:ho resignations at onoe. Hui letter
ipeaks for itself and roads as follows: ..
Tronton, 8. C., Juno 1, 1901.
His Excellency, Miles B. Mcsweeney,
Columbia, 8. C.--Sir: I have your lettor
>f May 81, addressed to Senator MoLau
riu and myself jointly, in which you say:
"I respectfully return your resignations
:hat you may havo more timo for serious
;onsidoration of tho offoots upon tho poo
plo of tho Stat o of this notion on your
part," and further on, "I respectfully
leoline to uccopt your resignations and
neg to return thom hoi-owith."
Your Excellency, pf course, bas tho
right, and it is entirely proper, to roturo
my resignation and ad viso more serious
consideration. In declining to accept, I
ira suro you have transcended your
ni thor i ty. It will take very little inves
tigation and reflection to convince you
it thi?. You cannot compel a member
>f tbo United Stntos Sonato to hold his
jommissiou and exercise tho functions
>f that office if be ohoosos to surrender
t. My notion in tendering my rosignn
-ion, while hasty, was not ill-advised,
m.. I ara firmly convinced of tho wisdom
>f my course upon roflootion. Personally,
[ bad nothing to gain and everything to
loso, and I did not fool tho need of f ur
dior instructions of vindication booauso
L bad just been re-elected by tho people
with praotioal unanimity. I offered to
resign in order to bring about the resig
nation of ray oolloaguo and thus put us
on a lovol, with equal rights to go boforo
tho pooplo and ask nu endorsement of
our respectivo courses.
While I would not appear to pass stric
tures upon tho reasoning sot forth in
your Excellency's letter, it scorns strange
that tho Governor of South Carolina,
just roturnod from unveiling a monu
ment erected by tho State in memory of
tho "boroio soldiers who lost their lives
in dofouco of principio," should bo ob
livious to tho principio involved iu tho
contest precipitated by our resignations.
It is also somewhat remarkable that you
should ask tho Sonntors who havo re
signed to tako time to consider, when
you yourself, aro reported to bo ready to
Appoint two Senators in "two minutes
and a half" after recolving an immediate
resignation. Your conception of tho
oftlco of Sonator and its powers cnn bo
boBt understood by tho oaso with wbloh
you think you could till it. It was not
my fault that au immediate resignation
was not sent you.
"You declaro that tho "pooplo aro en
titled to ono yonr of poaco and freedom
from political battles and bitterness." I
nm ready to acknowledge that this is
vory desirable, but our ince has ever
thought war profornblo to dishonor, and
unless I am vory much deceived a largo
majority of tho pooplo of South Carolina
would bo glad of an opportunity to pun
ish treachery and have those principios
?ind policies which tiioy support loyally
represented in tho Congress of tho United
StatoB. What you "cohsidor n calamity"
would bo hailed by thousands ns an op
portunity to got rid of a traitor who now
in their opinion disgraces the common
I nm aware that thoro is a strong oppo
sition in certain quarters to a cam paign
in this "off yonr" to All two vncancics in
tho Senate. Many unthinking citizens
tlo not know its importance. Many would
be aspirants are not just yot ready for
VariOUS reasons to euler tho contest
brought on so unexpectedly. It is not
convenient or suitable, mid, therefore,
they have, no doubt, importuned your
Excellency to nwait their convenience,
claiming that it is for tho public welfare
On tho other hand, it might bo re
marked that thc session of Congress be
ginning llOXt December marks mi Oin ill
tho hifiti fy of our republic, and tho pa
triots who will then and there inaugu
rate n st niggle for tho restoration of tho
old landmarks mid tho preservation of
oar freo institutions, will need every
voico and every voto that cnn bo lind.
Tho fnct that tho Republicans havo a
good majority does not altor tho caso in
tho least. Tho recent decision of tho
Supremo Court, promulgating tho dam
nable doctrino that this republic, wh >so
bedrock principio is "tho consent of tho
govornod," cnn acquire by cotiquost or
purchase territories mid peoples, to bo
controlled mid tnxed witbout representa
tion through "Congressional absolut
ism," must bo mot mid exposed, mid
plans must bo lnid for a hat tie to tho
dentil by tho lovorB of nomocracy and
liborty against this lioresy. An appeal
against imperialism, which is no tonger
conconlod or denied, must bo rando to
tho pooplo, ns it wns rando against tho
Drcd Scott decision.
And yot, with such a crisis at hand, n
Governor of this grand old State appears
willing to havo tho Stnto misrepresented
mid its voico silenced, because its two
Senators stand oil Opposite sides of the
question. Ono must bo right and tho
Other wrong. Which is it? Tho pooplo
alone cnn answor. I claim to represent
tho pooplo and to voico their wishes.
Tho result of tho Gaffney meeting lind
brought Sonator McLaurin within renell
nf ids constituents, mid it was to obtain
thin answor at onco that prompted my
conduct at Ooffnoy. They could not got
lit bira to administer n merited rebuke
mid punishment oxcopt in tho wny which
wns offerod by our r?sign?t ions. Your
Excellency's notion gives him a loop-hole
of oscapo, and tho consuroor blamo must
rest whore it belongs.
Thoro is nothing personal in my atti
tudo towards Senator McLaurin, though'
my language might indicate such fool
ing, but I speak bluntly because I havo
boen always taught to call things by
their uamos. Nothing but a sonso of
linty forces mo to t.io course I havo pur?
unod. Matorial prosperity and progress
may bo worth moro than strict adherence
to principio and loyalty to trust, but I
san not. soo it in that light.
Holding this viow I decline for tho
present to withdraw my resignation. It
wns tendered in order lo secure tho res
Ignation of Senator MoLnurin, mid will
not ho withdrawn until ho shall have
shown his unwillingness to lot our poo
plo pass upon Iiis condition this yonr in
?toad of next. Ile decimos in his Intest
intorviow that "Ile will spenk on such
Invitations ns ho did nt Onffnoy when
possible, nml will not consent to any in
tel foi once by Sonator Tillman or any
body else." Whothoror not Mr. Mcl/iu
rill will 1)0 allow ed to do this remains to
be seen. If the pooplo hnvo a right to
hoar him tho same people hnvo n right to
lioar mo mid ot bei?. Ho no longer seems
to hnvo anxiety about hu: heall h, mid if
allowed to spenk hy himself rathol- enjoys
die prospect. I nm, sir,
Your obedient servant,
Honjamin Ryan Tillman
A Good Cough Modlclno.
It speaks well for Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy when druggists usn it in their
jwtl families in preferonco to any other.
'I hnvo sold Ch am hoi Iain's Cough Horn
ill v for tho pnst live yonrs with complete
mtisfaction to myself and customers,"
lays Druggist J. Goldsmith, Van Etton,
V. Y. "I hnvo always used it in my own
nmily, both for ordinary coughs mid
?olds and for tho cough following la
trippe, and find it vory efficacious,"
for salo by Dr. J. W. Boll.
MoLMJRIN'S REPLY TO TILLMAN.
He Make? a Counter Address to (he People
of the Slate.
Bounottsvlllo, S. C., May SO.-Tho fol
lowing reply to Senator MoLaurln to
Senator Tillman's address to the people
of the State is furnished for publication:
Fellow-Citizens: The address of Sena
tor Tillman to you renders it necessary
that I should say something lu explana
tion of my motivos and actions. I sin
cerely regret that you aro to ho subjected
to tho expense and excitement of a Sena
torial primary this yoar, but I fool that I
ara not responsible. Had it not boon for
Sonator Tillman's intrusion upon tho
Gaffney mooting there would havo boon
no necessity for it. A joint debate was
precipitated by him contrary to my
wished and of the gentlemon who invited
mo. He forced himself upon tho meet
ing by his own admissions. No other
honorable) course was loft to mo but to
accept his proposition or lay myself
open to tho charge of cowardice, lt is
too lato now to oonsidor whether it was
wiso or unwise, and tho pooplo must
judgo between UH. I desiro to announce
my candidacy in opposition to tho senior
Senator for the unexpired long term, and
will discuss with him in a fair and repu
table manner tho national issues of tho
day, and loavo it to you to judge who
oau the more "honestly and honorably"
represent you in tho United States Sen
ate In 1807 I was elected to tho Sonato
as a Democrat and I am still a Democrat.
lu ovorytbing I have said and dono I havo
had tho good of my pooplo at heart; to
thom I am roady to render an account of
my stewardship, but not to tho senior
Sonator. Perhaps in this lies my chief
sin. In my reoont speech at Greenville
I gavo tho pooplo tho reason for my
ollie ?al action si nco 18!U?. It is useless
for mo to roitorato what I said in that
speech, as it bas boon extensively pub
lished, and, I presumo, generally road.
Wero it not for charges mado in tho
address of tho senior Sonator it would
bo unnecessary for mo to say moro. But
I cannot allow bim to assail mo and my
Domocraoy without saying something in
my vindication. Ho charges that, after
tho adjournment of Congross in March
last, with tho aid of my friends, I com
menced in tho Stato "an activo propa
ganda of my now doctrines, which aro
claimed to bo Domooratio, but aro noth
ing but Republican in disguise."
Ho arrogates to himself tho power to
docido for tho pooplo as to tho righteous
ness of my course and viows, and is not
willing for thom to boar and judgo for
tboniBolves. His indecent intrusion upon
tho Gaffney mooting illustrates bis me
thod of "bossism" and bis dosiro to
"rulo or ruin." After my return homo
in April last I received invitations from
citizens of Groonvillo, York, Chorokoo,
Newberry and Spart anhin g counties to
address tho pooplo on tho national issues
of tho day. As their publie servant 1
could not disregard thoir imperativo
oalls and accepted tho invitations. Had
I not dono BO my political opponent
would havo charged that I could not
moot my constituents faco to faco and
explain my political action. It was not
my purposo in accopting these invitations
to inaugurate my campaign for ro-oloc
tion moro than a year in advance of tho
primary, but to attempt to onlighten tho
people and romovo false impressions pro
duced upon tho public mind by tho sen
ior Sonator and bis sympathisors. I had
boon persistently maligned and misrep
resented, and tho only means afforded
mo for my vindication wa? to got tho
oar of tho people. This was my only
object in making spooches where I was
invited to go, and had it not been for
these invitations I should havo remained
Have wo reached tho point, whore a
number of private citizens cannot invite
one of thoir representativos to address
thom without including tho senior Sena
tor, or first obtaining bis permission ?
Tho Bonton Sonator, it seems, willed that
I should not bo hoard at that timo, and
determined that I should wait for bis
bidding to go boforo tho pooplo. Tho
Sonator also charges that 1 am a He
publican and was organizing a Republi
can party boro. If bo believed this
charge why did ho consent to run with
mo in a Democratic primary ? I do
nounco tho charge as an infamous fatso
hood and the senior Senator knows what
bo says is untrue. In bis recklessness
tho senior Senator further charges that
tho dispensing of tho publie patronage
has been placed at my disposal and "un
limited money" is furnished me by tho
Republicans to aid in the scheme of the
organization of a now party. I denounce
this as a malicious falsobood. In my
Greenville speech 1 explained why I bad
boon consulted about tho Fedora! patron
age, and at Gal?noy I denounced in his
presence both of tbeso charges as wil
fully falso, and yot ho reiterates thom in
his address. This purposo in repeating
what bo knows to bo slanders must bo
ovidont to all. Tho senior Sonator un
dertakes in bis address to throw tho
wbolo responsibility of tho present situa
tion in tho Stato upon mo. After de
nouncing my Democracy and branding
mo as a traitor to tho party bc mookly
says that bo and bis Domocracy wore
assailed by mo, and it was incumbent
upon him to crush mc and my influence
in this Stato. Tho sonior Sonator has
undertaken a herculean task, for "truth
crushed to earth will rise again."
Tho sonior Senator forgot* that ho in
sidiously and maliciously assailed mo
last summer, wbon I was unable to do
fond mysolf, and after my Charlotte
speech in an interview made false and
slanderous charges against mo. 1 did,
in my Charlotte and Groonvillo speeches,
criticiso his Populist-Democracy and 1
have nothing to retract. He impugn.-,
tho motives of others, but when a reply
is mado ho cries out that hu bas boon at
tacked ill nil unjust ?hablo manner, Tho
people shah judge of our Democracy and
not tho senior Senator. It is evident
that tho senior Senator fears that ho can
not defeat, mo on a fair field with no fa
vors, clso why is he assailing me in his
address and threatening to putout Other
candidates ? What was said on tho
stand at Gaffney and the correspondence
between us will couvi'ico any fair-minded
man that our resignation was with thc
understanding that tho race was to bo
between us only and tho campaign was
not to tako place until the fall. The
senior Sonator said on tho stand that be
would unite with mo in A letter to Gov.
Mcsweeney requesting bim to withhold
action until a decision by the primary,
Tho address is characteristic of tho
man and bis political mothods. Ho is
adtlictod to making reckless and false
charges against others which ho never
substantiates, An honest man is always
chary In charging others with dishonesty.
Tho thiof often cries "Stop thief I" Ho
is an ambitious boss and habitual dis
turber of tho political poaco and har
mony of South Carolina. Lost sum mor
for tho Bako of ponce- ho was glvou no
opposition, and as soon ns tho doors
woro olosod and all entries barred ho
made a slaudorous attaok upon tho Bible
aud the ministry of this Stato.
Fellow-citizens, there will never be
anythlug Uko. unity or quietude among
our people until he ls relegated to pri
vate life. Iiis incendiary appeals to
class hatred and prejudice, such as ho
mado at Gaffney to tho factory opera
tivos, aud his dictatorial spirit and utter
ances will koop up dissensions, divisions
and discord in tho State. With the aid
of tho pe o pl.i I will make a heroic off ort
during this campaign to break down
"bossism," with its train of politioal
evils, and I invite all good citizens to
assist mo to inaugurate au era of froo
thought, froo speech and independence
of action on tho part of tho poople of
South Carolina. Tho sonior Senator in
tho quietude of a farmer's lifo in Edgo
flold county, could bo viewed ns a pitoh
forkless pigmy and a blessing to tho
Stato. John Lowndes . IoLauriu.
THK STOMACH OF MAN is subjoot to a
dozen such common but painful affec
tions ns cramps, cholera morbus, and
dysontery, that, by neglect, may bo mado
chronic and dangerous. Tho best, handi
est, surest, and quickest remedy is Pain
Killer, n medicine which has boon tried
for moro than a half of a century mid
never failed to givo roliof. Avoid sub
stitutes, there IS but one Pain Killer,
Perry Davis'. Prloe25o. and 00c.
Items from Salem.
Salem, Juuo 3.-Good fires, winter
wraps and closed doors have boon neces
sary for somo days past. Wo aro told
that frost could bo soon about hero, and
farmers in thia community aro fooling
gloomy ovor thoir cotton crop. Wo un
derstand somo fields of cotton failod en
tirely to como up before this late rain.
Tho gonoral avorago is late nnd a bad
stand ; small grain and corn only medium.
Tho prospects for fruit aro good.
Tho long looked for fourtli Sunday in
May has passed over ono moro timo, but
to tho disappointment of hundreds wo
had a steady hard rain from early in tho
morning till about noon. It is a rather
a straugo thing-this big May day. You
may ask why it is a noted day for such
largo gatherings as usually moot here.
Tho oldest citizens can only explain that
in days gone by tho sacred order of foot
washing was practiced on tho rogulnr
communion days, but for years this lias
not boon practiced or announced, yot tho
crowds continuo to gather from far and
near until ono would think it was a camp
mooting, or moro liko a picnic, lb seems
that somo would not bo disappointed, for
by niuo o'clock they bogati to gather in.
Walhalla, Cateechco, Nowry, Fort Hill,
Tomassoo, Stamp Crook and otlior sec
tions woro well represented. Tho pastor,
nor very fow people of this community,
were out. Kev. L. M. Leldy, Baptist
missionary, a worthy, intelligent and
promising young man, attempted and
preached to those who would go in. It
is a mattor of dcop regret thai tho crowd
on tile outside became so hoist rous, loud
and disrespectful that tho preacher wai
compelled to closo the mooting. The
preacher romarkod that ho had preached
to over .'100 convicts, and thoir attention
and conduct was a credit to those who
woro there. lt was also noted that
blockade on tho ground was plentiful.
It is a she mo and disgrace that wo can
not havo peaco, nor ovon protect thc
house of God. Shall wo not protect our
homes from these rowdy drinking out
laws, who aro plainly violating thc
law of God and our State ? Shall out
children continuo to witness such viola
tions of tho law ? It is a shamo to thu
community and tho wholo of Oconee
county, it is high timo that tho law h
strictly onforcod in this placo. \v\> hope
that Mr. Corbin will soon bo aldo tc
mal o a clean swoop regardions of posi
tion. Lot nil Into citizens how to tho
lino, lot tho chips fall wltoro thoy may.
Siuco writing tho* abovo, wo aro re
liably informed that stops havo beor
taken to punish tho offending partios ol
last Sunday's disturbances, and a com
m it tee appointed to investigate and koo]
strict order at our next gathering. This
is as it should bo.
Among tho good visitors on Sunday
wo were glad to soo Messrs. C. K. D,
Burns and J. E. Crosby. Salem ovoi
welcomes all good people at hor gather
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Shockloy, of Wost
Union, visited relatives and friends al
this placo Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. F. F. W. Moldan, of tho same
place, was up on business recently.
Mr. Thomas Littleton, of Lnvouia,
Ga., is now occupying the Finley houso.
Mr. Elbert Cobb has about completed
his woll-constructod blacksmith shop,
and hopes at an early dato to aecommo
date tho public with good work.
Mr. Andrew Ferry and Mr. and Mrs,
Gcorgo I'iko aro on a business trip tc
Anderson this weok. Hatchet.
There never wes a day that did
not bring its own opportunity for do
ing good, that never could have been
done before, and never can be again
A WORTHY SUCCESSOR.
"Something New Under tho Sun."
All doctors havo tried to euro Catarrh
by tho uso of powders, acid gases, Inhal
ers and drugs in paste form. Thoir pow
ders dry up tho mucous membranes, caus
ing them to crack open and blued. The
powerful acids used in tho inhalers have
ontiroly eaton away tho same mombrano.?
that their makers havo aimed lo cure,
whilo, pastes and ointments cannot reach
tho diseaso. An old and experienced
practitioner, who has for many years
mado a closo study and specialty of the
treatment of Catarrh, bas?t last, porfoctcd
a treatment which, when faithfully used,
not only roliovoBatoiico, but permanently
eurea Calr.iih, by removing t!,o uuunu.
Stopping tho discharges and curing all
inflammation, It is tho only remedy
known to science that actually roaches
tho afflicted parts. This wonderful rem
edy is known as "SNUFFLES, tho Guar
anteed Catarrh Cure," and is sold at the
oxtromoly low price of ono dollar, each
package containing internal and external
medicine sullicient for a full month's
treatment and everything nocessary to
its porfoet uso.
"SNUFFLES" is tho only perfect Ca
tarrh Curo over mado and is now recog
nized as the only safo and positive cure
for that annoying and disgusting disease,
it cures all inflammation quickly and per
manently, and is also wonderfully quick
to relieve Hay Fever or ('old in tho Hoad.
Catarrh when neglected often leads to
Consumption-"SNUFFLES" will save
you if you uso ItonCO. lt is no ordinary
remedy, but a completo treatment which
is positively guaranteed to euro Catarrh
in any form or stage if used according to
tho directions which accompany each
package Don't delay, but send for it. at
once, and write full particulars as to your
condition, and you will rooeivo speeial
advice from tho discoverer of this won
derful remedy regarding your caso with
out cost, to you beyond tho regular price
of "SNUFFLES," tho Guaranteed Ca
tarrh (/'uro." Sent prepaid to any ad
dress in u. s. or Canada on receipt of
ono dollar. Address Dopt C KIO, Ed wi n
B. Giles A Company, 2380 and 2882 Mar
ket stroot, Philadelphia.
Be sure to see me before you bu;
MCSWEENEY WANTS PEACE.
Ho Advises Senators Tillman and Mclaurin to
Withdraw their Resignations.
(Columbia Cor. Nowa and Courier.]
Qovoruor MoSwoonoy bas virtually ro
jcotod tbo resignations of Sonator Till
man aud Sonator MoLaurin. To bo ox
aot, bo bas sont back tho resignation
"that tboy may havo moro timo for sori
With tho disagreement that scorns to
exist between tho two United States Sen
ators UB to how tho fight between thom
shall be conducted and when it shall
take placo tho likelihood is that th oro
will bo no new resignations sont in to
Thoro Bcoiiis to havo boon a groat diver
sity of opinion as to what ought to have
been dono in tho promises. Somo wanted
Govornor McSweonoy to accept tho resig
nations and appoint two now Senators;
others wanted tho resignations accepted
and a fair, square fight made, while oth
ers thought it exceedingly unfortunate
Hint thoro would havo to bo another pri
mary at tliis timo. Govornor MoSwoouoy
on his return to tho city found a bundle
of lottors awaiting him from friends of
McLauriu and friends of Tillman, advis
ing him to rofuso to accopt tho resigna
tions, and that it would bo wrong to pre
cipitate auothor UBCIOSB political cam
paign. Govornor McSweonoy saw no use
for dolay and acted promptly, and, as
will bo soon by tho lottor ho has sont
botli of tho Senators, tho resignations
havo boen returned for them to think tho
matter ovor moro seriously. Exactly
how they aro to think tho matter over
moro seriously is not known, unit.ss they
can arrango for a conforonco.
It is urged by somo that both of the
United States Senators aro full-grown
and with plenty of sagacity to know
What they want, and when they sent in
their resignations that they meant what
they said, and that tito Governor ought
not to have returned tho resignations.
Whatever may bo said about tho right
or propriety of Governor McSwocnoy re
jecting tho resignations, ho lias done
what ho thinks will best comineo to tho
interests of tho Stale, although it is
THE OOVKIiNOlt'S I.KTTKI..
Governor Mcsweeney writes as follows:
Gontlomon: Your letter tendering your
resignation as United States Senators
from South Carolina was received on tho
ovo of my departure to Chickamauga to
take part in tho ceremonies incident to
thu unveiling of tho monument which
South Carolina has just erected to hor
brave and lioroic soldiers who lost thoir
lives in dofonco of a principle on this his
torio battlefield. Houco my delay in ac
I respectfully return your resignations
that you may havo moro time for sorious
consideration of tho olVccts upon tho peo
ple of this Stato of this action on your
part. Tho commission which you hold is
tho highest compliment and testimonial
which tho people of this Stato can pay
to ono of its citizens. It is possible that
yon havo taken this stop hastily in tho
heat of tlobato and without duo rellection
of tho consequences to tho pcoplo wdio
havo so signally honored you.
It was only last year that our people
had tho excitement and turmoil incident
to a campaign and in another year wo
will bo In tho midst of further political
strife. Tho pcoplo aro entitled to ono
year of poaco and freedom from political
battles and bitterness. Tho indications
aro that a campaign such as would be
precipitated by vacancio.: In th oso two
exalted positions would ho a very acri
monious ono and personal rather than a
discussion of issues, and from such a
canvass our peopiu should ho spared. In
fact, it would bo a calamity to tho State
to bo torn asunder hy a heated canvass
in this "off year" in politics. Thoro can
bo no possiblo good to come of it.
Tho pcoplo of tho Stato aro getting to
gether and working for the advancement
and upbuilding of tho matorial prosperity
of tho oom mon wealth and 1 should regret
anything that would retard this progress.
lt is not my purpose in thus writing to
provont Hie fullest, ami freest discussion
Of all public questions and the education
of tho pcoplo along all political lines. On
tho contrary, I heartily favor that, and
holiovo it can bo best accomplished with
out tho bitterness and tho personalities
which would ho inseparable from a cam
paign during thu coming summer. Under
our party rules a campaign will be neces
sary within a little moro than a year and
ample time can be had for a full discus
sion of tho issues now before tho peoplo.
Holding these views and looking to tho
interests of this State-their peace, pros
perity and happiness-1 respectfully do
olino to accept your resignations and beg
to return thom herowith.
I havo tho honor to bc yours respect
fully, M. ll. Mcsweeney, Governor.
TKUTHINA was fll'st used by Dr. Chas.
J, Moffatt, a grad nato of JofTorson Medi
cal Co)logo, Philadelphia, Pa., in his ex
tensive and successful treatment of chil
dren in Georgia in overcoming tho trou
bles incident to toothing and hot sum
mers. TKKTHINA (Teething Powders)
counteracts tho offoot of hot weather and
keeps tho digestive organs in a healthy
condition, and has saved tho lives of
thousands of children in tho doctor's
nativo'State, whoro physicians prescribo
and all mothers givo it, and it is crimi
nal in mothers of our section to allow
their bahes and littlo cnildron to sillier
and perhaps die whon relief can bo so
.Aili? ..l.t.,;._? t... ..i I , ?i> ?,
O.I....J outau.cu oy giving IKK?II?.NA, ll
costs only 20 cents at druggists; or mail
25 cents to C. .). MoiTett, M. I)., St. Louis,
Mo. For salo hy Dr. J. W. Hell.
Boers Victorious in Big Battle.
London, May 31.-On tho anniversary
of Lord Roborts' entry hilo Johannesburg
tho country has been startled hy tho re
ceipt of nows of desperate lighting and
heavy British losses within forty miles
of tho Gold Hoof city. Tho hatti0 at
Y lad l'ont ei n , on tho Durban-.I oban ues
burg railroad, reported hy Lord Kitche
ner, is tho tnOStsorious engagement since
Gen. Clements' reverse at Magaliesburg.
lt shows that Gen. Delaroy is in no way
daunted hy tho capturo of eleven of his
guns by Gon. Babington six weeks ago.
The garrison of Vlad fontein, apparently
hugely composed of yeomanry, had 17-1
mon put out of action. That their as
sailant? came to close quarters and suf
fered heavily is shown by the number of
dead left or, Gio field.
Tho dispatch from Lord Kitchener,
dated Protorla, May 30tli, is as follows:
"(lon. Dixon's forco at Vlndfontoln,
was attacked ye.itorday hy Dehn cy's
foreos and there was severe lighting.
Tho onomy was eventually driven off
with heavy loss, leaving thirty-five dead.
I rog rot that our casualties also woro
severo. Tho killed and wounded num
borod 171. Four officers woro killed."
Livery, Feed and Sale
. . Stable, . .
WALHALLA, S. C.
I have the best manufactured
goods on the market, and sell
more than any man in town.
yt.Phone No. ll.
rays on Hand.
New . .
. . Store.
Whoo yo? como to Seneca bo suro to
soo my NEW SPRING HATS aud
NOTIONS boforo you buy.
New Goods arriving ovory wook.
Evory stylo up-to-date.
Next door to M. W. Coloman & Co.
TO CLOSE OUT
All kinds of Machino Noodlos, Now
Tin, Class and Crockery, at
C. A. NORMAN'S.
H. T. ,1 AYN ICH. I J. W. 8HKI.OH.
J AYNES & SHELOR,
WALHALLA, H. O.
"3ROMPT attention given to all busi
ness committed to their oare,
Notice to Trespassers.
NOTIOE is hereby given that all per
sons aro horoby forbiddon to tres
pass on any of my lands in any manner
wlmtsovor-by cutting cross-tios or other
tim bor, or in any manner injuring trees.
Any ono so trespassing will bo dealt with
according to law.
MRS. REBECCA SMITH.
May 22, 1001. 21-24*
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examinations.
NH HE examin?t ii ms for tho award of
M vacant scholarships in Winthrop
College and for tho admission of now
students will bo held at the County
Court Houso on FRIDAY, JULY 12th,
at 0 a. m.
Applicants must not bo loss than fif
teen years of ago. When scholarships
aro vacated aftor July 12th they will bo
awarded to thoso making tho highest
avorago at this examination.
Tho cost of attendance, including
board, furnished room, heat, light and
washing, is $D per mouth.
For further information and a cata
I), ll. JOHNSON, President,
22-27* Rock Hill, S. C.
R. R. FARE PAID
? Write quick to >
OA.-ALA. BUSINESS GOLLEQE, Macon,On.
Bridge to Repair.
rp H IC County Com missioners will lot,
JL to tho lowest responsible bidder, at
tho bridgo site, on Saturday, Juno 16th,
lOOlj at ll a. m., tho cont rael to repair
tho Roach Bridge, ovor Changa creek.
Tho Hoard reserves tho right to reject
any and all bids.
8. M. POOL, Supervisor.
P. A.H. Schroder, Clork of Heard.
May 20, 1001. 22-23
J WILL II AVE at my stablos, two
JL miles bolow Richland, a thorough
bred Spanish Jack for tho season. Woighs
eight hundred pounds, is MJ hands
high. SURE SERVICE. For torms and
particulars call on or uddross,
W. FI. ARMSTRONG,
. * 9A . Richland) S. C.
Notice to Petes and Creditors.
ALL persons indobtod to tho estato of
Garrison Creon, docoasod, aro
hereby notified to mako payment to tho
undersigned, and all persons having
claims against said estate will prosont
tho same, duly attostcd, within tho timo
prescribed by law, or bo barred.
Executrix of tho last Will and Testa
ment of thoEstatO of Garrison Croon,
May 8, 1001, 10-23
Board ot Education Meeline
rp HE! Goonoo County Hoard of Eduoa
X Hon will moot in my o Alco on Sat
urday, Ht h day of Juno, 1001, at olovon
(> clock a. m. Tho purpoao of tho moot
ing will he tho consideration and advisa
bility of establishing a Behool district at
High Palls, and to tarrango Midway
AOhoo] district, so HS to mako Now Hopo
diurch about tho OOH ter. Also, to mako
Bortala changes in Walhalla school dis
trict and to consider tho matter of tho
port Madison school district. Parties
interested will pienso tako notico nnd
l?ovcrn themselves accordingly.
C. L. CRAIG,
May 20, 1001. '22-20