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LAW-MAKING IN THE PALMETTO
STATE PROCEEDING QUIETLY.
Chief Interest Centered in the Cholee. of
United Statei Senator--An Aceot.nt of
the Unusual Contest---Other Items of
COLUMBIA, S. C., I)ec. 13.-Special:
The condition and progress of the
work of law-making for the people of
South Carolina, as indicated in the last
letter of this correspondence, have
found their parallels in the course of
the peoceedings since ,my last report.
T he past week has not been fruitf ul of
important measures. And when it Is
remembered that about three-fourths
of the usual session has already elaps
ed, there naturally arises the wish for
some explanation of this decidedly tin
usual course of things. Such explana
tion would seem to be found in condi
tions incident to the newness of the
body, and to some of the articular
work which it has been called on to
perform. The lrst week may be said
to have been occupied largely with the
organization of the two houses; the
second with the Inauguration of the
new Governor; and the third with the
election of United States Senator. Of
course these three prominent matters
have not engaged the entire time of
the Assembly. But it is none the less
true that the scope and character of
legislation have been such as to make
that legislation appear but as Incident
to the three leading subjects on which
the members minds seem to have been
chiefly fixed. However diflicult it may
be to assign causes for this condition of
things, the fact remains that there has
been more of routine work-more of
local or uninteresting legislation-and
less consideration of very important
measures, than in the same period of
any session since the Democrats re
gained control of the State govern
It is especially noticeable that thi re
has been little or nothing done onl the
line of the practical suggest.ioni con
tained in the Governor's inaugural, or
of the "demands" embodied in the plat
form of the March Convention. Already
there is considerable talk of a recess for
the Christmas holidays, the session to
be resuimed early in January, and to be
prolonged as the public interests shall
seem to demand.
TH!E SENATOT IA(] ACE.
Great interest has centered upon the
election of a Sonator of the United
States to succeed General Itampton. It
was thought that a caucus of t hose de
stiring a change would so concentrate
that element that there would be hut
two candidates, the inctimbent and the
caucus nominee. It oppeared impossi
ble for the caucus to perform the cus- i
tomary work of such an assemblage,
there were two candidates in 0 posi- i
tion to the incumbent-Col. .1. 2. Al. t
Irby, of Laurens, and Col. AI. L. >ion
aldson, the Senator froi Greenville.
The latter was distinctively the Alli
ance candidate, though fully in accord -
with the new administration. Col.
Irby was the ad ministration candidate,
and himself an active and prominent, I
Perhaps the best attainable idea of<
the character of the contest between
the supporters of General lampton
and those whose preference lay inl
another direction may be gathered
from the nominating speeches, Of
these the following are severally signi
ficant of the phrases of senti tuet. ini
Mr. Yeldell, of Edgefield: "Mr. Speak
er, it affords inc great pleasure to have
the honor to place in nomination a
gentleman who has been alluded to on
this floor as being a brilliant and fixed
star in the horizon of the political im
ament of South Carolina. A gentle
man who has for four years espoused
the cause and fInally led to v'ictory the
cause of the Reform D)emocracv ol' this
St.ate. A gentleman groundedl in the
principles of the Alliance andl a strongi
advocate of its demands. A successful
and progressive farmer, young, brave,
intelligent aind in every respect a rep
resentative man, who if elected will
make us a United States Senator of'
whom all the State wvill be proud. I
nominate the iIon. .J. IL. M. Irby, of
Mr. Kinard, of Edgefield:, "I atm
proud to say that I rise to secondl t.lhe
nomination of my friend, .1. L. M!.
?dr. Fuller: "As a citizen ol' L4aurens
County 1 take pleasure In second(ing
the nomination of the lIon. J. L. Al.
Mr. ]lissehl, of Charleston: "I also de..
sire as a liepresentative fronm Charles
ton to join in seconding the nomina
tion of the distinguished gentleman
from Laurens, and in doin so I anm
filled with embarrassment an(l dismay.
This circumstance I mention, gentle
men, not as an idhle apology for an ef
fort that cannot lbe a speech of either
praise or censure, hut as a call upon
you to supply the dlefects of that effort
by a dlouble exercise of your attention.
Col. Irby is presented to this body as an
example, and as a representative of the
young, intelligent, robust manhood of'
the Sout.h. Splendidly educated within
the venerable walls of Princeton, pos
sessed as he is with a manly form and
undauntedl character, he would infuse
new blood into the Senate, an honor to
his party, a protector of the people's
privileges andl the Common wealth's
"To an tunprejudicedi mind all these
accomplishments lift his figure wIth C
all the majesty of an ancient statue a
towering above the meaner andi smna- c
ler' passions of the world around him,
- : andi as we study more and more the c
\ regularity and uniformity of his na- c
~-t.re, we rejoice to know that he is a son t
of Cirol ma, an exemplar of just rea- 1
soniflg, a guardian of peace andl im- c
partiality, one who has tnever felt the r
touch of a mean ambition. As a young c
man interested in the future of my r'
State I heartily second the nomination t
of Mr. Irby and feel sure that if this r
General Asasembly in its wisdom sees C
fit to send bim to the United States
Senate his career there will be of such r
renown and glory as shall be diffused
throughout theU Union. 1 second, with a
teat leasure. the nomination of the I
Hon.J. L. M. Irby, of Laurens." s
Mr. McLaurin, of Miarlboro: "A man !
would be less than flesh and bilood who I
could be insensible to the traditions (if I
South Carolina. No man could excel
him, he said, in his admiration for the
hero of which the gentleman from
Charleston had just spoken, but there
were other questions which enter into
the consideration of this matter. A
wise caliph of Arabia said once that
young men were more like the age In
which they lived than like their fath
ers. Profound is the reflection and
fortunate for posterity and progress
that it is so.
"Let us revere the past, sacred be its
--memories as a Sabbath of the soul, but
uever let us forget that our fathers
w'aegreat in the past, not because
*Ieiwalked in the fotrints of their 1
tors, but because they arose to I
h es ~,~rs~lansd madei
A l ROA
kistoric past to dwarf into insinif,
lance any sacred principle. Every
mile stone which marks the progress
f Anglo-Saxon rights has been accon
panied by revolutions in times past, by
revolutions of bloodshed and violence.
Such a revolution unattended by blood
shed the people of South Carolina and
of the whole United Stat(s had just
passed through. The issues were fair
ly made up at the ballot box. If I was
asked to name some of them I woild
say that the people of South Carolina
felt that they had ceased to be the mas
ters. They felt that the power which
by right was theirs had eluded their
grasp. I am not prepared to say
whether they were right or wrong, bmt
they attested the desire at the ballot
box that their representatives should
feel their direct responsibili ties in car
rying out the great econontic and re
form principles involved in the cam
"So far as I an concerned. If I con
sidered it merely a personal matter
there is no nan in South Carolina, or
the world, who woulI get my ballot
before Wade l1ampton; but I cannot
consider it a personal matter. I think
the issues have baen made ip and we
are ple(lged to the people upon these
issues. 'Tlherefore I second the nomi
nation or .j. L. A. Irby, a representa
tive of the young Democracy of the
State. I present him to you, not as an
untried man, but is the man who with
at clear eye and steady hand held the
heln) of ship of State through all these
trying ionthis and guided it through
the rocks and shallows into what I
confidently hope will be a haven of
Mr. Jones, of Lancaster: "I rise to
express a hope that the nomination
Just secOndedl will triumph on the floor
to-day. The wheel of progress has
moved forward and we iust elect a
man in accord with the sentimuents of
the day. I will allow no inan to out
strip ie in my reverence for the past..
I love the past of South Carolina, and I
love her great imen, and when I think
of the great hero whose name has been
so touchingly mentioned here to-d:y
the words of Tennysoii come flying to
"'0! good gray hIleat which all Inen know,
0! Nok'o froiim which good omllie all men
0! iron nillerv to t rite o'easionl ti Iue,
A tower of stiiigth whieb taids
Foilr sqatur to all the wilds that blow,"
"Such was Wade lilaiptoni Ipt,
Mr. Speaker the State of South Caro
Hina has iovel forward, and while we
will not forget great memories of the
past the living issue.i of the present de
mand our attention.
"Duriing the great reform moveiment :
.hit swept over this State in Alugust
md September on whomIi were the eyes
if thme people of Soti.h Carolina tt ued ?
When Indlepel(lentisiml was about to .
>lot oit tle faiir esetitcheon of South I
'arolina who was it that stoodI by the <
;tateantd the IDmocrat.e party ? Was
t Wale Ilam ptoun ? Was it )onalul- I
on? It was Irby, of Laurens. I think t
t would bo a retrograde movemenit atI
he tritnph of the party of reformi to i
eleat the 11111 who led that party to t
AMr. I.I L. lartlin, of* Chester: "Mr. t
peaker, I nominate the trio', noble s
Id patriotic Wade Ilaimpton." r
Mir. Stanyarne Wi'son, of Spartan- t
mrv: We are here to-day imlaking his- I
Ory for SIouti Carolina. Tle special I
rder before its to-day propounds the t
uestion: 'Wiat is South Carolina <
,oing to do with Wade Ilatpton ? No t
ess iistingished a writer than \Ma
au1l-y las writte that no people has
ev~er conltiniued' to hbet a great people whlo
wa'ss forgetful of or untrue to her
her~ols. South Carolina is a great.
State. 11cr history is illustrious. I letr
lpaITes aire iihum in dI with the (leeds and
thou)lgihts of her heroes. VWe are'l proud
of1 our1 1)ast-It is a glorious paust. The
nineii of Sotuth Caroli na is arn insp i ra
tion1 to us5,and1( therei' breathes not, with
in thiis SouthLbland( at inan[ of thle soil
will does5 not feel ant inrspi ration whein
lhe rlieembers thfat lhe is a Soth Caro
liniian. Why l? Ileauise it cotoes to us
fromt time past, h ecase th le voice of1 oItr
ih i.story tells us that the people of' Soth
Carolin hav is e beeni a111d still are a great
People. Ju idged b y that 11 Itandrd,
juidged by theo stambard Ilaid down by
AlaieaulaSy, slie ce'rtainily' hs bilen trute
to her'iself. Vie aire riot withioutt otur
heroes ini war atnd in peace. In the
dayis of thei Swaimp Fox and11 the Game-1
ocnik, iln the( dayvs of1 'il Lto 4, when r
South (Carolina st,i her sons I'y thous
ands1 ito theit field) in peale, in the
couills of time nation, on thle llench,
South Carolina lias had( lier heroes.and
lbe it said( to her honor, thait niever vet
hass she receivyed batck in[to lier soil a1
single one of lhen sons bearing utpon htis
heart the deaithi-t hrust of her owii in..
gratitudle. N ever has there beeni a
single soin of South Carolina worthy o)f
hiis State who hans (carriedl to his grave
lie mlemolry of' ftis State's ingrat itudelt.
"IfI yott will look upon the bas1 reieofs
in the frontt of' this build11mg you w ill
see Ii xedl for1 eternity the gr'eat ames
of lIlynet andi AMel)mtllie. Loo0k upon)1
the recorids of you r Statte andio you ill I
see there (enshirined the memory of
your Calhmotmu. Never yet liss Sotuth
C~arolinat gone batck on one of' her fruie
Ions. lie it saiid to lier lastinig hmonor
ieve'r up~ to thmis dayt) lhss slit <lont' this.
We aire making history t.o-dasy I saty.
Who is the man who is presenitedl to its?
What is he? I las he say clsimii upon
soth Carolina? 'Te rname of1 Wale
lampton! Why, gentlemen, about
ourteen yeairs aigo it was talismanic.
Vhien sill wass depression; when wye
t'ere in the (depiths of dlespaitr; when
lie future lay black andl dreaury biefore~
ms; and thiere wsts no one to deltver,
where waus Wade lsamptoni and1 how
lid he b)rinig himtself to thte front in
onth Carolia? lie came utpon the
all of his petople sno, without gofig
ver the events of that camipailgn, it is
nily necessary to catll to the memory
f this I louise what took plaice within
bese very walls. TIhe niame' f Wsado
huampton wats then magic, when re
allinig to you the nimmories which I
inst shatke you to thme very foutndsttion
f your being; memories of1 thlie ll, I
uemorles of which I know nothing,
itt canf Only conjecture. But, gentle
1eni, without, going bsack to the fields
f Virginia, I say no fatrther batck than
6 the name of Waide IIampton wats <
iagic ill South Casrolina. 5
"What hsis Wadle IIaimpton donie I
inlce then to lose his holld upon the s
carts of the peOPle? NothIng! As I
tand here before imy Creator there is
ot one word, not one aict of WVade i
isampton's which hias cstt dishonor I
pou his fair famte. 1 say, what has he ii
one to forfeit the love, admIration amnd '
iratitude of his people? iIe had it >'
henil Why should lie be dleniedl it I
iow'? lie has it to-day, geuntlemn c
And In a Iewv years, when all party
prejudice arid feelings have died away, e
is these things inevitably do, when I
men look back with sot,er second t,
Lhought and an eye single to justice, a
you wvill say: WVhat had Wade IIamp
on done? e
"To-day where does he s.,nd? Upon
avery dingle issue before the public is s
se not in elbow touch with the people
>f this8State? Is fie not in full and <
)erfect sympathy with the people of -I
he State on everything touching their
nterests ? Is he not thoroughly allied
vI&h th~e agricultural interests ? Is he
lot solid on the tariff, equally solid n
jjvst,equally solid on the force bill
and ui on every question upon which
the a:ri'ulturists are solid to-dayl
'here cannot be pointed out a singii
featurof his political existence whicl
is not n complete harmony with th(
wishu of every agriculturists in soutt.
Caroll in. Ile was with yoll in t.h<
Past, 1. is with you ii the present.
rhern vhy down Wale flampton?
"Gentleman, this is the most impor
tant day in the history of South Caro
lina ior many a year A century o
the State's record is looking down 01
you. Vade llampton's name an( fain
is world-wide. Wherever the record o
the wa - is read his famte is like ani opet
book, to be real of all men. The spirit:
of the ment of '61 to '64, who died by hi
side, and the mei who suffered witi
him and survived, appeal to us to-da
that by nominating Wade liamptorl
by refusing to stab him to the heart
we will place upon the history of thi:
State one of its brightest and mos
illustrious pages 1 appeal to you a:
one of the young Carolinians who be
lieves in his State's future, one who i
in sympathy with the onward move
ment of the present, but not unmind
fuil of our duty to the past, I appeal t
you to stand by Wade liampton."
Mr. Sanders Glover: "It is my grea
pleastire to second the nomination o1
that grand old man, Wade Iampton
I appeal to every member of this Hlous
who passed through the trying days o
'1 to '64 if they (o not even yet recal
the thrill which ran through theii
veins when word was passed along thU
line that Hampton was coming aml
how that name nerved the sinews ol
every man in the battle before him.
"Coming down to events of nearei
date, he asked what man was ther(
who was able or willing in the darli
days o) reconstruction to lead us t(
our redemption? What other mar
was there inl this State whose word wa
law ? The edicts of the Czar of Russia
have never been more implicitly obeyed
than flaimpton's simple word by the
people of Smith Carolina. At the time
in leanufort when we were surrourtded
by dangers as thick as on the battle.
lield; when only a spark was needed to
start a bloody conflict, which would
have spread from the c-last to the
mminountains, tihe word of' Iampton was
law and we leaned that his jildgment
was invariably hest. In the time of
heaos in this State, who hut. Wale
flaimpton coul have come forward
and secired order? Ife comes before
us asking for not hinl (. We bring him
and present him and ask that the.State
he has honored in the past shall ho-ior
tself again b)y honoring him. This
iill perhaps he tlie jast time in this
ife, gentlemen, that we shall be able
o honor ourselves by honoring Wade
lampt on. Let Is say, 'Well done thou
Iod and faithful servant.'
"Wade 11ampton is to-day, as he has
lways been inl the past, first in war,
irst in peace and first in hearts of his
Mr. Mooney, of Greenville: "I have
Iever so greatly desiredl eloquence and
lie power of words as I do at this mo
nent.. L remember. though but a boy,
n '76 how the mere mention of flarip
om's name in any assemblage causedN
brii-l in the heart of every patriot in
hat presence. I know that when he
tootl here in Columbia on the memo
able (ccasion of the contest between
lie whil e people of this State and the
cepuilblicans, scalawags and negroes, I
now that all over this grand old coin
ry iroin hearts as pure as God ever
reated prayers were ascending to II is
brone for the salvatlion and redemp
-ion of this good people and for the
eesof the cause which that grand
1ld oman advocatedi anid stoodl by.
iow, Mr. Speaker, that when that
lock tolled 12 to-day, that when the
mn reachedc the merl I ian, the p ulse of
this good 01(1 State be'rgan to beat
(luicker, and I know that the same
pray ers from thme same pure hearts are
It this mohmuent, as in '70, as:endling to
the throne of mercy foir that grand 01(1
hero, \\ade Illamupton. Whlen I look
uroundii th is lIlouuse and in thte gallari es
and see the lair women of Carolina, I
know that they have comle here t.o addu
their presence and give coumrage to the'
manhood of* this St:ite in standinig by
Wadue 11am pton.
"Huit somie say this is a new era in
he politLies of Suith Carolina. 1 tbe
jeve it! But hans inot Wade llampton
mad his shoulder to the wheel from- thle
lay lie (entered the miol itics of t hiis
state up) to tIme very (dawn of your new
tra ? W~hat has Wadle Ilanipton donie
which rende'rs him ou cit of accord with
lie demands of t,he Alliance ? What
ilews of his are antagonistic to the
niews hel by that Order? '[The Alli
mneesays it wants reform. New idleas
>f legislation have been involvedl. Are
,ye preparedl to say that Wade iIamp
Onl is not in accord withi these idleas ?
Not cue word has lie spoken against
s constinuemncy, whether Alliance
nen or not. The gentlemen w ho have
eeni noin0atedl are my friends, miy
icighbhors. It is fr'omi a sense of duty,
1nti 1 will say a pleasuirabie sense of
huty, that I say one feeble word in en
horsing the glorious name of the noble
W~ade 11am pton. It is, I say, from a
wnsie o1 dumty' t hat I stand here and, in
y il hmnbie, fv"ble way, lay my tribute
it the teect of that grand old1 man.
"Mcii of Ci'.rohina! arise in youir man
tood, and for the last time in his life
to honor to WVade IIampton. Never
igain in his Ii u'e time wIll you have the
moior of casting your ballot for himi
*or any ohlico. Shall we iiot, gentlemen
>f Carolina, insure to his declininig
eairs the piroud s:ttisfaction that the
ervices lie hmas rendered his lovedi State
itve not been in vatin and have been
ippireciated by a grateful peop)ley It
s with great lelasiure that I aidd my
'ndcorse~ment to the nomination of
Mir. lBrazeale, of Anderson, nomnina
ed the lIon. M. L. D)onaldson, of
.ireenville, lie said:
'"[The qutestion before us, genitlemeni,
s whietther we shalt redeem thle pledges
ve imande on thme h ustings (luring the
ate campaign to the people of this
tate. WVe are working tot something
dier than the elevation of aniy on,e
nan to ohlice. There Is a prInciple at
take for which the people hiad coni
endled, and( they have( pronouuced w ith
o uncertain voice what they demarid
*f their Itepre'sentatives here, Many
re comitted( to Issues who are comn
iittedl to no idividual iman, and is.
nies are higher than men.
'1 dhesire t,o present to this Ihouse the
amne of a man who has been of the
cople, w'hose elbow touch has been felt
y them, who sympathizes with them
nd has worked for them, and has ad
ocatedI thieir iinterests throughout the
taite; true to every trust that has been
imposed on him, and has shiown amn ex
ceding clearness of judgment in all
latters In which lie hats taken " t.t 1t
lected he will represent the whole
cople of South Carolina. I refer to
bie lIon. M. L. Donaldson, of Green
Mr. IIarrison, of Greenville, second
d the nomination of Mr. Donaldson
nd gave a brief epitome of his life and
ervices to the people of South Caroli
a. In all the positions hie had been
alledl to till he had shown rare capaci
y and ability, and I predict, said Mr.
I arrnison, that you honor M r. Donald
on with a seat in the United States
enate he will reflect honor upon the
state he loves so well.
WVire.,colored or nJeaurort. nomina.
ted Robert Sinalls-whereon thore was
a general laugh
'Tie vote stood as follows.
Irby ---. .- ......................... .50
S i all --. ...........................
K eitt . ------- ...................... 2
Iem phill.. . ........................2
- George Till it .......................1
f A notable featuire of l hw vote was
Ithat ats Pell vote for llamiptonk was
i cast It was received with applause in
f the gallery.
I In the Senate, Mr. Moody of Marion,
j nominated (getieral Hampton. Seconld
i ed by Senator Simythe of Charleston.
I Sena'or Evans, of Marlboro. nomina
r ted Col. Irby. Secontled by Senator
,teetze, of Lexington.
Senator Strait., of Lancaster, nonina
ted Col. Donaldson. Seconded by Sen
ator Sojourner. of Barn well, and Sena
3 tor Peake, of Union.
The vote stood:
JDonaldson. ... .................... 15
- H am pton....................... ....14
Irby ----.-- .............................5
Total inl both louses:
Irby ..----- .........................55
i Iam pton ..-- ..................... M6
Sm alls . -. .........................3
Scattering ....................... 5
On Wednesday at noon the Joint As
sembly met In the Iouse, Lieutenant
Gov. Gary Presiding. The vote stood:
Senate. iiouse. Total.
MJ.L . Irby... 57 6 3
M. L. Donaldson. .14 31 45
Wade Ilampton...14 28 42
Scat.tering........-- 4 4
Total...........34 120 10*4
Irby gained eight votes altogether,
two from Iampton, four from Donald
son, an( two of the scattering. Messrs.
Scott and Blease, of Newberry, went
from Hampton to Irby.
'I'here being no choice, it was moved
that the Joint Assembly proceed to a
second ballot. l1tit, there being differ
ence of opinion touching the legality
of such ballot, the body dissolved to re
assemble on Thursday.
1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th.
Irby...............)9 ( ; 70 82
)onaldson........A9 52 48 37
II ampton.......... 36 38 39 36
As will be seen, Col. I iby wi elett'td
oil t(e fourit-th ballot. Before the an
niounceient of the vote, there were a
number of changes-so that the vote,
as declared. stood thus:
Irby---- ---- .---- .----........ 105
I am p1ton.............................42
D onaldson ............................10
The result was received with ap
plause. The Joint Assembly immedi
Among the new measures Introd tic
ed are the following:
Bill to authorize and -require the
( overnor to select in each vounty, be
fore the l0th hidy of .1 aniiary in' each
year. a newspaper in which shall be
published ull ollicial advertisements.
and making notices illegal which shall
not be published in the chosen paper.
,,ll to provide for the levy and col
iection of a tax of two mills on the dol
lar in each school district of this State
for support of public schools therein.
Bill to reduce the number of peni
tentiary directori fr,) n tiv.- to tiresi
and the asylum regents froma nine to
Iill to make the teris of the scthol
arshiips in the WVinthrop Tlrainintg'
School two years, and to appropriate ia
Sli'ii not ex'ceeding 810,000o to the said
school as .soon as the rtriistees of the
Winthrop Training School shll imake
arrangeimen ts with the South Carol ina
U.ni versity to give the you ng women
of the State a -oiirse ini hiigh edu:caition.
liill to mtake the Clerk of the Cirienit
(Court in each Count y (on ispector of
wveightIs andt meausurers. ([louse.)
TIhe following werie killed in thme
I1it11 to ameilt section 2197 of the gen-.
eral statutes, relation to flees allo wedl
witnesses biouind over or sinnmoned to
testil'y in the Court of General S.'ssions.
lHill to prohibsit all persons fromt
piracticing physic or surgery in this
State, withI or without comulpenisationi,
wh'lo have not a (diplomla and comp11lied
lyith all the law~s of the state noiv ol
Thei altliance Exchan.go andm, iiaik.
Coi'rM i. S. C., D)ec II .--A meet
ing ol the tr'ustees5 and County stock
holders of thie State Alliance Exchange
was held at the Agricult,ural IIail on
T1uesday night, and again on yesterday,
at wihich thie matter of removing the Ex
chiange to Columbia, and also of establ
hushing a banik im connection therewith,
was fully discussed. At, the first session
a coimmiittee of' five, consisting of' F'. N.
War:lker ofSparanbu,rg, Glenn Atndersoni
and J. A. Slirh of' Newberry, J. C. Coil.
of Chesterfiel, and D). P.' )uncan of~
Union, were appoint.ed to revise (lie plan
of organization, so as to permit (lie re
mioval of' the Exchange to Columbia.
This committee weie in session all
yesterday morning andl afternoon, and
last iiight submitted their report. They
state that there is not,hing in the plan of
organiz.ation preventing the removal ol
the Exchange to Cohumbia, and they
recommend t,hat this be done. They
also recommend the establishment of a
batik to ho r*un in connect.ion wvith the
Tbce rep)ort wvas adopted andl the Rev.
. A. Sligh was authorized to procure a
charter for the batik and make a report
to anot,her meeting of stockhuolders, to
be held here on the 28th ,January next,
TLhie report, to the stockholdhers ~1 (li,e
operations of (lie Exchange was also
preseint,ed, and Messrs, Shigh, D)uncan
and W- B. T1immerman were appointed
to prepare tin address to thie Alliances.
sotting forth (lie importance of (lie bene
lito to be derived from (lie pr'oposed
chiange, which addl(ress is to be published
ini the Cotton Plant. Th'le E'xchange
and( the baiik will have sepatrate chiartetrs,
but the t,wo will be run ini conjunction
wvith each other, and it is rumored that,
as sooti as thue Agricultural D)epartment
has beetn ab)oiishedi, the Agricuiltural ll all
will be purchased by the Alliance from
(lie State and iutiliz.ed for (lie ab)ove
named purposes.-C;olumibia Register,
"Dleathm to, Informnerg."
A UOTA,i. Ga.. Decc. 10.-Yesterday
trave letrs along Federal road. at the
poinut where it, passes out of L ump)jkini
County in D)awson County, wer'e horrl
tied to findth(le doad hodly ol a white
man hanging over the idd(le of (lie road
fronm a projectIg limb on a tree, oin
which was fastened a card reading
"Deoathi to informers." T1he Idetity of
(lie victim could not be established,
neither Is t,here aniy clue to the perpc
trators of the dleedi. Tihait sect,ioni has
been terrq iied for some time by illicit
distillers ibd (lie victim may eIther have
been one ot.heir number who was about
to turn inlor er or some government
INGALLS ha anly seventy-fIve votes,
and he neeXs ninety-three. May his
tribe not in.
iud Wtrdq of 01heer. As
When a proprietor KnOWs he has a
grand wid good remedy for the mnv
ils thAtl il--sh and lblol ari hir to, I'.
pleams him exct-dingly to rifi-vwsuch
t-Vi0ivos of appreciat ion as follows :
W. F. itih-s. Mlib-vil-e. N. I, writt-:
"*I haivs. sumll I"o'i.>e Blood B-1.111 aMt
lind it 1to b a t it, I RcoM m.111-ifled
1). C. Blianton, Thomnasville, Ga.,
wrill's : "1 have used Botanic Blood
lial inl ilny I'all ily as a to . and blood
1uriler ith highit saLisae'ory re
F. 0. liiffitian, editor Times, llocky
Mount, Va.. n rites : "I am pleased to
say tha". lAi.sanic Blood halmll is the
best appetizer aid tonic for delicate
pe,opl(,. I ever saw. It, net.ed like a
charm ii miy case."
F. 11. Hickey, 1208 Main street,
Lynchbuirg, ta., writes : "I was broke
oui' ill over with sores, and ily hair
was falling out. Atter using a few I
botths of Botanic Blood Balm my hair
quit falling out and all the sores got
Juli i E. Johnson, Stafford's P. 0., S. I
C., writes: "I had suffered 13 years I
with eczema find was at times confined
to lny bed. Tho itching was terrible.
My son-in-law got me oe.-half dozel
bottles of Botanic Blood Balm, which t
entirely cured me, and I ask you to
publish this for the benefit of others
suffering in like inanper."
August A. Klages, 810 St. Charles
street, Baltimore. Md., writes: "From
ily 3 outh I suffered frot a poisonous j
taint in my blood. My face and body
was continually affected with erup- I
tions and sores. I am now 42 years of
age and had been treated both in Ger- 0
many and America, b t no remedy c
overcame the trouble until I used Bo- '
tanic Blood Balm. I have used about 1
twenty Bottles, and now my skin is
clear, smooth and healthy, and I con
slder the poison permanently driven t
froim imy blood I indorse It as the best r
blood remedy." 0
Three Hundred Lives Lost. p
SAN FlANCiSCO, Dec. 10.-The steam
ship China arrived this morning from
China ant .Japan, briing Chinese ad
vlces to November 13 and Japanese to t
November 21. The details ofthe blow
n* upl) on November 2 of the govern
ment pow(der miills at Tai-Ping-Foo are
Ie:1;re, but agree in stating that 300
lives were lost andi all the houses in the
vieinity wrecke(l. Fifty persons are saxid,
to have been at work In the mniis at the 4
time of the accident, and of their re- I
mains only two limbs have been lound.
The cause of' the explosion is unknown. -
One-half of the city of Po-Choo in the
Provmnco of Anluvci, is reporte(l (lestroy- i'
2d by fire originating from another pow- *
An agreement has been arrived at be
tween the Japanese and the Hawaiian
,overnmeuts in regard to Japanese em
,ration to Hawaii, by which the passage
f each emigrant, $65, is defrayed by
ie Hawaiian government.
Several firms at HIadhioji In the Japan
ilk (listrlct, have failed fOr nearly e 100,
)00, and a serious panic has eisue(l.
A boat, containing the Captain and
ourteeni men of the crew ol the Japa- Z
iese training ship Monju capsized oil'
he coastof Japan recently and all wero
lrowned but two.
latos and Orans.
N. W. Tiu.Mi, 134 Mai Street, Co
llunibia, S. C., sells 'ianos and Organs,
Iirect fron factory. No agents' co
mlissions. The celebrated Chickering
Piano. Mathumshek Piano, celebrate'd
for its e.learness Of' tone4, Iight,ness. otf .
touch andi laistin qIm~(l;li t ie:. Mamson &
I lamli n Upright Piano. Sterling U p
righ t Pianios, from 2,23 up. Maisoun & l :
11 uli hn Organs;su rpassed by none.Ster
ling Organs,8~50 up. Every Lnstrument
giiaranit.eed for six years. .Fift.een days5' -
Lriaul, expenses both ways, if niot satins
facttorv. Sold on Instalments.
OeA LA, Flia, Dec.. 1;.---AtL the meet
ner ol the National Colored Alliance
I'buirs<hiy night. a resolution was offer
dI condteming the action ot t.he white
Alba cnce in pasin~:ig a resolution on
Wednesdayi la oppositionl to the federal
!einhill, be-cause such action has no
'eierenice wvhatever to the aims and pur..
iose.s of the organization, and was
alculated to check the growth of the
Alliance. TIhec resolution will, im all
iirobability, heC passed.
Diseases Peculiar to <omen especial- ~J
y monthly disorders, are culredl by the
Amely use of IBradlfield's Female Rtegu
A comlplete Bedr'oom Suit for $16.50
freight paid to your (depot. Send for
Datalogue. Address L. F. Padlgett,
Augusta, Ga. A
Farm Wagons, complete with body etc.
3 3-4 In TIhimble SkIn.................$39.50
u n Th imbinle skin............... ..41.00 Whi
l1% in Tihlmble Skin................... 42.00
Onu llorse Wagons, p24.50, $26.50 and
}28.50. WarriantedI second to none.
WVrite for Circulars.
Buggies, Carriages, Road Carts, &c., at
L0 p)r cent less than regular prices. Send
Tor Catalogue. This offer is for only 30
lays in order to reduce stock-so order at
E'OLLER & ANDERSON
BUGGY CO.. R OCK H Ill, s. U.,
In wrIting mention this paper.
LIIPPIA N BROS0., Wholesale Diruggists,
SoloPrroprIitrs, Llppman'sB loek. Savannah. QA
30MPLETE.QINN ERIE. ha
U PON TlE 14 STr APPROVEDp
ph'ns, wIth Suction Fan or Spikedis
lielt Seed Cotton Elevator furnIshed at and
COTTON 0INS and PRESSES of best HeI
nakers. Thomas flay Rakes, Deoering oni
ilowers, Corbln Harrows and Planet, Jr.,
A large stock of Portable and Stationary 11ev
sinnuing, and Saw MiIl En,dnes on thardi
Stato Agents for
C. & G. COOPER & CO's'. Corlis. En
tine.s L,ane Saw Mills and l,Iddell Com.'
>any's complete lno.
W. 1H. GIIBBES, ,Jn., & CO.,
-- Near Union Depot,
COLUMBIA, 8. C.
V P C,tt P the Fro
kGuIATr rIi a- MAMAf N01
BE~ REPE ~AT Ei, so no' " 'r
"STn I. W Hi It 'I 1. I t0N its
write for cnt',;t a;,o,w(
mper you san% ti- a,ivi,riiNtisn
Remember tat I wIleviryt
'oes to furnisiiig a homte-a%
ng some things antd hub ing oth
argest possible loti which enatl
vipo out all compotitlon.
11EREK ARE A lEWV O0 MlY
A No. 7 Flat top Cooking S
Izo, 15x17 Ich oven, fitted with
af ware, delivered at your on
ll freight charges paid by
only Twelve Dollars.
Again, I will sell you a 5 hole
lango 13x13 Inch oven, 18x26 in
ed wIth 21 pieces of ware, fol
lEEN DOLLARS, and pay the
)0 NOT PAY TWO PRIC
I will send you a nice plush Pa
valnut frame, either In combli
landed, the most stylish colors
o gur .allroad station, freighi
I will also sell you a nice Bodr
onsisting of Bureau with gi
ioad Bedstead, 1 Washstand,
able, 4 caio seat chairs, 1 cano!
>ack rocker all for 16.50, and pa
o your depot.
Or I will send you an elegant
tilt with large glass, full matrbl
30, and pay frelght.
41co window shade On spring rt
Clegant large walnut 8 day clock
,ace curtains per window,
I cannot describe overytthlug I
dvertisement, but have an Imnn
ontaining 22,600 feet of 1loor rc
aro houses and factory build ing
arts of Augusta making In all
est business of this kind under
gement in the Southern States
oresand warehouses are crowd
to choicest productions of the b
es. My catalogue containing illu
' goods will be malled if you wi
ty where you saw this advertise
ty freight. Address,
L. F. PADGET
roprietor 'adgett's Furnitur(
and Carpet Store,
10-1112 Broad Street, AUGUS
ilAN AND WOMM
P '. P. will purify and vitallm
i Vt, riat a go-I appetftoand gi
whole system tone ank strength.
A prominent railroad aup-rinten
avaah.suifering with Msaria, D
ia, anld Ithelunat !sil Sa' f
it. P. 1'. he nover felt mo iell in his I
,'-s as if he coul live forever, if hc
1%ways get P. P. P."
If you aro tired out fr , ',,d
Aus* Confluemint,, take
vy3 P. P.
If you are feeling br.dly in the
WA out of sorts, tako
IN P. P
If your digestive organs need tol
It van suffer with headache, indig
Joility mult wakneoss, take
P. .P. P.
If you auffear with rervous prest;
ties unstrunag and a general let
af the system, take
P. P. P.
For Blood Poison. Rheuittm
ala, Old Kores, Malaria, Chronlo
P. P. P.
Prickly Ash, Poke B
The best blood purifier in the wor
IPPMAN BRO1S., Wholesale Druj
LPA's Bl.ouC, Savannah, C
acknowledged to be the best (
In this Stato.
i'n you buy one of them you are
that you have mido no nisbtal
rrite for our priceJ,
otton Gins a
ATI BOTT"O\M IIG URtEE
can save youa money.
C. Badhiam, Gen..
r'Homne oflice and Factory,
~oard in Charles
MRS. E. E. H1ASBILL
reopened her houase on the Y,
of Wentworth and Globe Stre
repared to receIve permanent,
table boarders at reasonab
house is centrally located, and
he line of the Uity Railway.
peclal rates made .for Commnert
R VMUAs fon cauou,e
h ! , fi t
freight to) f
53, 1 high
u top, fori
on, With FOR
%i aco-Fort Years
=y ST A NDARD.
in For, Sale
P 1o Ij O BOWENA
ayour e AT,ronNEY AT LAw.
lent as PICK ENS C. If.. S. C.
;, anf Money to loan on easy terms, on well
could secured paper.
i and Office In Court House. July 26'88.
WELLS & ORR, J. E. BOGGS,
Greenville, S. C. Pickens, S. .
JiJT,, RR& 130GGS,
V ELATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Qgup, PICKENS, C. 1., S. C.
M. F. ANsEL, C. L. lHOLLINOWORTH,
Solicitor 5th Circuit, Pickens, S.'U.
so,Greenville, S. C.
1NSE L & H1OL LINGsWORTHI.
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELOnS AT LAW,
PICK ENS, C. U1., S. C.
Practice in all the courts of~ the State,
and attention givent to all business entrust
ed to thiem. mnrh 14-88tf.
00t111I1 & 'EL D ON
122 Main Street, Greenville, S.
N__ Gas given every 'I hursday and Friday,
an d teeth extracted without pain.
B8AND) e~j A. NORW~OOD, ID. D. S.
rer soid G RE E N VI L LE, S. C.
Corner Main andi Coffee Streets.
&id D1. J. B, CARPENTER,
Will be found at Liberty on and after the
ad 1L Ocer. lie guarantees all his work
obe first class. feb 13'90
~sDA. J. P. Ct RL 18L E
O E E VI a a I, K. C.
a, t ('Ile over westmoreland nos.& Duke's
b ' Drug Store. J an 1 '898. .(
DR. FRANK SMITH
ia now permianently located at h'asley, 8.
____C., and respectfully offers his professional
[0 serviees to the public generally.
Jan '2 90.
J. C. Fitzgerald,
it.s, and P H OTOGRA P H ER,
e rate G RE E N V ILLE, S. C'..
Over Westmoland Brothers Drug Stors.
All wvork done by the instantaneous processi.
lal trade Also make enlsrgements from old pieturesf
-Oct 1 to aniy size In water colors, crayon, India
-ink, oil and plain photographs.
3 oct 24 tf.
GRENVILLE S. C.,
r 'HE MANSION HOUSE HAS
-1been newly refitted and excellently
furnished. It is first class in Its p
pontments, and is one of the best hotelsn
0- C h South. Situated In the healthiest and
S,ost delightful localit In the country, 10
moe superIor attrctons to visitors and
Te:. 3nofCesine cannot be excelled In any cIt7.