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A LETr'ER TO RAMPTON.
MESSERS. EVANS AND STOKES AN
SWERS THE GENERAL'S LAST.
They 4laim that Moat of the A11iance Da
nmande are Endorsed by a Mdorisy ot
the DeMocrats in UongreS and Asks
Hon. Wade Hampton, Washingtin, D
Dear Bir: Your letter addressed to
us and published in The Stateand Regis,
ter ot the 9th instant has had our care
JIM attention, and candor compels us tc
say that as a reply to the questions we
propounded it Is a sfreat dlsapnointment
It will prove a disappoint.nent to thi
great organization of farmers we repre
sent, whom you attempted to read ou
of the Democratic party. It will prov(
a grievous disappointment to the grea
mass of our people who honestly believe
that the principles underlying the Ocalt
platform are Identical with the Democ
racy of Jefterson and the party he found
ed; yet, moved by memories of paqt as
sociation and confidence, were willin
even to hold conviction itself in abey
ance until the man they had truste
in the past might at least. eive reasoi
for the bull of excommunication he ha
issued against them.
It will be a disappoint ment becau
you distinctly decline to answer th
questions asked--)erfectly plain ques
tions-that embody every principle in
volved in the 9cala pla'form and tha
might have been answered in much ,i
space than you have actually used. I
Is a disappointment all around and nior<
than all because your remark- are no
ebaracterized by your accustomed s triaigh
forwardness and courtesy.
Remembering that the people of thi
State had repeatedly honored you loi
your reputed liberality and aiatoman
like cast of mind, we purposely dis
carded verbiage about which more 0
less prejudice bad collected and aw.ket
you to discuss great pri ciiles that lIr
behind that verbiage. You decline t
discuss principles and talk about plat
forms. Since you have choen after r
month of deliberatior to briir the ( s
cussion down from the broad plane o
statesmanship upon which our question,1
put it and place it appar. ni ly ui)m th<
ow plane of narrow Jactional polic-iis i
this State, why, perforce we must to some
extent try to play the politicaan, too.
1. In the first place, then, you dii.
pose of the first Ocala demand, agalist
the national banks, thus: "No sue:
demand Is made by the I)emocratic par.
ty. It may have escaped your memory,
if you ever knew the fact, that these
banks hold charters which do iot expire
until 1907, so that there will be some
difculty In the immediate abolition 01
the national banks." Indeed, and, ho
cause, forsooth, there is diflculty in th<
way it is undemocratic (that is what voi
were to show), to agitate it, howevei
righteous the principle. Is that the posi
tion, General, to which you would coml
- yourself and us? Wrath are honor
able men of bpirit to do with difmculty
where principle is involved? But urn
you sure, General, that uo such demand
is made by the Democratic party?
- To borrow your own choice phrase
ology toward us (whict The State a4
sures us is studiously courteous) "It
may have escaped your memory if you
ever koew the fact' that the D)emocratic
platform 1856 contains t,he followmni
plank: "Congress has no power te
charter a national bank. We believe
such an institutioin one of deadly hos
tility to the best interests of the coun
try, dangerous to our Republican inistitui.
tions and the liberties of the pieople, and
calculated to place the business of the
country within the controll of a concen
trated money power and above the laws
and the will ol die people.'' Moreover,
"It may 'have escaped your memory, it
you ever knew the fact," that t,hus p)lank
was rea1r-ned in the platform 1860,
coupled with the declaration that
"Democratic principles are unchange
able In their nature when applied to the
same subject matrs' "It may have
escaped your memory,"' too, "if you
ever knew the fact,'" every D)emocratic
platform ever utteredl by the party (save
the lirs ) down to 1864, containe't pre
cisely that same stroug 'language agaInst
national banks. ,Li, then as the party
has more thain ice declaredl its "pin
ciples a erimchangeable,'' it, is a lit.tle
difflcul# to find jutlleation for your'
char~ of p)olitie.il heresy arzainst those
of us who in 1893 held t.o the principle
that from 1810 to 1864 was the height
of Demo:' at,ic virtue.
2. You say the sub-treasury idea is
unconstitutional. Well, really, honored
sir, we thought it rather beneath your
dignity to go cracking p)olitical chest
nuts like that. Your readling must
have been exceedingly limited if you
did not know that as p)rominent a Dem
ocratic lawyer as Judge Norwood of
Georgia and others of equal p)romi
nence had expressed a contrary op'in
Ion. But suppiose we admit that the
scheme is unconistitutional, do'es that
debar us from agitatmg it? It it be a
gooc thing for the masses uinder the
changed conditions andl progress of the
nineteenth century, why should the
Constitumion forever stand between the
people and its enjoyment? Are you se
rious. General, when you teach bv
implicat,ion that it is undlemocratlc to
seek any change in the Constitut,ion
bowever righteous and desirable that
change may be? And mark you, it was
the Democracy of this demand you were
8. You dismiss our demand for free
coinage of silver wit,h the simple ques.
Lion: "Is this demand in accordaunce
with the Democratic p)latforml? And is
this the best that, can be done? You
set out to show that it did not en nform
to the Democratic p)latlorm. You only
ask ,us if it does. Assuming that, you
ask in good faith, we, at least, will not
evade a direct question, so we answer
unhesitatingly, yes, it does; and was so
held by the brainiest and best, Demo -
crats in the United States Senate--such
men a- Morgan and Daniel, and Irby
and Butler and a hoAt o1 others.
To borrow another choice phrase di
rected to us (and whizh we are assured
is studiously courteous), "you have, we
suppose,read the Democratic platform,
and if you compared it" with the Ocala
you will see that both condemn the
8herman act. Thus far they are iden
tical. The Ocala then demands "Ir
lieu thereof the free and unlimite A
coinage of silver." The Democratic
goes on to say: "We hold to the use or
both gold and silver as the standard
money of the country and to the coin
age of both gold and silver without dis
orimlnation against eIther metal or
chrefor mintage." The meaning is
prcsly the same. The reading pub
lcwill note how signally you have
failed not only to justify your charge
that "no man who upholds the Ocala
p latform can properly claim to beoa
Dmocrat," but even to show that the
platforras are wholly antagonistic.
4. You think it a suMlent answer
to our demand for the ownership of
railr6ad and telegraph lines, in certain
contingencies, that it would cost sev
eral times as much as the civil war.
Supposing this were true, that does
not prove it is undemocra"ic-and that
is what you set out to show, mark you.
You were to prove that "no man who
upholds thi% can properly claim to be
a Democrat" and you simply argue
that it is costly! Again we ask-what
have honorable and spirited men to do
with cash where principle is involved ?
Away with such sordid standards of
expediency ! Let its probe these ques
tions to the core, and if the principle
be correct and best for thn masses of
the people, let us inaintail tlIII
though they copt myriads of mnonev
and men. I'lat was the spirit, that
animated the ihiocratic party in
1860 They did not sto to o nt. tiup
cosis when the rights of the people
were threatened. 'he rights of the peo
tion whether the p-ople Mhall owa the
railro-li or be owned by them. Al
ready in this State itisolveilt railroad.9
refiitE to pav tax-s aind boldly bid de
flinm to ithe peop!e But are we shit
into bovitig these roai already bil
-it the iradu silently miln.ited valuatiot
of wst ered stovk ? I the frautilei
water were sqeiez-d out of them Ui
ac'ual cost would probably not excov
a fourth of .he muit. climed. Wha
I is to hietr tll governient fron
Sbuiildinv its own linei? Certainly su-i
asn enter,rise woild he a Godsend t
the three million mIen who are tOai.
moneyli-si ani homeless, with starvirn
wives alld eiiAren among th-m, sill
ply bcase I tio national banker's pLnii
hai st Ilpped ie wheels of idrtisf ry am
dae I I up iisery ipon the peopc
A 1).-noerit ic adminmi ration is pend
ing million- a ye:.r in permaien
strictirei sor the :afetity awl distri;iu
tion oi I he mails. What, would be th
differen-e Ili principle between doinj
1his aid constructinw lines for th
transitission of those mails? A meas
I r' that at, the saie timec protectt th
invade d rights ot the people and fri
inishes a gtineral relief from an over
shanowiing menace, F)oks very dis
tinctly Democratic to us, and it wil
take something more, (eieral, than a
exaggorated estlm;tto of cost to fright
en Iit pvoule froin it.
5. You Lay in regari- to our deiam
for the election of 1 nitt I States Sen
tors by the people, that it will requIir
a change of the Constitution to vffoc
this. There is no news In that. "Vot
have, we sippose, read the dei-aid
ai pdrinted in the body of your articl
and you minst have seen that, it. is dis
tinic ly a di-mand to change the Con
stiat iotn. You fall utterly in this, w
In previois instances, to adrice a sits
gle argument why la it uindemocrati(
to propose,a needed change in the Coii
stitution. You say you "hardly think
that the change will be made in timei
to allow any ofCi the present young aspi.
rants of the Alliance to test their
strength beforo the people." Ju lst what
bearing this little Iling at the "young
aspirants of the Alliance'" hai upon
the indeiocra,-y of the demand (that
ii what you were to prove, is not p.
parent. You say you "have never de
notinced the Alliance." 'erhaps not ;bul
covert Iliv-., at its leaders ha4 been a
favoriT_ way of trying to injsiure it
among people who for political rea
sons dare not denounce it openly.
6. Yes, as a rule we as individuals
opposo the State bank propoiftion of
the Democratic platform. But whit
has that to do with the Ocala platform
which you set out to prove inconsist
oit with the )emocratic? "You have
we suppose, rea'' the ()ala platfor,
and if you (lid you1 must have seen thai
it makes no reference whastover tc
State banks. What bearing then hss
our individual opinions uipest your
isropositlin that '"n1 man1 who uplhiolds
(the Oc.ala platform), cans properly
clal im tos be a Democrat ?"
Bitt if we are to be kicked out of the
Democoraitic party because we as ini
v'inuals oppose onie pla'nk in the party
platform, we will have a goodly coin
tinigetnt in our comlpanly. We will have
a majority of the D)emocrats in the
Untted States Senate, whlo opposed the~
administration view of the silver planik
of that platform anid we will have with
us tl'e great masses of the Amuerle in
W hat constitutes the test of a Deo
crat any way in this degenerate (lay ?
Is it niuestioning adhesioni to everj
platnk of the D)emocratic lplatformf ? Is
it idelity to p)rinceiples ?. Cdrtainl y not,
If we are to jurdge by the pract ica of
the party. WVe have gout bug D)emo
crats and greeniback Democrats, fret
trade D emocrats andi( protect ion D)em
oerats and tariff for revenue D)emocrats.
Thie part,y of free trade elect.ed mnore
than once a high pirotectionist to thi
highest position in the gift, of a D)emo
cratic Congress; and evenl now a form
er ltepuiblican candlidate for the Pres
ideiicy occupies t,he highest place in tie
cabi net by appointment of a D)emocrat
ic .President, who had behind himt a
D)emocratic Congress and the wVhole
mnachinery of govern muent. I f adlher
euce to every plankl of the platform
were nee'Psary to co(ntstitte a man ai
D)emocr d, then Saimuetl ..1 Randall, a
prontonnceed prot ect ir isst, couldr never
have been speak sr of a D)emoc ratie
Congress, anid Walter Q G resaim,
-former I 'Hej slican cand 5iato for hue
P're.iney, .oul n11iever 5 e chief ad
viser oft a IDemso'rht ic P residenit. What
then is I he sosl.. tt st of a smans De hm 5
racy usnder I he practice of Ih p, lirty y'
Evideintly it is hits suipport of the nois
inee In thle genieral election.
Finally. after all your s)mew h at
lengthy discussion, you fimnd onuly iivye
ouit of twelve p) >[its upan11 whsic i you.
take Issme wit,h thle O)cala platforim.
You dist-inct,ly asgreedl with two, as
(toes "suvery D)emocrat," yout say. T'o
hiat extenut you you rselfI uphold thle
Ocala platform, and utnder your own
'uillng you cannot "properly clatnn to
be a Democrat."
The most casuial readingr of osir let
ter will show that we made no obsjec.
lion to your organizinig what, in the
last analysis, woutlo be D)emocrautic
clubs independent of our Stat.e D)emo
cratic organization. Ilst we had no
conicern about that. We simply aske:I
you to excplain your statement that "110
man who uphiolds the O)cala platform
can pioperl y claim to be ai Deniocrat."
Y ou ref used point blank to answer the
qlueStions we askerd, .md proceeded to
comp)are p)latforms, with the result
shown above, that not even ion that
groand could you defend your charge
Tis effort to make it appear that
we objected to your organizing Demno.
cratic clubs is entirely apart from the
questin you you rself raised, and Is not
warranted by any thing we wrote, it
appearc' to be in line with yotir other
efforts to read Alliancemen out of tho
l)emocratic party and discredit the
"young Alliance" leaders, while pro
feaising great respect for the organiza
W. D. EVANS,
President South Carolina State Alli
ance. , W. sTOEgS.
Lecturer South Carolina State AllI'ance
SPAJRTANBURO, S, C., Doc. 21.--Ike
Anderson, a negro boy, was lynched at
Reidsville, for Intimacy with a white
girl two years ago. It la said the girl
was infatuated with the negro and1
wanted to run a.wny with him.
NEW DISPENS-UY LAW.
[CONTINUED iROM 'A(vE ONE
State for sale or use therein, except by
the Dispensary, shall suffer a penalty
of $500 and costs for each ollense, to
be recovered by the Solicitor of the
Circuit Court, or the Attorney (eneral,
by an action brought therefor in any
court of competent jurisdiction. Tho
State constables, Sheriffs, municipal
police or any lawful constable umy en
ter any railroad car, or express car, or
depot, or steamboat, or other v'eisl,
without warrant, and make search f,r
such contraband liquots, and may ex
aitie cte way bills aud freight btmks
of sail common carriers, an( any oie
interlering with or resisting such ohi
cer shail he punished by a linie not ex
ceedivg $100 or linprisounnt not lon
ger thaii tirty days.
. 34. Tliat any j!rson detect.e
openly violat-ing ty of the provision
ot this AcL shall be liable to a:rt-si
wilhoit warrant., provHe a w"rrnvit
shall be procured within a re:sonablb
See 3). I'hat, viol%tlois of a.y o, th,
Ssectiois of I iis Act, where piiishineti
im1oni conviction is liot (swcaly pro
vided for, the peison or pi smns or cor
porat ior so conv icttd shall bt p:miisif
in the (isretlion of the c tryini
tlhe samte. All alcoholic hi1ur1's, 40,he1
than dmnes'ic wil, 111(i I Jutant it
m->re than live gallm.i, whicit do in
have ont the p tekiges it whicll thev al
contalied the labels am cert.ilica es g
IWg to show thai. they h:vo baeii ptur
chased f rom a State olicer aihioriz'
to sell them are herbey declhai. d c im
I raband, and on sei.ire will be forf*ei.
- d to the "teIl as provide in Nectioi
31: l'rovided, Thai. this st-ci;o sh;d
iot, apply to 11o 1or hubd ny I he ' .k wvr
of registered stil:s. 'ersn:i havini;
L more than live Kallows -if liqtor el.e
where tihan at his or hor homv, winc
e they wish to keep for tho-it own use
.uty throw the protection of the liv
around the xame by furnishing an In
ventory of the tjumntity and kinds t
the S'ate Commissiotter, a(1 applyin
for certillcate3 to aflix tht-reo. AI te
sixty days from the approval ot ti.
Act any liqtior foind in the a no
hlavit)g S114-11 certilivtes maI.-tv ho seiv/
and cotii -ated. 'erscis h'viag muor
than thvy wish to use 11m)y ol , ?atil C, r
tificates to ship bey"dit th'. liits (l
the, Stite. Atny p-rson allixig, oi
caisiig to ht- allixed, to any j.ickag(
containig al.Ai0oliv liqtior any imita
tion sramp or other printed or engrave
lab-l or device ttian 1hos 11113'ied )
the Slate Coimissioner shall for -act
offense he liable to a p,nIlalty of tc)
days' imprisoneint or :25 line.
Sec. 3. Every person who dispjsseses
or resctes from a constable or otlier
ollicer, or attempts so to do, any alco.
holic ltquor taken or (ttained by such
oflicer charged witlh the onforcemient,
of this law, shall, tipon convit-tioni be
imprisoned thirty days or pay a line of'
Sec. U7. Any person handlinig contra
band iior in the night .UnI or deliv
erig the saine, sh ill t guilty of a
misdeiinaor, and oil c,nvictim, sh:ull
be plilisled by imprisoinmenit tor
t hirty days or $100 line.
Sec. :.. Any vagon, cart, boat or
other convoyance t riasportiny conltra
atid li<Itior Lt night oter thani regular
passenger or freight s'eaneris and rail
wadky C-1r, shall be li.ble to s(-izttrt and
conti,scation; and to that en1 the o tli 'er
shall cause the same to ie appraise(t by
three disinterested cit izens, and tinlesi
recovered by claim and v delvery pri.
ceetd igs anld sit able hondl, shall1 be lid
vertised and sold and1( proc Ieds sentt i.a
the Stat.e Commtoissionier.
S-c. 39e. Eveiry I )j-;pensor, whenl lit
stells a palckatge cont alitig 11ig')or shahll
put ai cross imark in ink on the labhel or
ce'rtilicate t htereon, ex tendinug f roni the
top to the bottom and11 froim side to
side. When anty iuor 10'Is stized be
caulse It hals not tht ui2Sessar'y certili -
caites and ilabies rcqmired 11y this Act,
the burden of proof shall bet upon the
claimltant of said spirits to show that tio
frauid has be.en commiittted arid tha~t the
whiskey is not contraband.
Sec. 40. That anly raiilroaid, steambloalt
e'xprelss comfpanfy 01r ot.her conimnon car
rier shall Incur a penadly of treb)le the
invoice price oif anly alcoholic liquiors
lost or stolen In transit to or fr'om thet
l)ispensary, whether slipp POI as re'
leased or not, such penailty to be recov.
ered by action In aniy couIrt or comnpe.
Sec. 41. 'That it shall b, itnlawfuil for
ally person to take or to solicit orders
or to receive money from other p)erson2
1for the puirchtase or shipment oh anyt
ahllIC liqulors for or1 to sitchl o)tht'r
pelsons int tis St.ite, except for littpion
to lie purchaQillsed( alal) sip e fromII i) the
I )ispensary, and1( anyi pm'rs i violat in
dl'Ie(e gilty ol' a ansdteeanor, andt
shaill be pun ishted by imiprisonmitenitnt
to exceed thirty days oir b y ha 1ne tnot t(
Se~c. 42. It shaill he flie duty of Sheri
lifs, deputy shert Ifs ala11 conist aleIts hiav
I rg not ice of the vi olat ion of any13 of
the prioiions o1 this Ac', to notify)
the Ciirctit S ilicitot ol then fact oh surh
v iolahtion1, andlI to fur n i-tih him lie
namestt' oft al~ iVwitiiesst's uii itin their
kunowle-dg by whioil siuch violhion cani
bet proven. II ainy sucliihict'tr oc 'i,
licittor shall willy 13 tail to e.uly
with the pIrov'isionis of this5 5e-:ion1, lie
shll, uipoit conlviction, twm le I a sum
not. less ihatn $100 nior tin ie i ha .50t;
andi( siuch con vict ion s hal w ork ,i
person;i and( the court biioroi whtom
stuch (oni'ction) is hid si:i0, ini addl.
tioin to I lie iml posj it itnof t ihe111 lin afore
said(, order an d amdjudge thle forfeu itrt
of his id iti .'
Sec. 43~ Tihie v ernor shiii ha ive ati
thority to fipploinit o 0or inlore S talte
con)stablIes at a salairy of 32 per diy
aind expentses when'i ont tdtty, and1( t wo
c'iief coni...ables1 atl .92 each per' day lnad
expenlses ti 5e tihat this Act is i-i.
forced, te~i iato i 'be c h argedi I > the
ox petnse of' thle Stalte Comm ision0ter, -x -
cept as eUher ise prtovidedl im this Act.
Sec. 44.- All Acts or parts of Acts itn
constistenit with thIs Act are hereby ne
Sec. 45>. 'Thait wherever uin this Act it
is p)rovidle(1 thalt process shall Issue up
onart affidavit based on informnation,
and belief, the afldavit shall corntairi a
statement setting forth thle sou rces of
Information, the facts and grounds up.
on which the allint bases his belief.
Sec. 46. Tis Act shall not lie held or
construed to in anly inanner repeal or
affect exIsting laiW. proihtbiting the
sale of Intoxicating liquors wIthin cer'
tain dIstances of churches and schools.
Sec. 47. That brewers in this St.ate of
rIce beer heretofore enIgaged in the'
manufacture and sale of nIce leer con
tamning not more than 2 per centt (If al
cohol shall be allowed thirty days from
the approval of this Act to dispose of
their manufactured products now on
Sec. 48. That Chapter 7, Title VII of
the Code of CIvIl Procedure of this
St;ate entitled, "Of P'rovlsioa Rtome
dies In Civii Actions," shtall not apply
to ary oficer or person having duties
to perform under this Act and in no
case shall an action lie against any
such officer or person for damages to
person or property as provided in said
Sec. 49. This Act shall take effect im
TH E CLOSING SCENES.
THE LEGESLATURE GETS THROUG
Wi' H BUSINESS AND AUJOURNS
The Uuunty [till Pwomed--A St ite Prit
EMected-The Waspansary Ameuded--Ti
r S tIarley to ba P&1l to C. unty Supe vI
COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 23,-TI
Legislature closed its work last nigl
e and adjourned. Tte most imtortai
L feature of yesterday's session was til
I election of' a State Printer and the tini
s passage of the County Government Bil
y The two houses mnot inl joit sessic
t, for the election of a State Printer at
r Mr. Thomas. of Richland nomuated ti
Bryon Printing Company for the pos
e ion. le stated that that company he
2'ffered to do the work required by 11
at pr:ces varying from 8 per cent. to (
per cent. less than the prices named
Lhe bill ander consideration, and mov<
that the Secretary of btate transmit
the House for its Information "all pr
nosals for public printing'' filed with hi
a in pursuance of law. Mr. Thomas sit
j. that as the bill to elect. a printer hi
)t been passed this resolution was Al'er
ps in order that the menbers mi,2
is have inlormation laid before then.
)n After some discussio! the motion w
'n voted down as followe:
'i Yeae-Ashley, Bacot, Blease, Ca
)d roll, Evin, Farly, Foster, Glover, Hat
MeLl, Hardin, Houph, Ilou,hea, Jobr
d son, Knotts, Kitkland, Lofton, Lol
as rance, Manning, Moses, RIers, Rto
he land, Sulvan, Taylor, Tionias, V,
3 Nays-Breazeale, Buist, Chandl<
e- Cox, Crum, Davis, Dendv. DuBose,
as T. Duncan, EJwards, Elder. Feldt
Garris, Gary, Graham, Gunter, lard
Harvey, Harper, Henderson, Hill J4
a- feries, Jordan, Kennedy, J. D. and I
m J. Kinard, Lancaster, Lemon, L2sesn
st Magil , L. and W. II. Mauldin, A]
r- Laurin, McWhite, Mishoe, Mitche
4 Nettles, Oliver, Parks, Pearman, Ph
' lips, Rast, Shuman, Singletary, A.
and J. L. Smith, Stackhouse, Stalve
v, Stokes, Sturkie, Tindal, Vaughan, W
1. ters, Watson, WhItman. Wilborn, W
jt liamson, Wolfe, Wolff, Woodwa:d, Y4
id dell, Younans-63.
mn Oenator John Gary Evans said thatI
is thought the remarks that had been ma,
-d were not pertinent to the occasion,
d the Assembly had met to elect a pri
ter under an act, which act fixed t1
scale of prices, which prices could n
be devlated from. lie nominated M
yt Charles A. Calvor, Jr. Ile thought it c
insult to the House to bring upsu,h di
cussions as had been indulged in.
Senator Smythe declared tbat the A
. sembly was not otly there under l:
. act, but the members were also thet
under their constitutional oaths to di.9
charge their duty, which in this cat
d was to let out the printing by con trac
d I fail to see, said he, where the insult i
to the General Assembly can be when
responsible person announces himself i
a candidate for public printer and quoti
a orices that will save the State aboi
Y $3,000 annually. This :s a pure matt
of business. We come here as truste
a of the State to deal with the people
d money, and we are bound by .ur oatl
n t, get the work done as cheaply as v
can. We must be prepared to say to t
p)eople that what we have done is tl
best we could do. It is true we ha
e passed an act stipulatIng prices, b)utv
v: have a candlidate who comes here at
n says he is willing to do the work f<
n legs, anti if the time has come when
h is an insult for a candidate other ti
Ithe one that was wanted to come to tl
P Legislature and bay he would (10 t1
twork cheaper and would save the St,a
*y money, then God save the t,imes to whl<
d we have come. If this scheme is co
'- siwnated we may rest assured th
a there willl be a day of accounting. V
t-- casnot sit here as intelligent men ai
(Vdisregard these facts.
t; Senator W. D. Evans in secondliI
al the nomination of Mr. Calvo said he d
r- so, because having been a member
er bot.h IHouses for a number of years
a- knew that, Mr. Calvo had (lone the wo
Lt. most, efficiently and he had the wordl
y3 the Senat.or from Charleston (Mr. 5nm
atr tbe) who had stated on the floor of t
ill Senate that the printin i done by N
of Cilvo was as well done and as cheap
a- it had been (lone for twent,y years B~
se sides this he had the evidlence of it, 1
st fore his eyes every (lay.
Ig Mr. Nettles stated that the com ni
tr tee had had a representative oh the Br'
mE an Comp any before them and from 1
Li- own statement he knew that the Sta
of couldl not save *10,000 a sear as bi
i- heen stated. TIhe contract ounly requiri
>e *20,000 and no one would con tend thi
P- halL could be saved.
as Senator Wilson made a iece'a. I
g said that, thie speeches made had caver'
m[ the same *ohd groun 1 and( wei e utter
e~ useless as briLging out any new arg
id menct.. What does the Bryan oil
amount t.o? Where is the element
contract in ii? They simply p)lace a pi
p er on our desks saying they will dog~
and so but that is not, ninding nor is
a contract. There are nio p)rovisiol
in this act for any such bid. If in
r campaign a man makes an offer to gi'
so much of his per diem and mileage
-the count y if elect ed there is no con'.ra
e and lhe may b)reak it. This circul
i was a bid for votes and nothing els
e The State had for years been in a pos
L ion of bat tledoor aad shuttlecock In r
11 ference to this printing business andJ sl
should be independent. The law as e
actedl having fixed the rates any me
elected wil get them no matter whi
Mr. Weston asked him didn4 tl
"THE WORLD'S GRE
a THlE MACUl
T he O n
t FOR TYP'EWRITERS ATr THLE
"NO0 MACEllNE COULD
BE ANY.EETTER. iT [S
if prlvave statement of one.
e of the Judges.
J. W. 0ril
present law of North Carolina, from
which his side loved to quote, provide
that in letting tile contract it should be a
I done to the lowest bidder k
Mr. Wilson replied that be knew f
pothine about that, but that this tllog a
wag all politics and no business in it.
Oa motion of Mr. Hardin, of Chester h
o the notnination were closed, and the n
vote resulted as follows:
For Calvo-Senators Bartor, .3ease- I
ley, Price, Brown, Evans, (W. D.), N
Evans, (John Gary), Fuller, Harrison, p
0 IIemphill, Magill, Mayfeld, McDaniel, ti
it Ritzin, Rtedflearn, Sanders, Stribliog, tI
it Timmerman, Williams, Wilson; Repre- a:
10 sentatives J)ea, Barry, Breazeale, d
I Buist., Carpenter, Carroll, Chandler, a
- Cox, Covington, Crm, Dardy. DuBose J
n Duncan, (J. T.), Edwards, Elder, Es- C
d tri 'ge, Felder, Foster, Garris, Gary
B ( . B.), Graham. Gunter. lamnmett,
Il- lardy, IIarvey. Harper, Htil. Jeffries,
d Jirdan, Kmnnedv, Kinard (J. D.). Ki
W nrd (11. 1 ). Lancaster, Lemmon, Le
10 sesne, Mgill, L-1ban, Mauldin, Mc
ll White, Mtshoo, Mitchell, Nettles, Oli
,d ver, ParkR, Poa, man, Philips, Rowland,
Lo Ro- eit, Shuman Siniletary, Smith (A.
J.) Smith (J. L ), S.uraie, Tatum, Tin
in d1, Vauhan. Watson, Whi'nire,
id Wilborn, Wolfe (W. U.), Wolff (0. S.),
d For the 1ryan P1cinitiz Company
IL Senators Buis8, Finley, Jenkins, Miller,
Moore, Mower, O'Dill, sloan, Smvthe,
ais Verdier; RIprcsentatives Ashley, Ba
cot, Blease, Glover, Hardin, Hough,
r- lughes, KAlley, Loft.ou, Lw,3aUce,
i- Mannuin, Moses, Ithodes, Sullivan,
- Tavlor, ThMIS, Westou-27.
Y Mr. Calvo was accordingly declared
V- elected Latte Printer.
) The county government bill discus
sion was reeumed after sonis iweliuiina- "
r ry business, whereupon Mr. Johnson ot
J. fered an amendmnctit providing that it
.r, should not be required of tho Couuty
Y, SupeLvisor to pu!. lish a financial st ite
f- meiat ol exponditures and revenues of
I- th- county. Messrs. Moses, Wilborn
e, and Jordan opposed the amendment
- and on a vote being taken it was lost.
1, The bill was theu read to its end and
i the amendments offered to different
J. scetions wyere unanimous, but the bill
V, passed its third reading without beinz
a- matetially amended.
l- The cal aries of the Supervisors In the
31- counties are:
Abbeville, $800; Aiken, $1,000; An- T
c derson, $600; Barnwell, $800; Beaufort, c
le $800; Berkeley, $500. Charleston, $1,- a
IS 000; Chester, $800; Cnesterfield, $400;
n- Clarendon, $800; (olleton, $800; Darl
1 ington, $600; Eieliold, $800; Fairfiold,
3t $650; Florence, $500; Georgetown,
r. $750; G.eenville, $600; Hampton, $600;
Ln 1Iorry, $500; Kershaw, $600; Lancaster,
3- $300; Laurens, $600; Lexington $600;
Marion, $800; Marlboro, $700; New ber
8- ry, $750; Oconee, $500; Orangeburg, M
0 $800, Pickeus, $300; Wchlaid, $900; a
- Spartanhurg, $1,000; Sumter, $1,000;
Union, $600; Williamsburz, $600; York,
le $500. They take effect 1895.
O .A Fight to the Finish.
A unique feature of the Keeley
a Treatiment is the fairness with which
Is it treats the enemy. "Do your worst,"
A it seems to say to the whiskey bottle,
iU "and we are ready for you!" If the pa
er tient craves the intoxicant to which he
es has so long been accustomed, he is not
)s put off with a substitute, but given the
is very stuif itself, and the bsst of its
re kind. There is not even any attempt
:ie made to taper him off atter the old
Je time fashion with the poor wretch
ewho "had been m o r tgaging
mi nserable mnorrows for nights or
mnadness." Th'Iere is no restric
tion when stimulant is demand
e d, neither is there that overdosing
iwhich has often been suggested, and
in perhaps tried a time or two, by enter
Ie prising reformers-putting wvhiskey in
1C the patient's soup, coffee, beef gravy,
te etc. On thle cont rary his dram is not
:h only readIly furnished, but made as
n. palatable as he is used to having it
at leaving first-rate whiskey and the
re D)ouble Chloride oi Gold to fight it out a
id between them for the possession of the c
iniebeiate's body. WVhich is the strong- D
em is being every day proved by the
usual result of the battle at the now
famusKeeley -Institute, Columbia'
rk Mi"r,Yearin'slioedy Found.
1fIlicA, N. Y., Dec. 26.-The body of 9
y-Miss Ye-argin, who was drowned in Ca
he yuga lake several weeks ago, was.
[in. washed ashore last night near the de- i
as pot at McKininey's Station, on the Au- c
burn branch of the Lehigh Valley P
road. Miss Yeargin went rowing with 9
Insrucor erramof Cornell College e
some six wveeks ago, undt .failed to re- '
~turn. They were undoubtedly drowned.
y* together by the capsizing of their boat.
1s (reat interest has been taken in the
te case on account. of the prominence of
as the young people. At one time a re
ul port was circulated to the effect that
at Mr. Merriam and Miss Yeargin had
been seen together in New York city
in after the date of their applearance from
11ithica. Tihe finding of Miss Yeargina's
yv body disproves that story and no doubt
remains but that they met their dleath
by the accidental overturning of theti
e31 boat. Miss Y eargin was one of the
fprominent young women at Sage Col
a. lege. IlIer hiomte was in Lauirens,8. C. a
io Dr. Merriaim's home was at Chattanoo
it ga, Tenn. P
is - ___ _
a 'ia,w. a, an O rgan s.
ie Now is the time to buy summer plan p
to $25 cash balance November 15th 189t3.
et Will buy a Piano at spot cash price $10
ir cash, balance Novemuber 15tn 1-8930 a
a Will buy a organ at spot cash price.
'See the list to choose from. Steinway, t
Mason & IIamlin, Mathushek and Stir- a
lhng Pianos, Mason & Ilamlin and
eStirling Organs. FIfteen days test ti
*trial and freight both ways if not satis
u" factory. A large lot of nearly new and a
it second hand Pianos and Organs at bar- d
gains. Good as new. Write for prices
eW.N~'. Tirump. Columbia, S. C.
NE TIIAT TrOOK
l y Aw a rd
STATE FAiR, NOV EMBER 8, 1893.
T1IIE ONLY AWARD
.ALSO .MAD)E 'To US
inty Agents Wanted.
>,bes & Co.,
l'S. L !OOL11MBIA. s.-0.
A Uloody Chrlstms,
YORKVILLE, 8. C., Dec. 27.-Fur
ther facts have been elicited by th<
coroner's inquest concerning the mur
der of Mr. 1). P. Blackburn, for whicl
t he negro, .Jeff Cr:a wford, iF held. Craw
ford is about forty years of age. Whei
seen at tihe jail ty a reporter he sai
that lilackbiurn came to his house Sat
urday night, to get shaved, preparator;
to going to North Carolina. Afte
shaving him, Crawford says he wen
to Rock llil, aisd returned next morn
ivig. I1e denies all knowledge of th,
killing. lint statements were ceai
but guarded and careful. The facts dc
velopied at Iihe inquest, however, mak
things look bltck for th neRgro. j
blo06 y razor is satd to have been fouin
at ''rawtor's hims-, and idlentitled a
his property There was anit emnpt
half 10it lia3k iii Black burn's pocke
and the theory is th it Cra%word, c
wioever killed the unfortunate mal
lurvd himi into the woods oil preten(
of Iftlidig !iin to a whiiskey wagon.
T\\ 0 111.tl1-:LS KiLiLED.
^A tTAxNi;m,im4, S. C., Dre. 27.-TI
foll, wllig ta,. j ist reiched here froi
1 n ain, S. C. N ews has just reacht
h< re I roini ('u svii le, a str all conuti
tci jwit ovur the N rih Carolina lin
- ab it lit ten miles itorth of here. of
l ttrib11e rage<ly which occiirred ye
iray vvtning. One Wilkinson sh,
int kilb-d lBt ii Rotwrtson, and perhal
l1lort:ly womlled .John ltobertson, h
t eiler hrothwr. List Studay afterno(
INi11s R"lA w bertson, a sister of Bt
-nd l,ni, w lt married at her fathei
howe, and aivng those wno atteudi
were thc Wilkinisou boys. They g
i 1nto a dhilitIulit.y with two of .1olhn a
-Bion',s yuingor brothers. John, B
i aid teier father, learimrg what w
I going on, promptly appeared on t,
i secee, tnd kicked one of the Wilki
41)(1ns a few inics and ran them off t
-jdaice, one of theu leaving his hat L
hi li. It is suppos'd that this row w
I lie cause of the killing.
MUDllDEn IN NEwIIiEl-Y.
N wtt-itlity. Dec. 27. -11enry N. A
ton, a w-ll digger, died here today fro
tLhe rvsult of a trivial matter. La
niaht a dficulty arosf. between ct
tat inill operatives. Itube McGow.
ti-. 'rank Stmith were engaged in
I knock-.mtdwn light about Siith'k litt
1;oy boing "liped by INCowan. 11C
ry Wet[z, AIcio w;n's son-in-la
joined ini the light, when Anton e
dreavoredl to separate all parties. It
words 4ollowtd between Werts ai
Anton. Werts then struck Anton
the head with a brick, breaking h
skull, with fatal results. Werts t
last night. A warrant has been i3smu
for his arrest.-State.
A VICTIM IN IROCK IIIill'.
I1'. 1c i Ii,i,, Dec. 27.-Charlie J. Mi
ler, white, a desperate character, sh4
anti killed a negro named Cally Doul
lass, in front of' J. W. Taylor's3 ine,
inarket tonight at 7.-15. It seenus as
the men lind been engaged in a quarr
for somne time when Miller drew a pi
.21 and shot D)tuglass three times, kil
ii.g himl alinost instantly. Miller hIE
bt-t-i eimpl->yed as a guard at the stocl
aile heri- for four months. IIe skippe
inut diately after the third shot an
'htni list seen was rulnnilIg in the d
rection of Black street.
sit rr AT A ( 'i i.STMAS F 1,1 C.
LIA.isA NT rIi Li,, Dec. 20.-Williar
Watts was fatally shot last night L
William Mellwain at a negro froli
near this place. Watts died this mori
ing. The shooting was done with
double-barreled shot gun. It is s:..
t'iat there was an old grudge betwee
themi. Ik>th are colorec'.
8,,tceeos in tite South.
A IllIsA, GiA., Dec. 27.-TI
CThron!tle wvill s iy editriaily tomorrov
"'In ai ye:uir of' unecxempuled depression
c otton~ marnufacturing in the eastei
Stain~ the mills ol Georgia and Soul
Carolina have been running on fu
time. With elimatic advautages, chea
water pow~er andl raw material at firi
cost all large~ factories havwe made morn
andi paid thvideuds. The mills in atl
around August,a make a itplendid shiov
intg bir the year just, closed. AIgual
factory, caital $600,000, 6 per cen
-l ividenld; Euterp*ri3e ma-nufacturitr
eci>mpany, cap)ital $750,000, 6 per ccc
.- 1 .000,000, 6 per cent; Kinie manuflactu
ini' comiipanly, capit.al $ 1,000,000 6 p
cent; Giramiteville manufact uring cor
liany, cap1ital $00,000, 10 per cer
Thfe ILl mn.ley r' aniutactu ing comn par
has1 incrle.iSed its c.pital t.uingf the ye
f r om fa 10 t000 to 600.000 and wv
h'ay ai se ni anuall dividend
tuce pert cent. on: the i
ternsed capital. The records ot the
inuai li ow that, the S(;uIth is the a
inittingri Iiehl I> ot tonU manufacturu
anl I thie imbhe rtionis are that in the ne.
tuiture new faub>ries will be st,arted
this s'ectionI. lin 1s80 the South co
tuied t , huntdred thousantd bales
to' tun. In Is9;3 the snouthiern mills co
sum edl1l 60101 isles. TIhere could
no, st'~ r tevidenice o1 tbe South's su
e'rior'i I verC the N)rth in its adIvanlta2
f,r e'. m~ mnariufctur'ing thau duch
th e law t y ar( ni iothern mnills have b)e
shu11tlt)b>wn wb.e m1d.1sin the Sou h ha'
'been ruu:mn'. IItOi full time andi have pa
The ii' l,,j,i ',y of (Irad rate n.
Thilil qiet testimoniy of graduates<
thit Kelh-y TIritriitent, by their lifec
sobr'iety~ a mong neighbors antd comnpar
ionls who kneitw I him formerly as helj
less Ihi bies of i nebriety, is a fact(
whto'h wI mlia nott ailwatys appreciati
buti whnich opelrates constantly neve]
tht'h-si. JThis is the chief among Lth
(t' frrs which have been at worl
grtithttlly but surely to transform Lb
phplalr ikepticismn into a practicE
aaith in the Keely Treatment snd fu
atceptance of It as an established insti
i' 'ion in medhical practice.
1t has18been a great source of satisfa<
LiWn tto notice this progress here in thi
metropolis of the country. Only
year or two ago New York was corn
vulsed by the very thought of a cui
for drunkenness. .lut the spectacle c
we'll-known "men about town," fornr
erly marked for their convivial habitt
but, no w abstaining altogether and uul
able to be tempted, has been working
remarkable change of conviction o1
I his subject in this city.-Golde:
N ews, Nov.20, 1893.
The mimeo may be said of ColumblI
a numbner of our brightest and gayei
citizens who were curedl a year or tw<
since have given proof of the eflcac
oif the K(ealeny treatment to entirely era
dlicatte the old hiabit. They have th
profounid respect and best wishes o
m:mny sincere iends.
-Ih-nied the Usno of the Matis.
WAshIINOTON, Dec. 21.-As sian
Attornavi Genreral Thiomas of the Post
oflce Deparatment deccidedl todao tha
t'ie Atlanta Iuvestment Company
Atlant-a, GaI., was riot entit,led to ih
use 01 ho mails. In his opinioh. Judg
Thomas hols i,hat t,here is no substan
tial diffecrence between tihe princIple
upon which it, will proceed and that ad
opted by otber so-called hond Anvest
mient companines. Hie believes th
scheme a lottery. Tile company ha
rnot, vtolated any laws, as it submitte
its plaus to the Postoffle Departmen
before commancing businesn.
1omlde In Pickons.
EABLEY, S. C., Dec. 21-Henry Oats
res ectable young white man, was
lileX by ".Babe" Moore last night at a
olio at the house of Moore's father,
bout f jur miles east of this place. Oats
as under the influeace of whiskey,and
ad had a flghit witi a young man
%ed Snod dy, and also with Moore's
Lther. Ile then drew a pIstol, and
ent back into the piazza o the house,
'here Moore met him with an uxe. -
[oore claims that Oats pointed his
Istol at his breast, and at the same
me threatened to shoot him. Moore
ten struck Oats on the head with the
ce crushing in his skull and causing
a within bn hour. Moore made no
,tenpt to escape, and was carried to
il this evening, after the Coroner had
mncluded the inquost.
, ] A' THE FREAGI
14a 'v xiremn Nices for Goods!
,:-, for a ti'T-jvo and See What You Can SaMI
11-2,.aa iAll 11-0
$ 96 r 37
.~N r1k 1I. .1 t16--.4
-No frvi;il jmid onl i him or
1-a . (111tranie( to ln a
g-mid organ or ,oniy re
a, \en -har. ine ug(',ir, p)ivan
aid- <b. s -m.r b 45. W111 delivel
to your<dep->I,' *343. ---....
TI Is No.1
- pieces of
-- J ware will
ed to youi
- depol for
ith atill aiiT o nts, for
delivered t) . r pot.
Tie reguaIj1r p-i. (,f this
1 G(Y (4 1 .4 o ( . d r.)
le iattif-cvirf'r p;.;y4 a1l
.4eexpe'i~nss nei I -'- t er
) you for gg42. ..
Da guarantev (very one a
argin. No fre4it paid
D this Buggy
A *00 PIANO
Blivered at your depot
90 freigh'_pti.i r $10
Send for entalogues of i'uriture, Cpoking
loves i3tiy c'arriages, Hievles, Organs, Pi
moe, Tea SetR. Dinner sets, Lampi, &c., and
AVE MONEY. Address
.F.PADGETT "lro ","Gr.et
tural and Gin
Use, have earn.
ed their reputa
tion as the best
on tne market.
fuel an dwater
IHs no Equal.
As a matter of bi-uiess inItorest'o yo.o
ad ourselves W3 ask you to allow us the
rivilego of making estimates upon any
tachinery you may wish to buy before
lacing your orders elsewhere.'
Our facelties and connections with 'man'
facturers are such that we can' quote on
to same goods as low prices as are obtain
ble in America. It ie but a narrow "mind
tat wouki pass by the home doaler to pay
a equal or greater prico to a forel'r
ealor or manufacturer.
Only give us the opportuuity and we Wi a
irve you to advantage, and1 krep at homre
small part of the money which ia going
way from our Mtate to en rich others.
V. H, Gibbes Jr., & Co.
COLUMBIA. 8' C.
Rice Planters and Rice Millers can
uy a single machine that will clean,
tull and polish rice ready for market
Corn Millers can buy the best French
urr mill, in iron frame, fully guaran
eed, capacity ten bushels meal per
our, for $115.00.
Saw Millers can buy the variable
Iction feed DeLoach Mill from
1190.00 up to the largest sizs.
Also Glang Rip Saws, Edgers. Swi'ig '
aws, Pianing Machines, and all kinds
f wood working machinery..
"Talbott" Engines and Boilers.
Special;discounts made for casth.
V. C. SADHAM,
COLUMBIA, 8. 0.