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THE YORK MEETING.
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only man in my family who has had an
ofilce In the forty years. I went
through the storm of abuse in 1876, I
stood it for your sake. Everyone
thought I was a fool to make the fight,
but I did get my seat.
What have I done? Among my first
acts was to get $200,000 for Charleston
harbor; that was the first of a $5.000,000
appropriation. I got the first appropria
tion for Winyah Bay; I helped get a sur
vey of the rivers of the State; I got an
appropriation of half a million for the
dry docks at Port Royel; I got the di
rect taxes reimbursed to the State; I
had $500,000 paid them for their lanas;
I have participated in all the debates
to my best ability; I helped make the
agricultural department what it is. I
do not feel I have neglected my duty.
It is not common sense to turn a man
down because he has done his duty.
The secret of New England's Influence
is that she keeps her good men in Wash
iigtoD. If I had devoted the same time
anl devotion to any other business
would have made my fortune.
I do not agree with Mr. Tindal that
the office holders have never until now
addressed you. We have always done
so since 1874. 1 have begged
for a constitutional convention.
We ought to have called a con
vention in 1880. 1 am, however
somewhat afraid our people might get
iLo a fight and not get the best men at
the convention. I have always been
in favor of such i convention. I want
thepeople to vote at a direct'primary for
the United States Senator and I will
abide the result. If the Governor will
agree, and get the executive committee
to lot tile people say who they want, I
abide the result. All I want is a fair
fight in an open field. If they want to
jump on me, let them do so one at a
time. As a taxpayer and candidate I
have a right to criticise what public
acts I want, and I will exercise that
Gen. Butler was given great app lauio
was given greater applause than the
other speakers. Ile said le did not
know where to start, as everything bas
already been very fully and ably cov
ered. I presume you have staid hero to
Voices: "That's right."
The candidates yesterday told us that
we ought to revise the order, so I made
this suggestion to let us come last.
While my friend has not pitched rocks
today he threatened to throw some. He
Is holding it possibly for Charleston, for
I see he has a bundle of papers. When
he shoots you will just hear me limber
up. Everybody acknowledges his ability
and his character. If I. have been on
any bed of roses I am sorry for my suc
oessor. I want to go to Washington
because you want me to go there.
Voice: "Tinat's Rol" "Hurrah for
Tillman: The General has told you
about Coxey's army being out to' re
press disorder among the laboring
classes. Yesterday we saw a spectacle
that was a disgrace to anyone.
To Gen. Butler: Are you or are you
not conducting your campaign ? I see
by the papers you are. I mean are you
Gen. Butler: I don't boss anybody. I
leave that to you.
Tillman: Now what did you see yes
terday in Rock 1ill? When I got to
Rock Hill I saw a crowd of strangers.
There were at least eight hundred who
were brought there on free passes
["Hurrah for Tillman I Put it t' him,"
from the crowd.]
Now you have heard Gen. Butler say
that he is running his own campaign,
yet out of th e 1,500 people here 800 were
hauled on free passes to hurrah for
Butler. [Hlurrahs.] Keep qilet genl
tieman, I don't w ant to arouse your
passions. It was a kind of Coxey's
army that is to be feared. 1 shall not
attempt to locate the responsibility.
They did not holler much, I tell you.
[Hlurrahs for Tillman. "We'll vote for
you."] 1 have been through a good
many hillg and I have always counted
on the freemen to help me. 1 know
where you are. I know how you look
upon Ben Tillman. Possibly some of
Gen. Butler's over-zealous friends may
have engineered this. If Bunch Mc.
Bee, as superintendent of the Bicehmond
and .Danville Railroad ' is prostituting
his authority by hauling people free,
we ought to know it. If there is a
corruption fund raised in New York
then we ought to know it, for it is
"No, no." liurraha for Butler and
We can't be bought. Mr. Micllee and
I are good personal friends. I took his
free pass and rode on it. it was mighty
nice riding. I have never been picay
unish about such things. Several of
those "boomers" came to my room and
told me they came on free passes and
were for me. When I went on to
Washington I evern slept in one of Mr.
Mcflee's berths, although I had one in
the sleeping car. I have taken all the
cussing, and if there is anyone entitled
to a soft place 1 ought to get it, but I
expect to work. If I went to the Son
ate, though, I would be the first Simon
pure farmer there.
Then Tillman reviewed the railroad
tax cases and attacked Judge Simon.
ton. We are still fighting the receiver
ships, and our bill to limit their au
thority was unanimously favorably re
port ed by the committee and we will
get tihe redress for which we fought.
Judge imonton seeing what Congress
would likely do, said lie had no right
to consider the matter. I put dyna
mite and mustard on his brck for he
outstretched his authority.
t.VoIce: "We North Carolinians read
Now I promised not to talk long, as
every one else has covered the ground.
Voices: "Go on, let's talk."
Governor Tillman: What would I
do? Why I would vote against a
Judge that usurps his power. Gen.
Butler is not in ampathy with you. He
has been in Washington so long that
he has lost touch with the people
or he never would have had the Coxey
army at Rtock Hill. [Hurrah.] You
never saw your candidates face to face
until you saw me. When the oldtime
leaders, Gen. Butler and Glen. Hampton
were aMked to work for the regular
nominees in 1890, Gen. Butler :~ ve out
an interview. I quote from Thd Jews
and Courier, wvhich was his friend an:1
I believe it is now. Look here, If it
comes over to me, don't thin'k I've
changed. God knows I have not.
lie read from the intervie w. In 1892
Butler said be thought Sheppard would
be elected, while today the ZConserva
tives are at outs with him because of
the patronage, and The News and Cou
rier and The State and the Greenville
News are indifferent' he is not with
you and never has 6een. You want
some one who will fight for you and
work for you and ,that's my
work. [turrah for Tillman.] The
primnr Is none of my business. It is
the bubesof the Demopratio execu.
tivq Ule of tb0 people. He
*ny belief In your odpaty
to rule: I don't know ,Yheat he wants
with the separatesbox. -We have had
an experlenee with the prohibition
botes. What will become of thatt cor
ruotion fund about which 1 hear V
Voices: "They can't buy me, and
Tillman: "I want you to show him
where you stand."
Up to this time Governor Tillman
had in his brief talk been working his
audience up to a good pitch of enthu
siasm. Ile himself was much worked
up. Show him where you stand, ho
cried out. Show him who has this
crowd. Now, up with your hands and
then up went about two thirds of the
hands in the audience, amidst wild
hurrahs for Tillman. Tillman had
the crowd. He saw it. Ills friends
saw that. Then to add to the victory
he said: Now those of you for Butler
raise your hands. A few did so, others
perhaps did not care to participate at
all, and others were not inclined to do
Governor Tillman's bidding.
That about broke up the meeting.
The candidates for other offices were
announced-for Attorney General, 0.
W. Buchanhan; for Superintendent of
Education. W. 1). Mrylield and G.
Walt Whitman; for railroad commis
sioner, J. C. Wilborn and J. Walter
Gray; Secretary of State, J. IR. Harri.
son. About half-past 3 o'clock every
one went to dinner.
A CHARLESTON LAWYER
,mmit, Snioldo in th (1 y of
NEw YoRK, June 17.-At 9.40
o'clock tonight a man who is supposed
to be S. J. Oley of Atlanta, Ga., c-m
mitted suicide in his room at Smith &
This afiernoon about 3.30 a good look
Ing, well, drcssed muan, with smooth
shaven face, ontered the hotel and regis.
terad as S. J. Oley, Atlanta, Ga. 'le
was assigned to a room on the third
floor. At 9.40 one of the guests of the
hotel heard a pistol slot and at Once
notified the clerk. An investigation led
to the finding of the (lead body of Oley
lying on the bed in his room. Theo re
volver was on the bed by his shde, ats
was also a copy of the book entitled "A
The police were called and took chiree
of the case. Among the dead man's
ofl'ccts were a white strAw hat of late
pattern, with the name of J. L. David &
Brother, of Charleston, S. C., inside.
There was also found In the (lad man'a
grip i new nuide book of New York city
On the fly leaf of this book was freshly
written the name, apparently in thc
same handwriting as on the hotel regis.
ter, "S. J. Oley, Atlanta, Ga, Augusta,
Ga," a line having been drawn througla
the Atlanta, Ga.
All the linen Iii the man's grip was
marked G. W. McC., which indicates
that the man might have registered un
der an assumed nmie. Twenty.one
cents in money was all that was found iti
the suicide's pocket. Tile dead mar
had black hair, was of line physique, an<
the quality of his clothing was good
From pieces of legal documents foun
on the flor of his room it.is believed i,
man was interested in some suit befor
the Courts in Charleston, S. C., whic
has neen sent to a referce.
CHARLESTON, S. C., June 18.
George W. McCormack, who commit
ted suicide ifn New York Sunday night
was a native of this city and about 2
years old. Ie was graduated from th
University of Virginia, and had bee
practicing law here for live years. Il
was one of the brig'htest young lawyer
at tile Charleston bar, and promised t
attain eminence in the profession. HI
was a man of the highest character ant
cood social position. For a year p~ast h<4
had been in bad health, and hadi beet
under a physician's tratenment for thiu
time. His ailment was acute dyspepsa
wivich produced at times fits of greal
mental (depression, hlis suicide is atirib
uted by friends here who knew of' hit
physical condition, to mental aberra
tion produced by ill hlealthl.
Musical Rioman are Happy liomn
IHave you ever noticed it? Call t<
mind the homes of your friends whc
have a good Piano or Organ in thi
house. Are they not brighter anm
more attractiye than those where th
divine art of music never enters ? Tr
be sure it coats to buy a good instru
ment, but it lasts mauy years, and wi]
pay its costs many a thousand time
over by interesting the young folks i
their homes. Don't make the mistak4
though, of investing haphazard. Pos
yourself thoroughly by writing Ludde
& Bates Southern Music House, Savat
nah, GIa., the great music house of th
South, established in 1870. They hav
sup plied 50,000 insteruments to Sou t
ern homes, and have a reputation fc
fair prices and honorable treatment<
customers; and they represent the lead
ing pianos and organs of Americ
They take pleasure in correspondin
with you, sending free catalogues, et
1'A ETT PAY THE FREIGI
Wig i'ay Lxtrom Pta te o Goods !
SenJ for tat:'ogue and See What YouJ Ca SaM
P~ic$69 *nJ $13
g.alt. I.: ttroluice them,,.
Nofriht pid onm is ma .
- gao.4 Gu aran teed Ito. be
noi Kd(rgan or mon0) y rt
Kliegant Piush PARLiOR -li' iTFM consaiiti
Of t-ofa, Arm ('hair, Rocking Chair, Divar
and 2utiide Chiair:: -worth $45. Will deiv
11. to your depot for $83.-.
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- tecs of
)~ A~ re,, rite
Writh alatachmenwzts, for
delivered to your depot.
~Tleegihr p r o(il
The manf~tacturer pays all
the expensos and I soil them
and garanteo every n a
bargan. No freight paid
Is tis Buggy
A *ea cO PIAN4
A, WAR OF WORDS.
TILLMAN AND BUTLER LOCK HORNI
IN DEAD EARNEST.
Stormy MAetIrge at Oheater and Lanes.
ter-Great Eoltement and some Fea
that Trouble Would Ariuef, But Fortum
ately Everything Paesed off Peaceablny
LANCASTER, S. C., June 21.-Thi
meeting at Chester yesterday was ret
hot, and it is a wonder that there wai
not serious trouble. Governor Tillmat
was the first speaker. le said he wal
glad that his term as Governor wai
nearly out. le said he had a hard anc
stumpy road to travel, but that he hac
cleaned out everything in the road foi
the people, and that he was there ask
Ing to be sent to the United State
Senate. The Governor said the farm
ers were being legislated into the poo:
house by the national government
Things in this State were kind o:
straight now, although they neede(
some changes. le told the people t<
watch the legislators. le said that fo:
thirty years the laws of the nationa
government have been made in the in
terest of the classes against the mass
es. Most legislation is aimed directl:
at the farmer. The result is a fev
millionaires and sixty million paupers
lIe said the people had been bambooz
led and had sent men to Congress wh<
sold them out. The Governor saik
that if he were sent to the Senate hi
would try to turn things upside down
The Governor said he wanted to go t(
the Senate because he wanted to d<
something for the starving and dowi
trodden farmers. A majority of th
Senators now in Congress worshil
money and bow down to the golder
calf. Lots of them were millionaires
The people sometimes tore things up
side down in the House of Representa.
tives, but the money power is en
trenched in the Senate. Monopolie
and trusts control everything. H
went on to say that trusts' ant
combines buy Congress and buy Legis
latures in some States to elect Senators
They have invaded South Carolini
with their money and are trying to bu:
you. Ile spoke of the Rock 11111 Coxe:
army hauled free by railroads an(
jumped on the Richmond and Danvil-li
R1oad again. lie told the whole frei
excursion plan to the delight of thi
audience. Ile said the blame for it la,
or railroads. Ile said it may have mad,
Butler feel good to hear his friendi
cheer him, but it made Tillman fee
bad for Butler. He said: "I would bea
Butler if I went back to Columbia an(
never opened my mouth. (Cries o
"Yes.") but I want to get out with th
people." Ile said Butler had not got
ten rich in the Senate, but had rubbei
up against millionaires so long that h
half way believed himself to be on
and was incapable of representing th
people. About this time there was
single cheer for Butler. The Tillmar
ites yelled: "That's mighty weak."
Tillman brought up Butler's sui
0 port of the nominees in 1890 and spolh
1 some about Hampton. Butler had r4
sented in plain terms the rising up c
- the people and said that it woul
amount to chaos. From that chaos th
Governor said arose Clemson and Wir
B throp, and by it railroads and Coosa1
s wore whipped Into submission. iutlh
2 is not in sympathy with you. He hf
5 been away from home too long. As I
what Butler had done he had distribi
ted a few seeds, which Butler himse
admitted were of no account. 1]
read Buitler's letter to the Democrat:
Executive Committee and said it wm
Sambiguous. Hie said hle would leas
it to tile committee to do what;:
pieased. ie was willing to abide th
result of tile Democratic primarle
When lhe got ready to leave the part
he would bet two-thirdsI of the part
went with 1him1. (Loud applause.)
A BITTER SPEECH.
Senator Butler was then introduce
and spoke sub tantially as followi
"When I began this campaign I ai
nouncea that I intended to say nothin
that would provoke, trouble or exciti
meet and Governor Tillman,in his finr
speech, said he wanted issues and pul
3 tic measures only discussed. Yeta
Yorkville, where hle had the reply, 1
- put an insult upon my character that
permit no man livIng to do withoi
a resenting. (This provoked some co:
Sfusion and tne crowd began to look o1
for squalls.) Gen. .liutler raised h
tvoice vehemently and declared he pr
a posed to have a hearing and if he pu
ished Tillman he must take is punis
e ment like a little man. Governor TI
e man charged or rather In a mean
aI way than that, by insinuation, innue<
*r and suggestion, that I had a corru
'tion fund from Wall Street or elE
where with whichl to buy my seat in
a tihe Senate. I say in reply that he
R any othler man who says so is an Ii
c mous liar. When he has chlarges
make against me as a man or as a Se
'ator, let him come like a man of cou
i age and truth and specify, and not I
dulge in tile innuedo of a blackguar
The man has never lived (Voice: "Ti
it.") and never will live wile imput
d (ishonesty to me. Governor Tilimi
may go to the Senate, but he shall n
go there slandering me. Let him
on his own merits, and not by misre
resenting and villifying better me
than h~e is. lIe thliks 1 am not:
sympathy withI the people of th
S Voice: "Were you at Brandy St
Yes I was, and I am here today, an
I will be with the Governor evsry da'
I trust 1 have not got some of the d
fects of his character whereby he a
cuses5 a man behind his back and til
next day dlenies hle said it.
Rleferring to the C wvernor's remarli
about tile Coxeyltes at Rock lill, Get
Butler pointed to some one In th
crowd as one of tile Coxeyltes whi
came from Edgelield, and said that th
Governor would no more dare to say t
that man that he was a tramp, if hi
were on equal tenrms with hlim, than h
would undertake to ily. TIllman ha
insulted these men bacauso they ha
gone to Rock 11111 without his cot
sent, lie had been bossing this Stat
so long that he thought he blad a right
title anti interest to do It. Regardin
the Governor's remarks concerning hi
not having spoken in thle heated cair
paign four years ago, Gen. Butler di
clared thlat Tillman did not tell th
truth when he said the committee ha
invited him to speak in the canvasi
lie said: "I was systematically ignore<
Gen. Hampton was invited and wert
to Aiken to speak and Tilman's myt
midons howled him down and tried t
disgrace that old man. I did not go t
the meetings because I was not invite
and it appears to me It was a part of
design to keep me from the people. Il
1892 I tendered my services, but wa
not permitted to speak.
Some one asked about Hamburj
and Gen. Butler said he was there, bu
didn't see Tillman. lie had been tolc
though he didn't know how true I
Wqs, that when the shooting bega
Tumncouldn't be found. Tillma
said he was not in the war because b
was too yong, but sonwe of his (But
er's) couriers wwe yonger, than tha
Tilman had claimed the~ credit St
Qlerneon College, but the people kne'
that men like Tindal and Simpson had
as much as anybody to do with it. Till.
man was always attacking somebody
while that somebody was away. At
Yorkville he had the indecency to lug
Col, MoBee's3 wife into his speech but
he would no more fling an insult of
. that kind in McBee's face on terms
of equality than he would attempt to
pull up a tree by its roots. Gen. But.
er said he had nothing to do with out
side men being taken to Rook Hill; he
didn't know who arranged it and did
not care. Tillman admitted yesterday
3 that some of his friends came on the
I same train and on free passes.
I Voice-"Given by your friends."
L Gen. Butler then exhibited the fa.
i moua "Pass No. 1," over the Richmond
i and Danville, given to Governor Till
man and family. Some one asked him
where he got it, and the Genereal repli
ed that it was nobody's business where
he got it. Turning to Governor Tillman,
he asked him if he denied receiving this
Governor Tillman-I do not and I
know the man who hauled these men
gave it to you. (Applause.)
Gen. Butler went on to say that when
Tillman "was caught with this pass,
like a thief with stolen goods, he gave
it up and threw himself behind his
Taking out of his pocket a copy of
the State dispeneary report, Gen. Butler
said he wanted to say that he had
heard no breath ofIsuspicion against any
of the'departments of the State govern
ment. In an interview in the New
York Herald, Governor Tillman' said
that he alone was responsible for the
dispensary. He says if he goes to the.
Senate he will not go junketing around.
Why did he junket in Cincinnati and
the West to buy whiskey to ram down
the throats of the people?
Cheers and counter cheers brough on
a good deal of confusion, and Governor
Tillman arose and assisted the chair
man in restoring order.
Continuing, the Senator said he had
not gone junketing while in Congress.
Thirty days would cover every day he
had been absent on his own account
L since he was first elected to the Senate.
Reading fram the report of the dis
pensary, Gen. Butler said that the as
I setslaccording to the reports, footed up
$280,347.37 and the liabilities the same;
but instead of that, the former really
L amounted to only 0200,034.16, a short
) age of $19,000. Where is it, said he?
) Can Governor Tillman account for it?
Has any of it struck in his pocket,
r to be used as a campaign fund to bribe
F you? I leave it to him to account for
3 that, and if he can, nobody will be
I more delighted than myself. Gen. But
I ler read from the reports, saying that
a the purchase of wines was shown
I there without giving prices or
qurnity, and yet they call that an
3 honest administration of the public
- funds. There is over $5,000 marked
i down here in this way for one quarter,
3 giving no explanation, except the gross
3 quantity of all the various kinds pur
a chased. How much of that $5,000 is to
be used as a corruption fund to buy
his way into the United States Senate?
A Voice: "God knows."
I wonder if he stays there for six
e years if any money will stick to his
'if Speaking of the Governor's statement
d that any Reformer who got oflice under
e Cleveland was looked on with suspicion
as having been bought, Gen. Butler
v pointed to United States Marshal Hun
r ter, and said that he was appointed by
a Cleveland, that he was a Reformer and
0 asked the crowd if he was bought.
L- This was answered by cries of "Nev
I er" and Mr. Hunter said he defied any
.0 man to say he was bought.
.0 Gen. Butler said he knew of only one
5 appointment given this State at his re
e quest. It was well known that Cieve
t land did dot incline to him on account
e of his position on finance at the extra
V Answering the charge that United
V 'States Senators had raised money to
help him in his canvass, Gen. Butler
stated that his brother Senators had
d voluntarily offered to do so, but that
~. he had declined to let them. The man
.' who said he had a corruption fund for
that or any other purpose was a liar.
~. lie charged Governor Tillman with
t having perpetrated a deliberate slan
. der on thie United States Senate. There
t was less money among the members
e now than in ante-bellum times. These
Smen would not be purchased half as
it quickly as the man who made the
2. charges. There was Gordon and Walsh,
it Morgan and Pugh, Berry, Jones, Vest,
ls Cockerill, Blackburn and Daniel and
o- Lindsay. Southerh men against
2. whom the breath of slander was never
. heard until today when this man made
.. his base charges.
sr When I asked him if he would put
lo his chances on voting in a separate
pbox he pretends that lie does not under
e- stand it. If he dare submit to a prim.
Lc) aay I will boat him three to one before
or the people. But when I have got to
a. contend with the rings and packed
to conventions lhe has built up I am ata
~. disadvantage. And I quote his friend
r. and associate Senator irby, whenI
a- speak of rings in the State House,
d. I have a theory about that dispensa.
ill ry and I believe it was put through by
es Tillman to be used as a political ma
n chine to send him to the United States
t Senate. Under that law lhe had a right
oto appoint ton thousand constables to
.be his political workers, and we read
n in the newspapers that when the do
n cision of the Supreme Court, declaring
Is the law unconstitutional, came, he
said it paralyzed him. 1 don't wonder.
. It broke up his political smoke house.
The Legislature gave haim $50,000 to
d start the dispensary with, but instead
,of that lie tooK several hundred thou
~. sand and exceeded his authority. I
~. have xnown the clerks in Washington
e to go two months without their sala
ries, because Congress had not appro
Spriated money therefor. Cleveland
never dares to exceed an amount ap
o The system of accountability under
e that dispensary law is loose, and ever
o 819,000 is unaccounted for in one quar
e ter. The next time the Governor
e charges me with having a corruption
fund I would rather him specify it.
Voice: "Tell us what you have done
.in the Senate."
o Butler: "I have done my best. I don't
know whether I could satisfy you it' I
Sbrought on the millenium." (Laugh
Gen. Butler made lig hI, of Governor
-Tillman'kf professions as to being a
e farmer, declaring that he had plowed
:1 twenty furrows to the Governor's one.
lie had not seen where the Governor
I, had benefitted the State. I voted for
t him twice-, and I hope the Lord will for
-give me for it. Hie said the Governor's
o brother. Congressman Tillman, had
a dignified his oflce and had not gone
I about standing .and villifying men as
a the Governor had.
1 The Senator said he knew the causes
s of depression better than Tillman did
and he had more chance of correcting
the evils than Tuliman, because he had
t a settled line of action, while the Gov
, ernor's scheme was only abuse. He
t would not undertake, like Tillman
a while professing Democracy, to pull
a down the pillars of Demogory on ali
s our heads, The Democratic party had
e- its faults and he had been disappoined
5. in some particnlars, but some of its
*r pDledges hiad been carried uot. He
t hoped that the party would next time
Put'orward a man at the head of the
government who could do the people's
Will as Mr. Oleyeland had not done,
The President had no right to veto the
seigniorage bill. In the groat struggle
Gen. Butler declared he would be found
always on the side of the people. T(
bils own personal detriment he had
stood for the people.
When he concluned Chairman Bar.
ber stated that the Governor wished t<
make a brief explanation, but Gen,
Butler said that he bad himseit madi
the same request at Yorkville after the
Governor's speech and it had been re
fused, and he preferred that the Gover,
nor take his chances at the next meeting
TILLMAN REPLIES TO BUTLER.
At this place today Governor Till
man replied to the speech of Senatoi
Butler made at Chester yesterday and
which is given above. When Tillmat
was introduced he began by saying
that he had done more work than al.
the Governors since the war and h4
wanted to be sent to the Senate, be
cause he believed he could be of equa:
service there. Replying to Gen. But.
ler's remarks at Chester yesterday, h(
said that every Imaginable ihdignity
had been heaped upon him and that ii
was blacker and fouler than had beer
made against any man.
"You took them," shouted Yance
Sherrard, a well known drummer.
"I will tell you why I took them, you
cowardly hound. I will meet you
wherever you want to," replied the
Governor. "1 took them because I an:
Governor of South Carolina and I can.
not afford to create a riot on the public
- Mr. Sherrard made some reply thal
was inaudible on account of the noise
created by the crowd, which became
agitated at this sensational incident
Scores of men jumped up and gathered
about Mr. Sherrard and various cheer
lug and hurrahing ensued. A numbei
of ladies left their seats quickly and
moved away, and the Governor called
to them to return, that nobody would
be hurt and that the "few little pup
pies barktng around here can have
their tails and necks both cut off, ii
they want to."
After quiet had been restored th(
Governor continued his speech as fol.
lows: Gen. Butler's pretense was that I
had insulted him. The insult was that
I said at Rock 11ill that 800 mer
had been hauled there free to hurrah
for him. I had ridiculed them as the
new Coxeyites, the tools of the corpo
rations, and I said that somebody had
money to spend and that there was c
corruption fund, and that somebody
had the disbursing of it. I said if he
did do it let himsay so. If the railroade
did not do it let the superintendent
who is here say so.
"There is no doubt that Wall Street
through Cleveland's influence, has
raised a corruption fund to buy youi
Senatorship. It he felt aggrieved, as
an old neighbor of mine, couldn't he
have said to me, "Did you mean to say
that I am responsible for this?" ThiE
is the way he should have done if he
had been a gentleman.i He was glad of
an excuse to assume the attitude of
bulldozer and of saying things by innu
endo, which he knows the men of
Edgefleld don't take. If an insult ih
offered in Edgefleld there is a fight 01
a funeral. Gen. Butler had declared
that he was to pitch this campaign or
a high plane, but in an interview al
Darlington for the Associated Press he
characterized me as a bully and brag
gart, yet when I met him at Rock Hil
I addressed myself solely to the issues
His speech was made up of innuendoei
At Yorkvli'le he confined himself t<
the issues and at that meeting I ex
posed the new Coxey business and]J
intend to keep it to his back as a inus
tard plaster, until it is explained.
From henceforth I shall denominate
him as "Coxey Butler." (Laughtei
from the crowd and "That's right,'
from Gen. Butler.) 1 thought we hac
too much State pride to show ourselvei
that way before the world, until the
(General disgraced himself by accusing
the Governor of being a bully, brag
gart, coward and thief, lIe don't mak.
these charges directly. He out-innuen
dos innuendo, if there is such a thing
possible. When he opened his mnouti
and put out his tongue to see if it wai
bitter, it only stunk from the fou
The Governor said he beat Sheppar.
for Governor 1,500 votes in his owl
county and he would beat Gou. Butle
more than that there.
I can afford, said he, to show record
with him, both public and private, bu
I will not speak of all the things noto
riously current about his private rec
ord, because 1 don't fight that way.
believe him honest, notwithstandinj
the Chadwick lottery in Charleston 11
I1874. We forgave him that mistakt
notwithstanding we lost our mone;
and he is supposed to have made
great deal by it. Soiling another wil
not make oneself clean. I defy himi
the world, the flesh and the devil t
bring anything against my privat
record. The young man who says
took his insults, and I suppose he wa
a Coxeylte, and a fair sample of the
men collected on the stand at Chester
to curse me, I tell you the honest trutti
my pulse never quickenedl the one-six
teenth of an incn.
As he made the remarks Mr. Johi
Dunnovant, who had been at the Ches
ter meeting, jumped upon the stante
leaned over the stage railing, and tokc
the Governor that he wanted to as
him a question, lie was very calm
Before he could propound his questior
the chairman and several roarshali
hollowed out to him to get down fron
the stanid and not interrupt the speak
er. D~unnovant insisted on putting niF
question, but a dozen persons clusteret
around him and attempted to dral
him from the stage. H~e persisted thai
he simply wanted to ask a questior
but that lie didn't care to be puilet
down. However, he finally got dowi
on the ground in somne way and ar
excited crowd gathered around him ai
he was very determinedly telling thi
marshals to take their hands off oj
him and let him alone.
D~uring all this commotlon Governor
Tillman started to resume his speech
saying he had no man going around
with him to act as a bully; that thn
people were his protectors. Aboul
this time there was a sort of incipien
volcano raging behind the stage whern
the Chester man stood in the midst 0.
excited friends and foes, lHe sung~
out that "if Tiliman told him to move
G-d d-n him, he wouldn't go."
At this a number of persons shoultel
"kill him" and it looked as if the volca
no would belch forth fire. People be
gan running to the rear of the stage
while Dunnovant stood cool and deil
ant telling the marshals to take thel
hands off him; that he was doing nothm
ing. Governor Tillman sung out tha
he did not know who he was, but i
they had any iaw in Lancaster, they ha
better take him to jail. Some effor
was eventually made to do this, bu
Dunnovant's friends stuck to him an.
a clash seemed imminent.
"Where is Butler ?" shouted som
"ight down there in the thick of i1
as hb always is when there is danger,
shouted a voice, pointing to the lion
like form of (Gen. Butler, who wa
stan wsitemidst of the exoitet
crowd oighis utmost to pacify then:
By that ntrvention of provideno
which is sometimes thrown betw
life and death, order g~as restored
the Governor renewed his epe
"Gen. Butler may just as well under
stand,"said he, "that such unseemly
and disgraceful conduct is not going
to phase me one Iota. le is the beat
man, lam not. I am not going to be
intimidated. They have talked no
much about killing me that I think I
am going to live as long as the Lord
intends me to.
I will now take up some of B5utler's
false seatements. le says that the
executive committee did not invite him
to speak in 1890. I can't prove now
that they did, but the records will
show that the invitation was ordered
to be sent to him. If it wasn't sent he
can't charge me with it., and his state
Went that I was in a plot to keep himu
from speaking is unworthy of him. IE
says that [ asked Sitrait to aid in fight,
ing him. Pahaw! The man who haE
handled Earle, Orr and Sheppard
doesn't need any help to handle on(
Col. McBee is here and I will repeat
what Isaid about his wife at Yorkville
I simply said that some newspaper had
said that his wite ought to leave him
because he had allowed me to sleep ir
hisroom in his private car going to
Washington. Turning to Col. Mohee
the Governor stated that he had mad(
this remark in perfect good humor and
inquired if he considered it insulting
Col. McBee arose, his stalwart form
straightening to its full length, and
looked the Governor squarely in the
eye, and told him he would tell him ex.
actly what he thought about it. Said
he: "This is a political campaign ir
which I have no interest. I have not
attended these meetings and do not ex,
pect to attend them, except where ]
may have business, and Governor Till.
man I say to you now that so far a
Mrs. McBee's name is concerned you
must keep it out of this campaign."
Col. McBee uttered these words in a
determined manner and with emphasih
and he raised a torrent of applause.
Governor Tillinan started to say some
thing and Col. McBee told him he did
not want any explanation.
The Governor-I will discuss you
some more yet.
Col. McBee-But don't you dare say
anythinit about her.
Governor Tillman then said- Al)
right, if Col. Mcllee considered he had
used her name unwarrantably he would
apologize for it. le went on to say
something about Gn. Butler having
me.de reference so his wife, and Gen.
Butlor immediately replied: "I apolo.
gize for that."
There was some little excitement
during this snappy dialogue, and c
great many persons closed up around
the stand. Governor Tillman said hE
would repeat to Col. McBee's face that
if he, as superintendent of the Rich.
mond and Danville, was responsible
for these men being carried on free
passes, he would declare that it was at
interference with the liberty of th(
people by the corporations.
The Governor declared that the state
ment made by Gen. Butler, when he
held up a pass at Chester, yesterday,
that it wae the original pass No. 1 is
sued to him by "Bunch McBee, waF
false. Col. McBee did not have thi
originiel pass. "I have it myself."
There was loud applause for Tillmar
Where did Butler get it? said he
His friend, McBeo took one of hii
passes and wrote a duplicate of it.
Col. McBee: "I will bet you $5.00(
that it is the original pass."
Governor Tillman: "It is not. I sai
it in my drawer, last year."
Col. Mcdee: "I will certainly breala
you for the money on that and wil
prove it by your own correspondence.'
This brought the cheers for Col.
McBee. Governor Tillman went on t<
say that Ccl. McBee was a kinsman 0:
Gen. Butler and they were as thick at
thieves. I will characteriza his con
duct as I please, said he, and until hi
denies that lhe took tbose men to Rocl
Hill I will stick it to him as being re
spondsie for it.
The Governor then took up Gen
Butler's statement as to the shortagi
of $19,000 as shown in the State dispen
sary report. Hel declared that thi
mountain hiid labored and had not ever
brought forth a mouse. On the ver:
opposite page of the report from whict
Gen. Butler read, it would be seen tha
Sthis $19,000 was an omission of thi
Sprinter and was inserted afterward
The report wvas made up by Commis
stobner Traxler and he never saw I
until it was sent to him. Yet Gen
Butler accused him of stealing publi
money. (Applause for Tillman.) Th
next time Butler m~ade any charge
Sagainst him he had' batter see if hi
rock was not a lump of cotton befor
he pitched it.
The Governor said the second sec
tion of the dispensary act gave hun
authority to use more than tihe $50,
000 appropriated for starting the dis
,pensary. Under that section the me
ney from the county dispensaries wat
[turned over to the State TIreasurer ti
be drawn by the 1hsponsary commis.
sion when necessary. lldingup thi
law, Governor TIillmnan asked Gen. But
ler if he, as a lawyer, denied his authori
ty to use this money. Gean. Butler re
plied that he would read one Sectior
and answer it tomorrow.
The Governor said that Butler hat
imitated his friend ilaskell, who ha<
brought up his war record and inti
mated that lie was a coward for not g
ing in the war when he was an inval d
It was not generous in him to do s.c
Shame on ypu, said bie brave soldier tha
Gen. Butler denied that he had done
so, and Governor Tillman replied tha
he had a very treacherous memory
meaning (A en. Butler's statement tha
he ought to have led the military t<
The Gove'ner said that his enemiel
were praying for him to go there ii
order that they might kill him. .Jeffer
son Davis and Lincoln did not foliov
their armies around, but stayed in thel
capitals directing their troops. Th
Governor said he could prove that hi
rode down thie street at the 11am burj
riot with Gen. Butler.
Gen. Butler saidl ho remembere'
nothing about it.
The Governor scouted the idea of
Tallman being a coward, when six Till
mans had given their blood for thii
Referring to Gean. Butler's statemen
as to the large amount of money tha
he had spent for lawyers' fees whil
I he had been Governor, Tillman statet
he had only spent $9,000 altogethei
while Smythe alone nad. beenl paid $15,
000 by A. P. Butler In one case. A
- Gen. Butler. was such a flne lawyer the
e people had better make him Attorne;
-General, though Buchanan, do wn thor
tin Columbia, "could black and sell hiri
! as aiawyer.'
SThe Governor declared that the ric
t corporations of the country owned th
L Federal judiciary. Every judge nos
I appointed was put there by Wall stree
and they never put a man there wh
a would not stretch the Contitution 11
the interests of the money ,powe
, against the people.
H le scored Judge Simonton and sait
- that the only reason that he decide<
s against the Richmond and .Danville
I was because the Legislatture hatt memec
n ialized Cong ress arid because in hi
a message he had bisntered his back al
Ir. Ten days after he had shown
onton up as a tool of the railroads,
eveland had put him in Judge Bond's
lace. Ile was just the kind of fellow
that they wanted there to control
things. Gen. Butler knew all about
Simonton's tyranny and invasion of
State rights, but he never opened
his mouth in the Senate against 16. He
just said: "Simonton is the kind of
man I want. He is 'Bunch's' frienti
Pass him along."
The Governor declared, so help
him, God, the people who had tried to
get the Agricultural Hall in Columbia
would never get it. Before the Sti
preme Court affirmed the decision in
their favor, Secretary of State Tindal
would be out of office and the litiga
tion would be kept on for a ihundred
In regard to his meeting Ben' Terrell
atSpartinburg, the Govenor said he
still occupied the identiclal position
that he occupied In Spartanburg.
le asked Gen. Butler what had be
come of him at Batesburg when Tom
Watson annihiliated him.
Butler: "Oh, be used me up."
The Governor wont on to say he
would not call Butler his irlend until
he had apologized to him, but tMit af
ter he had given his back a few more
battings he would be a right sort of a
Discusing the dispensary, the Gov
ernorsaidthat they now had a net
proflt of $90,000 to turn into the State
treasury. In the town of Abberville
the profits from the dispensary antount
ed to more than they had evef had
under any other system. There was
$4,600 to be devided between town and
county, and what the county got was
Just that much picked up, as it had
had never gotten any - money from
Some one In the crowd said that all
of tha clod-hoppers would vote for
Tillman'and the Governorreplied that
the general had better quit the race
Touching Gen. Butle's remarks as to
the purchase of wines by the dispen
sary without giving the quantities in
the oflicial reports, the Governor said
that these wines were bougth for the
hotels at Charleston and Aiken. There
was vouchers in Columbia for every
scintilla of liquor brought. Beer had
been brought by the car load, and he
asked Gen. Butler how he could tell
how many gallons there were.
Gen. Butler said he did not know,
and that it was not his business to run
"Well, you had better let it alone,"
said Governor Tillman, it is being run
mighty well now.
Regarding Gen. Butler's proposition
for a separate Senatorial box, the Gov
ernor said the scheme was to buy. votep
and put in that box as they did last
time far Sheppard. This ended the
speaking and the crowd dispersed.
Lois Tritton, the last slave sold in
New Haven, died Sunday night at her
home in that city. She was born I
Halifax, N. S., Christmas E e 179
and was a slave up to 1825. when she
and her sister were sold on Ne w Haven
Green to Anthony P. Sanford for $10,
under an execution issued on a former
judgment against her owner.
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