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VOL. XXII. PICKENS, S. C., TIURSDAY, JULY 26, 1894. N. 45.
A LIVELY MEETING.
ELLE RBE AND EVANS GET TING DOWN
TO HARD WORK.
Governor Tillman Says Ite Gubernalorial
Vandidates Need Not Expect assy Hel
from Uim-Senator utler MAlkiag a
Hard Eight.
BARNWELL, S. C., July 17.-News
paper correspondents had to hustle for
awhile today to keep up with some of
the speakars. The reason for this was
that new firecrackers were lit and ex
ploded. For several weeks, except oc
casionally, the press gang has found it
monotonous killing time during the
speeches. Nearly every man thrashes
the same old straw and the reporters
know it all by heart. They do not
L bother with anything except whatever
new matter may have lodged in a can
didate's head over night. In other
words, it is a good deal like milking a
cow. The milk Is the same each time,
but there is always a little cream to
skim. It is the cream which the pencil
shovers look out for. Well, cream was
plentiful here today.
Rev. J. D. McCroy opened the exer
cises with prayer and Chairman Dun.
can Bellinger asked for a respectful
and attentive hearing for each speaker.
The first candidate introduced was
Superintendent Mayfield. That speaker
told his hearers what has been accom.
plished in an educational way in the
last few years-naming the building of
Clemson Collegae and the erection of
the Woman's College, together with
the improvements in the public school
system. Mr. Mayfileld told of the law
passed by the last Legislature permit.
ting each school district to levy an ex
tra tax to sustain its sohools. The
cities and towns, he said, have voted
this tax and are giving their children
educational advantages. The people in
the country have the same law to
profit by. They can vote this special tax,
% and under the law, each taxpayer can
tell the County Treasurer what school
lie wants the money to go and can
have it sent there. Mr. Mayileld was
applauded.
G. Walt Whitman, who followed,
said he could tell that the audience was
composed of true blue Reformers by
the "visages of their forefronts" and
by the sparkle of their eyes. Ile claim
ed that the Reformers have not done
their duty by the public schools of the
State. This was because the recom
mendations of Governor Tillman have
not been carried out and the represen
tatives of the people have been mis.
representatives. He said the public
school children get $2.50 a year each
and the students of the South Carolina
College get over $500 each. "Brother"
Whitman declared that Superintend
efgt Mayfleld has developed into a won
de3rful lover of the South Carolina Col
lege. If he was not mistaken Mayfleld
had always been against tile college
until he (Whitman) began to attack
it. Whitman said tLe amount which
each student costs at the college is
sufficient to pay all a man's expenses
to Europe and back and give him sev
eral month's schooling. Wnitman
scored his opponent a little more so
verely than usual. While doing this
there were shouts for Mayfleld.
General Richbourg spoke third. le
said he was a candidate for Adjutant
General because the military service in
the State is in a bad fix. The speaker
said that ha had given his services to
his State for thirty-three years. His
young friend Watts was not Assistant
Adjutant General, as there is no such
office in the State. lie was merely a
clerk. There seems to be a plan to ask
General Riichbourg at each meeting if
he was not a candidate on the liaskeil
ticket. -The question was again put to
him today aund he answered that he
was, but tuat his position was defined
a few days ago, This explanation
which concluded G~eneral Richbourg's
speech, was received with applause and
several cheers wore given for him.
Colonel Watts followed his opponent
making a brief speech, ie was given
considerable applause. Colonel Watts
is developing as a speaker, ie no
longer appears ill at e3se, but Is free
and easy.
Candidate Ycldell spoke for votes for
Railroad Comimissioner. lie was asked
if he would look out for the Carolina
and Midland (Mike Brown's) Road and
he promised that he woulo, ie put
himself on record as being in favor of
separate coaches for the races, lie was
also in favor of reducing first class pas
.senger fare from 3%4 to 3 cents a mile.
le didn't see why railroadsj in this
State should charge 3% cents when
they .only charge 3i cents in other
States,
itallroadl Commissioner Sligh next
made a dash for votes. The crowd
asked him as they asked the other
speakers, to be short and sweet, as they
didn't want to lhe ar anybody but Till
man.
Mr. Sligh said he had been in office
only one term and didn't believe the
people would turin him out now. The
present Railroad Commission has made
no radical changes in affairs, but will
reduce passenger rates if the roads can
stand it. Mr. Sligh closed with some
humorous remarks.
Ellerbe led the procession of the gu.
bernatorial races today, lie came on the
track in good form and began kicking
the trim racer from Aiken at the very
.outset. This is said to be one of Ev
ana's coanties, but tine Swamp Fox did
not mindl tis anld before lhe finished
he had made a strong impression andi
was frequently and even vorA ferously
cheered. Some of those into at first
began to qulestion him ceased and
cheered many of his manly, open state
thients.
General Ellerbe requested to be al
hewed time for a personal explanati~n.
lie read from the Laurensville Iherald,
w'hi~h. lie said, was Evan's organ,
something about the treachery of the
Shell-McLauria-Ellerbe crowd. After
-reading this General Ellerbe said:
"Fellow citIzens, I have lived in
South Carolina all my life and I was
never before charged with treachery.
While I am not a fighter no man will
dare come to my face and say I am a
traitor. I have been a Reformer from
the time Tillman made his flrst speech
at Jlennettaville until novw. I have
been hIs personal, politioal and social
friend. I ask him if he has ever doubt.
ed my loyalty to the movement. I take
it that no man who charges aniother
with treachery will do so unless he has
thQ ptoof. I challenge any man to
pro ace proof that I have boon treach.'
erous. I have been misrepresented 1)
Gantt in the Piedmont Headlight. 11
anid that I was In favor of a snap sho
couvention. I wish to state here, an,
in the presence of Governor Tillimar
that before anything was said about;
convention I went to Tillman, as th
recognized leader and asked his advic
and his views. lie told me he was it
favor of an early convention, but after
ward changed his mind.
"I am charged, fellow citizens, witi
having held a Sunday caucus at Spar
tanburg after the meeting there. No%
the facts are these: Attor the meetinj
a few of us remained over in Spartan
burg. It was a rainy day and Captaii
Shell, General McLiurin, Colonel Neal
myself and others went into the parlor
and had a talk. The name of no mai
was mentioned there for"Governor an
the only thing discussed was the Dls
pensary. Shell and McLaurin, in an
swer to a direct question of Colone
Neal's, both said that they would sup
port and worik for Tillman for th
United States Senate. The fact is tha
Captain Shell was in Spartanburg t<
work up a boom for Gmeral McLaurii
for Governor.
"I have been slandered and misrepre
sented on all sides and it has been sai
that I was the candidate of a factior
"Now, follow citizens, I am going t
tell you something I very much dislik
I am going to tell you whose candidat
I am. At a meeting of several Allianc
and Reform leaders, Governor Tillmai
among them, they asked me to mak
the light for Governor, Tillman himsel
joining in the request. I consented
although I told them that my healtl
was bad and that it would be better t
take some other good farmer and pu
him up. Governor Tillman said tha
we must have a farmer for Governo
by all means."
About this time General Ellerbe
was several times interrupted by
man asking him:
"Ihow about the Conservatives su
porting you?" This question was sev
eral times repeated and General Eller
be finally answered in this way:
"I don't know why they are supp3rt
ing me if they are doing so.but I woul
rather have the good will of a dog tha
the bad will. (Cheers.) But I will ea
this: If they are supporting me thinl
ing .1 am a cojnpromise candidate the
are badly mistaken. (Loud cheers an
applause.) If I am elected Governo
or if I am sent to the sand hills c
Marion I will still remain loyal to th
Reform cause. (Vociferous applause
I will say further that if Evans is non
mated for Governor; if Tindal is non
inated or Pope nominated, I will sul
port with all my energy the norinee.
(Cheers and applause for the speaker
This strong reply struck the crow
forcibly and there was no further a
tempt to cast an imputation on Ellei
be.
Continuing his personal remark
General Ellerbe said: "rhere is a dit
position to change the Farmers movt
ment into a Lawyer's movement. I d
not think they ought to be allowe
everything. All classes and interest
should be represented. The lawyer
have the most now." General 1lerb
proceeded to show that lawyers nov
draw from the State treasury $-p1,00
year and all the other classes onl
$22,300. lie asked if this was just ani
fair.
General Ellerhe next read a parai
graph from the Jmurensville lerald t
the effect that when he (E llerbe) was a
the Spartanburg meeting lie was i
great advocate of the Dispensary lay
but since he had been ia candidate h
had barely mentioned the Dispensary.
General Ellerbo declared that in
dozen counties he has talked the Dis
pensary, and if I an elected Governoi
fellow citizens, I will have the Disper
sary la wv en forced to the letter. (lGoui
applause.) My record in the light
with the railroads and the banks show
that when L make up my mind I. wi
carry out the law in spite of all oppos
tion." (A.pplause.)
General Ellerbe lollowed this with
hot discussion of the Dispensary, sa)
ing that it is the only solution of th
salooe. ie declared that prohibitio
is impracticable. Towardl the close hs
started to say that if he was electo
Governor
"You will be," said a voice, ami
applause.
General Ellerbe had devotedl the bem
part of his time to his personal remnark
and not many minutes wero left hin
but he talked on national issues, say
lug, with loud applause, that if Clovt
land's policy is continued it will nmak
the rich richer and the poor poore
General Ellerbe wound uip by sayin
that the people had tried one mos
back farmer for Governor and at
going to try another.
Voice-" Yes, and we don't want an
lawyer."
There was various witty sallies b
the crowd. At first some of them wer
intended to annoy General Ellerbel
but ho made such a strong speech ths
the men who were engagedi in thi
stopped and applauded the speaker.
.SENATORt EVrANs IN ituPL~Y.
Of course hot stuff was expecte
from Senator Evans when hsis tim
came. General Ellerbe had jumped o1
lawyers too hard for the Senator to ri
main quiet. Thie Aiken Game Coc
was warmly welcomedi by his man:
friends. lHarnwvell ad joins Alken an
the Game Cock 18 popular here.
Senator E vans began by saying tha
he was prepared to answer any fling a
himself or his peo pie. llis cousin WVi
lie says he (Wil lie) wouldl be elected
there was not a ring. 'There is no rini
Evans said, except a hands all roun
ring of the people. It was (doing L.h
Reform movement no good to be mal
ing such charges. Wilite has simpl
lost his candy. (Laughter and cheers
ie says he is going to make me a Trim
Justice when he Is elected Governoi
Voice--"I believe he Will do It."
Evans-But he won't get the c'hancs
Willie has been sucking the pub~lic ti
for four years and has gotten eve
$.,000. Now we are trying to chok
him off.
Evans ex.3laimed drama~tically
won't malign any man in the Reform
movement. I hatve been going over th
State for years making speeches to th
people and spending money out of im
pocket, and i've never before asked
thing.
Willie talks to the Alliance and at
vises them to do such and such things
More Alliances have endorsed me Ic
Governor than any other oandidate.
Later in his discussion Eyans chars
ed that Ellerbe was not even It membe
of the Alliance and had been) turnet
out.
Ellerbe aslked Evans to alloi (m~t
explain thlsand Evans connente.
Ellerbe said that he wan one of t he
a first members of the Alliance in his
t county. Ile was then farming. Ile had
I afterwards gone into the mercaititlle
, business and under the r'les of the Al
t liance, had to drop hi4 membership.
3 The Alliance, however, had endorsed
i his business and lie had saved the farm
i ers $50,000 a year.
When this explanation was made Ev
ans turned and said:
I "You see, fellow citizens, he quit the
- Alliance to make money out, of it."
Voice-"You want to make some too
i don't you ?"
The audience laughed heartily at, t his
i and there were mingled cries for Eller
, be and Evans.
3 Senator Evans said that before lie
i would get upl here and appeal to the
I prejudices of the people and try to ar.
- ray class against class I would quit the
race for Governor. I would not at
I tempt to put the Reform movement on
- such a narrow minded basis. It is in
3 bad taste for any man to try and get up
t such a feeling. It is absurd to talk
) about shutting a man out because he
1 is not a farmer. Any man can be loy
al to the Reform cause no matter what
his profession or calling. You are ilht
I Ing for measures and not men. You
will vote for the man who will do you
the most good.
Voice-"We are going to vote for
3 you."
3 As to Ellerbe's charge that the law.
i yers are eating all the pap, Evans said
3 that the Legislature had not elected a
f lawyer to a position except when one
, was needed. Evans proceeded to tell
1 his "tater" story on Ellerbe and said
) Ellerbe Is now trying to get the wkiole
t bank of potatoes.
t Voice-"I'll bet lie will get a tater."
r Evans asserted that no class of men
have been truer to the Reform move
3 ment than the lawyers who belong to ir.
% I have no apologies to make because I
am a lawyer.
Evans said that Ellerbe had suo un
- bad taste in jumping on him at the
Charleston meeting.
Ellerbe: "Oh, I just touched you up
lightly."
I Evans told of the insults showered
1 on him at the Charleston meeting and
F of how he had acted. The audience
cheered him lustily, and one man
y shouted:
I "You ought to have had some of us
r wool hats down there to clean out that
f d-n gang."
e Evans said that it ill-becomes any
.) man to try to show that he (E vans) had
- not been loyal to the Reform move
L- ent.
- Voice: "You will be Governor."
Evans said he had been drawn into
) this personal controversy against his
d will. The poople do not want it and do
not care a snap about it. They want
to hear measures discussed.
Senator Evans concluded with a
warm and strong talk on the Dispensa
ry, in line with what lie has said else.
where. Commenting on the constable
feature Evans said these ollicers were
called "Tilinan spies."
Voice: "They will be Evans spies
3 next," (Cheers.)
E vans: "Yes ald we are going to
have them." (Applause.)
The crowd was universally for the
Dispensary, and backed Evans up in
every way.
Secretary Tindal's speech was not out.
oi dhe ordinary. It Was a conservative
talk, full of good advice. One thing
can be said of Mr. Tindal: I I.e never
leaves aun audience without making
friends. Mr. 'Tindal entreated * his
friends nl to depart, from ltoform
principles. Ile said that lie had rather
sea tile people united than t.o be Gov
ernor. I leadvised the fai mehrs to hold
on to their organization, the Alliance.
'TILLMAN SPEA-i.
Tl wo thirds of thme crowvd dlid not want
to hcar anybody except ilu :an, andl
when lhe was Introduced a perfect
whlirl wlndl of cheers and applause burst
on the air. Thel( shmower which had
threatened to distribute itsel [ earlier in
the day got itself in shape about time
tile Governor got ready andi there wvas
e a race between them to see whlichl
would get thero ist. TIhe shower won
and tile Governor linished with the rain
coming down hard. 'The Governor was
bareheaded andl an umbrella wias held(
over him.
Somebody yelled to the Governor to
t gIve Batler bricks. Tlhe ( overnlor an
s wered thas lhe had1 made Iuitle'r tired
of throwing brIcks.
Governor Till man said that before he
lbegan he would have to touch on se
Squestions raised by Evans and Ellerbe.
Voice: "Etvans will be Governor."
The Governor said( hO was ini a del[
cato position, lie was somewhat in
the p)ositionl of a man with two wives,
each one claiming to be the right wife.
ie was glad thathle possessed two such
strong friends as Evans and Elilerbe,
but neither could say that he was his
(Tlillmnan's) candid ate for (|overnor.
'You have got your eyes open," said
the Governor, "andl after they go roumnd
Syou can decide between them."
The Governor continued: "Ellerhe
says that I was in favor of an early
convention, ie is mistaken. I was in
d favor of a convention, b~ut nt in favor
s of an early convention."
1 The Governor told why lie was in
-favor of a convention, lie said that
< an effort was made last week to put
that convention off but it had failed.
I It would not have been right to have
changed fronit in the tace of time enemy.
t The Governor said that lie hlad nothi
t lng to do with the caucus which had
-decided on the convention and was not
f present at it. "I will exoner~ate Ilier
, be," said tile Governor, "from being
El present at any caucuses in Columbia
e3 50 far as I know."
-"As to bringIng out a candidate for
y (hlvernor, I will simply state this:
) Since last fall there has been a demand
il for a farmer for Governor. I never
.have claimedl that this is a class move
ment. WVhen Elilerbe mentioned this
.matter to moe, I askedi imi to nameui the
t farmers whoe were proposeA for Gover
r nor. lie nam sd several. I toldl hIm
e none of themi would do. I asked:
" Why don'c, you ruin ?' ile saidl his
I health~ was bad. I tol'i him if lie ran I
a would hold hands~l oif."
e Voice: "I am going to vote for
3 Evans."
V Tillman : ''Well, i C you are it is all
a right, but don't sa lie is my candidate
or that Ellerbe is mine. V'ote for which
e ver you think is '.he best! man~u. I will
-. ho sitisfied with either.'
r Ti.illman guyed liutler about, his~ new
name (Uncles) for the Rceformers. i~e
Iwas now claiming kin wvitm thm to
V get their votes."
Voice: "We are ill~mani's uncles."
'(Laughter.)
f-The Governor then proceeded to tell
lswho thn antis we..Teanihd
dressed in silks and satins before 1890
and had discriminated against some of
their nephews. These nephews had
finally kicked against the way their
antis were dividing out the property
and rebelled. Now the poor antis have
no silks and are in a bad fix. This
humorous story of the Governor was
met with shouts of applause.
The Governor did not forget to say
something about Butler. lie jumped
on llutler for spending last night at
Allendale-"that nest," as the Gover
nor calls it-instead of coming to
Barnwell.
During the last ton minutes of the
Governor's speech it had been raining
hard. The crowd, however, like those
which had stood in the rain elsewhere,
would have stood there until not a dry
shred was left on a man to hear Till
man steak.
IUTLER SPEAKS.
Senator Butler was introduced with
the water falling in torrents. Colonel
Mixson held an umbrella over him.
I understand that the Senator had
some pretty junicy things to say to
Tillman if the rain had not shut him
off. I expect that he will turn them
loose at Aiken to-day. Butler did not
speak over two or three minutes. Re
ferriug to Tillman's story of the Uncles
and Antis, he said that Tillman does
not want peace. Ile cannot live in clear
water but has to keep the stream mudy
to exist.
Butler was occasionally interupted
by loud cheers for Tillman.
The campaign party left here this
afternoon for Aiken, to-morrow's place
of imeeting. Some of the campaigners
will stop at Allendale until to-n*orrow.
General Richbourg went to Denmark
to spend the night with his friend Ro
well, editor of the Denmark Times.
Mr. Ruwell is the first Reform editor
who nominated General Richbourg for
Adjutant General. W. W. PiuE
NO AGREEMENT POSSIBLE.
The Iloune Will Inslat-Wiat Different
Leaders lave to Say.
WASHINGITON, July 18.-The Demo
cratic conferees on the tariff bill held
a brief session today, and adjourned
before 12 o'clock. They wade another
effort to reach an agreement, but it
proved ineffectual. The meeting ad
journed with the understanding that a
f ull conference of the committee, to be
gin at 2 o'clock, would report a dis
agreement. The report will be made to.
the House, but probably not before to
morrow. The Republican members
will make no opposition to this course.
The conferees met again at 2 o'clock.
Within a very few minutes afterwards
Voorhees announced that it was appa
rent that the two houses were unable
to agree, and it had been decided to
report a general disagreement. The
Senate Republicans stood up for the
Senate bill, as did the Democrats, while
the House held out for their bill; and
it was formally decided that the dis
agreement should be reported to their
respective houses.
Before this was done Wilson, chair
man or the committee on ways and
means, stated that if they could get to
gether on coal, iron ore and sugar, he
believed they could fix up an agree
ment that would be satisfactory to
both housed. No proposition looking to
this end was made, and the action al
ready indicated was taken. The whole
thing was over in a very few minutes.
Wilson stated after the conference that
ho would make the report to the Iouse
tomorrow morning.
D)uring the formal discussion in the
committee r'OOml he was asked by Sen
ator Jones how mong the House would
probably keep the bill, whereupon WVil
son replied that lie thought the con
ferees would be instructed to insist
upon the House bill, and the confereem
would be sent back within two hours.
The same qluestion was then put to
Senat~or J1ones, and he said that the act
ion of the Senate would depend upon
the action of the Ilouse. If the House
insisted upon heaping coals of fire on
the heads of the Senate conferees and
assailmng thiem it would be very likely
that the Senate, when the bIll came
back, would in like manner dlebate the
bill. It is believed, however, that the
bill will be again in confererce by Sat
urdlay at the latest.
Although the report shows a general
disagreement on all items this is not
technically correct, for the reason that
agreements have been made in many
iteme, but it was deemed best not to
include them until a conclusion had
hoen reached on the whole bill. Wilson
says the report of the conferees will be
a verbal one and will simply state that
the conference committe- of the two
houses has failed to reach an agree
ment. The committee on rules will
probably meet tomorrow and report a
special order limiting the time during
which the debate upon the report may
continue.
Speaker Crisp could not say today
how long the debate on the conference
repoert tomorrow wouldl be permitedl
to continue in the house but it is un
dlerstood that it will be limited to two
hours, one hour on each side. Wilson
will occupy a part if not all the time
set apart for the D~emocrats. if he is
physicaly able to speak, and Reed and
Burrows will probably be spokesmen
for the Republicans.
Senator Jones, of Arkansas, after an
ineffectual meeting of the D~emocratic
tariff conferees this morning, drove
stighlt to thes White House and had
over an hour's conference with Preis
dent Cleveland. it ls said he reported
to the P'resident that all movements
looking to concession by the Senate to
the ilouse conferees had been blocked
b~y the iniluence of Senator German of
Maryland, representing a groop of so
called conservative Senators. It is also
saidi that Senator .Jones informed the
President that tils announcement
wouldl probably be made to thle House
tomorrow, on the part of the House
conferees, it being the Intention of the
H ouse conferees to let the country
know where the responsibility for f all
ure to agree rested.
TJhie House conferees had consulta
tion thIs afternoon with Speaker Crisp
before going to the full conference and
theuy came away convinced that they
were p~ursuing the right course in in
sisting on the essential features of the
Hiouse bill. Wilson, if lisa health en
ables him to stand the strain, will make
a report to the House tomorrow when
the tariff bill' comes back from the con
ferencef(
DISPENSARIES COMING.
GOVERNOR TILLMAN'S EMPHATIC
STATEMENT CONCERNING T HEM.
They Wlil b) 01ISIC41 oil Atiit.t Is, irht
The Atthsteoe Matto.,Jarn-Monat0
itter I tte rvii litact by Olscerom Iar ooveir
r or Tinlanau
AIKEN, July 18.--The feature of to
days' campaign meeting were Gover
nor Tillman's declaration that the dis
pensaries will be reopened on the firsi
of August and the attempt to how
down General Butler. The Governor'i
announcement that he would reoper
the dispensaries was in reply to i quesi
tion from some one in the crowd.
There was an effort on the part of r
few to howl down Senator Butler, bit
it did not work. One thousand whit(
men surrounded the stand to hear thi
speaking. The stand was erected im
mediately in front of the Park Avenum
Hotel, near the depot of the Soutt
Carolina Road, and the speaking be
gan at 11 o'clock sharp, County Chair
man John T. Gaston presiding. Tit
broad piazzas of the hotel were fillet
with ladies. The attendance of th
fair sex was larger than at any pre.
vious meeting, and the ladies showed E
lively interest In the proceedings
There were Butlerite and Tillmaniti
ladies. While they could not shou
like the opposite sex they clapped thei
hands and made a noise with thei
dainty feet whenever they felt that
they were called upon to do so.
The arrangements for the niceting
were satisfactory. A rope ran around
the stand and policemen and specia
ollicers stood within the ropes to kee;
the crowd back. I believe that Sena' o;
Evans receiyed a more joyous welcomi
from his friends than Governor Till
man, and that is saving a good deal. I
is not saying, however, that there har
been any falling off in the love and re
spect of Aicen county people for thi
Governor. The very voices of the peo
pie told louder than words that Till
man's hold on the masses has not re
laxed one iota. Ooinity Chairmar
Gaston has the happy faculty of savin
something nice about every speaker i
introducing him. In doing this he doe
not make discriminations, and it coil
not be told from his words who wet
his favorites for the different ollices.
The first speaker was Mr. J. W. Wi
born of Yorkville, a candidate for rat
road commissioner. Ilis was a thre(
minutes speech,tn which he announce
that he was a sturdy Reformer an
that he would look out for the peop
if elected. lie was followed by Ye
dell, Whitman, Mayileid, Watts -r
Richbourg, who said in 1800 he was F
much in favor of the movement as at
man, but he had been dissatisfied
some counties being ruled out. 11
declared he 'was a better .teforn
than Watts. Ie denounced as fahs
the rumors that he had hesitated to re
spond to Governor Tillman's call i
the Darlington trouble and that he ha
telegraphed to the mayor of' Darling
ton before going to know if it wit
agreeable for him to como. The gen
eral was listened to closely and at tho
conclusion of his speech nme fellow
yelled out for Watts.
T11 I I lElt I K W VA I.
Chairman (aston introdneed Senat.o
Butler as the hero of miany hatt.le1
The men in the audiwce yelled Io
Tillman and the pretty women on it
piazza clapped their hands and wave<
their fans for Butler. Senator lutitle
began by saying that he h il been re
quested by the chairman riot to indiug
in personalities and would tiot, do so
Tlllman would folio w him, but if Ti'll
man indlged in personialities today It
(lButler) would see that he (T'illmnan
caught bricks the next time.
A trcmendous hurrah for Tiillmnal
began at this point atnd was conitintue
for some time. liutler remnaitned cain
and cool while thIs was going or
WVhien It partially ceased, hte said: I d
not propose to be howled dlowni by th:1
little crowd. 1 saw this morning tha
they were pre[parintg to do this."
Th'lis was greeted with renewei
cheers for Tlill mant.
liutler next pointed to a lnan niime
"Doc" Kennedy andi charged hitm wit,
b~einlg a leader of the crowd and tol
him lie was a flne man to be weain
the badge of a cotmmiitteetman ant nel
ing as he was.
There was some1 !ommliotionl in tht
crowd, andl Chtairmean Gal~ston aros 0.01
quell affairs.
Butler said if any boly hadl anythini
p ersonal against himi they could met
him after his speech and he woil giv
them satisfaction. "I do ntot propos
to be b~ulldozed by anybody attd wi
stay here all nIght or speak," said lhi
ler.
A mixture of shouts followed.
A man named P'op) Courltenly gre
a little obstreperous, butt quiet w:
finally restored.
General Butler began a dliscusslini
national issues but was interrupted i
a man who asked:
"General, won't you shiake my han
on the equare and1( say that the Soenal
is owned b~y Wall street?"
General Butler answeredI: "No, I wi
not, becautse Wall street has ntot b~ougl
the Senate. It dloesn't owvn me, ain
God knows no man or street carn c
ever will own mec." '.1eneral Ibutl'
spoke tragically arnd eloquienitly. II
saidl that lie wouldn't slander anfd II
on the United States Senate for aill t~h
offices in the world. He do(idn't believ
ini the wholesale slander of theo ofileer
of the govern ment andt of thte Fedler;
Courts.
Butler said that heo would tnever stl
uip strife for every pos9itioni in Lh
woril. ie said thtat T'illmatn had iirc
insulted the people of Chuarleston be'for
he was htowled down, lie had pit ith
devil In the crowd andl tut~rned it ove
to him (Blutler) to handle.
The irrepressible P'ofe (Courtena
shot off his lip systematically. Butle
talked to him good naturedly ansi prorr
ised to take a :lnk with him after Lh
speaking. Courtenay said lie did tnc
drink, butt Butler told him lie hadit bec
smelling ar'oundl where liquor01 wi
kept. (fAughter,)
Butler offered to hot :, hat with on
of his Tillman friends that he woid
be the next U~nited States Senator, 11
thought Tillmtan ought t~o be kept i
thle State to remain in charge of' L1
Iteform movement, asn nobody cm
seemed capable or handling tt.
Voice: ",John Gary Evans will mt
do that."
Butie.i: "lie istn't Governor yet."
(lRiEEIC WIThf APP'L A Udt.
The upplanse wan simnnly dann,
when Governor Tillman was Intro
-duced. Chairman Gaston said that lik(
Cincinnatus of old Tillman had beeu
called from the plow handles. ITe also
said that Tillman wro' the Andrew
.Jackson of this age.
It was a regilar love feast for the
Governor. Senator Butler, when he
concldh d, was appliided by a bevy of
beautiful wonir. Ie lifted his hat in
recognition. No hand-clipping by a
dies was given Tillman but the men
shouted themselves hoarse for him.
Governor Tilliman barely referred to
Butler at lirst and talked on flnancial
legislation, borrowing a silver dollar
from a inan to illustrate soie of his
points. The Governor talked fluently
and clearly on financial affairs.
One of his admirers told him that
he would settle things when he got to
be President.
Tillman: "I am afraid it will be a
long time before 1 get near that . but I
am going to the Senate. (Applause and
cheers.)
Governor Tillman followed his talk
on silve-r by a discussion of lits plan for
iauing greenback money and chunked
Cleveland occasionally, to the delight
of his audience. lie said that an arti
ficial panic was brought about last sum
mer when the scoundrels were getting
ready to demnioneotize silver.
The Governor spoke of "Cleveland
and his minority or traitors," and asked
who wants to go Into another Democra
tic convention to be imposed on by the
scoundrels who are manipulating the
party ? Ile said the party has gone to
pieces and the Rtepublicans and Popui
lists will swee- everything this fall.
Referring to the charge that he had
insulted the people of Charleston before
he was howled down, the Governor said
it was l'alse and repeated what lie had
said.
Voice: " Y ou can't get any sense into
the heads of those people in Charles
ton."
Tillnan: "Well, wait until 1 get the
constables after them. (Laughter.) if
the constables can't do anything I will
send Watt's militiadown." (Laughter.)
The Governor said it was not the
good people of Charleston who had
howled him (own, but it was the Can
tinis and the N ottes.
The Governor said he would have tc
be a little salty with Butler. The Sen.
ator had intimated several time,
that he ('illman) was a coward becausi
he had not jumped on Simonton it
e Charleston. \Vhen he wanted to tall
about Simonton in Charleston the comn
mittee would not allow him. It wa
said in 1890 that he (I'illman) wouli
not go to Orangeburg and say that
JTudge Izlar was a perjurer, but lie ha
I done so.
e The Governor said it was about tim<
that Matler was bringing the proof tha
d he (L'illiman) could not ne found durin
1 the Hamburg riot,. le was getting
y near his home niow where his part i
Lt the 1am burg riot i. known and it wa
e time Butler wias springing hi3 trap.
r Tillman, in talking about Simontoi
0 said that Simonton had sucked State'
rights with his mother's milk and hat
been the first man to plant a (Jagger it
the State's breast,. S .nonton had beer
appointed because he was the tool of
Chiambnherlain and Wall street. Till mau
poked hot shot into Simonton.
Speaking of tihe talk about peace and
a unity, Tillman said the Conservative
hated hiim because the leformerti sup
ported himi. 'hey do not want peac
and initv and if they keep tip as the5
are lhe IitMformers will have to clear
out he road as they have before.
(overnor Tillmad said that, the Dis.
ponsary will reopen about the 1st of
August.. The Governior took a hand
primary on tihe I)lspensary and it was
tnaninious for that system of control
ling tihe litinor trailic. The Governor
-turnied twatiiai the hotel piazz.a for thet
3 vote against, the i)ispenmsary and sever
) ai ladies raised i~heirm hands.
Th'ie hand pirimtary to deocide between
a himiself andi liutler for the Senate was
I almiost, unianimoums for 'l'iltma n, and
I thunderous applause followed.
-iTitt: (lA M iC: (COCK's CtllNTPY.
> Aiken people love the bright ant
t brainiy young candlidate of theirs foi
t, Governior, and gave him an ovatiot
wvhichm wouald il atter a mani of many
I years of political ambition satisiled. If
possiblie the applause for him was more
I voltiumis t.han for Timan. Ac
a Chairman Gaston arose to introduct
I him ihIle applausce was so loud andi pro
( longed Ithat, the chairman coitth no1
proceetd for several mtinutes.
Tlhe (Mmate Cock was hailedi with tre.
ci mndoums applause and was cheered ant
3) applaudm~e( throughout his speech. 11I
calid he wa~s proud to address the Gami
4 Cockcs of Aiken. TIhme reception which
t, had been given him affected him mort
e than he could tell. Some people sa:
e that there is nio gratitude, but lie was
ii gratefutl to thie people of Aiken for the
honors they have conferred on him. 1I
lie should ever bo ungrateful lie wouk
want to be lynched.
V Seinator Evans said if he was any
5 jtudge Al ken would hiave the nmext G ov
erliotr. (i aoudi cheers )
it A ikeni, lie declaredi, woulId do her dumt)
y no matter wiho wais nloinatedt for Gov
ernor and would not, sualk. (Applause.
d Senat or E~vans saidi tbat their one.
e mnies call illmtan the big deovil and him
thie lit~te tdevil. (L~aumghter-) lie wac
11 sorr-y to see several women voting it
it layor of the Dispensary, lie appealed
dI to tlih womiein of Aiken to say that
r dturing thie time the Dispensary law
r was in effiiect the streets of Aikon wern
e free oi driunkartds. Any women couk
e walk the streets thein and feel that slhe
a was safe, but shte couldn't do a
e under thie sialooni system. If left to a
S vote lie knew thie women of Aiken
lwouldt vote for the Dispensary.
Senator IEvanis proceededl to talk or
r thie llspeiisary, imaintaliing the post
e tion hie has all along taken,, that n<
t hetter law can be passed.
i hi-sides the great appl~iause which en
S sued whteti Senator E~vans sat thowin twe
r lIttle girls walked on the stand an<
presenited him with beautiful bouquetr
y Senator E~vans promised his admireri
r to get, married as 500on as this canvas
-is over.
S Secretary of State Tindal followei
t the Game Cock, lie told why the RL
form movement had been organiz,.
a and what were its objects, ie gav
tihe usual advice to the farmers abot
e keeping up their organiz ation and mad
I one of the plain, practical talks whic
e chat acterizeu him. Mr. Tindal said 1
ri would enforce the IlsPensairy if elec
e Govsrnor.
e EGYRnLiIC's BiLlI~CF TALK.
General Ellerbe was introduced at
it o'clock and spoke briefly, The Maric
Swamp Fox said lie regretted that
had to bring the people of Aiken ba
news. It was that Aiken would ni
gr have the ne- Govm..or. M.r.
County would have that honor.
(Laughter.)
General Elierbe said that, Aiken'a
Game Cock has lost some of his fea.
thers recently and has been fighting
something like a dung hill. He told
how he had been blistering his Cousin
John and how John had not been bits.
tering him in return, like a G(ame Cock
ought to. ils humorous remarks about
Evans #ere greeted with laughter and
some applause. What lie said was in
the best of humor and a number of the
game cocks were heard to remark: "1
declare I would vote for him if Evans
was not running."
Ellerbe said that as Evans is goirc
to carry so few counties he did
not begrudge him Aiken. It was
right that Aiken should vote for
him. Ellerbe invited all the people
to visit him in the Executive Mansion
at Columbia.
General Ellerbe was forced to another
personal explanation to-day. He read
:n article from the Aiken times headed
"An Infamous Shame " This article
charged that the Conservatives tried to
induce the Reform Executive Commit.
tee last week to call off the Refom con
vention. It charged that Ellerbe, Tin
dal and Pope had endorsed this scheme
by signkng a petition to call the con
vention off He had never signed any
such petition and he wanted the editors
of the paper to tell where they got their
information.
General Ellerbe said that a number
of papers friendly to Evans have been
slandering him (Ellerbe). Ile did not
think this method of warfare just or
fair.
At 7 o'clock this afternoon the cam
paigners leit for Edgefleld and will
spend the night there. Two thousand
people are excepted to be at the meet
ing at old Edgefleld to-morrow.
STATE CROP CONDITIONS.
The W% okly Buletin of the StaLe Bureau.
The Wiather,
COLUMBIA, S.C., July 18.-The fol
lowing is the weekly bulletin of the
condition of the weather and the crops
in the State, issued yesterday by State
Observer J. W.Bauer:
3 The temperature for the week was
a much below the normal, ranging from
8 degrees per day on the coast to 6 and
7 in central and wpatern portions.
The minimum temperature fell to 64
3 at Charleston on the morning of the
1OLb, which was the lowest July tem
perature since 1832. The lowest re
ported from any point in the btate was
55 at Holland's store, on the same date.
The average per centage of fifty places
reporting sunshine was 73, about nor
mal; having been cloudy on Monday
C and Tuesday and clear or partly cloudy
r the remainder of the week. Tbe total
s rainfall was less than for the previous
week, but on Monday and Tuesday
r lain was almost general over the State
except in the north west counties where
it was light or wanting, and the fol
lowing counties in whole or in part,
at imd in need of rain: York, Chester,
lbairfield, Union, Spartanburg and
Pickens. The southeastern counties
had an excess ot rain, impairing field
crops somewhat except possibly corn.
Cotton is doing only fairly well. Dur
ing the past week the wet weather has
caused rust to develop in various por
tions of the State. and lice have attack
ed the plant in other. The cool weath -
er of the middle of the week has been
very unfavorable, but It is thought that
the plant. is too far advanced to have
sustaine any structural change, and
so far the only apparent effect the cool
weather has had is the "honey due" re
ported from a number of widely sepa
rated ploints. This crop is being laid
by as fast as the ground permits, and
some danger is nioted from plowing
while the ground was too wet. its
condition is reported particularly line
in Ciarendon county, and it is fruiting
as heavily as desirable everywhere.
Some shedding noted in lacalIties
where rainfall was excessive and suln
sline deficient, In which localites the
plant has also taken on a yellowish
color. Cotton has not, generally speak.
Ing, held thle improvement made dur
ing the first week In July. Grass
threatens the crop, but the latter part
of the week was favorable for plowing
and a f'ew more days of dry weather
will be sufficient to clear the fields. No
adlverse reports whlatever were received
on the corn crop, andl its condition Is
reported such that If' the remainder of
the season is an average one, there will
be a full1 crop made, taking early and
late planting together. it is being laid
by as fast as the weather permits. It
is worthy of note that one thousand
bushels of oats were shipped north
from (Cheraw such shipments being
un-mual. The rains have had a very
berneilcial effect on rice, which is re
portedl pairticuilarly ine in Georgetown
county, and very fair In other places.
'Thie dlanger from low water has passed
as thme rivers in the rice regions aire
nlearly full.
'Tobacco is doing well, as also is sor
ghum, which is heading. Gardena have
made great improvement in clay soil,
but little in light sandy soil.
Greenville county reports cabbage
heading nicly,while a species of worm
lhae attacked tha plant in Edgefleld
county.
Melons ripening now are small and
of inferior quality, but the vines are
vigorous and the late crop promises
better. A few peas still being sown;
rabbits destroying peas in Abbeville
county.
Sweet potatoes growing well; the fa
vorable weather came too late to have
much effect an Irish potaitoes. 'There
was a washing rain in Aiken county,
Sand some hail in Orangeburg county,
doing very little or no damage. A
comprehensive summary of the weathi
er crop condition for the week ending
Sunday can be briefly stated thus: it
was cool with nearly normal duration
a of sunshine; an excess of rain alon~g
the coast and lower Savannah river
Svalley, aheding off all to a deficiency
in the northwest portions of the State.
All crops ' show an improvement save
Scotton which barely holds the gin
it indedring the previous week.
Le 'flown to Att an..
h PO~MUH Eag., July 1.-A ter
e rible accident, resultinag in the death of
d seven men, occurred here this morning.
A Trinity house boat, having a crew
.of seven train wreckers on board, were
:i engaged in blowing up the wreck of
n Yatch Rlsalta, in Salent, as the wreck
re was dangerous to navigation, in some
id aninmer, whichl will never be known, a
)t dynamite cartridge exploded,and killed
a seven men, andl shattering the boat.

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