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VOL. xxiI.
.IKES NO. 48. HUSA. AGS
TIlE ANDERSON METIN
ONE OF THE LARGEST HELD DURINC
THE CAMPAIGN.
Evans and Ellembo (1o for A Eah Ot r
and their Parirzns Applannt Theum.
The Senatoial (iendidates ae Very
11Mid.
ANDE101SON, 8. C., August. 7.-Two
thousand live hundrcd people sat on an
old cotton platform, with a contingent
perched in Ihe trees near by, to hear
and whoop up the day's performance.
Ellerbe gave Evans a sheolic drubbing,
and the slight but manifest preponder
ance of the crowd was apparently in
sympathy with him. The two elements
were not altogtthier friendly with each
other, and they howled mutually and
all in a jumble in entertaining antago
nism. Governor Tillman bpoke last.
The candidates, without exception, had
departed, leaving the field to him, the
reporters and the unanimous, voluble
and jolly Tillman boys. About 500
however, of the audience had left. The
Governor and the remainder had a roy
al old time together which they enjoy.
ed immensely. Jcsh Ashley composed
a large portion of the audience and
was heard voluminously.
CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE OFFICES.
Gen. Richbourg spoke first, and was
willing to admit that "lie was wrong
in permitting his name to remain on
theillaskell ticket in 1890."
Four or live cheers hailed Gary
Watts, who stated that "he had been
criticised and even black-balled for
doing his duty and being a Tillman
ito."
Next came Jones, Whitman, Keitt,
Yeldell, Wilborn and Grayin the order
named, with scintillations interpolated
from Joshua Ashley. Gray stated that
his own county convention had endors
ed hii'candidacy.
THE GUBEUNATORIAL CANDIDATES.
Mr. John Gary E4;vans was made su
premely happy by long continued
cheers when be was introduced. Evans
7 read an anonymous note inquiring if
he had not said or intimated that he
would oppose W. A. Neal for re-elec.
tion to his present oflice. Evans as
serted that Neal had come to him and
asked him to lead his light for superin
tendent of the penitentiary and he had
done it. Now he had heard that Neal
was fighting him, and (passionately) "I
will fight any man that lights me."
This raised the ire of one Josliu
Ashley, standing twenty feet in front
of the stand, who insisted loudly that
Evans should "return good for evil."
Evans: ".Josh and I are together."
The crowd howled and counter-howl.
ed. Josh appeared inflamed and blared
sonorously.
A citizen near the tstand: "4You shut
up, Josh," A remark which he repeat
ed several times with gaudy.red trim
mings.
Finally the chairman begged for
quiet, and Evans explained that Neal
had sent him word by his (Evan')
brother th at he was not lighting him,
and that he would support Neal as he
had always supported him, so long as
he was true to the IRerorm movement.
Evans referred to the fact that Eller
be owned a plantation and store, anti
shouted, "All of you who have paid a
lawyer $50 hold up y our hands." Two
hands were raised (a symptom that
law is cheap in Anderson.) "Now.'
said Evans, "all of you who have paid
a merchant $90 or $100, hold up yours'
and a good sized forest of them rose
and the shriekers shrieked.
Mr. Evansended with the usual hand
primary on the opening of the dispen
sary, with the same old iesult. The
entire audience did not vote; it never
does. Mr. Evans closed, antlI an1 enor
mous bouquet hurled from the crowdl
narrowly missed crushing him.
Dr. Pope declared that lie diti not
want to be elected if he had to appeal
to passion and prejudice. This he fol
lowed with hard blows in advocacy of
the constitutional convention, emphai
sizing the necessity of a solution of
the negro question by the passage of a
limited suffrage provision. H~e defond
ed the sub-treasury valorously. Miy
friend Evans, said Dr,. 14; mais es ii
of what I have~ said, lie talks like 1e
could grease a mian'r ears ande swallow~
him whole. I'm not this sort of' a man.
.Here ,Josh Ashley's hands clapped to
gethier.
Mr. T.iindlai, after going in t he his
tory and theory or iae Reform move
mont and impressing the importance
ofi education, assertedl that lhe had come
into "the race to cringe and crawl be
fore no man ." lie had fought in the
ranks for Reform in the dlays when its
friends were a minority, and now that
all its objects have been accomnilished,
they talk about turning us o1(1 horser
* out. ,"1 don't believe you are going tc
do it,~ he said, with a confidenta air.
Touching the dispensary ho said, that
it should not be a partisan qluestion)
because thousands of Conservat~ivee
favored the law and many Rteformert
opposed it. it Wyas rnot Originally e
Reform demand, it was a moral ques
tion anid could not be enforced with
sentiment divided, but the great ma
jority of the pecple were behind it.
'The people came to me two years age
and told me that I was t heir choice for
their next Governor. If I have been
wheedled out of the oflIco by trump
cards played by political workers in the
State, I can't help it.
Ellorbe was introduced and a cheer
was given rivaliing the Evans demon
atration.' There were counter cheeri
for Evans. Ellerbe promptly began
the span~kinog process and the Evand
crowd became restive. They jeered,
Mr. Ellerbe repeated his usual attack
on Evans, but spoke wIth unusual pow
er. Ellerl-e people on the right yelled
and Evansites on the loft shrieked.
The chairman advanced but Ellerbe
repolled him saying: "I can handle
jhis crowd." The fuss was kept up for
several minutes, Ellerbe and the crowd
dividing time about equally. Noise
grew louder as Ellerbe's lick became
harC'ar., Joshua Ashley was frantic
with delight.
Evans Is making the "Iletsy andl the
h~ar claim,"exclaimed the[speaker. Gov.
Tillman told him at W innsboro that
hle had nothing to (10 with refunding
the State debt and now he is going
around claiming credit for.
Evans interrupting: "Governor Till
man did not say it."
Ellerbe, emphatically: "H[e did say
it. lie is here and can speak for him
self." Evans entered another denial.
Mr. Elierbe asserted that he had uin.
derstood that Eyans represented the
sgndicate in the bend purchase and
not the State an( that pvanis wits to
receive several thousand dollars for it.
Ellerbe alluded to the Glovernor hav
Ing attempted to get Evans to with
draw front the race, and declared that
he would not, have entered it had he
not been ass.ired that he would not,
have to scramble for it.
"(an you plow ?' asked a m an.
"Yes, get a mule and I'll teach you
something about it." (Great cheers.)
"When Evans says .L withdrew from
the Alliance," continued Ellerbe, he
knows he does me irijustice and tells
an untruth.
Evans: "You were given a demit. I
didn't say you withdrew."
Etlerbe: "Well, why didn't you say
so at 11 rat."
Mr. Ellerbe next denounced as falso
the insinuation that lie avoided the
Governor during the Darlington riots.
"I was at the mansion," he decl ired
energetically, "I found Mr. Evans there
with the Governor- He was the scared
est fellow I ever saw In try life. Ills
face was pale as death. Instead of go
ing to the mansion to defend the Gov
ernor and his family he was seeking
protection himself." The remaining
remarks of Mr. Ellerbe regarding the
Alliance and a variety of other mat
ters, the public are already familiar
with. The band played and the boys
were exuberant for Tillman.
TIE SENATORIAL CANDIDA TES.
Senator Butler waited until their
noise subsided. "When I was elected
to the Senate In 1876, I never expected
to obtain my seat. I should prefer to
have died on the field of battle than to
have gone through what I did then
with my mouth closed and my hands
tied." The Senator declared that he
had never been identified with either
party in State politics and never ex
pected to. The papers of both sides
criticised his conduct. The Conserva
tives had criticised him for standing
by his principles of fifteen years held
long before the Alliance was born or
thought of, in his fight against the re
peal of the Sherman act. le denied
the slander that Democratic Senators
had been bought. The newspaper re
porters and editors, he said, had not
done the Senate tariff bill justice and
had failed to giye the bill's true pur
port. Then he declared that the bill
was one of tLe best ever presented, and
announced himself in favor of the re
peal of the 10 per cent, tax on State
banks as a measure of financial relief.
As Senator Butler drew towards his
conclusion there were intermittent
cries for Tillmand and sit down.
The Senator said he had intended to
close, but since they were so impolite
as to interrupt him, lie believed hc
would speak half an hour longer
(More cries for Tillman.)
Senator Butler began to speak again
and the crowd howled. The noise par.
tially subsided and the Senator closed.
The band broko into "Dixie" and the
crowd cheered.
The Governor was introduced, hats
waved and the Tillman ovation was
given with a vim. It was some miii
utes before the Governor could quiet
the enthusiasm.
"I've got a good voice and a brass
throat. You can all hear' me If you'll
sit down."
The Governor, defending the August
convention, asked: "You want for
Governor a man as imuch like me as
you can get, who will keep the wagon
in the middle of the road. Now, do
you want to give the An-Is a chance to
come in and dotermine who of the Ito
form candida'es shall govern you? If
that Reform coimittee, which meets
in Columbia tonight, should be so
treacherous as to call off the Reform
convention, then you will have to
watch andl pray, too, to save your
selves."
'Thbe Governor put. in a few wordr' for
the nispensary, c:haracteOri'inlg its en
actment its a comnpromnise beotween
"comnmon sense and~ ' fanaticism ," and
e-xplaining his reasons for reopening it.
The Governor- dliscutssed the price of
liquor, and said the dispensary expect
edl to sell a cheaper wvhiskey, 81) per
cent. insteadl of 100) proof at $2.
.Josh Ashley: "(live itt o us for $1.50."
TUillman: "Yuon shan't have it at that
prlice." (A pplause.)
Th'le Governor ini talintg on 11he suh
t reasury askedl when had t.lu sub-treas
urv t'ver wvon a lilht..
lie said thet ptoliticians are In league
with thle littler men(0 t o elect men to
the Legislature on the ()cala andi sub)
treasury platform. A fler they get to
the Le'gislat tire they will vote for l1utt
ler.
Voice: "'liut we have got our eyes
open."
The Governor assertedi that ii T'om
Watson andi other Southern leaders
will tight right and use juidgment, thme
whole Sit wvill be ready to go to the
WVest in a body in a short, time.
The Governor saidi there is a bribery
fund of a half ilion dlollars to boat
himt. The crowd shou~it.ed that it couild
not be bought. The Gover nor advised
the crowdl not to let any nub-freastury
man who is willing t~o swallow the
courthouse come in and( try to0 ~iat
himi.
Terriblie Ear#thqui~ake.
ILOND)ON, Aug. 8 -A dispatch fromn
Rome to the Central News Agency
says that many personis have been k illed
and an enormnous amiounit of damage
(lone to property by an earthqujtake,
which visited Sicily this afternoon.
The Rome correspondlent of the Ceon
tral News telegraphs this evening as
follows, "The earthquake centered in
the province of (Gatanmu,. rThe towns of
Fleri, Aci and P'isane were tot ally de
stroyed and great dam age was (don1 in
Rtennissi and Safarana. Fifty persons
were killed and scores were severely
injured. Hundreds of villagers lied
from their homes into the open coun
try, abandoning everything. The gov
ernent offlcials are sending supplies
an l surgeons to the distressed dhis.
Hung by ils Eyebrow.
NonnTSTrOWN, P a., Aug. f.-li rn
Supple was the victim of an agomz',ing
accident near Merion Station last even
ing. H~eis the of Mark Supple, and was
standing upon a box feeding coWs. In
making a spring to Juimp from lis
perch, his head struck an iron hook
used for holding the lantern. The
sharp point of the hook passd umnder his
right eyelid and came out above the
eyebrow, suspending bim from the
grouind.
The torn and bleeding fleah was
strong enough t~o hold, but -lhe almost
fainted from the dreadful torture.
Seizing a beam ablove his head, young
Supple pulled his body up so that the
hook slippsd from tha Wond -
TlE LA1' S1MErING
OF THiE CAMPAIGN HELD AT ABB'
VILLE ON WEDNESDAY.
'l lu Fts al asi aUnit a O it plrem t (h Urt wel,
litt 'in. '. P'a'tliotle .Sieech---Thesf (4 ii.nerna
torinl (OAusdletistes Havn Titelr U- nal
LJvey but (1o0d N.,41 m rt Tilt.
ABnEVILLE, Aug. 8.-Dawn in a
shadv hollow under big pines and pop
lars, 2.500 to 3,000, soeio say 3,500 peo
ple including (00 Georgians from Mi
bPrton most1y Tillmanites, generally
nicely dressed and well behaved, and
many pretty girls, sat and heard the
reverberation of the campaign die
away. Senator Butler (lid not speak
more than live or ton minutes. The
Georgia visitors are said to have bean
Populists. It is certain they were not
for Butler, or at least t hey did not ap.
plaud him.
TILLMAN AND BUTLER.
Chairman Bradley tallied the crowd,
begged that Abbeville's reputation be
preserved and that attention be given
all the speakers. le introduced the
Governor, who advanced and began.
Not a sound was heard. The Governor,
alter a few remarks, observed that he
had more friends in South Carolina
than any man. (Whoops, short, sharp
and loud,)
The Governor enumerated what has
been done by Iteform that is of value
to the people and State, beginning with
the choking of Coosaw into submission
and going through other things as fol
lows: Giving the people the
right to see candidates before vot
ing for them; making Railroad Com
missioners elective by the people direct;
reapportionment of the State; primary
elections; refunding the State debt;
building Clemson Coliege and the Wo.
man's College; collection of railroad
and bank taxes and maKing corpora
tions obey the law after a hard light;
calling a constitutional convention,
and, last and greatest, the Dispensary
law. The Governor was applauded as
he went through this list and spoke
strongly and forcibly of the various
achievements of the greatest of all
movements.
When discussing the scarcity of mo
ney there were many sharp comments
by the crowd. Tie (Gvernor asked
what is money ?
Voice: "We haven't seen enough of
it to know." (Applause.)
The Governor begin to skin and stew
Cleveland.
Voice: "Roast the old devil."
(laughter.)
Tillman: "I'm just getting realy to
give him his medicine." (Applause.)
le was more than usually bitter on
Cleveland and Congress and repeated
his charges that Congress had been
bought, referring especially to corrupt
and bought up Senators. The Gover
nor's pet plan of getting the South and
West together, politically, was given a
good deal of attention by him. lie in
cidentally said that he had seen nobody
against him because he was against the
sub-treasury. lie declared that there
are hundreds of men in the Alliance
who will swallow a court house or any
thing else to get to the Senate. I t was
thtese men who were kicking up all
this row. The politicians had always
been against him and nov have knives
up their sleeves for him and will con
tinue to kee. ulhen op there, hitt his
strongtl lay with the coimon people
and wool-hat boys. (Great, cheering.)
Ito said the Alliancei inl Georgia fol-.
lowed Toi Watson ouf and was lying
in a ditch with it's neck broke. ( l'ho
boys split teio air.) "I'liere are some
men in l he Stat,"' shouted the
Giover'nor, "whoi want, me to get. on the
Ocala platform ithh all fours. Some
Of t hiosei men wmild~ s wallow anything
t.o get to the U1nited States Senate."
'T'he Governor spoke oii in lis usutal plc
turesque style and the boys kept uip
itheir commlents. A young man just,
beneath the standl got into an old1 time
camp meeting hurrah and yelled histor
ically. Whien the Governor endied the
usual demonstration occuredl. I t was
Whlen General lHuler was itroduced
lthere wvas seime dliscourtesy toi him as,
"we don't want to hear you," "go home"
etc. Chairman Blradley as-ked tor' q uiet
and the tusai subsided.
Gen. Blutler welcomed the Georgians
thanking them for thu aid they gave
us in '7fl. lie spoke of his record andi
declared tht his happiness did niot de
p~endi on his return to \Vashington, anid
lie was readly t~o bow to thle will of the
p~eopl', if lhe was retiredl without the
agency of political rings and cliques.
In closing the General appealed to
the people that whatever their political
differences might bo that the bond
which held old soldiers together wouild
not be0 forgotten. 1 ill voice dropped
low and trembled with emotion and the
last words were, "My fellow country
mlen), I wish you all the choicest bles
sings of God." A small cheer followed
interrupte I with a whoop for Tillman.
Sheriff Nance arose just as the Sena
tor was departing and( readI the Alliance
dlemandls, asking the Senatorial candli
dates what they had to say about them.
Senator Butler returnedi and said( that
he had givein his opinions~ on the (de
mands in a letter' to Secretary Mitchell.
ile thought all the demnan'lt, except two
had good D~emocracy in them.
TVillman got up and reviewed his po
sitioni to these demands, opposing the
sub treasury in his customary wordis
anid manner, lie saidt he didn't want
any warehouses around to store corn
and cotton in nor a system which would
give t lia party in power a millioni ment.
Tlhe crowd graduaillly broke after the
two big skyrock~ets had exploded, but
2,500) remnainmed to see the four l1~mian
candtlehs go oif.
Vt'ii' C, Elii1i:iRnEi, TINDIA r, A ND EV A N3.
i)r, 'epo argued stronighy for the coa
st ituitionatl convenft ion, and diefended
thme sub treasury as "the best of the Al
liance dlemtandis." ie criticisedl the re
Opening of thea dispensaies and e'e
clared if respect for the courts was not
maintained anuarchmy would ensue, i~e
attackced thme I {elormn convention and
exclaimied, "1 believe a great (heal of
p rejudice hmad been inijectedl into the
.eform movement to place cert am men
in ofiee." lie closed with a plea for
harmony and said that the AntIs dis-.
li ke(l him as mnucha as they did( anyl of'
his competitors. lie badl foulght them
butlhad never struck below the belt.
As he sat dlowni the shrietters shrieked
"N v ans."
Ellerbe remarked that the campaign
had been pleasant andi instructive, lie
thought as much of his competitors
now as when he wetit.tecm
paign. lie made his "farmer for Gov
ernor" speech and said that all the He
form lawyers were for a lawyer Gov
ernor. On this he took a hand primary
and none of the one, two or three
thousand Reform lawyers present
wanted a farmer Governor. Continu
lig on this line he aroused a sleepy lit
t le yell, and another when he desired to
come back and meet Gen. Bob Ilemp.
lill on the new county question. lie
favored the new county. Aito was in
favor of all the Alliance deiaands and
"I'll stick to them," he shouted, as he
waltzed oil the platform to a carriage.
Eilerbe obtained just enough applause
to show that the crowd was not unant
mous against him.
Mr. Tindal referred to a speech lie
made lait year and talked in his usual
vein.
"You've got more votes in this coun
ty than you think," said a mar.
"I doubt that John." said another.
Col. Tindal declared that when your
own newspapers and leaders begin to
slander and abuse each other the unity
of the teform party is in danger. lie
spoke vigorously for party harmony
and magnanimity towaids the con
quered Antis."
"Your friend, Mr. Iemphill," he
said, "made the insinuation, a mean
insinuation, that from my speech at
Itampton he believed that I had an
understanding with the Antia. I said
no such thing." Favorable comments
from one portion of the crowd were
several times interjected. Col. Tindal
made his dispensary argument.
Voice-If you are Governor, and I
believe you will be, will you enforce
the dispensary law ?
"I will to the letter," replied the
speaker. (Cheers.) "I believe I am the
only man who can enforce it," he said,
"because I can unite more of the moral
forces of the State in its support than
any other man." (Cheers.)
"Trot out little John," was the ceio
rus from the colonels. Mr. Evans
came forward and was welcomed with
twice or three times as much applause
as any other gubernatorial candidate
for Governor, but not nearly equal to
Tillman's.
Evans said this race started out with
four horses.
Voice: "We have 'em yet."
Evans: "No we haven L. Pope bolted
the track, Tindal sees spooku and Eli
erbe is sprung in the knees." (Laugh
ter.) Ile shot a good deal of lits ammu
nitIon at Ellerbe for attacking him and
at Pope and Tindal for trying to do
away with the Reform convention. le
asserted that tne Conservatives were
playing 'possum and showed where
they are still alive and scheming to
kill the Reform movement. lie refer
red to liaskell's letter of a few days
ago. Senator Evans said that the peo
ple pay merchants more money than
they do lawyers and took a hand pri
mary on it.
Voice: "Now ask all who haven't
paid merchants what they owed to
hold up their hands." (LAughter.)
Ile charged that the newspapers all
hate him. The News and Courier
won't . even publish his speeches.
The correspondent of it told him
that it does not print what he
sends down. Ile said that no matter
whether the Conservatives like the
Dispensay law or not It is going to be
enforced if it takes the whole State of
South Carolina to do it. (Applause.)
Ite said if there is any back down on
the Dispensary it is good-bye to Re
form. lie said the Darlington war
was premeditated and asserted that
300 riles were shipped to Darlington
from CUarleston on the day before the
constables went to I)arlington. This
was a plain evidence of premeditation.
lie said, in response to a remark, that
he is going to "step into Tillman's
shoes as sure as there is a God in heav
en." notwithstanding the newspapers
of bo0th sides have been stabbing him
in the back.
RUTm OUR1O, W ATTs, ETC.
The small tir ecrackers entertained
the people who remained to see their
gyrations. Theme was a spat between
General ltichbourg and Colonel Watts.
A man in the anience asked Colonel
WVatts if lie had always been a Tillman
ito. lie answered that in 1890 he voted
.for General Bratton for Governer.
Colonel Watts made the usual charges
agamnst General ltich bourg.
TVne latter answered that Colonel
Watts was not at the IExecutive Man
hion when Governor Tliliman was in
dlanger' and asked why (did Governor
Tiillman relieve Watts of the command
or the troops at the Penitentiary and
put him (ltichbourg) in command'?
'rho Governor, ho said, had more conil
dlence in him because he was an old
soldier.
'This ended the speaking,and the cam
paign of 1894 passed into history, this
being the last meeting to be0 held.
An Attempted1 Aseann.
L OwNDIESV ILLEC, Aug. 9.-On last
IFriday night, Mrs. King, a widow, who
lives about five miles from here, was
attacked by a negro. P'eter Barner,
who made a desperate attempt ta ray
ish her. Mrs. King lives alone with
her small children. Biarner went to
her house, quietly raised the window,
and slipped in without awaking any
member of the family. Jiefore enter.
ing he had taken the precaution of re
moving his shoes so as to reach his
victim before an alarm could be given.
lie wandered about in the house for
some time before reaching the bed of
Mrs. King. Mrs. King at first thought
that JBarner was one of her children
walking about in the house and aske d
what was wanted. The negro then ap
proached the place from which the
Sound of Mrs. King'd voicecame. Bar
ner at once tried to intimidate her by
threatening her life if she made an
alarm. She caught Darner in the col
lar of his coat and defended herself
bravely. She began to scream and call
for assistance. Several neighbors heard
her distressing cries and immediately
started at Mrs. lKing's house and do
mandled the door to be opened. lBarner
realized the dangerous position that ho
now was in, and quickly escaped from
an opnen window. D~iligent search is
being made for him, and if caught, his
body will be suspended from the llrat
tree that is found.-State.
A Man Trap.
K A NSAS CITmY, Mo., Aug. 7.--Dewitt
Mciowell, a prominent business mans
andl his wife were imprisoned in t~heir
folding bed Suinday night, caused by its
accidentally closing up. They were ex
tricated with difliculty after being in
their perilous position for several hours.
McDowell died yesterday from the ini
juries received and his wife is seriously
hnrt.
THE POLITICAL PRO BLM.
THE RESULT OF THE GUBERNATO
RIA. RACE IN DOUBT.
The silent Vote an Unknown fu,)astteY-A
'rediction as to th1e Restalt by Ui"nuntles
Many sBhomnais lel-orted ilroViIng t-1 Da.
feat Tillanan.
Co1MnIhA, S. C, Aug. 10.-A few
days ago I said in the llegister that the
man who pretends that he knows who
is going to be nominated in the lReform
primaries on Saturday for Governor
was afflicted with soda water on the
brain. I am still of that opinion and
beliave that lie not only has water on
the brain but is full of the new cheap
grade dispensary whiskey.
I have been in every county in South
Carolina since the campaign started
and have come in cl ae contact with
the Reform leaders and voters. I have
watqhed the drift of tiings during a
speaking and have talked with the rank
and tile of the Reformers after the
meetings were over. I have done every
thing possible to try to reach a conclu
sion of what will be the result on Sat
urday. The more I talk and the harder
I try to solve the problei the more
enigmatical it becomes. There are so
many phases to the situation as it now
stands and so many combinations that
it would take a Richard Croker to fig
ure affairs out. I have been vain
enough to believe I knew something of
politics, but I will now surrender that
vanity and leave some fellow who has
not been out of his county to tell the
public after it is all over that "I told
you so."
At the outset I have no hesitancy in
saying that on the surface the indica.
tions are that the Aiken Game Cock is
going to be nominated, but there is an
undercurrent of sentinient and a silent
vote which even Tillman, with all his
astuteness cannot measure. It is this
not to be estimated undercurrent which
will cut a big figure Saturday. "Miss
Alliance," as Senator Evans speaks of
the Farmers Alliance. is at the bottom
of this and she Is worrying the politi
clans and the prophets a great deal
more than the public imagines. I have
watched the crowd of men after Gov
ernor Tiliman got through berating the
sub-treasury to see what would be the
effect of his remarks. I have watched
his hand primaries on this subject and
have seen what might appear to the
average person to be the moat enthusi
astic endorsement of his remarks, but
if any man has looked carefully into a
crowd during one of these votes he
must have seen a large number of old,
sedate and intelligent men who took
no uart in the primary and in the hur
rahing which invariably followed. In
noting this I want it distinctly under
stood that I do not mean to say that
these old men will light Tillman be
causeof his views. I believe that they
love bim too well to knife him even
for the sub-treasury, but they do not
have the same feeling of love for some
of the younger politicians, and sub
treasury is going to be felt in the gub.
ernatorial race if not in the Senatorial.
These old men are Alliancemen and
hold firmly to the sub-treasury, and
they are the men who count on election
days. They are.the fathers and uncles
of the young men who do t' 3 hurrah
ing, but who do not amount to a great
deal when the time for working arrives.
On Saturday you will see these old
men turn out and begin to work. They
will take some of' these same snoutrs
and vote them j st ris they please. If
these old men have settled on any par
ticuilar man or men to vote for Gover
nor you can look out for this man or
men to show up on Saturday. I am
giving all this to show at leastl, one
element of uncertainty ini the st ruggle
of a few (lays hence.
In my own mind I have figui-ed outl
what -candidates will get thisa almost
undefined vote, and putting everything
together have made tip a table of what,
I candidly belIeve will be the result
Saturday. No partlin feeling has;
guided the make uip of tile table andti
have not asked suggestions from any
body about it. I frankly confess that
the chances of Secretary of State Tin
dhal have puzizled me lie is not regaird
ed by the public as being in tile race,
but lie will show more strength than
anybody supposes. I f lie had the pri
mary for Governor that lie has asked
for on this stump lhe wouldi be "in It"' to
a good extent. Nearly every bod y thinks
that the race is between IEllerbe and
Evans. TIhiis has ai tendiency to hurt
T1indal, because hundreds of mon won't
care to "throw away their votes," as it
is called, and will vote for either IEller
be or Etvars.
llere are my figures of the counties
each of the candidiates will carry. Tihie
doubtfuli counties and the coulnties
whtich will go for T1indai F have put
elsewhere. The figures represent the
number of votes each county will have
in the Refor m convention:
Abbevlle...................... 1
A iken ...... ..... ...... ..... ....
Jiarnwel-....... ........ ......... 12
Bleaufort................. ........12
Edgeileld.................. . .
Greenville.......... .......... ..
Georgetown.,........,... ....... 1"
Laurens........... .....,..... .....8
Lexington......................
Orangeburg........ ..............12
Spartanburg-..............-...... 1
Totals.........- ......-...-....
I 20
Ellerbe.
Anderson-..-...-...-.-...-...-.....12
Chester......................... 8
D~arlington........ ........ .......8
Fairfield-...................-.....8
Florence......... ......... ........8
Hlorry .......... .......... ........
K ershaw ......... ......... .......
Lancaster......................
M arion......... ......... .........8
Newberry................ ......,.8
Oconee........................
Sumter...................... ......... 12
Williamsburg....................12
Y............................. t
1.12
Mr. Tindal will get the followving
counties: Clarend on, fi Votes, Chester
field, (1 votes.
The doubtful counties are as f'ollows:
hlerkeley, 10 votes; Charleaton,22 votes;
Colleton,'10 votes; 11am pton, 6 votes;
U~ni on, 8 votes; IRichland, 10 votes; to
tol 56 votes. While Charleaton is pos
sibly doubtful it will likely get into the
'Evans column and go far toward swell
ingr the vote ot the (lame Cok, e
chances are that a majority of the oth
er doubtful counties will get into the
Ellerbe column. It would not surprise
me to see the Tindal delegates hok1( the H'
balance of power In the State conven
tion. There may not be many of them,
but after all they may have at pienic of
their own and on a big scale. Ac
Senator Butler offered to bet at An.
derson the other day that Tillman will
not be the next I Inited States Senator. ,
The ofter lie made was $500 to $250.
lie made this offer to a warm admirer 1
of Governor Tillman, but It was not
taken probably because the man did
not have t he money at hand. There are
hundreds of men, however who stand fr
ready to take all such bets and even to W
reverse it by betting two to one on Till- 8P
mian. I do not know what grounds '
General Butler has for offering to make wli
stich a bet. It cannot bo on supposition ral
that Tillman will not get a majority of for
the white votes in the State, for lie is qu
cercain to get that. I have heard a iy
number of suspicious things which g
make me believe that the opposition to
Tillman is counting on beating him in
some way make public. They may hope .
to do this by an independent movement s
aind by a coalition with the negroes. I wi
have even heard it boasted that Till- ha
man will not be seated if elected to the eX
Senate; that .a contest will be brought wi
and that he will lose his seat by Repub- at
lican and Democratic Senators voting wi
againsthim. I am absolutely cetain on
that a big scheme for the defeat of kn
Tillman outside of the regular channels WI]
has already been planned or is being we
planned. It will develop before many vo
months.
While mentioning the subject of bets
I have found that the odds inI the bet-. wi
ting on the gubernatiorial race are of
fered on Evens, but a good deal of even
money is going up, and Eilerbe's ev
friends have been getting more conil. bu
dent every day for the last two weeks. ca
It has been a jolly crowd which has co
gone the rounds of the campaign, and eri
at Abberville Wednesday there was a be
gederal handshaking and a lot of sin- is
cere farewells. There hais not b~en an wi
unpleasant incident in the party from th
beginning to end, except" that between
Butler and Tillman at Union, and that un
was to have been expecto-i sooner or
later. The other candidates have been Lih
brothers, dwelling in peace and har.
mony. The candidates have been kind m
to the newspaper men and many pleas- d!
ant and never-to-he- forgotten acquain- fe
tances have been formed. Bad luck will ta
be the misiortun of some of the best and c1
truest men who went aroutil on a
campaign. The newspaper men would
wish, if it were possible, that every one [
of their candidate friends could get an 8l
office, but as that cannot he they will n
sympathize with those who are left and
congratulate such of the victorious
fellows as they think are worthy to
hold the position.s they have asked for
and have gotten.
THE WEATHER AND GROP3. t
C
TheI a'renlting Westkly Iulletin, Or lita ei
Nate Huranu. 8
t(
lor the week ending August 611 the t
teiurature deviatod but little from a
1,h1e norm:tl, bitt up to and including n
Friday the 3rd, a ninimuim of 50 hav- n
Ing been reporLed from N. Mattaews u
(n 8itanday; elsewhere the lowest was G
b1t 59, wleiI the higheaf, temperature
for Cho week,96, was repor.ed froi o
(ireen wood an(l Spartanbuirg on Yurs - pi
day the 2nd. 'he week began an(i en(l- lit
ed witih cloudy weather and gave only gi
from two to three entirely clear days
in lthe inlterio~r, wiletu along the southern ,
coast every (lay was clouidy or partly N
clidly ; northwardi along thle coast, in ot
tihe vicinity of ( aargeto wn, theore was h
mlore ounsinei, amounting to about the "I
average. U
I'Te rainfall f'or th~e week was ex ri
cessive. Until the 4Ith, showers were rt
scattered and although 'heavy in places ti
not generally .so; in fact some portions at
of the State were dry and needing rain,
but, du tring Sat~uirday afternoon heavy
showers occulrred in many counties and
by night of that dat~e a general heavy li1
ralin sit tn, and~ the rainl contitied~ fall- tt.
ing steadil.V, or with short intervals tr
through to) Mondoy night at which I
time the wveather st~ill looked threaten iin
11ng. The rainfall over the entire State lh<
during this period varies from two to p1
live Inches the exact measurement not re
being available at this writing. The ou
('lfects of this heavy rainfall on ground fll
already too wet for the best (develop- it
ment (of most crops cannot be fairly gi
estimated blit1 will be reflected in the m
tone (Of next week's brilletin. I njury is he
already apparent (due to frealhets which 11
have su bmnerge~l large tracts of fertile I
blottom lanlds hIghly cultivated and tt
coveredl with most promising fields ih
of corn anid cotton as well as grass for at
hay and~ pastutrage, 11lIllside crops atus. in
lined injury fiotiu the washing rains. ttl
DIr)ning the week cotton has fallen off cc
int condItion, or at best, had failed t.o M
take the gains it shoulti at this season. di
Few correspondents4 buit that reported sj
excessive shedding of' fruit or else grow
lng to weed and fruiting too little,
with a (decided yellowish color onl light
sandy soil that showed an unhealthy si
iondilon of the plant; rust also noted A
In manly localities; many fields laid by tr
in grass. Tfhe falling off in condition is It
estimated at from I10 to 40 per cent. ye
There are pourtlons of the State where ac
the cr01) Is In the most ex aeilenut con di- f<
LIon.
Co)rn c-nt innect t o do well except on ri
bottomr landls whlere it is tireing to tile al
injttry of the fodder and possibly to the ir
ear. IFodder pulling will soon become 11
general, but the weathler Ia unfavorable ii
for curing. em
ILIch flat vest hats begun in a small fi
way and the entire crop is hleading very ci
we'll promisiang from fair to very golul . i
yield.
T1hie sugar cane and sorgh umn crops b
promise to be large onies; some syrup
has been mnadle; yield good.
All root crops growing rapidly. GAen
erally too wet for peas. Turnips being ri
sown fin large qutanities, weather favor- e
able.
Tobacco curing has begun; the crop a
is of very goodl quality and at. least tup t
to an aveaatge in (luantity.
A second cr01p of straw berries report-.
ed( from IDarlinlgton coun~ty.
Ilaying begun wvithi large crops in I
sight out wveathier unfavorable for a51
curing it in good condition. Melons
still ptlentifli. Cabbages rotting o wing
to wet weather,
.J. W. BAURRU, Drotor.
Columbia, . C.( Anu 7th 18o14
110 WIL1L BE GOVERNOR'T
3W THINGS STANDs AT THE CLOSE
OF THE FIGHT.
r(ordirg tes the Ooiu0nbta 4egister and
lovernor Tillinen the Race for Gliver
aor is Nip and Turk Between Evans and
alletbe.
UOiTUMnrA, S. C., Aug. 5.-The
Lister of today prints the following
in its cumpaIin correspondent, Mr.
W. Price, who has followed the
akers all over the State:
i'he people are trying to fl-ure (ut
to is to be the next Governor, or
her who is to be the Reform nominee
that place. This now perplexing
Bstion will be answered in a few days
the people of the State. There are
ig to bo some surprises, is a predic.
a E make
Vell, the fact and the straighl fact
.i*s: The man who says he knows
o is going to be the Reform nominee
i soda water on the brain and needs
untation. Governor Tillman agrees
,.h me. I spent Friday night with hin
Clemson College, and in conversation
,h several persons he said the race is
) with as much doubt in it as he ever
sw. lie declared that nobody knows
o will be the winning man. le even
ut so tar as to say that there is a quiet
to in the Reform ranks which cannot
guessed at and that the weight of it,
I be felt. This Is the vote which the
mnds of Ellerbe and Tindal claim.
It's all muddled. I have now been in
sry cruutv in the State except three,
L the nearer I get to the end of my
npaign work the more muddled I be
ne o: this question of the next Gov
ior. U ie day I think it :s going to
Ellerbe and the next I think Evans
thu winner. I do not believe there
i1 be twenty votes dilarence between
i in the Iteform conventimn. It may
:n out that Sscretary of State Tindal's
ends will hold the balance of power in
5 convention.
(1 veroner Tillman made a statement
his speech at Pickens which was un
ratoot by some to have indirect re
rence to General EIlerbe. Ile was
king about the efforts being made to
lange the Colleton plant convention to
pimarv and said that the friends of
beaten" candidates were responsible
r all trouble. In view of the impres
on nearly everywhere that the Gover
)r is a friend to. Senator Evans, It is
Dt to )e wonidered that the remark was
iken as a slap at General E lerbe. - I
amarke - to the Governor at Clemson
;ollege that his words had a peculiar
ound or significance. lie said that he
al no reference to General Ellerbe, and
hen proceeded to eulogize Ellerbe as
ne of the best and strongest men in the
,eform ranks. Ile warmly compliment
1 the Marion Swami Fox on his
partanburg speech. The Governor up
> now has not seemed to appreciate that
te conditions are such at this time that
most anything he may say which is
:t dellnite and explicit will be likely to
ore than one construction. The sit
ition is delicate and I am satisfled the
overnor is chafing uinter it.
Since the Unian row Governor Till
an and Senator Burler have let each
,ber severely alone. They were getting
'etty "chummy" before that exciting
,tle incident. They used to ride to
ither in carriages and wDuld joke each
her on trhins and everywhere. They
>i to be as thick as school boys and as
ty with each other as two-year-olds.
ow they avoid each other andl 'to hear
ie of them speak you would not think
knew the name of his rival. I heard
(reenville that, they refused to ride to
e speaking place in the same car
tge together. This may have been a
mior. At any rate it is not probable
at they will refer to each other on the
umip al.am~ this camp~aign.
Whlakey's WVork.
JDE3 MOJNiCS. Iowa, Aug. 8.-The
tle village of Charlton, near here,
is mornig was the scone of a horrible
agedy. At 10:30 o'clock W. D. Jen
ne, night baggage man of the Burl
gton lioad at that place, entered the
me of his betrothed, Miss Julia Mur
iy, and after a bitter quarrel drew a
voiver and shoet her. He then turned
i her sister, Mrs. Josle T1ownes, and
ed a b~ullet into her, killing liar almost
stantly. Mrs. Murphy, mother of the
rie, rushed into the room only to
eet with a bullet from the revolver
id b~y the apparently Insane man.
or in juiry is such that the physicians
ivo little hope of her life, Jenkins
en tuirnedl the weapon on himself and
'ed a bullet into his brain. Hie died
hour later. Jenkins had been drink
g for several days and it is believed
e nmrder and suicide was the out.
'me of a qu arrel between himself and
les Murphy over his intoxicated con
tion. The women were highly re
ected and in goodl circumasances.
A Young Murderer.,
MONTOOMEiRY, Ala,, Aug. 8.-.A
eclal to the Advertiser from Opelika,
Ia., gives an ocoount of a deplorable
agody near that Place tis morning.
appears that Roll Love, the thirteeni
~ar old son of Mrs. Sam Love, had
me trouble with .i mmett Brook's, the
irteen year old son of Mr. Charles
rooks. Tile result vias young Brooks
'colved a load oif duck shot in his
omiech and is thought to be fatally
Jured. The fathier of young Love de
vered his son to be anthorities. The
ttle fellow does not appreciate the
rormity of his offense and talked
eely of' the difliculty. lie says Ursooks
traed him and then attempted to as
mit him with a heavy stick. The
irents of the children are neighbore,
atween.whom existed frIendly relation.
T,'e saving Ojel.Jg.
I'ECNSACOLA, Fla Aug. tLg
ight the futll rigged lNor wegian steam.
r, Stephenson, stranded on Santa Rosa
siand, nearly two miles from the lire
aving station, while trying to enter
his harbor. A terrible southeast gale
was blowing at the time. The govern.
nlont disbands the life saving station
rom May to September, leaving only
.he captain in charge. Capt. Broad.
)ent, with the assistance of his three
laughters and one man, hauled their
tpparatus nearly two mflea, IIred the,
Ife line and rescued'the crew of the'
r'essel. The vessel is in seven teet of
later andi is rapidly going. toa~o

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