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The Alliance Dernsds and TUlman Hoth
Endorse d--Everybody in Love fior the
Nomfneees and a Regule r Love Fumat All
COLUMBIA, 8 C., Aug. 16.-The State
Reform nominating convention was the
reat event of interest in South Caro
ina yesterday. It was all Evans from
jump to finish. John Gary Evans was
nominated for Governor by an over
whelming vote, and Dr. Timmerman
was declared the nominee for Lieuten.
ant-Governor by acclamation, but no
State ticket was put up,though it came
dangerously near winning.
Altogether, the convention was one
of the largest bodies that ever gathered
In Columbia, and more business was
done in the same length of time than
at any of the conventions of recent
years. While most of the talkers were
new menthey managed to make things
exceedingly lively and interesting. It
was 12.1 o'clock when Chairman Sligh
called the convention to order, and
without any preliminary talk called
for nominations for tempot ary chair
man of the convention.
Mr. 0. C. Jordon nominated Mr. W.
G(bbes Whaley, of Charleston. The
nomination was received with cheers
and applause. It was heartily seconded,
and Mr. Whaley was unanimously
elected amid vociferous applause. Mr.
It. L. Gunter of Aiken was then nomi
nated 'by Mr. Jordan for temporary
secretary,'and was unanimously elect
ed. The credentials of the delegations
were then called for, and the several
chairmen handed them up. On motion
of Mr. Sligh, Col. F. M. Mixson of Co.
lumbia, was made assistant secretary.
The roll was then made up and the
convention was ready for business. A
motion was made to make the tempo
rary organization permanent, which
caused considerable confusion. There
was evidently much dissatisfaction
With Mr. Whalev on account of his
voice. Mr. Whaley stated that he
could not preside over the convention
on account of his physical condition.
Mr. M. It. Cooper, of Colleton, was then
nominated. He was forthwith elected.
On taking the chair he thanked the
conventl3n for the honor conferred on
him on behalf of the people of Colle
ton, the originators of the Colleton
ideawhich they were here to carry out.
The temporary secretaries were then
elected permanent secretaries.
Mr. W. A. James, of Sumter, offered
the following resolution:
Resolved, That the chairman of the
State Reform faction committee be in
structed to request the Democratic
State central committee to place an
extra box at each polling place in the
Democratic primary election to be held
on August 28th inst., for the purpose
of getting before the public a fair and
positive expression of opinion from the
white voters of the State on the dis
pensary law. In said box voters who
favor the dispensary plan as a solution
of the whiskey problem to vote "yes,"
and those who oppose the same to vote
"no.*' After considerable debate the
resolution was tabled.
Mr. W. D. Evans, the president of
the State Farmers' Alliance,then offer
ed the Ocala platform with a few al
terations, as the platform and princi
plea governing this convention and the
Rleform party. The platform was adopt
ed unanimously.
Mr. Colcock, of Charleston, moved
that the convention proceed to the
work which it was called to do-to the
nomination of a candidate for Gover
nor and Lieutenant-Governor.
Prof. Marchant started a first rate
rumpus when he offered as a substi
tute for Mr. Colcock's motion, a resolu
tion "that the convention nominate
a full State ticker, in block, by ballot,
4 including three candidates for rail
road commissioners." Some one
promptly moved to ta b'le this.
Mr. Colcock refused to accept the
Mr. Mc~ravy, of Laurens,stated that
his delegation had come here unin
structed and he would like to hear this
matter of nominations fully discussed.
Mr. IR. .J. Donaldson said his delega
tion came here instructed to make
nominations for Governor and Lieu
r enant-Governor, that done,let the wis
dom of the body decide as to anything
Mr. Cunningham moved to lay the
substitute on the table.
At this juncture things began to get
very lively. Capt. Steadnman, of the
Aiken delegation, rose and exclAimed
rather dramatically: "B~efore you go
further, I would like to inform you
that thi's man, who offered this resolut
tion (Prof. Mdarchant) has (lone so
against the instinctions given him by
the aonvention which sent him here."
(Loud cheering.) Then there was
-much excitement.5
Prof. Marchant bounced up out of
his chair, Hie looked a little wild and
in the most dramatic manner, ":aving
his arms, he exclaimed: "I deny it. .I
deny it. H~e has made an assault upon
me. I have acted for the people of
Aiken according to the instructions
given me by my conscsience." There
was quite an uproar and in the midst
of it the chairman put the motion to
lay Prof. Marchant's. substitute on the
table, Capt. Steadmnan all the while ap
pealing to the convention to be allow
ed to reply to P'rof. Marchant. The
substitute was tabled.
Senator W. D. Evans the~n aske d the
secretary to readl just at this juncture
some resolutions, which were adopted
by the Marlboro county convention by
by a vote of 5~7 to 11. The resolutions
deemed it inexpedient to make any
nominations at all at the convention,
and instructed the delegation to carry
out the convention's ideas. This was
received by the convention as informa
tion. Marion and Florence counties
endorsed the Marlboro resolution.
Mr. Birice entered for the Fairfild
delegcation a protest against making
any nominations whatever. H~e said
two-thirds of the Reformers in his
* ~ county were opposed to it.
A point of order was raised. Mr.
Colcock's motion was adopted in the
confusion and nomindtions were called
Mr, Giarris, in order to get to work,
-said he would be brief and simply
place before the convention the name
of the lion. John (Gary Evans, of Aiken
for Governor. (Cheers.)
Mr. Appelt said it was hot right to
atinle exreranions from delegates- Mr
Brice, of Fairfield, had never yielded
the floor and he should be allowed to
proceed. Mr. Brice answered some
question and said that only one-third
of the Reform voters in his county had
participated in the primary and they
wanted no nominations. It was ttime
to pause and think. They were tired
of dissention. There was danger ahead
of the Reform movement. Let us be
united. Time was called on him and
Mr. Duncan got the floor. The point
was raised that no vote had been taken
on Mr. Colcock's motion. The chair
man ruled that the motion had already
been carried. Mr. Duncan explained
that the very call for the convention
outlined what it was to do.
Mr. 0. C. Jordan, of Aiken, said he
did not understand all this. All knew
what the convention had been called
to do. Coming from Aiken as he did
he, however war.ted the matter thor
oughly, openly, fairly and honestly dis.
cussed. Ile spoke in behalf of the can
didate from his county. It had been
charged that there was a disposition
to gag by certain men on the floor.
Now, it seemed to him, this was the
place to speak of any OppOsitioL. If
those delegates instructed to oppose
nominations did not present their pro
tests they would be recreant to their
Mr. Brice replying to the allusion to
"gagging," called Mr. Jordan's attention
to the fact that the Fairfield delegation
was tor Evans.
The chairman again ruled that the
Colcock motion had been adopted. Mr.
Colcock pleaded for it to be put again
to allay all feeling. Mr. Pettigru called
for the ayes and noes. The chairman
stated that the record showed that he
was right but that he would put the
motion again. Tne chairman of each
delegation cast the vote for his county.
The motion was then adopted by a
vote of 282 to 38, the counties of Famir
fleld, Horry, Marlboro and Florence
voting in the negative.
Nominations were then called for for
Governor and Mr. 0. C. Jordon rose.
He said for the high and exalted posi
tion of Governor of South Carolina, lie
desires to place before the convention
the name of one who was a man, a no
ble man, a perfect man, a man in every
sense. Mr. Jordan said: "In Cokes
bury, in the county of Abbeville, on
October 15, 1863, while the war was
raging, there was born a black-eyed
boy-of the union of Gen. N. G. Evans,
a gallant soldier, and Ann Victoria Ga
ry. This boy grew up to become the
ion. John Gary Evans. He received
his early training at the old Cokesbury
conference school. When he grew up
he went in 1880 to Union College at
Schenectady, in the State ot New York.
He was elected in his junior year presi
dent of his class, a marked compliment
for it was the first time a Southern boy
had been thus honored. The young
man was a great favorite of his uncle,
Gen. M. W. Gary. After returning
from college he went into the law office
of Gen. W. T. Gary in Augusta, Ga.
le remained there reading law until
1886, when he returned to his State to
cast his lot among his own people at
Aiken. In a short time the people
called upon him and sent him to the
Legislature to represent them in 1888.
Then in 1890, when the Reform move
ment was inaugurated, he cast his lot
with it, and he has stood by it as grand
ly and honestly as any man in South
Carolina. In 1892 the people raised
him higher and sent him to the Senate.
Ile has served there with signal ability
for the pass two years. Now we call
upon you to raise him higher and put
him in as Governor of this noble old
State. The nephew of Martin Wither
spoon Gary, he inherits all of his many
noble traits." (Prolonged cheering )
Six or seven counties seconded E vans'
Senator W. D1. Evans then took te
floor, lIe sai: "Upon an occasion
like this, while we are all here as true
and tried Reformers, I am not one of
those who have anything within me
but a feeling of pride at anything the
Reformers do when they act. Yet, in
obedIence to the small minority vote
that has been cast, I wish to put in
nomnination the name of a man just
as true as the man who will be Gover
nor. (Cheers.) 1 will not go into past
records, but simply present the name
of the Ilon. W. i1. Elierbe of Marion,
as a candidate for the nomination of
Governor of South Carolina. (Applause)
The nomination was seconded by Mr
Cunningham and the Marion. Colleton
and Ihampton delegations.
Mr. E. N. Redfearn of Chesterfield
thien presented the name of the lion.
.James E. Tindal of Clarendon. Mr.
Tindal's nomination was scconded by
The usual mnot ion that nominations
close was passed and the convention
proceeded to vote. As the name of
each county was called tihe chairman of
the dlelegation announced the vote of
lie county. The vote for the candidates
stood as follows:
For Evans-Abbuyllle, 12; Alken, 8;
AndersoD, 12; Uarnwell, 12; Heaufort,
10; Berkeley, 14; Charleston, 18; Colie.
ton, 10; Darlington, 8; Edgeflild, 12;
Fair field, 8; Georgetown, 6; Greenville,
12; IIamnpt on, 0I; Kershiaw, 6; Lancaster,
6; Laurenis, 8; Lexington, 6; Newberry,
8; Oconee, 6; Orangeburg,12; Richianid,
10; Spartanlburg, 14; Sumter, 12; Union,
8; Willia maburg, 8; York, 10; total, 262.
For Etlerbe-Chester, 8; Florence, 8;
Ilorry, 6; Marion, 8; Marlboro, 8; l'lck
ens, 6; total, 44.
ih or Tindal-ChesterlieldJ, 6; Ciaren -
don, 8; total, 14.
On motion tho nomination of .Johin
Gary Evans was made unanimous by a
rising vote. There was vociferous
cheering all the while.
On behalf of Mairlboro, Mr. WV. D).
Evans made the motion, which was
seconded by Mr. Redfearn for Claren
don and Chesterfld.
Mr. Jordan moved that a committee
of three be appointed to wait on Mr.
Evans and invite him to the hall, after
notifying him of lis nomination.
Mr. A ppelt moved that the commit.
tee be selected from the counties which
voted against Mr. Evans. (Cheers and
Mr. WV. D. Evans here stated that it
would be best to proceed with the nom
ination of a Lieutenant Governor first.
ie nominated Dr. W. II. Timmerman
-who received the nomination for
Lieutenant Governor by acclamation.
Mr. Oant t moved that Messrs. Eller
be and Tindal be also waited upon and
invited to seats on the floor of the con
A committee of five was then ap
poinated to wait on Mr. Evans and D~r.
Timmerm an, notify them of their nom
nation, and escort them to the hail; and
invite Messrs. Tindal and linIerb to
seats on the floor. The committee
consisted of J. C. Klugh, D. J. Brad
ham, J. C. Ellerbe, 0. C. Jordan and
W. D.Evans.
After a while the committee returned
escorting Jno. Gary Evans and Dr.
Timmerman to the stand. Evans came
in on the arms of Mr. Klugh and Mr.
Jordan. lie seemed to be pretty well
satisfied. As soon as order could be
obtained, the chairman said: "it is
now my pleasure, gentlemen of the
convention, to introduce the future
Governor of South Carolina." (Pro
longed applaulse.)
Mr. Evans stopped up to the front
cleared his throat and began to speak.
He was most attentively listened to
ant at times was interrupted by voci
ferous applause and cries of "Bravol"
Mr. Evans was so enthushed, that be
fore he filnished the perspiration rolled
from his brow in huge drops. He
spoke as follows:
Gentlemen of the Convention and Fel
low Reformers:
The feelings of the human heart can
not be expressed by word of mouth.
As sweet music is the language of the
soul so is the sympathetic glance of
the eye, the hearty shake of the hand
and the brotherly embrace, and true
language of the hearr,. To say that I
thank you seems cold and is but a
poor expression of the heart that goes
out to each and every one of you. Any
words I might say to you intended to
represent my thanks to this body would
be inadequate. There is gentlemen, a
trite saying that the heart speaks most
when the lips move not, and I am sure
that is recognized by every member
here when 1 attempt to express my ap
prciation of this nomination which
means an election to the highest office
within your gift. There is in my Eomi
nation an expression of the people,
which means more than any pen can
write or any human lips confess. I rep
resent that element in the Reform fac
tion which was born during or since
the late conflict of arms between the
North and South, that element of the
young Democracy which now must car
ry the older element-our grandfathers
and fatliers--upon our shoulders as
AEneas did the old Anchises-a precious
burden. It has been truly said that the
hope of the State is in our young men,
but no less true is it that the pride of
the'young men Is the history and the
traditions of the old men who have
made this country glorious. (Oheer
and voices, "rhat's so; every word of
I stand here as a representative o
Reform and a rebuke to your enemieE
who have 'attempted to say that th
Reform movement" is to array cias
against class. I stand here to defen
the principles of my father and you
fathers-that principle for which the]
fought, bled and died, that principl
which Is dear to our hearts, that prin
ciple which has been denied to us, but
which has been recognized by the Re
form movement of South Carolina
"Equal rights to all, special privileges
so none." (Cheers.) Previously, a mar
without a history, without war rec
ord in South Carolina was thought tc
be ineligible to oiice in this State,
While I am here as a young man and
I don't mean that in the sense which
that word has been a stigma in South
Carolina, but I stand here as a young
man who was born since the late con
Ilict, and I have grown old in the ex
perience, which has enabled you, fel
low citizens, to stand here as represen
tatives of pure Democracy, demanding
that the will of the majority, whe:
fearlessly and honestly expresssed
must govern.
Any man who attempts to put the
Reform movement of South Carolini
upon a narrow-minded basis, who at
tempts to array class against class
who attempts to say that the Reforn
principles of South Carolina ar4
founded upon animosity and prejudice
in my nomination, you have a contra
diction of such perversion of its prin
ci ples. The Reform movement is
movement of the people and one of iti
fundamental principles is that the ma
jority must govern, giving a due re
spect to the minority when honestly
expressed. (Cheers.)
Now, gentlemen of the convention, ]
take ft that it will be improper for mi
at this time to outline to yoti the poli
cy which shall govern me in the fu
ture; I take it that the people of South
Carolina have spoken through you t<
the world, and 1 take it that the peo
ple of South Carolina through thei
endorsement of me have endorsed the
administration which has preceded me
Our past administration has been con
ducted with an ability and fairnem
that should satisfy the most hypercrit
ical, and has set the pace for our siste1
State of the South and West, whicl
must ilnally result in the disenthrall
menit of our people from the oppres
sioni from the money power of thu
East I shall .endeavor in 'my ad minis
tration to bring about this consumma
tion so devoutly to be wished for. I
say to yout andl to the world t.hat thu
Reform administration shall have bt
one object, and that is the happinesi
and prosperity of the people. This.]
am sure, is the sentiment which hai
been expressed by the Reformers anm
which has resulted In my nomination
There has been one law which ham
been'; fought more strenuously that
any other In the history of our iegis
lation-that ia the dispensary law.
The overwhelming sentiment of th(
people of South Carlina is that thai
law has in view the happiness of th(
whole people, and the voice of the peo.
ple must be carried out, let the con
sequecs be what they may. The
people have spoken by their represent.
atives, and 97 per cent. of the honest
white men of South Carolina hiavt
spoken in favor of it. Gentlemen, that
voice shall be0 heeded by me; the en
forcemont of tnat law shall be my
prime object, and I believe I have be.
hind me the honest men, the virtuous
women, and even the little children of
South Carolina. (Cheers.)
I shall not attempt to outline my po1
icy-that will be given later, when j
shall have the pleasure of addressing
the people of Soutth Carolina as a unit.
Let me say that while peace and lhar
mony are the great objects to be doe
sired anel to be obtained by all civiil
ized governments, yet you must recog
nize that in South Carolina, wher(
there has been but one party, such an
idea is an ideal conception. There cari
be no such thing as unity in the midsl
of political dissensions. Our principl(
is that the majority of the white citi
zens must rule and the minority musi
submit. Gentlemen that is the onl1
cause of dissension today in the poll
tics of South Carolina.
What na the pnola..em of Iem
I shall not enter into them. You know Q
them too well; you know I have tried li
to be the exponent of them. You know pl
I have loved those principles; you know
I have voted for those principles. *The 11
only opposition in South Carolina to- nf
day to the principles of the Reform g(
movement is based on prejudice. No on
reasonable man, e3pecially no reason
able white citizan can object to the k
principles of the Reform movement in y(
South Carolina. They cannot. (Cheers.) d(
Those principles are laid down even by ai
our statesman, John C. Calhoun, as the ir
grandest to perpetuate popular govern- 01
ment, and embodied in the Farmers' ki
Alliance, principles upon which I might n(
say, depend the success and prosperity bl
of the agricultural people. (Cheers.) al
Can there be any objection to that? I
Can there be objection to that interest e
upon which we are dependent? We at
are dependent upon the agricultural in- bf
terests. and must rocogniA 3 the princi- cc
ple upon which depend the life of pop- ti
ular government in this Union. A
combination of the South and West Al
alone will save p->pular government in ti
this Union, and that will be expressed ci
in 1896, if my judgment amonnta to t<
anything. (Oheers.) The combination M
of the power of wealth against the T
combination of the agricultural inter- in
ests and laboring interests is today
concentrated in the East. That con- w
centration can only be defeated by the c1
solidity ani unanimity of the South
and West, expressed through their or
ganization, which is the mouthpiece
and which speaks for the bone and sin- tI
ew in our land. (Cheers.) And when a
I hear my countrymen oppose it I feel
like saying to them. "God pity them; h
they know not what they do." n
Now, fellow citizens, united in our c
ranks, we are confronted today by op
position which has not reason behind
it; an opposition that cannot succeed
under the laws of God nor under the
laws of man, because that opposition n
is founded upon a bsis which can
never succeed. Your principles must V
prevail, because they are far removed
from sectional and class privileges, and
you say we want a wan who has the e
nerve and ability to stand by them, and
that man shall be the man to represent
us, (Cheers.) That is ths voice of
South Carolina which will prevail next t
November in spite of, you might say,
the assiduous attempt to array one class
against another class or one people 3
against another people. But we are
united. We have canvassed the entire
State of South Carolina; there is no dis
senBion in our ranks, but our opponents
are alert; they are anxious to make it
I eppear that there are dissensions.
) When I look before me and see my
I father's old soldiers-when I look and
I see before me lawyers, doctors, mer
chants, farmers and laboring men
when I see before me the bone and si
new of popular government, I think It
- Is a rebuke to our opponents when they
BiN that the Refoi movement of
-uth Carolina is composed of any par
ticular class.
Now one word as to my competitors.
We have fought this fight; we have
fought as brothers; we have not fought a
as enemies, as ou-r opponents tried to
impress upon you, and I have this to
say about the noble Reformers who
went into this light, who opposed me,
they never hit below the belt. (Cheers.) b
I know we are brothers; we are arm
in arm, ighting for your cause, and 0
when the people express their opinion,
their choice, there is no dissension, and
when the attempt is made to make dis
sension these opponents of mine are i
ready to rise and say, "Thus far shalt
thou go and go further." This is 0
the voice of the people. (Cheers) r
We have fought for our principles r
upon one platform, and the people of
South Carolina are unanimously, I
might say, in favor of those principles. d
When I say the people, I don't mean ,
those who are actuated by prejudice
and animosity, because they are beyond
the pale of citizenship. They cannot
reason, and have no right to be called
true citizens. (Cheers.)
I will not detain you longer. At a
future occasion I will announce the
policy of my administration. 1 have
been connected possibly more intimate
ly with your movement than any .other
man in your midst, and I have been,
unswerving in my principles. I shall
hew to the line mapped out by you, and F
-as advocated by me on this lloor, andl I
shall stand on those principles until
they are written in letters which can- t
not be mistaken; in letters which will
be written over the world, and when
Ithe history of this movement is writ
ten they will say in unmistakable char
acter's behold the administration which
has but one object, the happiness and
prosperity of the entire people of South
Carolina. (P.rolonged cheers.)
Mr. Evans concluded his speech amidl
a perfect storm of applause.
The chairman of the convention then
Introduced D)r. W. II. Tfimnmermnan, the
nominee for Lieutenant-Governor. As
the doctor, who had fixed himself up
for the occasion, mounted the speaker's
stand, and began to glance around.very
much as would an elephant upon a
crowvd in the menagerie of a circus, a
slight titter was heard about the hall,r
which in a few moments developed in
to a general laugh. The doctor's face
and shape, which he has been running
on through the campaign, were too
much for the crowd. .lut he stood it
and p~roceeded to make a bright speech. t
D~r. TIimmerman said:
Gentlemen of the Convention: I h ave r
readl somewhere, in some book, at some
time, where a dog ot' Venice went to I
visit the court of Louis XIV, in t
France. ile stood about aind seemed a
to be thoroughly surprised and be wil
deredi. When asked what surprised i
him meat, he answered "To ili myself
here." (Cheers and prolonged laughter.) t
Gentlemen that is the way it is with 1
me today. 11er., in the presence of I
this assemblage, I can well say I am I
surprised at the unanimity with which ~
I have been endorsed for the oflco of i
Lieutenant Governor. For this confl. r
dance, I sincerely thank you, and ask
you to b~ear to your constituents my
most grateful acknowledigements. As
my distinguished young friend has S
claimed to be the representative of the t
young men,1 claim to stand hiere as the t
representative of the older men. r
(Laughter.) And I shall uphold him a
in all his efforts for the honor of South 1.
Carolina. (Cheers.) I am but an humble ui
citizen. I have lived on a farm always, y
but my heart always beats in unison f
with all the people. I don't profess to I
be an orator, but a pure and loyal Re- a
former. (Cheers.) My destiny is with <l
the Ileformers or South Carolina. It t
will be my pride and glory, in the dis- ]
charge of the duties of my offlee, to I
represent the wnhole people of Aouth cs
irolina. Dr. Timmerman at the con
asion of his address was loudly ap
There were repeated calls for Ellerbe.
e had just come in and taken his seat
,ar the front, and he responded by
ing upon the stand. Mr. Ellerbe
Gentlemen of the convention: 1 don't
iow that I can thank you for what
m have done today, (Lamughter) but I
) say that I am not mad with you, nor
n I sulking. We have had a light
side the ranks. ' My distinguished
)ponent, whom you have nominated,
iocked down the persimmon, and I
)t only congratulate him, (applause)
it pledge him the hearty support of
y friends, as well as that of myself.
will prove to you that 1 am a Reform
from principle, and that I can work
well for Reform at home as in office,
y distinguished friend will have my
i-operation to make hAs administra
sn a success. (Voice: "Bravol"
Calls were then made for Mr. Tindal.
r. Klugh of the committee announced
tat Mr. Tindal was absent from the
ty. Mr. Appelt then stated that he
ok the responsibility of endorsing for
r. Tindal what Mr. Ellerbe had said.
his announcement was greeted with
uch cheering.
A motion to adjourn was made but
Ithdrawn. A vote of thanks to the
iairman and secretaries was passed.
Before another motion could be put
adjourn Professor Marchant got up
id made a red hot speech in favor of
Dminating a full State ticket. When
3 finished a motion to adjourn was
iade. Those in favor of nominations
illed for the ayes and nays on this
iotion. Professor Marchant demand
I that every name be put down. It
'as decided to call the counties and
it the chairman of each county an
onnce the vote of his county. The
totion to adjourn was carried by a
ote of 190 to 125.
The counties voting for adjourn
kent were Aiken, Abbeville, Berkeley,
harleston, Chester, Chesterleld, Clar
adon, Colleton, Fairfield, Florence,
eorgetown, IHampton, llorry, Ker.
saw, Laurens, Marlboro, Marion,
lewberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Sum
n, Jnion, Williamsburg, York.
Those against adjournment were An
arson, Barnwell, Beaufort, Darlington,
dgefleld, Greenville, Lancaster, Lex
ngton, Pickens, Richland, Spartan
Colleton and Laurens at first voted
gainst adjournment, but changed
heir votes. Aiken had one vote
igainst, Clarendon several votes and
qewberry several.
Just at this juncture, before the vote
,ould be announced, Mr. Jordan of
Lered the following resolution, which
was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That this convention
inanimously endorse the candidacy of
J. R. Tillman for the United States
ienate, and pledge him our earnest and
iearty support.
This was the signal for cries for Till
aan from Prof. Marchant and others,
nd Mr. Jordan bursted out to get the
lovernor, crying "I'll bring him." In
few minutes Mr. Jordan returned,
ringing Governor Tillman. The Gov
rnor appeared to be in an excellent
umor. On taking the stand the Gov
rnor glanced around him with a smile
n his face. iHe sali:
Gentlemen of the Convention-I am
ure this is quite unexpected to me.but
have heard so many whoops and yells
a the campaign that I have become
ccustomed to them. I suppose some
f you fellows were in the crowd. ([lur
%hs.) I congratulate you on the har
iony which has characterized your
roceedings today. If the Reformers
11 over the State will act as you have
one today I expect we will continue
o march on to victory. You are all
waro of the fact-that is I suppose
ou are-L don't know that you are
bat am going to the United States
enate. (Laughter and applause.) You
now we are paassing through a tran
Itioni stage in national politics now,
,nd I tell you I intend4 to go there
vith my pitch-fork, too. "Voice-You
Lad better carry it sharpened too.) As
said in my interview for the New
(ork Iherald the other day, the nation
,1 D~emocracy is doomed to defeat in
he next election, fr under the present
otten leadership they don't deserve
nything but defeat. (Applause.) In
hat interview for the Iherald, I sid
ve must cast about for our new lead
ra. Your salvation resits in the union
'f the South and West againet the
rioney power of the :North and East. I
hank you for my endorsement, and
vhen electd to the Senate, I promise
'on I will do my whole dluty, as 1 have
,iways attemptedl to do towards you in
lhe past.
Mr. Slattery, as the Governor was
laying the stand, calledl to .him
brough the applause and told him that
he conventIon would like to hear his
lews on the tarIff. Governor Tillman
eplied that he had expressed himself
1i the interview, and that he thought
a fraud andi a sham.
Governor Tillman then retirert from
be hail; the vote given abmovei was an
ounced, and the con venition was de
lared adjourned.
The Frate of Flenidi.
JACKsON vi LJE, Aug. 13.-A special
o the TIimnes-Unaion from Luraville,
''la., says: The two negroes who out
aged Miss P.otts in L aiayette county a
o w days ago, were caugh t near McAl
'in early this morning. They confessed
heir guilt and were carrIed to the
cene of their crime and lynched. Miss
'otte, the victim of the negroes, is onily
ourteen years old. She was assaulted
n August 6i and left unconscious in
lie woods. She recovered and dragged
erseif hionie and told what had hap
lened. Since then posOs(~ have been in
ursuit of the brutes. Miss Ptts' mind
as been affected by tier terrible exper
ence anid it is thought that shme will
ever recover.
Terrible D~rousght.
Cor.U~nim, Ohio, August 14.-The
tate crop bulletin issued to-day sho ws
dat except in a few central districts
tere hasq been no relief from the ter
ble drought, aund the effect upon
rowing crops Is disastrous, Corn
I shriveling up and on the
plands is a total failure, Else
rhere half a crop may be secured under
ivorable conditions from now on,
ven trees are dying andl wells and
prings are drying up. Pastures are
ead and farmers are feeding their cat.
le. The potato crop is certainly ruined.
Iuck wheat is poor and tobacco is tiring
iadly. Apples are failing and grapes
lone nromise a fair yield.
rhe Names of B1rier, Garman and Smith
Reoeived With Derision. GE
INDIANAPLIS, August 15.-At 10
)'clock the Democratic State Conven
ion met in Tomlinson Hall with a full
,epresentation of delegates, numbering i
)ver 1,700. At 9 o'clock this morning ,
,he rosolutions committee was still at
work. It leaked outjust prior ') tho (
,ime for calling the convention to ord ir tui
hlat the stumbling block was an endorse- pri
mient of Senantor Voorhees. The
Voorliees men on the committee de- "
nanded his endorsement, while the the
riends of Governor Matthews insisted noi
lfhat the latter should be lauded and the Sol
Senator condemned. The two factiont on
were expected to come together on this ter
It was 1:30 o'clock when the conven
Lion was finally called to order by yes
I hairman Taggart. A half hour more shi
was consumted in securing quiet and, m&
then Rtev. A. 11. Abbott offered prayer.
Mr. Taggart's remarks were brief and MI
characteristic of the man. He said: "It the
all'ords me great pleasure to greet this tin
large and enthusiastic body of Demo.
crtits. If you'll keel) your coats oil su
during the campaign like you have 'em wi
now, we'll get there this fall like we did 1o
two years ngo.P) Governor Matthews is
was then chosen yernanent chairman. ce
The platform endorsed the record of an
the Democratic party in Indiana; de- D
nounced the extortion and robbery fos
tered by the McKinley tariff; insists that My
no tariff taxes should be levied except th
for revenue; approved the efforts of "
President Cleveland, the House of Rtep. ti
resentatives and a majority of the
Democratic Senators for their efforts to d
redeem the pledges of the party; con- ha
demns, a small coterie of Senatorg, who pe
masquerading as Democrats, by threats Hi
attempt to defeat all tarifl legislation uj
and prevent the carrying out of all the ra
Democratic pledges of tariff reform; 10
congratulated the party on the measure he
of success achieved and the presentation n(
of the free sugar, coal, iron ore and bar- til
bed wire bills; endorsed the incom lux,
the law authorizing the taxation of Y
greenbacks and the repeal of the election
law; favored direct election of United i
States Senator.; declared the principles a
of the American Protective Association j
illiberal, unwise, unpatriotic and undemo- a
cratic and un-American; denounced
manisfestations of violence and mob 1
spirit; favored restriction of immigration; ii
declared McKinleyism to be the cause of E
flinancial depression, recommended arbi- t
tration between employer and em- d
ployees; demanded a double money
standard; endorsed the administrations
of Cleveland and Governor Matthews
and closed with a demand that Congress
deal generously In the matter of pen- r
sions to soldiers.
The plank referring to a "coterie" of
United States Senators masquerading as C
Democrats caused a pandemonium and e
cries of "name them," and the names f
of Brice, Gorman and Smith were cried t
out in derisiveness all over the great 0
hall. The ahti-American Protective rf
Association plank also called forth loud il
cheers. g
The following ticket was nominated: ii
Judge of the Supreme Court, first die- ro
trict, F. W. Reinhardt of Spencer Coun.
ty; fourth district, Joseph S. Daily of ti
Wells County; Secretary of State Wil- b
liam I. Myers, renominated; Auditor, sl
Joseph T. Fanning of Marion; Treasurer, tl
Norgan Chander of Hancock; Attorney
General, Francis M. Griffth of Switzer- c(
land; Clerk of Supreme Court, S. W. Li
Wellman of Sullivan County; Superin- CC
tendent of Public Instruction, Charles a
Thomas; State Statiscian, Alexander Ci
F'uiton, cl
Uonatables ati Work.
COLUMBI A, S. C., A ug. 15.-The fol- t<
lowing instructions are sent out to dis- -E
pensary constables as they are assigne1 Li
to work:a
"lin resnminng operations under the
D)spensary law of 1893, constables,a
while exorcising all the powers and~ du- i
ties conferred by thbat act, will be care- b
f'ul to avoid any unnrcessary friction or
get into any brawls. They will seize n
all contraband liquora and make arrests n4
undler evidence sulicient, to convict, the fe
same as heretofore. Whein necessary, si
they will apply to the sheriff of' the o1
county for assistance in making arrests hi
or searches. When these are not, con
venient they may apply to mayors and tG
intendants of' towns for search warrants ti
andl for aid of the police. Any relusal U
on the part of'the mayors or iriteandants 3
and police to co-operate must be reportedl n
promptly to the Governor. Conistables hi
will niot scarah express cars without al
sp~eciflc instructions. But ii they see
any conitrabiaind liquor in one they can se
order it to be dletnir~ed and carriedi to the oi
local express oflice for examination. of
F'reighit, depots may bs entered andi rf
searched whenever open ior buuiness el
without a wvarrant; and freight cars W
which are being unloaded may also be sf
searchied. In opening suspicious pack. Si
ages care must b)s exercisedl not to In
jnre thieconitents. All saloons arid other r<
open p!aces of' businiess where contra- 11
band liquor ii supposed to b)e 8sld, may it
b~e sarchied without, a warrant. Consta- oi
bles will waar their hadges at all times. gi
J. IL. T IIM AN, a1
Governor." vi
LYONs, Augulst fi.--C~aarlo Santo
the murderer of Presidlent Carnot, was 01
guillotined at 5 o'clock this morning. A a
'e w minutes before 5 o'clock, the con.a
dlemnied man was led from his cell to s
the guIllotine. ils arms were firmnly
bound behind him. When the attend
ants seized him to lay him under the
knife, lie struggled fiercely to free
himself. At 4.55 o'clock, all was ready. h.
Casario shouted: "Courage, comrades." c1
"Long live anarchy." The knife fell n
at 5 o'clocic precisely and Caesario's au
head dropped Into the basket.
Terrible Droughti.
A LLIANcPI, Ouro, Aug. 13.--Owmng
to the dIrouth the iron mills at irondale
were compelled to close down Saturday1
night, for want of water for the engines,
The water works at Salineville has gone
dry and the village is almost entirely
without protection in case of fire. The
streams are al most all dry anid farmers
are compelled to haul water for stock.
The drouth Is the serverest ex perienced
for ten years.
Kntwo He in leaten lint in Going to
upport'the Nominee and Adslses Mie
i Iond@ to Do Likewlse.
IOLUMBIBA, S. C , Aug. 15.-The re
na received on Saturday from the
maries left little doubt that Senator
in Gary Evans of Aiken would be
next Reform nominee for Gover
-and the next Chief Executive of
ith Carolina. The returns received
Monday and published in the Regis
yesterday left no doubt at all, and
friends of the Game Cook were
terday rejoicing over the splendid
wing which their favorite has
t was felt generally on Sunday that
. Evans would be the nominee and
ifeeli'ig which has existed for some
ie bet., veen the friends of the rival
ding ci.ndidates appeared to become
>re bitter. There were threats of not
)porting the nominee and all the
Id talk of revolt which usually fol
vs a heated campaign. That feeling
'ast dying away and bitterness is
ising. There will be no revolt from
y source and Mr. Evans will be the
mocratic nominee.
k number of Columbia Conserva
,es yesterday got it into their heads
rough some 'sourco that General
lerbe would withdraw his name
)m before the Reform State conven
in which meets on Thursday and
ild run before the regular primary,
Ing this on the ground that frauds
d been practiced against him. These
ople do not know General Ellerbe.
3 has got as much grit iu his make
i ans any man in the wbrld and would
ther suffer death than to be put
iwn as a traitor to any cause which
i espouses. le will stand to the
iminee, and if necessary will stump
*e State for him.
General Ellerbe returned to the city
%sterday from his home in Marion
here he has been since the ending of
ie campaign. A Register reporter
tw him and asked him for an expres.
[on of opinion on Saturday's election.
[is remarks were characteristic of the
"Well, I'm licked," he said, "and I
now it, but I am not doing any kick
ig. I am going to support Mr. Evans
,nd I advise and urge all my friends
)do so. It is the business and the
uty of every true Reformer to uphold
he action of Saturday's primaries. I
poke in every county in the State ex
.ept one, and that was because I could
kot get there. I went into this busi
iess in good faith and I am going to
tand to the rack. fodder or no fodder."
All of General Ellerbe's friends-that
i, his leading friends-such men as
:olonel Neal, Colonel Norton, and oth
rs, have fallen into line and will fight
)r Mr. Evans if there is any opposi
,on to him. They will fight Dr. Pope
r any man who comes out before the
,gular Democratic primary or as an
idependent candidate. There was a
ood deal of talk yesterday about an
idependent candidate, one who would
ceive the Conservative vote and the
:te of the dissatisfled Reformers, if
iere be any of that faction. Some of
ke warmest friends of Senator Evans
?lieve that there will be strong oppo.
tion to him yet. If this should be
ie case every Reformer will be needed.
One thing which has caused more
>mment than all others is the ex.
emely light vote polled in every
munty. A great many people have
~tributed it to the opposition to the
mnvention plan. The Alliance is
targed with having held back and
ith not participating, the object being
be in a position to do as it saw fit
>ward any nominee. Most of General
llerbe's friends take the ground that
ne vote is a silens and strong protest
Tainst the convention plan.
Governor Tillman was yesterday
iked his epinion on the vote. He said
iat the people had never seemed much
terested in the gubernatorial fight
it that all interest was centered in
e Senatori fight. They did not care
utch who was nominated for Gover
>r. Another thing was that the
rmers were taking ailvantage of the
nshine to work their crops, rain for
rer a month having delayed them and
tying given the grass a big hold.
Talking on the result of the election
overnor Tillman said that he believed
e Dispensary was the chief issue and
at that was the trump card on which
mator Evans had been victorious. A
wspaper reporter who was p resent
Lggested that the Governor himself
id been the trump card on which Ev-.
is had been nominated.
The Governor answered this hint by
ying that he had never written a line
said a word in favor or against any
the candidates in the race, Ile again
peated that he had held hands off and
arged the Conservative newspapers
ithi being responsible for the wide
'read opinion that he was backing
nator Evans. lie reiterated that the
eform movement is as solid as the
cks of Gibraltar.
The people of Marion County must
ce General Ellerbe as few men~ are
ced in their counties. They turned
it overwhelmingly on Saturday and
ive him 1,795 votes. Tiudal got I
id Evans 0. This was the largest
ito polled in any county in pr~portion
the number of Reformers. In fact
came near being thg full Reform vote
that county. No more compliment
y vote could have been given a man
id it testilies in strong terms to the
anding of the Swamp Fox in his na
ve county.
Shoeking Death.
NAsnIVTIL13], TEANN, Aug. 10.-.A
>rrible tragedy was witnessed by a large
owd of spectators at Glendale Park,
sar this city this evening about 8 o'clock
Las Lulu Randall, of Detroit, Mich.,
ho hat for some time past has been mak
ig balloon ascenslon was almost instant
killed. She ascended safely to about
wo thousand feet alttude. W lhen the
Ignal was given she cut the parachute
oose. It opened and she descended safe
y until she was about seven~y-Ave feet
rom the ground, when the parachute
litted into a tree with such force that she
wias thrown against'a limb and her hold
3roke. 28he fell to the ground, and though
physicians were summoned died sooq af
,er the fall. The remains will be * n

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