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THE STATE DEMOCRACY.
A FINE BODY OF REPRESENTATIVE
A Mixed Deal But a Good One?The Lc-3-al
Utterances of the Candidates?The Old
Platform Reconstructed?The Georgia
Canvass and the Greenville Basis of Mis
Promptly at 12 o'clock Wednesday,
the 4th instant, the Democratic State
Convention was called to order by Gen.
J. F. Izlar, Chairman of the State
; Democratic Executive Committee. Col.
J. Q. Marshall, acting Secretary of the
State Executive Committee, read the
i call of the Convention.
Gen. Idar, in a short speech, nomi
fnated Gen. Johnson Hagood as tempor
| ary chairman. The motion was adopt
I ed without a dissenting vote.
Being introduced by Gen. Izlar. Gen.
I Hagood thanked the convention for the
1 honor conferred upon him and proceed
ed at once to a permanent organiza
tion. The roll of counties was called
and each chairman handed in the
names of the delegation.
During the call of the roll, the chair
men of the Sumter and Oconee delega
tions complained that their seats were
occupied by men who were not, dele
On motion of a delegate from Barn
well, the Sergeant-at-Arms was in
structed to see that each delegate was
seated as his name was called.
Gen. Hagood suggested to save time
that each chairman report his delega
tion seated at the call ot the county.
This caused much confusion and a
delay of nearly an hour, as many of the
delegates had taken the wrong seats.
At 12.45 the call of the roll of dele
rates was concluded, and a quorum
jeing present. Gen. Hagood announced
that the convention was ready for
Mr. G. Lamb. Buist. of Charleston,
nominated Gen. Hagood: The nomina
tion was seconded by Jas. L. Orr.
On motion Gen. Hagood was elected
Gen. Hagood said: We are assembled
here as Democrats. Party measures
will not enter in this convention, but
there are many measures that wiil be
brought before you affecting the wel
fare of the State. I invoke your cool,
calm -judgment on all. I thank the
convention for the honor conferred on
The President then announced that
nominations were in order for seven
C. lt. Simonton, of Charleston, was
nominated for the 1st District; G. W.
Croft, of Aiken; for the 2d; W. C. Benet,
of Abbeville, for the 3d; D. B. Duncan,
of Spartanburg. for the 4th; W. it.
Da vie, of Chester, for the 5th; J. G.
' Blue, of Marion, for the 6th; Wm.
Elliott, of Beaufort, for the 7th?of
whom were elected by acclamation.
For permanent secretaries, J. S. Yer
ner, of Oconee, J. Q. Marshall, of Rich
' were nominated. Col. Marshall declin
ed and Messrs. Yerner and Moroso
were elected by acclamation.
Mr. Henderson, of Aiken, offered the
following resolutions :
Resolved, That the Democracy of
South Carolina in convention assembled
send greetings and congratulations to
their fellow-Democrats of the Union
upon the return of the Xational Demo
cratic party to the administration of
the affairs of the nation.
Resolved, That we heartily endorse
the wise, patriotic and statesmanlike
administration of President Cleveland
and his Cabinet.
Mr. J. C. Haskell moved that all
? resolutions be referred to a committee
of two from each Congressional Dis
trict without deflate, but the motion
was withdrawn at the request of Mr.
Henderson, until resolutions regarding
Cleveland's administration could be
passed. The resolutions were then
Cr. N. F. Ansel, of Greenville, mov
"iat the rules of the House of Re
itatives be adopted.
Ev W. B. Kelly, of Barnwell, in a
speech, moved that Cushing's Manual
be adopted. [Great laughter.J
Xo second was heard, and the rules
of the House were adopted.
Mr. G. W. Croft, of Aiken, offered the
, following resolutions :
Resolved, by the Democratic party of
South Carolina in convention assem
bled, That we have heard with pro
found regret of the death of the Hon.
S. J. Tilden, of Xew York.
Resolved, That this illustrious citizen
exemplified in his life the true patriot
and devoted supporter of constitution
al liberty, and that in his death the na
tion has lost one ot her most eminent
and useful statesmen.
Resolved, That though by fraud de
prived of the office of President, we
still cherish him in memory along with
Jefferson, Madison and Monroe and the
other great statesmen that have held
that high position, and have, by their
wisdom and love of liberty, brought
such lustre to the institutions of our
Mr. Croft asked that the resolutions
be adopted without reference to the
committee. Adopted by acclamation.
Mr. J. A. Iloyt, of Greenville, moved
to amend Cid. llaskell's motion to refer
resolutions "to a committee of two from
each Congressional District" and to
'?substitute one delegate from each
county." Seconded by Mr. F. W. Daw
son and adopted by acclamation.
Mr. lt. I).Lee moved that the Slate
officers be elected as follows :
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Sec
retary of state. Comptroller General,
Treasurer. Adjutant and Inspector
General and Superintendent of Educa
tion ami that each delegate vote as his
name is called.
Mr. A. T. Smythe moved to amend as
follows; "The chairman of each dele
gation to announce the vole of his dele
Amid erics of ??no !" the motion was
Resolutions being in ord< r, there
were numerous offered, the most of
them being for amendments to the
State Constitution and the Constitu
tion <>?? the Democratic party. The
principal one was offered by Mr. das.
L. Orr : That hereafter the election for
state Officers, Congressmen and Solici
59. <?o1 M Glover Jan 1, 'KG OIL
tors be fleeted by primary. All were
referred to the committee without de
A committee consisting1 of one from
each county was then appointed 'on
platform and resolutions.
At 2 p. m. the convention took a re
cess for two hours.
The convention re-convened at i p.
[ m. The number of visitors was greater
than in the morning and all wore a!
look of eagtr expectancy, while the
delegates illy concealed their long re-1
[ pressed excitement. At each mention j
I of Richardson the applause both from f
! the floor and gallery, was so great that j
it interfered with the work of the con
After rapping the convention to or
der, Genrllagood asked that each mem- \
ber in addressing the Chair would rise
and announce his name and county, as j
it was impossible for him to recognize
faces in the farther part of the hall.
The President suggested tha!: a treas
urer be elected. Mr. J. Q. Marshall
was nominated and elected by acclama-'
\ tion. The members were assessed 50c.
each to pay the expenses of the conven
On motion of Mr. W. J. Talbert, of
Edgefield, all speeches were limited to I
The Chair announced in midst of a j
deathly silence that nominations fori
Governor were now in order. Almost j
immediately Mr. C. P. Quattlebaum, of j
Horry, arose and said: "I represent
the independent republic of Ilorry. I
desire to put in nomination, not a gen-;
tleman of Horry, but of South Carolina!
?a man who was true to his party in
the darkest days. I mean a farmer
who supports the College and reflects 1
credit" upon it by his farming. Who I
shall I name but W. D. Johnson, of
Marion? I have never known Horry
so united in her choice for her man for
Mr. \V. J. Montgomery, of Marion,
seconded the nomination."
Mr. C. G. Dantzler, of Onmgeburg,
nominated Gen. Edward McCrady, of
Charleston, in a glowing speech" and
bespoke the votes of the convention
and mentioned him as progenitor of
the "eight box law.
Messrs. J. II. Hey ward, of Greenville,
and W. H. Erawley, of Charleston,
seconded the nomination.
Mr. J. E. Rradley, of Abbeville,nomi
nated John C. Sheppard, of Edgefield;
seconded by Mr. B. R. Tillman.
Mr. G. W. Brown, of Darlington,
said: 1 arise to place before you for
Governor Win. C. Coker, of Darlington, j
He is not here at this hour, but is busy I
at home, where he has ever been the;
leader of his people. To him it mat-;
ters little if you call him to the Chief :
Magistracy of this State. Rut sum-;
monses have come to him from all
parts of South Carolina, and he will j
not turn a deaf ear to that call. Seldom, i
gentlemen, does the conservative Pee
Dee ask for representation on the State j
ticket. It asks it now for no unworth}':
man. In war or in the civi^halls of v
peace,'his manliness and virtue are well''
known. In conclusion, Mr. Drown
read the resolutions of the Darlington
Democracy urging the nomination of
Mr. J. W. Moore, of Hampton, second
ed the nomination of Mr. Coker.
Mr. D. S. Henderson, of Aiken, spoke
as follows: We are here assembled as
the representatives of the Democracy
of South Carolina. The man who
carries its banner should be above re
proach. Our election this fall is but a
forerunner of the national struggle of
'88. It is our duty to see that he who
is placed at the head of our party to
hiin the people will flock with alacrity.
He whom 1 shall name I believe will
fill the bill. He is a farmer by pro
fession, and will, therefore, see that the
agricultural interest of South Carolina
I are upheld. He will see to the educa
tion of the poor boy. He comes from
a line of people, from the Revolution
until now, who have ever had the in
terest of South Carolina at heart. Well
informed in the financial affairs of the
State, he is able to grapple with any
financial issue that may arise, I pre
sent a man of no sect or party, but a
brave patriot, the silver-tongued orator
of Clarendon?John Peter Richardson.
(Loud and continued applause).
The nomination was seconded by Mr.
J. F. Rhame, of Clarendon.
Mr. J. F. Hart, of York, said we are I
collected together to select those who
are to wear the honors. Honors are!
not always given to those who have
attained the highest, and those who I
know him have watched him in small J
things, and the man who attains great-1
ness in small things amidst n 'lassitudes
is great. 1 am authorized by my dele- j
gation to represent them on this door.!
I nominate Hon. Giles J. Patterson, a 1
man. architect of his own fortune. In
all relations of life, he has always j
borne himself worthily and faithfully.1
Mr. D.U. Duncan, of Spartanburg,!
seconded the nomination.
Mr. (i. W. M. Williams, of Darn well, I
seconded the nomination of Mr. Shep-j
Mr. J. C. Haskell, of Richland moved
that nomination be closed. Carried.
The President appointed as tellers D.
S. Henih rson, J. L. Orr, W. .1. Mont
gomery und -I. 15. Cappelman.
The roll was called ami the votjngj
commenced. The President announced
the result :
FI I IST UAL LOT.
.1. P. Richardson.112'
W. c. Cuker. is
G. .1. Patterson . '?'><>
Ed. McCrady . 21?
W. I). Johnson.25
Whole number of votes east, 'tis:
necessary to u choice 110.
Mr. Patterson's name was with
The President, appointed as tellers :
E. 15. Murray. G. W. Drown. ('. K. Saw
yer and W. I.. Glaze.
si-:coxi) r..\ Li.? ? !'.
.1. P. Richardson. i:!T
.1. P. Sheppard . . Mi
W. C. Coker. . .. buj
W. I >. Johnson. 2U
Ed. McCradv. 15
Necessary to a choice I5U. Mr. John
on's name was withdrawn by Mr.'
Montgomery, lief ore a call could be
nade for a third ballot, the delegates
'ommenced to change their votes. '
1NGEBTJKG, S. C, THt
The scene when the delegates* com
menced changing their votes is beyond
description. The first vote changed
was that of Dr. A. X. Talley, the only
member of the Richland delegation who
voted for Sheppard. In a moment
there was great confusion, members
from all parts of the house rising and
desiring to change their votes. The
President, after difficulty, brought the
convention to order, when the roll of
counties was called, members then
stating their change?some flocking to
Coker, but the majority changing to
Richardson. After gaeat delay, the
President announced the vote as fol
Richardson, 172; Coker, 94;Sheppard,
50; McCradv, 1. Accessary to a choice,
John Peter Richardson was then de
clared the nominee.
On motion of Mr. J. P. Blackwell, of
Edgefield, sec6nded by Mr. ? G. W.
Brown, of Darlington, the nomination
was made unanimous.
" Amid great excitement a motion
was made and withdrawn to adjourn
until 10 a. in. Thursday.
Dr. Talley moved to adjourn until
8.30 a. m.
Mr. \V. B. Kelley, of Ram well, moved
to lay the motion'on the table.
A division was called for and the
motion to lay on the table prevailed.
The Presid&t then announced that
nominations for Lieutenant Governor
were in order.
Mr. Ira B. Jones, of Lancaster, nomi
nated (Jen. W. L. T. Prince. Seconded
by Mr. E. J. Kennedy, of Chesterfield.
Mr. Ilaskell moved that in nomina
ting merely announce the name, no
Mr. Kelly, of Barnwell, moved to lay
on table. Division was called for and
motion was laid on the table.
A motion for half-hour's recess was
Mr. W. T. Brooks nominated Mr. C.
J. C. Hutson. Seconded by Mr. C. E.
Sawyer, of Aiken.
Col. J. L. Orr, of Greenville, nomina
ted Mr. W. Mauldin. Seconded by Mr.
Montgomery, of Marion.
Balloting" was commenced. After
ballot a scene similar to that after
second ballot for Governor was repeat
ed and counties again called. In spite
of this numerous changes were made
after roll call. Col. Prince being virtu
ally out of the race, the delegates sup
porting him divided between Hudson
The President and tellers becoming
confused, on motion of Gen. Hagood
another ballot was offered, but an
nounced the result of the first bollot as
Gen. Prince's name was withdrawn.
Motions to take a recess were drowned
in cries of "ballot! ballot!", Mr. E. B.
Murray, of Anderson, moved that
members -be allowed to change,,.theSS
rotes?f ter ballot. The President ruled
Mr. Murray out of order. Mr. Murray
insisted on his motion. Motion was
made to lay on table, but the President
again called Mr. Murray to order.
Thesecond ballot was proceeded with.
When Chester was called, the chairman
of the delegation arose and asked that
Chester's total vote be cast for Maul
din. The President ruled it out of or
der. The vote was as follows:
On motion of Mr. C. J. C. Hutson the
nomination of Mr. Mauldin was made
Mr. Ilaskell, from Committee on
Resolutions and Platform, said that
the committee had not had time to do
the work assigned them and asked that
the convention adjourn until 9 a. m. to
From all parts of the hall delegates
arose trying to guin the attention of
the Chair. Motion was put amid great
confusion. Calls were made from all
parts of the house. Mr. Ilaskell ob
taining the lloor insisted on his mo
tion. Mr. Buist amended by substitu
ting 10 a. m. for 9 A. M. Carried.
The Convention then adjourned un
til 10 o'clock a. in. Thursday, at which
hour the body was called to order by
(Jen. Hagood. ,
A motion that nominations of the
various candidates be made without
speeches, was adopted.
Nominations were then proceeded
with. Mr. J. A. Hoyt, of Greenville,
nominated Gen. W. W. Humphreys for
Secretary of State.
Mr. J. G. Clinkscales. of Anderson,
seconded the nomination.
Mr. T. Hal. Clark, of Kershaw, nomi
nated Maj. W. Z. Leitner. Seconded
by Mr. Brooks, of Edgefield, Mr. Jack
son, of Chesterfield. Mr. Kagsdale, of
Fairfield, Mr. Hopkins,of Richhuid.
A ballot was held, which resulted as
Numbers of votes ensi 310; necessary
to a choice 159.
Ou motion of Mr. Hoyt. of Green
ville, the nomination of Major Leitner
was made unanimous.
Nominations being in order for
Comptroller General. Mr.Ilaskell nomi
nated W. E. Stoney, of Berkeley.
On motion of Mr. Hcvward,of Green
ville, the President cast the vote of the
convention for W. E. Stoney, he not
Mr. I), s. Henderson, or Aiken. nomi
nated for Attorney General Mr. Charles
Richardson Miles, of Charleston.
Mr. T. M. Gilland, of Williamsimrg,
nominated Mr. J. II. Earle, of Sil inter.
Mr. Kellv. of Barnwell, and Mr. (Jut
land, of Fairfield.swmdcd Mr. Karies
The ballot resulted as follows :
N"umber of votes east. 315: ncccssan
to a choice. 15$..
Mr. Buist. on behull of Charleston,
moved tn make the nomination unani
Mr. L. T. Izlar. ol 'Jarnwell. nomi
nated Col. I. S. ikiinberg. of Barnwell.
for Stale Treasurer. Mr. Orr. of Green
ville, seconded the nominal ion.
Mr. Croft, of Aiken, nominated Coi.
J. 1'. Thomas, of Fairfield; seconded h\
Mr. Rutland, of Fairfield.
Col. Marshall nominated Col. Bichard
rRSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1
Singleton, of Riehland: seconded by
Mr. C. St. G. Sinkler, of Berkeley.
The President announced the ballot
as follows :
Number of votes cast, 314; necessary
to a choice 158.
On motion of Mr. Ilaskell, of Rich
iandj the nomination was made unani
Mr. Brooks, of Edgefield, said: I
place, in nomination for Adjutant and
Inspector General, Carolina's honored
son?a hero of two wars?Gen. A. M.
Mr. Mockbee, of Chester, nominated
Col. I, G. MoKissick, of Union.
A jSpartanburg delegate nominated
Mr. Hugh L. Farley, of Spartanburg.
Seconded bv Mr. Duncan, of Spartan
Mr, Marshall, of Eichland, Mr. Smith,
of Bjbrry, and Mr. Sparkman, of George
town, seconded Gen. Manigault's nomi
The vote on the first ballot, after
numerous changes, was:
Number of votes cast 313; necessary
to a'choice 157.
Mr. McKissick was withdrawn by
I Mr. Thamas, of Union.
I In the midst of cheers for Manigault
i and Farley, the cry of "ballot! ballot!"
The second ballot resulted as follows:
Number of votes cast 118; necessary
to a choice 100.
Amidst excitement, it was moved to
make the nomination unanimous.
Agreed to. '
Gen. Jas. F. Izlar nominated for
Superintendent of Education Col. A.
Coward. Seconded by Mr. Davie, of
Mr. E. A. Childs, of Pickens, nomina
ted Col. Jas. II. Rice, of Union. Second
ed by Mr. Howell. of Colleton.
The ballot resulted as follows :
fNumber of votes cast 114; necessary
a choice 158
On motion of Mr. J. F. Hart, of York,
motion to make the nomination
nanimous was carried.
Notices of time and place of the meet
ings of the Congressional Conventions
were given. Most of them met in the
Convention Hall immediately after ad
Mr.-Ilaskell, from the Committee on
Platform and Resolutions, sent in a
report. He stated that while there
waS.a difference of opinion among
some of the members of the committee,
there would be no minority report, but
that each member would state his
differences on the lloor of the Conven
tunpointed the i'ollow
ffitte?tb notify the suc??lful
calculates of their nomination, and
ask them to address the Convention:
Messrs. 1). S. Henderson, J. L. Orr,
R. C. Barklev, G. W. Rrown and W. R.
At 1.45 P. M. a motion was made to
adjourn until 3 o'clock, which was
On the opening of the Conven
tion, at 3 o'clock Mr. Ilaskell submit
ted the report of the Committee on
Platform and Resolutions.
The platform was taken up for con
sideration, and Capt. F. W. Dawson
said that he observed that the commit
tee, while conforming the instrument
very closely to the platform of 1884,
had omitted the civil service plank,
which was first adopted in 1882 and re
affirmed by the Convention of 1884. He
therefore proposed an amendment
which restored the civil service clause
as it existed in the former platform
and made an earnest argument in its
support. He said that the omission
would be calculated to place the De
mocracy of South Carolina in antago
nism to the policy upon which Mr.
Cleveland had been elected President
of the United States, and he appealed
to the Convention to hesitate before
adopting a course which woidd in
effect be construed as a rebuke to the
national Democratic party and the ad
ministration of President Cleveland.
Messrs. Kelly, of Barn well. Murphy,
of Colleton, and Barber, of Chester,
spoke in favor of the amendment;
while Messrs. Clarke, of Kershaw, Mur
ray, of Anderson, and Ilaskell, of Rich
land, spoke on the other side. A mo
tion to table the amendment was then
lost by a vote of 153 nays to 149 yeas.
The amendment was then adopted.
The following is the platform as
adopted by the convention.
The Democratic party of South Caro
lina in State Convention assembled, re
i affirming their allegiance and devotion
! to the principles of the Democratic
party, declare the following to be the
principles and policy of the Democrat
'. ic party in state and Federal affairs :
First. Wise und just legislation; the
impartial administration of equal laws;
ellieiency with economy in every de
partment of the state government.
Second. Popular education is the bul
wark of free institutions. Liberal sup
port for the public schools for the
Third. The present protective tariff
tuxes the many for !he benefit of the
favored few. The duties on imports
should be decreased. An earlj repeal
of the duly on cotton ties, and the ma
chinery used in the manufacture of
cotton anil wool, ami on tools and agri
cultural implements, will stimulate
manufactures and be a measure of re
lied' to the farm rs of the count ry.
Fourth. The public credit. National
und state, must be maintained.
Fifth. In tho conduct of alfairs in
tlti.- Stale the Democrat?) have been
aetu >ted b\ the desire to promote the
greatest good to the State. Democrat
ic unity is public safely ami private
S'\'h. In the Slate, justice and
ei|ii id;? for ail. to insure harmony and
"oo- will between the races. In the
I ni n no sectionalism in policy or
feeling: an indissoluble union of inde
rue! Ilde states; one I'ag, one country.
Seventh Civil service reform. Ap
SSO. " PKIC
pointments to minor offices under tests
that will indicate the qualifications of
tiie applicant, promotion. by merit, a
fixed tenure of office and no* removals
except for cause.
The nominees of the Convention (ex
cept General Manigault, who was not
in Columbia) were now introduced, and
each made an appropriate speech.
The Committoe on Resolutions to i
whom were referred various resolu-,
tions amending the Constitution as to
the mode of selecting the candidates,
respectfully submits the following re
port. The following amendment, they,
recommend shall be adopted as a sub
stitute forallthe proposed amendments
as referred to them :
Amend Article XII by adding there-vi
to the following : "Each Congressional
District or judicial circuit in this State j
shall be at liberty to adopt the method j
of primary election instead of the con- j
vention plan for nominating candi
dates for Congress or Solicitor, provid- j
edsuch method be determined upon by,
a convention regularly called in the
manner hereinbefore specified, for that
purpose among others. If such method,
be adopted, the convention adopting
the same shall fix the time when, and
prescribe the rules under which, such
election shall be held: Provided, That
such primary election shall be held in
each county composing such district or
circuit: Provided, further, That no
election either for delegates to a con
vention or under the primary plan
shall be hereafter held prior to the first
day of September in every year.
This report elicited no debate and
was agreed to. there being no minority
The Convention, by An overwhelm
ing vote, ref used to lay on the table,
and amendments proposed were then
A batch of adverse reports were then
Colonel Ilaskell, representing a mi
nority of the committee, moved to ta
ble the unfavorable report on the reso
lution favoring a Constitutional Con
vention and to take up the resolution.
After a parliamentary tilt between
Messrs. Ilaskell and Smythe, the mo
tion was lost, and the unfavorable re
port adopted in an oil-hand manner.
There was an unfavorable report on
Mr. Murray's resolution providing for
a general speech-making day for all
candidates for election in the counties,
and prescribing a-canvass of the State
before the meeting of the State Con
vention by all candidates for State
Mr. Murray moved to table the re
port and take up the resolution. lie
argued that the views of candidates
.should be known before not after the
The Convention, however, refused to
?take up the resolution and adopted the
committee's unfavorable report.
The resolution providing for the
noinination.of all State officers, Con
gressmen and Solicitors by primary
was also unfavorably reported, but on
motion of Colonel Orr it was taked up
for consideration and caused quite a
Mr. Henderson moved to table the
The roll was called and the State pri
mary proposition was tabled by the
decisive vote of 174 to (J(J.
This disposed of the reports before
Colonel Orr moved that the Commit
tee on Resolutions be discharged.
A motion was interposed to adjourn
sine die. There was thereupon a great
hubbub, which at last ceased sufficient
ly for Colonel Orr to continue. He
said that he made the motion to bring
out an amendment to the Constitution
providing for representation in Con
vention in proportion to the number
of Democratic votes cast at elections.
Colonel Ilaskell, of Columbia," and
Colonel Croft, of Aiken, opposed the
On a viva voce vote the proposed
amendment was lost by a large majori
ty vote against it.
Colonel Henderson being called to
the chair, Colonel Ilaskell offered the
customarv resolutions of thanks to the
officers of the Convention, which in
this ease at least were thoroughly de
served. They were unanimously
adopted in committee of the whole and
presented by Colonel Henderson to
President Hagood, who upon receiving
"Gentlemen of the Convention : I
thank you for the kindly feelings ex
pressed in your resolutions and con
gratulate you upon the work you have
done. In my opinion it has been wise
and judicious, and will redound to the
i credit of the Democracy of South Caro
; Una. 1 bid you heartily a pleasant re
, turn to your homes."
j The gavel fell and at ii.85 p. in., the
i Convention of lSW ended its labors.
; The following arc the nominations
j For Governor?John 1\ Richardson,
i of( larcndon.
i For Lieutenant Governor?W. L.
' .Mauldin. of Greenville.
I For Attorney General?Joseph II.
? Karle, ol'Sumlcr.
For Secretary ol State?W. Z. Leit
ner. ol Korshaw. ,
Comptroller General -W. K. Stoncy.
Treasurer?I. S. Hamberg, of Rarn
Superintendent of Education?Jas. II.
I'ice. of I 'limn.
Adjutant ami Inspector General
A. M. Maiii'-'aull. of Georgetown.
.\ KeiunrlcaMc Sli>ry.
Mr. ?!. T. Bailey, better known as
Whack Bailey of Augusta, tells a story
about a remarkable occurrence in ihi>
j ( ounty recently, which nettles the qiics
' lion as to which has the hardesl skull, a
negro or a noal. lie -a\s a iicto had
taken lodging for the nigh I in an old
barn, and the goal mining in later, rush
ed upon the negro and commenced lo
pound !''m "i! Ibc bead. The negro
?juieily slep! on au I I he g< ai continued
I his haltering until h< fell dead. The
negro was surprised nexi morning to
liud beside him a dead goat. The negro
suffered no oilier inconvenience than a
j slight headache during tin- day.?Grecn
i wood Tribune.
E ?1.50 PER ANNUM.
FEARFUL FOREST FIRES.
TERRIBLE DEVASTATION IN WISCON
SIN AND MICHIGAN.
Several Town? Destroyed und others in
Imminent Danger?Many Farm House*
llttmcil?Pamlllex Compelled to Move
Into the Field* With their Household
Chicago, August 9.?Late advices
from the section of Wisconsin devastated
by forest lires yesterday place the loss
bv the burning of the village of Spen
cer at near $400,000, instead of-$200,000,
as first reported. There was a large
fire in Marshall's, 150,000 feet of chain
stock at Wcbister's factory being de
stroyed. The town was saved by hard
A dispatch from Nedlsville says:
ilGreat fears are expressed in the city
on account of the extensive forest fires
which are within four Miles of the city
and coming nearer. The Mayor and
council have ordered the fire companies
to be ui readiness at any moment.
Hewittsville, seven miles West of here,
was burned to the ground yesterday.
The loss not been estimated yet, but
will be very great. Delsdam, six miles
South of here, is also in imminent dan
ger. If ram does not fall inside of twen
ty-four hours it is feared this city will
also sutler greatly."
Milwaukee, August 9.?A late dis
patch from Marquett, Michigan, to the
Evening Wisconsin, says the city is in
dauger of destruction by the forest fires,
which make the air densely smoky.
Pendell's slaughter house, iti the city
limits, has been destroyed and the nitro
glycerine works of the Lake Superior
Powder Company are surrounded by
lire. Men arc lighting the (ire with des
j Au opportune change of wind saved
the new city park at Presque Isle yes
' tcrday. The day is oppressively hot and
' the lire lighters are suffering greatly.
At Applcton the lire at midnight de
stroyed the paper mill of Richmond
Bros., causing a loss ofi660.000; insurance
. At Mdlsvillc the lires have been burn
ing in the woods in that vicinity for scv
At Hewittsville, ten miles from Mills
villc, the saw mill, boarding house, and
every building connected therewith was
burned. Farm houses in the neighbor-?
hood were burned and many families
were compelled to move to the fields
with their household gOQds.
Fires are still rasing South, West and
North of Millsville. destroying grain
and farm buildings. Particulars are
difficult to get.
SAWUEL TILDEN DEAD.
Condolence from tiio'l'rusitivut tu the
Family oftthe Tarty Leader.
Vonkebs, Ijp, Y., August 4.?Samuel
,T. Tilden died at Groystono this" morning
at ten minutes before 9 o.clock. He
had been enjoying his usual good health
up to last Saturday evening. While sit
ting on the stoop of his residence after
sundown on that evening he was taken
with a slight chill, which settled on his
stomach and bowels, producing iutlama
tiou, from which he suffered all night.
On Sunday he was slightly better and
was able to ride out. On Sunday even
ing he felt much worse and continued to
grow weaker, but until last night there
were no fears of the consequences. This
morning it became apparent that the
end was near- Dr. Charles E. Simmouds
and Miss Gould, a relative of Tilden,
were at his bedside a few moments be
fore Tilden died. He tried to speak,
but only moved his lips, failing to make
any sound. He passed away quietly
j Washington, August 4.?The Presi
dent has sent the following telegram.
''To Colonel .Samuel J. Tilden, Jr., Grcij
stone, Youkers, X. )'.
*T have this moment learned of the
sudden death of your illustrious relative,
Samuel J. Tilden, and hasten to express
my individual sorrow in an event by
which the SUitc of New York has lost
her most distinguished son and the na
tion one of its wisest and most patriotic
(Signed) ''Gkover Cleveland."
New Yokk, August 4.?As soon as
the news of Tildcn's death was received
! in Yonkers there was a good deal ol ex
1 eilcmcnt over it. Instantly the Hags of
I the city buildings and newspaper ollices
j were displayed at half mast, and expres
sions of res!ret were heard on all sides
j at the death of the eminent statesman,
i It is said he had mil been feeling well
; for several days.
A Maslier Punished.
Last week three or four young mcu
went down from near Cowpens to take
in Chiton. They went through the
factorv, ami one of the crowd, named
Henderson, tried to get up a llirtation
with a young lady in the factory, she
met hi.- advances by hurling a missile
at his head. In a toweruii; tage hu rush
ed upon her i" punish her. but (lieover
seer interfered and had him pul out.
They laid around the town until the
hand- were dismissed when the youug
j reprobates went to the girl's house and
I frightened her mother and sisters by
their vehement violence. The indignant
citizens soon got Ingeihcr and Hogged
them out of town. If the facts areas
we have learned them, ihcy well deserve
I he punishment lhe\ received. It is a
pity thai ?ome lar and feathers were not
ci i dent to adorn the would-be mash
er. -SiKirtauburg Herald.
The New Vor!; star say.-: that the
Democrats .-mould refuse nomination to
every man who vote' against a revision
of the tariff at the hist session of Con
gress. They prevent the Democratic
j majority, from fulfilling the promises
given l?V the party to the voter.; who
made i;rover Cleveland President.
The star publishes the names of the
New York Congressmen who oppose
tariff revision and calls upon the voters
? to see that the) ate leftat home