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Lively State Convention Held in Co
lumbia-Capers Won Out Over
Columbia State. 25th.
In the bitter and very rowdy con
test between the "ins" and the "outs
'in the republican State convention in
Cooper and Taylor hall yesterday,
State Boss John G. Capers won a
complete and sweeping victory over
Maj. E. M. Brayton. The district at
torney explained the violent charges
the latter had brought out against him
in a card published in a Charleston
negro paper to the satisfaction of the
convention and received 102 votes out
of a posible 125 for delegate to the
national- convention, against io votes
for Brayton, who turned up at the
foot of the class on the first ballot and
who was not even chosen an alter
There were nine nominees, includ
ing Maj. Brayton. for the four places
as delegates. The delegates chosen
John G. Capers. E. H. Deas. L. W.
C. Blalock and Dr. W. D. Crum. The
four defeated delegates receiving the
highest vote were named as alternates,
Maj. Brayton being left out.
A remarkable feature of the pro
ceedings is to be found in the narrow
escape from defeat Dr. Crum had.
He had received only 43 votes on the
first ballot, 20 short of a majority and
Capers, Blalock and Deas had gone in
before the Richland delegation was
reached in the voting. At this point
there was an uproar in the conven
tion, but after much yelling and
crowding about the chairman's t.ble
order'was restored after all the other
candidates had withdrawn their
names, and Dr. Crum was named as
the fourth man by acclamation.
The best orators in the convention
were employed to nominate Crum and
second his nomination, and his elec
tion was eloquently urged on the
ground that to leave him off would
be a slap in the face of Roosevelt, who
had opened the door of hope to the
negroes and who had repeatedly ap
pointed Crum to his present position,
in the face of opposition which no
other president had ever been called
upon to face. And Capers, who had
been charged with duplicity toward
Crum. was among the first to vote for
him. This expression from the con
vention in apparent condemantion of
Roosevelt was excused by the presi
dent's apologists with the explanation
that Crum's unpopularity was respon
sible for the small vote he received.
They say that Crum is "stuck up" and
that the negroes have no use for him.
Another strange feature was that
R. R. Tolbert. who Capers had tried
to get appointed in Crum's stead, was
put up to defeat Capers for national
committeeman. Tolbert was defeated
as delegate but was elected as an al
There were three other incidents not
provided for in the program. One
was a fist fight between two preach
ers, wvho were merely visitors in the
convention; another was the arrest
of a delegate ior carrying concealed
weapons and the third was the drop
ping of a revoiver on the floor of the
convention hall by a Charleston dele
The convention was two hours late
in getting to work, the time having
been employed in "log rolling" for po
sition, but as soon as the meeting was
called to order by Deas, chairman of
the executive committee, it wvas seen
thai: the Capers faction had won out.
For Deas, the original opp~onent of
Capers' dictatorship in South Caro
lina. has become reconciled to the dis
trict attorney, and Capers' friends
nominated Deas for chairman of the
convention. There was no opposition
from the other faction.
About 20 per cent. of .the delegates
wvere wvhite men and a majority of
the remainder were mulattoes. One
oft the best orators was E. J. Dick
et-son. a coal black negro.
A delegate said that there wvere
m'ore preacher deliegates thaV had
been2- pram on suchi an occasion in
to vears. Responsible fort this. in his
oplon. was the fact that the preach
ers were better able to meet the ex
pense of coming to the convention.
At the evening session the preach
ers who had the night in the morning
explained their trontbles. apologized.
said they were not delegates and beg
e *,ruivenes. They were exoner
ated by a formal vote.
Chairman Deas issued anunimatumf
that the denciency fo'r hail rent and
expenses be raised. Capt. Capers put
uip Sz-, and most of the candidates $5
ah, Chairman Deas is a wvonder as
a collector. He firmly refused to let
things move until the collection was
A Roosevelt Platform.
Capt. John G. Capers. as chairman
of the committee on platform and res
olutions, presented the resolutions
with a brief speech. The platform as
adopted is an endorsement of Roose
velt and of the republican party.
Another resolution protested against
the manner in which the democratic
party is enforcing the suffrage laws,
which are not only repugnant to the
federal constitution but are enforced
in violation of the laws of South Caro
A separate resolution condemned
the unjust and narrow act of the State
officers who had refused the use of the
hall of the house of representatives.
Resolutions were adopted on the
death of Marcus A. Hanna.
There were two protests against the
alleged disfranchisement of the color
ed voters of the State. It was held
that ioo.ooo republicans were disfran
chised and asking for the republican
party to take the matter up.
'The following are the delegates to
the national convention from the sev
eral congressional districts:
-First-WN. F. Myers, A. P. Prioleau.
Second-E. J. Dickerson. W. S.
Fourth-A. A. Gates. P. S. Suber.
Fifth-W. E. Boykin. - - Atkin
Seventh-A. D. Webster. J. F. En
There have been no elections in the
Third and Sixth districts.
MR. CLEVELAND'S DEMOCRACY
Shown While Hunting as Well as in
the Political Field.
Grover Cleveland makes few social
engagcments in his home town,
Princeton. New Jersey, but rsually
tccepts invitations to go hunting.
if:s readiness in this respect iused
consternation last summer i a cer
tain New lersey farm houQe. The
farmer wa. sending a load of produce
to Princeton by a new hire I man. and
said iok;ng!y. to the latter, as he %%a
,ittlitg - n th- wagon ready to stzrt:
-Say, jO?.:i. just drop in nn my
friend, (r,v.-r Cleveland, when you
get to town, 4n' tell him I wo-ld like
to have him c. ine out here ior a ht r
shooting when be gets time."
John.. not understanding that his
employer had no acquairitance with
the Ex-President and spoke in fun,
said that he would, and he did.
A few days afterward the farmer
received a note saying that Mr.
Cleveland and two friends would be
very glad to visit him on a certain
day to shoot. There was excitement
in the household. .^The farmer felt
a good deal of awe for a man who
had been. President of the United
States and the wvomen of the family
felt more. There was nothing to do,
however, but make the best of the
'situation. The prospective host
polished up his rifle, and his wife and
diner that was toshrdluetaoihrdlue
daughter made preparations for a
Then they awaited with fear and
trebling the coming of the appoint
ed day. Mr. Cleveland and his friends
arrived on an early train, and guided
by the farmer, lost no time in get
ting into the woods. Notwithstand
ing the misgivings of the feminine
members of the household, that din
nr, judging from the way it disap
peared before the onslaughts of the
party from Princeton. was a great
success. When leaving Mr. Cleve
land said that he had spent a most en
"You can't judge a man from what
you have heard of him," said the farm
er afterward. "I had an idea that
Grover Cleveland was an iceberg. I
'uppose he has to be. sometimes. But
he can throw off that manner as easily
as you would get out of y'our over
c at. Just as soon as he climed into
my wvagon a: the dep' t. and laughing
v asked me if I thought 'the springs
eud stand the strain. I forgot that
e had ben P resident iif the United
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