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vnr XvI MANNING', S. C., W15NESDAY, JULY 2 8 N.
EARL ON THE STUMP.
THE JUDGE PITCHES HIS CAMPAIGN
ON A HIGH PL^ANE .
The State Campaiga Meeting Resumed at
Sumter-LItdEZt or No Enthusiisi Main
feted by the Crowt -Sou di al of the Cat
did atea A beent.
SuTMR, July 15.-Tne State cain
pagn meetings were resumed here
last Monday. At 10:10 County Ciair
man R. O. Purdy called the meeting
to order. Tne Rev. N. W. Edmuuds
invoked divine blessing. askiOg that
all things might be dune dece-ntiy and
in order hert' today. Cbairmaa Pur
dy announced that Mr. T. W. Stan
land had authorized him to state that
he had withdrawn from the congress
ional rt, % leaving Air. Stokes and
Mr. Moses to tighL it out. Messrs.
Stokes and Moses, candidates for Con
gress, spoke tirst. These gentlemen
were followed by Judge Earle. After
being introduced the Judge Luade au
"Istand here today,"be said, "where
I have stood many times before, fac
ing a people I have known since child
hood. I see here men who I knew
as boys over there in the academy. I
see here friends of the past; friends
who were with me in '76, in '7;
friends who stood at my back in 1890.
I can say that I am standing among
friends. - 3omne of you differ with me
today. . 2lere and there some po
litical friends of the past are perhaps
.now iny enemies. But this I say:
Friend or foe, you have always know n
where to find me; you always knew
where I stood. No man can say that
I ever threw a rock and hid my nand.
No man need.ever say he had to hit
mein the back ; he had only to stand
to the front.
"Some years ago I had the honor to
run for Governor of South Carolina.
I knew I could not be elected; I knew
I was doomed to defeat, but I' had
meen honored by the people who elect
ed me to. a responsible office. Tnere
were whisperings, charges that there
was something wrong in. the offices of
the- administration of which I formed
a part. I could not meet those charges
except by being a candidate. I had a
right to stand as a candidate for gov
ernor and speak to my people. .What
1 said on the stump won applause
from my opponents. I conducted the
campaign on a high plain, and my
opponent,-who was electea, so stated.
-On his election my position was
that the people had spoken; that the
DmOcrats had rendered their verdict;
that I would accept it, and would not
oppose him. When one of the most
prominent newspapers in South Caro
lina wrot to me as well as others,
asking what I was going to do or ad
ve doig in the lace of the result, I
answered: Stop abuse, cease vitupera
tion, treat all men with ;airness and
do what can be done to bring the peo
pie together. I have no apologies to
make to anyone for anything I said
then - I said what: I telL, wnat 1 be
lieved iu.zny heart. We are gue peo
ple; we are tne Democratic. party.
Thesonstitutonal convention buried
,pfi te- and now, fellow-citizens,
bring a message-from the Piedmn.L
top strife; stop discord; be united."
(:en. Earle alluded toan anonymous
card w~hch hsd appeared in a sumter
pper, as-ing why he withdrew from
a ace for a county offhee in 187t.
-You all kuow the author," he said,
"but I am ready to answer it. If any
man in the crovrd wil stand sponsor
for those quiestions let him appear and
I1 will answer. ' Let him stand up."
There was no siensor. ."Y- ou .all
know where I stand on State politics.
I air. a Democrat; I have not joined
-in vituperation; I have given credit
for what was dune. -
-'There have been rumors and
charges of dishonest transactions in
tis state. Now, I say here to friends
and opponents that I do'not believe
B. R. TjIman is a disnonest man. I
opposed him and have no ap~logies to
mae for it. I have nor~agreca iven
im in all things. I do not agree wiuti
nim inall things; butlIbeieVe he is
Joiest and I dun t. beLieve Tillman
e-ver ar'ole a dollar of dispensary mon
y or bond deal money. If t-ere has
been any stolen, let t-ose who got it
answer !or themselves."
--1 has been said that ajudge shouild
not go upon the stump. 'Taat is an
aristocratic .idea which does not now
hold goodi. IT going upon the stump
mtee-terred with his duues he shouki
not do so, and for that reason I have
een prevented from appearing before
he people of the State as soon as i
wished. But when it does not confhect
with his anty hie should have the
privilege oft doing so in these days
when United 3tates senators, gover
nors and other men holding nmgh of
.ices go on the stump. No orfice is too
igh to aLLow the ntan who flids it to
eet the people face to Iace."
- Judge Earie then boldly sailed out
zapon glittering tinancial sea, speaking
San Iliteresug.manner upOuL a sut
et that is almdset tod. thrieadbar'e to
us handled in p.Ubiie Dy any but mas
rs of it:.
The people knew there was some
thing wrong, and they could espect
itle or no rebet f rou. any State ad
ministration. Candidates b r congress
who had spoken had declared fur 16
to 1, but had neglected to state why
tree coinage at that ratio was right
and would Ce beneticial. The speaner
proceeded to give a historical sketch of
ine use of silver and gold as money or
purhaing medium from the time
Abraham prrchased a burying place
for Sarah with silver to the present
ime. Silver was the money metal
unit boin gcld and silver were used
oy tiuo Romans 4t00 years before
For 500 years before 1873, he s~dd,
the ratio of silver and gold had ranged
romltoto lt' to1. The history of
the demnonetization of silver by the
Laatin union was gone over step by
step-and iL had been done in eacni
case at the demand of the wealthy,
the money power.
Judge Eary declared that the de
monetization of silver in 18'73 was
rightly termed the crime of 73, be
cause silver was a money of the con
stitution. Mr. Webster, the greatest
constitutional lawyer, had said tha~t
congress had no power to demonetize
either silver or gold. But while the
people were working in the shops and
eld,their representatives mn congress
had, criminally or ignorantly or both,
- In England the history of demuonet
ization of silver had beenit that after a
period of 20 ye art the land owuers had
neen reduced to only S per ceut. of the
tree holders in 1819.
Silver bullion, said J udge Earle,
would buy as much now as in ever
old;- it falls in value as other com
odies lall, aud will coutiuue to do
SIP SO long as it is a commodity.
The speaker predicte-d that if the
!!id poliey wa-s succesful in 10 years
the farners iI thIN Sectiio would not
own their laud., whose value had al
ready been deterioiated one half.
Therefore he had said, and he said il
again, that he approved of what Till
Wan was tryime to do in cougrels, be
cause he was tihting, for the m:0;ses.
Many people said there would be a
pauie if the poiey of the silver meu
was carri--d out. He belieqed there
would b-- Tht-re would be a devil of
a tiue for a while, but was it not bet
ter to iighten the c-rd about their
nevks by a sudden je.rk, suayi it and
set the free with but a bruised ,Lin,
thau toallow it to be slowly tightened
autil they wertv choked to death.
They maust stand for silver and gold
stand for Brysau of Nebraska and Se
wall of Maine. They were not de
manding anything new. They simply
-Ased to be put btck where they were
frow 1.37 to 1zsr:: -a period of Lros
perity. Dethrone the money kings.
take their hands from the throats vf
the people and enact la ws, not that the
rich man may become richer, not that
the poor man may get what does not
belou to hitw, but that braiu and
brawn may get that which it honestly
Gea. Earle advocated the income
tsx. Uf the 7u,000,0Uu people in the
United States 30,000 own more than
one half of the property in the coun
try. This was gotten by unjust laws;
laws fostering trusts and monopolies.
Let these 30,O pay a tax in propor
tion to the protection they receive. It
is a menace when a half dozen men in
New York can tuake cottou go up and
down. Laws' should be passed to give
the greatest good to the greatest numx
ber. That was the desigu of tie
founders of the government.
The judge said he did not charge
dishonesty of purpose against Fresi
dent Cleveland, and be he great as
may be, his administration had been
the worst of any President, so far as
the effects of his policies on. SoL; h
Carolina was concerned. Under his
administration property values had
been steadily decreasing.
At the conclusion of Gen. Earle's
speech there was a liberal amount of
cheering, considering the undemon
strative character of the crowd.
Judge Earle was followed by Dan
can, Whitman, Harrison, Richbourg,
W ts, May tield and Robinson. Gov.
EV ns, Maj. McSweeney and sotne
other candidates were absent.
The campaign meeting at Camden
yesterday was lit as a flaunder.
Messrs. D. E. Finley and T. J. Strait,
canaidates for Congress were the first
speakers They were followed by the
candidates for State otfices as follows:
Richboarg, Robinsou. Mayfield and
McSweeney. Gov. Evans was una
A.TORNEY UENERAL BARBER.
. Attorney General Barber made his
second appearance in the campaign and
caught tae crowd from the start by
stating that he had no opposition, and
he was glad of it, and telling some
apropos jokes. This has been oue of
tre tairest races ever held in South
Carolina, although there has been
some whining and wheezing about
shutting out czandidates. Fur nimself
he didn't mind if some of these fellows
did come out against him, but their
object was to make a still hunt and
come in at the last moment. He de
nied that there was any ring so far as
he is concerned. He was here to sy
that he stood ready to meet the slan
ders and slurs cast against the Reform
movement. He was prepared to prove
they. were false. (Cheers.)
As to tue Dispensary law he held
that it was the best whiskey la w ever
placed on the statute boors. It was
tending towards what prohibitionists
wanted. -If a law had not been prop
erly enforced in some respects that was
no reason why the law itself should
be condemned. According to statis
tics drunkenness had decreased in
Soudi Carolina 57 per cent.; cases of
dru.alkenness before mayori' courts
na-I decreased 66 per cent., and ine
consnowption of liquor 47 per cent.
He denied nai, the Dispensary. was a
monopoly. It w'as simply the State
taking up the business in trust for the
people. He held tnat considering the
treatment the constables had received,
they were the most considerate set of
otlicers ever seen on earth. Tney
avoided difficulties, but enforced the
law. Otherwim they would have
been unworthy of their ,:ommissions.
lie closed by askingthe people of Ker
shaw t'o endorse his record in his light
against Federal judicial usurpation of
authority in trying to prevent the
holding of the Constitutional Conven
Mr. Dancan opened his speech ty
wading ino national issues. He eu
logzed Tillmau, saying that since
that vvondertul speech of his in the
senate, the people of the United States
ad resolved tnemselves into twej fac
tons -Tillman and anti-Tillman. Pla
pers in this State were criticisingr Till
man for his course in the Cniicagc
convenuon. ie'- was no politician;
ne had gone straight on and smoothea
out the rough places, while others had
sailed in smnoothly. Triliman kne w
there was nio chance for a President to
be nominated from any State South of
Mason and Dixon's line. Mr. Duncan
said that he trusted he would hereafter
not be handicapped by the absence oh
candidates, whom be could not strike
in their absence. There were ques
tons in the minds of many which he
wanted answered, but he could not
bring them out till the man came here
to reply. As to General Earle, he
said tne man who stands between two
factions would not get the support of
one nor the respect of the otaer. If
he was a Conservative, come out and
fight like a man; if a Reformer, say so.
Don't stay on the fence. The man
who is not a party man does not de
serve success at tue hands of parties.
It was not fair for a man to join the
race at the quarter hole and ran outat
the w ire. General Earle said he was
a main of peace. So, was he, but ,Jhe
spurned tuai. pe-ace- which would pre
vent a man who seeing a wrong would
not at once try to correr-t it
At the conclusion of Mr. D~uncan'.s
sneech a half dL/.en mimez c-alled- Itur
General Earle was greeted with.
quite a hearty cheer. lie told a jokt
which produced a laughl at Mr. lieu
ca's ex pense. General Earle said the
appearance of Mr. Barber here today
reminded hitu of the position he had
een in. lie had been attorney gen
eral of Soutn Carolina and the honesti
of otlicials serving in the administra
tion with him had been impugned.
He had taken the stump six years agc
to defend that administration. It was
his right to do so, and he used his bes1
eneries As he went through thez
3LSt-t the as-rt one cry roustautly
groww louder and louder The cry
was2 "lurrah for Tillwan I" Tilimuau
hbd treeen uutuinated and he paid hiwu
a handsotae compli:niut. He -tid of
W: "fie is aU houi0tt.r. LtaU and I wish
he w"a ou tuy ticket fvo attorney gen
eral. T luan Ltd treated him fairly
anl he-. treated hiaw TairlV. Tilliiau
had said he had the right to oppue
bii ror governor and tiat he had cou
ducted his caaipaigu ou a high plane
1u answrr .tu a question frota The
News aud (ourier at tu whIt te ad
vi-,ed, le had told them to stop abu-w,
lay aside Uitteruess, and give TimLau
credit for the gcood he had done. de
urged now that bitterie:: would Cease
and thAt the whole people wurk for
tWe welfare uf Lte Ltate.
1T44.letter t Ine Ne swi &aad Courier,
said General Eacie, lad t4oPsL niuL the
district attorneyship Of Soutb Caroli
ua. Ulieeland had promised him the
ottice, but Conservative::, who had
becu his frieuds, tad goue behind and
undoue himu. Anottxer mau had been
appointed, a Worthy, honest, eapable
*u, but the loss 0t the Ufice was his
puiishtueut by those who vere uarrow
G eueral Erie then Went iu0 . the fl
uauvial questiou, aud, iu the lituited
Limhe allowed. uade a c7ear statemieut
of the ease. fie said he knew he had
friends in the crowd aud would get
inwr votes. (Cheers )
Mr. Whtuttaan said that it the people
expeted to hnU A better Reformer thau
himsell thiey would have t.) burn the
Woods and sifL.the asties. Bur. tie pro
ceeded to arraigu tWe so called R,
-forUere who had gotten control uf .Lie
mioveuent. He nad beenL prodding
these 1ellows witb his pitchiurk. try
Iug Lu get thul to keep tneir promises
but tUey would not. Wnen Whitman
criticised Tilman there were cries of
-:Liurrah for TiLlniau..
Col. ReSweeney, for lieutenant gov
eruor, was liberally applauded. tie
said tie riform party was nut pursu
ing a Leariu dowu policy. Its princi
pIe was to b ild up and improve. They
did nob wisn to pul drwn any educa
Lional institutions. in the constitu
tiopal convention Mr. Julian. Mitenell
of Cuariestou had cowmended Senator
'illtwan for hut work for educAitio4 in
bryaujoiug to Ohio.
TotrD3, Onio,- July 16.- The Bee
says todayt if Williat J. Bryaa rias
Lis way Qhiu will be the storm center
og the ensuang~c~gnpaigr. Th- Demo
cra~iti e-adidate promises to stuLp
.tais! state anId to deliver at least one
addreas in Toledo. Mr. Bryan is de
sirous'of having a joint debate on the
currency queston with ex-Gov. Me
Kinley and he will 4et Mr. McKinley
-select. te ime.and place. Among the
callers upon the distiungished nomi
uen justaf tfer the nomnuation was Pe
ter U. DdgnAu, of this city, alternate
-Can. We hope to see you in OnIo
during the camps.igu, Mr. Bryan " he
'Tou certaiuly can," was the
prouIpt .Xeply. "I expect to twake a
iuwL~re t speeches in Unio beLween
uow and electiot.."
--WL.uinvade the home of Mclu
--, know Mr. McKinley very well,"
reiurned Mr. Bryan, "and esteem him
very highly as a man. We were to
getuer in Congreis and worked togeth
er in the Ways and Means CotniMittee.
tie is an exce lent gen~tlemau and
thorouguly honest in all lie says and
''lf you come to Ohio you may hap
pea to meet him," was suggesteal.
'- would .not ask anytning better
than to meet Mr. Mc~inley in joint
debate," said Mr. Bryan, his eyes gtn
dling, "rignt in his own State and at
The conversation was continued ii.
an informal way for some time and
Mr. Bryan seve:raI times referred to
nie desire to meet Mr. M'eKtaley,
lnhumnan MEother Jlanga..
LoUIsvILLE, July 16.-A special to
the Courier-JournaL from Pikeville,
Ky., says that 'news reached there yes
terday irom Cobuirn, Va., to the effect
that. Aary Snodgrass was hanged at
that place last a riday for the murder
of her child.
. Tne hnodgrase womanr was a disrep
utable character and was compelled to
leave Pigeville on. unat account. due
went to Cooura where her child was
cared :or by niegr'oes unti it was about
a month old. Then it was turned over
to its mother. One did not want it
and tried to gel rid of tne-hild in va
rious ways. Tne county judge told
her thatesne wonid have to provide for
it and stie took it to her home.
. One night about midnight some peo
ple-living close by hetrdl the little one
screcdmiiog. Black smoke 'was seen
issuing from tthe elniney and the door
was burst in to ascertain the trouble.
Tu cnild nlad been placed ta. the flre
and tne mottner was nolding it in place
iu ttie tlaines witn a long iron poKer.
It was bur'ned alinou to asnes.-. The
in.iumiani uotther was arrested aend
p).gced iue jatii. i''e infuiriated people
e' aneted to ?ynch nei', but tne pronmise
ofl speedy justice ca used them to allo w
'i iae to tage its course. Unle was
tried and couvicted uf murder in the
Ers degree. Lue parents ot the wo
matn hve.e in this counly. Onhe was
muarned, to a worthiless man waeni sne
was about 16 y ears old and soondsepa
rated l.auus nun. duec was about 2N
years oid. '
J A CISoN ytiL:h, J uly 14 -The State
Letuocratic !i~ccutive Conimittee met
here today ansd organized for the cam
paign. Resolutions were passed en
dorsing the Chicago platform and
Bryan. A majority of the committee
la been supposed to favor the gold
standard, 'but since the party has
spoken they have fallen into line.
The nominatiou 'of Bryan and the
platform adopted have caused great
enthusiasta .thruughout the State.
Rousing ratitication nieetings have
been held at Lake City, Williston,
Leesburg and other points. A big rat
itication meeting will soon be held at
Their Praiyer. Answerud.
BaL1'IMoRE,July 15. -Mrs. Elizabeth
Sietnaker and Mrs. Lucretia W oolford,
sisters, aged 65 and 6;3 years, respect
ively, who had lived together alt their
liseand who last Sunday prayed that
they migwht die together, were burned
to depth last neight. Their husbands
died y eis ago.
LosiDds. July 15. The Atlantic
Transportation Co~mpany's stdiflsh ip
Mobile, Capt. Liylana,for New Y ork,
collided with the British steamer
Storm King, bound for Baltimore, at
Giravesend today. Both vessels are
A SPICY MEETIN(.
A LIVELY LI f TLE WAR OF WORDS; BE
TWEEN fHE CANDIDATFS.
Judge Earie Azoki Same Questions. Which
are Anwored by Governur Eiau-- Both
et % i.ittie Warm Though A ppArenLly
.A.,A-re., . ., Ju ly 16. - For the
tirst time since the campaign opeued
there was some life in the debate- here
today, and the indications are that
other things besides the dry free silver
issue, upon which nearly all agree,
will be made prominent in the speech
es. Mr. Duncan made his usual bond
sipeech, adding one or two ue w points,
and it was noticeable that he is mi
proving in debate very much. How
ever, there was very little :pirit in the
crowd during his speech.
The chief incide. of the day was a
series of questions provounided by
J udge Earle to Governor EvaeN, as to
how many meetings the State Board
of Control had in 1895. Governor
Evans admitted practic.dly that none
had been, though he said thele was
little use for them as all iuembers
were agreed as to policy. Judge Earlo
interrogated him about cancelling
dispensary insurance and giving it to
his brother at a higher rate Governor
Evans most positively and indignant
ly denied that he had ever done such a
tuing or knew that it had been done.
te retorted on Judge Eire that he
knew he (Governor Evaus did not
know it and Judge Earle 3aid he did
not, but while not responsible Ior the
questions which were given to him he
was certain that Governor Evaus's an
swers would te replied to. Governor
Evans replied that he would hold
Judge Earle responsible for both qies
tions and answers, and the latter re
plied very forcibly that he was re
sponsible for anything he said now or
Governor Evans said he was too,
and during this colloquy the crowd
pressed close around the stand to hear
every word. Judge Earle had a good
many friends in the audience who
cheeied him, but unquestionably the
larger part of them were with Uover
nor Evans as was shown by their Vol
uminous yells for him.
Judge karle said privately that the
questions he propounded was te
loundation for some future reuiaras
he would make. There were about
400 people present. The caudidates
and representatives of the press were
most hospitably entertained by the
citizens and the Lancaster meeting
will long be a red letter day in their
Judge Earle was the firsa speaker
introduced, there being several (alls
for him. After giving his reasons -for
stumping the State in 1890, which are
the same as he stated at the Camden
meeting. Judge Earle then toon up
the tinancial question. As to the cry
of overproduction, he said it was nou
sense. So long as there was one rag
ged woman in the world tuere was de
mand for more cotton, so long as there
was one hungry man there was need
of more wheat. If all the wheat uiade
was divided thei'e would not be a hal
barrel to each inhabitant; nor if all
the cotton was made into cloth there
would no, be enough to go around.
It was not overproduction, but under
consutaption, - and ther-e wa-s under
consumption because there was not
enough money to pay for thle pro
He dwelt upoa the history of coin
age and theh showed how the weight
or the sdlver dollar had been maintain
ed a 446 grains, while the amount of
goldi in a dollar had been reduced.
Was it right and just, after the United
States had incurred a debt based on
the gold and silver standard to have
to pay that debt on a basis of a gold
standard; was it just to make that dis
crimination against the debtor: The
United States has the right to tix the
sy stem of weignts and measures. Sup
pose a man was to give his note today
ror 150 bushels of corn to be paid next
year, and in the meantime congress
should change the measure of a bushel
to one-third more, and that when he
went to pay his note the creditor de
manded one-tird more corn.. Would
that be honesti And yet thie govern
ment had done that identical tning as
to silver. G-en. Earle strongly lavor
ed the income tax, and spoke at
length upon the iniquities of the tar
iff, if lre( silver carried the day we
wotuld hav~e a hard time ofeit for a
while, but it was better to endure that
for a short time and so get free from
the halter that was about our necks.
Let us lay aside dissensions amony'
purselvea; let us stand together as one
people for the good of South Carolina,
worging together and with one pu
pose. We are all Democrats and
should sted togetner as one people.
Mr. J. T. Dunean said the rejoiced
to see tne two great patrties arrayed
openly in the light on great issue.
Heretolore it had been a cowardly
contest. dle maintained that Tillman
had done more for silver than any
other m.1an in the United s'tates. Mr.
Duncan referred to the history of tne
Reform movement: how 1'ulman had
led it on to success wnen in other
States tne movement went to pieces.
Now, T1illman had made the isnue in
congress, he had stirred the people
and made all men take sides. Mr.
Duncan claimed, with modesty for
for the great leader, by saying Lie was
greater than a President; he made
Presidents. Tue national committee
nad given him the honor of blazing
the way to victory. tie had done so
and those who had dotne so had sailed
into victory. As to Judge Earle, lie
had no quarrel with him, but a man
who was not. a par-ty man need not
expect suppiort Irom any par-ty. lie
had him to defeat and he could do it
like a gentleman. As to his oilier
competitor he would speak without
prejudice or passion. Lie would speak
to honest men and would stand by
them. He had see-n Ben Tillnuan who
had declared he was hands-off in this
race; when he convinced the Reforui
ers of that fact then Evans' chance-s in
this race would indeed be slim.
He repeated his question as to
whether, when Evans had gotten
Rhind the appointment of agent to
refund the debt, he, Evans, espected
toimake any thingout of it.. He want
ed him to say wuether or not he had
expected to inake anything out of the
ond transaction.- Evans would get
up and cry, "Prove it,prove it," when
he would not even deny it. lie ob
jeted to being misquoted on the stand
in order that the crowd might be made
to laugh and turned from the point.
If Evans did deny having an agree
ment with Rhind, he would nave
somthing more to sav.
Goverior Evaus, who wa- seated be
hind the speakers' staud, was heard
to say, soLto voce, that some minu
were "natural born liars." This
samused, some of the wooihat boys
about him, who by quiet laughing ex
pre ;sed apwproval of his ewvelleneyls
EvNau had done some boastug, said
Daun an. about this bond business. and
now ht- was probably sorry he had
talhed so much, but he would not dare
deny that in the very receut past he
had tried to per::uade a friend be was
mLitaLe-u a% to an icpression he had
about a Atatermernt Evans. made to him
an regarid to his coinnection with the
bond: of Rhind.
Evans 'Who i the man
.:VaUn -That i's a lie. I never said
any su- thing to him.
L-me.sat- That is his only defense.
"-Tha : he," is all he can say. I say
no bra % man would take advantage
of a nIIa'z on the stand like that, par
ticulailv when he is protected by paid
meo, here to do hi:: bidding. Menu
hired t Mio around with hiui to pro
tect Ii 'wardly Donies. (.hout s and
This reference to paid neu was di
reeted to the preseuce of lDetective
Newbold, who has followed the cam
paign fruin the begiuning. There
have been one or two other hangers
on, but they are not known to have
the job of protecting UGovernor Evans.
Tne truth, said Duncan, was hard to
take souetimes, and when he told it,
Evans tried to. blow ink over him.
"See hiLa come with the !ie again,"
said he. In COarleston, inL 184, But
ler had charged Erans and TIulan
with having a taiger in the b )ad pie.
At Walterboro, the next day, rillman
swore no Lau in Iouth Carolina had
gotten one cent. Evans had not told
him of h caunection with Rhind
Ile dont dare deny that.
Evas -I do deuy it; Tilbnaii will,
Duncan- -Do you dare charge Sena
ator Tiliman with knowing your guilt
and trying to bide it.
Evans-No, I doi.'t say I was guilty;
- Duncan -You don't. dare say Till
Man would try to hide any man's
As to the dispensary the l:av was all
A \o.ee -1The whiskey is not,
Duneain -No, but don'. hold the law
responsible for the bad management.
That's what f want to talk to you
about. After the Darlington riot, said
Duncan,'all the insurance on dispen
sari!s were cancelled. Mr. Seibels, an
insurance agent. went to Governor
Tillman -2ad offered to insure all the
dispensaries. iovernor Tillman told
him to do so. Seibehl went to. New
York, made arrangements with all his
companies and placedall the iusurance.
"Tnis man," pointing to Governor
Evans, "took it a gay from him when
ne got to be governor and gave it all
to his brother." GovernorEvans will
tell you L am a clerk in the State houe
and that I havea brother in the. S'tate's
employ. 1,. I. Tillman appointed
Evaus- -Did you not ask me to ap
Duncan-No, for I advised him not
to take the jub. -
Evans- You- have a short memory
about some things.
Evaus, said Duncan, had singled
out three railroads in South Carolina
to attack in his annual. message. He
shook the Southern i'oad severely to
please the boys. Just after that his
brother, George, a lawyer in Edgefield
came through Columbia on his way to
Wasnington to get emplofd by the
Southern road-. He returned from
W'ashington in the private car of the
genera counsel of the road.
Evans says he' was watching some
one in the dispensary closely, yet he
only called one meeting of the board
of control in 12 months. Tnat was a
fine way to keep watch. As to the
bonding of dispensers, he reasserted
that atter the new -board had taken
charge, blank forms of the company
represented by the governor's brother.
had been enclp' diiofficial commru
nications. Tiae premiums from this
amounted to~ about $,000.
G avernor'Evans was received witbh
a few hand claps. He was glad, he
said,to see General Earle here. He was
a dignified gentleman, a judge who
had but just laid aside tn~e ermine.
Governor Evans was tired of going
around this State shooting at carrion
crows and sparrows. He had- been
endor sed at Hampton. They said he
was not guilty of any wrong. He
could noL put brains in numpskull's
head so he could understand. He had
not made Duncan and was nat respon.
sible for him. God. Almighty made
him and he sometimes wondered why
he had. -He had decided to pay no
further-attention to him and unless he
was asked questions he would make
no answer L~O the cnarges. He--had
letters from friends all over the Sitate
tmling him to pay no attention toDn
can. It was not possiole to sausfy his
enenies, and Duncan was his enemy.
He had slept in his room at Manning.
and he now reabma~d that he might
have had a cold dagger plunged in nis
heart. Why did tni~s man keep on
in this way.
Duncan --I have a-.edqg untions and
you have not answered them. Did
you have an understanding with Rlhind
to get a fee before you recommended
him to Governor T'illman for appoint
Evans -I can't give you brains to
understand. You must take niy an
swers as I give themi. (Uhcers .r You
can't preach yourself ini the United
States senate oy abusing me to these
boys. You must show you have abil
ity and not only say "This man is not
worthy and lien Tillmain is the great
est man that ever lived." tie was not
his brothers' keeper, said the governor.
One was, a lawyer in Edgefield and
had a righlt to cuoose his clients, and
the other was an insurance agent in
columbia who had the right to get in
surance whert. he could.
lyuncan-Did you not give him the
insurance on the dispensary intCol m
Evans -No; if lie got it, Minon
gave it to him.
Giovernor Evans then made refer
enee to the tamous dispensary bill,
about the drawing of which there has
been so much discussion.
Duncan said: "Gov'ernor, I propose
to face you with (Gen. Barber to prove
there was a bill aigreed upon by you,
but which was not dratwn."
E vans --liar oer won't say it.
Here J udge Earle as ked leave to
propound a lew questions.
"As chairman of the ;.tate board of
control, how many nieetingsi did you
call in 1895 !
Governor Evans could not remem
ber. He did not know.
Earle- -Was it not your duty to eall
Evans--No. not unless there was
something to do.
Governor Evans did not know any
thing about cancelling of insurance of
State buildings lie had not done it,
nor giien the insaranee to his broth
er. He did not know how ruany
agents had insurance ou state proper
ty when he Weut in, nor how nmany
had it now.
Eirle-What purpose did you have
in asking the preseut eterk of the state
board of control for the prvies the
board was paying for whiskey
Evans-Because I heard they were
paying too much and I wanted to lind
out about it.
Earle--Did you not cancel the in
surance at 1 3-4 percent. on the Au
derson dispensary and give it to your
brother at 2 per cent?
Evas-1 did not.
Governor Evans said he had not
calle-d the board together in 1-95, be
cause Ncrton, Tompkins and himself
had agreed on a policy aud he was
left to carry it out.
Voices in the crowd called on Evans
to give them a chance to vote on tae
dispensary next fall.
"All right," he said "I'll do it."
Governor Evans felt contident of
beating both these fellows. It Was
two to one, and he almost wished it
was iG to 1. Why had Judge E irle
asked him these questions, Wnat
was the object of them?
Earle-Because, if It was true that
you had done these thinvs, you were
not tit to be governor. (C3heersi
Evan:: -But you kno w they are not
Earle'-I know nothing nf the kind,
sir; I know nothing about you. I
asked the questions; they are not uine.
but were handed to me. I am respon
sible for asking them. The person
who handed them to me assures ine
he can prove what.they itup[y. 1Ie
wili be responsible for their auswer.
(Cries of Earle! Earle!)
Evans-I will hold you respasible
for the questions and the answer!
Earle-i am always responsible, sir,
for anything I do. (Cheers.)
Gov. Evans was on the platform
shaking his finger and gesticulating
vehemently, while Gen. Earle was on
the ground, gesturing with lii.- uplift
ed arm. It was by odds the most iii
terestin moment of the campaign.
Gov. Eans said he brought the peo
ple tidings, but he did not take time
to tell them, coming back to the case
in point and saying he knew this.peo
ple were not going to put men in
chargll now who had been against
them in 1990. Judge Eirle was a
good man, and, he believed, a good
judge. He had been made one by Re.
formers, but he had not been witu the
people in their demands six years ago.
He says he is not Conservative or Re
former. He stands between, then he
must be half alligator, half horsem:'.
Eaile- say I am a Democrat and
an honest man.
Evans- -Yes, there are Deiourats
Earle And there are Reformers and
Gov. Evans-said Judge Earle was
swinging on Tillman's coattails.
Judge Earle arose quickly and ad
vanced to the stand, addressing Uav.
Evans, who kept on talking, turning
his back to-Earle.
"I can't let that pass," said tne
Judge, in a, low tone. He again called
to tae governor, who asked the judge
not to interrupt him so of te ni, be could
speak after wards. (Cries of "Earle.")
Judge Earle-Y'ou know, sir, I nev
er swung to Gov. Tillman or any oth
er man. Wben you 'say oth~erwise
you do yourself an injustice.
Gov. Evans went on to say the peo
pie were not going to put men in office
who had been fighting the alliance.
They were not going to t-.rn out the
old veteran and wounded soldier at
this stage of the fighting. "You a're
not going to repudiate men who have
been fighting for you." He wasgoing
to beat both these men, he said, as
badly as Titiman had beat Earle in
THE OTH1ER SPEAKERS.
The Senatorial aspirants were fol
lowed by Whitman and Harrison, can
didates for Governor, who put in their
pleas. .These gentlemen werd followed
ty Major Mc~3weeney, who seems to
have a walk oveg for Lueitenant Gover
nor. Attorney, General Barber fol
lowed Major Mc0-weeney, and was fol
lowed in turn by Messes.
Watts and Richbourg, candi
dates for Adjutant and In
spector General, Watts spoke of the
militia with pride, referring to the im
provement be had made init in draft
ing the enlistment law. He went'-on
to say he was making this campaign
on merit. He had a right'to criticise
his opponent as to his poli;:ical autions
but would never stoop so low as to go
into personalities, and no Confederate
soldier or gentleman would stoop to the
la w plane liis opponent had.
He referred tu Gen. Earie as bow
ing to the will ci the majority when
dereated by Tillman, but Gen. Rlich
bourg had run against Gen.- Farley,
the nominee of tt.e Democratic party.
He did not mean toecriticise any man's
politic-al opinion, so - long as he was
honest, but he has changed his poli
ties three times in the last six years,
and God only knew what step he
would take next, but according' to a
gentleman in S3uiter- he would " go
to the Lily Whites next." As to hi-s
next step, however, be would have
nothing to say.
Glen. Richbou-rg made his usual
speech, at the conculsion of whichl he
said that as Glen. Watts had gone into
the miire lie would have to follow him.
He would ask Glen. Watts to say whe
ther or not he had not at the Grand
Central hotel, during fair- week, gam
bled and lost all his monef ; whether
he had not demanded that the winner
return it to him, and on the man's re
fusal, gone into the street, got a police
man and force-d the nun to give up
Gen. Watts replied that the ans wer
required strong -language. lHe would
say tbat any muan who made such a
statement was an infernal liar, and
the truth was not in him. --
Gen. R-ichbourg said he did not
make the charges, but he would prove
Glen. Rich bourg went on to say he
regarded the otfice of adjutant general
asa high one-one thatshould be filled.
with dignity and sobriety. That of11
cer' is at the head of the South Carolina
soldiery--a soldiery that has al ways
won glory in war and should not be
disgraced in peace by a drunkein and
"My young competitor wants oflice,
of course he does. lHe is the hardest -
to wean from the public crib I ever
saw, but his public acts on more thant
LCOONTINUED ON P-AGE 5'oUE1
M ISS TlI!AIAN S 1EATiI.
LIGH TNIN' FEARFUL WOJRK RE
MOVi. A WOM.ANLY WOMAN
The Ii est Chil Id of Sewittor Tillmau-n. WhVnIle
Out Hor-1ebarui Ithlig -it itrev-i 't N. C.,
- is Iustantly hillet Vilh Her Ewvo-rt.
%' I, ,S. ( , JlIyv 17.-- -Svin
pathy d'eep and :sincere of (All I( !olumbia
was; felt fto the btreaved family of
.enator Tillmiau yeterdav, when the
few brief Line e were read tellino-of the
tragie death of hi. elde.t diughter, the
pride of his hoisehold. Inquiries were
heard on all sides from t hose anyious
to know more of the details. but noth
ing could b learned until the train
bearing the body re'hed this ity last
- 0pie time before t: e train wa., due
nULfbers of frieun bev'Lu to arrive at
the uaion depA. auion, wiion were
.A::.Laut Attor.-iy Geuneral Tow useud,
CoL. W. V. Bruce. Col. Mixson,
Frank Tompkins, Chris Atkinsou,
Fitz Norton, (leneral Watts, Gover
nor v ,ai and scores of others, who
cane Out despite the pouring rain to
pay their list tribute to this popular
and well knowa young- womn-n, who
was a shining example of all that is
Accomnpatnying the bAoy were Mr.
"P. C. McNeely, genetral agent of the
Headersonville aud iBrevard railroad.
aud Messes U.. G+iunter, private se.
retary to Gavernor E qaus, and T. W.
BiAuch. a uncle of Nfiss Tilluan, the
LLtLer two having gone to meet the body
at -pa-tauburg. Mr. McNeely was in
ttleparty when Miss Tillman was Iiled
and was the only eye witness of the
Mr. Ii. F. A-ldicks, Jr., MI-s; Nettie
Addicks, %Iiss Addie Til!mviu, Miss
Mae O'Bryan of Allendale, S. C.. Miss
Li.:-ie Binghau of Salisbury, N. C.,
Miss Annie Warren of Iftadrsonville,
the Rev. Robert A. Lee of Yorkrille,
Mr. M. D. Cooper of Brevard, with
Mr. McNeely, composed the party
from which death was to snatche- twav
Mr. McNeely said: "It was 10 a.
m. on Wednesday when we left Hen
dersonville for Brevard, which place
Was reached at 11::j o'clock. By 1'):3u
all of the persons I have named were
mounted and on the way to ascend
Rich mountain, which is six miles
from Brevard. When three-quarters
Of a mile from the top of the mutntaia
we were overtaken 4y a thunderstorm.
The Trescout house was a fe w hundred
yards-away and all harried there to
grt out of the rain."
"Miss Tillman, Mr. Lee and I stop
ped, however, in order for Miss Till
man and myself to change horses, as
her.s was afraid of the thunder. By
the time the change was made, the
rain began to fall and all three of us
took shelter under .ome chestnut
bushes, but about -10 feet away was a
large oak tree.
.'Miss Tillman and Mr. L-e still re
mained on horseback, the former with
an upraised umbrella, while 1, 20 feet
away, was standing on the ground. It
was whIile ti, wai.i.g .hat a otf
lightning struck the tree and continu
ing, instantly killed Miss Tillman, M,.
Lee and their horses. The shock was
so severe that my horse was knocked
down, but I only had my finger burn
ed slightly. This was at 3::30 o'clock.
"In a few seconds I was by the side
of the two fallen people. Not a ius
cle of either moved, their death was
instantaneous. There was no mark
left, by the lightning to show its fear
ful work. - " wagon from Mr. Mc
Creery, a farmer living near by, was
procured and the bodies tenderly
moved to the Trescott house, where
Mr. Carroll and the Misses PlIeasants,
another hoirseback party, gave all the
"The home going was sa-i indeed.
T wo of our party were still in death,
and we that remained rodo silently
along. ''lr. was about 11:30 that night
before Brevard was reached. From
here a telegram was sent to Senator
This is the story as related by Mr.
McNeely, who was the only one to
wianess the double tragedy. At 1
o'clock' yesterday the body of Miss
Tillman reached Hendersonville and
was sent on to Columbia. Only a very
plain wooden coffin cotuld be procured
there, but when Columbia was reached,
Mr. Berry had a handsome metallic
cask-et, covered with white cloth, in
readiness in the ladies' waiting room
of the depot. Across it was a silver
plate beautifully engraved with the
name of the young lady, and after it
the words, "Died July 15, 1896."
Ct'rtains were put over the windows
to ..h out the gaze of the curious,
and the body, by several ladies and
gentlemen,.was moved from one cof
fin to the other. The several hundred
persons, gathered aroand the outside
door and dither kept silent or convers
ed in 1ow tones. When all was in
readiness, i~ne door was opened and
the casket, enclosed in a box, -was put
abjard the s;pecial train which stood
in waiting. Quiite a number of lovely
floral tribums had either been sent or
brought downi, and but for the territic
rain storm there would have been
In the pa:;-.uger coach of the special
were Giovernor' Evans, his mother.
Miss Mary Evans, 13. 1R. Tillman, Jr.,
Miss Lon Tuiman, bota-of whom had
been away fromi~ home, the former at
Olemson college and the latter at Ab
beville; Mr. J1. W. Bunch and wife,
U. X. Guunter, Gen. John Gary W\attsi
and a few other..
The trai'n left soon after 10 o'clock.
Tis morning many of the State olli
:ials will go over to Trenton to attend
the funeral. Tne inter ment ' will be
made in 11igh View, the Tiiman fami
ly ourying-ground, at noon today.
Miss Tilinman was just 20 years old.
EIer lire diff'ered not from that of
;cor'es of other young ladies. She had
~raduated a:. Winthrop college and
Ifollins institute and was ready t~o go
ato society. It was the initenition of
ier famil y that she should make her
lebut into Washmugton society neCxL
damter where, by her brightness and
Jeauty, she would have wvon manny
rientis. It is a severe blow to her
amily and expressions of s.ympathy
tre heard fromi eve'ryone.
'There is rather a strik ing coQincid
mece in connectioni with the death of
il-iss Tillmna i. She was the daughter of
t United States Senator and was carried
2omie ina spe-cial tr'ain over the Char .
.Otte, '.'lumibia and Augusta railroad.
l'iie Iar-t funeral train which was run
>ver' this road was when M1iss Elise'
duthe ', the daughter of Senator M. C.
du ,was taken home. 'These two
,oung ladits were both daughters of
nite.t States senators, ooth died in
he mnountains, and both were carried
o thy-:'homes in Edgelield coanty
we the :ameranini'd.-State
THF REV. MR. LEE.
Tue following special was received
by The State from Yorkville about the
Ht. Robert A. Lee:
dtmmuL July 1.-The Mr. Lee
referred to in The State today as being
killed yesterday at Brevard, N. C.,
is kw-Zv. I. A. Le. rector of the Epis
copal ebur(er in York-ville. The news
of his sudden death has cast a gloom
over the whole town. He was a very
promising young man, and had
strengthened the church here. He
was almost idolized by his congrega
tion and was popular with other de
nominations, as he was a Christian
first and an Episcopalian afterwards.
His parents live at Dae West, S. C.
His remains will be buried tomorrow
at the family burying ground in Ab
beville. Mr. G. W. S. Hart, Mr. W.
F. Marshail, Dr. R. A. Bratton and
Mr. aud Mrs. W. B. Moore, members
of his'congregation, left here tonight
for Abbeville. The St. Agnes Guild
and Ladies' Auviliary sent beautiful
tloral offerings. Much sympathy is
e':pressed also for Senator Tillman in
BRYAN AND MONOPOLIES.
Refused to Be Counsel for a Corparation
at S10,000 a Vear-His Partner Talks.
LiNCoLN, Ne5., July 16.-W. J.
Bryan's law partner and personal
friend, A. R". Talbot, one of the pro
minent Republicans of the State and a
candidate for the State senate, enter
tains a high opinion of Bryan person
ally, but he does not hesitate to con
demn his political views. He said:
"Bryan is to be admired for every
thing except his politics, and I know
he is honest in his politics. He and I
were classmates in the Union law col
lege in Chicago. We entered the col
lege the same day, in 1881. and we
were graduated in June, 1883. Will
went to Jacksonville to engage in the
practice of law and I came to Lincoln
immediately. I didn't see him again
"All the time he was in the law
college Will gave a great deal of con
sideration and z:udy to gjestions of
government. he.read up thoroughly
on coustitutional law, and was early
impressed with the idea that the people
were being unduly burdened by mo
nopolies. fle maintain even then
that the menace of the country was
the encroachment of wealth on the
rights of the common people, and he
thought there was serious trouble
ahead for the country. I can recall
one debate in which he participated in
his college days. The subject was the
duty of a representative in the legisla
ture or congress--whether he should
be guided by his own views or by those
of his constituents.
"Bryan isan upright, conscientious,
Christian man. I have never knowa
a finer character. I am positive that
he went into politics with no selfish
motives. He is thoroughly convinced
that the country is beset with condi
tions that call for the highest patriot
ism, and he regards it his duty to help
right what he says are the wrongs of
the people. I could give you many
instances of his disinterestedness.
Two years ago a man frim New York
sat in Bryan's office trying to &et him
to deli Ier 5; lectures at $06 a lecture.
Bryan was poor then, as he is poor
now, and I urged him to ascept the
ofler, but he would hardly listen to
the man. He said he would not speak
for money. He was not in politics
for himself, but for the people, and
he did not expect t -.nake anything
himself. ie didn't sign the contract.
When he was in d!rgress he was of
fered $t0,000 a year to become the
counsel of a large corporation, but he
told the officers he would not act as
their attorney for the entire profits of
the concern. He has been repeatedly
urged to make his home in a Demo
cratic State, with the assurance that
he would be elected to the United
States senate and kept there the rest
of nis life, but he said he preferred to
remain in Lincoln, and he will con
tinue to keep his residence in this city.
'Phe Peabody scholarship.
South Carolina has three vacant
scholarships at the Peabody Normal
college at Nashville, Tenn. The sup
erintendent of edlucation has received
notice that the examinations to fill
them must be held July21 and 22. In
the senate chamber of the State house
all applicants will be examined on
these two days:
A Peabody scholarship ie worth $100
a year and the student's railroad fare
from his home to Nashville and return
by the most direct route, and is good
for t wo years. The college year con
sists of eight months, beginning on
the first Wednesday in October and
elosing on the last Wednesday in May,
and scholarship students receive from
the president of the college $25 on the
last days of October, December. Feb
ruary and April.
.The qualifications for becoming a
3ompetitor for a scholarship are as fol
lows: The applicant must not be less
than 17 years of age, nor more than 30;
:?f irreproachable moral character; in
good health ; with no physical defects,
eccentricities,- or habits which would
ni erfere with success in teaching; and..
nust make a pledge of intent to teach
~or at least t wo years af ter graduation.
When a choice must be made be
ween a young man and a young wo
sian whose examination papers are of
equal merit, the young man should be
>referred. Thh. is not intended to dis
:riminiate against young women as
unch, but it is thought that young men.
dill be rpore likely to continue the
ocation of teaching.
The minimum literary qualifications
-equired of all students matriculating
or a degree are as follows:
English studies-English grammar,
anghsh composition. The books pre
crioed for examinatioh in 1896; are
shakespeare's Merchant of Venice,
smerson's American Scholar. .For
897 those prescribed are Ir vings Tales
>f a Traveler, G3eorge Eliot's Silas Ma
1er, Scott's Woodstock.
United States history, geography
w, comiplrte; 3. Elementary Algebra,
o)mplete; :3. Geometry, two nooks
Latin- Beginner's Latin book; Col
ar's Gate to (desar, or equivalents.
This State now has 12 scholarships
n trie Normal college,' but after July,
897, the number will be increased to
All applicants are asked to call at
he otlice of the superintendent of edu
ion at 9 :a. mn. the first day of the ex
A Prophecy Half Fulilled.
R ALEla H, N. C., July 15.-T wo
'ears ago William J. Bryan delivered
commencement address at the S1 -
ormal and Industrial Schools .or
irls here. Mis-s Ger'trude M. Bagby
mas class prophet and said Bryan
mould be the next Democratic nominee
or Preident and would be elected.