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AN ORDINARY WOMAN.
HANNAH WAS SIMPLY AN OLD FASH
IONED CHRISTIAN MOTHER.
Yet Dr. Tainiage Say Her Industry, Her
Inteigence and Her Christian Devotion
Refaned Her For Heaven.
WASHNGTON, July 19 -This radical
discourse will no doubt have its prac
tical result in many homesteads
1hroughout Christendom. The
was I Samuel ii, 19, "Moreover 1iis
mother made hi-i a little coat and
brought it to him "omn year to year
when she came up with her husband
to offer the yearly sacritice."
The stories of Deborah and Abigail
are very apt to discourage a woman's
soul. She says within herself, "It is
impossible that I ever acbieve any
such grandeur of character, and I
don't mean to try," as though a child
should refuse to play the eight notes
because he cannot execute a "William
Tell." This Hannah of the text dif
fers from the persons I just named.
She was an ordinary woman, with or
dinary intellectual capacity, placed
in ordinary circumstances, and yet by
extraordinary piety standing out be
fore all the ages to come the model
Christian mother. Hannah was the
wife of Elkanah, who was a person
very much lilre herself-unromantic
and plain, never having fought a bat
tle or been the subject of a marvelous
escape. Neither of them would have
been called a genius. Just what you
and I might be, that was Elkanah and
Hannah. The brightest time in all
the history of that family was the
birth of Samuel. Although no star
ran along the heavens pointing down
to his birthplace, I think the angels of
God stooped at the coming of so won
derful a- prophet. As Samuel had
been given in answer to prayer. El
kanah and all his family, save Han
nah, started up to Shiloh to offer sac
rifices of thanksgiving. The craale
where the child slept was altar enough
for Hanna4's grateful heart, but when
the boy was old enough she took him
to Shiloh and took three bullocks and
an ephah of flour and a bottle of wine
and made offering of sacrifce unto
the Lord, and there, according to a
8vious vow, she left him, for there
was to stay all the days of his life
and minister in the sanctuary.
Years rolled on, and every year
Hannah made with her own hand a
garment for Samuel and took it over
to him. The lad would have got
along well without that garment, for
I suppose he was well clad by the
minitry of the temple, but Hannah
could not be contented unless she was
all the time doing something for her
darling boy. "Moreover his mother
made hima little coat and brought it
to him from year to year when she
came up with her husband to offer the
Han-nsh stands before you, then, to
day, in the first place, as an industri
ous mother. There was no need that
she work. Elkanah, her husband,
was far from poor. He belonged to a
distinguished family, for the Bible
tells us that he was the son of Jero
ham, the son of Elihu, the sun of To
hu, the son of Zuph. "Who were
they?" you say. I do not know, but
they were distinguished people, no
doubt, or their names would not have
beenmentioned. Hannah might have
seated herself in her family, and, with
folded arms and disheveled hair read
novels, from year to year, if there had
been any to read. But when I see her
mairing that garment and taking it
over to Samuel, I know she is indus
trious from principle as well as from
pleasure. God would not have a
mother become a drudge or a slave;
he would have her emp16y all the helps
possible in this day in the rearing of
her children. -But Hannah ought
never tobe ashamed to befound mak
ig a coat for Samuel. Most mothers
need nocounselin this direction. The
wrinkles on their brow, the pallor on
their cheek, the thimble mark on their
finger, attest that they are faithful in
their maternal duties. The bloom
and the brightness and the vivacity of
girlhood have given place to the
grander dignity and usefulness and
industry of motherhood. But there is
a heathenish idea getting abroad in
some of the families of Americans.
There are mothers who banish them
selves from the home circle. For
three-fourths of their maternal duties
they prove themselves incompetent.
They are ignorant of what their chil
dren wear, and what their children
eat, and what their children read.
They intrust to irresponsible persons
these young immortals and allow them
to be under innluences which may
'rpl their bodies, or taint their
pitor spoil their manners, or de
stroy thi souls. From the awkward
cut of Samuel's coat you know his
mother Hannah did not make it.
Out from under flaming chande
liers, and off from imported carpets,
and down the granite stairs there is
coming a great crowd of children in
this day untrained, saucy, incompe
tent for all the practical duties of life,
ready to be caught in the first whirl
of crime and sensuality. Indolent
and unfaithful mothers will make in
dolent and unfaithful children. You
annot expect neatness and order in
any house where the daughters see
nothing but slatternliness and upside
downativeness in their parents. Let
Hannah be idle, and most certainly
Sameiwill grow up idle. Who are
the industrious men in all our occu
pain. and professions? Who are
thymanaging the merchandise of the
wolbuilding the wall, tinning the
roofs, weaving the carpets, making
the laws, governina the nations, mak
ingtheearthto quae and heave and
roar and rattle with the tread of gigan
gec enterprises? Who are they? For
the most part they descended from in
dustrious mothers, who in the old
homestead used to spin their own yarn
and weave their own carpets and plait
their own doormats and flag their
own chairs and do their own work.
The stalwart men and the influential
women of this day, 99 out of 100 of
them, came from such an illustrious
ancestry of hard knuckles and home
spun. And who are these people in
society-light as froth, blown ever
whither of temptation and fashion
the peddlers of Iilthy stories, the danc
ing jacks of political parties, the scum
of society, the tavern lounging, store
infesting, the men of low wink and
filthy chuckle and brass breastpin and
rotten associationts? For the most
patthey came from mothers idle and
d -gutig, the scandal mongers of
society, going from house to house at
tending to everybody's business but
their own, believing in witches and
ghosts, and horsesliees to keep the
devil out of the churn, and by a god
less life setting their children on the
very verge of hell. The mothers of
Samuel Johnson, and of Alfred the
Great, and of Isaac Newton,and of St.
Augustine, and of Richard Cecil, and
of President Edwards, for the most
part were industrious, hardworking
mothers. Now, while I congratulate
all Christian mothers uponx the wealth
and the modern science which may
afford them all kinds of help, let me
say that every mootber ought to be
observant of her children's walk, her
children's behaviour, her children's
food, her children's books, her chil
dren's companionships. However
much help Hannah may have, I think~
sh ough eery year at least make
one em.1nt f r 6i. The Lord
have aur l on tl- tua1 who is so un
fortunats a-; t' h.ve a l-axy mother.
Again, lannah stands before you
today as an intelligent mother. Fror
the way in which she talked in this
chapter and fron the way she min
aged this boy you know she was intel
ligent. There are no persmni in a
community who need to be s) wise
and well informed as mothers. Oh,
this work of culturing children for
this world and the next! This child
is timid, and it must be roused up and
pushed out into activities. This child
is forward, and he must be held back
and tamed down into modesty and
Doliteness. IRe ards for one, panish
men-; for another. Thit which will
make George will ruin Jhn. The
rod is necessary la one case, while a
frawn )[ displea-zre is mor thanl
enough in aiother. Whipping and a
dark closet d> not exhaust all the
rauuds of d mestic discipline. There
have been children who have grown
up and goae to Iory without ever
having had their ears boxed. Oh,
how much care and intelligence are
nee ssary in the rearing of children.
Bat in this day, when there are so
many books on this subject, n parent
is excusable in being ignorant of the
best mode of bringing up a child. If
parents knew more of dietetics, there
would not be so many dyspeptic
stomachs and weak nerves and inact
ive livers among children. If parents
knew more o physiology, there would
not be so many curved spines and
cramned chests and inflamed throats
and diseased lungs as there are among
children. If parents knew more of
art, and were in sympathy with all
that is beautiful, there would not be
so many children c aming out in the
world with boorish proclivities. If
parents knew more of Christ and pran
ticed more of his religion,there would
not be so many little feet already
starting. on the wrong road, and all
around us voices of riot and blasphe
my would not come up with sucn ec
stasy of infernal triumph. The eag
lets in the eyrie have no advantage
over the eaglet; of 1,000 years ago;
the kids have no superior way of
climbing up the rocks than the old
goats taught them hundreds of years
ago; the whelps know no more now
than did the whelps of ages ago-they
are taught no more by the lions of the
desert, out it is a shame that in this
day, when there are so many oppor
tunities of improving overselves in the
best manner of culturing children,
that so often there is no more ad
vancement in this respect than there
has been among the kids and the eag
lets and the whelps.
Again, Hannah stands before you
today as a Christian mother. From
her prayers, and from the way she
consecrated her boy to Goi, I know
she was good. A mother may have
the finest cultuee, the most brilliant,
surroundings, but she is not fit for her
duties unless she be a Christian moth
er. There may be well read libraries
in the house, and exquisite music in
the parlor, and the canvas of the best
artist adorning the walls, and the
wardrobe be crowded with tasteful
apparel, and the children be wonder
fal for their attainments and make the
house ring with laughter and inno
cent mirth, but there is something
woefully lacking in that house if it be
not also the resident of a Christian
mother. I bless God that there are
not many prayerless mothers. The
weight of responsibility is so great
that they feel the need of a divne
hand to help, and a divine voice to
comfort, and a divine heart to sympa
thize. Thousands of mothers have
been led into the kingdom of God by
the hands of their little children.
There are hundreds of mothers today
who would not have been Christians
had it not been for the prattle of their
little ones. Standing some day in the
nursery, they bethought themselves:
"This child God has given me to raise
for eternity. What is my influence
upon it? Not being a Christian my
self, how can I ever expect him to be
come a Christian. Lord, help me!
Oh, are there anxious mothers who
know nothing of the infinite help of
religion? Then I commend to you
Hannah, the pious mother of Samuel.
Do not think it is absolutely impossi
ble that your children come up inii
quitous. Out of just such fair brows
and bright eyes and soft hands and
innocent hearts crime gets its victims
-extirpating purity from the heart,
and rubbing out the smoothness from
the brow, and quenching the luster
of the eye, and shriveling up and
poisoning and putrefying and scath
ing and scalding and blasting and
burning with shame and woe.
Every child is a bundle of tremen
dous possibilities, and whether that
child shall come forth in life, its
heart attuned to the eternal harmo
nies, and after a lire of usefulness on
earth go to a life of joy in heaven, or
whetLer across it shall jar eternal dis
cords, and after a life of wrongdoing
on earth it shall go to a home of im
penetrable darkness and an abyss of
immeasurable plunge, is being decided
by nursery song and Sabbath lesson
and evening prayer and walk and
ride and look and frown and smile.
Oh, how many children in glory,
crowding all the battlements and lift
ing a millhon voiced hosana
brought to God through Christian
parentage. One hundred and twenty
clergymen were together, and they
were telling their experience and their
ancestry, and of the 120 clergymen,
how many of them do you suppose
assigned as the means of their conver
sion the influence of a Christian
mother? One hundred out of the
hundred and twenty. PhiliD Dodd
ridge was brought to God by the
Scrnture lesson on the Dutchtile of
the 'chimney fireplace. The mother
thinks she is only rocking a child,
but at the same time she may be rock
ing the destiny of empires, rocking
the rate of nations, rocking the glo
ries of heaven. The same 2;naternal
power that may lift a child up may
press a child down. A daughter came
to a worldly mother and said she was
anxious about her sins and she had
been praying all night. The mother
said: "Oh, stop praying. I don't be
lieve in praying. Get over all those
religious notions and I'll give you a
dress that will cost $500, and you may
wear it next week to that party." The
daughter took the dress, and she mov
ed in the gay circle, the gayest of all
the gay that night, and sure enough,
all religious impressions were gone
and she stopped praying. A few
months after she came to die, and in
her closing moments said, "Mother, I
wish you would bring me that dress
cost $500." The mother thought it was
a very strange request, but she
brought it to please the dying child.
"Now," said the daughter, "mother,
hang that dress on the foot of my
bed." And the dress was hung there
on the foot of the bed. Then the dy
ing girl got up on one elbow and look
ed at her mother and then pointed to
the dress and said, "Mother, that dress
is the price of my soullI" Oh, what a
momentous thing it is to be a mother.
Again and lastly, Hannah stands
before you today the rewarded moth
er. For all the coats she made for
Samuel, for all the prayers she ot~er
ed for him, for the discipline she ex
erted over him, she got abundant com
pesation in the piety and the useful
ness and the popularity of her son
Samuel, and that is true in all ages.
Ever-y mother gets full pay for all the
pnyer a nA tars in bharlf of her
children. That man useful in cOrm
mercial life, that man prominent in
the profession, that master mechanic,
why every sten he takes in life has an
echo of gladness in the old heart that
long ago taught him to be a Christiaa
and heroic and earnest. The story of
w'hat you have done or what you have
wr:tten, of the influence you have ex
erted, has gone back to the old home
stead, for there is some one always
ready to carry good tidings, and that
story makes the needle in the old
mother's tremulous hand fly quicker
and the dail in the father's hand come
down upon the barn floor with a more
vigorius thump. Parants love to hear
good news from their children. D>
you send them good news always?
Look out for thE young min who
speaks of his father as the "governor"
the "squire" or the "old chap." Look
out for the young wonan who calls
her mother her "maternal ancestor"
or the "old woman." 'The eye that
mocketh at his father and refuseth to
obey his mother the ravens of the val
ley shall pick it out, and the young
eagles shall eat it." God grant that
all these parents may have the great
satisfactioa of seeing their children
grow up Christians. Bat, oh, the
pang of that mother who, after a life
of street gadding and gossip retailing
hanging on her children the frippa
ries and follies of this warld, sees
those children tossed out on the sea of
life lice foam on the wave or nonen
tities in a world where only brawny
and stalwart character can stand the
shock. Bat blessed *U- the mother who
loots upon her children as sons and
daughters of the Lord Almighty. Oh,
the satisfaction of Hannah in seeing
Samuel serving at the altar, of Mother
Eunice in seeing her Timothy learned
in the Scriptures. That is the mother's
recompense--to see children coming
up useful in the world, reclaiming the
lost, healing the sick, pitying the ig
norant, earnest and useful in every
sphere. That throws a new light bick
on the old family Bible whenever she
reads it, and that will be ointment to
soothe the aching limbs of decrepitude
light up the closing hours of fife's day
with the glories of an autumnal sua
There she sits, the old Christian
mother, ripe for heaven. Her eyesight
is almost gone, but the splendors of
the celestial city kindle up her vision.
The gray light of heaven's morn has
struck through the gray locks which
are folded back over the wrinkled
temples. She stoops very much now
under the burden of care she used to
carry for her children. She sits at
home today too old to find her way to
the house of God, but while she sits
there all the past comes back, and the
children that 40 years ago trooped
around her armchair with their little
griefs and joys and sorrows, those
children are all gone now-some
caught up into a better realm, where
they shall never die, and others out in
the broad world attesting the excel
lency of a Christian mother's discip
line. Her last days are full of peace,
and calmer and sweeter will her spirit
become until the gates of life shall lift
and let the worn out pilgrim into eter
nal springtide and youth, where the
limbs never ache, and the eyes never
grow dim, and the staff of the exhaus
ted and decrepit pilgrim shall become
the palm of the immortal athlete.
JU.)GE EARLE ANSWERS CERTAIN
QUESTIONS PROPOUNDED HIM.
Editor Konlock, of the Darlington News,
and Colonel Dargau, Et-Editor of the
sumtr Freeman, Completely Demolish
ed to the Amasemerat of the Crowd.
OA'rs Cnoss ROADs, S. O, July 2i3.
--The largest meeting of the campaign
was held for Darlington County at
this place today. The speaking of the
different candidates was about as us
ual, until Judge Earle's turn came. It
seems that Editor Kollock, of the Dar
lington News, a Conservative paper,
and Col Dargan one of the worst Till
man haters in the State, had conspired
to trap Judge Earle by asking him cer
tain questions. As to how they suc
ceed will be seen from the following:
At this point, Mr. Kollock, editor of
the Darlington News, handed up a
series of questions, which had been
propounded to Judge Earle in his paper
the Darlington News.
Judge Earle: "What are these?"
Mr. Kollock: "Some questions we
would like you to answer."
Judge Earle: "Who inspired themi"
Mr. Kollock: I am resposnsible for
them they appeared as an editorial in
Judge Earle: "Who gave you the
Mr. Kollock: "The gentleman is ov
er here," pointing in tne direction of a
buggy on which Col. J. J. Dargan
Judge Earle (with indescribable
scorn) "Oh 1 I thought so."
Judge Earle stated, however, that he
would answer any question, and pro
ceeded to read and answer them seri
atim, as follows:
"Why did you, Joseph H. Earle,
withdraw from the Democratic legisla
tive ticket in Sumter, in 1876, at the
darkest hour of the Hampton cam
That recalls a matter of which I am
proud. In those dark days when
man stood together. I helped to free
Sumter from Radical rule.
A convention was held in Sumter,
and Mr. Epperson came out as an inde
pendent candidate. I addressed a let
ter to the people and asked tnem to
take my name off the ticket and put
Mr. Epperson's on for the sake of har
mony. After that I worked for
Hampton as hard as any man in the
"Did you believe then as now in
what you call the rule of the majority?'
"Yes, I have always believed in the
rule of the majority."
"Did you not, in the gallery of the
House of Representatives, when the
Sumter Earle delegation was turned
out of the convention, advocate, in a
speech to those around you, a bolt and
a ticket in opposition to Tillman?"
"[ say when the Sumter delegation
was turned out of the convention I saw
it was wrong. I said, however, it will
come back on you. I was provoked
and said many things. The Tillman
movement had a large majority, and
Sumter should have had her delega
tion seated. When asked to run as
an independent the next day I refused.
I did not support the Haskell move
Mr. Dargan, still standing on the
buggy, kept trying to ask Judge Earle
certain questions, but the latter ex
"I ha'.e no questions to answer, ex
cept these. I know you."
Mr. Dargan: I know you, too, Judge.
arle: "Any man who attempts to
s3tir up the negroes of the State against
the white people, I'll have nothing to
do with." (Cheers, loud and long.)
Mr. Dargan wasi standing on a bug
gy and tried to say something, but
Jdge Eark- paid no attention to him
and. went on with his speech, referring
to his endorsement of Tiilman after
his nomination as G~over-nor.
'-Why did you consent to run
against Richardson in 1868 as Till
man's man, after- you had denounced
Tilman in Sumter for false charges
againsst the administr-ation of which
"I am gIad tn queztion has been
asked. That period is a part of ray his
tory, of which 1 am proud. Richard
son had canvassed the State. Two
weeks before the convention he siid
to me he had a letter, and from the
reading of the contents, he said to me:
"You are the man I have to fear."
"I told him to dismiss the idea. I
would not run. I was Attorney Gen
eral and had no reason to expect to
run for Governor. I wanted an en
dorsement as Attorney General, but
doclined to go to Columbia to work
for it. That night I received a tele
gram from Mr. Wannamaker, of Or
angeburg, leader of the farmers move
ment. asking me to become a candi
date for Governor. I replied that un
der the circumstances I could not ac
cept. I saw Dr. Bates in Columbia
next day, and he congratulated me,
sayiug: "We are going to run you
for Governor." I told him the circum
stances and again said I could not ac
cept. Mr. James and Mr. Thomas
came as committee next day from
the farmers and urged me to run, and
I told theni my personal honor and
duty would compel me to decline, as I
had proaiised Governor Richardson
not to run. I didn't know the farmers
wanted mue for Governor, and an hon
orable man could not run, having
promised Richardson not to run. If I
opposed him it would look like I was
false. Nothwithstanding I had t ienty
votes over Richardson and was a:nbi
tious, I felt that I would not be true
to myself if I accepted the nomination.
In spite of what L said, I found that
my name would be proposed. I said
to Philip Gilliard if my name is pre
seated I could not run. Notwith
standing this, my name was presented,
and I sent to my brother, Dr. Earle,
to say I could not accept. Who
would say a man should accept office
at the sacrifice of his personal honor?
He asked Mr. Kollock that question,
and the latter replied that no i n
"Who brought you out in 1890 af
ter "21" conference had brought out
Bratton as a candidate against Till
"Who was the twenty-one cnfer
ence? Twenty-one men who arrogat
ed to themselves to elect a man Gov
ernor. They had a perfect right to
meet. I came out afterwards because
I was not subject to the order of the
t wentv-one conference."
"Will you be kind enough to tell
the people how General Bratton was
treated in your own county, Sumter,
when he was running with you mak
ing common cause against Tillman
and your committee was in charge of
all arrangements for the campaign
"I hope and believe he was treated
kindly. I had the greatest respect for
him. If the committee did not treat
him with, I know nothing about it."
Mr. Kollock: "Didn't you ride up
in a carriage driven by four horses?"
Judge Earle: "I was not responsi
ble for that, if my friends ot a car
riage for me. I have been out with
Tillman not only when he rode, but
his carriage was pulled by his admir
ers whil2 I had to walk." (Laughter.)
"Are you willing to say now, as you
often said in 1890 on the stump, that
the k:hell manifesto, which Tillman
himself wrote, begins and ends with a
lie and is a lie from beginning to end'?
If you have changed your mind about
this manifesto will you kindly tell
the people upon what ground and
what newly discovered facts have
brought such a wonderful change of
view in so short a time?"
"Yes, so far as corruption in office
is concerned. He did not charge the
officers personally with dishonesty."
Mr. Kollock: "Has he retracted
Judge Earle: "He has said on the
stump again and again that he charg
ed no personal corruption."
I discussed charges against State
officers and I said they were lies.
Tillman has frequently said of my
administration that it was honest and
But some times we find men so
bound up by prejudice and envy that
they can not be kept down. IHe hop
ed that as we came nearer together we
could be more like brothers.
Mr. Kollock: "We are not making
any b'g fight on you Judge, but are
just having a little fun."
"Judge Earle: "I know why it is.
It is not because you love Tillman
more, but Earle less. (Cheers and
cries "That's right.")
Mr. Dargan kept on trying to inter
rupt Judge Earle but the latter paid no
attention to him. At last Mr. Dargan
said he only wanted abount teu min
Judge Earle: "I have n ,thing to
do with you and nothing to do with
this meeting." (Cheers.)
Mr. Kollock published some more
questions on the same order in this
morning's News and handed them
along with the other. Judge Earle,
overlooked them an Mr. Kollock called'
his attention to the fact but added that
he thought it hardly necessary for
him to answer them. Judge Earle ex
pressed a willingness to answer them
but the crowd yelled that they had
enough and didn't want to hear any
, Mr. Dargan on his buggy wanted
ten minutes time, but the crowd
wouldn't hear to it and beguan to yell
for Earle. Mr. Kollock and Col.
Dargan made an amusing if not piti
ful spectacle of themselves and were
so badly demolished that they let
the Judge alone.-Register.
[CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE .J
ing business. It was decided that the
next meeting of the State Alliance be
held in Columbia on the fourth Wed
nesday in July, 1897. Columbia was
chosen on account of being in the cen
tral portion of the State and because
it is more economical for the members
to gather here than anywhere else in
Luddeu & Bates are Your M en.
If you want to buy a fine piano di
rect from factory, and without paying
middlemen's protits, write the well
known Southern Music House of Lud
den & Bates, Savannah, Ga., about it.
They are your men. They manufac
ture the new Ludden & Bates piano.
They own an interest in the great
Mathushek Piano, sold by thenm for
twenty-five years past. They control
almost the entire output of the facto
ry and have just opened large whole
sale warerooms in New Yorir City.
They sell from factory direct to pur
chasers and save purchasers all inter
mediate pr-ofits. They are your men.
Read their latest advertisement in tnis
issue and write them either at Savan
nah, Ga..- or New York City.
Doed't Deny it.
CLEVELAtND, U., July 23.-lu an in
tereview today Mr-. Md. A. Hanna says
he will pay no attention to the charg
es made that he is using money at the
Populist conventiion to prevent the
indorsement of Bryan. "The people
who say these things are beneath my
notice," <:ay Mr-. H anna.
I.ight in Nei w ugland.
PRVIDENCE, R. I., July 22. The
Rhode Island Democratic State comn
mitteee met here today and by a vote
of 15 to 3 endorsed the nomination of
Bryan and Sewall and the Democratic
pl2tform adopted at C'hi-Arm
BIC NEWS PROM NEW YORk
SILV~R SENTIMENT SWEEPING THE
INTERIOR OF THAT STATE.
Democratic County Chairmen Report that
the Free C.'inago lssue Is Helplug the
Party Rather Than Hurting It-Interest
The World telegraphed to the chair
man of each Democratic county com
mitic in the State yesterday the fol
Do Democrats in your county ap
prove the Chicago platform and can
Is there any sentiment in favor of a
sound money Democratic candidate?
If the election were held today what,
in your judgment. would be the per
ientaze of loss to the Democratic vote
on the sound money issue?
The questions have been answered
It would be exceediugly strange if a
large proportion of the Democrats of
the county did not approve of the plat
form and candidates of the party to
which they have been loyal so long.
In my opinion fully one-half of the
Democrats of this county believe that
the party in convention assembled can
make no mistake, and therefore the
platform adopted at Chicago must be
That which should cause the great
est surprise is the fact that fully one
fourth of the Democrats of this and
other counties are already in open re
volt against the ticket and platform
adopted at Chicago, ana this before an
intelligent discussion of the issues has
The position of the party in this
county is is about as follows: Fifty
per cent. would vote the ticket unless
further enlightened; 25 per cent. are
in doubt, and 2.5 per cent. are in open
r."volL. J. W. Hinklev,
Chairman Democratic State Commit
tee, Chairman Duchess County Com
The Democrats of Rockland county
favor the nomination of Bryan and
Sewall. There is no sentiment in fa
vor of a third ticket, nor in ravor of
bolting the regular nominations.
If the election were held tomorrow
the percentage of loss or gain to the
Democratic vote on account of the fi
naricial issue could not be estimated,
as we lose some votes, while the gains
seem to be about the same.
Frank P. Demarest.
Chairman Rockland County Commit
The Democrats of Monroe county
are divided in sentiment on the ques
tion of approving the Chicago plat
form --in what portion it is difficnlt to
say at present. However, no senti
ment has developed in favor of a third
candidate. It is -altogether probable
that the Democrats who bolt the tick -
et will vote for McKinley.
There is a strong sentiment among
the farmers, both Republicans and
Democrats, in favor of free silver. If
the election were held today the loss to
the ticket of sound money men would
be more than made up by the Repub
lican friends of silver
George P. Clocum.
Chairman Monroe County Committee.
To your first question, yes.
The Democrats of New York stand
on the sound money platform adopted
I do not know what would be ihe
percentage of loss on the the sound
money issue if the election were held
tomorrow. James D. Bell,
Chairman Kings County Committee.
Prior to the Chicago convention
there was a strong sentiment in favor
of a gold standard and a little of it re
mains, but at present most of the Dem
ocrats in Steuben county will support
There is no agitation for another
ticket. It is impossible to determine
what the percentage of loss will be to
the Democratic vote. It will be more
than compensated by the gain from
Republicans. James R. Kingsley.
Chairman Steuben County Committee.
Fulton and. Hamilton county Dem
ocrats are always loyal and support
the ticket. These counties refused in
1892 to .participate in the anti-snap
We are against any third ticket no w
and will ratify the nominees of the
regular Democratic national conven
tion when our assembly district con
There are a few bolters here, led by
men who have not supported a Demo
cratic ticket in four years. Those who
desert the Democratic party now have
never at heart been with it.
John B. Judson,
Chairman Fulton and Hamilton Coun
Sullivan county Democrats gener
ally disanprove both the Chicago plat
form and the nominees, but await ac
tion of the State organization and will
abide by its decision. If election were
held today we would lose at least 10
per cent. of vote, not on the money is
sue wholly but througri general dis
gust with anarchy and asses.
Thornton A. Niven,
Chairman Sullivan County Committee
Democrats in Yates county heartily
endorse the Chicago platform and tick
et. The ticket is the strongest that
could have been made. If the elec
tion were tomorrow the Democracy
would gain 500 votes in the county.
There is no sentiment here for a sound
money ticket, so-called; ; to 1 is
sound enough for us.
Charles A. Eaton,
Chairman Yates County Committee.
The leading Democrats in Herkimer
county are for bimetalism, with the
concurrent action of other nations.
The rank and file of the party, espe
cially the farmers, are for free silver.
The loss that the Democratic party
would sustain by sound money Demo
crats voting against Bryan would be
more than offset by free sil ver Repub
licans voting for him.
The Chicago platform is not wholly
approved, but Democrats have confi
dence in the unsullied character and
fine abilities of Bryan and believe that
the best interests of the party will be
promoted by voting for him and con
gressmen of broad gauge minds, as
results must come from the lawmaking
body of the nation.
Frank P. Addy,
Chairmnan Herk-imeri County Commit
The Democrats iu Senaca county are
very enthusiastic and are pleased with
both platform and candidate. There
is no sentiment for' a second candidate.
There is no defection in eight towns
and only a very little in the other- two,
Waterloo and Senaca Falls, but it is
growing less every day. A large num
ber~ of Reputblicans who are laborers
and farmers are openly for the double
standar-d and will support Bryan and
Sewall. 0. 14. Becker.
Chairman F-enaea County Con iention.
With a few e:.eptions, the Diemo
cratie- par-t of Ctmenang'o cotunty ao
pr-oves the free silver plank in the
Chicago platform and nominees of the
convention will r-eceive their nearly
The :entimnent of Lhe county s
ongly opposed to the nomination oi
any 1hird ticket. If the election were
held tomorrow, in mvjudgment, there
wonild be but a few Democrats in the
county who would not support Bryan
At a meeting of the Chenango coun
t y Democratic committee, held yester
day, a resolution was unanimously
adopted endorsing the candidacy of
Bryan and Sewall and pledging to
them the hearty support of the organ
ization. The county is honeycombed
with free silver voters and in my opin
ion, there will be a much larger num
ber of Republicans who will support
our ticket than Democrats who will
decline to vote for us.
William H. Sullivan.
Democrats are not satisfied with the
Chicago platform, but of the two evils
will choose the lesser. They are not
in favor of another ticket. Nine tenths
of Schoharie ccunty Democrats will
support Bryan and Sewall.
T. It. Brown,
Chairman Scholiarie County Commit
The Democrats here are almost to a
man in favor of the Chicago nominee.
While they do not favor all of the
platform they think it preferable to
McKinleyism. We will gain three
Republicais for Bryan where we lose
H. Eugene English,
Chairnvr Orleans County Committee.
Democrats in Otsego county are
divided in opinions on the silver ques
tion. The nominees are not personal
ly objectionable. Very few favor a
third ticket, but prefer that the State
convention put an electoral ticket in
the field on the Saratoga platform. If
the election was held now the Republi
can majority in Otsego county would
probably be somewhat reduced.
L. M. Sbaw.
While many Democrats do not ap
prove of the platform in its entirety,
the greal majority heartily indorse the
nominees. The desire for a sound
money ticket is very slight.
The defection from Democratic
ranks on the sound money issue will
be more than made up by the gain
among Republican farmers, tradesmen
and working people.
H. V. Burke,
Chairman Montgomery County Com
There is considerable Democratic
dissatisfaction in Tompkins county,
but the demand for a third ticket and
the percentage of those who will bolt
is comparatively small and will grow
The ticket is very strong among
farmers and laboring men, and in my
opinion the number of Republicans
from this source who will vote for
Bryan will outnumber the dissatisfied
Democrats, so that if an election was
held today there would be an increase
instead of a falling off in the Demo
D. F. Van Vlett,
Chairman Tompkins County Commit.
The Democrats of Delaware county
generally approve of the Chicago plat
form and the nominees. A few, how -
ever, will not support the ticket.
There is no sentiment in favor of the
sound money candidate here, so far as
I have learned.
If the election were held todafgt1Te
percentage of loss to the D)eocratic
vote on the sound money issue would
not exceed 10 per cent., and would be
more than made up by voters of silver
Republicans. . od-,h
Chairman Delaware County Commit
A vast majority of the D~emocrats in
Niagara county are for the Chicago
nominees. There is no sentiment for
a third ticket.
Democrats are waiting to hear from
Senator Hill. His judgment will have
great weight: His indorsement would
make this county Democratic.
We will lose some gold Democrats,
but the loss will more than be equal
ized by the accession of silver Republi
Charles M. South worth,
Chairman Niagara County Commit
Democrats generally in this county
are satisfied with the Chicago platform
and nominees. A number of Demo
crats in the large towns say they will
not support the ticket, but these are
more than offset by Republicans who
openly declare for Bryan.
In my judgment if the election were
held today the larger percentage of
loss woukd be found on the Republi
can side. Many Democrats predict a
Democratic gain of 25 to 50 per cent.
The free silver sentiment is very
strong among the farmers of this
county without regard to party.
B. G. Foss,
Chairman Livingston County Com
Most of the Democrats of Franklin
county approve the Chicago platform
in the main and will support the can
didates. I find no sentiment in favor
of another candidate. Some Demo
crats object to portions of the platform,
but most of these say they will sup
port the money plank and wish it
stopped at that plank.
If an election were held today, in
my judgment, the Democratic party
would not lose on the money ismue, but
would increase its vote.
I judge that the friends of free coin
age of silver have lately been rapidly
increasing in this county. There is
great interest in the question. Every
body is studying it, and the more they
read the more they talk in favor of
Charles A. Burke,
Chairman Franklin County Commit
Few Democrats in Saratoga county
approve of the Chicago platform.
Many will support Bryan and Sewall,
however. There is very little senti.
ment in favor of a sound money Demo
cratic candidate. The g old meu tal
If the election was held today, Dem
ocrats would not lose, in my judg
ment, to exceed 30 per cent, of their
votes on the money issue.
John F. Burke.
Chairman Saratoga County Commit
%The mass of the D~emocratie voters
in Madison county cordially indor->:
the Chicago rlatform and nominee&.
Ther-e is practically no sentiment here
in favor of a gold candidate. 1r the
election was held tomorrow ther-e
would be a Democratic gain, there be
ing many mnore silver Rtepublicans
than gold Democrats in this county.
A Bryan and Sewall silver ela b has
been organi 'ed, composed of Diemo
crats' and Republicans, with over- 200
members;. I'. J. lkennedey,
The lDemocrats of W yoming c-onuty,
with but few r- eptions, will stand by
the will rf the majority, expressed at
Chicago. TI4 re is no t.entimnent iu favor
of a sour~d noney candidate, and 11
the election was held~ today, the- per
centage woug-! be largel; ini favor of the~
Chicago no .inee. IlTe Ioss on a
sound moner ticket would be small,
of "f-e.% silver.
- George Wright,
Chairman Wyoming County Commit
To your first question: "Ephatical
ly yes." To your seond question:
"Emphatically no." To your third
question: "There would be no loss in
our vote. At least three Republicans
would vote our ticket for every Demo
crat who would vote against it."
Chairman Wayne County Committee.
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A Young Lady Attempts Suicide.
COLwMBiL, S. C.. July 22.-Miss
Cora Campbell, tbe22-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. Jeff Campbell, living six
miles south of Seneca, S. C., shot her
self with suicidal intent. She is still
alive, but there is little hope of her re
covery. The ball entered the left
brest just above the heart and came
out of the back lower down.
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