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VOL. XII. -MANNING, S C., WEDNESDAY. ACUST l 8G ----- --N.3
RUN BY HOWLERS.
FAIRFIELD'S FAIR FAME TRAMPLED
IN THE DUSf.
EarI., Duncan, harrisoa and Whitnau
Howled at by a Few. Who Succeed in
Makngtba MeeLlg the Moat Disarace.
ft of the Campaigu.
WnesaRo, S. C., Aug. 5.-The
campaign meeting here yesterday was
a disgrace to the county and the State.
- Therewasmore rowdyism in the crowd
than at Any other meeting up to date,
a circumstance deplored by the order
ly, law-abiding citizens ol the county
without regara to political faction.
Six or eight men not only made dis
gusting spectacles of themselves by
howling at speakers with whose senu
ments they aid not agree, but by their
conduct brought oawum upon their
county and-utte. In justice, it must
e said, that the issembiage as a whole
was attentiveand znxious to hear, but
alittle coterie of half a dozen or more
mun not only would permit them to
isten, but almost precipitated a nght.
The most charitable thing to say of
them is that tney were drunk, lor it
would be hard to imagine how men in
their right minds woula create such, a
disturbance over nothmg. The same
pmces were made that have been
made throughout the State, and which
have been. listened to- quietly and
-d .y elsewhere; nota word was ut
* ed to justify the outrageous andi
riotous conduct of these few men.
Wen the chief of police attempted to
quiet two of themrtistance was made
by their friends to their arrest and it
took the-combined efforts ot Governor
Evans, Sheriff Ethson and other
peaceable citizens to quiet-them and
prevent a Ight, thougn nobody want
edA to fight them. They seemed bent
solely on creating a disturbance and
thianuindantly succeeded in disgrac
ng thamiselves and making a so-called
campaign of education a howhng
lame as far asFairtield County is con
There were probably 400 people at
the meeting. . The court nouse could
not hold them, so the candidates spoke
rom an improvised plattorm in the
court house yard in the broiling sun.
GOVERNOR EVANS OPENS.
The meeting was opened with pray
-wby Rev. kr. Ferris and Chairman
'eB expressed the hope that the
meeting would be a quiet and orderly
one. flHe fist introduced Governor
EiRvans. He said the office or Gover
nor was the greatest and most honor
ablethat the people could bestow upon
any man. 'Whue the office of United
9tatea kannan had a larger salary it
was not aposition otgreamer honor.
He ated for the office of United
- Statehsame believing that he knew
iJeneeds of the people and the farm
e. Eight yeariago a manifesto was
opted in bouth Uarolina, which has
bmeommthe law of the Democranc par
* y. He proposed to discuss those is
ues and not nusinuations maat may vs
ad_ You know al about those in
~iannatinn. *R said he hoped these
tellews. -could- prove that he was to re
any rebates. tie said he would
i e timete say something about the
latest insinuatiuns, which were that
he wahted to buy from a firm that of
wared bribes, he said the man (klub
Deuw came to him and said he could
supply tiquars at from 5 to 15 cents
less a gallon than the State was pay
ing. l told the agent to put his
* prices in writing. lie did so and the
ederw are now uf .the drawer an his
attce. - He sai. ie told the Commis
mnr of the offer, and he was told of
an-offer togive large rebates. Hie did
not urge that liquor be bought Irom
--ibs agent and that was all Jie ad to
sy about it. The attempt to sneer at
me even is like a cuttle fish which
about to be caught jets out a black
-scuma to' bide tslf. i defy any man
to show that I ever got one cent from
noe Dispensary or any other depart
ment of tne government that was not
justly due me as an officer and nonest
But we are to shovv our fitness to
represent you in the national govern
ment. You iust not think taat be
cause you won a victory in the ~State
that you have woh the ight. Don't
think you can send a man tnere not in
sympathy with you. You don't want
* to tumae arozen vipers to your bosom
tielf preservation is the Iirst law of na
s and you farmers mnust stand to
gether and put men in the national
hialis of legislature whorepresent your
The opponents of the farmers de
mantls cussed us and called us anar
thists But we have made the Demo
cratic party adopt our platform and
our demands are the prmnciples of tzuat
Eerything in this State depends
aipon tne price of cotnon but iL has
been going down and down. Why
A voice: "'That's what we want to
Governor Evans continuing said
that the supply ot money regulated
the price. de went on to say that
when he got to Washmngton he and
Ben Tiliman would have tnree eyes
on the scoundrels- They are trying
to insinuate that Tiliman is against.
.me, but he said,"'I know you. What
iney say goes in one ear and comes out
the other."' (Cheers.)
The question of free silver simply
means 'we want to put more money in
-circulation, increase the price of cot
ton and other products and help you
pay your deots. But they say this
wai run gold out 01 the country. But
is that gold here? No. tOlevelana
nsS to ISSue over $200,000U,000 worth of
bonds to keep $15,000~,000 of gold in
the country. By that he toot $t.75
out of the pockets or every man, wo
man and cmlad in the country and de
creases the amount of money in the
hands of the people. Free silver
means $,000,00u a month more. 1t
that is not enougi. we can issue green
It's mighty easy for these fellows
who never made a tree silver speecn
belore to come in now and do it smne
tne fight has been won.
Governor E.vans aescribed the Ci.
cago convenuion and how the goia
ougs had been whipped nurse, loot and
dragoons- it was tue grandest aSemi
elage he said hie ever saw. T'ne gold
ougs refused to vote-these men that
cadJed thnmselves Democrats. it was
irns grandest tight ever made lur LLIe
zarmers of the country.
lie spoke of tne money power as the
most asnna ble thing in tne world.
die said United btates judges were a
more terrible curse inlau al the ene
mies of the people put together. He
referred to J ucge bunonuton s nujune
nion as to cut rates and said ia was
masat damnable tyranny. A man
tlected for life can defy the people.
We must tell those judges that they
can't stay in our father's house. We
muSt kick them out like we did old
Cleveland and the goldbug% from the
temple of justice. He closed by pre
dicting a victory for Bryan which
would be a victory for the farmers.
The tight must be eontinued in Cou
gress and the people must send men
there who are in sympathy with their
d=?and. You must not for a moment
lose sight of yourdemands. Governor
Evans was loudly cheered and was
presented with a bouquet when he
HOWLING DOWN COMMENCES.
Judge Earle was introduced and
was received. with cheers and counter
cheers for Evans.
Th- Judge said that he appeared to
discuss issues dispa.ssionately . and
without feeling. They should be dis
cussed with intelligence and not for
hurrahs from the boys. He said that
he appeared before the people of Fair
tield in 1890. He said then that the
remedy for the evils which the people
suffered was not to be found in the
State governments, but the relief must
come from Congress. If .there is any
hope for the c3untry it must come from
the Democratic party.
A vcice: "You got that black eye,
Judge Earle: "You can't give me
one, sir. I come here to discuss issues
wit. gentlemen. My remarks are ad
dressed to gentlemen and only gentle
The young man who made the re
mark was most etfectually squelched
and kept qWet from that on and never
opened his mouth again to cheer
friend or foe.
Judge Earle said he had never apol
ogized for anything he had said that
was right. Ile said in 1890 that the
Shell manifesto was false as far as cor
ruption in the State government was
concerned. He went on to show what
had been done during his incumben
cy of the Attorney General's office.
No matter what the Reform party
has done he had as much pride in it as
any South Carolinian, but the remedy
must come from tme nationat legisla
uon. In me hrst place there snould
be an income tax, s th4 men owning
enormous fortunes should pay taxes
in accordance with their wealth.
Anotner evil from which we suffer
is the protective tariff. He then went
into a discussion of the monetary ques
uon. He said he would explain what
1t6 to 1 was.
A voice: "We don't want to hear
JudgeEarle. "This isa free coun
try, and if you don't want to listen you
have a perfect right to go off and not
lsten." (lurrah for Earle). Quiet
was restored, and two or three men
who had been creating most of the
interruptions kept quiet for awhile.
Chairnman Lyles exerted a wholesome
influence by going among them and
insisting that the speaker should be
heard without interruption. After an
mteresting discussion of the question
Judge Earle concluded, and got off the
Mr. John Stevenson, 'County Dis
penser, asked Judge Earle to go back
as he wanted to ask him a quetion.
'le Judge went back.
Mr. Stevenson: "-Why didn't you
grant S. T. Howie bond in Greenville
when he killed a blind tiger dealer?"
Judge Earle: -Because the records
were auch that bond ought not to have
Mr. Stevenson: " Do you kno w
Judge Earle: "'Yes."
Mr. Stevenson: "Didn't he say to
Mr. Mooney, your partner, that he
would give 50 to see that scoundrej
Juage Eaie: "Not that Iknow of."
Mr. Stevenson: "Don't you know
Trammel is a notorious character?"
Judge Earle: "I do not. I will
simply say I did my duty in this case,
as I aiways have done."
Mr. Stevenson: "Don't you know
he was acquittedi"
Judge Eairle: "I'm glad of it, be
cause .L want no good man convicted,
oat I want to say from the facts set
forth in the papers presented to 'me
bail could not be granmed."
There were cheers for Earle, and
Governor Evans's friends responded
with cheers for him.
WOULDN'T HEAR DUNCAN.
Mr. Duncan was the next speaker.
He said that he wished he could dis
cuss national issues alone, Dut the acts
of public officials are open to criticism.
le then spoke of his early work for
the Reform movement. Some one asked
that something be said about Tillman
and Mr. Duncan paid him the usual
tie made reference to lawyers get
ting all the good things of office when
he was interrupted by some one ask
ing whether he was not a lawyer.
Mr. D.uncan made reply that he had
studied law to. keep up with the boys.
lie was interruptea by remarks inap
propriate to the occasion, when some
one asked: "Who's paying your ex
penses in this campaign?"
Duncan: "I'm paying them my
lie said that Evans was responsible
for the low plane the campaign had
been conducted 'on. This brought
forth great cheering for Evans and it
lookenas if Duncan would be howled
down, and as a matter of fact, he was
Def ore he concluded.
lie continued by saying that he had
the people of the State wittiahim not
withstanding Evans went around with
Several in the crowd began to yell
for Evans, and asked who Evans's
body-guard. Great disorder followed,
and it was some time before Mr. Dun
can could resume. He said that if he
had been Governor for two years he
did not believe it would be necessary
for him to get his heelers to howl for
nim. He iiad told Newbold that he
was going to give Evans the devil for
carrying nim about with him.
A voice: "We are no heelers. You
are one y ourself." The man~ who said
this jumped on the stand and shook
his fist at Mr. Duncan, though iL was
evident he meant nothing by that.
Mr. Duncan said that even the body
guard, Mr. Newbold, had pot gotten
Laa at hun. M~r. Ne ~vbold. was at time
meeting, by tne way, haying cotua
down Ironm Chester on his bike, and
was a spectator, taking no part in the
H~e said that he had gone to a c r
tain Dispenser to get a certain docu
ment, and found tnat New boid had
(iovernor Evans (angrily) "Didn'tL
I give it to you sir;.
?)uncan: 'No sir, you did nol-"
Tine crowd began to yell for Evans,
and Dispenser btevenson, withi tiushed
race, and shakLag his hand at Duncan,
said: "1 amr a personalfriend to your
brother, but '"eumust 11ot iump on
This was where all the trouble be
gan. The half dozen men who ud
been making most of the row beemed
to get more boisterous and yelled as if
their throats would break.
Mr. Duncan continued t try to
speak but in so muct hubbub and dis
order it was impossible to make auy
connected remarks. Mr. Duncan said
that he could tell a great many things,
if Governor Evans would just let tue
A voice: "Put it to 'm; they don't
want to hear the truth."
Mr. Duncan contiouing was heard
to say above the roar of yells that he
could tell enough to bury Governor
Voices: "No you can't."
The crowd was not listening at all at
Mr. Duncan. They were yelling or
making remuarks or laughing at each
others alleged jokes. Two young men
from the start of the meeting had been
most boisterous in their demonstra
tions and frequently interrupted the
speakers. They made themselves ob
noxious to all of those who wanted to
hear as well as to the speakers. Chair
man Lyles had frequently asked them
to keep quiet but his ef fort amounted
to nothing. They created so much
disorder that Chief of Police Gilbert
tried to make them stop. He couldn't
do anything with them and then at
tempted toarrest them.
Dispenser Stevenson, who was stand
ing by the two men, told the cuief
that this was a public meeting and
tnat no one should be arrested. The
chief naturally resented sucn interfer
ence with his duties and started to
take the men off. Mr. Stevemon at.
tempted to prevent him and tuen the
crowd rushed in to keep the two mzien
from being carried off. Mr. Stevenson
was quite excited and several ot his
friends stood by him, swearing that he
should be protected. The pulicemau
was in the meantime pushed back and
the crowd seemed to grow more desper
CHAIRMAN LOSE HIS HEAD.
Curses were hurled at the police
mau and at the town people, the chair
man so far forgetting nimself as to
jump on the stand and say tnat "the
country people had been imposed upon
long enough by the town people and
that hereatter the meetings would be
held in the country." Tnis but added
fuel to the fiamesand the crowd grew
more angry and seemed to be in a
mood to tear somebody or anything to
pieces. Governor Eveans was sitting
in the crowd but he got up immediate
ly when the row commenced and did
all in his power to stop it. He finally
mounted tne stand and called upon the
people to keep quiet. Sheriff Ellison
and citizens weil known to the people
did the same thing and after a Lew
minutes comparative quiet was re
stored. While everyboay seemed to
be mad there was no lignt for there
was nobody to fight but the Chief of
Police and he had in the meantime
been ordered not to arrest the men ny
the mayor, it is said, who did so in or
der to prievent trouble. There was in
tense,ecitement during it all but lucki
lynothing serious resulted, because,
as has been said, there was nobody to
ight although it must be admitted
that the whole thing was one of the
most digraceful events of the cam
paign, hardly excepting the exanioi
ou at Florence. Although no pis.
Lois were drawn, many of the crowd
skipped in anticipation of shooting
during the fracas.
Mr. Duncan continuied his spieech
while great disorder prevailed. Only
a wcra or t wo or a sentence or t wo
could be heard.
Mr. Duncan said that he had said to
Tilman that if his election meant the
disruption of the Reform movent he
Cries: "You wouldn't. You are
Mr. Duncan went on try ing to speak,
but it was a futile effort. He was
constantly interrupted by howls and
yells and nothing he could say was
connected. He said if Evans wasn't
afraid of being shown up to he would
get the people to listen. Though Mr.
air. Duncan was not listened ne per:
severed amid cries, " Get down."
"Time's up," etc. He said all he
wanted was the people to listen to
him and they could vot& for Evans if
Voices: "We'll do that ali right."
wH[TMAN DOWNED AT THE START.
Mr. Whitman was yelled down be'
fore he uttered a word. After about
two minutes of pandemonium a man
in the audience charged Mr. Whitman
with having been gudlty of an act, the
details of which are unfit for publica
Mr. Whitman, with great indigna.
tion, pronounced the statement an in
famous lie. He' said: "You are an
infamous liar, sir, and if you were
worth a shuck I would make you an
swer for it in the courts."
A voice: "Did you ever live in
Whiteman: "Yes, and I m'ade
a vicarious sacrifice of myself, and I'm
making it now for you."
Mr. Whitman, tinally getting half
a hearing proceeded with nis speech.
He made his usual remarks about
Tilman and papsuckers, which were
met with eheers for Tillman and El
Mr. Whitman said that the crowd
was packed with Dispensary consta
bles to huwi him down.
A voice: '"Boys, will you stand
Other voices: "No we won't that
Mr. Whitman had very little chance
to sy any thing, so constantly was he
interrupted, but he said he would stay
there until November, but what he
was heard. He wasn't listened to,
however, and ne said that the people
above Columnbia were trying to choke
him off, but that meant choking the
Reform movement. By their action,
he said, they were doing for them
selves tint which would result in a
Mr. Whitman said a great manny
other things, but few people heard
them for the demonstrative part of the
crowd kept up their yelling. Mr.
Whitman, although he usually keeps
up his speech notwithstanding howl
ing down, had finally to quit and satis
fy mimself with the uistrioudon of his
tracts among the crowd.
3enator Harrison was introduced,
accomnpanied by cries for Ellerbee and
yells -:He's no good.-' Mr. Harri
son, in opening, said he believed there
were tnoae in tne audience who want
ed to bear and there were those wnc
aidn't, iney ought to go off or keej
quiet. .tie saia ne was running 0o
ais own respons bility, and needed nc
constable to defend him. When il
cazrpe to that, then f ree Democratic
government in isouth Caroina was al
M. Harrin was much interrnte
at !irst ut after he had proceeded
a while he got a respectful hearing.
When he went to talk about the Dis -
pensary, he was interrupted by voie
es saying: "We don't want to bear
it." Nevertheless Mr. Harrison went
on to discus! his Dispensary sebeme.
Re said he didn't know whether the
Dispensary had anything to do iLh
the rucus just now, hat it looked very
wuch like it.
A voice: "It wasn't the Dispenxa
Lie said he expected to be the next
Governor. which was answered l-y
criEs for Ellerbe.
Mr. Harrison said that there were
other people besides those who inter
rupted him who would have soiie
thi'ig to siy about that on August
THE.SK SPOKE IN PEACE.
Chairman Lyles announce( that
General IFllerbee was unavoidably ab
sent, and General Richbourg wa' in
troduced. lie was given a respectful
hearing as lie reviewed his military
record, though at times a fen mun
hollored for Watts. General Rich
bourg was however, given close at
tention, and had friends in the audi
ence, as was evidenced by eneers giv
General Watts followed. and was
received with applause. He said he
had canvassed two-thirds of the State
and had yet to fi nd a man who could
say that anything lie had ever done
was not done for the best interests of
South Caroliua. lie spa)ke of his
graduatiou at Lle Citadel.
A voice: "Have you graduated at
General Watts: '-L:t ue see you..
You look like you ought to go there,
and I v7ill contribute a dollar to pay.
your expenses. (Cheers). lie spoke
of tae condition of the militia as ne
found it, and how it had been inprov
ed up to date. General Watts receiv
ed a thandsome bouquet froui his ad
Mr. W. D. Mayfield was the next
speaker. He was given close atten
tion as he reviewed the achievements
of the Reform movement. His re
marks were on educational matters.
pursuing the same liae as previously
Mr. Robinson followed Mr. May
field making some remarks on ed uca
tion, the substance of which has be n
Congressman Wilson closed the
speaking in a splendid speech con Lin
edto the discussion of national mat
ters, scoring the record of tae Repuo
lican.party without gloves. he was
given a very cordial reception.-Reg
T ME WHISKEY RESATtS.
A Reformer Wno Wnts to Know the rruth
Editor Columnbia Register.
At the campaign meeting in Biara
well I saw that Mr. Daucan stated
that Misson had said that Tillman, or
that Governor Evans s d he h ;.
-iilled his -pcckets with rebates." I
am a Reformer and was amon- the
first to espouse the Reforan caus- and
accept B. it. Tilltnan as its leader.
I am a Reformer from principle. I
was actuated from a law of justice to
step over on the side of the masses and
demand their rights. I wanted to see
by the votes of tae people that any man
could hold office it he was honest and
intelligent enough to fill the position.
Prior to 1890 it had almost reanned that
point wnere pedigree was the only
uasport to otice and positions of
trust, it was the love of country that
actuated me then and it is the~ love of
country that actuates me now to ask,
yes, to demand of Mr. Misson, who is
nimself a recipient of wages Irom the
people of our State, to ans wer in full
if the charges against Governor Evans
recited and preterred by Mr. Duncan
at .Barnwell are false in towo or wheth
er any part of thle charges be true. I
believe Mr. Mixson will give the an
swer without faltering and without
any attempt to evade, and such an
answer the people demand. Tnis is no
time for men in public trust to hide
crime, if crime exists, committed by
others, when we have plenty of Re
formers in the State wno are pure
enough and sutliciently competent to
fill any position. We are not depen
dent on any men for party sake. If
the charges are without foundation
then Mr-. Mixson has already waited
too long and should be giad-of an op
portunity to give his public denial. I
would not assc this question but for the
fact that it has been published that
-"Mr. Mixson was on the stand" when
they were preferred and did not deny
thet.i then and there. Besides they
bear on the pride of our party when
it is charged that "Tillman tilled his
pockets with rebates."
1, as a Reformer and citizen, have a
rigat to ask these question and tbe
people of this State have a right to
itnow if Governor Evans made such
statements. We take them as an in
sult and if they are false MIr. Duncain
shiould be maae to hold up.
R. lP. STacgHOUSEC.
Oswego, S. C., August-I, 1896d.
Picked Up by a& Plot 8nat.
Kmcy WEST, fia , Aug. The pilot,
boat Jougett cante into port tonight
having on board two Cuoans wno
were picked up in the gulf from a
small dingy wnach was in a sinking
condition when sighted. The boat
being worthless was turned adrift.
The Cabans lel t Matanzas on the 3rd
inst. with important dispatches for the
Cuban Junta. They ref use to give
their names, fearing it would cause
them trouble in tile future. Tney
state that Maceo's forces are in good
shape, but tha; amnaiunitionj is short.
squA?re for Free~ Slivor.
SEaTmLE, Wn., A ug. 5. - Tue cou
mittee consisting of Dr. U. \ . Cal
houn, Col. George Lyon and Hon.
John Wiley, recently appointed by
the Henry A. Teller Ciao or Seittie
for tne purpose of ascertaining the
position of United States Senator
Squire. who is in New York, in the
present campaign, received a reply to
their telegram of inquiry this alter
noon. Senator Squire declares for free
silver and announces that he will sup
port Bryan and Sewall..
ni re eaoys Dronet
Ro~c:uK, \ a., Aug. t.--Thrs-e boy,
Jamues Poage, Wiley Ludwig and
Clarence Berry, aged 11, 14 and 15
years, respectively, were drowvned to
day in Roanoke River while bathing.
They were unable to swim and got be
yond their depth. A number of
other boys were in the river at the
time and gave the alarm. Tne bodies
were recovered by a fishing party a
shnor time afterwaed
AN ORDERLY MEETING.
fHi-E CANDIDATEg REQUESTED NOT
TO INDULGE IN PERSONALIT!ES.
Au Cueually L-arge Number ut Quentina
PrlOUanded Aid Au4-ere,1-Natwith
titanding la--ulea weie DAecutirsed 'Ihme
Was Sorae Spirit in the De-bate.
About live hundred people attended
the cam paixgn meeting at Orangeburg
oi last Thursday, and everything
passed off very, quietly. During the
morning the following paper was pre
seated to each candidate:
1. W~e, the Democrats of Orange
burg county, request the candidates
for State and nationalotlices to refrain
fromi any personal allusions to the
character and record of their oppo
2. That they be requested to speak
on the issues of the day and their own
records as public otlicers.
3. That we discountenance ali re
crimiiation and vituperation.
4. That we be allowed to' support
suen men as we deem best for the good
of the State, without suggestions from
The resolutions had not been adopt
ed by the county executive committee,
and who the authors of the resolutions
were.did not appear. The meeting
was held in a pretty grove on the out
skirts or the town. Very excellent
music was furnished between acts by
the Orangeburg brass baud-an organ
ization of Wiach the ciLizens of the
town are justly proud.
At 11 o'clock Congressmin J. Wmi.
Stokes, acting ior County Chairman
Lowman, who was sick, called the
neeting to order and Mr. E. H1. Hous
er prayed. Dr. Stokes asked that the
audience be attentive, and give every
speaker a respectful bearing. If any
one desired to propound a question he
hoped it would be asked in a respectful
manner and a respectful ansiver be
Gen. Richbourg and Gen. Watts
were the lirst speakers. Each of these
gentlemen want tne office of Adjutant
and Inspecterleneral, and neither of
them is backward in asking for it. Af
ter they got through Judge Earle was
JUDGE EARLIC SPETKS.
Before he had proceeded far several
young men in front of the stand were
talking in a loud tone. "If you w'sn
to speak, gentlemen, come on the
stand," said Gen. Earle.
"Go ahead, Mr. Earle," said a voice.
"Keep your men quiet," called
General Earle did not ask them to
vote for him because he was a Reform
er. He would not deceive them if he
could. He simply asked that they
vote for him because lie was a Demo
crat. He had declarel in 1890 that
the Shell manifesto was false and he
had gone upon the stump and proved
his assertion. le had proved that
cnarges against uis office were false.
Did any man blame him for doing
that? 'No man should be afrai: .>f the
light or the truth. "I say to you,
young men, be men; [ say to you old
men, teach your sons to be men-to
fear God and God alone. Teach them
to be true to themselves." He had
gone upon the stump in 1890 and told
the people that what was oppressing
them couid not be remedied by legisla
tures or State officers-they needed re
lief els where.
Wnen General Earle proceeded to a
discussion of the tinancial question,
demonstrating how values nad shrunk
in the last 20 years, how impossible it
was for a farmer who had a mortgage
on his land to get out of debt, he re
ceived earnest attention. He closed
by hoping to soon see the day when
Conservatives and Reformers would
be names only; he wished a united
people to work together for South Car
olina's prosperity and glory.
As General Earle was taking his
seat, Mr. Ed Zeigler, a young man
who had been standing imnmeaiately
in front of the speakers, called to him,
but his question was drowned by the
band. Zeigler requested the chairman
to notity Gen. Earle that he was want
ed to answer a question. When the
band ceased playing Gen. E ie ad
vanced to the front and said he was
informed some one wished to ask him
Zeigler-Do voou expect the vote of
the ignorant voters of tais county:
Earle-Tnat is not a proper question.
Zeigler--D~o you say, as has been
said by one of your supporters in this
town, that only the ignorant man were
going to vote bor E vans and Dancan.
Earle -[ would not insult the hon
est me~n of tnis county by replying to
such a question. (Uneers for Earle.)
General Earle took his seat, but im
mediately jumped up and going to the
front said: "Lbet mec ask that gentle
man wnat oflice he holds hereT'
Zeigler-i hold a pasition that I
don't have to resign ini order to run
Earle -['Il guarantee you are e:n
ployed in the dispensary. (Cries of
-Yes." and cheers for Karle.)
E arle-i have nothing to say against
the dispensary. I believe it na~s done
good and wI do good under proper
management, but i do not thing tnat
it should be brouglit into poIltics in
Zeigler had gotten upon upon the
stand when Judge Farle asaed his
question and stood near him, but did
not succeed in making an impression.
He asked General Earie wno had
prompted him to ask wnether he was
a clerK in the dispensary. Eairie re
plied that he asked the question and it
was for Zsigler to answer. Zeigler did
not give his testimony rn this matter,
but it was not needed and b r the re
mainder of tne meeting he did not
seem to be quite so demonstrative.
tGov. EVANS INTEoDC-ED..
U-ov. E vaus was c-heered. He asked
the "Doys" to keep quiet because he
w a going to tair gospel. Tne people
anen% tnere was. souitthing wrong
with the state go.vernmentil in 1890;
they knew they were beinug oppressed
and tniat they nmad gotten reliet ny pat
ting U. R. Tiliman in the governor's
othee. 1l0 tney ::.ippose that if his op
ponent had been elected mn le90 thiat
tne people would be here today looking
the people in the face. Gjen. Earie
had said the :hell manifesto was -a lie;
but it was the creed of the farmers in
9U, it was the bainner -iney had
lougnt under, arid if it was a lie
in'9Ui it wvas :t lie now, but~ he as
serted taat it war. not false. Were
the f armer-s going to put men ti
,ofice who had called tram iPopo
ists in 1890: lTpey had won thr State
ngttt, bat iney must now rest and be
lulled into a nak'-2 of security by hout
ed words. The people must not let
themselves be fooled. Tacy required
something more of a in than that
he cuni simniy call himself a Demo
crat- - that had gotten cotomon. Has
kell callel himself a better Democrat
than'Pillwan Hill had g-ained fame by
hit "I am a Democrat," yet he N as go
ia to vote for McKinkley. "Any man
who wants to get oftice in south Caro
lana has got to be a true and iried Al
liance ReforLii Democrat."
:ill Buell-lt looks like they want
to bring us lower thant the black race.
Evaus -That's it; but they can't do
it, and we'll put you ou the huigh -eat
in the sanctuary. (Cheers i
Gov. Evans nade reference to the
time when le would be located in
Washington, pulling for the- boys.
EvEns---Say, you early bird, I've
clipped your wings long ago, now
hush. (Cheers.) You have only got
one tail feather left, and 1'l pull tiat
out before I am through.
The governor then made a pass at
the monetary question. He finds it
exceedingly difficult to refrain from
pointing a moral or adorning a tale
during such discussion, and in five
minutes uSuAlly returns to this State
and the Reform fight.
Gov. Evans was prcceeding to read
statistics on the amount of gold in cir
culation, showing that if the people
were entirely dependent on gold there
would be but $3.07 per capita. when
an auditor told him never mind about
that. The people knew how it was.
But, said Evans, there is something
more important than free silver, more
import.int than the President, it was
A Voice -The supreme court.
Evan's -That's it. It's those men
who sit on the high bench and try to
crush the people. The governor pro
ce -ded to criticise Simonton for his
action in preventing two competing
roads from cutting rates, when such
cuts helped the farmers. It was an
outrage. Would he stop merchants
from cutting rates? No, he knows his
masters; the corporations own him
and he had to respond.
Evans said he was going to the seni
ate on the fast express. fe would not
leave a grease spot of his competitors
after the primary on the 25tn of Au
Mr. Z-igier remarked that "We
want a United States Constitutional
convention just like South Carolina
hahd and old Ben Tillman and E 7ans
will give it to us."
Gov. Evans made some reference to
the Charleston morning paper sup
porting one of his competitors and
naving headlines which showed its
opposition to him.
Just before the calling of time on
him, Gov. Evans said.
"1 was handed yesterday by the
Gospel Temperance Union some Q tues
tions, and I will answer them, so the
newspapers can get it."
Snell--The newspapers lie so you
should not answer them.
Evans-I suppose they are asked be
cause they think I ca:'t answer them.
lie then read the questions, as fol
lows, making his replies to each one:
Question 1--Did you, during Gov
ernor Tdilman's adminisiration, use
your intluence to procure special priv
ileges outside of the provisions of the
dispensary law for I tie sale of beer by
the Cnarleston brewers
Ans er-No, I did not. I'd like to
see the man use his influence on old
Ben to grant special privileges to any
Qaestion 2--Will you point out the
iuLority of law under which you
uted as governor and chairman of the
:tate board of control in 1895, in
ranting what are known as special
privileges to certain individuals for
die sale of beer in Columbia and
Uharleston Did you not make such
appointments witnout authority of
law-, and without the consent or ap
proval of the State board of control, of
which you were chairman'; If so,
what were your reasons for making
iaid appointments without the author
ity of lawi
Answer-The State bard of control
tiad a right to make rules. Tne IUnar
estin brewery was given the privilege
by Governor Lillman and I granted
it to Mr. Seegers in Columoia. You
aould not let one nave it without the
>ther. The new board has, I think,
~ranted privileges. I don't know
whether it has the right to do so.
Question 3--Hive you not at sundry
ines while chatrman of the board of
:ontrol, receiveli presents of liquors
from dealers who were supplying li
luors to the dispensary and from
:hers who were seeking to sell their
liquors to the c-ommissioner or your
Answer- -I halno inore to do with
the purchase of liquors than one of
you men down there. I think I1 got
two presents of liquor froni men whom
no liquor was ever bought. Tne only
other "presents" I1 have ever had was
iquor sent me by c:>mmissioner from
samples sent to himi.
Question 4-Have you ever as gov
ernor, controlling the action of the
State constables under the aispensary
law, instructed them to en force the law
against dispensers whc were violating
te provisions, as well as against those
egaged in running "blind tigers?"
Ans wer- Yes and published it in the
newspapers. When Bishop Duncan
ad stated to the contrary in Cuarles
ton, I wrote toask for his authority
and he never answered my letter.
auestion 5.- Have you in any inan
ner exercised your authority as gover
nor or chairman of the board of con
trol to bring to punishment dispensers
or employes of tnc dispensary reported
to you or knowa to yOu as violating
Answer Why, of course I have.
The grand juries all over the State
have prosecuted taem. WVnerever I
have heard of any tning going wrong I
have cut oil his head and hc has been
prosecuted. 1Tere, you are, Mr.
A bbott. I hope you are satistied.
Voice- w-vhere uid A bott come f roum:
Evans I don't know. lHe is mn
Coumbia. He asked me to answer
them and i told hun i Iwould do what
the Go-pet Tempe~ran.e Uaionz aske-d
me to do.
WVheu Dane-an wvas introduced there
was a little confusion. It was miani
fest tnat he lad some friends in the
crowu, Dat tuat there were others who
wouid not listen to at severe criticism
of Ev>ans. Duincan declared Gjen.
Earle, when he said there had been
no corruiption. had closed one eye in
earity to one sad case Tney did
not wiah to allude to it, bait that case
showed Gien. E3.rie. cefntention to o-s
Jim Jones--Ieep 1.o thee vs.5
Tnere must b-e no pereonahuter
Talking free silver to a crowd like
this, wnere there were probably ncL
hall a dozan men witnin range of his
voice was taro wing away time. They
were ll nite on that oint.
A Voice-Go up there and chang<
this thinO' and lets have free liquor
Duncan referred to his legislative
rec ord. He had always tried to do hi:
duty and had not shirked attacking at
evil wherever he had seen it. He
consi dered that the duty of every mat
r 'ing tWe people. When heenterec
tthe race for Unitea "Itates senator he
had detefmird to show up the recorc
of this man (Evans.)
Tht crowd became restless, and
Jimx Jones, jumping up from his seal
on the stand, said: "Listen to him as
long as it's rignt; but when it isn'1
theu let him down."
A Voice --Let the man speak.
Jim Jones-lie can't talk here
like he has been at other meetings.
Duncau proceeded to speak of
Earle's "cold calculation" in entering
the race only when he saw two Re
formeri in the race, calculating on the
G-n. Earle interrupted to say that
lie lought as hard as any man la
South Carolina in '90 before the peo.
ple spake. When they did speak he
subsidel, and supported the nominees.
Snel -What did you. put this man
between you and Evavs for?
Earle-I have nothing to do with
Duncan hauled out some legisla
tive records, showing that Evans had
voted against Tillman Pt al. as mem
bers of the agricultural board.' That
when Tillinan had hurried home from
Augusta to work every nerve tor a
Rtetorni judge-Y. J. Pope-Evans
had votea against Pope, wn-o had been
ele ed by only two votes.
A Voic"-Evans, who did you vote
Evans -Judge Wallace. and I d do
E.. Zeigler (to Duncan) -How much
lumber did you sell to the county com
mission o. Newberry countyl
Duncan- Where did you get thal
from? Did he inspire' iti (wnooping
Evans-I did not bother myself to
mention your name.
Duncau, amid much talking and
disquiet, concluded his speech by say
ing that he crushed with scorn this
man (Evans) who resorted to such
methods to dishonor him.
When Duncan had taken his seat
and the band played,. he was called
back tj answer the question of Zeig
Z.igler-IHow much lumber did you
sell to the county commissioners of
Duncau-I don't remember.
Zeigler- What about that male y..A
sola when under mortgage. The
record is in the governor's office.
Duncan-My friend, if I was not
better informed than you I would not
attempt to ask questioas. You had
better go to the governor for an an
swer. I was raised in Newberry. I
have fought my battles in Newberry
My friends and enemies alike will teil
you I am an honorable man. They
decry striking a personal licit below
the oelt. I have not struck such a
blo w except when I:- rad been attack
Tuea came Mayfield and R biason
aspirants for Superintendent of E.lu
cation. They were followed by the
candidates for Governor. Wmtman
was the first introduced.. He said he
was almost broken down and .he must
say tnat if he was howled at or inter
rupted here as he had been alsewhere
h le would leave the stand and ask all
self-respecting Christian gentlemen to
go with him. Then came Mr. tiarri
eon, wno was follo wed by Mr. Cooper,
candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Taen came Messrs Stoukes and Moses,
candidates for Congress. Tnis ended
the spt ating, and the crowd dispersed
in the best ot humor.
A Bloody Riot.
ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. C.-Aspecial to
the JournaL from OpehJta, Ala., gives
Ene folio wmizg particalars of tne p,>iti
cal rios at Five Points near there yes
terday afternoon: "A oaut 7 o'clock
yesterday eventag George Cumbie,
LDemocrat, arrived at b'ive pointsfIrom
LaFayette on horsebackr and rode up
to a crowd which were-discussing poli
tics and yelled Hurrah for Johnston.
1'ais enraged Jap 'Trammell, Populist,
who was one of the crowd, and he at
once snot Cumbie down from his
horse. While Cumbie was dying tne
Populists cut his head from his body.
Young Wnite and Frank Cumbie,
Democrats, set in to .tire on the ta' ee
Trammell and Sadie Wnite all Popu
lists. The following is a list of the
wounded: George Cumbie, killed;
Milt Trammell, Populist, snot, condt
tion unknown; Jap Tramainell, Pop
ulist, shot will die. Young Wnite,
Democrat, shot seriously. All the
parties concierned stand well ini thi'
IsiANAPOLIS, Aug. 5.- P-rof Boone,
a well known hypnotist, put J..J.
W yatt under his mysterious intluence
yesterday and announced that he
would bury his subject and bring him
to next Friday, after an interment of
three days. WVyatt lhad previously
consented to the arrangement and the
burial took place at 14airview park
lastnight at lU:30 o'clock, a tube be
ing passed down to where he lay. He
was buried 4 feet under the ground
and a guard was placed at the grave.
Shortly before noon today Wyatt
came out fronm under the influence
and realizing his situation, began
screaming like a wild man. he was
hurriedly dug up, and it was some
time before ne could be could be
cooled down. lHe protested against a
second interment, but Prof. Boone
soon got him under control and Wy
att was againi put down in the earth.
Tne eper1Iiint is attracting much at
days ago a res pectable white woman
euiploy el a~s a domestic in. a promin
ent family on the border ot Franklin
Parish, was sent across Ten sas R-iver
on an errand, and failing to return in
proper time the family became alarmed
and sent parties in searcha of her. The
searching party after- several hours
found the dead and horribly mutilated
body of the woman in the woods par
tiail concealed by brush. The most
intense excitement followed the dis
cover;, and in a short while the whole
section was aroused and mn the saddle.
saspicion pointed to a white tramp
who b-ad been teen near there. Dogs
were used and in a few hours the
tr'amp was run down, Hie confessed
that he had outraged and then mar
dred her. The crowd bound the
wretch, staked him to the nearest tree
and after burning body and riddling
it with bullets quietly disprsred.
MIXSON TO HUBBELL.
HE MAKES ASTATEMENT ABOUT THE
Be-iterates the Statement That Hablian
Orfered the Rebate-A Little More Insides
Hiatory of the Dispersary is Given.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Aug. 7.--The fol
lowing communications explain them
To the Editor of The State:
In your issue of July 28th you quote
from Barnwell, S. C., under date of
July 27th, as follows:
"It was develop-d today thE State
Liquor Commissioner ' Mixa had
been offered $562.50 per carload in re
bates by We representative of the Mill
Creek Distilling Co.-Mr. Hubbell."
If Commissioner Mixson says I ever
offered him directly or indirectly a
dollar in any shape whatever he states
what is absolutely false.
The Mill Creek Distilling Co.,
Geo. Hubbell, Secretary.
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 5.
WHAT MIXSON SAYS.
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 6, 1896.
To the Editor of The State:
In your issue of today you have a
card signed Mill Creek Distilling Co,
Geo. Hubbell, secretary, in which he
concludes as follows: "If Commis
sioner Mixson says I ever offered him,
directly or indirectly, a dollar in any
shape whatever he states what. is ab
I I have been drawn into this matter
very reluctantly and had hoped that
the matter had blown over and I
would not be required to saygnything,
but as a man who is jealous of his hon -
or and one who is not afraid to resent
an insult, I am forced to make the
following statement of facts:
I have been connected with the dis
pensary since the first conception of
the scheme and was in charge under
Senator Tillman's direction when the
building was being put in fix for bot
tling, Mr. Traxler, then the com
missioner, being at his home
in Timmonsville. quite ill with
typhoid fever. After Mr. Trax
ler's recovery and return, I was re
tained in the capacity of superintend
ent, which position I held until Mr.
Traxler resigned, and I was honored 9
with the appointment.
During my term as superintendent
I naturally discovered that the bulk of
.the whiskies bottled by us was pur
chased from Mill Creek through Mr.
Geo. Hubbell, who was frequently
down here. I also discovered that in
making these purchases Mr. Hubbell,
-or Mill Creek, I should say, was re
-quiring and being paid an interest on
tnem after 30 days, each 30 days call
'ing for more or bigger interest.
On being appointed commissioner in
January, 1895, and being in posession
of these facts of interest-bearing ac
counts, and not intending relie 1
Mr. Traxler till Feb. 1st, I comme
to look around and see if I could not
do something better for the State and
save, at least, the thousands and
thousands of dollars being paid in in
terest to Mill Creek. About Jan. 20,
some 10 days or perhaps more before.
I took charge, Mr. Hubbell showed up
and was anxious to ascertain if I in
tended to continue the trade with him.
My reply was, "That dependa" He
asired, "Depends on what ?" Ireplied,
-On you; 1 want the sami wniskiesor
better, at the same prices or less with
5 per cent. off as discount or rebate."
He seemed to be utterly dumbfounded
and exclaimed: "D)o you want the
earth ?" I replied, "No, but this I
want, and this I intend to have." He
went on to say that my proposition was
one that he nor no one else could en
tertain and wanted to know if I had
calculated the 5 per cent, off. He in
quired wnen I would be in the market
ior purchases, and upon being told
that it would take several days after
Feb. 1st to make the transfer, he asked
me again for the purchases, if I should
need anything bdfore he returned in
February. I told him, "Only on my
On assuming the duties, Feb. 1, I
very soon discovered that I needed
some Bourbon whiskies and wired
him: "same whiskey. same price, 5
off; send me X and XX Bourbon."
I received a wir-e ini reply: "Will
ship at once." A fe w days after this.
I received a letter saying: "Your tele
gram ordering Bourbon received, and
irnowing from its being a wire that
you were in need, we hasten to make
shipment, but we cannot give you the
terms, &c." I immediately wired
him: "Order cars back; won't receive
them only on my terms." In a few
hours I received a wire: "Cars too
far advanced -to order back; rec'eive
them on your terms." In due course
the cars arrived and were received.
Bill for same came in with 5 per cent.
off and was paid.
I do not recollect when nor how of -
ten Mr. Hubbell came to see me in the
few months that followed before the
follo wing Occurred:
lie asked me to take him into the
sample room and show him the XXX
rye that I was purchasing. I did so,
and while in there alone, he and I, lie
offered me his XXX rye at the same
price he had formerly sold it to the
dispensary with the interest on, for
the same price per gallon, 10 per cent.
discount; and, it my memory serves
me correctly, he made the' following
calculation there and then: Cost $2.25
per gallon.; 10 per cent. off, makes
225 cents per gaL; 50) gallons to a bar
rel makes $11.25 and 50 barrels to a
car makes $562.50. I said, "Will you
put this discount on the invoices and
let it show up regularly ?" He replied
that lie could not do so; that he was a.
member of the trust, but for me to
pay the invoices at tue regular price
of $'). 25 per gallon and he would re
turn mue tne 10 per cent. off in cash.
l'his I refused to do and no purchase
has been made from him by me.
These are the facts in the case and
includes all I have said as to Mr. Hub
bell's offer to me. It he says any part
of it is untrue he is a liar.
F. M. Mixson.
A Dispensary shortage.
CHESTEP., S. C., Aug. 5.-After tak
ing tne inventory at the dispensary
on August 1st a shortage was discov
er-ed. Thinking that the error occur
red by overlooking some goods anoth
er inventory was taken yesterday, the
4th inst. There appears to be a short
age of about $640. Dispensary Mc
Daniel who took charge of the Dispen
sary on July 1st has closed its doors
by order of the Board of Control. An
expert is no w working on the books
with the hopes of soon rectifying all
errors and esunming business as usual.