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Dr. Taimag Srm L r
Fr rn F au Ac y
HE POiNTS OUT PAnES
Ot Usetu ness N:t Yet Fully
Occupied. NU of Mora
eker?. The Chu-ch
as a Lifeboat.
In the following serman Dk.
points to fields of usefulne. >
not yet thoroughly culti: ;te d
the need of more activex . T
Romans xv, 20.
upon another mn
In laving c-at z h
ary to-'r i'ui s
the Crisnv e wt- 'e - e s ne
ha'. especial work to : a,. h* mea a
to do it.Wha wat The
grade p e i uteu . tvlhat ,alo
ever lived \\We nc'ern . fM-itaa' r-t.
era are not apt to i tior e Pault. uo
buld on other peoplh ion .e
we erect a church, we fe th it
fied with families all of who r zaive
been pious. Do we atha a Sa~a
school class, we want good bovs and
girls, hair combed, faes tashed, an
ners attractive. So a church in thts
day is apt to be built out i other
chreuhes Some minister spend- al
their time in fishing in other people's
ponds, and they trow the line into
that church pond, and they jerk out a
Methodist, and throw the line into an
other church pond ad bring out a
Presbyterian, or there is a religious
row in some neighboring cinreb, and a
whole school of fish swim -f- from that
pond, and we take them all in with one
sweep of the net. What is gained?
Absolutely nothing 'or the cause ot
Christ. What strengthens an army
new recruits. Wh2e courteous to
those coming fro tihe: ks- we
should build our cre ,Uiea not out
other churches, but outc. the ror':,
lest we build on anotl r man s :ounnas
The fact is, this is a big world.
When in our schoolboy days, we learned
the diameter and circumference of this
planet, we did not learn half. It is
the latitude and longitude and diame
ter and circumference of want and woe
and sin that no figures can calculate.
This cue spiritual continent of wretched -
ness reaches across all zones, and if I
were called to give its ceorgrapnicas
boundary I would say it was bounded
on the north and south and east and
west by the great heart of God's sym
pathy and love. Oh, it is a great world!
Since 6 o'clock this morning GO S0()
persons have been born, and all these
multiplied populations are to be reached
by the gespel. In Ecgland or in our
eastern American cities we are beir;
much crowded, and an acre of ground
is of great value, but in western Ams
rica 500 acres is a small farm and 20 000
acres is no unusual possession. There
is a vast field here and every where u::
occupied. plenty of room mo:e, not
building on another man's foundation.
We need as churches to stop bom
barding the old ironclad sinners that
have been proof agaic -t 20 years of
Christian assault. Alas for that church
which lacks the spirit of evangelism,
spending on one chandelier enough to
light 500 souls to glory, and in one
carved pillar enough to have made a
thousand men "pillars in the house of
our God forever"~ and doing icss good
than many a log cabin meeting house
with tallow candles stuck in wooden
sockets and a minister who ha~s never
seen a college and doe not know the
difference between Greek and Choe'aw.
We need as churches to get into syma
pathy with the great outside world and
let them know that none are so broken
hearted or hardly bestead that they
will not be welcomed. "No!" says
some fastidious Christian. "I don't
like to be crowded in church. Don't
put any one in my pew.~
My brother, what will you dejin heav
en? When a great multitude that no
man can number assembles, they will
put 50 in your pew. What are the
select few today assembled in the
Christian churches compared with the
mightier millions outside of them?
Many of the churches are like a hospit al
that should advertise that its patients
must have nothing worse than tooth
ache or "runrounds," but no broken
heads, no crushed ankles, no fractured
thighs. Give us for treatment moder
ate sinners, velvet coated sinners and
sinners with a gloss on. It is as though
a man had a farm of 3 000 acres and
put all his work on one acre. He may
raise never so large ears of corn, never
so big heads of wheat he would remain
The church of God has bestowed its
chief care on one acre, and has raised
splendid men and women in that small
inlosure, but the field is the world.
That means Ncrth and South America,
Europe, Asia and Africa, and all the
islands of the sea. It is as though
after a great battle there were left 30),
000 wounded and dying on the field,
and three surgeons gave ali their time
to three patients under their chargze.
The major general comes in and says tc
the doctors, "Come out here and see
50,000 dying for lack of surgical atten
dance." -No," say the three doctors,
standing there fanning their patients;
"we have three important cases here,
and we are attending to them, and when
we are not positively busy with their
wounds it takes all our time to keep the
flies off." In this awful battle of sin
and sorrow, where millions have fallen
on millions, do not let us spend all our
time in taking care of a few peonle,
and when the commnand comes, 'Go
into the world,' say practically, "No.
I cannot go; I have here a few che iae
cases, and I am busy keeping ofi the
flies." There arc multitudes today wh
have never had any Christian worke~r
look them in the eye and with earnest
ness in the accentuation say "coie,
or they would long ago have been in
the kingdom. My friends, religion i
either a sham or a great reality. If i
be a sham, let us disband our churche
and Christian associations. If it be a
reaity, then great populations are on
the way to the bar of G ed unfitted i'~
the ordeal. And what are we doing?
In order to reach the mutitd of
outsiders we mus drpa.ehial
ties out of our re-gi a. W\ aen we. talk
to people about tte hynosati uno
and French eneycelopedan"-n and'-s
tiniaism and Ccmpliuen'ini- ve
are impolitie, and as littA 0nder- -
as if a physician should u~l toa r
nary patient about thepria man
interostal muise an-ae me ep
toms. Many of us com u fm
theological seminaries so loaded up thia
,>r- , c' h we kno-., and the
to get our people to
s uch :s we know. and at te
that neither of us knows any
e ought to kuow. Hiare are
d, s of.'.; thous ands of sinning, stru -
, dying people who need to
resa just one thing-that Jesu
Ctrit came to save them and will save
thew ni. But we cot into a profou d
and 1hborate detuition of what iusu
fi-aion is. and aftr all the work thcre
ar not wuside of the barned pro'fes
i og people wh can tel! wh
u n n is- I wIi read you t
-' .- ffi ion is pureiv a
h Meto a judge s1(t12'
* .*' in nha the Sapremo
who is acc'untable to
s a .oue kno-vs the manner
ees of his universal gov
u .: best be obtained, reckons
was done by the substitute
Sanner as if it had been
use who believe in the sub
ute ad, purely on account of this
a method of reckoning, grant,
ui the fall remission of their sins."
Now. what is justification? I will
toll You what jastification is-when a
ginner believes, God lets him off. U e
s:amer in Connecticut I went to a large
factory, and I saw over the door written
the wcords, 'No Aimittance." I en
tercd :d w v ov'r the next door, "No
Ad;ant - tce " coarse I entered.
l gut in.ide and found it a pin factory,
and thy were mAking pins-very scr
fine and useful pins. So the
spirit o exclusiveness has practically
writen wver the outside door of many
a church, "No Admittance." And if
the stranger enters he finds practically
writen over the second door, "No Ad
mittan," and. if he goes in, all over
the pew doors seems written. "No Ad
mittance, while the minister stands in
the pulpit, hammering out his little
niceties of belief, pounding out the
teehnicalities of religion, making pins.
In tIe most practical, common sense
way, and laying aside the nonessentials
and the hard ddiaitions of religion, go
out on the G od given mission, telling
the reoole what they need and when
I and how they can get it.
Comparatively little effort as yet has
been made to save that large class of
persons in our midst called skeptics.
and he who goes to work here will not
he buildirg upon another man's foun
dation There is a large number of
t em They are afraid of us and our
S.or the roason we do not
know I to treat them. Ooe of this
cas n.et Christ. And hear with wl.a.
tenderness and pathos and beauty and
success Christ dealt with him: "Thou
shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart and with all thy soul and
with all thy mind and with all thy
strength. This is the first and great
commandment, and the second is like
unto it-namely, thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself. There is none
other commandment greater than
these." And the scribe said to him,
"Well, master, thou hast said the
truth, for there is one God, and to love
him with all'the heart and all the un
derstanding and all the soul and all the
strength it more than whole burnt of
ferings and sacrifices." And when
Jesus saw that he answered disereetly
he said unto him, "Thou art not far
from the kingdom of God." So a
skeptic was saved in ene interview.
But few Christian people treat the
skeptic in that way. Instead of taking
hold of him with the gentle hand of
love, we are apt to take him with the
pinchers of eclesiasticism.
You would not be so rough on that
man if you knew how he lost his faith
in Christianity. I have known men
skeptical from the fact that they grew
up in houses where religion was over
done. Sunday was the most awtul day
in the week. They had religion driven
into them with a trip hammer. They
were surfeited with prayer meetings.
They were stuffed atdA choked with
eatechisms. They were often told that
they were the worst boys the parents
ever knew, because they liked to ride
da'n hill better than to read Bunyan's
"Pdlgrim's Progress." Whenever father
and r.ether talked of religion, they
drcw down the corners of their mouth
and rolled up their eyes. If any one
thing will send a boy or girl to ruin
sooner than another, that is it. If I
had such a father and mother I fear I
should have been an infidel.
Others were trip ped up by ske pticism
from being grievously wronged by some
man who professed to be a Christian.
They had a partner in business who
turned out to be a first class scoundrel,
though a professed Christian. Many
years ago they lost all faith by what hap
pened in an oil company which was
formed amid the petroleum excitement.
The company owned no land, or if they
did there was no sign of oil produced;
but the prerident of the company was a
Presbyterian elder. and the treasurer
was an Epis copalian vestry man, and one
director was a Methodist class leader
and the other directors prominent mem
bers of Baptist and Congregational
churches. Circulars werc gotten out
telling what fabulous prospects opened
before this c ompany. innocent men and
women who had a little money to in
vest, and that little their all, said, "I
do not know anything about this com
pany, but so many good men are at the
head of it that is must be excellent,
and taking stock in it must be almost
as good -as joining the church." So
they bought the stock and perhaps re
elved one dividened so as to keep them
still, bat after a while they found that
the ce:npany had reorganized and a.d a
diferen't president and different treas
urer and different directors. Other en
gaemetits or ill health had caused the
former officers of the company, with
mny regres, to resign. And all that
the subsctibers of that stock had to
show for their investment was a beauti
fully ornamented certificate. Some.
times that man, looking over his old
papers, comes across that certificate,
and it is so suzgestive that he vows he
wants none of the religion that the
presidenit and trustees and directors of
that oil company prcofessed.
Of course, their rejection of religion
on such grounds was unphilosophical
and unwise. I am told tht many of
the United States army desert every
year, and there are many court martials
every year. Is that anything against
the Uncited States government that
swore them in? And~ if a soldier of
Christ deserts, is that anything against
the Christianity which he swore to sup
port and defend? How do you judge
of the currenoy of a country? By a
contrfeit bili? Now, you must have
pmenee with those who have been
swidled by religious pretenders. Live
in the presence of others a grand, hon
est,. earnest Christian life, that they
may be attracted to the same Saviour
upon whom your hopes depend.
Again, there is a field of usefulness
but little touched, occupied by those
who arc astray in their habits. All
nort hern nations, like those of North
A aeri a and England and Scotland
that is. i the colder climates-are d e
vatdbv alcoholism. They take the
ir to keep up the warmth. In south
ern ecnstries, like Arabia and Spain,
theC blood is so warm they are not
RKyan armies nevet lr.a
gar, but under - ' ne era
temptation r .+ > , i
most mighty, a -- ' -wa urna.
W!hen a osaiS " _. g Wru.g. the
huh-I. :arp h ;.;te .e:al circle
dry,,; him. .,d :cn'es drap him,
; a'! dr~ hion Oi a:! thye en who
- ut uthe trac b it f v ever get on
tain. Near my suin-ner residenc
thcre is a life saving station on the
b;a -i There are all the rop-s and
ro..kre:s, the boats, the machinery for
getting people eff shipwrecks. One
summer I saw there 15 or ') men who
were breakfasting after having jEst
escaped with their lives and notiing
more. Up and down our coasts are
built these useful structures, and the
mariners know it, and they feel that if
they are driven into the breakers there
will be ant from sh :re to come a rescue.
The churches of God ought to be so
many :fe saving stations, not so much
to help those who are is sm~oth waters,
but those who have been shipwrecked.
Come, let us run out the lifeboats! And
who will man them? We do not preach
enough to such men; we hive not
enough fai:h in their release. Alas,
if when they come to hear us we are
laboriously trying to show the diffir
ence between subiaparianiatu and
supralapsarianism. while they have a
hundred vipers of remorse and despair
coiling around and biting their immortal
spirits. The church is not chiefly for
goo.iish sort of men, whose proclivities
are all right and who could get to
heaven prayiug and singing in their
own homes. It is on the beach to help
the drowning. Thcse bad cases ark
the cases that God likes to take hold
of. He can save a big sinner as well
as a small sinner, and when a man
calls earnestly to God for help he
will go out to deliver euch a one. If
it were necessary, Goi would come
down from the sky, followed by all the
artillery of heaven and a million ang-is
with draws swords. Get one hundred
such redeemed men in your churches
and nothing could stand before them.
for such men are generally warm
hearted and enthu4astic. No formal
prayers then. N., heartless singing
then. No cold conventionalisms then.
Destitute children of the street offer
a field of work comparatively unoc
cupied. Tne uncared for children are
in the majority in most of our cities.
When they grow up, if unreformed,
they will outvote your children, and
they will govern your children. The
whiskey ring will hatch out other
whiskey rings, and grog shops will kill
with their hrrid stench public
sobriety unless the church of God
rises up with outstretched arms and in
folds this dying population in her bosom.
Public schools cannot do it. Art cannot
do it. Blackwell's island cannot do it.
Aimshouses cannot do it. Jails cannot
do it. Church of God, wake up to your
magnificent mission! You can do it! Get
somewhere, somehow to work! -And 1
would to God that our cherches might be
so mighty in prayer and work that they
would become a thundering legion before
which the forces of sin might be routed
and the gates of hell might tremble.
Launch the gospel ship for another voy
age. Heave away now, lads! Shake out
the reefs in the foretopsail! Come, 0
heavenly wind, and fill the canvas! Je
sus aboard will assure our safety. Jesus
on the sea will backon us forward. Jesus
on the shore will welcome us into har
THE FIRST FROSTS.
A Statement of Some Interest at This
The following table gives the dates
of first light and first killing frosts in
the fail, and the last killing and the
last light frosts in the spring of the
years since 18S7. at Columbia and vi
inity, and was prepared Wednesday
by the United States weather bureau:
1S87-First light in fail. Oct. 16;
first killing in fall, Nov. 13.
1888-First light in fall, Sept. 30:
first killing in fall, Nov. 12; last killing
in spring. March 9; last light in spring,
1889-First light in fall, Oct. 8; first
killing in fall, Nov. 19; last killing in
spring, Feb. 24; last light in spring,
A pril 9.
1890--First light in fall, Oct. 2S;
first killing in fall. Oct. 28; last killing
in spring, March 17: last light in spring,
1891-First light in fall, Nov 7; first
killing in fall, Nov. 7; last killhag in
spring. April 5; last light in spring,
1892 -First light in fall, Oct 26; first
killing in fall, Oct. 26; last kiiling in
spring. March 11; last light in spring,
1893-First ligh t in fall, Oct. 15; first
killing in fall, Oct. 30; last killiing in
spring, March 19: last light in spring,
1894-First light in fall, O:t. 15;
irst killing in fall. Nov. 11; last killing
in spring. March 30; last light in spring,
1895 -First light in fall. Oct. 2; first
killing in fall. Oit 21; last kilitg in
spring. March 23; last light int spring.
1896 -First light in fall. Sept. 24;
first killing in fall, Oct. 19;!last killhng
in spring, Mar ch 21; last light in spring,
A pril 5
1897-First light in fall, Nov. 4; first
kiling~ in fall. Nov. IS; last kilihng in
spring. March 25; last iight in spring,
A pril 21.
1898--First light in fall, Oc. 15;
fi-s-. killing in fall, Nov. 25: last killing
in spring, April 7: last light in spring,
1899 -First light in fal!, Nov. 4: first
killing in fall, Nov. 25; last killing in
spring, April 1;I; last iight in spring,
190-Last killing in spring, April
1; last light in spring, April 13.
The shooters and killers of Green
ville have started thc month of October
with a rceord that promises that the
county shall maintain its reputation
"along this line." A shooting s trapec
occurred Monday afternoon at about
6 o'clock at the Monaghan cotton mills,
just outside the city limits, which will
probaly resuli in the death of one
man and possibly two.
Shot at a Frolic.
A killing took place Sunday morning
at a "frolice" at Big Brown creek.
Union County Whilst they were dane
ing, K. Spencer, colored, was shot
through the right side. causirg his
death. Dave Wal~ser aid Ned S..ith,
both colored, hav'e been nrrested and
held on suspicion. Chas. Meadows,
colored, was held as a witness, and on
leaving the court house was arrested
for stealing a pig and sint to jail.
Gainesville, G a., Dee. 8, 1899
Fitts' Antiseptic invigorator has
been used in my family and I am per
feetly satisfied that it is all, and will
d all, y-ou claim for it. Yours truly,
A B. C. Dorsey.
P. S.-I am using it now myself.
It's doing me good.-Sold by The Miur
ray Drug Co., Columbia, S. C., and all
SENT TO THE REAR.
The Colored Brothers Rule The
WHITE LEADERS IGNORED.
Personal of the Electorial Ticket.
Decisien Notto Nominate a
Ticket for State
The State Repui-lican convention met
Wednesday in the hail of the house of
representatives. For three days prior
to the convention a hot fight has been
waged as to the State chairmanship.
Deas, always one of Webster's right
hand men, a colored man led, the fight
and he is on top. He has been made
State chairman, being the first to hold
the place since Robt. Eiliott. The cen
vention was nearly three hours late in
assembling owing to the fight going on.
When it Y as called to order Deas stat
ed that he had won his battle and the
convention would amount to nothing
more than a ratification of what had
been accomplished. Such proved to be
the ease, r-nd Webster, Tolbert and
other white leaders step aside so far as
this convention and the State organiza
tion are concerned, Small defeating
Wlieeler, a white man, tor vice chair
At 2:20 o'clock the convention was
c:lcd tu order by State Chairman R
It. i'oloert and the proceedings were
opened with prayer by the Rev. W. V.
Bieckett of the Charleston district.
While the convention call was being
read by Secretary Johnson, Gen.
Robert Smalls and E. W. Screven
stuck up on the desk tngraved por
traits of McKinley and Roosevelt. The
convention's personnel was about the
same as in past years.
The roli was then called as follows:
Abbeville-R H Tolbert, H R Lati
mer, M 1 Anderson.
Aiken-E J Dickerson, Sherman
Taylor and R B Perry.
Anderson-E F Cockran, J S Adams,
M S Smith, A C Garrison and E B
Barnweli-W S Dixon, P B Mc
Knight and J A Davison.
Bamberg-B D Jeter and C P Robin
Beaufort-Robert Smalls, G A Reed,
I H Smith and J A Washington.
Berkeley-D f Middleton, A P Proi
leau, R H Jenkins and T L Jaudon.
Charleston-W D Crum, G I Cun
ningham,,H W Purvis, T L Grant, V
H Grayson, C M English, W W Beck
ett, J Pawley and B J Bailey.
Chester -J C Atkinson, A Davie
and John taisholm.
Chesterfield-M D McFarland and
B E Commander.
Cherokee-J F Jones and A R N
Clarendon--R A Stewart, Edwin
Wells and Julius Durant.
Colleton-E D Bnnett, B Levy and
R W Magwood.
Darlington-E HI Deas, Z WV Wines
J T Rafra.
Dor.chester-J H Abbey.
Edgcfield-P Simpkins, A WV Simp
kins and B L Odom.
Fairfield-Preston Rion, I S Btrd
and B S Rice.
Florence-M WV Harreil, J E Wil
son and J R Levy.
Georgetown-J A Baxter nni J WV
Greenville-L F Goldsmith, Thomas
Brier, J A Brier, .J P Scruggs and J
Greenwood-J WV Tolbert and L C
Horry-N WV Goss and B3 G Collins.
Kcrshaw-W E~ Bykin, J D) McL~s
ter and F Pearce.
Lancaster-F R Massey and Joseph
Laure'ns-P~ S Suber, J M Robertson
and L WV C Blaleek.
Lexington-B 1 Hayes and W A
Marion-M K Holloway, Anderson
General and T D) Williams.
Marlboro E J Sawyer, R A Drake
and Gieorge Pegues.
Newberry-Rl E Wiliianms, S Young
and D Boozer.
Oconee-A (3 Merrick and N A
Or-angeburg-E A Webster, J H
Fordham, A. Lathrvp, P M General,
and M J Frederick.
Piekens-A M Morris and P~ L Lit
Richland-E WV Screven, L Prior,
L C Scott a~d J H Weston.
Saluda-M WV Watson and J WV
Spartanburg-B3 F Means, HI D A
Smith. LabaLn Morgan, H D Harris and
J H Hartwell.
Sazmter-R M Wallace, G WV Mur
ray, R H Riebardson, WV W Ramsey,
Jr., WV T Andrews.
Uion-J C Hunter, J P Sartor and
J E Harris.
Williamsburg-James Tharpe, Z R
Cooperand A Lewis.
York-G A Watts, C P T White,
Reece Foster, D) A Wilsn and J J
There were in the convention about
twenty white men. J. H. Fordhamn, of
:angeburg, was made temporary
chairman, and Rev, J. H-. Johnson was
elcted temporay secretary. Tnae tem
porary organ zation was made perna
nnt. Smialls wanted to nominate a
Sate tict, but this was not acted on,
and the convention proceeded to nomi
nate a chairrman. D~eas was elected by
accamation, as Smails said he ought to
be. The white delegates took their
medicine like little men.
J. WV. Wheeler of Charleston, a white
man, was nominated for vice chairman,
with quite a blow of eloquence.
Sherman Taylor of Airen, after walk
ing up and down for quite a while and
working himself up to the proper pitch,
began a speech that was the greatest
ever heard in the old hall. He finally
"shouted" in his excitement and ran a
foot race with himself up and down the
door, lie nominated Robt. Smalls and
sank, some say, into unconsciouness
from over exhaustion. He pointed to the
portrait of Ben Tillman and fairly
screamed. None could understand what
A roll call vote was taken and Small-s
was elected by a vote of 5S to 47.
The election was about to be made
unanimnous, but there being opposition,
Geo. 1 Cunningham wanting the vote
to stand as it was, Smalls said he ap
preciated thi.s vote miore than any he
had ever receileed in this State.
The con rention then proceeded to
elect nominees for tso members of the
State executive cowmittee from the
S ate at large.
D.eas notninated RI. R. Tolbert and
E A. Webster and they were elected.
Then there was a great racket, many
proteting against the way the me m
ec. Small said tnst wontt dGe, Ibe
we can whip Webster, and I want
o in him alive.
i 3.t a motion rjshced through
then to ,,eve the convent= t divide into
ri-tricts and sel(et oL.er embere
thee from each ditrict.. This was
done, while Smaills. P1v's and other-;
wt re vigor"-uely kicking against the
cl-tion of Toibert and Webster.
F. r t l).trict-J A Baxter, G A
R. . T lr,
S.nd i-E J Dickerson, W S Dixon,
Third-.J S Adams, A D Merrick, R.
Fourth-B F Means, L F Gold
smith, L W C Blalock.
Fifth-W E Boysin. F R Massey,
C .1 Pride
Sxth-Dr J I L vy, E J Sawyer,
R A Stewart.
Seventb-A Lathrop, W W Ramsey,
Jr.. .J U Abbty.
Dias then stated that the convention
had been in session de facto since the
last evening at 7 o'clock. He thoreupon
moved to leave the selection of the nine
presidential ekctors to the State execu
Gen. Smalls hoped that the motion
would not prevail. They had 124 men
here who had conic here to name thete
electors. Were they incompetent? Did
they have to leave it to 25 creatures of
the conventionb. Who could they ex
pect to vote for a ticket they could
not nominate? He regretted that the
motion came from the State chairman.
They should nominate the ticket them
selves. There were men all over the
country who were willing to vote for
the ticket. He would advocate the
nomination of an entire State ticket.
(Applause) Put them up and let them
down if They would. They had on the
statute books the most infamous 1 ;W
ever known and the administration of
it was worse than the law. It was best
to show the people of the north aid
east that th y were being counted out.
Tillman would say, if they named no
ticket that the people were satisfied
with the law. The Democratic party
don't respect a quiescent Republican.
Thera were plenty in the party to say
on the outside "I'm a southern Demo
crat and a northern Republican." He
was speaking what he believed to be
right. Gen. Smalls said ha had called
the first gathering of the Republicans
ever held in the State. He did not
want the party disbanded in this way.
Couldn't they find nine men out of of
fiee for electors. He had spoken a
week ago of the disfranchisement on
the same platform with Roosevelt. Had
they hired Ben Tillman and sent him.
out they could not have done the Re
pulican party more good. If South
Carolina continued to defraud them of
their vote the day would soon come
when South Carolina would have one
instead of seven congressmen. No
man loved his State better than he did.
He came to the State against his will.
(Applause.) When McKinley is elect
ed there will be white men by the hun
dreds knocking at the door of the party
to get in.
A motion to table the motion of Deas
The convention then proceeded to
elect electors. Dickerson impressed
upon them the necessity for putting
out a strong electoral ticket. They
wanted a ticket that would get the
A committee of nine to select elec
tors and report them to the convention
was aked for.'
Murray wanted the convention to
eltet the two members at large and the
delegations from the districts get to
gether and name the others. Murray's
Chirman Dleas then nominated Dr.
Crum and L. WV. C. Blalock as the two
electors at large. They were elected
The other electors were named as fol
First-Geo. Holmes, Beaufort.
Second-T A. Odom, E"dgefield.
Third-J. W. Tolbert, NinctV-Six.
Fifth -Ri P. Roberts, Cherokee.
Sixth-M. K. Holloway, Marion.
Seventh-Geo. W. Murray, Samter
Gen. Smalls then moved to proceed
with the nomination of a full State
Deas moved to lay the motion on the
table as a piece "of absolute foolish
nersj" but later withdrew the mrotion.
Gen. S~nalls then move d that a comi
mittee be sprointed to name a full
State ticket cr report the reasons why
it should not be named.
Boykin moved that Smalls be nomi
nated governor, and moved to lay the
motion on the table.
The Sma!! motion was then adopted
and the committee was appointed as
First--G. I. Cunningham.
Third-E. F. Cockran.
Fourth-E. WV. Screven.
Fifth?-W. E. Boykin.
Sixth-J. E. Wilson.
At Large-Robert Smalls, chairman;
E. A. Webster.
Dickerson wanted a fe w words sent
to the people of the north. He said
some colored man north had said that
Republican success meant no more
than Democratic success. In the north
they had gone to the Democratic party.
All these had been sent back to the
Republican party by the race trouble
recectly in New York. He would ad
vise them to go to McKinley. Bryan
represented a certain class of men in
this State from whom they had noth
ing to expect Those who were in the
north bhould vote for McKinley.
The committee on nominations then
reported as follows through Gen.
-Th~e committee on nominations for
a Srate ticket beg leav'e to report that
they hsve considered the expediency of
placiog a State ticket in the field, and
after careful consideration, they are
unanimously of the opinion that it
wold be impracticable and inadvisa
ble at this time to make nominations
for State offiers in view of the fact
that the present unjust and unfair reg
itration and election laws practically
disfranchise nine-tenths of the Repub
lican voters of this State."
The convention then adopted the
usual resolution of thanks to its offi
cers, and the new list of county chair.
men was made up.
'Ihen came the ad journment sine die
at 1(1:20) o'clock.
This Fixes It.
M~r. J. A. Baker of Armstrong, ac
cording to the Greenville News, ex
hiited three eggs recently that had
urious protuberances on the little
ends that bore a resemblance to W. J.
and B. He considers it a sure prophecy
>f Bryan's election, and says if it so
turns out he will contribute the hen
to the Bryan ovation.
Can't Beat Him.
Senator Tillman, who is stumping for
Bryan out West, says the Republicans
annot put up enough boodle to defeat
the will of the people at the polls this
sme. We hope and believe the senator
GEN. L. U. BUTLER
Republicans Are Gloating Over His
.nti-Th moeratic Views.
Gen. 31 attht w C. Butler ex Cui e i
States senator fr' m South Caroitn. is
in danger (i b-:ing denounced as an
enemy of the $,uth and a traitor to his
party by some of the rampant party
men and rapers of the South. who can
see only evil in every man that dares to
say that Bryanism is not what the
South needs. In an interview published
in the New York Times, Gen. Butler is
quoted as follows:
"The South has never been so pros
perous at any times since the civil war
as it is today, and I think that this
gratifying condition of affairs is due
principally to the high prices at present
being paid for cotton. I believe, fur
ther, that if the present conditions
continue it will only be a short time
till the South is throughly on her feet
again. In saying this I do not speak
as a politicians for I have been out of
politics now for many years, but from
the standpoint of a southern farmer,
to which class I belong."
"How about the political outlook in
the sc.uth, general?
"Well, now you have asked me a
hard question. There is where the ne
gro comes in. If it were not for him, I
belive that the extience of the pres
ent political conditions in the South,
which are du.) to the domination of
populistic ideas, would undoubtedly be
rebuked by the people south of Mason
and Dixon's line. Many persons in
the South see in protection, expecially,
a very beneficial thing to everybody
"How about the question of imper
ialism in the Sjuth?'
'Personally, I am an expansionist.
I think the Demoeratic party made a
mistake when they raised the cry of
anti-imperialism, and I don't believe
that there is any such thing. As for
the Southern people, I don't see how
any of them, especially those in the
cotton business, can see anything not
beneficial to them in the policy of ex
"I think Mr. McKinley has made
a most excellent presiednt. He is thor
oughly conscientious, intensely pat
riotic, and has the best interest of the
country, north and south, at heart.
Synopsis of Game Laws.
Below will be found a synopsis of
the game laws of South Carolina.
Mongolian Pheasants-It is unlaw
ful to kill or catch any Mongolian
pheasants until January 1, 1905.
Deer-It is illegal to kill or hunt
deer, or chase them with dogs be
tween Febuary 1 and September 1,
except in the counties of Clarendon,
Berkeley, Georgetown, Marion, Col
leton, Dariington, Williamsburg,
Horry, Maalboro and Kershaw, in
which counties it is not lawfut be
tween Febuory 1, and August 1.
Other birds-It is illegal between
April 1 and November 1 to hunt or
kill any wild turkey, partridge., quail,
woodcock cr pheasant. It is unlawful
to kill or hunt doves betwveen March 1
and August 1, and to kill at any time
during the year ony of the birds named
by fire light or flash light.
Non-resident license-Non rcs'dents
may purchase a license for shoot
ing game of any kit~d; cost $25
This coes not app~y to presons hune
ing or killing game on their own
Fire hunting-It is unlawful to hunt
with fire in the night.
Sale- It is unlawful to sell part
ridges or quail, until November 1,
Penalties are attached to each of
the above named laws.
Weekly Cotton statement.
Se.retary Hester's weekly New
Orleans e tton exchange s:aten.ent
shows for the five days of O,,tober an
increr.Ee (ver hist year of 59 000; fox
the -35 days of the season that have
elapsed the aggregate is behirnd the 35
days of la-it year 180,000
The amount brought i sto sight dur
irug the past week has been 414,321,
against 410,625 for the seven days end
in1g Octobter 5 last year.
'The movement since Se pt. 1 shows re
ceipts at all Unittd States ports 876,141
against 974.663 last year. Overland,
aeross the M1ississippi, Ohio and Po
tomac rivers to norm hprr mills and Jan
ada 41,48l against 85.280 last year; itt
teric~r stoeks in excess of those held at
the close of the commec cial year 167 61
against 192,007 last year; southern mnll
takings 14 't280, against 140,534 last
Foreign exp'rts for the week have
been 230 553 asairst 190,015 last y ear.
Northern midi takings and Canada
during the past seven days show a de
crease of 11,116 as compared with the
corresponding period last year. The
total takings of American mills, north
and south and Canada thus far for the
season have been 21fi.174 against 306,
617 last year.
Stocks at the seaboard and the 29
leadi:ng southern interior cetntres have
increased during the week 105,73S
balks againstan increase during the ecr
responditng period last season of 129,
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Balm Co.. Atlanta. Ga.
Killed by a Spider.
A ieuecr from Union to The S;.ate
says a short ti.no ago M1r. Toma E sbuks
was bitten on th2 ief: leg by a large
spider. Inflamatoui 'resulted and Dr.
Going was called in, but he could do
nothing M1r. Esvbanks died Thurs
day afternoon at 5 o'clock, after suffer
ing terrible agony. His remains were
buried in the family lot. He leaves a
wife and six children. The people of
Union express their deepest sympathy
to the family.
What He bIans
Mark Hluna says the bisiness man
s a great force in politics. Het means,
f course, the business man who is at
the head of a trust and who contributes
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ,
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
DIED FROM HIS WOUNDS. H1 H) drick, came upon the scene and
assured the men that Wilson had been
A Very Sad Ending of a Deplorable carried to Columbia and advised them
t> go home and let the law take its
Accident. course This the leaders promised to
We regret to announce that Mr. J.but not
We rgre toannuncetha Mr J.before the party was fully convinced
W. H. HA drick, of Knotts Mill, who that Wilson was not in Orangeburg.
was run into and injured on last Sunday We are satisfied had Wilson been here
afternoon week by a negro in a buggy, he would have been lynched or some of
died on the Tuesday following. "It the party would have been hurt in an
seems that Mr. Hydrick and his wife effort to get him if there had been re
were returning home from Ebenezer sistance to their demands.
Church, which is a few miles west from TAKEN TO COLUMBIA.
Woodford, where Mr. Hydrick had just Wilson was taken to Columbia on
addressed the Sunday-school. While Thursday afternoon, on the Atlantic
driving along in his buggy in the road, Coast Line road at about five o'clock
just this side of Jeffecat's bridge, Mr. via Sutter. After the tragedy Wilson
Hvdrick heard a commotion behind and was arrested and placed in the Orange
a negro driving his horse at full speed burg j ,;l Thursday several men were
towards him. The negro hallooed to seen in Orangeburg from that section,
him to get out of the road and this Mr. who secretly set to work to find out
Hydrick attempted to do. He was in how many would j in them in lynching
a cut of the public road, going down Wilson Sheriff Dukes received defi
grade, and on aecount of the piling on nite information that an organized at
each side of the road it was impossible tempt would bc made at 1 o'clock
for him to get out of the way. Any- Thursday night, and immediate! stated
how, Mr. Hydrick drove his buggy as that fact to Judge Buchanan, who wa
far on one side as he could, placing his; holding court in Oange.burg, and ob
buggy so that his wife would be next to tainedan order to take Wilson to the
the bank aid remaining himself in the pententiary. The negro was placed in
buggy about midway of the road. The the custody of Deputy Sheriff W.
horse came at full speed from behind Hampt'n Dakes and driven by a back
and leaped upon his buggy and on Mr. street to the Atlan is Coast Line depot
Hydriek He was knocked several and c rried to Colonbia, where he new
feet away and remained insensible for is in tho penite:lti try. Wilson will be
some time. Mrs. Hydrick was also brought back to Orangburg and tried
knocked out of her buggy and injure a at the next term of court -Oangeburg
Negroes near-by came to their assis T',ies and Democrat.
tance when they heard .rs. FHydrick's
scream and she ran to the house of her MAN AND boUSE TRAP.
brother-in law, Mr. Paul Livingston,
who lived only a short distance away Wreckaae Made by an Exciting
Mr. Livingston went to Mr. Hydrick's counter Between Them tn .
relief. He was moved as soon as possi- - Dark Room.
ble and r covered only for a little while
after the injury. He complained of "Talk about your peculiar mishaps,"!
severe pains in his het d which hal d ayugmnt ren
been internally injured. He lingered Tines-emocrat reporter, "something
until Tuesday, when he died. It is happened to our boarding-house the
said that after the accident Wilson in- other night that I think is entitled to
diffureutly adjusted his own harness first money. One of our lodgers is .i
and drove away, leaving Mr. Hdriek ver fat man, who has a job as bookdrk
on the ground, without even off rirg keprg hlsl os erte
any assistance or expressing regrets river. Well, he has a room directly un-t
over the afirir. It is also said that a cr mine, and lately we have all beenj
short distance back the negro was seen bothered more or less by mice. The
beating his horse and drdving him at landlady declared war on them, andf-_
full speed and most carelessly. It is for light artillery she bought a iot
also reported that this negro was kno vn of small wire traps - those dome
as a reckless driver and that it was his shaped affairs with holes around the:
delight to drive around people on the top for the beasts Lo stick their head
highway and that he was often reckless into.
in so doing. The report is that afterr "The servant put one in each room,
the negro stated that he could have , and a few evenings ago, when she
sTopped his horse after seeing Mr. Hv- as going around baiting the lot, was
drck ahead of him in the cut, but h, careless enough to leave the fat man's
was afraid he might break his harness. standing on top of his dresser. He
It was this remark that s:irred tw e happened to be out attending a sing
community and caused them to deter lag society that night and didn't get
mine to lynch him. Their reasonie~ home until about one a. o. His room
was that if :Wson was so reckless ef was pitch dark, but he knew there
human life as to valte his harness more were some matches on the dresser,
he esevedtobe ut o dat as tdemouing bc aoul across'cloc
punihmet tohimanda lesont T hu lor.day beghand aingmeodi for ste
ers.Durog te wntermonhs i taiboedAtab ourto tae ilong tthe
ingnegoeswit tamsoftn eusemetetucky This fer at plaed in
"swah up" ad "n'ro escpes"by n fte Daenriven of th mousk
ther r-kl.ssan- caile divig aon strap, and the Athng nCappe Lin depm
many(f he u~ rods n andi liech wri tof oua, ulld he n.
z~nsin L,! atntctn ni~ hi b in "Now ier-ite ifyou Wilson cillnb
seemed to s'ir thoeht bek t Oranebur and woltelyusl fyuw riedl
causd te dsir toavege r.y- ag arond inr of cor romandeborg
drck'sdeathWrenkowe mnser suddnl E iedyog
We udertan tht Wtronc'ams y teofner Bewnd h on a re
tha hi hrsewasrunin a~ayandtsa I ould pranbto aewlen
tha h coldnotavd rnnng nt! jsappne lou rth a boardn-hos tHe
Mr.Ilyric'sbagy, ut hefacs :r~ othe , ogh course, thati ete tn
all gaist sch throry Inthe firs ht hoed him was ouloger, and whe
plac hegav th endnged rtesverie fto manwoka It o his anoken
no wrnig ofthefacttha iihorecoeed inha whores hofs near mice
was running awayder mhichandeatelyw havetahdbencutIne ot e
shone bysuisance toc them tego was seen ofherefore he cae by. mice. Tuh
teacidenti Worsen' hdr~esodteie htI a iving creaturt
aly repotil that rthinedr wa ever nd twsteaeepandatr
aagrceshs driver and thatites eddwrhhis rid oecaet h
forlimh to drive aof. It pl stnd t c-hale adgttnldu ihtefr
highwayaandftha he was rutng reckless re
befe he sateden that heol wohave ecm t eois omn
hav oppeduhis to ru wa after en r he difrnvhns- sc hr pc
adn. Tha fhim inethe plai, and hVl oft- ei ytrbtyuko
s afril he tomiht soea hr ress. wesyIstobm nt lh
pInt ion ofhi rrktat condred i hearilsnadrkom d h
mishes to esybih hi Thinoceanc.If otodnr rusacs n
Waslshnt's ""oso was o r ckess awyofamnwiha ouetphngn
purposle sto r u doin hres H mrco hwi a ht is eloefmra
he dsere ater bel all be idesateda terrtaawkee e n h
wuhmen t ilo imru back alsnd tid nettigI er a a-ceso
i WgAegreD wtO LYaCs often offihtu rahssee t h
theiroiee-kf-breandngarlaes, driving feotg
Wen< the newsi road Mr. yrc citor lt,-aln untueadtn
deaithe sa aronowher halved ten ypoaiy cudhv wr
pope becamed.er ininnt thed t tatm eiho wshaigasl
Wseeeon ws'ei the custoy ofneelsosy h hl os a
Scused Dhekesr and wavenfnged Mr. tHey- I oet O orenbd
couty ail Tesethratscoingto aanady tolae war In dteman
the arsof Wlso's ifeshei of small wie taps awu thow s one
graped Gvernr Mc~eenyas sha.prgessd u a restles Itroud ote
lows rom orth:andThen en puhe opein ec doomw
"My hsb~n in ran~burgJ wil gogaoundbokee baitting the t a
Dangr 'flynhingtonght Ples tadlng o troop otally collse,H
havehimproectd. whpee the m outa atteingaig
"Minie iho." i ingerciet tht foo ig ttd ithe
vicu inormtio asto te afai, hom"e untl-pou t ondie shel . oHisdroo
~ta a a os toknw watthetc grm wave pitdch dak more picwtereu
mean in rderto et iformn wrun.esne thesn a h dseaserz~
uponwhic to t.the overor and, g mn ca utiously ross asthe
graped te opratr atNortas flwor he reponspibe forounedaforgth.
los:box. lAdad declar the ft ungeh
"Whois M~ni Wilon'shusandwil he stoc hi fat soemsed into
and ithwhatcrie ishehargd" nte, and the seares by the mouse
"WilieWisonra hi hrseovr actray, nhe wantg remnaedon for
man nd illd hm Te ngoianhileatedw fgr th buhlockofhi
hishore ad bggyint Mr Hyric' nve a ie uit o cthe ruind
bnpg su nght nd trew im-inu the attlIroudn' clerk surprised
self nd wfe ot an it redhim on-i thecae ore i thyourts prwt
ternlly.The eop~ thik hewa g theroundeinra ark 'Exibi A.'" om
drue andersdtare tating caotms- -
t.ha t thi nk e wa irntnded killin Frmteandut' ibay
hat beudnt a voideam hr atnight Anktketomth irryoh
thiki. Hydick's ing, the ahose :-rits akRslt a fe h
paher v tolhhim ey enad pt esolt a ruh noN Lno
noarnin of m trhl cary themthrhi habrormbr2.se5,hsreet
doe guar shouseind oudhe wag s ot of be ient h lcktn eo
there. *T he rmisethed ae afigtoeralibrytBanodCn. h
theagegtngt."so' horltewasoe fshetheeshp
Auel utlh F.aie whatev. e t u n15 ytefrts oen
Thegovrno an th jatn en-Inby5 the shipe an hungzon Ifast Ine
c'rl kpt n cosecomuniatin w t sa wenvon l ch ann l ha was wledn
Uragebngandas her wa no~ cojus t lodrite morte athan id- mie
dence of any troubupolednooactione, tha the pakIeth asfud ing5
TRE LNCHR.S CME he trsbed to npkut oft i hnde en
Abou twohunred enarme ~coyagerele t corpso toiemadct
theteeh cme o ranebug fom gtat had Newenugton. The othas
lync thenegr Wilon Tursdy a ter-eaieae~ that was wly cereae,
ted at the time, and eeralyinde
noonmd eenin. Soe ofthe en rd, thav e refeied c e capeith
fohi tron. ie ofa. Iee stakn to rea- hal not theanld upwihthfr
sonbi threefhi hourseforeas runig ofay
Suerfoe the A tlnti thast woLnd h t~t ora as nl
road wiLaei the eving m the pr~ ex- ai etn: ~1.'n h cntcl
plnotbling tfhat brWialson hdc bee heea btro thsuncTrey
se to olumbaisise nocng If uks iIte tMdi a
tshe alarim,t theiws utryr efthsptbeash asn en
A.hen heik anewshe of Mr. Hydr iaicir orayaro o