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MANY IMPORTANT MEASURES INTRO
DUCED AN REFERRED.
Tho Oommltloo? llurU ut Work on tho Hov.
oint Mutton? Koforrcd Oullhio ot tho
Now Ordlimncctt Proponed.
C?L?MMA, S. ?., September 17.
Special : This is tho eighth tiny of tho
session of Hie Constitutional Conven
tion . Up to dato there has boon only
ono ordinanco passed-that oreating
Saluda County. But it is not tobo
inforrod that eithor tho Convention or
its sovoral committees have been kilo.
In fact they havo boon industriously
at work. There seems now to bo a
goneral understanding that all meas
ures, as thoy aro introduced, shall bo
roforred to tito appropriate committco,
- and that theso committees will not im
port, at least on tho moro important
matters, till af tor tho ?3rd inst. That
day marks tho limit of tho time in
whidh ordinances mav bo introduced.
Tho committees will* considor, com
paro and digest all tho measures sub
mitted, and out of theso report ono
(on oach of tho sovoral subjects) in tho
shhpH cf an ordinanco. Thon, in the
course of tho discussion of tho mens
uro, tho different delegates may sub
mit their viows in tho shape of amend
ments. In this way tho onliro subject
matter embraced in any proposed or
dinanco will como up for roview at
ono time.- This plan, it is believed,
will not only save time but will pro
mote intelligent work.
Thero woro quito a number of now
measures introduced today, somo of
thom of very great importance.
TO HUN C0UNTU5S ON A CASU 11AHIS.
Mr. Henderson, of Aiken, has pre
sented a plan lo run counties on a cash
Whereas, in most if not iii all the
counties of tho Stato tho taxes aro
never realized until a year after tho
lovy, and consequently tho contracts
for ordinary county purposes and for
tho running of tho schools havo to bo
made on a credit instead of on a cash
basis; and whoreas, this is au evil
' which ought to bo remedied :
1. That a commission bo, and is
hereby, appointed, consisting of his
Excellency, tho Qovornor. tho Comp
troller Gonoral and tho Stato Treasur
er, whoso duty it shall be to ascertain
what money would bo necessary to
placo tho various countios of this Stato
on a cash basis as to thoir ordinary
county and school expenses at tho bo
ginning of tho next fiscal year.
2. That said commission whon they
have ascertained said amount bc. and
thoy aro hereby, authori/.cd and em
powered in tho name of the Stato to
proparo and havo issued coupon bonds,
payable lo bearer, which shall bo reg
istered with tho Stato Treasurer ac
cording to tho custom in such cases,
to the amount necessary lo raiso the
amount needed for said purpose and
tho necessary expenses of floating thc
bunds: That said bonds shall bo iii
such denominations and duo at such
limo as said commission may deom ox
pediont, and shall draw a rato of inter
est not to exceed'li por cent, per an
num. That said bonds when pr?parai
shall bo signed by tho Governor arul
Secretary of Stale and scaled with UK
great seal of tho Stato and tho bred!
of tho State is hereby pledged for theil
3. That said bonds when so oxecutet
and issued shall bo sold at not les
than par by said commission, and tili
money derived therefrom, after pay
ing expenses of the issuanco and salo
shall bo paid into tho Stato treasury
that tho samo shall bo paid out by Iii
State Treasurer to the various count;
treasurers of tho Stato as soon as priCc
ticablo in tho amount ascertained b;
tho commission to bo needed by th
counties to run tho county and schoc
business on a cash basis, and when s
paid said funds shall bo subject to th
check of tho county and school au
thorities lo meet tho expenses of th
ensuing fiscal year, 1895-00.
4. That the Goneral Assembly at it
next session shall aulhorizo a 'levy fo
ordinary county and school purpose
in their respectivo counties lo bo col
lected at tho end of tho fiscal yea
1895-96, to bo used for running th
counties on a cash basis during tho fis
cal year 1890-97.
5. That on and after tho limo whei
tho Stato Treasurer shall havo pail
into tho' respective county trcasuric
tho proceed bonds as funded for afore
said, all contracting ollicials of thoi
respective oountics whether for ord:
nary county oxponses o.' for schoc
X>urposcB shall bo held responsible fo
all contracts entered into by thor
over and abovo tho cash they ma
havo to thoir credit to meet thc same
and their oflicial bonds aro heroby d<
dared bound for tho samo.
?. That tho said commission sha!
report thoir actions and doings as t
said bonds to tho next G euora! Assen
bly and its successors bo and is horob
authorized and required from year t
year, according to tho length of th
issuanco of said bonds, lo lovy upo
each county which shall receivo th
benefit of said fund a suitable amour
to repay tho amount of said bonds t
tho Stato, and tho said funds so vi
' ceived from tho various counties sha
ho used by tho Stato Treasurer as
sinking fund to pay said bonds und(
such Act of tho Goneral .Assembly i
may bo passed on thc subject.
TWO SUFKltAUIO PLANS.
By Mr. D. H. Russell, of Andorsoi
To regulate tho right to voto. Th
ordinanco confers tho right to vote o
all malo persons, except paupers an
convicts, who aro citizens of tho Stai
v v and of tho United States, who ca
read any part of tho Stato Constitutif)
m English, who has lived in tho Stai
two years and in tho county ono yea
and who has duly paid his poll ta:
Provided, that no person shall bo tl
niccl tho right to voto who has bec
on gaged in any capacity of tho lan
or naval forces of tho United States (
of this Stato or of any othor Stato or <
tho Confederate States in any of tl
wars in which this country has bec
engaged since tho Declaration of Ind
pohdonco, nor thoir malo descendait
m either tho malo or female lino.
By Mr. W. B. Wilson, of York: 'I
regulate the right to vote. This pr
posed ordinanco is a modification <
tho Mississippi plan. Tho voter mu
bo a male citizen, and a resident of tl
county six months and of tho Sta
twelve months. Ho must havo pa
all taxes. Ho must bo ablo to roi
any section of tho Slate Constitutif
or to givo a reasonable interpr?tatif
of tho same when read to hint, or 1
must have paid taxes on $500 worth
Both soltemos provide for rogisti
ion. Tho Wilson plan provides f
separate ballot-boxes for tho difforo
ofneosas now provided in tho "orgl
box law." ,
COUNT VT OOVKItNMBNT,
By Mr. J. C. Otts, of Union :
1. Each organized county shall bf
body corporate with such powers ai
immunities that slnll bo established I
law. AU suits and proceedings by
against tho county shall bo in t
2. No organized county shajl o\
he reduced by tho organization of n<
countios to less than four hund?*
square miles. No now county shall
formed containing 1OS,T than four hu
tired square milos or containing 1<
than eight hundred inhabitants, i
cording to thc last Stato or natioi
cousus for willoh 'returned less than
three million dollars worth of tnxablo
property, as shown by tho last preced
ing tax returns. J?oforo application
"for tho formal formation of tho pro
posed now county shall bo mado, and
not until then, a majority of tho legal
votors of a fractional part of the pro
nosed now county shall each separate
ly vote in favor of such now county.
. 3. Each county bo divided into
townships, and all such townships
shall bo declared bodies corporate
Tho townships as they now exist shall
bo so doolared and such others as tho
Legislature may hereafter ironic : Pro
vided, that no township shall contain
less than twonty-flvo squaro miles and
shall bo as near square as practical.
4. Each county shall olcot a County
Judge for a term of four years; ho
[shall have-jurisdiction in all matters
testamentary, dower, partition, home
stead, minors, persons non compos
montis and jurisdiction in all criminal
prosecutions below tho grado of felony,
under suoh rules aud limitations as
may be fixed by law, and shall also
eleet a sheriff, county clork and coun
ty solicitor for a torin of four years,
whoso respectivo duties shall bo pro
scribed by law.
j 5. A board of county supervisors
shall bo organized in each county,
composed ol tho various townships'
chairmen, whose power shall bo pre
scribed by law.
(J. Thoro shall bo in each township
five directors, to bo eleoted or appoint
ed, as tho law may direct it, ono of
whom shall bo a committing magis
trate, and who shall bo ox-ollicio chair
man of tho board of township direct
ors. Said director shall have gonoral
control of tho roads, bridges, schools
and tho gonoral wei faro ot such town
ships under such limitations as may
bo prescribed by law. But no tax levy
mndo by said director,shall bo legal
unless ton days' public notico of suoh
lovy shall bo <iivon, and not then un
less said lovy shall bo ratified by a ma
jority of tho legal votors of such
By Mr. Clayton, of Florence: To
exclude convicts from competition
with honest labor.
By Mr. Glenn, of Chester: To fix
Hie school tax at two millSj with tho
right rescrvod to school districts to
supplement tho samo by special taxes.
By Mr. W. D. Evans, of Marlboro :
To limit tho corporato bonded indebt
edness of each, county to eight por
cent, of tho valuo of all tho Uixablo
By Mr. Anderson (colored), of
Georgetown : To require tho Legisla
ture to compel all children botweon
the ages of 7 and 12 years to attend a
By Mr. Sullivan, of Anderson: To
require tho Legislature to let out tho
public printing to tho lowest respon
By Mr. A. II. White, of York : To
call tho counties districts.
By Mr. Wharton, of Laurens: To
require tho Gonoral Assombly, at its
next session, to make a pormauont ap
propriation for disabled and aged Con
federate soldiers and tboir widows.
By Mr. Buist, of Greenville: Tc
prohibit Stato, county, city, town oi
township aid to any* college, school,
orphan house or other institution
which is wholly or in part under thc
direction or control of any church, o?
of any religious or sectarian donomin
ation, socioty or organization.
By Mr. Heed, of Beaufort : To puuisl
and provont lynching. This ordi
nance authorizes tho governor to re
movo any sherill from whom a pris
oner is seized and lynched, and to cal
out tho militia to provont lynchings
By Mr. Clayton, of Florence: Tc
reorganizo tho judiciary. This ordi
nance retains all tho prcsont court
oxcopt tho Probato ant tho Trial Jus
tico. For theso it substitutes a county
By Mr. Ly brand, of Lexington : T<
provide for the supervision of publb
instruction. Tho freo schools aro pu
under tho management of a Stab
board of education, composed of ihre*
membors. tho comptroller general, an<
two members to bo elected by tho Legis
laturc. Tho constitutional tax is fixe?
at 2? mills, and each taxpayer is privi
loged to designate tho school to whicl
his tax money shall go.
By Mr. Lybrand : To authorize th
Stato government to prohibit th
manufacturo or salo of intoxicants
and, in tho exorcise of the police pow
or, to engage in such sale.
By Mr. Gooding, of Hampton : T<
pr?vido for tho caro and control of th
ponai and charitable institutions o
By Mr. McWhito, of Florence:
For the samo purpose, and also t
regulate convict labor.
At tho night session tho Convontioi
heard addresses from Miss Clara M
Clay, Mrs. Virginia D. Young am
Mrs. A. Viola Noblott in behalf of fe
malo suffrage. Those speakers wer
introduced by Governor Evan3 a
president of tho Convention.
At tho closo of tho address of Mrs
Noblott Mr. McCown, of Floronco, ol
fered a resolution instructing tb
commillco on suffrage to report
olauso to bo inserted in tho Conslilu
lion granting woman's suffrage Tei
mom hers objected and the resolutioi
went over under tho rule
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18.
Thoro wore sovcral mensures iutrc
duccd-most of them hoing repot:
lions. Thoso constituting really noy
matter wero as follow^ :
By Mr. Aldrich : ' 'That tho Genom
Assombly shall mako duo provisio:
for tho maintenance of tho free con
mon schools and for all tho cxistin
Stato institutions of higher education.
By Mr. Gooding, of Hampton
..That tho right of the people of Uri
State to fish m tho unnavigable rur
ning streams and running waters c.
this State shall not bo denied o
abridged. Tho Legislature at its noa
session shall pass such laws os sbal
secure this uniform right."
By Mr. McMahon, of Richland: T
regulate tho sull'rago. This ordinaire
gives tho subrogo to all malo person
who shall own real cstato of tho valu
of $1500, and to all othors upon wboi
tho Legislature, in ils discretion, shal
extend that right.
By Mr. Lowman, of Orangeburg
"Tho inter marriage of white person
with negroes, mulattoes, or persons c
mixed blood, descended from a ncgrc
or tboir living togothor as man an
wifo, is prohibited in this State Th
Gonoral Assombly shall enforce th
section by appropriate legislation."
AS TO COUNTY TREASURERS.
By Mr. Parler, ofColloton: Tboi
shall bo olected by tho olectors in eac
county a county troasqror whoso teri
of ollico shall bo four years who;
duty it will bo to tako returns of a
taxablo property and of all poll tax<
2. All persons liablo to poll-tax 1:
law shall mako his rotum in norse
or through an agont who shall ha?
written authority to make such rotun
and such return's shall bo mado om
8, No return of a poll tax shall 1
copied from any previous return <
4. Thc Legislature may enact sue
laws as will insure tho proper asset
mont, collection and disbursement
By Mr. A. II, White, of York : "Tl
supervision of public instruction sin
bo vested in a State board of fi
porvisors of education, ono from each
Sidioial district, and ono from, tho
tato at largo, wno shall bo profession'
al teachers and shall bo elected by tho
Legislature ; tho powors, duties, terms
of oillco and compensation shall bo de
nned by the Goneral Assombly."
A COU KT OK ERRORS.
By Judge Fraser, of Sumter:
"Wlicnovor upon tho hearing of any
causb or question either at law or equi
ty boforo tho Supremo Court it shall
appear to tho justices of tho same, or
any two of thom, that there is a ques
tion of constitutional law or of eon
?Siot between' tho Constitution aud
laws of this Stato and of tho United
States, or the duties and obligations of
tho citizens undor tho samo, Ft shall be
tho duty of tho chief justico, or in his
absence of tho presiding associate jus
tice, to convono a court of orrors for
t tho determination of tho same, which
court shall consist of all tho judges of
the Supreme Court and of tho Circuit
^ Courts, tho decision of which court or
a majority of the judges sitting in tho
same, shall bo llual and conclusivo;
and tho chief justice, or in his absonco.
tho presiding associato iuslico, shall
also convono tho court ot errors at tho
request of any two of the justices of
the SunremoCourt, for tho dotormina
' tion ot any other causo or question
; to bo submitted to them, and the de
cision of said court, or a majority of
tho nudges sitting in thosame, shall bo
llual and conclusivo; and tho chief
justico, orin his absence,-the presiding
associato justico, shall presido when
ever tho court of errors snail convono.
By Mr. W. B. Wilson of York:
Provision shall bo made by tho Legis
lature for tho establishment and
maintouanco by tho Stato of a reform
atory for tho correction and reforma
tion of juvenile offenders, soparatoand
apart from hardened crim?nalo.
By Mr. Jrtmcs Wigg (colored) of
Beaufort : That tho Comptroller Gon
eral, county auditors, county treasur
ers and- all porsons charged with thc
I collection of State or municipal taxes
bo and horoby required to keep separ
ate and distinct accounts of all tax re
turns and paid by whito and colored
taxpayors, and that tho samo bo al ways
open for public inspection.
By Mr. McCalla, of Abbeville:
Thal tho State T ron surer shall bo bank
inspector, and his duty shall bo to in
spect all private and Stato banks quar
torly without notico, which inspec
tion shall bo mudo by said Stato Troas
uror or his chief clerk. But tho Gon
oral Assombly shall particularly doline
tho dutios of said oilicor and provide
for his payment.
! By Mr. Geo D. Tillman of Edgofiold
That tho whipping post shall bo roos
tablished in this Stato to properly pulu
vagrants, potty thiovos and habitua
wifo boaters, anti that tho Gononal As
soinbly shall provide hy appropri?t*
By Mr. Doyle of Anderson : Tba
tho Legislature shall at its next ses
sion aftor tho adoption of this Consti
tution ouact suitahlo laws to forevo
prevent prize lighting in this Stato,
By Mr. E. B. B?rry of Marion : Tba
tho Genoral Assembly shall at its firs
session after tho adoption of this Con
stitution enact suitable a laws for th
registration of all marriages solemn
ized and contracted within tho Stat
and fixing tho age below tho age a
which the marriago of tho minor abai
be illegal \ and to provide penalties fo
tho violation of such laws. Succeed
ing Genoral Assomblies shall hav
power to amend such original acts an
By Dr. Stokes of Orangeburg: T
regulate tho creation of corporation
and fix their duties and liabilities.
By Mr. Pairott of Darlington: Thc
men otherwise entitled to tlie right c
suffrage by action of this convontio
and in addition pay taxes on propert
to the amount of $200 or moro and wh
represent a family as tho hoad thorec
aro heroby given tho right to cast tw
votes in all oleotions of this State.
Tho committeo on tho declaration c
rights submitted an ordinance embody
ing tho declaration of rights, wilie
does not materially alter that now e:
Mr. McMahan of Richland offered
resolution providing for a stenograpl
ic report of the proceedings. The mi
tion was indefinitely postponed
Tho committo to whom was ref erre
tho contest of the seats of tho Wi
liainsburg elolegation reported in fi
vor of the sitting members, but rccon
mended that tho oxponses of tho coi
testants (except Louis Jacob) amoun
ing to $24; 18 each, be paid out of tl
funds appropriated for tho pay i
members. Tho report was adopte?
. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,
Most of tho day was occupied wit
tho debato on tho resolutions aboi
tho editorial in Tho Slate-a full r
port of which is gi von olsowhoro.
Quito a number of now ordinanc
were introduced and roforred:
By Mr. E. J. Kennedy: To lim
tho tenue of ollico to two succossh
terms, except in tho caso of judges.
By Mr. Sullivan Of Anderson: 1
authorize the Qovornor to remove d
faulting Stato and county treasurer
By Mr. W. J. Montgomery. To r
quire tuition fees of all students i
higher institutions of learning, su
ported hy tho State.
By Mr. bowman of Orangobiq
That tho bonded tlebt of tho Stato sha
never be incroascd oxcepl to repel i
vasion, suppress insurrection or (lofer
the State in time of war.
By Mr. Klugh of Abbovillo: To re
ulato tho formation of now countie
also to regulate tho business and f
tho liabilities of insuranco companie
also to lay a capitation tax of $1.1
and a special tax on vohieles-tho pr
coeds thoreof lo bo applied exclusive
to the maintenance of tho public road
By Mr. McKagon: To prohil
members of tho Legislature fro
holding any other ofllco of trust >
By Mr. Otts of Union : To authc
izo tho Legislature to liconso tho carr
ing of concealed weapons; also, to o
empt minors from road duty.
By Mr. J. O. A. Mooro: To fix tl
liability of common carriers for t
acts of their servants and employe
in cases of porsonal injury; also
prohibit tho giying of free passos
public officials, including mombors
By. Mr. Nicholson of Union: '
authorizo tho Governor to appoint i
inspector of illuminating oils, and
all accounts of public officials; al
of all Stato banks and banking house
By Mr. T. E. Johnson of Sparta
burg : To organize tho school syst?
of tho Stato-providing tho ollie?
now oxisting, and also tho two-it)
tax for tho support of tho schools,
provides for soparato schools for t
two races. It requires tho Legislati
to support tho highov institutions, I
limits tho annual appropriation to oi
sixth of tho taxes collected, in tho p
vious year, for tho support of t
Mr. Harrison, of Hampton, olfei
1. That each county form an olcctl
2. That tho officers of oaoh com
shall bo a dork of tho courts of Cei
mon Ploas and Genoral Sessions
register, a shorifT, a coroner, a prob
judgo for a term of four years, and
assessor and treasurer.
ft. Tho derk of tho court Bhall e
charge tho duties of mastor.
4. Three or fivo directors to take
place of township commissioners,
>MM-?nwiiwiiiww iroMi II III i in III I I famu^nwrnaan
havo gonoral supervision of thj-publio
G. Tho chairmon of tho township di
rectors ?hftll composo a board >? coun
ti. Tho township boards or three of
thom shall composo a board o ; equali
zation of property. J
7. Each township shall bc a school
district and tho township directors
shall act as trustees thereof.
8. Thoro shall bo oleotod %hi each
township a trial justico, who shall havo
jurisdiotion in civil cases to tho ftinount
of $100, and in criminal casos] such as,
misdemeanors, assault and battery and
TUM ACJE OE CONSENT.
Mr. J. O. A. Mooro prosonled tho
following for roforonco to the propor
committee : i vii
?To tho Delegates in Constitutional Con
? vontion assembled:
Gontlomon: Tho increasing, and
alarming froquoncy of assaults upon,
women and the frightful indignities to
which ovonliltlo girls aro subieCt havo
become tho shume of our boasted civil
A study of tho statutes of oiir State
has revealed to us their uttt?r failure
to meet tho demands of a nowly awak
ened public sentiment, whiolr'requires
better logat protection for girlhood
Thoroforo, wo, tho members of tho
Woman's Christian TomporancoUnion
of South Carolina, do most heartily ap
peal to you, through Mrs. Chopin, our
presidont, to onaot such statutes ns
shall pr?vido for tho adequate punish
ment of crimes agaiust. wojnen and
Wo call attention to tho disgraceful
fact that protection of tho person of
our women is not placed upon so high
a plano as protection of their purse.
Wo would thoroforo ontreata-our hon
orable body to raiso tho (?> called)
**ngo of consent" to oightoon tho legal
ago whioh pormits womon ?u contract
a valid marriage or mako lawful salo
of any of her personal property
North and. South Carolina faro now
tho only States, as far as wo} can find
out, Whore tho low ago of ton fouls
tho escutcheon of thoir statures books,
and wo earnestly plead that tho dis
grace to tho Stato bo'wiped out by
raising tho law of protection lo that
of legal majority, eighteen. '
8. IP. Chilpin.
Presidont W. C. T. U.
Charleston, S. C.
A communication was received from
ono Charles P. Walker, a Chicago
lawyer, urging such a regulation of
tho suffrage itt South Carolina as will
fully protect tho rights of citizens of
FRIDAY, RMl'TBMIUOlt 20.
Tho session of the Convention' was
brief and business like.
In tho absonco of Presidont Evans
(who was in attendance on a meeting
of Ibo trustees of tho Industrial Col
lege) Vice-Prcsldent Talbert occupied
tho chair. .
Quito a number of members applied
for leave of absonco till Monday. Dr.
Stokes of Orangoburg ottered a reso
lution limiting tho granting of such
leaves to cases of sickness. After con
siderable debate this resolution was
Thoro were sovcral roports of com
mittees, on very important articles of
Tho committee on Legislative De
partment reported an article in full.
Tho important changes in this depart
ment are tho oxtension of tho term of
tho members *of tho Houso from
two to four years, and j tho giv
ing of ono Senator to ove?y coun
ty-Charleston included. Tho now
county of Saluda is to ljavo two
of tho five llepresontatives now
alloted to Edgoiloid. Tho pa> of mom
hors is fixed atthveo dollars a day, and
miloago at five cents per milo. Tho
homestead provioion is retained as at
present-$1,000 in real estate and $500
m personal property. The right of
dower is limiten to property which
husband owns at tho timo of his
Tho report of tho committee on mu
nicipal corporations and police regu
lations contains three now and impor
li That in all municipal elections as
to the issue of bonds or Ibo creation of
any municipal debt, adult women who
pay taxes on $300 worth of property
shall bo entitled to vote.
2. That tho Legislature may regu
late and license tho sale of spirituous
liquors, or may prohibit tho same.
3. That tho Legislature may, in tho
oxorciso ot tho police power, authorize
parties duly appointed for tho purpose
to sell intoxicants. (The dispensary
Tho committee on tho Executive De
partment submitted a complete article.
It retains all tho prcsont executivo of
ficers-their term being fixed at two
years. Tho pardoning powor ls vested
in tho governor, under tho advico of a
board of pardons, consisting of tho
comptroller general, the seorotary of
State, and tho superintendent of tho
penitentiary. Tho governor may, in
Iiis discretion,decline to grant tho par
don recommended-in which case he
shall stato his reasons to tho general
assembly at its noxt session. Tho lieu
tenant governor is president of
tho Senate, with tho right to
vote in caso of a tie. Whon a Sen
ator becomes lioulonant governor,
ho therefore vacates his seat in tho
The report of tho committeo on
finance and taxation retains tho prcs
ont system of ad valorem taxation,
and gives tho Legislature tho right to
placo a capitatipn tax on animals. It
rotains tho two-mill tax for tho sup
port of tho public schools. Io limits
the bonded indebtedness of counties
and municipalities tooightpor cont, of
all tho taxable proporty.
Tho following measures were
killed on unfavorable roports of
tho committees to whom they had
been severally roforred :
To prohibit tho publication of court
proceedings in certain cases.
To fix a punishment for bribory.
To rcrt ito elections and fix thc
terms ot certain oflicors. (Duplicate)
To pr?vido tho punishment of whip
ping for certain offonses.
Tho ordinances of Mr. Hu Ison ol
Hampton and Mr. Howell of Colloton,
touching tho liabilities of married wo
mon, wcro transferred from tho com
mittco on judicial doparlmont to thai
on miscellaneous matter._
?OIIO?MUIIR tho ClilnoHO.
Washington, Sopt. 18.- Tho Stat<
Department this morning received ca
bio information from China effectual
ly disproving tho accuracy of dis
patellas rccontly published alleging
that tho work of tho commission on
gaged in the investigation of tho Ku
Chong missionary massacro has beor
blocked by tho rofusal of tho Chinos*
to oxcouto those found guilty unies:
all futuro demands had boon waived
Minister Donny has wired tho Dopart
mont that so von mon implicated ii
this ou trago hod been convicted am
oxecutcd. This was corroborated in i
dispatch a fow hours later from Consu
General Jornigan, in which he sah
tho decapitation took plju'o ttioro thi
EX-CONURESSMAN GcOlgO D. Till
man is quoted as saying that in Gon
M. C. Butler, Carolina had ono of th
host senators BIIO evor had, and a bot
tor one than she is likely to havo ogaii
soon. Thiw is protty hard on; Iii
brothor and Senator Irby.
rONTlNUKl) FHOM l'AOK ONK. )
odored hy Mr. Bates wns tabled.
Mr. Hobt. Aldrich thought it be
neath the dignity of the Convention
to notico tho attack made upon its
presidont. At tho same timo lio con
sidered that tho Stale newspaper
should bo proporly robuked for its at
tack on the presidont of the body. Ho
odored tho following as un addition to
tho resolutions of My. Patterson:
Resolved, That tho said newspaper,
Tho Stato, has abused thc privifego
accorded to tho press, by this Conven
tion; and that for tho balance of tho
session, its representatives be denied
admission to tho lloor of tho Conven
tion, and that the sergoant-at arms bo
charged with tho on force mont of this
Mr. Sheppard: Tho idea of continu
ing tho discussion from yesterday was
to allow moderation and to avoid
hasty action. Tho wisdom of that
course hos been demonstrated by tho
modorato substitutos odored. Having
boon in tho position of presiding onicor
I know full w?H tho dolicacies of its
position and tho dilllculties ofttimes
in his way. ? am solicitous that what
this convention docs shall bo done
right. For whose bonoflt is this reso
lution odored? Not for tho Presidont,
for ho knows ho enjoys tho confldonco
and esteem of this body. Not for tho
Convention, for it cannot alford to
notico it. I shall rogard it unfortunate
should wo adopt theso resolution. I
do not doom necessary any declaration
of onr confldonco in our Presidont. I
hoped that tho resolution of Mr. Bates
would bo adopted.
. ? am surprised and sorry that my
friond Mr. Aldrich should have intro
duced his resolution. Tho freedom of
tho press in this enlightened day can
not bo intorfored with. Tho reporter
of Tho State, Mr. Watson, bas in no
way violated tho courtesy and indul
gonco of this convention. A mistake
y an editor in no wiso aulhorixos a
mistake by Ibis convention. Suppose
Ibo statement wore maliciously falso,
wo could not alford or have timo to
notico it, for thou somo other editor
will seek to bo dignified by special no
tico from Ibis convention.
Mr. llondorson, of Aiken, favored
Mr. Patterson's motion.
Mr. B?rry, of Marion, asked to bo
oxouscd from voting.
Mr. Jorvoy said that tho resolution
committed tho Convention to a ques
tion of fact, and tho second (which
voted confidence in tho President)
Mr. Burn wanted lo know how tho
Convention could volo on a fact with
out sworn testimony. They wore about
to wado into dcop wator. Tho Presi
dont needs no vindication. Tho edi
torial was wrong ; but don't lot tho
Convention commit a greater wrong.
Mr. Ilaynswortb, of Greenville, fa
vored tho resolution of Mr. Patterson.
Mr. Gago thought a resolution nec
essary, and introduced tho following:
Resolved, That this convention do
sires to express its on tiro confldonco in
tho integrity, honesty and fairness of
our President, tho Hon. J. G. Evans,
and wo do horoby declare tho state
ment in the aforesaid editorial to bo
unsustniucd by tho facts and untrue.
Mr. McGowan endorsed Mr. Gage's
Mr. W. D. Evaus spoke in favor of
Mr. Patterson's resolution.
After further discussion tho resolu
tions of Mr. Gage wero laid on tho
Major Barker of Charleston thought
tho wholo discussion out of ordor. Ho
said tho Convention could not stop to
considor ovory criticism on tho con
duct of tho presiding ofllcor, and
should not stop to consider tho mat
tor. Ho moved tho indefinite postpone
ment of tho wholo matter.
Mr. Farrow of Charleston favored
tho motion of Major Barkor. This
motion was defeated.
Mr. T. I. Rogers of Marlboro
thought tboro should bo an investiga
tion of all tho facts bearing on the
matter, and moved the appointment
of a committee for that purpose. This
motion he afterwards withdrew.
Mr. Gcorgo Johnstone jocularly
suggested that tho wholo matter might
bo referred to the committee of revis
ion and style. Ho spoke against tho
resolutions as hoing unnecessary.
Mr. W. D. Evans of Marlboro spoke
in favor of thc resolutions.
Mr. Stanyarno Wilson urged tho
adoption of tho resolution odored by
Mr. B. R. Tillman made n warm
speech in favor of tho resolutions. Ho
thought it unfortunate that thoy had
boen introduced, but as tho question
was boforo the Convention it ought to
be squarely met. Ho was very strong
in bis language, but, at tho end of tho
wholo matter, rose and withdrew so
much of bis remarks as might havo
Mr. Prince of Ando-son favored tho
resolutions, but warmly resented tho
reflections contained in the speech of
Tho resolutions were then adopted
Senator Tillman wanted tho yeas and
nays, and, for that purposo moved
reconsideration. The roll was then
called, with tho following result:
Yeas-Aldrich, Alexander, Asho]
Atkinson, Austin,Barry.Barton, Bates
Bohre, Bollinger, Bowon, Bowman
Bradham, Breazoals, Brico, J. S.
Brice, T. W.; Bryon, Buist, Burn
Byrd, Cantoy, Carver, Clayton, Con
nor, Coopor, Cunningham, Dolley
Dennis, Dont, Derham, Douglass
Eltrd, Estridgo, Evans, W. D. ; Field
Floyd, Fraser,Gamble, Garris, Glonn
J. L. ; Glenn,J. P.-.Gooding, Graham
Gray, Gunter, Hamel, Harris, Harr
son, Hay, Ilaynswortb, Hempbill
Henderson, D. S. ; Henry, Hodges
Houser, Howell, Hutson, Irby, John
son, T. E. ; Johnstono, Gcorgo; Jones
Wilio; Keilt, Kennedy, J. W. ; Klugb,
bowman, McCalla, McCaslan, Mo
Caslan, McCown, McDormotto, M
K agon, M?Mak i n, McWhite, Matthe ws
Meares, Millor, Mitchell, Montgomery
J. D. ; Mooro, Morrison,Murray,Nosh
Nathans, Nicnolson, Oliver, pits,Par
1er. Purrott, Patterson, Poako.Porritto
Prince, Redfcarn,Recd, John; Roger
Rosborougb. Rowland, Russoll, Shu
1er, Sligh, Sloan, Smith, A. J. : Smith
W. C. ; Smoak, Sprott. Stackhouso
Stokes, Stribling, Sullivan, Talbor
Taylor, Tillman, G. D. : Timmorman
Waters, Wharton, Whipper, Whito
A. H. ; Wiggins, Wilson, Stanyarno
Wilson, W. B. ; Winklor, Wooawar
Nays-Anderson, Barkor, Borr
Doylo, Dudloy, Farrow, Fitch, Gag
Jorvoy, Kennedy, E. J. ; Leo, M
Gowan, McMahan, Montgomery, W
J. ; Ragsdalo, Road, J. H. ; Sheppard
Smith, Jormiah ; Smith, R. F. ; Von
Kolnitz, W?lls, Whito, S. E.-23.
A numbor oi tho dologates (mostly
thoso who voted in tho nogativo) had
ontorcd upon tho journal their reason
for thoir voto. Tho goneral purport
of theso was that whilst thoy had oon
fldonco in tho integrity of tho president
thoy could not adopt tho languago of
AN Ohio man, who is being sued for
broach of promise, makes tho dofonso,
rolates the Louisville ^ Courior-Joirr
nal. that ho proposed and was ac
cepted on Sunday, and that according
to tho laws of that stato contraots mado
on Sunday aro not logally binding.
A ?a?0 of Conspiracy^
TlVo correspondent of tlio Columbia
State, at this pince, under dal* of tho"
Kith insfnnt, says lt leaked ?ut hore
that day that warrants wer* to ho \
sworn out against several -hart ion
charged with assisting in the n.urdor
of tho late Treasurer Copes'/ Tho !
same correspondent says that il was \
also brought to light Monday "that a :
sob?me had beon inaugurated by
Dan C. Murphy's falnily Mid 1
friends by willoh tho State'? uivst 1
important witness was to sign an af
fidavit Boiling forth that what she tes
tified to against Murphy at tho trial in
May last was false, and that ?ho was i
paid by tho detectives to testify. Tho
following facts were obtained from
Auditor G. 13. Kitroll, who had some
thing to do with tho capturo of Murphy.
That soveral weoks ago Dan Murphy's
wifo, who isa sister to Olomie Bars,
tho witness in question, loft lier homo
and went to Georgia, tho southern
portion, where demie Bars was living
and, by means of threatening her life,
forced her into South Karolina. When
they arived at Denmark tho party was
mot by soveral friends and taken to a
house near Dan Murphy's father's.
Thore this girl, so she says, was forced
to swear that what sho tistifted to in
court was falso; that if she didn't como
to Orangoburg and swear out an afll
davit to that effect sho would be sum
marily dealt with. Boing thore alone
she expressed hor willingness to do so.
Consequently she was secretly
brought hero early in tho morning.
Tho horso and bujggy was loft outaldo
tho buisness portion of tho city, while
she and hor sister, Mrs. Murphy, came
on tho back street and wont ip Col.
Browning's oiHco. That gontloman
being out thoy wont in front and wero
awaiting his return when Olomlo saw
Mr. Kitroll and ran to him and asked
his and tho shorilf's protection. Tho
girl was immediately taken to tho
shorilf's ollico and there guarded ur til
she was sent away. This startling
soborno has caused no littlo oxoitmont
hore and it has caused tho peoplo to
awaken afresh to tho wilful and malic
ious murder of their beloved county
treasurer, who was so brutally murder
ed for his money."-Times and Demo
lix-Soimtor nullor on TlUiunii.
Columbia, S. C., Sept. 21.-Ex Sen
ator M. C. Butler passed through tho
city yesterday, stopping over during
tho afternoon. When asked if ho had
anything to say about Senator Till
man's attack upon him in the conven
tion, ho said : "No, sir; ? believe not.
My consideration for his brother,
George D. Tillman, who is a manly
man, a gentleman and always strikes
right out from the shoulder, heyer hit
ting below tho bolt, restrains me from
saying a great inauy things that I
could say. I have denounced Ben
Tillman to his face as a coward, a liar
and a thief and ho did not resent it.
If I should kick him now ho would
howl like a spaniel and doubtless in
dict mo for assault and battery. You
know, you can't keop up with a con
stitutional liar like ho is, and I shall
leave him to enjoy all tho glory he
can gain by attacking a man behind
Iiis back, when ho has no opportunity
to reply. Iiis statomont, so far as it
relates to me, is a tissuo of falsehoods
from boginnmg to end. Hero is ono
specimen. Ho refers to an interview
between Gen. Gary and Gen. Rugor
at Edgoflold, on the day of election.
Gon. Buger was not at Edgell old at all
and tho statement is a pure fiction.
He is equally at fault about tho second
Republican meeting at Edgoflold. His
account of what ocourred is a flagrant
misrepresentation of what did ocour.
But why attempt to follow a man who
is so utterly regardless of tho truth
and reckless itt his statements. Let
Cou rt OH y to Children.
Harper's Bazaar very truly says that
all tho training and disciplining in
the world, if given in tho form of ar
bitrary directions and commands, will
not make children well-bred and
agreeable. Mothers sometimes think,
or act as if they thought that courtesy
in tho homo must bo entirely a one
sided affair. Tho small boy must not
interrupt conversation, ho must step
softly, speak gently, rom ovo his hat
on coming in, spring to restore what
somo older person drops, run his little
foot oil' on errands, always say thank
you, and never indulge himself in tho
least expression of irritation, but no
body is obliged to be equally polite to
him. Ordered as if he was not as sen
sitive to wounds, and as easily hurt as
his elders, his pursuits regarded as of no
importance, his convenience overruled
or sot aside at tho caprico of his tutors
and governors, tho little fellow often
has a hard time of it while he is grow
ing up. Parents who aro intensely
proud of their children often refrain,
from a mistaken idea that praise is in
judicious, from commending them for
what thoy do well, while blame is
swift to leap out and scorch the mem
ory on any slight obcasion. Tho child
who will bo most courteous through
lifo is tho child who has been treated
with courtesy, who has spent the form
ative years of lifo in a sweet and gon
ial atmosphere, and been mouldcanot
so much by military rules brusquely
enforced as by tho genial inlluonco of
sereno tempers and the blessedness of
"'Tis Mutilo lu Om* Kura."
Eight cont cotton and plenty of it.
That's tho prospect, and it means that
tho Piano or Organ so long desired
need not longer ho waited for. Buy it
now and pay whonyour cotton is con
verted into cash. Seo Luddon ?fe Bates'
latest advertisement in this issue of
their groat Mid-summer Oloaring Sale.
Th reo Hundred Fino Instruments at
your own prico for Spot Cash, or a
little cash now and balanco November
1st, or on smallest monthly payments
Tiley will suit you as to tho terms,
and all tho world knows that when
they moan what they say. Write them
at Savanah. Ga. for Midsumor Bargain
Lists, and don't dolay about it until
tho best bargains aro gone. St.
UftVilROg Of Ch ol o vu. .
San Francisco, Sopt. 18.-Nothwith
standing tho efforts of thoOhineso and
Japaneso to suppress the nows in re
gard to tho cholera, tho truth has at
last como to light concerning tho
plague. Japan and North China aro
fairly alivo with cholora gorms. Sibe
rian olllcicials have declared Japan
ports interned, and from official sources
it is loamed that over 17.000 people
havo died in Japan from tho plaguo
Kineo its start in tho Pescadores. In
China tho disease has gained firm foot
hold. Advices by the steamor Rio Ja
noirio report that in Tokio tho heat is
terrifying, and tho disoaso germs have
boon nursed into virulent life.
AnoiiDUKK Ladislaus's death by tho
occidental discharge of his rifle whilo
hunting adds anotnor to tho remark
able list of violent deaths in tho reign
ing house of Austria, The Emperor's
brother, Maximilian, was shot in Mex
ico; his son Rudolph, hoir to tho
th ro no, committed suicide ; tho late
Archduke Albrecht's daughter: was
burned to death : Arohduko Johann
Salvator hos disappeared^ and, H is
protty sure, was drowned, and last fall
Archduko William was thrown fro/n
his horso and killed?
KLK0TI0N8 will toko placo this yoar
in olovon States, onoquartor of tho
wholo number ana but fow aro really
important. Tho States voting aro Iowa,
Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massa
chusetts, Mississippi. Nebraska, Now
Y"ork, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsyl
vania. A Governor will be returned
In Iowa, Kentucky. iMaryland, Massa
chusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey and
Ohio, and four of tho seven now have
Democratic Governors, Besides these
Utah will abandon tho Territorial
stage and become a Stoto, ohposing a
full wot uf Ow?O?r?. T?i? iuwi culing'
contests aro in Kentucky, Maryland,
Now Jersey and Ohio.
King Cotton Still Rule?.
Lifo for the Liver and Kidneys, th?
most popular medicino of its kind, is
freely recommended by Physicians,
DiWgists and others, and the
woiidorfui success it has attained
it has won solely on its own morits,
and for which it has obtained for it
self the appellation of "Tho coming
Live* Medioino ot tho South."
, 'Lifo for the Liver and Kidneys" or
"Chill Curo," works like a charm and
sells vory fast." A. H. Perkins,
Waxhaw, Lancaster Co., S. C.
And In fact all kinds of plants ?an 'bc
by using tho
TH AN SPIi AN TJER*
A good Url vor and two chili! ron aTe all
tho force necessary to sot from tinco to
Ovo aoros of plants In a day, and
r/VJaiiY PISANT IS
at tho ttmo it ts &ot out, and some dry
BO ll ls drawn around tho plants so that
tho ground will not bako. No walting for
rain. Bot out your pl nuts when thoy aro
(Jet a machine and plant for your
neighbors. You can earn enough lu ono
season ts pay for tho machino. Ifiasy torms.
Bond for circulars, prices and testimonials.
SOUTHERN FARM IMPLKMKNT CO.,
249 Mootlug Bt., Charleston, B. O.
Mention this paper.
Why not secure a good plantation? Wo
make you an oiler moro liberal than has
over boon ollored in this country. We will
soil you a plantation for one-sixth cash,
balance In fivo years on tho lnstallmont
plan. Will further take cotton In paymout
at 7 cents por pound.
Wo havo some four or fivo plantations of
400 to 600 aoros, well luiproved and in a
fine state of cultivation. Also have quite a
number of placos of all sizes from 60 up to
These lands aro in the heart of tho fa
mous Piedmont Belt, lying within 2 to 10
miles of tho prosperous city of Rook Hill.
W. L. RODDEY & CO.,
ROCK HILL, S. C.
J FOR THE
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TH1WW how much ptcaauroand bone
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will 1>* to your wiro and children, and howlocg
thoy Uavo wanted and waited.
DON'T WAIT TOO ZONG,
They wont be with yo? for
ovor, mako them happy whilo
THIWI^ how very easily you can now
1 ! HM IV buy a Bunorb instrument on our
installment plans, and pay for it almoat without
m'teAIng tho monoy.
-* ACT QWCK .
Writo for Midsummer Sale??rp1n $fieot
3 O O Super!* Instruments Oil eau'est
terms evor o fifo rod; YOI J H own iwloo,
for OAS?. IVrlto for partftttWrti
Hut nu OUICK. ltingnlns roUIncr outi
dally. Strain ? point mid buy NOW.,
LODDEN & BATES,
* SAVANNAH, Ca.
Kvory Ginnery should bo equipped wltlr
tho Thomas Klovatlng and Dfsttlbutlng
Maohlnory for handling, oloanlng, ginning
and paoklng cotton.
Ono single continuous lint duo and con -
donsor for a battery of two or moro ghu
Revolvlng double box stoam prosa, soif*
paoklng. Ne hands employod excopt to
put tlos on halo. No bolts. Ko pulllos
No screws to give troublo. Saves..laboi
and Insurance, improves grado of cotton
and makes monoy, Wo olfor also an ox?
tensivo Uno ot cotton gins, proaso*, cano
mills, corn mills and saw milts
Also Talbott, M?del, and Watertown
oaglnes. . ; 1<
Our Rico Hallor, whtoh pregaros ric?
ready for tho table or market sho\ild bo In
V* G. Badham,
COLUMBIA, & O.
Wo desire to Introduce ohr Furnt
tur? business tuto ovory community
In tho Southern, Statoa, and in ordor
to do BO lu tho qutokedt tlnio havo
concluded to wak? some rory liberal
offers in bedroom suits to secure at
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fice In tho nose* elaty daya. I'loaso
read this -advertisement carefully
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dresser with 20x2* bevel Minor, ono .
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oui* for wo assure you It ls not, bus a
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In order to start tho sale of these
. ship eh?_
only to eaolishipping point In the
South fer 110.00 when tho cash como?
with the order. This advertisement
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cut this out and send willi 9.15.00 and
the suite will bo shipped td you. If
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?our ?15.00 will be refunded io yee.
>ur oataloguo containing many illus
tratluno of rare bargains ana house
furnishing goods will be sent to >ou
The suite above described Is a opo?
dal bargain and does not appear in
the catalogue, thoreforo lt fs usoless
to write for Illustrations of this suite,
and while you are dolaylng writing
someone elso ls getting tho bargain.
We assure you that wo wilt not
fhlp but ono suite In your neighbor-,
hood at this price. Atter ono sulto
has been chipped in tho ' neighbor
hood the price will go to at least
Q40 Broad Street, AUGUSTA, OA.
Read This !
Mr. Benjamin Boalo, Chicago,
Boar Slr:-I have, nt different times,
used tbreo flret-olass, high-toned and high
priced Oowing Machines. I therefore felt
rathor skeptical a? to a so cal tod clump ma
chine giving mo satisfaction. But af tor a
thorough test of your now "t?uporlor," i
Und mysolt perfectly satisfied. In no way
inferior, lt is, as Its namo Implies, lu many
rospeots superior. Anticipating all re
quirements, It insures excellent work
combining simplicity and utility In ovory
dotnil. Its complete and beautiful stan<
ls a Utting casket for tho treasure within,
and your reasonable price makes a first
class machino a possibility to those by
whom lt Is moat needed 1 would Uko to
BOO a now "Superior" In tho homo of evqry
working w?man lu tho land. ,,.
Mns. J. 8, REYNOLDS.
Columbia, 8. C., July ll, 1895.
Tho Machine above mentioned, with a
full sot of attachment?, will be shipped u
any address on receipt of Nineteen Bob
lars. Wi Ito for circular. Motion thia
SEN J. BEALE,
HO WAURBN AVE.,
m Oort of Last Heit?
Those who have failed td get cured
olsowhero of tho LIQUOR, !
.MORPHINE and tho TO
BACCO Habits and riorvous
Exhaustion, aro invited to
THE KEELEY INSTITUTE,
_(ov Drawor 27)
COLUMBIA, 8. C.
N. B.-Tho treatment is adminis
tered in South Carolina only at Co
Wo can rotor to ex-patients near
you? _ .
LETTER FROM JUDGE BALIK
WIN, OE MADISON, GA..
Dr. W. XMtle, Thomson, Qa. .
Boar Slr'.-Af tor having sought in vain
for various remedies for the ills of'teething.
I trlod your Carminative with meat satin
factory and delightful IVS??VH.' it ls pleas
ant to take nsanagoa pain and produces teat
without stupor. No parent should bo wltiiV
out lt during tho teo hing period who has
once trlod lt, for lt'lsindeed a magie medi
cino for babloa. Very respectfully,
JU BOB II. W. BALDWIN.
\ For salo by
THE MURRAY Mva ~C&^ ^
Columbia, S. C.
AUK YOU A SUFFBRKll FROM IN
AsHEYiU.?, N. C., Aug. 14,
Twelve yoars ago, I was a sufferer from
Inflammatory Hhoumatlsm, and for flvo
years I was almost completely disabled, of
ten hoing confined to my bcd for piaontUs at
i a time. My Vdioio system was 'permeated
flfliSh'tho dliiewo, affecting different 'ports
of my body. Modtoal treatment failed to
do mo any good, and I trlod dtttoront p o'
prlotary medicines without any benefit. I
waa advised whllo tn Buihamtotry Mrs.
Joo Person's Remedy. I got yA dozen bot
tlos, and when I was on tho third bqttlo I
began to Improve, andby tba time 1 had
takon tho six bottles 1 wa?, eat! rely Ch rod','
and havo iu''orhad any return ot tho dla.
ease since. I boltovo lt to bo a pp?' chic for
V.O. Rexm, i<. JWtOtVjN