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VOL. I. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1885. NO. 36.
RICHMOND AND DANVILLE j
1'atttnger Department.?On ami al'tor May
lOtli, 1885, passenger train service on the A.
aud C. Division will be as follows:
Kortkicard. No. 51* No. 53f
Leave Atlanta C 00 p in 8 40am j
arrive Gainesville 8 08 pm 10 32 a in
Lula a 8 S3 p in 10 55 a in
ltabun Gapjune 6. 9 IS pin 1125am i
Toccoa e 0 53 p ni 11 50 a ni i
Seneca City d.... 10 56 p m 12 51 p ui <
Greenville ? 12 37 am 2 23 pm j
Spartanburg/ 142am 3 34 pm j
Oastonitt (T X iO a m 5 26 p m j
charlotte A 4 40 a nv 6 10 p m
Southward. No. 50* No. 52f
Leave charlotte 3 00 a m 1 00 p m
arriveOastonia 3 50 a m I 41 p in
Spartanburg 5 57 a in 3 34 p in j
Greenville 7 13 a ni 4 56 p m
Seneca city 8 51 a in 6 27 p in j
T?ccoa 0 55 a ni 7 21) p m
Rabun Gap junc.. .10 37 o m 8 22 pm
Lula ? 11 07 a m 8 40 p in ^
Gainesville 11 33 a m 9 20 p ni
Atlanta 1 40 p in 1130pm ?
Express. tMail. I
Frcigjvt trains on this road all curry passcn- ^
goraj^ftaascnger trains run through to I)nnJSjlW
and connect with Virginia Midland railif*-"
to all eastern cities, and at A tlanta with
all linos diverging. No. 50 leaves Richmond
8 25 p ni and No. 51 nrrives ther? 4 10 p ni; 52
leaves Richmond at 2 00 a in, 53 arrives there a
at T 00 a. m. The local freights *top at above n
stations from 20 to minutes. v
Buffet >Slec//i)t<r Cars without
change: On trains Nos. 50 and 51, New ~
York and Atlanta, vm \\ aslnt.gton ana
Danvillo, Greensboro and Ashcyillo; on
trains Nor. 52 and 53, Richmond and j
Danville, Washington, Augusta and New a
Orleans. Through tickets on sale nt *
Charlotte, Greenville. Seneca, Spartan- j
burg and Gainesville to all points south, j
southwest, north and east. A connects A
with N. E. railroad to and from Athens;
b with N. E. to and from Tallul&h Falls; "
c with El. Air Line to and fiom Elberton ijj
and llowersville; d with lilue Ilidge to j.
and from Walhalla; ? with C. and G. to ji
and from Greenwood, Newberry, Alston ti
and Columbia; f with A. & S. and S.. j?
U. & C. to and from Ilendersonville, 4
Alston, <ce.; g Willi uticsier nna jicnoir a
to and from Chester, YorkTille nnd Dal- _
las; h with X. C. division and C., C. &
A. to and from Greensboro, Raleigh, See
Edmund Rkkki.kt, Supt.
-V. Slaughter, Gen. Pass. Agt. 7
A. Li. Hives. 2d V. P. and Ocu. Man. '
RAILWAY COMPANY, o
Commencing Sunday, Sept. Tth, 1884, at *
2 S5 a m, Passenger Trains will run ns follows ~
until further notico, "Eastern time:" I
Columbia Division?Daily. 1
Leave Columbia 7 4S n in 5 27 p m I'
I)u? at Charleston 12 2A p m 0 H8 p ni
Leave Charleston 7 00 a in 4 30 p in
I)u? at Columbia 11 00 p 111 9 22 a in
Cattidtn Division?Daily except Sundays.
Leave Columbia 7 48 a m 5 27 p in 1
Duo Camden 12 45 p in 8 25 p m Lcaro
Camden 7 15 a m 4 00 p in
" Duo Columbia 1100 pm 0 22 p in
?' Leave Columbia 5 27 p m 1
Due Augusta 7 41 a in 1
Leave Augusta 3 50 p in
Due Columbia 9 22 p in
Made at Columbia with Columbia and CJreen- S
ville railroad by train arriving ut 11 00 a. in. b
And departing at 5 27 p. in.; at Columbia J
Junction with Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta
railroad by same train to and from all
points o ' >th roads.
At Cbu. :ston with steamers for New York q
on Saturday; and <>u Tncsday and Saturday ?
with steamer for Jacksonville and points on
St. John's river; also, with Charleston and
Savannah Kuilroad to and from Savannah
and all points in Florida.
At Augusta with Georgia and Central railroads
to and from all points West and South;
at Blackvillc to and from all points on Darn- I
well railroad. Through tickcts can be pur- (.
chased to all points South and West by apply- I
P. McQueen, Agent, Columbia, S. C. - >
John B. Peck, General Manager.
D. C. Allen, Gen. Pass, and Ticket Ag't ?
COLUMBIA AND }
GREENVILLE RAILROAD. /
On and after October 6, 18A4, Pashkngkr
Trains will run as herewith indicated upon
this road and its branches. ' H
Daily, except Sundew*. C
No. 53. UP PASSENGER
Leave Columbia S. C. Junc'n 10 45 pm ~
" Columbia C. & G. 1) '11 10 p m 1
Arrive Alston 12 10 p m J
" Newberry 1 IS pm
Ninety-nix 2 47 pin
Greenwood 3 09 p in
Hodgea 8 83 p m 1
Belton 4 40 p m
at Greenville IS 05 p m
Ne. M. DOWN PASSENGER.
Leavo Cireenville at It 50 a m
Arriro Helton 11 13 urn J
Hodges 12 S3 pin '
Greenwood 12 48 pm
Ninety-Six 1 32 p nt
Newberry 8 02 p ni
Alston.., 4 10pm .
" Columbia C. A G. D 5 15 pm
Arrive.Columbia SC. Jnnc'n 5 30 p m 1
PAUTANBUllO, UNION * COLUMBIA U All. ROAD. '
NO. 58. UP PABrtENUKB.
Leave Alston 12 52 p m
" Union S 55 p.ai
41 Spartanburg, S.U.AC.depot.6 50 p ui
NO. 62. DOWN PAHHENOEK. ,
Ia'?Yo Spart'g R. A D. Depot .... 10 35 a in
44 CI TT U n T\ * ia r.a - _
ui/fii b ^ u u. a> v* ?/?*pa , . uu u in
" Union 12 50 p m
Arrive at Alston 8 40 p na
Lear a Newberry 3 30 pm
ArrireatLaurenaC.il.... 6 50pm
Leavo Laurens C. II 7 40 a in
Arrive at Newberry 11 10 p ra
Leave Hodges 3 45 pm
Arrive at Abbeville 4 45 *>
Leave Abbeville 11 00 a ro
Arrive at Hodges 12 00 p na
LVK RIDOK RAILROAD AND ANDERSON BRANCH.
Leave Belton 4 45 p in
C IB -
jm. s ii? v mhubi avu W lop III
" l'endleton 5 66 p m
" Seneca c 6 40 p m (
Arrive rI Walhalla 7 03 p m
Lear* Walhalla 8 50 a in
Arrive Seneca 9 15am
" Pendleton 9 52 a m
" Anderson 10 33 am '
Arrive at Deiton 11 08 a m
A. With South Carolina railroad to and from
* Charleston; with Wilmington, Columbia and
Augusta railroad from Wilmington and all
p?ints north thereof: with Charlotte, Colnm- ]
t>ia and Augusta railroad from Charlotte and J
all points north thereof. B. With Asheville
ana Spartanburg railroad from and for points
In Western N. Carolina. C. With Atlanta and
Oharl?tt? div Richmond and Danville railway
for AtUntaand all poiott south and west.
standard BatUrn Time. I
G.Jt. T^LCOTT. Superintendent.
-M. SLAOQafBB, Qsn'l Passenger Agt.
11. Carvwkl,^, Asa't Uen'1 Pa?|. Aft.
:A.V^.-.s; bcst at Bell A Galphin's.
pONDENSKD TIME CAUD
Magnolia Passenger Route.
In effect March 15, 1385.
iCavo Laurens *5 20 a in f8 50 a m
" Waterloo .6 06 a in 9 55 mn
" Greenwood 7 00 a m 2 15 p in
Vrrive Augusta 10 45 a ni 7 45 j? in
.cave " 10 50 am 10 00 pm
Arrive Atlanta 5 40 pm 6 40 am
?<?arc Augusta 11 30 a in
Arrive Ucnufort C 20 p m
Arrive l'ort Koyal C 35 piu
" Chaleston 5 iO pin
" Savannah 7 00 pm
" Jacksonville 7 00 am
.care Jacksonville *8 50 pm
" Savannah 6 55 am
.cave l'ort Koyal 7 35 am
" lleaufort 7 47 am
" Charleston 7 50 am
irrive Augusta 1 50 pm
jcnre Atlanta +R20pm
Lrrivc Augusta 0 10 am
.care Augusta *2 SO pm 6 15 am
irrivg Greenwood 6 10 pm 11 40 am
" Waterloo 7 04 pm 3 30 pm
" Laurens 7 50 pui 4 40 pin
*l)aily + Daily except Rnnday.
Tickets on salo at Greenwood to all points
t through ratts?baggage checked to destiation.
Connections made at Greenwood
nth C. & G. It. R. E. T. Charlton, G. 1'. A.
HTILMIXHTON, COLUMBIA AND AUW
Going Sou Ii no 48 no 40
.cave Wilmington V !<0 p m 11 10 p ni
.rrire at Florence 1 50 a m 2 20 a in
.rrive at Columbia 6 40 am
Going North No 43 no 47
<cave Columbia 10 00 p m
?enro Florenco 4 50 p m 1 62 a m
rrive at Wilmington. ...7 40 pm C 10 a n>
Train No. 43 mops at all stations; Nofl. 48
nd 47 stop only at llrinkley's, Whitvville,
'Icmington, Fair HlufT, Marion, Florence,
'iinmor.sville, Sumter, canulen Junction and
Instorer. Passengers for Columbia and all
oiuts on c ft u r r, c, c a- a r r, Aiken Jvinciou
and all points beyond, should take no. 48,
iglit express. Separate l'ullman sleepers
ir Charleston and Augusta on trains 48 and
7. All traias run solid between Charleston
ATLANTIC COAST LINE,
PA8SENG ER I) EPA KM M EXT,
Vtiming ton* JVr. C'M J fay 17 th, ISSJ^.
'AST LINK between Charleston and
Columbia and Upper South Carolina.
r 25 nm Lr Charleston Ar. 9 30 pm
B4? " " ....Lanes " 8 00 "
U 47 " " Sumter " 0 40 "
l> 55 pm Ar Columbia Lv. 5 27 "
S 02 " " .... Winnsboro.... " 3 48 "
4 17 " " ....Cheater " 2 44 "
5 33 " " Yorkvillc " 1 00 "
5 25 " " ....Lancaster " 9 00 "
5 01 ? " ....Hock Hill " 2 02 ."
S 10 " " ... Charlotte " 1 00 "
1 0C j?m Ar Newberry Lv 2 59 jtm
S 03 " " Green wood " I 08 "
5 45 " " Laurens..."..;".. " f> 30 am
5 10 " " .... Anderson "10 48 "
0 00 " ?f CJreonville " 10 10 "
9 50 " " ' WAlitalia " 9 05 "
4 30 " " Abbeville " 11 10 "
3 30 " " Spartanbnrjr.... " 12 15 "
7 15 " " Ilcndersonville.. " 7 00 "
olid Trains between Charleston and Columin,
. V. DIVINE, T. M. EMERSON.
Gen'l Sup't. Gen'l Pas. Agent.
J ASHKVILLE RAILROAD
On and after Apr. Cth, 1885, passenger
ruins will be run dailv, cxcept Sunday, boivcen
Spartanburg and Ilendcraonville as
cavo H. & !) Depot nt Spartanburp 4 00 p m
ifuri' Spartauburp, A. I.. depot 0 10 p m
.eave Saluda fl 20 p m
,earu Flat Rock 7 00 p m
Irrire Hendernnnvilip 7 15 -r
.cave Henderson villc 7 00 n no
.cave Flat llock 7 15 am
.cavo Saluda 7 50 am
.eave Air Line Junctinn 10 15 a in
Lrrive It- & 1) Depot Spartanburp.10 20 a m
Trains on this road run by Air-Lin's time.
Both trains make conncctious for Columbia
nd Charleston vin Spartanburp, Union and
Columbia: Atlanta ana Charlotte bj Air Line.
JAMES ANDERSON, Superintendent.
OnWKNVII.LK, S. C.
IIIE ONLY TWO^CLASS HOTEL IN
W. R. Whjtk, PuoritiKTOii. 48
M. \V. Thomas, Proprietress.
Broad street, Anjrustn, Oa. 40
jj L. MA DRY,
Atorncy and Counsellor at Law.
AnKVTI.I.B C. H., B. C.
Office formerly occupied by Judge
It. W. I?EliniN. T. P. OOTHHAN.
pEURIN k COTIIRAN,
Attorneys at Law,
51 Abbeville S. C.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
ro Alt !?I- ct r%
un AUUI'TIIIC, r*. \J.
JAMES 8. PERRIN,
Attorney and Counnellor at Law,
Abbkyii.I.E, C. II., S. C.
06gr*No. 1 O'Neill's Range.
Jan. 28, 1885-tf 58
[tOBT. R. HEMPHILL* WM. P. OALLOUN.
JJEMPHILL & CALHOUN,
Attorneys at Law,
Abbeville, S. C.
Will practice in all tho Court* of the
ALL the new shapes in lists and Bonnots
with Ribbons. Birds, Flowers, Satins
knd Velvet# to match.
H. M. HADDON A GO,
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CONSUL GENERAL MORGAN.
The Appointment Considered at ltlack*
IFrcini Special Correspondent of Nbwh nml
IIi.ackvii.i.e, May 23.?Some surprise
was caused in this community, this
week, by the publication in the count}'
papers of the following notice to the
local Democratic club :
Special Notice.?The members of
the lilackville Democratic Club are requested
to meet at Court House Hall at
4 o'clock next Saturday afternoon to
consider the appointment of James
Morris Morgan, *'of South Carolina," as
consul-general of the United States at
Melbourne, Australia. A full and
punctual attendance is requested.
W. R. Keli.y, Chairman.
H. W. Uitioos, Secretary.
Upon arriving here to-day several
hours before the time set for the meeting,
I emplo3'ed the leisure thus afforded
me by interviewing several prominent ,
citizens in regard to the call of the ,
club and the mutter wbicli was appoint- ,
ed for its consideration. I was assured
that the cause had occasioned genernl ,
surprise as stated, and that the interest
in the matter was confined to perhaps ,
a half-dozen persons at most. It was )
anticipated that not moro than that ,
number of members of the club, including
the officers, who issued the
notice, would attend the meeting, and
several leading members expressed
either their strong disapproval of the
call, or their ignorance of any local
feeling or sentiment which could have
warranted issuance. It was also
stated, however, that the fact that Capt. ,
F. \V. Dawson was in town and propesOfl
ia nrldrncQ !%/*
vu kv uv<ui vow ?i?v uau uvvuiuv;
generally known, and it was anticipated
thnt his presence under the circumstances
would attract a comparatively ,
large attendance. This surmise proved
to be correct, and when the town bell
announced the hour of mooting, at 4
o'clock, perhaps an hundred of the intelligent
and respectable citizens of the
town and county assembled in the town
hall to hear or take part in the proceedings.
The last public meeting that 1
attended in this place was in 1876, and
was held in front of the building where
the club was called to meet to-day.
The number present on that occasion
was estimated at from five to seven
thousand, as nearly as I can recollect,
and the contrast to-day; was somc-what
painful; but the meeting to-day proved
to be an interesting one, and showed, no
less than that of 187B, that the Banner
County possesses an exceedingly level
head as well as "territory, and is not
easily to be stirred up over trifles, while
it is always ready to show its teeth ..and
its might when proper occasion demands.
The meeting Jwas called to order by
Mr. W. It. Kelly, the chairman of the
Blackville Pemoratic Club, who briefly
referred to the object which the club
had been summoned to consider. Since
the last meeting of the club, he said, a
Democratic President of the United
States had been elected. His election
necessitated a groat many changes in
office. One of the appointments ho has
made is the object of calling this meeting.
That appointment is the appointment
of Mr. J. M. Morgan as consulgeneral
to Australia. Tho newspapers,
which have always told us tho truth,
have told us that Mr, Morgan has always
affiliated with tho Republicans ;
that he is not a citizen of South Carolina
; that it was Ithe recommendation,
nnil nnnn Ihp mmiput (\f Pant IP W
Dawson,, the member of tho National
Democratic Coromitttce from South
Carolina, that this appointment was
made. Deeming it a matter of importance,
Mr. Kelly said ho had called the
club togeiher that it might announce its
Major L. T. Jzlar olfer tho following
resolutions, which were read and
Whereas, this club has been called together
for the purpose of considering
the appointment of J. M. Morgan as
consul general to Melbourne, Australia;
and, whereas, it is understood that Capt.
K. M. Dawson, the member of the National
Democratic Executive Committee
from South Carolina, assumes the
responsibility of said appointment, and
is present and desirous of being heard
in reference thereto :
Jiesolved, That Capt. Dawson bo invited
to a seat in the club, and that the
privileges of the floor be oxtended to
2. Resolved, That Capt. Dawson be
requested lo address this club at once,
ns to the fitness and propiety of the
said appointment tinder Democratic
government, as involved in the following
1st. Mr. Morgan soundness as a Democrat.
2d. His claims upon the Democratic
party, National or State.
3d. His citizenship as to South Carolina.
4th. His eligibility.
Major Izlar said that he did not feel
it necessary to argue in support of tho
resolutions. We, he said, Jiave always
been Democrats of the straitost sect.
It was in this body and on this hill that
tho first resolution went forth that announced
the policy of the campaign of
1876, which led to tho overthrow of
vice, Immorality and misrule in this
\: n''/ el"' 'VSJkX'i.
f'b):- > tcATV * ' sfe'r'la
State, and to tho establishment in thi
State of a government of virtue, hones
ty and respectability. "We won the ti
tie of the Banner County in 1876, an<
down to the present time have kept ou
Democratic escutcheon bright. Ho di(
not, therefore, deem it necessary to sai
more in reference to tho resolution
winch he had offered, and moved tha
Cnpt. Dawson should be heard in replj
Mr. J. W. Holmes, the editor of tin
Barnwell People, said that he asked tin
privilege of seconding tho resolutions
He would do so for reasons personal ti
Capt. Dawson. There was no more pa
thetic picture to his mind than tha
which was presented when Cnpt. Daw
son, then a young English boy, left hi
home and friends and family to come t<
this country, in time of a fierce war, t<
do battle for the cause bf the South,
assure you, Capt. Dawson, he continued
turning to that gentleman, that you
name is a household word in Barnwel
County, and, although we may diffe
with you as to means sometimes, as t<
results we arc united. Wo are one ii
iBserting the supremacy of the An^lo
Saxon race. I feel that I but voico tin
sentiment of the people of liarnwel
County when 1 bid you welcome here.
Mr. Holmes's remarks were receive*
with warm and general applause, an*
at their conclusion the resolutions of
rercd by Mnj. Izlar were unanimously
adopted. The Chair invited Capt. Daw
son to address the meeting in accor
ilancc with the rosolutions, and request
ed Vice-President W. F. Molony t
Capt. Dawson snivl that he had in
doubt, when he determined to attcn<
mo meeting ot the club, that he wouli
find himself among friends, for ho fcl
that lie had a right to consider himsel
among friends whenever he was anion]
Democrats in South Cerolina. He wh
present to-day because of the notico cal
lingthe club together, which was publish
ed in the county newspapers. It involv
ed an appointment for which he consider
ed himself responsible. Jt showed him
what, indeed, he know before, that ther
was a question as to the propioty of tha
iipppointment. It could not be consid
ered, therefore, without considerin
himself. To condemn that appoint
ment, no matter on what grounds, o
how tenderly it might bo done, was t
condemn tho man who recommended il
"Standing here to-day," he said, 'with th
assurance that 1 have nothing to retraci
nothing to be ashamed of, and notbin
to apologize for, I felt that my propc
course was to come and give my reason
for making that recommendation; an
then, when all the facts shall be befor
you, I will submit myself to your roo
"As I understand it, the objections t
Mr. Morgun nre two-fold in chnractci
One applies to his Democratic record
the other to his citizenship. As to hi
Democratic record, it has been stated i
the newspapers, I believe, that he is, c
was. or has been a Republican. That
deny absolutely. As evidence of th
allegation that he is a Republican w
are pointed to a phnmphlet written b
him, and published last year, entitle
"Unfortunately I have not a copy (
that pamphlet with me, my own cop
being bound in a volume with other
I have, however, a letter of Congress
man aikcd which das occn pumiscu r<
ccntly, and in which he gives the pai
agraphs in that pamphlet which, in hi
view, are most offensive, and which, h
says, prove Mr." Morgan to bo a ltepul
lican. All of you who know the kin
regard which Mr. Aiken has for mo wi
Capt. Dawson read from Mr. Aiken
letter as follows :
During the late Presidential campaig
he was quito active, and after M
Blaine's nomination published a snta
pamphlet, the title page of which reads
"America's Egypt. Mr. Blaine's Foi
eign Policy. By James Morris Morgai
late of C. S. Navy and Egyptian Army.
In this pamphlet Major Morgan d(
clares in the outset that Mr. Blaine
foreign policy was and is one that woul
redound to the glory of the Unite
States, and that when Mr. Blaine entei
cd President Garfield's Cabinet he ri
solved upon throe ideas : First to u(
hold at any and all cost the Mtonrc
doctrine. Second, to hold Mexico an
the South Ainorican Republics rcspor
iblo for any unjuBt treatment of th
citizens of the United States, and f<
any infringement of what is considero
the law of nations. And, third, to coi
voke a congress of the IndopendOi
States of th; American Continent for tli
purposo of forming a united phalanx <
Western powers against the powers <
* * * * * *
Major Morgan next comments upo
our foreign policy in those latter year
and says we aro getting so polite that w
never raise our voices above a whispt
when wo rempnalrato against outrage
practiced upon our citizens by foreig
nations.- Freeing Martin Kosta thirl
years ago made Commodore Ingrahf
s the most popular man of the (lay. The
- same act would take the shoulder straps
- oir of any officer who would attempt it
J in modern times.
r Major Morgan says : "I read in the
1 papers the other day that the Monitor
f llcpnblicano, of Mexico, speaks of Mr.
k Blaine's nomination for the Presidency
t of the United Htaten as bad news." I
y ask how could a Mexican paper speak
thus if the nomination had not been
c made, and how could Major Morgan
c quoto the paper unless it had been ist.
sued ? t in8 proving conclusively that
9 this pamphlet was written after the
. nomination and in furtherance of a Ket
publican candidate for the Presidency.
- Could a man who was leal to the Deins
ocratic party be guilty of such treachD
3 The pamphlet concludes with the inI
formation that Ouiteau's bullyt put an
[t ond to Mr. Blaine's projects, and conser
quontly his third idea of convoking an
1 American International Congress was
r never consumatcd.
3 i' rom tins synopsis oF the con touts of
i that panphlet noonc cnn question Major
. Morgan's admiration for Mr. Blaine, nor
b 5b it less doubtful that he hoped for Mr.
1 Blaine's Presidential success, as the
pamphlet appeared after Mr. Blaine's
1 nomination. We, therefore, inust con]
cludo the author a Republican. If he
asserts the contrary and claims to be a
y Democrat, it is a charity lo say, under
. the circumstances, he is a political fool,
_ unfit to represent a Democratic Adinin.
istration anywhere or in any capacity,
o "Now I undertake to say," Capt. Dawson
continued, "that if you search that
o pamphlet with a small-toothed comb
A you will not find any thing more objectionablc
than is quoted in Mr. Aiken's
t letter. Jt has never bren asserted by
f Mr. Morgan that that pamphlet was not
j, published before Maine's nomination.
s The plnin truth of the matter is that
. the pamphlet was written early in the
. year, ami was made ready for publica_
tion immediately after Blaine's noinina.
tion. The allusions to his nomination
, were then introduced.
c Having thus stated what was in the
t, pamphlet, Capt. Dawson proceeded to
. show what was not in it. ''There is not
g a word about the Democratic party,
_ about Civil Service reform, about the
r Tarriff, about corruption in oflice, about
0 centralization, about the need of admin^
istrativc reform. It is simply a plea for
e a vigorous foreign policy. Wh^n it was
t first brought to my attention by Mr.
g Morgan, I told him that he w.?s right in
r the doctrine which he advocated, but
s wrong in the man ; that we did want
j a policy that would make an American
- 1 . .
q v.iu/.i:ii n-.iiictu-ii I'vi'rywiicru, una mat
j the Stars and Stripes should bo to him
what tlie Knglish Hag is to an Knglish0
man in ever}' part of the world; that
r we would sec the need of this vigorous
. foreign policy as we have Keen it at Palg
nama and in the Santos case ; and that
? the mistake he made was in thinking
(r that Blaine was the proper man to carry
j it out. There is nothing unusual in a
e Democrat being in favor of a particular
0 feature oi the Republican policy. Il
y has been seen again and again that a
j Democrat has believed that some particular
plank of the Republican plat^
form was better than a corresponding
plank in a Democratic platform, and has
^ spoken and written in favor of his opin'
ion. So, too, Republicans have preferred
Democratic declarations 011 a partic
ular subject to the doctrine or pmcticc
s of their own party. But theso dissentients
as to one special matter stand by
their own party, as a rule on election
day. The test of Mr. Morgan's political
views is not whether he wrote a pamplet
that could be construed in advocacy
of Blaine's election, but whether ho
's voted the Republican ticket. Mr. Morgan
was living in New York at that tnon
ment, and had been living there long
r. enough to allow him to vote there if he
11 desired to do so. He did not vote the
i. Republican ticket. Could he have vor
ted there, without abandoning his citii,
zenship hero, he would have votod for
Cleveland and Hendricks.
J- Tho pnblication of tho pamphlet by
?s Mr. Morgan was, in Capt. Dawson's
^ opinion, strictly a literary venture,
d Tho subject which it troated was one of
r~ great public interest, and the vigorous
!* foreign policy which Mr. Morgan so
>* earnestly and intelligently advocated
was in accordance with public sentid
ment. It was expected that the paml"
phlet would naturally have a large sale,
which did not prove to be the case. It
,r fell flat. Very few copies wero circulate
ted, and only one newspaper, published
l_ in the Northwest, so far as he knew, evit
er condescended to notice it. No subie
stantial aid, therefore, was rendered Mr.
Blaine by its publication.
}f Kven if it be granted that Mr. Morgan
liked Mr. Blaino, that was no discrodit
to Mr. Morgan's Democracy. There
>n were reasons why he should like hira,
h, porhnps, since their ancestors came from
'c the same State, and their families had
;r always been friends, but no objeotion
38 could bo nrgod against Mr. Morgan on
;n this account A great many other Dem?
ty ocrats have entertained and expressed ?
m !iklng for Mr Blaine. When the *news
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of his nomination was put up on the
bulletin board in Charleston, there were
numbers of good Democrats who said
they intended to vote for him because
of his foreigh policy, and in the State
of New York, which elected Mr. elevens
President. GO,(XX) Democrats actually
voted for Mr. IMiane. Mr. Morgan was
not of this number.
As against anything that can be taken
or constructed from this pamphlet to
Mr. Morgan's injury politically, Capt.
Dawson said that he bad known Mr.
Morgan intimately for twenty-three
yenrs, since the day when he first met
Mr. Morgan, then a mere boy, coming
bnck from the bloody naval engagement
below New Orleans. He had known
him in South Carolina during the years
ho spent here, and had met him frequent
ly in Now York when his duties had
called him from this State, and never
on any occasion, or at any time had he
known him to do Anything or say a
word that is incompatible with pure
Democracy. Mr. Morgan was with us
in Charleston in one of the toughest
political fights we ever had, in 1868,
when Lesesne was elected, and counted
j out by the Republicans. In the bloody
campaign of 1876 he was on duty in
j Columbia throughout the trying scenes
that marked the organization and ses\
sions of Wallace House, "and it is with[
in mv personal knowing " ?i<1
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| Dawson, '"that he was assigned to the
discharge of a responsible and perilous
duty if anything untoward had coine to
pass. His conduct then and there has
been fully described in the Abbeville
Medium by Gen. Robert R. Hemphill,
who was present at the same time, and
is therefore qualified to speak concerning
him. Mr. Morgan was always a Democrat
here in South Carolina, and was
here to do his duty in times of danger.
Whether hero or absent, I have never
known him to do or to say anything that
was inconsistent with the soudest Democracy/'
As a final answer to the charge that
Mr. Morgan had proved himself a Republican
by writing the Blaine pamphlet,
Capt. Dawson said that, as soon as ho
heard that this charge had been made,
he telegraphed to Mr. Morgan to go to
Washington and meet it. It would not
be proper to repeat what took place in
that interview. Mr. Cleveland knew
what charges had been made. And Mr.
morgan proved nis lulelity to the Democratic
party. The President was satisfied,
and Mr. Morgan received his final
instructions and sailed for his destination.
"You will ask," said Capt. Dawson,
"what is the proof that the President
was satisfied ? "The proof iu this :
thnt, if Mr. Morgan had not shown to
the President that ho was a good and
loyal Democrat, his appointment would
have been recalled. But with a full
knowledge of the Blaine pamphlet, with
the contents of that pamphlet before
him, and with a full knowledge of all
that the newspapers could nay againsl
him, the President?who believes in n
sturdy partnership?continued him in
office and wished him a liod-speed on
his voyage. There is an answer to all
the stories as to the President being deceived
in this matter."
In answer to the question, was Mr
Morgan a citizen of South Carolina '
Capt. Dawson gave a short sketch of Mr,
Morgan's life, lie was born in Lonisianna
in 1845, and was appointed n cadet
at Annapolis in 1800. Resigned bis
position at Annapolis when Louisiannn
seceded, he entered the Confederate service,
in which be remained until be left
Richmond in 1805 as one of the body
guards of President Davis. He married
in South Carolina in 1805, and remained
here until 1870, when ho was appointed
a stalf officer in tho service of the Khedive
of Egypt, which post he held until
tho following year, when he returned tc
South Carolina. Selling tho factory
stock he held, and investing th? proceeds
in a plantation nea* Columbia, he
ho planted there until 1879 when his
plantation wan forfeited to the State, foi
taxes, and he was constrained to soli it.
In 1877 ho went to Washington, and was
nnnnintflfl tn a nnaiilAn nnilno llin
ocratic Senate, which he held for Rome
years, and until turned out by tho llepublicans.
Sinco 1880 Mr. Morgan hat
been engaged in mining pursuits in Mexico,
and more recently in the preliminary
work upon the pedestal of thu
Bartholdi statue in New York until thai
work was suspended. It was his intention,
until he received this appointment,
to return to Charleston and continue to
live there. "I have thus shown," con
tinucd Capt Dawson, "that from 1865 tc
1885 Mr. Morgan was for eleven 01
twelve years an actual resident of South
Carolina; that ho was never away from
South Carolina except compelled, and,
beyond that, I give you my own assurance,
for he has told m* so, and has the
right to bo believed, in the absonoo of
contradiction, that ho has nover voted
out-side of South Carolina. The little
property which he owns to-day is in
South Carolina. If by your voteB here
you?saythat Mr. Morgan is not to be
considered no^' ^j^n of South Carolina)
you leave * man
without a country. If this be not his
home, he has no home.
"Two of his brothers lost their lives
in defence of the South, and his own
record is before you. Can it be said now
that here in South Carolina?in one of
the Slates for which .he offered his
blood?he is to be denied the right to
call this State his home ? He has two
children here. This is their home.
Their mothers were South Carolinians.
They have only known their father as a
South Carolinian. Are you prepared to
say to them to-day that they aro nothing
hero; have no rights hero; that
they are not to be called South Carolinians
? Forif the father is not a South
Carolinian, they have no right to be
This eloquent appeal which, however,
I have only sketched in outline, provoked
a hearty and generous outburst of
applause from the audience, as it would
have done from any audience anywhere.
It was a noble speech, made in behalf of
a gallant soldier who is under lire of
friends and foos alike, strangely enough,
and tho mr.n nf Hnmunill !l
V. amm II n^u up|H CUIttlUU H
ns it deserved.
raKsinj^to the question of Mr Morgan's
eligibility to office, under the Fourteenth
amendment, Capt Dawson discussed tho
several points involved at some length.
The question is covered by tho opinion
of the Attorney-General in Qcn. Lawton's
case, and further by tho fact that
Mr Morgan was not an "officer" when
he was required at Annapolis to take an
oath to support tho Constitution of tho
In regard to his own part in bringing
about the appointment, Capt. Dawson
said that so far as possible for him to do
so lie desired to assume all tho responsibility
for the appointment. "I asked
Mr. Cleveland to make it as a favor to
me," he said, "and I hope he made it as
a favor to mo, understanding that I
would not rccoinmend a man who 1 did
not believe to bo faithful and- deserving
of the honor. I have been accused of
unfaithfulness and treachery to theDcra
ocratic party on account of this appointment.
They hnve oven said of me that
[ am not a citizen of tho United States ;
that I have been committing perjury,
therefore, every time that 1 have voted in
this State in nearly twenty years. There
is hardly anything that has not been
said to my discredit. If I had stolen all
the money in the United States treasury,
turned the State over) to the Radicals,
and been proved to be a deserter
from the Confederate army, I could not
have been blackguarded worse than I
have been because J asked for the appointment
of a kinsman to tho consulship
at Melbourne. I think I may say
that I rendered some service to the
Democratic pnrty in South Carolina.
My friend (Mr. Holmes) has kindly referred
to the poor service I rendered in
[ the Confederate war; but it was not
only in tho Confederate service that I
. shed my blood for South Carolina. In
i the riots in Charleston, immediately
after the election in 1876, I was wound*
i ed by a Radical negro and bear the bulI
let in my body to-day. In my paper,
year after year?commiting errors, no
doubt, at times?I have fought for the
interests of the people of this State. It
, was iny pood fortune to bo ono of tho
first to advocate Mr. Clovclnnd'B nomination.
I worked for his nomination here
and at Chicago. He was nominated and
, elected. Would it have surprised any
( one, after that, if 1 had asked Mr.
Cleveland to appoint me as counsul at
. Melbourne. Thcto would hava been
, regret, perhaps, that 1 should be willing
I to give up my profession, and set at
I naught my continuing opportunities to
I serve iny people. It was because I preferred
to remain here ; because I felt
I that T could servo South Carolina better
) by remaining in journalism that I re,
fused to apply for office. I never held
one, never sought one, and would not
, accept one. But I did ask that, if any
oanci rlnra linn nrao Ka oltawn ?ma
wimiMvi uvivif ?? no kV uu onvnil lliu
at all, ir there was any obligation to me,
it should be inet and cancelled by making
ono who lias been as near to mo aa
my own fleBh and blood for twenty
years and more, one whom I have loved
as Jonathan loved David,' the recipient
of this small honor.
And now, my frionds, if you determine
to-day that what I did was wrong:
that this appointment was an improper
one, you must in some sort weaken and
injure me and lessen the power of tha
paper which I control for go^tl
in this State. Is it necessary to do
so V Is it wise ? There aro dark timea
yet ahead of us. There aro struggles
yet to corao in South Carolina. Wo
shall need all the power that wo can
command to retain the State Govern\
ment in proper hands. Is it wiso in
you then, because, in a way that (teemed
to uie proper, 1 gavo way ta the in*
' stincts of a natural affection, to weaken
' the agencies I havo at command to
protect and advance your interests
I havo spoken , without reserve. If
thore is anything you wish to know
about the matter, I shall be only too
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