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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION, WINNSBORO, S. C., OCTOBER 5, 1895. ESTABLISRED 1844.
THE EGGS THAT NVE'ER
There's a young man on the corner.
Filled with life and StrenLgth and L-pe
Looking far be-y-.,d the present,
With the wh-)1e world in hi. scope.
He is grasping at to-morrow,
That phantom none can catch;
Tc-day is lost. He's waiting
For the eggs that never hatch.
There's an old inan over yonder,
With a worn and weary face.
'Wi.th searching, anx'ous features,
And weak. uncertainpace.
He is livin: in the future.
With no desire to catch
The --lden now. He's waiting
Focr the eggs that never hatch.
There's a world of men and women,
With their life's work yet undone,
Who are sitting. standing. moving,
Ben,eath 'he same gre: snu;
a eaer for the future.
ISut iotcontent to snatch
ce pa'se:i. They are waitin
For :be e g- that never hatch.
HOT PURNEE.q RM TWE,TY
BY EMMA M. WIS:.
'-ther Lindsay wgs lnceteen wien bei
rit Stocy wat ptblisheJ. It wa-I not ti
'urm n thu had written by any ineans.
v.r zince she had been able to form tin
*p1abetical characters and join them legi
y her fertile '"ain had been weaving al
sots of possible ind imp,s7;ibic rntiit.e',
may ot which she had forwarded to pub
mars in various parts of the country. be.
%._ith all e fervor of lier voth.ful
e..'ismit 'tiat her crude seuitimenCits stil
more gudely' wrouhit would inFpire ii
ome ed?ta's soul the same faith in bei
reatniess wlich she herself already pos
"ut 5vint-how her contributions alwnv
'M o of the mark of excellence neces
y t. insure them a fav:rible conlera
n d n:uiiscr.pt after muscript w:t
reztrned to her and was securely h>ked
away in the old di-ver of her old fashioned
,iureai, which h id been dedicated, with n
'nod nany tears of disappointment, as i
tvpository for al! rejected ofTerings at the
u ine of literature. By the time she was
uieteen there were probably a liundred
or more of those hapless productions laid
away either to be ignomiulnously forgotten
or to be resurrected and revised when her
mind should become suflicientlV inatured
to sift out whatever meritorious material
there :night be in them and use it to goo:
She worked steadily for more than three
nionths on her "Story of the Steamer
endrick." One night she finishe: re
itin,. it for the twenty-tirst time. and thie
day she sent it to Jesse Arnold, editor
on Inland Weekly, with a tive linU
king him to read it carefuly, und
f he could not use it to let her know
what he thouit of it.
Of all the editors in the land she seemed
to have chosen him as her most favored
target. wyli she could not have told, for
she had no pcrsonal acquaintance with him
and his letters acconpanying returned
manuscript had been even more curt and
forbid:lding than those of his brother pub1)
lishers. But for all that eachi unhappily
ending vemture only addled fresh fuel to hier
real to secure a foothold among the ranks
of the Inland Weekly's contributors an.1
Compel its chief by sheer force of her im
portunity to acknowledgve lie: developed or
Uler '"Story of the Steamer Kendrick"
-was not a work of genius, but there wvere
phases of the lot that were strong and]
>assages that were unusually well con
ived and executed, and after reading it
rce times Jesse ,Arnold, who was a con
scientious editor, decided to keep it. He
accepted it with that fee'ing of uncertaint.
with which an insurance man issuesa
oliev' on an extra hazardous risk, and
congratulated himself on his shirewdness
Swith equal delight when it turned out to
be preferred. The public liked the story,
and several critics who condlescendled to
revie w the Inland Weekly p)raised it. Per
biap) Ediitor Arnold himself w~as mo)re fully
Rware of the glaring absurdities in the
piece he had brought out than werc any of
its readers, anti each favorable comment
that came to his notice only mnade them
all the more apparent. At last he con
chuded to write to his ~imknown literary
protege and wvarn her against certain errors
which might be pardoned in a young
author's first story. but which, if often re
peated, would be serious drawback to lier
advancement in her art. Before lie did
so. hiowever, she sent him another hastily
written sto)ry, and a letter which wvas a
strange jumble of gratitude to hihm for
bringmng her before the public, thankful
ness that she had been so well received,.
*anti unstinted expressions of a steadfast
belief that she was fairiy launched on
sea of success, where w'reeks and disasters
were an impossibility. In conclusion she.
hinted that lie ought to be eternally grate
*ful to her for allowing him to print a story
whleh wvould. in all probability, shed lustre
round hIs ow-n reputation as well as her
That evening he w'rote the contemuplated
--'You are in danger of being si oiled,
he said in par't. " -You needl advi 'e and I
feel that I have the right to address you
in the capacity of censor. Remembet
that von are in an uip-to-date worldl an i
the literature that will live will be the v-ery
cssence, the enmbodimnt of that world.
Visionary, idealistic sketches sueh:1~ asour
:uay make very od reading, but they are
Cot the true stuff. You have unqu:estw:ie
ability,. buat if you wish to suced you
ust turn it to the portrayail of livie; m:nu
and wvomae, not theC imaginary' ipuppe
that you have manipulated for the muo
part- in your "Story of the Steamaer K~en
d'rick." Take yotur hero, for instance. 1.
may be quite comforting for a tie to
'omne in contact, through the medium o!
'.rinter's ink aind paper. wit!1 aiu Apo'lo.
menial Hercules. a spirituai :;od anid
financial Croesus, all combiuecd in onu
Ame'-lean man, and. a New Yorker at that,
but I !':bt if anyv of us~ wouid relich a elo-ci
'acquiuuitace wvith him:lie wvould he ap:
to prove tunpalatable. Besides. he would b
an excrecscenicCeon the human ra'e, anii
after your second or third story the pulic
ulad have none of him. S' take warin.
mr~ ietion if :e.i be- -and let the g"d
takc care of themselve .
Ether Lindsav rez-i : . iread the edi
or's letter. Ifhad not intende-1 to nake
it p: asarily pointed or critical. bi tf
the characters she i.de rdnjured up
her last hcro id teen the object of her
most -ree admiration and the admoll
ton to sun him and his ilk toucbed her it
the llosL vulnerable spot
"*I want th:i' -nr. l:haerstand me,"
She Sid '0 hz' mother, after haivin.
d:ion'ed over the contemts of the letter for
a couple of ights. "and in order to bring
that about I am goin:g dwn to ronton to
1 see him. for i: woulk be utterly useless for
me to awem:npt to evpiu:! in wr!tig just
what taW I have laken on this subject."
Ier fanil ' knew he~ too well to !nlt fl
!trate agiinst th po-posed visit 6mi tA e
next morn'g -.,he took the early train for
Irontrn. It was late in the afternood wheii
she reavhawl the M:le of th; TrAS Inkand
Weekiy. IJe A.;,uhl was coi his
oit"e' .nI sh m e iet him just outside tihe
ioor. She tquired for him an'! lie stepped
back inte hIs p:tplr bestrewu den and mao
" oned. her to fo'.iox.
I-1 ai Jese ArnWKd," he said, in that
Ptig way Wh1*i0 lie habitually. mlo.i)ld
when :idre5sity stnrngers. "What 's it
ro 0 wi b0 ti' -e' mv about -r"
z w bs the e !it r AUs Ut a good
lookin.;- mlan. and that day. Uhen he stPod
Ate" hler antd the window;x, where the
full~ a .f tw02 eve: ng san polure in
&A WeIeIe 10 exa (eXate ever defect of
his peiso, from thi m .1 uprigiht cud of
ids shr, M'ight black hair to hi- iispro.
port itel I feet,o' he wt hivny
CO:W--=n tWt 11" lo0SCly k:lit bodyLi" Min
:he took in'the i f Un.: roon an.l
the r uer.i make.up of it" occipant withi
oine coiprehevnsIve swecp of her clear,
luhe eyes. Id then said, !4inply :
1 im Ether Lin i. If it dot's not I
inem n-::'e yuI soh like to tilk to
Vo' a ittle wille ab,ot* ' thiaSt letter yon
Te wa.; lut a trace of his former re
-erive 1'ft Id le took her haNd impul
--f I'm ad a to see you." he said, with a
:ieik-the ist par of Jsse Arnold was
hi ' c '-are yoi to let me be
yourz doctor and to take my pres;criptonis
.' l. She :"Ii. fl!l 1:ia sli:hlithI linder
his cloze 'crutiny. --I d:n-t think I am. I
d ! 1 1 a. i!.Y0!l don't understal,
she cn.it -) tily, enio'uraged1 by his
: hook of F=u.'' il inite-re". 11 'I n't suppo4e
tht--re are ainy nien thal are :bolutely per.
e" b:it I hAve my ideal of what a nau
h lW I be and I put him:n bn. il dou
into miy' "torv of thc Steamer Keidriek."
I don' th ink tihat I anii ov'er opti:ist:c
when I Say that I believe with all my ieart
that such Imen live an! that you and I have
melit theml 'and canl poinit them1 Out."
Ie shook his head in q:et controver
ofe thenoiry. She waite a lmoenit
for hha to speak, then exclaimed iMpa
Wl, wihy don't yon say sonething?"
Be -ue, vh anlswere-, leaning far
bavlk in his creaking chair and (laspin
hit handA beind his heaL "I see quite
plainlv that whatever argument I may pre
Sent it will only antaonize you. You nmy
know such men ai yo depict: I do not
and my experi*enc has been intinitelyi
)rc varici than yo-,ur.;. I know you'I will
not heel mie. but I repeat that it will not
pay to live in a world peopled only by
1.: You muhst assoc'iate with'the~ real.
Ta'ke some main of your aecquaintance:
stdv'~ Uim:i t::ke humn nature for yonur
mod'el( ndyou will be on the righlt ti'aeki."
--Yo hae ony oe viw, nd,thoug'h
t inar bet rhit, I feel as thlough I should
be"'li-ig ui the best part of my~self to
*actee my. opinionf to yours,"' she ~ainl.
i* i th:a1 touch of wisdom she had lately
a 'sm '1."Ct I supp)ose." she continued.
vi"u zIj not de;-linie thlem n1 aiccount of
Heu smriedt agzain. 'No.' lie said. ''niot
T1o have on ar!ticle pinmte'd., even
thougmh it be' in thle ironton Inland Weecklyv.
does~noi give unique.ioneid entree into the
cl ii.ims ot every" other perilical in the
co-.ntrv, andl for manyx mlonlths after the
a ,ea.in.ce. of her 'first story Esther Lind
sur po d.led we'alil' iver' 'ner literatry way,.
Xi';-''h as anli ny-hill, sinuous piat. A
core of unforntuni!ate tales we're added to
thet un pub'li:dhe-1i lbrary' ini the bureautt
drawerc hertore she found an outlet fo r (il
ideas a sec(onid tinie. 'Thien fol'owed hivi
vea" of ups an'dlL d.iwni1. No literamrys
'ran' everi had a' mfor'e jealous~ guardia
tha she iad iln Jesse Arnld(. Hie exulted
n every .ictory sheC achieved and deploredI
everi defeat SheC meIt as keenily~ as thoughi
it had been his own,l an'! then one day.
wen' some'C unlexp,ected ill-luck nade 11Cr
de"s'air of trying5 to push on further in tihe
co~r'e shei had mnappedl out for heursel f hie
ctp'ied the e'lia oif his simpathy and
nerct by asking her to mai~rry hum.
It was a~ surprise 1o lien and she promptlyi
-- ' e-;' expectc hsfo youli." she
si, trin to temperc his dlisiil wvithi a
kind aI .ipoiliigy- "yLoul know me lilo welx'l.
nu mat'h' can mena dr'eameir. an idiont, if
on .ike'.~bi I hiave my ileal .':inl. aind im'.
Ice.- I tiudl him in real life I shall never
lin: ifrah i u will alvays stayv smiile
jin,n byv y-ol' latLter wr'iting,. that you
had iii 'nie'd to hold commIloni sense
view o' 'ome thig" but I sup)pose I ami
m ikte. Tou may itxChang2e y'our mind
'et ~on 'hall never' know it if I (1o," lit
lared I ut. angrilyu. ,nd t hat Ceed the
'entuae aa ite a bhter lianppo nnt ent
i. 4- .\:a 1rhnto wiatlacekl to th
t'ie t~or tae is gre in the dutlies :mdu
respn5iil1ite: deve tin upoiivn thec eduior
in ci ef od'l'mcreat puicatio n. amd Mit.
ii :'l some:thing' of Lox,' deeply she bad
wounde hiim. tried t' forget her' pity for
rim and to wvork oat iier sab-atioa, and
hi aswel by wr-itingL with renewed eu
erge. Gradally' L'er itories tok on a
tlt' of reaityi an,l broad sympfatby with
ter Vt' .ene'ai t"' reogition. She nex'er'
ei .11 h' r work" i :.o tile Inland Week
u ' e:. h-nl af e tllat i:ne unhappy'
n,ab iit he'riend',ip that na i
ber i'" 'i i'--" u'li its editor partial
r -i- an ' he b nly'keii lher pro
-' ' or" -ticular iterest the
'i'ojIjtj.)j h~~l ar;wtecr of hic,,,, ieri,-.
The .11n i'v of a vel known l'!Il!hv
coItainieil a story I hat IInl ill-i
thiroh:zll 1 qu 7-:1, ilb hope :11.: jo. i, i 1,e
ieft the ::u! Weely' in Carge of I b
orlinate for a few daVy and wn d, 1 wu
to see :her Lindsay-.
-When ,-oni wrote your t .or), of th?i
S'~r'ne;-r F.d-wh-lek. \ oni h'nr w ide:d
of mankiml. was he lmt" h' a4k 1 ' n
as he coldd spcnk to her alone.
"Yes." she said. soflly.
'And ou vere deterimined ai if yo
failed to ill such a creation in re:1 iife
Vou wolld never inarry?
I Wi/ h 1 ' v ll'I nIV wrot ti-is ' la i**ry~ yet:
!ia Ii-evidelyfl i:per;,.iTneda bad
iean14 and ind
Again th noic,yihibe y
"W61iu vodum mini: tellin! ire %liere you
St ou'iia of tho Ima t : d
-N o. 0 he S:li(!, (i L,Ii: tn:1. -- in the
I east. I 1aitedI 1 1in n0 iary eb:: 'r
as I re.emlbvre i outh:o d .- ; -
irst saw yol in y 1our Oiive :l It illP:.
You onglit to recon:-j hi:n: i're Ihe
samL, (7rouked! i!nop. thw, ::ne nnir z*i :u.r,
the salit smik:, the sanle s n' " ii j t
vonr b:Ixk. Y o "i i' i- : in11,
iriend -some one fulf"n'er. r m-i
mi4ht be --and -tuly hiand '' h1 a
i 1h-i for m- w n . i h: r - .
lie leaned forw:rd ane'l l e o '
pretty ine oves.
'e , e Sai o eIC 10:F C
A FLOATING TH A r.
Russia HaIs Ote. ard th-a Unzza
States May Follow
The Washingt.on Post a:s t V;
for ths statemen 1t ti:'t a 1nmer of
theatrical ladies and . h-n
this country contem b:
a steamboat und estub. : t
ing theater, which sh..!! be nW ithe,
same tin the hotel '111 the ::.
of transportit on of te actor, (.n
the co-operative pruel!P.
T : i'Pa is not OI'.. :d:.- A St
Petersbuar synicate ha a:yr:l :"o
a great steamboat. of 1!e .eb:racter
40 feet in width. The c :i S j t
about to start out on L I
Volga, ind as many of I a
Cities and t ei towns of us:
tributaries are without the' es,it" i
believed the !enta'r w. prove a
gold mine to its projectori.
The Russian floating il.Dn-:.. Is
so constructed tha': an .afie f
L.0U1 Can be comfortably "-'n 'h A
large mass of scenery is c i for
the production of an e:ienl;' r''
ertore of Russian com Ii
dramnas and French op)erv, tai
Trhe quarters of the a ',-s r--s
vs. supernumeraries.t. h
rc'iestra and all the ere" r' : ie
extreme bow of tte %v.e 'i
tre:ne stern is taken up wit he :i
chiery, whi-:i is Cf tI' ii to
sible kind. so bat its weight w . nit
throw the bor i:: the air. Al! tie
fuel is carried V.der til !"iY of the I
theater, which occupies foiu-:'bs cf
the entire t:gth of the boat andi Ill
of its width.
From the lowest point of tie or
chestra to the roof is fifty fet. Te
stage is a trifle less t han thi r!v fief
in width, and all the sceery i "Ue
down from the flies Tihe wing5 are.
just wide enough to admnit of the en
trance and exit of the player's. ()1
course the scenic eliects arec limitedI
)y the lack of room, but a mu tch
smoother performance can h.e ve
than in the meagerly e'quipped then
ter of the small town. The plaiyer s
are not fegged out by a tir'esomec
journey or made unhit for fir'st-class
work by the fare of inidifierently con
If such a boat were built by a syndi
cate in this country'its cotnstruction1
would necessarily be based upon the
requirements of the large canals.
Using the stern paddle wheel it would
be possible to const':uct a boat of
great beam and length, yet one
which would draw compa~Irativ'ely
t is suggested that, starting from
New York. suCh a vessel coulid ma ke a
tri) up along the north shore of Long
Island sound, stopping at the towns
n the Connecticut and Rhlode 1s
land coast; thence back to New York.
and after doing New .Jersey towns.,up
the Hudson, stopping at the v'arious.
places up to Albany and 'Troy. From
Albany 'to Buffalo the Erie Canal
can be used, ted once in the Iakes
a cracking business would lie openl to
the adventurous thespians.
Homer and Carrier Pigeons.
'he homer and the carr'ier are both
brilliant fiers, but the homer is the
speedier bird arid better itted for
long distances, The homter has the
widest spread wings of all pigeons.
and can sail for an enermous dist ance
through midair. It is also consider
ably lighter than the carrier
and is po5sese of more phenonmenai
powers of endurance. having been
known to fly 800 miles .withott
alighting. On a clear day. with a
gool sky and favorable winid. 4Thu
miles is' an admirable record, al
though 500 miles a day is the goal
of every pigeon-flier's ambition. A
bird that can perform t his r'emarkau
bie feat is worth at leas $l100. and
may be valued at $500 if it is capabl1e
of a better record. Thew bird's gune:i
ness staminl'a, and speed re. t lheir
i:ghest point of excellen'ce ai thr
and four ye.trs of age. wue Ii ' hei
natural prime of life for afi'er. -e
hey have passed thei prim e
deteriorate in a searce'ly auot-e.ble
degree, and at ten or twelve year. o
age are still good fo the shon
Irate Father-I can't und"''r:iu
you gvnlg your mot h'r so) at h im
pt:dence. I never dared tauk been to
my~ mot her.
Ilenneck-s Son (with a ser-o
..ou ...l ,t ae talk back to mny
IRV N SESSION AT TE 1TATE
.Kany Important Measures Introduced.
The Proceedings from Day
VI :. Cc;n ier,A ATC
fihe Gederii As .:ibly Shall Iave
coutrol of the Ijisperisdr LAX3
Ihey Are Not $ngraifted in tli
T1I NINETEENTH DAY.
A fier a debate continuing all through
Tuesday night's session and through
nearly all of tbc (lay session, the con
Ven1tion has decided that there slall
hevet be a diiorCe granted in Soutl
CJarolina for any daiis . .
hd vf6e *as 86 to 4i. .Seiadr Till
niati did his best to have ,the diVoie,s
of other States recognizedinthis State,
but for once hit; appeaIs were heard
with a deaf ear and he was voted down.
Tho Bible was quoted from very freely
daring the debate. The parliament
arv clincher was put on after the mat
ter was adopted
There was. also a fight to ha*e the
convention take a recess until Janii#
SAth. This waskilled. Thenaneffort
was made to have a recess of ten days.
t, too, failed, the vote being 86 to 53.
The Convention Disposes df tie Bis.
Tiesday night the convention dived
into the dispensary problem, taking
u) the motion to indetinitely postpone
the Clayton substitute, which provided
for the absolute incorporation of th.!
'5ystemi inte the constitution. A bat
41e roval resulted, the advocates of the
perpetuation of the svsteni alfiosw
overriding the counsel earnestly given
by Senator Tillman as to the effect
of a possil e decision from the United
tates Supreme Court that the State,
could not do a liquor basiness. Aftez
n all night fght, during which amends
ment after amendment and substitute
after substitute were voted down amid
stormy scenes, the section was amend
Osa Vator Iilltau to his way of
thiuking anl the section was adopted
it Al elo in this shape, the parlia
t elineher going on it:
S -,. 1. .:, th. exer(ie of thepolice power
h---:ral Asmbly shall have the right to
rt::i:2t th, naufacture and sale and retail
f :L..iv>Iie . wu or beverages within the
:. :-neral Assembly may license
.r -rporatios to manufacture and
a r alc!h-lii liquors or beterages
iii sh- ivat- under such rules and
rri i: as it _ea-s pro per:or the General
n m:ty prhibit the manufacture and
a:... I ret:ii of alcoholie liquors and
.v'.: wiin the State; may auhorize
al ,:npower S:at aud county and munici
pa ) i:r6 . all or either, under the authority
a. in tm i amfe of the State. to buy in any
mrket :d retail within the State liquors
a:-1 b'vraes in such packages and quan
tt. u1der such rules and regulations, as is
PrA.<l, l. That no licenseshall be granted to
sell aloolilie everagesin less quantities thar
op-a!i piut: or to sell them between sun
down and s11rise;or to sell them to be drunk
-n 't pr -miss; and, provided further, that
th: C eneral Assebly shall not delegate the
tower to issue licenses to sell the same to any
'unicipal corpo ration.
On an amendment to prevent the
State from charging a profit, the vote
stood: Yeas 45;. nays 84. On an
amendment to st:rike out all reference
to the dispensary system, only 24
voted for the proposition.
The discussion of the suffrage art
c will not take place for some dayi
flluNDING Tl;E M ISCEG ENATOR.
Tilmian Makinig a Most Vigorous
Fight to IInve it Incorporated [nto
the New Constitution.
The constitutionald concention on
Wednsiar. the 20th session, consumecd
the entire day in a light over two brief
sections of t~be article oinimunicip)al
corporat ons and police regulations.
Aiter quite a fight the first of these
sections providing for general laws for
organization and classitication of mu
nicipal cor porations was adopted. The
other section reads: ''no city or town
shall be organized without the consent
of a maiority of :he electors residing,
and entitled~by law to vote, within the
districet proposed. to be incorporated;
sneh consent to be ascertaine.1 in a
manner ar.d uder such regulations as
may be prescribed by law." Then
eseda hot debate. Once more the
covetion refused to follow Senator
Tiluau. He ofiered to amend by
ading the following very important
lase: --Provided, a class to be known
as munfutaturing towns shall be pro
vided by General Assembly and shall
be ineo~rporated when the population
o such community shall number 1,000.
n uer such restrictions and regulations
as shall protect the rights of and pre
e ut unjusnt encroachments upon
property of citizens." He and Con.
rssmn Wilson made a vigorous
lihut for this measure. They were
defeatetd by a vote of 44 to 9:3. The
seci on was Ii nally adopted as reported.
Thev committee on education repo:ts
threce differeut articles on the subject.
The~ maijority submit a long article
which includes the support of Clemson
(.l!;.... the deaf. dumb and blind in
siutes, aund a State reform school,
a:s proide for a three mill tax for
the~; m:port of public schools. Mr. E:
. o.KruJv submitted a substtte for
a. c a.io': one providing for the ap-,
A : of fund~s derived fromi the
'qeors and certain other funds
to be e apaurt as a perpetual school
6:d essrs. Watson and Houser
-::bmme.d an article providing for a
A.t tie night session the discussion
m .:: ch-lorell the galleries of ladies.
.o 31 of the article on legislative
partm~'ent is as follows:
" he marriage of a white person
"ih: egro or mulatto, or person
ims"all have any negro blood, shall
i.lu-?ui an d void."
.tobert '3mah., the eoioe e
lyressman, moved to add these worde
-Aid that pny white person who lies
in co-habitation with n n-gr, or mi
latto, or person who shall have v-C
eighth or more of negro blood,shall be
:lisqualified from holding any office of
emolnment or trust in this State an.
Lhe ?prng fron any such living or
co-habitation shall beaz the name of
the father and shall be entitled to it.
herit the same, as if they were legiti
Smalls spoke at length to his amend
;neLi. A .biitate' was offered by
Ilk Co-er " -imiq eliminating the
last part legitinizing the offspring. It
-,as at once tidant that the measure
had grea+ sLreng-th. O: t vote Cn a
motion to lay the amen,nient oi tae
table, it was thoughit by many that the
friends of the a:_-uendmn.t h-id carried
the day. but Vice Pre-ident Talbert, in
the chair, ruled that the motion was
Soon aterwartis SenSator Tillman
arose in his seat and said lie had been
bassed as a bitter enemy of the negro,
but he wanted now to put himself on
record as his friend. . Ho renewed did
motion as made by 'Ir. Snails, and
reported ruled, but which :ie did nof
think had been t-.bled by -hat vote.
He was ealled out of order. The ques
tion having been passed upI, he mov
ed to reconsider the vote. This was
uon..,. After hours of argaing another
motion to la the Sinall amendment
on the table was lozt Iy 103 to22.
Before the matter was acted or finol
the convention got tied into a knot
of motion and adjourned.
An effort t" eliminate the anti-duel
ing oath fro.n the oath lake-: by State
officers and legislators failed, affer d
hard fight. Janes Wigg, a negro, of
fered Pnamendnent to the oath, pro
viIing that the ofiicer must affirm he
had taken no part in a lynching bee,
C 4O - -- -
HERE ITIS AT LAS'P
The Long Awaited Article on the
- Rights ofSuffrage is Presented.
On Tuesd,..: afternoon Senator Till
man, as chairman of the committee on
suffrage, presented io the convention
the article prepared by that committee;
on the saffrage. This all-important
article has been looked for daily by
the people of the eritiri donntry in
view of the fact that the adoption 'f d
new suffrage plan was the real cause
of the holding of the convention.
Here is the article as reported:
Section 3. All elections by the people shall
be by ballot.
se'. 2; Every qualilied elector shall be
eligle to any office to be voted for. unless
disq.alilled Iy age. But no person shall
lioid two offices of honor and profit at the
same time except off.eers in the militia and
S2e. 3. Every male citi7n of the United:
21 years of age and upwards; not laboring
under the disabilities named in this Constiz
tution. and posses.ing the qualitieations re
quired by it. shall be a legal elector.
See. 4. The qualifications for suffrage shall
e as follows:
Itesidence in the State for two years. in the
county one year, in the eleetion district in
which the elector ofters to vote four nionths.
and the payment of a poll tax six months
before any election: rrovided, however, that
ministers of the Gospel in charge of an or
ganized church shall he entitled to vote after
six months residenece in the State, if other
h. l1.gistration which shall provide for the
enrollment of every elector once in 10 .. nrs.
e. The petrson applying for registration
must he able to rca anti write any section of
the Constitution. .r must show that he owns
and pays taxes on e:300 worth of property in
tis State: Provided. That at the nest reg
istration under this Constitution and up to
Janary 1. 180iS. all male persons of voting
age wh~o can real a1 clause in this Constitu
tion or understand and explain It when read
to them by the registration oficer shall be
entitled to register and become electors. A
~eprate recordl of all illiterate ptersons thus
registered, swo)rn to by the registration 0111i
eer shall be iled, one copy with the clerk of
court and one in the oflie of the secretary of
state, on or before January J. 1898S. and such
persons shall remain during life qualilled
electors, unless disqualified by the provisions
of ecti of this article. The certificate
:f the clerk of the court or secretatry of state
shall be. suiii..nt evidence to establish the
right of said class of citizens to) registration
and the fr:nchise.
i. Any person wvho shall apply fo)r regis
ration after .Tanuary '1. 18ti. if otherwise
quaified. may be registered: Provided.
That he can both read anti write any section
of this ounstitution or enn show that he
owns and has paid taxes during the previous
year on property in this Staite assessed at
2:;004 or moIre,
. M:.;e!ii~rs tf ti. tionf shal reqtiire ef
every Ielntr offering to vt a~:t any electiotn.
tefo're allo wing him to vote. proof of the
'amnt ,.f all itaxes. ineludin.g poll tax.
asese ag;ainst himt for the previous yeatr.
f. 1:cgi,t rationi tertificates when lost shailI
r.nsvd if thie apptlit.nnt is qunalilledl un
Ier te. provisittns of this Constitution. or if
le h:s betn registered as~ provided in sah
.e.. 5. .\ny person dlenied registration
balhave th right to appea.~~l to any and aill
t)rts of this Stait' tto deterinle thte questi.
tinder thle limitationis imptosedl mi till
atic l, and lth general aissembIly shall pio
ide by l:iw for the. correction of illegal o
frauddlint registration and the punishmunt
of t: sa-.e.
ee. G. lThe fonowing y.r.onsL arecis
quialifiedl from being registertd or voting.
First. Pterson, couvit.d of b.urgiary,
theft. arsn. obtaining good. tor monw' i,mdet
as pretente-. pterjur. for'ery r~ ob'ery.
briber. ad ult rv. timbezztlemet. bi"imv. or
crimes a::ainst'the eleettitn faw: P rov idled.
T hat the parlo of the .'tvenl r -hall re
move such disqualtien tion.
Sctndl. Personsl who are idio tl maana.
ni ters.ns c iined int any puilhf prn
Se. T. For theftf pup,eof vt m': no fier
on hll be ti:n,d i: eann rEa
a1 residnc bv ret tn f hi- ab.- -ni t il1
emp loyed. in t n erc of tihe Uit? ed Stais
nor ikI ''tage i I t viatl"" "' t h
waer of thi- S:at. o rio t he Unit .edl' tts
or of tht ilhi .0,1.
e. .Tb" i -.ea a nmly:-hill prvd
f fr the regist ratin 'of all tnaii -d ti le:t .
anti shall pre'-rnibe th Ti ne of h in
ee"tios aind tf asc'ertaining the r.sult It
the ani: l'revided. That eaein of the twc'
pae eatn the highe-t number et vot
a the pr'ceding eletion Shant have reptrc
-entatitn on~ the htord f mnagers at ca.Ah
reeiet. and on the boardI of county can
vsses in each unty. Provided at~ tho
-et regi-trati 'n under thi. Constitutiont :'a
ui tet l-t of January. 1836, th re:15tra
tion ii be cfh~onducted by' a boartd (I three
to e ppo.1tintedi by the gove'rnor. by antd w;ih
the conenit ofthe s-nate.
e. .The Qt.r f cu.nties in the State
'-l it- diided in , ptio distriets. with
one precinct in ea-mi of the same at which
alont te voter regist-red for that pre.tinet
cn e't hi- t iallot Proidied. That a voter
may b tran.ferred ko one election district
ti. d .. t~'~l:.In~of arty Primayil
ti z'nd Imaishii;g ?roi at U1e samlle.
S:e. i regiztrationi books .hall elos*
1(!ast 30 days gr an leYtht. after
vhieh transfers and registration shall not be
e ept as to persons coming of age it
see. 12 Electors in municipal electioni;
hall pos.ess allthe qnalilleationsherein pre
eribed and the gce,ral assembly sball pro
-ide for a specin1 #egistrzitgfn of votern for
ach municipal electioL.
*en. 13. At any special electIeP i. inur
)ord!Cd cittes and towns of this State Ir tle
urpose of boidilng the same or for the rai
ng revenue all resident -"wpers of property
n said cities and towns of tLe; as4w d value
>f 8200 who are qualilled electors undt-r thi,
2onstitution shall alone be entitled to vote. |
It such election the voter shall produce a re
ipt for all taxes, county, State and munici
al lor the previous year as evidence of his
Ight to vote.
Sec. 14. Electors shall in all cases except
'reison; felony; or a breach of the peace br
6iviled from arrest on the days of ele
on durin their attendidee at the polls and
oing to and returning therefrom.
.Sec. 15. No power. civil or military. shaUI
a, gy tim.e interfere to prevent the free ex
Drcise of th6 fight of suffrage.
f the South Carolina Weather and
Te weatter, during the past week,
rased from mid-summer heat to uan
5easonably cool. The excessive heat
vhich had prevailed since the middle
f September continued, up L- the
2Sth., with maxima generally above 96
)er a large portion of the State, and
correspondingly high elsewhere. On
aturday it became considerably cool
cr and on that day and Sunday (29th)
the temperature was seasonable, with
much cooler weather and light frost in
portions of Oconee county on the 'loth,
being the first frost in the State this
seson. Little or no injury resulted
There was practically n Patn iL the
entire State during the week. A few
places reported light showers during
the evening of the 29th (Sunday), but
the amount that fell was of no ap
The ground is very dry and fall rovZ
drops and rem are nearly ruined, If
not eutirely so, and ti nt 'niss of the
season makes it doubtful, shov.'O raip
come soon, if turnips, potatoes foA
late garden truck would even start to
grow befOrn frosts become genera!.
With the ".celi.on that tnc heat was
too great for farm labort-ix; 1-e past
week was an extremely favorah!c (:
for harvesting ripe crops, and making
hay, and for picking cotton, which lat.
ter work made good progrest as the
greater proportion of the balls re
open. In the eastern portion of the
State some fewfields are already picked
clean, and the remainder will be by
the middla of October. Cotton is
opening very fast in the western coun
ties, and much picking has beon done.
The repiYrts intlicate 1h it, owimr.Tto dry
weather, the top croP failcd to 3e
vlop, as the young bolls eithLr shed
or opened prematurely, and the total
vield will be materially lessened on
this account. Cottouis being gathered
in excellent condition, there having
been no rain or winds to damge thE
lint since the bolls began to opon.
It is reported from varions places
that there is much sickuess among
pickers. It is general]y predicted by
corresondents that picking will be
practically finished by the first of
River rice harvest is nearly finish
ed, and the yield, while in the main
satisfactory, is not as lar-ga as the
growing crop indicated. It was gath
ered in good condition, and is of qutite
niform grade. Upland rice harvest
continues, and late fields are very po;or
owing to the drought.
Corn is being harvested very slowly.
It is said the idea prevails t bat if corn
is too dry when housedl, it becomes in
fested with "wearils" in the spriug.
Experience, it is said, justiiies the be
Very late corn is a complete failure,
owing to the dry weather, althogh it
was thought at the time that theu An
gust raji: were sufficient to U mre it.
As the corn is gathered in the eastern
counties, it verifies the p)revious est:
mates. anid in sonic instances yields
aven .etter than exp)ected. Althiough
corn has been cut off some, it is never
theless considered a full crop.
Turnips are about killed, and it is
considered dloubtful if they would
amount to anything if rai should
Peas are cut off' largely by the dry
weather and the cropi will be very
short. Sweet potatoes and steond(
rop Irish p)otatoes are also greatly in
jured by t.:c dry weather anid will be
Making molasses fronm sugar cane
and sorghum co:2tinues with very sat
Too dry for fall oats, wheat and rye
seeding and that planted early in Sep
tember has attained a poor stand.
Large quantities of p)ea-vine and
other hay was gathered during the
week, being favored by the hot dry
Gard3ns and pastures are drying up,
and rain is badly needed over time whole
A INSURANCE COMIPANY FfAILS.
I'he Valley Mutual of Virginia Makes
The Talley Mutual Life Association of Tir
ginia have re-insured its riskt amounting to
$5.000.00 in the National Life of IIartford,
Con.n.. and has recorded in the Hustings
court. at Staunton, Va., an assignment to a
rrustee for 'he benefit of its creditors all of
*ts property real and personal.
The company was organized in 1878, an
or a number of years did a large and profit
ble business mostly in the Eastern and
~outhen States. During the past few year
he ompany has met with reverses, and the
ianageent deemed it prudent to replace
he isuran'ce in another company and stop
Then are 2i. :n--h 1fis: C .:
on the new Brit:sh w.~r:m; :
Cent, biuidig at tibe Co i o
L-ad on one au ei Ilre
GLEAN1NGS FRO31 MANY PON ;.
[mportant Happenings, Both Home
and Foreign, Briefly Told.
FROSTS AND SNOW
Virginia% and North Carolina Tobacco
A heavy frost visAted Petersburg, Va.,
ruesday night and potatot:; peanut vnes,
.obacco and cotton suffered ccasiderably.
There was a heavy frost 3fondav morning
broughout west Tennessee, north Xissis
;ippi and eastern Arkansas. No s,;dOus
lamage was done to cotton or potatoes.
At Yiddlebgro, Ky., frost seriously dam
iged late corn and tobacco. Farmers re
)ort ice a quarter of an inch thick at Bean's
the Ar;t snow of the season fel at Altuna,
Pa., on liondav, and was accompanled by a
-old wave. Tpq thermometer was In tbe
ineties last week.
A killing from frost Taisy night. with
he mercurv down to nearly zo. destroyed
rom on-tird to one-half of the tobacco
rop of Bunombe and surrounding counties.
Ihe fro:t damaged, if not ruined. all to
baceo in the field in the Piedmont (N. C.)
etio It is estimated that only two-thirds
)f the cr(;p has been cured. The loss tc
Farmers r 'Il be heavy. as much fine tobacco
Speciais to the lichmond, (Va.) Dispatch,
wvhich about completely cover the tobacco
1lt4 of the State, are to the effect that the
rost of 31onday and Tuesday nights did
reat damage to that crop. All standing to
x,aeco was destroved, It is estimated that
h, will be about one-third of the crop in
virginia i ;ch was uncut. Tho; specials covet
the territory from Amherst eounty to the
North Carolina line.
Newsy Southern ?otes.
A ycung man supposed to be Htugh S. Hen
rv of Winchester, Va., died of constimption
n the Southeyn train as it reached Knox
uille, Tenan., f:om the south on Sunday.
Paul Fiesher. postmaster at Elkhorn. W
a was killed by falling from rinnacle.
[lck riv B-ra:nwell. He lost his footing
md fell almo.- perpendieuiarly 170 feet.
The town of Big Stune Gap Va.. 65 miles
rom Bristol. Tenn., was totally destroyed by
re Saturd.v night. The loss will be about
30.000, whijo the insurance is only about
Ex-Senator Jarvis has been 'appointed ex
eutive committeeman, for North Carolina,of
e National Silver League.
.A7 Sthern Iailway company reports
.-r g r poss, earnings of $1.538,577. an
neense of at.5r3, expense and taxes $1,
)75,863, an inereaie of 'S.220. and net $462.
714. an increase of $210.27:3.ad from July
L. August 31 gross e3.025.515. an increase
:f S210.397: expenses and taxes 82,210,011,
in iner-!:t of 677.294, and net 815A0, an
irease of tres 103.
r. S. Minister Denby telegrapbed the State
Dpartment from Pekin Monday tbat as a re
rit of the French in,.estigation of the Cheng
'a Masenacre an im, erial edict will issue in a
Few days punishing the officials concerned
d degrading Liu. the viceroy.
On 3onday Lieutenant General John M.
BAholleld retired from stive service and
goes on the retired list, after an eventful
,arecr in times of war and peace.. For more
than seven y-ears he has been in command of
the Unite)d 'tate Army, and since February
,th last he has held the exalted rank of Lieu
tonant G.neral, by special act of Congress.
Gueral Nelson Miles becomnes General-in
Chief of the Uaited States army.
The Interstate Iron Works of Meridian,
Mass., was destroyed by fire Sunday. The
loss is estimated at $30.000 with $6,000 insur
ance. Origin of the fire unknown.
Fire on Saturday morning totally destroy
!d the elevator of ~the Daisy Flour Mill at Sn
;erior. 3Iinn.. causing a loss of $100,000.
Ihere was 80.000 bushels of wheat in the
b.uidig. most of it of very high grade. The
loss is well covered by insurance.
Patehen and Gentry raced at Sioux City
Friay. Gentry won the first heat in 2:05
nd ratehen the last two in 2:04 and 2:04 1-2.
-A spelal from Munich says the village of
Oerunsbach, near Kissingen, has been de
a.roed by fire and its inhabitants. 1,000 in
tuber, are camping in the 11ield.s.
Dihtheria and typhoid fever are epidemic
in St. Louis.
Dr. Andrew Stewart, of Washington, D.
C .. ftally shot a negro, James Bell, while
l latter was burglarizing the doctor's
Governor Morton, of New York, in re
pons' to at telegram of inpuiry from Gor
'anr Culbersor of Texas, wired him that
prize-ilghting in' New York State is a misde
maor punishable by fine or imprisonment
THE DEBT STATE3IET,
The Public Debt in September De
creased Nearly $2,000,000. Only
Ninety Silver Dollars Coined.
-The debt statement just issued shows a net
decrease in the public debt, less cash in the
Treasury, during September of $1,834,686.
The interest bearing debt increa.sed $210.
he non-interest-bearing debt decreased
$468.G9 and cash in the Treasury increased
i.366.26. The balance of the several
lasses of debt at the close of business, Sep
tmbLr :30th. were: Interest-bearing debt
$747.:G0.320: debt on which interest has
cosed ,inue maturity e1.65.660; debt bear
iu no interest $377.448,519; total $1,126,
Th certilleates and Treasury notes offset
l n '" pm' a:nount af eash inthe Treasurery
ot:..tanim at the cnd of the month were
i;0(.227.03i. a decrease of 62.157.000. The
tani -a'h in the Treasury was 8827.889,408.
The gld reserve. was $92.911.973. Net cash
I:an.-e 692.493.3t4). In the month there
wna :rrease in gold coin and bars of
$5..85:.l3.52. the total at the close being
-1 1:57.512.75. Of silver there was a de
(f murlu. th!e was- in national bank de
o ive 1.017.105 against $1.5.817.539 at
r.'.-- 5. .551 per .ent - of the value of
ts0A63.. as) 10il)ws: Gold 509,711 per
res a.ofthevaue of 57.43,727.50: silver
I;.5 pr cen~t of -the value of $473.
1 -(50 an minorein3.932.480per cents. of
the vain of '6.1.0. Only ninety stand
a . siinx dol.lars we-re crined.
Fior:n ai y n Anstralia almost
r. r. it. :m-.~'-i r entir aimn
irt to br..kint . In. iliteen years a
r-' bumie h:tv' becoue a iion.
M.re ti::n ire-fo:urths of them are
t for the saddle or1lignt harness.