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TRJ-WEEKLY EDTO.WINNSBORO, S. C6 NOVEMBER 14, 1895.
its third reading, stands as amended,
Section 29. The general assembly
shall enaet such laws as will exempt
from attachment and sale under any
mesue or final process issued from any
court to the head of any family resid
gin in this State, a homestead of lands,
whether held in fee or any lesser es
tates not to exceed in value $1,000.
with the yearly products thereof, and
every head of a family residing in this
State, whether having a homestead ex
emption in lands or not, personal
property not to exceed in value the
sum of ">00. The title to the home
stead to be set od and assigned shall
be -absolute and be forever discharged
from ali debts of said debtor then ex
isting or thereafter contracted except
as hereinifter provided. Provided,
that in case any woman having a sepa
rate estate shall be married to the
head of a family who has not of his
own sufficient property to constitute a
1 homestead as hereinbefore provided,
said married woman shall be entitled
to a like exemption as provided for a
head of a family. Provided further,
that there shall not be an allowance of
more than S1,000 worth of real estate
and more than $5010 worth of personal
prope)rty to the huvsbkud and wife
jointly. frovidel, that no property
shall be exempt fromu attachient, levy
or sa'! for ta:xcs, or fur payment of
obligati.us coutracted for the purchase
of said homestead or the erection of
improvemeut. thereon. Provided fur- i
ther, that the yearly proceeds of said
honsteaI shall not be exempt from
?ltachtll,,tt. levy or sale for the l ]
mnet of obligatious contracted in the
roduction of the same. Provided
further. that no woman shall defeat 1
tti right of homestead, except it be by
iced or mortgage, and only as against 1
the mortgage debt, and no judgment I
creditor or other creditor whose lien 1
dues not bind the homestead shall have 1
any right or equity to require a mort- 1
gage which embraces the homestead i
and other property to first exhaust I
TIE SVYFIAGE ARTICLE.
Feviewing the resuits of the past I
week, one notes that the suffrage ar- 1
ticie and Mr. Kennedy's special rail- 1
road bond ordinance were the only 1
maiters that became finalities during f
the week. I
The snifTrage article has been finally
adopted as follows:
Section 1. All electionslVthe Peo
ple shall be by ballot and elections
shall never be held or the ballots coun
ted in secret. 3
See. 2. Every. qualified elector .i
shall be eligil,-." any omce to l.e
voted for, un I's te:ialitie'l by age,
as prescribe. in. this Constitution.
But no perso:: shall hold two offices of
honor or profit at the same time, ex
cept an oflicer in the militia and a no
Sec. 3. Every male citizen of this
State and of the United States, twenty- i
one years of age and upwards. not la
boring under the disabilities named in
this Constitution, and possessing the
qualifications required by it, shall be t
an elector. I
Sec. 4. The qualifications for suf- s
frage shall be as follows:t
(a.) Residence in the State for two
years, r.nd in the county one year, in t
the polling pireeinct in which the eec- 1
tor offers to vote four months, and the
payment six months b)efore any elec
tion of any poll tax then due and pay
ale: Provided, however, That minis-i
ters in charge of an organized church
:ma.' t;-achers of public schools shall be<
*entited to vote after six mionths' resi
.hwae ina the State, if othlerwise gnuali-<
(b) ,eist.ration. wvhich shall pro-i
vide for the enrollment of every eec
tor once in 1.0 years, anfd ailso an7 en-1
rollment during each and every year t
of every elector not p)revi ously
registered under the provisions of this t
(c.) TUp to January 1st, 1898. all
male persons of voting age applying
for registration, who can read any see-1
tion in this Constitution submitted to 1
them by the registration officer, or un
derstand and exphiin it when read to
tem by the registration oflicer, shall i
be entitled to register and becomei
electors. A separate record of all
persons registered before .Tanuary 1st.<
1898, sworn to byv t.he r'gistration of
licer, shall be filed, one copy with the
clerk of court and one in the office of1
the secretary o,f Staite, on or before
February 1st, 1898, and such pers5ons
shall remr.in during life qualified elec
tors, unless disqualified by the other]
provisions of this article. The certifi
cate of the clerk of court or secretary
of state shall l)e sufficient evidence to
establish'the right of said citizens to
anr future registration and the fran
chise under the limitation herein im
(d.) Any personi who shall alply
for registration after January 1, 18'98.
if otherwise (qualified shall be register
ed- Provided. That be can both read
and write any section: of this Constitu
tion, or can~show that he owns and has
paid all taxes collectible during the
previous year on prop)erty in this State
asessed at 8300f or more.
(e.) Managers of election shall re-I
quire every elector o'ffering to vote at
any election, before :llowing him to
vote, proof of the payment of ii11 taxes,
including imil Ia'-, assessed against
him and collectilie for the previous
vear. The production of a certificate.
or of the receipt of the officer authoriz
ed to collect such taxes, shall be con
lusive proof of the payment thereof.
f.) The general assembly shall pro
vidie for issuing to each duly registered
elector a oertificate of registration.and
shall provide for the renewal of such
certificate when lost, mutilated or de
stroyed, if the apphicant is still a
qualitiect elector unider the provisions
of this Constitution. or if he has been
regsered as provided in sub-section
see. 5 Any person denied registra
the court of common pleas, or any
judge thereof, and hence to the sn
preme court, to determine his right to
vote under the limitations imposed in
this article, and on such appeal the
hearing shall be de novo: and the gen
eral assem bly shall provide by law for
such appeal and for the correction of
illegal and fradulent registration, vot
ing and all other crimes against the
Sec. 6. The following persons are
disqualified from being registered or
First-Persons convicted of burg
lary, arson, obtaining goods or money
under false pretense, perjury, forgery.
robbery, bribery, adultery, bigamy,
wife beating, house breaking, receiv
ing stolen goods, breach of trust with
fraudulent intent, fornication,sodoniy,
incest, assault with intent to ravish,
miscegenation and larceny or crimes
1gainst the election laws: Provided,
chat the pardon of the governor shall
remove such diequalitication.
Second-Persons who are idiots, in
sane, paupers supported at the plblic
expense, and persons conIined in any
Sec. 7. For the purpose of voting
no person shall be deemed to have
;ained or lost a residence iy reason of
is presence while employed in the
.ervice of the United States, nor
hile engaged in the navigation of the
vaters of this State. or of the United
States, or of the high seas, nor while
student of any institution of learn
Sec. 8. The general assebnily shall
rovide by law for the registration of
dl qualitied electors, and shall pre
>cribe the manner of holding elections
md of ascertaining the results of the
anne: Provided, At the first registra
ion under this Constitution and until
he 1st of January, 1898, the registra
ion shall be conducted by a I'oarl of
hree discreet persons in each county,
o be appointed by the govaernor, by
nd with the advice and consent of
he senate. For the first registration
:o be provided for under this Con
titution the registration books shall
>e kept open for at least six conseca
ive weeks, and thereafter from time
o time at leastone week in each month
p to 30 days next preceding the first
deetion to be held under this Consti
ution, the registration books shall be
ublic records open to the inspection
>f any citizen at all times.
Sec. 9. The general assembly
hall provide for the establishinent of
)oliing precincts in the several coun
ies of the State, and those now ex
sting shall so continue until abolished
>r hanged. Each elector shall be re
uired to vote at his own precinet, but
>rovision shall be made for his trans
er to another precinct upon his change
Section 10. The general assembly
hall provide by law for the regulation
f pai'ty primaryeiections and punish
ug fraud at the same.
Sec. 11. The registration books
hall close at least 30 days before an
lection, during which time transfers
nd registration shall not be legal,
>rovided persons who will become of
.ge during that period shall be entitled
Sec. 12. Electors in municipal elec
ions shail possess the qjualificationls
terein prescribed. The production of
certificate of registration from the re
:istration officers of the county as an
letor at a precinct included in theC
ucorporated city or town in which the
oter desires to vote is declared a
ondition prerequisite to his obtaining
certificate of registration for muni
ipal elections. and in addition he
nust have been a resident within the
neorporated limits at least four
onths before the election, and have
>aid all taxes due and collectible for
he preceding fiscal year. The general
ssmbly shall provide for the regis
ration of all voters before -eh elec
ion in municipalities: Provided,
hat nothing herein contained shall
pply to any municipal elections whi':h
nay be held prior to the general elee
ion of the year 1896.
Sec. 13. In authorizing aspei1.
lection in any incorporated city o'
own in this State for the parpo:e >
oui:;: z'silne. the gener:a usC'2
hall vr.,.:-ibe as a odiica .>r. ':d
t to the holding of said elecioi a
etition tron a inajoril Vl- "
molders of said cityv or town, as :
v its tax hooks, and at sne? -. i.ons
il ele. tors of sneh city oor trows 1i
tre duly qualified for v)ting~ o.e;
~ection 12 of this article, and wh no'.
aid all taxes-State, counit
nuniipl-for the previous yer. shll!
c allowed to vote, and the vm of a
najority of those voting in s:d cle'
fion shall be niee ssary to gthorize
:he issue of said .honds.
Sec. 14. Electors shall in li cases.
sxeert treason, felony or a 'weah of
the peceC, heC privileged from..rrest on
the days of election during hecr at
endnce at the polls and goir to and
Sec. 15. No power, civil om1iitajy,
hsll at any time interfere t prevent
the free exercise of the rigt of suf
frage in this State. 1
When the vote was takenn the suft- I
frage article, several memir's votinig,
asked to be allowed to sp)rel the rea
sons for their votes (oh -e jouirnal.
he following were given:
Mr. Dudlev-I voted j~ on oj the
rticle on the right oif utfre foor I
these reasons: 1
1. It places the o ligibily of electors
within the arbitrary will. o-ily nof
partisan, and requires qiutiitions of
electors, if fairly appli hich wi'll
exclude al large unmb' of worthy
men. who will be depVl:rivl of the pri'.
ilege enjoyed in the pastrom no fault
of their own.
. And for the fuirtheeaon:~ Wht
supreac:y may be seerd w ithou t re
irting to the perhag quetwonule
1eans adopted by the onven "on..
M1r. McDermot -- I -oto: 'iad oi
a .otionr of this sedan m o: ( on
OF iE WORK ACCOMP LISHEI
So far by the Constitutional Conven
tion. The Article on Sufi'rage. T Ie
Convention Only Half Through
The constitutional convention, afte:
two months solid work, not includiup
the time allowed for recesses is nov
exactly half through with its work, st
far as articles adopted are concerned
out of the 1( articles proposed hav
ing been completed and sent beyond
the control of the convention. In
reality, however, the work is consider.
cbiy further advanced, provided n
big fights are made when several of
the articles that have almost gotten
through come up for a final reading.
Judging from the fight that has been
made on the final reading of the arti
cle on jurisprudence, it looks as if the
final readings of all the remaining
articles are to cause considerable time
t- be consumed. There are four o:
the remaining articles which have not
been even taken up for a secoud read
ing vet. The others have had certain
sections considered, but that was all.
The great. fight of the week just passed
was on the suffrage scheme. The most
si nificant feature of the tedious ve,
intensely interesting fight over it wa
the effort of Senator Tillman on tb.
tinal reading to have the provision fe.
bi-partisan election managers pit in.
The debate that ensued made some o
the most interesting pages of Souti
Carolina history and will doubtless bF
often heard of in the future. Witi
the exception of this bi-partisan hoard
feature, the article on suffrage was
adopted as it was reported by the com
mittee, and practically as outlined by
Senator Tilluan at the Hunter's Ferry
meeting last summer.
The Conservative lawyers on the com
mnittee argued ably on theconstitution
ality of the article and didn't seem to
have much trouble to convince for
once such "laymen" as Mr. McWhite
that c-erything was as sound as a free
The convention has much work
ahead of it vet and if the idea of ex
haustively debating everything contin
ues to prevail there will be a session
continuing for several more weeks yet
No one can tell how long yet the con
vention will continue its sessions. ' The
end is not yet in sight., There is not
even a slight glow on the horizon of
During the past week SQznator Till
man made what is considered by every
one to be the most remarkable speech
he ever made in his life. And the:
his elder brother, after his sevcr aar
raignmcnt of the dispensary system.
m.aade some prophecies as to the future.
THE woRK DONE.
All are interested of courc to Know
what the convention has done in the
matter of constructing the new con
stitution. It can be compactly stated.
Only :ight of the sixteen articles
proposed have been entirely completed
as ~vet and referred to the com
mittee on style and revision. They
arc the articles :
1. On executive department.
2. On impeachments.
3. On municipal corporations and
4. On amendment and revision o'
5. On miscellaneous matters.
c.On penal and charitable institu
7. On suffrage.
8. On militia.
All the sections of the article on;
legislative department have been pass
ed to their third reading save that re
lating to the homestead, discussed :
whole day and then laid over, and the
section relating to inter-miarriages. So
this article is almost compiete.
All the sections of the article o;n
finance and taxation have likewise
been passed to a third reading, save
Sections 2 and 3 were continued,
arid the further consideration of Sec
tions 0, 8 and 17 were postponed until
later. Section 16 was stricken out
The'same thing applies to the arti
cle of the declaration of rights, four
of its sections being unacted upon as
vet. Sections 12 and 13 are to be
taken up along with the report of the
suffrage committee. Section 20 is to
be taken up along with the article on
judicial department. Section 22 we
merely uassed over to be taken up lat
er. So~all the . -etions of this article
have been disposed of save four.
The article on counties and county
government has been passed to a third
reading. Some amendments will be
ofYcred on the third reading and there
may be a considerable fight.
Of the article on jurisprudence, all
the sections have passed their third
reading save one-the last-that relat
iug to lynehings. which is now under
THosE UNToUe HED' AS TET.
The following articles have not eveen
heen taken up on their second revding
1. On education.
2. On judical department.
:3. On eminent domain.
4. On corporations.
The first two and the last of thesE
are loade~d with dynamite and will b':
oiroductive of notable debates.
TnE NEGRO BLOoD liATTER.
The committee to whom was recoin
mnitted section 33~ of the article on leg.
islative departme~nt, has reported i1
back. recoimenlimg that it be passe(
as originally reported. TIhere will b<
a big night over it.
The homestead sectionl of this arti
. thme only other one not vet~ sent
stitution because I am opposed to
the educational and property gauli
Mr. Hanel-I voted "aye" on the
adoption ,f the report of the commit
tee on suffr:,ge, but still entertain the
same objections presented by me en
page 13 o the journal of the 38th day.
MIr. Derham-I voted "no" on the
amendment because the provision
could not be complied with in some
instances in Horry county, and we
need no constitutional provision to
m:ke us count all votes cast.
Mr. W. D. Evans: I vote "no" on
the final passage of this article for the
reaFoi that I am opposed to the prop
Mr. Talbert--AZfter offering every
opplositiott in my power to the proper=
tv qnalitication, and having faile:l to
strike out that provision in the report
of the committee on suffrage, I feel
constrained to vote for the adoption of
the plan in obedience to the majority
vote of the Democratic members of the
Mr. Gray-I cannot vote for the ar
ticle on right of suffrage for the fol
First. because the article requires
an educational and property qtualifica
tion for voting,
Second, because the educational
qualiticatiou prescribed discriminates
in favor of one ciass and against an
othoor cla:: of citizens.
Third, becaut'e the Reform faction,
which dominates this convention, and
of which faction I am a member, is
pledged "not to disfranchise any white
man except for crime."
Fourth. becPse the article subjects
this convention to tho charge of con
spiracy to defraud a certain claiss of
American citizens in the exercise of
the elective franchise, and I greatly
fear this charge may be sustained in
the United States supreme court.
Fifth, because if this charge be sus
tained by the State or Federal court,
at least 15,000 illiterate white men reg-.
istered under the understanding clause
of the article will be disfranchised.
Mr. T. E. .Tohnson votes "no" be
cause of his pledges that he would op
po-e an educational or property lual
illeation for suffrage.
ANOTHER FINAL ADOPTION.
The following ordinance offered by
Mr. J. E. Kennedy has been adopte:l
Be it ordained by the people of
South Carolina, in regular convention
That nothing in this Constitution or
dined and established by the people
of the State of South Carolina, now in
regnlar conv' tior assembled, shall in
hibit the general assembly from enact
ing all such laws as may be necessary
to validate and carry into egect the
subscriptions to the capital stock of
the Chesterfied and Lancaster Railroad
compalny and to the. Chesterfield and
ershaw Itailroad company, hereto -
fore voted for and authorized by the
inl:ditied voters of said county, and to
validate and authorize the issue of the
bonds of said county in payment or
the same; or from enacting all such
laws as may be necessary to validate
and carry into effect the subscription
by the city of Spnrtanburg to the cap
tal stock of the Spartanburg and
Rutherfordtou Railroad company,
eretofore voted (or and 'athorizcd by
the ciualified voters of Spartanburg
ity, and to validate and authorize
the issue of the bonds of said city in
payment of the ssme.
THE CASE BASIS IDEA.
Mr. Hendersonsa ordinance provid
ing for an issue ol State bonds to ena
ble counties to do business on a cash
bsis has been kil.ed outright, and Mr.
Connor has introCneed the following
ordinance to try and give the relief
An ordinance toauthorize the g-ener-.
nl assemibly to provide for a si3king
fund in the several counties of the
State to cnnable themn to do business on.
Whereas, in most, if not all of the
onties of the state, the taxes are nev
r realized until mi vear after the levy,
nd consequently the contracts for or-*
iary county pr.rposes and for the'
uning of theschools have to be made,
nl a credit instead of a cash basis: and
hereas, this is an evil which ought to
Therefore be it ordaainedl by the peo
leC of South Carolina in convention
~ssembled and by the authority of the
Section 1. That the general assem
ishall provide for an annual tax
-not to exceed 1-2 of 1 mill in each
untv not now on a cash basis, the
eeedsb of all such levies shall be0
sted as a sinking fund for each and
very county in which it is levied and
[seeted and shall be invested as the
.meral assembly shall direct until an
:wmI)nt sunaicient shall have been col
-ted to put such counties on a cash
~.:mis, then such annual levies shall
ANOTHER NEw (OUNTY.
Thec committee on counties and
ounty government has introduced the
'lloing ordinane~ in regard to Sea
rok county. petitions. for the esiab
ihent of which were presented dur
u the week:
.n ordinance to relieve the contem
lae newJO cunty of S-eabrook fromr
Be it ord ined byh the people of
enthrl Caurolina, in regu;lar conven a
.s'nbld, tha;t ''othingf in t.he e*Lti
tion ordamine nd estblished by th
ople. of the State oif South Car hn.
L i o regular convention aissemb.ed,
hil inhibit the general assembly from
anTizingr a new couinty from portions
Chreston and Berkeley counfties,
will more fully appear by a reep~
*) on Ele in the oSies of the meretary
Stte made bye Henry Morrson
a ~ new countym to be' k nov:n as Sea
Iik cou nty. with its.coanty seat at
a at Pleasant.
Th p~,resent ,tusa of the article on
pe important section relating to
changes of venue has passed its third
reading. with an amendment that the
grand jury must ask for the change be
fore it can be allowed.
TnE Qt1STION OF P Y.
Some days ago the committee ol
contingent accounts and expenses was
instructed to prepare an ordinance
providing for the disbursement of the
appropriation made to defray the ex
penses of the convention. The com
mittee has presented the ordiance,
which provides for pay for the muel
bers at $1 a day after Oct. 1~> and
until the final adjournment. The sec
retary is allowed 6)0 for the session.
His first assistant is given St a day.
The bill, reading and jourcal
clerks and the sccoud assistant
secretary are allowed $3 a day;
the downstairs doorkeeper $2.50 a
day, afZd all other clerks $2 a day. It
seems strange that the clerk who
really has th'; wh-le work of the con
vention and no end of respuoi,ibility
should be allowed only Ii+), when the
clerk of the house of representatives is
allowed $800 for :30 days work, which
is nothing to compare with the work
required by the convention.
The Convention Puts a Drastic Anti
Lynching Provision in the Consti
The constitutional convention on
Saturday, the 43d session, spent the
whole of its time considering two sec
tions of the article on jurisprudence.
It took the convention several hours to
provide for the preparation of a code of
the statute laws of the State every ten
years. Then it jumped on the measure
to prevent lynchings, which, when the
adjournment was reached, read as
amended as follows:
"In the case of any prisoner lawfully
in the chorge, custody or control of
any officer, State, co.unty or munci
pal, being seized and taken from said
officer, t~hrough his negligence, per
mission or connivance, by a mob or
other unlawful assemblage of persons,
and at their hauds suifering bodily
violence or death, the said oflicer shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and upon a true bill found shall be
deposed from his ofilee, and shall, un
less pardoned by the Governor, hence
forth be ineligible to hold any office of
trust or profit within this State. It
shall be the duty of the prosecuting
attorney within whose circuit or county
the offensc may be committed to f'>rth
with institute a prosecution against
sail olieer, who sh'll be indicted and
thied in such county, other than the
one in which the offense was commit
ted, as the Attorney General may
elect, in the came circuit. The fees
and mileage of all material witnesses,
both for the State and for the defense,
shall be paid by the State Treasurer
in such mencr as may be provided
A motion to strike the section out
was voted down. Mr. Rogers, whoj
moved to strike it out, said they were
all anxious to stop lynching. "The
State had long been laboringr under!
tne odium of it. This section actually
proposed to hol a man resp)onsibio
for a crime which he was aibsolutely
powerless to prevent. The bald fa.cts
make him gutilty of a misdemeanor
and forever disinalilied him from
holding oilice. It says he must be con
victed of a crime which he cannot
prevent and yoai propose to fix it in
the fundamental law. We have abun
dance of law to punish any dereliction
of duty. We have abundance of law
to prevent lynching. You arc punish
ing the sheriiT who is not able to pre
vent the crime. It is stripping him of
the fundamental right of liberty, and
then you provide that he can be taken
to any county ina the State to be tried
-not the lynehers. but tha h.rif
This is a wrong more flagrant than the
crime that it is intended to p)revent. I
do insist that this convention will con
sider it fully before it i saccepted'"
Senator Tillman and others made l
strong speeches in favor of the sectiou
fully answering all of Mr. Rogers'
The article on jurisprudence was
taken up for its third reading. Gov.
Sheppard offered the following sub
stitute for section 5.
Sec. 5. The general assembly shall
make pro~vision to codify. adjust and
arrange. uder proper heads the body f
of our laws, civil and criminal, and e
form a penal code, and have th.- same
promulgatedI in such manner as they 6
may direct, a like coditication shall bel c
made every ten years. A lengthy de- A
bate foillowed3, and fnally after a num
ber of amendments .were disposed of,
the wvhole section was adopted in the
S e5. The general assenmbly, at rr
its iirst sessionl after the adoption of i
this Constitution, shall provide for the
appointment or election of a commims
sioner whose duty it shall be to col-i
lM'o andl revie . h general statu1te
aIWs of this State theu -af force, as well
s that which shall be passed from
ime to t me1, and to properly index b
ad arrange the said statutes whjen te
o passed. And the said comfmis-'
ioner shall reduce into a gvtemiatic
ode the generaml statutes, includin..
he code of einil procedure. with all ti
he amendm,:uts thereto, and shall on 0
he grst day of the session for the
ear 19M and at the end of every I)
ubseiuent period, not Lmore than 10
ears, report the result of his labors to
the gen,-ral a--s-mbly. with such re
'mmedtins and sucestions as to
the abridgement and' amiendmenfts aus
iay bCe deemied n?eessary or p)ropjer. rt
Said reports, when ready to be mae,e b
hall b'e prne andl a cci y thereoef
a ui)r, th. 'AQS or ,eh mnewher or~
both Licscs of the general asmbl
)n the first day of the first
session, but shall not' be taken
ap for consideration until the n7ft ,err
jion of the general assembly. The
said code shall be declared by the gen
;ral assembly, in an act passed accord
in- to the forms in this Constitution
for the enactment of laws, to be the
:mly general statutary laws of this
tate but no alterations or additions to
.nl of the laws therein contained shall
bevmade except under the formalities
iel,ctofore prdseribed for the passage
Af laws. Provision shall be made by
aw for filihng vacancies, regulating
he terms of ohice and the co!mhpensa
:on of s:id commission,, not exceeding
'00 per annum, and imposing such
)ther datics as may be desired. An'
he general assembly shall, by con
nittee, inquire into the progress of his
work at caeh session.
The committee on counties and
?onnty government substituted the fol
"The committee on counties and
outty government, to whom was re
ferre-d a petition from certain persons
>f Charleston and Berkeley counties
petitioning for the formation of a new
judicial and election county to be
known as Seabrook county, would re
spectfully report that they have given
the two petitions due aid careful con
sideration and have heard argtmenta
pr nod con. from respective represcu
tatives, and find much merit and just
claim in the petition in those praying
for the formation of the said Seabrook
county, and would respectfully recom
mend the passage of the following or
dinance that they may get the relief
prayed for in their petition before the
There was no night session, and the
convention adjourned until Monday
THE LYNCIIIN( PROVISION
tgait Discussed. ev,eral 31ior Mat
ters Pulled Through.
The convention worked 31ondey
against a State Fair anl ia banquet
given by the citizens of Co,lumbia to
the members of the convention. The
ninth week's work was beguv 3lond,
morning by the convention taking up
the lynching matter again-.. - Somen
further amnendments were~ .nade and
the further consideration ot.the mat
ter was postponed for a wek. The
convention is now at worl:'.oh the ar
ticle on corporations, having'inade no
headway thus far. Resolutions were
adopted looking to the limiting of
speaking in the future ond-the prepa
ration of a change of schedule of
work to bring about an early adjourn
At the afternoon session of the eon
ention several more sections of the
article on incorporations were adopt
d. A provision was put in for the
appointment of a State bank examni
ner. The convention at night enjoyed
an elaborate banquet, which wais
scrved at the Grand Central Hotel.
There were over 250 people in atten
iancc, and the delegates enjoyed them
selves to their fullest. Governor
Evans made a big speech, and speech
es were mades by Congressmen Tfalbert
rnd Wilson. and others.
DAUGHTERS OLIcu CU..n.UtA0i.~
rhey Had Their 3Meeting at Atlanta
Saturday. Every Southern State
The Daughters of the Confederacy held
heir meeting Saturday in the auditorium at
he E xposition at Atlanta. Their audience~
umbered 3,000. Riepresentatives of the
oiety were present from every Southern
state andl fro:n many other States. MIrs. E.
. 3IeDarrell Wo'lf presided. Dr. G. D3.
triekler. of Atlanta. offered the opening
rayer. M3Is. Helen C. Plane. president of
he Atlanta chapter. made the address of
Vl.ome~ to the 'National Arch. She said:
No rthern"rs are particularly interested in
r relies and p)ronounce the exhibit next in
nterest to) that of the government. We
tave re-!elved1 many touching notices from
forthrn correspondents and we have yet to
ear a single unfavo.rable comment."
3Is. 3Ie;oo)dlet, president of the Nationai
)aughters of the Confederacy. rcsponded.
a the course of her address she said :
Only thirty years ago Sherman's army
)assedl through your State and city like a
clone'. leaving ruin and destruction. Yet
ndaunted her sons and daughters have re
'aired tae waste and places and made her
road acres blosso."
3iss Nellie Knighnt sang the "Conquered
lanner" and "Sewanee River." 3Ir. Lucien
.Knight read -an o'de by MIrs. Clara Dargan
Ii.ean and Irs. Davill Clapton read a pa per
n -The Women of the Confederacy." Dr.
.S. Hopkins. of Atlanta, was the orator o
hue dlay. Sipeaking of the exhibit in Reli
[all Dr. Hopkins sad: "No such collection
frles of the Confede'raey has ever before
en assembled. Tie exhibJit appeals to tin
ing mnemorie-. At t.he conclusion of Dr.
[opkins' address the ladies went to the Con
~de'rate R'-lic Hall. which adjoins the MIassa
h usetts buili ing. to inspect the display.
Saturday was also Delaware day at the ex
osition. Governor Watson. of Delaware
overnor Atkinson. of Georgia: President
olier and 3Mr. Byrne. of Delaware spok.
large number of Delawareans were present.
Weekly Bulletin of the New Orleans
The.New Orleans cotton ex-hange stte
cnt from September ist to Novemnber s:h
elusive, is as for' v Port re'i'pts 1.fl.
10 tales. atgainst 2.597.16t4 inst year. 2.000.
16 year before last and 1. 4.,4 ti.,e tht
meh time ini 1892: overlarnd t. mill and
nadai. 232.68'3, agaiust :2l25. 1"4.014 ntl
!4.6: interior st','ks. in i:'.'--s 'f Sep't'm
r 1t. :366.75:3. against .298.720.:5 27.
-ought into' -ight dturing 60I d1ay-- 1 ~a
Sdat" O. .35. against :i.l166b 2. t 3.I'
id2439.800: rop brought into ih' far th
ek.'O 97.34. against 529t.652 .for.tl scven
ty- enrded Novemb~ler sith last-yeir .~:.3 1
id325 rp brought into -i:tht for- thi
-sbgt dsay of Novembher. 335.88eds
5147 47.590 ad 431.724.
Comparions in thes-e- repo:= or ad. 1:p
or ad in 182.? *n t to4--!cyo
e tcrr'-ponding' wes. Compri .u b
-ks woul t'.iake in 71 day- nft-3-.
t year. 71 yar before~ inst and 72j *:-P.
Tas,' the hac 1rk ot which h-i ...
timoveda in the srin:r, sholnot ar
SELLING COTTON ON THE SPOT
Wedgefield Farmers Have but Little
Cotton "Shipped for Sai9"
At W\eclgefield cotton picking is
ab:mt over with, and was harvested
the quickest on record for the aniount
made. The crop has not met expec
tations as regards quantity. The corn
crop is generally good, and the pea
cro is the best in years. The price
of cotton seed has been so low that
but very little has been sold at this
point, a large majority of those ship
ped exchanged for meal, which leaves
farmers decidedly in a better position
for further farming, as they expect a
rise in the price of commercial fertili
zers. The low price for cottou and
high price for fertilizers are teaching
people how to use home-made manure.
Comparing this with ten years ago,
there is hardly 10 per cent. of the cot
ton being shipped for sale from this
place to other markets. There is a
growing disposition among the farmers
to get what they can for the staple be
fore it leaves their sight.
New Towns Growing.
The new towis along the track of
Manchester and Augusta Road are
building utp right along and seem to be
growing. On the end below George
town there are two, Cordova, about
five miles, and Copes, about -twel:e
miles distant. On the upper end frou.
Orangeburg there are Cameron, which
is the largest and most flourishing of
the new towns, and Creston the late:t
still, which was only made a depot
when the extension from Ellorce was
comnpleted, and Lone Star still further
towards the Santee River.
Deep Wells for Georgetown.
The driving of the deep wells at
Georgetown for the public usz is pro
gressing well, three having been sn
cessfully driven during the past wer-kg
The deepest one thus far driven is. sev
enty-one feet, at the Indigo School
IHouse. Good, pure water has been
obtalned from each one, and like re\
sults are expected from the reniaiuing
ones, for in.. tis way, no doubt, the " . -
genoral hEa't othe city-will be great
Crushed tc -)eath.
A young man namea Joseph Bruaen,
who works in the bagging factory at
Charleston, was caught by the puilley
of the loom at which he worked and
the belt wrapped around his legs, car
rying him up to the ceiling and crush
ing him to death. His body was badly
mangled. Bruden was disobeying or
ders in taking hold of the pulley with
Anderson Sick of Apples.
At a meeting of the Anderson City
Council, held Friday night, an ordi
nance was passed requiring mountain
wagons to pay a license on the streets.
It has had the effect of clearing the
square of many mountain wagons, since
the mountaineer appears to be unwil
ling to p)ay a tax which amounts to
about one-fifth of what huis wares pro
duce for him.
The South Carolina alumni of the
~University of Virginia have started
their subscription list by raising $400
at Charleston the other night.
Mrs. Thomas Sumpter Means, of
South Carolina, was~among the speak
ers in the Woman's Building at Atlanta
Thursday. Mrs. Means discussed "The
South Carolina Law as It Relates to
the Marriage Tie."
The quantity of cotton that is being~
brought to the Orangeburg market has
fallen off very much during the past
few weeks. Only a few bales are
brought in each day for market. The
farmers say they are holding for bet
ter prices what little they still have on
O. B. R umley, a twelve-year-old boy,
was run over and instantly killed by.
the South Carolina and Georgia train
in Pregnall's shipyard at Charleston.
The boy attempted to cross the track
n front of the moving train and mis
calculated the distance.
At B3arn well, a son of Representative
kinard died a few days since of
idrophobia. He had not been bitten
by a dog, but, it is said, had held open
he mouth of a sick dog to administer
omec medicine. Probably some of the
virus may have come in contact with
acut or i>ruise of some sort.
Last Sunday morning about day
hi~t the holuse of John McClellan,who
lies oun Mr. F. H. Brown's place at
Tirz h, York county. was destroyed by
lre, and three children--a girl of 7
~.ars ::ge, a boy of 3 years, and a
noutsold baby-who were in the
house perished in the flames.
She owned the Falls.
George Forbes, the engineer of the
Niagara E!ectric Company, says he
nce lived in a house belonging to one
of the Porter family, who have long
owned mest of the properLy near the
alls. A Miss Porter was once travel
ing in Europe, and at tatable d'hote
her neighibor s'aid: "O,- if vou are an
tmerican. I suppose you have seen Ni
agara -Falls'?" She ~t'rned to her in
quirer and fixing him with her eyes shie
said: '"1 -own them !"-San Francisco
Highly Objectionable to McK:iey.
The increse in wages ann1ounIc-d
esrcay by the :oundries of ~Law- -
~ence, Mass., is more calamity of tr'e
kind that Mr. McKinley finds so co
~etionale under the workings of a.
IOemoratie tariff law. - ew Yor.