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LAI KENS C. LIM S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1886.
big job of Clothing
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Tho Slut?! tanner' Convention ?...
in Agricultural Hui!, Columbia, onTuoi
day, thu lUh inst., und WUH culled li
ord< ir hy Capt. li, ll. TU! nun i, ol IM
( Supt. Tillman Hu II pr? tcccdud lo reu
?in mid u ss of which Un: Columbia . :
ter makes thc following ?. nopsi :
Capt. Tillman stub I ll ul . wine- t.. hi
having been called upon fn ... ?
speak throughout thu Slide th ; . fiann
HUT, he had acquired soniewh; ; n fucili
ty lor oxtomp intnuous upi u mi . hal
ll.nt as ho could not follow i . ...
with that force ? -lat. nu nt und ' ?un
sequence thai lio observed i . . \\ ,.
lugs, ho WOltld Hot attempt IM .. : du -
tho Conventionuxtoinponuit'o !v. Ito
therefore, had written un addi ami
would rend it I ?ofo io thu ( ot .. . !.. .. M,
I hon rend tho address, \,?. ?eli, tn hcm'u
with, alluded tf tn.' "i. . v i i wluvli
tho ollbrt tb organize .-. fanni move
mcuthnd nu t. notw thslund Ibu op.
position tho undorltd;iii|? ; u rou ?vi 1
Irian tho beginning. i lu i . , , ., "
carno usually from thn.so who I d fn ; ;..
tho publie teat, and it was nalani! for
thom tn squeal winn lin y !. ll ., . lipping
from tin ir teeth. Appl?usi I:. nhl)
ho wovor, tint despite thc edd water
thrown on tho movement it would bo ti
success and would rei i a in . ibouudi il
bcnoill to thc a; i ?cultural in: r<. I? . t
Ibo Stale, which, ho Wit . ? ?confess,
had gone down year by yen'r until the
siltiution was appalling. 'Tho rgiiniai
(ion of tho farm, iv, would unite ti, tn,
sud by their meetings ind Hu illeudom
plan? they would oort .v . vise ll .
.-doom would bo dispolli ! und thc ngri
culturo of thu Stulo bit ?ad heult h v
footing. If untiling . .... t: . i, ittiiod ?ol
our agricultura would bo chi igul mid
something dom lo aver! absolute rain.
Thu farmers, ho t..t. d, w<. c.round ti
powder belw.-cn tho liullston I Wint
ern competition i m (li ono mid and
borrowing money al ti Iii li i : interest
with wbieh to make Un ir ... m th .
other. The organization ol . furnier?
would go far lowar.. coving (ha!
mighty evil which Hin nh n . I ?cv
whelm thc ?gi ? uhiii of
lt luid bc. n ehargi I, Iii lind (hi
fnrmors'movement was i i . Loni one.
but it had ho moro polit ii ii i Unlit (lie
fanni rs of Um State (iud ii it to ns
simihite with it. Ho hiinsel! w, opposed
to mixing politic? with thc .einent ii
tito farmers could gd llieir ii'lit? with
out it, but the (iiruii rs low adi 1 lo
right tb. ir wrongs, nu I tl il >. i nil (buy
asked. ' Applause. Thu . Heal fea
tures of tho movement Wcl'i (. f..li atten
tion to Hie needs of tho Ctn ne rn and
placo tho situation ns it is before those
m authority, li. ft it pretty uro (ha!
their demands would hu hoi |< . and in
casu tiny K<*> wind I hey . . ;..<! they
would hu sall Hod j, but shu ila lho\ not
receive tho relief they a--i> ul io prop? r
hands they would i? ;i i .1 ??..1
take, what they wuiitod. '?i . ? 1 IM (d'
thought, however, that Hie; mild rt
all (hey asked, nut! ?lab il ; hat "in rosull
of the mosi im iit iiuiuh 1. members
bad been elected lo I .<. I gishiture,
pledged t" their ?di as ol .: 1 ..
Thc principal Hiing lin 11 : 1er asked
was tho reduction of liio (1 os which
burden lum, and (lie adoptitat of .1 less
oxpousivo system in edndtteliii , tho gov
ernment of thc Slate, i ll v waiitc1.
abolished all odious wh'cll liad been
established for old fi .I broki 11
down /entry, and i.. [U'cdiutcd thai
something iu tim. lita won! !.. done
when the Legislature mei. ts. Vppluuso.
Ile protosb .1 Uial Ilia 1 'nun 1 cai t no
r??lection < pr?sent incumbents, but
Were intended to cull att< tltioll to USolcS .
ofllcos now existing male! u : govern
lb- adv? cadd thc total il ?vi cc of thc
AgricuUund Department from politic-,
ami wants it placed in lin bauds to which
it proiicrly belongs, namely, practical,
experienced fanni r . i lio >i' niuiids of
I ho farmers wen- ilia! Ibo Agricultural
Department, belonging by rights to
them, should ho turned Over t" them.
[Applause, licmuiiit.iii.edtii.it farmers
w ere intelligent enough 11 ' III in igo their
attaint, and tua1 if thu leading men in
the milks would come to t! c ti id and
consult they would uo! Iiavi to go to
lawyers to Kilo?. hoi? \>\ ol their politics
and be told how t. vote.
Tho establishment ot mi Sgricnllnral
College,said lie. would . far towards
giving educated fanners lo thc suite,
and WOttld (lissomill itetii.it pcielltillo and
practical knowledge which thc stat?, KO
much needed. Iii remarked that ho had
a lotter from (lenora! stephi .' I). Lee,
iu which thc Qer.oral infonuod him thal
a c.-liege similar to the Vgricillturul Col
lege of Mississippi would cost, occlusive
of thu grounds and exporinioiital farm,
9100.OUt). Captain Tillman bi lloved that
Um $80,000 raised from thc privilege t...
on fertilizers ntld tin lund arising from .
thc land script, in addition to a small
appropriation from tho Suite, would bo !
ample to support the college and have
all tho work done that is UOW dom by
the Agricultural Department.
In conclusion hr urged conservatism
upon the farmers in their demands, und :
unpleased his confidence ill legislation to :
remedy thc evils they complain of. If
tuceo wrongs wire" not righted thoy
would bOOn hand two years hence, and
seo that thev would liol I"' bamboozle I
in tho next choice of oftlcials. .Ap
Mr. J. U, Walsen ol Audi rson non i?
nutcsl Senator NV. J. Talbert, of Edgo
Held, for tem|)omr) 1 . lidcut (ho hoing
thc caucus nominee) and thal gontleinan
WM unanimously oleoted hy acclamation.
Mr. Talbert 'look his position al tho
HojM.rtois' table ami briony returned lils
thanjkt to tho Convontion,
Messrs. J. T. Duncnn, ol New berty,
and W. P. Addison, of Abbeville. wn<>
unanimously elected secictarcs.
Capt. Tillman now moved that the roll
of counties bo oaUetl anil that the char
mau of each delegation announce tho
names t)f those sent I? tho Convention
from hi? county, and that such nan.os
bo unveiled on delegates. Adopted.
Tho enrolment ceiipied some tm i\
Ni? credentials were subliutb d.
cot4/itioa of Aikeu, Barnwell, Boauioit,
?^.CRUu lUaa. awngetowii, i I..n v, Hamp-!
' ?. ? "'! wm. unroinesoittod, ?ml
' ?un j ?sonly represented byonoaltor
. Hiehland hud ti largo delegation,
:i ? hurleslon ono ubovo tho uvorni??
The: otiroiiuoul lasted until 1.13 p
I ?M. When it Imil lu-? H ,;. mpleted Mr '
lj!?ell, ol Uvtnens, ?ata that lummbor ol
w Bilton wura nbsontat tho Fair ?iud ho
"wrcrorc proposed Hud nitor selectiuc
.; '"?nnittcu .<u credent inls the Conven
uon Juke a recess until s p, M. Mr. i
MUCUS uiotiou won ctmied, M. aniended
7 "fll V?10^| 0nVt>"Uun 8hlM,U1 K?COllWIlOttt
j Mr. Wind, ut Ltiuron?, nioved thal tho
. n??r appoint ?i meiulvr from caoh
??.-'-'?y toia.rve on Hie credentials com
1 . . dr. Fishburno, ..t Colleton, .
' ;ii. ,. th< udojition of un nmeiidniout
. ?vidmg ?ii.it each delegation elect its
own committooman, ami in ibis Bhane
tho resolution -.vas curried.
'rin- foll...vin;; members constituted
the conuniltco : Abbeville, A. NV Junos?
Anderson, .1. .\. Hull; Hork? ley, .1. NV.'
L. Clem? nt; Charleston, <;. C. Homes
( i" " 'S I.. I'. Moore; Colleton, li F
Darker; Clarendon, .1. li. Tindal; Dar
linglon, W. K. Molvu.ght; ICdj ullctd, M :
??? ilhna; ; Failli, ld. Hnmucl McCor
mick; (ireenville, ii. <;. Cdlrouth; Ker
?haw, <.. W. Mokely; Lexington, Isaiah
. ?"iliwan;:' r: Lauren., .1. M. IllldgClls;
.Manon, T. ( !. Craw lord: Marlboro, .1. '
I!, tireen; Newberry, ll. II. Folk; (Jco
m e, .1. .1. Keith; 'i imngebur -. F. I >
Hates; Piekons, ll. C. Sholly; 11 ich land,
.I. IL Ivinsler: Spartunbiirg, ll. I,. I'm'-'
loy; Sumter, A. lt. Sunder*,; Union, John
P. Thomns; Williamsburg, IL A. Faddy.
At 1.1)1) tho Convention took a ree 's,
mid tho committee on crodoetiuls, with'
Dr. J. !!. Tindal ns chairman, bogan its
The Convention was called to order at
I'v. Tiudul, of Clarendon, moved thal i
thc temporary organization lu- made per
innti nt, mid Hint afterwards tho consti-1
lotion ho adoptedaud pennas -.1 olliccrs
bi ? !< ch .1 under it. Capt. Tillman spoke
for this substitute, and it was e . ried.
'Hie temporary olliccrs having been,
t i . i-- i? rmaiicnt, tho couslitu'iou for
t he Fat niels' Association of .South Caro-1
lina was then read by Coi. F.. T. Slack
liousc, of .Marion. A gentleman from
Williamsburg moved ?<? v<>t<: ou it by
M ?tions, but by a vole of "M to :'| the
Convention refused lo do so.
('???.i. Tillman stated Hud h. and Col.
?da-km n e iiad prepared thc constitu
tion, but In- said in- hud no objection to
having its sections voted on separately.
I ii- Conveiilion adopted thc constitution ?
its :?. whole, a s follows:
\N o, llio fiiriuers ( South Carolina, in
Convention assembled, recognizing (bc;
wisdom ot ti;.- saying that in union
Ibero is strength, have determined lol
form au Organization for our mutual
p:-.u-ction and benotit.
It o, ets shall be the promotion of j
all Inmut aos of agriculture and tho in
auguration of a more rational und remit- i
ncrutive system . t farming, These ends I
.?;.-. io I..- secured by organizing ngrieiil
IIUMI club.-, throughout tho Stale lo moot ?
and iliscil! s Hie situation, and t lion bring !
thc billin ace of Hie oi'giuiiz) d farmers to j
hear upon th;.- State government .MI as to '??
obtain protection against irani and int
position, an i t.. secure that fostering
cen'so imperatively demanded by our
lu URI tish inj; agricultural in torc? t.
While we shall us much a possible
eschew politics, legislation which nilects
tlie fanners injuriously or overlooks
thom entirely will be our lind care till
a remedy bc had. We claim Hie right
t.. ?h. the ?e. cit i /..ic and taxpayers and
invoke the assistance of all classes and
professions in securing reform in nur
government ?md in placing our agricul
tural interests ou a more si cure and
pro ipi rous foundation.
To this ?ml we have lido [dod Hie
. ONSTITI rio\.
Ai.ii. i.:: I. This Association shall bo
known as the Fanner.-' Association of
Ai.i. ll. The oiltccm of th ls Associa
tion ' hall IK- a Frosidout, st veli Vico
I'resident* -ono from ?neb Congrcssion
al 1 >is.tri* t a Secretary and Treasurer
and un Executive Cominittro of nine
om- from each Congressional District
mid two at large all to be chosen by
the members ot this Association ut the
annual meeting in Novcmbt ., ami to
hold their olliccs bu- <>nc year, or until
their successors aro duly elected : provi
ded, that tm- Executive Committee hold
their ofllco one, two and tiree years,
three hoing elected annually.
'l'lu' ll rat committee shall determino
by ?ol the loilgth of their respective
Ai;.. III. '1 he President t hall have ?I
goncinl supervision of tho nitairs of tho
Association ; shall preside- al its meet
ings, preserve order, and regulato ibs
discussions according to ordinary parli
amentary mica, and shall be ex oflloio a
member niall committees, In bis ab
Mine one ol thc Vico- Presidents shall
Thc Secretary shall atlond all moot'
ines of thc Association, keep a record
of its proceedings, us also those 0? the
Executive Committee, ami attend tn thc
Tho Treasurer shall receive ami keep
an account (J all funds, ami pay nut tho
f ume. I>y order of the President, counter
signed by thc Secretary, making au an
nual iv]?ort of such receipts and expen
tlituros tn tho Association.
Aar. IV. The Kxcoutivc Committee
shall have the general management and
control of all business of thc Association,
shall preparo ami issilO rt programme foi
its annual meetings, and make all needed
arrangements therefor. They shall take
whatever steps they may deem proper te
? ...ir. the organization ot farmers
clubs m OVOry County of the State, ever>
Tow nship il possible, und until this it
done they nmy appoint organizers to dc
Am. V. Tin; regular annual meei
jugs nf the Association shall lie bold ii
tho oity of Columbia thc second Tues
?day in' November, and special meeting:
muy be called by the Fxcoutive Commit
tee when deemed necessary.
A nr. VI. Fach County Centra
Farmers' Association shall ls- ontitled t<
the representatives, who shall b
cloded by '-aid A:->ocintioiis at their Qc
tobor meetings in each year. Where m
organization exists, a muss meeting o
farmers may elect delegates, but tki
??wu ."rnii i in iiiianiiwiniim UM * v*.ivw??iwi
shall ???liv bu nita wi ri once, aa tho value
ol this Association will depend on its
permanent oharucti r.
Koch County Association ?ball doler
in i no for itself tho qualifications oT it?
members, and shall moot al least, [our
times a year, und they shall not charge
moro than lifty cents per MU tuber for an
nual ilm ...
Thc Governor ot thc Mate -.hull bc
is ollieio an honorary member of this
Aar. Vii. Thorn shall boashuuling
committee of ono lor each County, elec
ted by its delegation immediately after
the organisation iu completed, i<) whom
all rekohtlioiis uv business propositions
an- lo bc raf erred without debate, and
this committee shall prepare bushiest
r.u.l bc ci. powered lo make such recom
mendations tu it shall sec. til, to be acted
upon by tho Association.
AKT. VIM. This constitution nial
ia) altered or amended at any annual
meeting by u vote ?d' two-thirds ot thc
mouthers prc: ? nt.
We also adopt thu following;
First. Tho I'rcstdeut ahull appoint all
committees, unies.-, tho Association shall
Second. The Executive Committee
may till all vacancies occurring in any
nilli c, as also m th. it own number, until
the uc\t annual meeting.
Third. Ficelions for o ll ice rs ?hall hi
Fourth. A fee of livo dollars uhall la
[?aid annually by each County Associa
Lion sending dolomites, and thu delegates
from no county wdl bo allowed to vote
until lin's fcc is paid.
Fifth. Thc regular order of busincui
1st. Koli call and enrolling delegates.
2d. Heading minutes ol last meeting.
Uh. Uuport of sp< eial committees.
5tu. Itoport of standing committees,
'.th. I iilin::.bcd busbies .
7th. New business.
Sixth. These by-laws may bu altered
unended or suspended by a two third,
rote of tho mond>evs presi nt.
KI.F.CTION Ol' ni rici:;;:-.
Tito election of olllcors followeil. Mr
lloyd, of Darlington, uomiuntcd Capt
15. K. Tillman for president. Capt
L'illmau said that he felt that ho coull
lo moro for thc cans" bc had at heart \y
nerving in the ranks or in some otho
..apacity limn in thc presidency; he
Lhen fore, begged to decline.
Mr. Earley, of Spartauburg, nomi
nated Mr. 1), K. Norris, ol Audorsou. .
ilelegate nominated President Tnlberl
who declined. On motion of Mr. I'isli
hume, thc Chair cast tho illuminion
vote of thc Convent ion for Mr. Norris
1'he annottncomenl of tic vote wa
.reeled with hearty applause, weich wa
resumed when Mr. Norris was escorte
Lo thc chair by Messrs. lloyd, Tillma
On taking thc chair Mr. Norris e.1
pressed his high souse or tho h< mor wilie
liad in en conferred upon him in h
?(election to preside over so represent)
liven body of South Carolinians,
would be thc privilege ol the no mbi
>f the Convention, as citizens, to coi
ddcr the thines that affected them i
.iii.'.elis, and looking to their inion ls
..griculturnlists to advance thom with
intagoni/.ing oilier interests. !t woul
in: their duty to consider as farmers an
to suggest to tin (luneral Asscmb
measures for the relio! of tho farmii
interests. They had gone to the pracl
..al walks of life for u mau to lill Hu
mair, and with a knowledge of his i
experience bc relied upon their indi
gonce of Iiis shortcomings as au ollici
Tho olhor olllcors elected were an f<
Vice-presidents Col, li. S. Bcdo
if Colleion, for tho Fir?! Congrcssion
District; Hon. NV. J. Talbort, of Edjj
liold, l ir the Second District; Capt. di
Heard, ol' Ocoiice, foi thc Tl li ill U
triet; c. NV. Shell, of Laurens, bu- I
Fourth District; NV. A. Ancrum, of Ki
diaw, t'orthe Fifth District; (len. I..
Staekliouse, of Mai ion, for the Sis
District; Dr. E. .1. Ucmbcrt, of Slimti
for the Si vent h 1 hst rid.
Secretary .1 T. Duncan, of Nc
I icr ry.
Treasurer - W. F. Addison, of Aid
The standing committee was eli cl
ns follows: Abbeville, J. Thor.-ton; il
iletson, .1. H. Watson; Herkeloy, F.
?jogare; (.'ballest?n, W. H. Kinsnii
( hester, C. W. McFadden: Collet.
E. C. Eishburuc; Clarendon, J, E. i
ilnl; Darlington, J. W. Bensley; Etl|
Held, 15. lt. Tillman; [''airfield, NV.
Uubb; Greenville, NV. 15. Buist; Han
ton, Ceo. Mosely; Lexington, ll.
Scibi ls; Laurens, .lohn NV. Illidge
Lancaster, I!. E. Micklcr; Orangobn
,T. E. Wannamaker; Suinter, A. K. K
dors; Union, .lohn F. Thomas; V
linmsburg, F. M. Britton; .Marion,
T. Stackuouse; Marlboro, E. NS'. Eogv
Newberry, ?T. C. Goggans; Oconce,
J, Keith- Piokens, ll. C. Shirley; Ki
land, J. II. Kinsler; SpnrtauLurg, ll.
A number of r?solutions, touch
upon various matters, were now ml
duccd, and referred to the standing C<
The Convention then adjourned
'.?J o'clock on thc morning of thc 1
Tho Convention assembled at
o'clock, but took a recess till eh
o'clock, in order b> hear the report
tho committee on resolutions, c
Tillman read this report, as follows:
After due consideration <>i tho vai
resolutions refelled to us. and tal
into consideration thc power .nu.si
ns to make independent reconnue:
tionfl of our own volition, wo submit
following platform as embodying
substance of such resolutions ns -
acted upon favorably by tho conimi
and aa indicating thc reforms and u
uri s which wo deem of great import
to our interests a? farmers and citb
We, the farmers of South Carolin
Convention assomblod, after mature
bin-odion and after all the light and
pcrieneo gained since our last Coi
tion from tho fullest discussion an
ourselves os to tho genoral objects I
attained, hereby express our conti
and unshaken confidence in our Fan
Association as now organized to BC
plisli great good for the Suite il pro
conducted and kopi within legiti
bounds, aud wo hereby reiterate ot;
I termination that t hero shall bo h
- _.- - - ~ 1 * ? ? '
rusant rr*txtu*xmmJ?tTjti!xi?i^-?^rwtwnaioarK>?* ?ni?i>?
forth in S'.ntli Carolina an organization
for tho protection and advancement ol'
our agricultura] biloresta.
In furtherance ol' Ibis purpose uud as!
embodying the presen! vfows ot' tho
state, >vo reelect ful ly urge u]>on our
(louerai Assembly thc necessity and ad
visability ol' tho following measures:
1. The ostablishmonl ol' a rca! agricul
tural college, soparato ami distinct, from
the South (laroluuiCollege, and moiloled
alter those of Mississippi and Miobigan.
Wo believe that tho iicoossary funds to
build and C((ltip this institution e ui be
seourcd by lopping oil uoodlcssi < jeudi
turcs, aud abolishing or consolidating
useless ellice i willa.ut iucrenst .1 tniuttiou.
We further recommend, iis a moans to
assisi in building tho inst Untie J, that
lin; di Ocrent coontie of thc Stale bc em
powered to bid for il by offering bonds
2. That au experimental station Should
bo est ab b's! t. I nt or In conncct?oii with
still"I Agricultural and Mechanical Coi
lego, thc j mic to bo under tho cluu'go of
its facu ly, ni d thal wo niomorializo Cou
gross lo puss tho bill introduced by Mr.
Hatch eui now pending, which appro
priates ?.!.?, OOO annually to each Stale
lor thu . i ll'pose, and that we ask our
ScttaP !.. mid Congressmoii to usc ?di
legitim mourns to secure ils pas.-.ige.
'. lint io order that mir agricultural
aimil i : ation may be divorc.,! as furas
possible from politics and politicians,
and tl i ten best (puil?(lcd lo perform
those npoi'taiil duties bo selected by
tho: ,- . isl competent to judge, in order
that w muy secure a honed of ngrieul
lure a . !>. e ? Dicion!, /.eatons mid repr?
sentai , . i;-> '.snow (nu- needs and will
try to .... . Lin in, we uygo thal instead
ot ticing chosen by the Legislature they
oe i looted by titi-- L'armera' Association.
'i ! e board of agriculture should consist
o'" leu members, rlvo elected annually.
I'bey should have thc power lo elect
their own secretary^ whose duties would
eorrespun I with tin,so ol' lim present
commissioner. Their duties would be
the same as thc law imposes tm our pres
ent board, except os tin collection of th?
phosphate royalty, which should ls
given to thc comptroller-general. In ad
dition tiny should have control of Hu
agricultural college iud experimenta
st ile,H, and should by means of farmers
institutes build up ai.d io oj) aliv- coinint
I. Thal Hie system of inspection ot
fertilizers is now defective, and no ado
ipiatu punishment bu- frauds provided
We therefore urge such additional logis
int ion tts will si eme th" ; oded protec
tion without imposing ..uneci ?ry ro
strain ts upon thc manufacture nial -aie o
fertilizers. Cotton seed mea!, ivbotbc
.-.old:?... fertilizer Ol' as iced for stock
should be inspected anil its udiiHcriitioi
We Iii':' tue i .- |;islulllle not tl
si pin udor tn.' Stale's property by allow
tho wholesale exportation of phofi
phateu at morely nominal prices, nn<
lind willi a view o? h . liing the burden
ol' taxation, they take into consid?r?t io
the advisability of increasing Ibo plios
c. Wc recommend lin; pitssag of sue
legislation as will protect the farmers t
tin Stale j iga i ii t imposition mid frau
in (lie weighing of cotton.
7. Wc respectfully urge sud lcgi<
tioti as will protect ir against io .est lin
negligently star;. il.
S. Th-- enualization ol' ? ix< demand
earnest consideration ai. lin: ha!, ls of tb
Legislature, aud Wi urge such ?totiou it
ctn best secure it.
0. We urge such alb rations ? I the ic;
billas will guard the estates ol dead poi
rons against abuses and providi protea
lion fm w idows and orphans.
b?. I it order lo si cure I h.- ia (led r?
lorne in our county | men s and t
I? due? ibo burden of taxation. well ;
to secure snell changes in ti e judicii
...esti in ns may be nc. di d, wc earnesil
request our legislators to com-idcr tl
advisability of calling a ci list ?tut ?ont
couvi ut ion, unies.- , iu their judguien
the necessary changes may bc better ol
taim d by amendment.
Aller the reading ol' the platform
motion was made to take il up by sc
lions. This excited KOI110 di 0U88?O1
ami a division was demanded on tl
question, resulting yeas 00, nay. ?20.
The platform was then read by se
lions, and was adopted. During t!
progress ol the reading there were lil
or two .hort discussions.
The plutform was then adopted as
\.x AU mci' ian; 11, i oi/nuon.
The following resolutions, adopted I
tho Anderson runners' Club, were r
n rred to tia committee:
Unsolved, That the Novembei Convo
(ion bc urged lo demand ol' our uo
Legislature the establishment of au Og
cultural college separate and distill
from the South Carolina College.
Ucsolvcd, That WO ask for a rcorgai
/.ation of lin- di partinout of agrioultti
in thc interests of economy and of t
farmers of thc State.
nu: PACTOltS ANO rut: rsi nv r,AW,
Mr. II. IL Thomas introduced the f.
lowing resolution, which was also ;
! Whereas tie- usury lav, lia.-, lind
cflect in cheapening money, but 1
shut the farmers ont from obtaining t
samo and turning us over to thc out
goons charges Ol thc cotton factors a
merchants, amounting to from 00 to 1
per cent. :
And, whereas, these laws force tho f
mers to exchange cotton for goods, 01
bliug thc merchant to IK thc price of t
farmers' produce and to exact the pr
of his good.1, thus doing away with I
?circulation of money among the larine
to thc detriment of thc whole country
Therefore we recommend tho rip
of tho usury law.
Aitoirr u n..A nos.
Tho following was introduced bj
dolegnto whose, nanu? could not be ?
tai nod :
Ucsolved, That plaintiffs in refcrt
Courts Lc required to give bond for f
t?cient amount to cover probable cosh
Tho committee on resolutions ropoi
a ]>npor, submitted by Dr. Lend*
with the recommendation that it Lo p
Ushod and that its considoiatiou bi;
fcrrcd until the next meeting. .
Af tor some debate, nu asnessmonl
ono dollar was laid ujwni each doleg
to pay thc expenses of the Oonycntic
which tho treasurer proceeded to ooll
A nrn i.si/AT iv rc covuiivntK.
Capt. Tillman then u;ovod that a e
miltie of five bo appointed !<. t ? ? * sit r .
to liiivi! Uio legislation recommended bj
tho Convent iou p- sclited to tho (JOHOMI
Assembly, nu?! passed, if possible. This
evoked another discussion.
Capt. Stnckhouso thought that tho
oxeeutivo comnnth o should he untrusted
with tho work.
Another delegate thought that a com
mittue ol titree Would he Ktlflloioilt.
Thuir oxponscf would have bo paid,
and na tho farmers had been preaching I
retrenchment it would ho ns to ?veil prac
tico it right nore.
Finally ii was agreed that tho c un
millee should consist ->\ three mond ors,
to he "-elected from tho executive com
THU NHVi iVOitlCl 1/1! KA), ijo.uto.
Capt. Tillman next suggested thal it
would bo ncc. .- -aty to bu prepared with
an agricultural board in case tie Legis
latine decided lo turn tho bureau ovi l
lo tin Wo, >!i, ns recommended in
tho pia t?o mi. o- moved that thc com
mittee on o ' .tioiis he instructed to
name len mei TS of tin1 Association,
who by reason . .? Ibeir character, ability,
earnestness mid ;'.cnl Mid command tho
respect of tho fur mei's ol the Stale as li'
tobo tho tl rsl ''..lido, thc reorganized
This evoked a l?hg discussion, in
which Capt. I ?liman tool? .m active part,
oxpliliuing li:., views and iliteUtloUS.
Tho motion was Anally adopted wilban
amoudiucul requiring 'lie luinies to in
Bubmittcd to t tte Convention torcon.lt'
\ t.. ?v lil-'BAST.
Capt. Tilhiuiti next, willi au apology
for Hu- freipiency . .! hi occupaucy of
the Moor, .stat, d that it was known that
in some ol' Iiis loiters published Ins! win
tor lu had p.setl words in rt fen nco to
thc State Agricultural Society which
might bo considered too strong. Il<
said In- had bren Inui. t in what IK- lind
sii.l. I; was stated ly ninny ol tin
mombo rs of tho Slate Society that thi?
Association ?a. antagonistic lo that
body, and wa intended to ?upcix 1 i!,
lb- for on.- remembered thal during tin
dark days of Dndicul mic in th" Slate,
the State Agricultural Society was per
haps thc only organized body ot' whit
mon itt tho Stale. He desired t" deny
that he hud thc least leoline oi resent
ment or distrust lot tim! society. tlc
desired that harmony and concert of
notion should exist between tho two
bodies, ?md with that view i i moved
Hint a committee of three bc appointed
to invite tho State Agricultural Society
to meet this Vssocialion in ?oin! coiivi u
tion a kind of lovotVusl tliiscvt.-nhi ;ni
7..'JO o'clock, in order ti.;.- there might
bo a union ol the two ? ?ny of I hr ? rand
army of farmers. applause. The mo
lion was unanimously adopted, and the
Convention theil look a u v is until
:.:..() r. M.
I '.-. I'niii^ ? ctnlou
Al half-past 7 about one hundred
members reassembled nt thc !!?ill and
th? meeting was called to order hythe
president. Slr. D. K. Noni-,
Tho first business before Hie expected
lovofcast was tho itnuotuiceim ul ul n
new board of agriculture in case ih<
Legislature should adopt the ivcomnion
dation of the Convention and transfer
the maungemonl ol the bureau ol' agri*
cult uro to the Furniers1 Association.
Thc appointments, ns tuiuouuced by
the eouimittec nu business, tire: D. K
Norris, Anderson; M. i.. Donaldson,
Greenville; I'.. J', ilackhouse, Marion;
13. U. Tillman, Kd^ctlold; I?. I'. Duncan,
Inion: Allan Johnson, Newberry; ,J ol ;i
son llagood, Hurnwoll; I!. A. Love,
Cluster; K. L. Hooves, Charleston; A.
H. Davis, Fairfield.
(lu motion of Mr. Shell, ol Laurens,
thc report ot the committee was adopted
and tin appointments were confirmed.
The mern hors of thc Convention were
then requested to occupy the chairs on
tho loft of Ibo hall, leaving lUoso <>n the
right fm- tho.mciuhcrs of tho Slate Agri
cultural and Mechanical Society, win?
had bu n invited to attend a joint meet
?up;, and a recess was taken until -s
At twenty-eight minutos past . o'clock
Captain Tillman moved to adjourn. A
delegati asked what had become of tho
lovofcast nt which the Stute Agricultura
and Meohnnioal Society was to hnvo as
sisted. Tin, chairman replied that thc
Convention had expected Uiem al 8
o'olook and hail waited for them; that
much lo his regret they bail uol np*
pciu'cd, andas lin hail hail been promised
io the Survivors of tho Wal nco House
at half-past s o'clock ho didii'i BOO how
the Convention could wan.
On motion, tho Convention thou ad
journed sim dio.
Tho reporter of tho New and Cou
rier adds this statement : " Wit hon I
being informed ns to tho causes which
provontcd tho attendance <>f the State
Agricultural and Mechanical Society, I
venture to say tiiat tho joint meeting
proposed was impracticable tor tho rea
son that tho Society was not in session,
its annual meeting luting appointed foi
tho next night, N>> doubt thc proper
explanations will bo made."
l'riM'ri-i?li.^i of III?' INwlHIUHlcru,
The con vont ?on nf third und fourth i lash
postmasters of South Carolina was lu id
Inst night al Stanley's Hall. The conven
lion organized as follow -.
President P. A. Sclillllcy, postmaster il
Orartgcbiirg. Vice Presidents- -D.O. Her
heil of Newberry, W. t !. Ilosoi f Tlmmons
ville, W. s. V'tuner of Orcoloyvlllo. Sec
retary and Trwisurer-ll. 1-3. Donner of
Desolations weroadoptod asking an in
crease of compensation,
Tin- following delegati were elected to
represen! South Carolina ul Hic Nul ional
Convention of Postmasters to l?o held in
June al ClllcitgO : P. A, llcldfllcy of Ol
nngchurg; ll. B, Donner of Due Weil
C. W, Wehl? of Hpnrtnnbtirg; IL .1. Ore?
orv of Lancaster; W. s. Variier of (ire lex
viii?:, IL Ki Donnor was nominated to rep
resent Som ii Carolina ou t lie Nation d I fi
ceulivo OommllU c.
A resolution was adoptai calling upon
third class posl!;;:i,t< rs al court houses to
organl/iic county convi niions.
After rending a letter from Ike Poslmas
tor General acknowledging thc receipt of
an Invitation lo a?ted the meeting, the eon
volition, at 10.80 P. M., adjourned. *Ca
totnbia Record, Nor. IQfh
A barbet -mys thutwiicii Q lady's hair be
ejus io conn out, ns after a fever, it is
much bettor to singe lt <>?r than to cut it.
That 1? nil very well, but what ls to la:
done when a man's bair 1H giusto come out
after he's married i
X<*-V 3 ' ta IK MKUI 'S WW.t>fc K?C 1.r.3U af?C-*C . SM?
YUH ??ill I un h iso t!'e oniy ROAD CAM' made I
uro tho i isICHI ni tu H 'S. without liursc motion, oil
adapted io tiiclr uae.
WK Alt!. THU SOI
f*Jew York Belting ?
Tim best made, ?ititi curry ?II block all Hlzoe, ? to 1
/Nt;. nourantcud lo IMJ ASUUOI) AH (JAN BK M ADI
T?nnen nuil r.iw llldo Luce l.oaUior, huaerlor in
Als.i, a full linc )l MANILLA KOCK, Kilauea. :
,11 KI*?"Kiv -D sovonty.flvo UOUU EUAHI
iiuik'- "' Maa/.:? and Breech Loaders'.
i ino ?. ir loii'l Silo ?', ?.">.";'> SHlif4t,S; Oil? luiMcu
.i? I. . .. i r ce v Ats*? in stooK iii? uio-n complote ??
(<int!in 'loots, lle'.lown, Anvil!?, Vice?, i?! lUoinluion
i, ? :i 11 uv ii< ul lb v- it CUH!I prii:ci iiofore i ho av) /anea
t; \ i.\
il uddltion to mo u lin vc, wo Will oller for tho
Ultli \ 11.Y UKI)! CK I) IM tlC KS:
li.-iOl'liN and TOI' IHKiCllK-.
'roi? IMM2TONH un I VOS K'
i . iixteudv i roi I:A UK IO UT: r
.i l ONIMIOKSK \v A i IONS.
TWO, li! ma: mu? ! "OOH Mi
Tliose ?o?d ave '??di r-d H ?IO, and wi i KO at n *i
.villi tiic roknlnr twelvli inonttiV ituanuitue, An exa
mm they arc AUSOI.U rn IIAUUAINS.
. uv ti'KiilHi Hto ko1 KINK til'KN au ' HOV Ul'(5
w - mit ii tflntiy Kino llna/iy wo nan oil r Homo ex
liruto i m K ut .""KABUUOi' k .-MIT lt und o Hier iii
mirtna "". same um? we will offer many RIM da
M H II --, i..:- i .?i. i Ile ivy i'.?. xixjfl I la rn .<>. sui: :??
?.vi ns? ried SAD!>|.KS. ! II Ilea' mid M in's, wi
I,? nt icr', (Urina, llrldli ?, Ac, it priced ti 'Vor bain o
ll inti? i and laiy new nt Hie pru ea '.'!?. i; ,">> v will I
\Vo can i BO ott " exte ino low in.1, 'M in lava' .
pr .?..?: I.'.iilailo pal i .:?;: aii-l lim Sk I'la, s?au?;,?
i. jt r, Harness l.entlior, Upper 1/?atliir. \ ?. Set:
l.v.:. iii f>r the LA IUI AI Nf" forillo s ?:>. l SIX
At t!io < )??l Stand, opp i.dte
ll KA I iQUAlt
i audi Materials, Saddle
j~o TT ~_ *"?
Thu fc'lnoat and Most Vari? i Abantan
Brought to tiio Ult"
Tidings ol Coi
'J\> tlioan who havo hoon ivronchi -i un', joi
now oiler you tho uiu?t delightful vehicle
Try ono and save your health, l-.V< ry un
u cult, should havo one, a ? tit ; price ts wit
DA V & TANNATU
NO. 831 BROAD STREET,
--Wholesale anti Rc
Cook Stoves and
OF IJK8T P.
In Stock, Mantels, G:
? Car Loads ( Do KIM. ami II KATINI) SI
600 G RAT a}, Plain and Enameled.
2 Car I.nada KITKK BUICK.
?r-o R?xes "CHARCOAL" TIN ROOF INO,
100 Bu nd lon Sumer IKON.
? Casks v u KIM' ZINC
GALVANIZED IKON, SOLDKR, K.C., Ure
TINWAKC, Stampial and Piecod, In ??nu
Sari?uy tho ' EXCELSIOR" COOK S'l
(cr roora, jjiv?ui: satlsfaotlon.
?rnEATING STOVES-for COAL or 1
135*" Send for Circulars and I'l locs.
Ane-usta. Ga., .-."pt. 28, 1880.
TUR LUTiKNS HAIL
J. T. JOHNSON. W. lt HICIIKY,
JOHNSON A iMCiir.Y,
Al TORN KY s AT LAW ,
Oi-1- ICE [.Tomlng-a I lornor, Northwe&l
side of I'ublic Squat'o,
LAU HENS c. H., 8. C.
J. < , O VI?I.INOTON,
AT TO ll N K V AT L A W,
UAUHKNS .'. M., s. 0.
Office over W. Rt Gnrrott-8 8toro.
Vf, 0, DENKT, V. V. M'OOWAN,
HlONl-rP nt IMc<10WAN,
A?roi?NKVS AT LAW,
I.At IIKNS C. If.i S. 0.
J. W. KKItGUSON. URO. K. TOCNO<
PKROI SON & YOUNO,
ATTOKNKYS AT LAW,
I.ALUKNS C. H., S. C.
i?r & Go's
ii.it will no; annoy you witli a .ore back horse,and
oap and reliable. Any ordinary nuggy haruem
M AURNTX VOlt
md Packing Co.'s
! lachea Also, i'UHB OAK LBATUBU BBLT
qu i ny (rccomnicails itself.)
Hu lillie oil, Ul veta -uni Heir Hooks at Lowest
IEI< SHOT (.I NS, <,f iniprovoil patterns and boat
louts, \\ ol--, Pewilor, ac, whcti we will nm oft
ne IIAKDWAKK, <ar?"nters' Toola, Blarn
Sall?, '-piko-, Looks, Hows Ac, whloh, narin?
is, ouablos 11 ii lo mor them at STRICT B?K?
in xi uixty days, to o'.oso uni consignaient?, at
i PU .?TOSS.
?tiS HU I SUUKYS.
ur,fl;e. Thur aro ai; st am lat il Work, ano sold
intnatlon of (hess vehicles win convince an/ one
MKS ts larder ttinn Cm many years, ami to tooao
r.i lii'liici-iuentH. This nto -J? comprises iho 04lo?
.;;-c.:ass makes, anil arc tn quality t'HK ?BST,
.in:" HI Single au<1 Double Harness, Kino Track
Ami Double Wagin Harness.
Second-Hand UcLcllan Sandio surrapa
? >!.?. i Von can afford to throw away year old
ii >nslRn:n<!nl o' l,K.\TUKU just roe.eirod, oona
L.ntngi iii Toppin ;s; Uah sad lletnlook Sol?
EAR & CO'S.
ngia Kail road Bank, 704 Broad Sk.
ry, ?[arness, Leather,
nont ol Children's Carriages lOvcr
f. At ..ll prlcos.
miori and Joy
rked aboul hy Ro-oallod road carts. We
, with FINEST w.iccis and axles for
-, , horse, or wishes to train
:iiu the rca sh of all.
[LL, Augusta, (ia.
ita il lieuler in
rates and Tinware.
At variety, vory Low Prices, at whole
'OV I-.. This Move lias been sold by us
W. I. 1>KI,PH.
N. J. HOI.MKS. H. V. SIMI'SOM.
HOLMES & SIMPSON,
A T T () H N E YS A 'I' L A W,
LAURENS C. M., ft, C.
N. S. HARRIS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, LAUREN?,
C. IL, S. 0.
B?* Office over store of w. L. BOYD.
Br. W. H. B?LL,
OFFICE OVER WILKES' BOOK
ANO DRUG STORE.
Oltlco days-Mondays and Tuesdays.
LAURENS C. H., S.O.
rt, p. roon. W. II. MARTIN.
T01>1> ?? M ART I N,
ATTORN E V s A T L A W,
LATHENS C. H., S. Q.