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TUB STATE CAMPAIGN.
THE FIFTH WEEK, DEVELOPS
FIRE AND FURY.
Noarly a ltloody Row at Bdgefleld?
KiiIvchuikI Pinto?? Ready and Tar
KOtn Picked Out?Ellerbo Pitches
Into Hlw C'ouhIii Johnnie?Now Can
Hampton, S. C, July 10.?It rained
horo almost from tho timo tlio spoukers
got on tho plaform until 3:80 o'clock,
whon tho mooting adjourned. Tho rain
did not poster tho unterri?od ?omo
oracy of Hampton. Thoy stood in it
and listened to ovorybody. At least
300 or 400 woro present at tho timo
County Chairman M. B McSweenoy
mil led tho mooting toordor. Tho num
bor increased to BOO or 700 whon Gov
ernor Tillman spoke. Tbo Governor's
appearance always doubles tho size of
u crowd. To show tho magnetism of
tho man and the doBlro to hoar no ono
but him, hundreds of people novor go
near tho stand bo fore tho Governor is
introduced. They lloek around so soon
us tho Governor begins to talk.
An incident of the meeting was tho
falling of a portion of the platform
during a heavy shower. Fortunately
no one was fatally hurt.
Senator Evans was sick to-day. Ho
camd hero last night from Beaufort und
was attacked with indigestion. By tho
advico of his physician ho did not speak
Governor Tillman made tho declara
tion In his speech that tho Dispensary
is-to bo reopened in two or throe weeks
und that tho constables will begin to
hunt tigors and violators. It is pre
sumed by this statement that the whole
Bystom will bo in full blust In a short
There aro straws in the wind which
make me bolicvo that tho Conservatives
havo somo schemo on hand, and it
would not surprise mo to see thorn
nomlnato a tiekot before tho ond of
August. Tho political atmosphoro is
thick and a man can almost fool somo
tbiug in it. 1 do not know what it all
portends, but 1 will bet you a hat that
thoro aro developments boi'oro many
Candidate Whitman quoted pootry to
begin with and then sailod into tho
South Carolina Collego with gloves off.
Ho said he had been charged with
making falso charges agaiust tho col
logo and tho collego trustees had en
dorsed Governor Tillman for dofeud
ing tho institution. Ho had never told
a falsehood on tho collego and propos
ed to continue tho tight, no mattor
what Governor Tillman says or does.
Ho was a Reformer and a friend of
Govornor Tillman but couldn't bo
Htop^pd by anybody as ho had right
and Justice on his side. Ho read Tot
tors from tho presidents of tho denomi
national eollogos of the State stating
tho currieulmus of those aro as high
as tho South Carolina College and tho
cost of education hundreds of dollars
Mr. Whitman proposes to make tho
South Carolina Collego an issuo In tho
campaign if ho can and is sticking to
his object regardless of tho opposition
of (any body.
Mr. Whitman made a new departuro
in bis usual programme. Ho took a
hand primary as to whether tho crowd
was satisfied with his plans. Soven or
oight hands were raised in his favor
and none against.
Superintendent Mayfield again put
himself on record as in favor of speedy
Improvement in tho public schools and
pointed out tho only way to it?tho
levying of special taxes by oach town
ship. Ho showed that if tho approp
riation is taken away from the South
Carolina Collego and given to tho pub
lic schools it would not amount to tho
valuo of a postago stamp for each
scholar in tho State. He assorted that
It Is tho policy of the Reform admin
istration to build up and not tear down
any institution. Reformers have pledg
ed themselves to maintain tho South
Carolina Collego, and as truo mon they
cannot go back on these pledges.
Mr. Maylield declared hlmsolf tho
friend of denominational institutions
bat said some of thorn do not havo tho
advantages of tho South Carolina Col
logo. Ho ably defended this institu
tion, and made an appeal to koep poli
tics out of school atTair8. It would
novor do to mix thorn. Mr. Maylield
Impressed his audionccand was hearti
ly applauded at tho close.
Secretary of Stato Tindal, led off for
tho gubernatorial candidates, speaking
of his identification with the Reform
movement and of its objects and aims.
Ho said that ho does not want to soo
it porvertcd and wants it. to continue in
Its glorious work. Ho warned tho peo
plo against rings and told thom that a
ring Vn tho Roform movement is just as
bad as tho ring which was broken up
by that movemont four years ago. If
tho peoplo do not adhoro to tho princi
ples of tho movement thoy will bo
crushed and will again loso all thoy
Mr. Tindal said that ho had novor do
par tod ono jot or tUtlo from tho Roform
platfor m of 181)0, and ho did not think
ho should bo condomned for having
tho courago to warn Roformors that
truo principles aro boing dopartod
from. Thoro will bo no opposition this
yoar from tho Conservatives, and ho
thought this fact should provont tho
Impression boing circulated that a
violont man should bo olocted for Gov
ornor. Ho bollovcd that If tho right
course is taken this yoar by tho Ro
formors three-fourths of tho Conserva
tives will join that faction boforoayoar
Mr. Tindal strongly advised tho
farmor to kt ~v up their Alliancos for
tho great nat. ml fights which aro on.
Gonoral Ellcbo, whon hospoko, said
that If tho peoplo wantod an orator or
a politician thoy will havo to hunt an
othor man. Ho had joined tho Roform
movomont from principles, bocauso ho
bolloved thoro was a ring. Ho gavo a
history of his connection with tho
At this point thoro was considorablo
oxcltomont. Tho rain bogan falling
and Gonoral Ellerbo stopped spoaking.
Tho peoplo crowded on tho platform to
got out of tho rain and about half of
tho platform crashed in, one end of tho
support giving way. A hundrod peo
plo woro carried down a distanco of
throo or four foot, but nobody was
hurt, except a man and two boys who
had crawled under tho platform to got
out of tho shower. Tho extent of thoir
injuries is not known. Whon tho rain
coascd Gonoral Ellorbo rosumod, half
of the stand having boon loft.
Gono.'al Ellorbo said ho would givo
his timo to Tillman and llutlor, espe
cially In vlow of tho fact that his op
poaont. Senator Evans, was not pres
ont. He had somothlng to say to John
nie, but Johnnio had made hlmsolf
sick oating shrimpB and orabs at Beau
fort and could not be horo. (Iiaughtor
and a volco: " But ho will got the
It was a protty woll dronohod crowd
which surrounded tho stand to hoar
Gonoral Butler and Govornor Tillman.
Tho Governor arrived here on a special
Gonoral Butlor spoko first. Ho said
tho Conservatives aro antls and tho Re
formers uncles, and ho Is the grandpap
Ot tho wholo business. (Laughter.)
It is about timo, ho said, that tho uncles
and antis aro getting together. Ho
wanted peaco abovo everything olso.
Senator Butler discussed tho tariff
moro lengthily than usual to day. Ho
admitted ho voted for a ono cont bounty
on sugar, but was opposed to tho two
cent bounty as proposed by tho Mc
Klnloy bill. Goncral Butlor said that
wo ought to wait till tho ond of Clove
land's terras boforo showoring whole
sale donunications on him. Tho Demo
crats tho noxt timo, howovor, should
go Wost for Its Prosldontal uomlneo.
Gonoral Butler said that whon tho
antis want to go in with tho unolos
thoy aro refused! Ho had advlsod his
Conservative friends in Edgoold to
join tho Reform clubs. When he had
applied for momborshlp and takon tho
oath tb^tbldo the result of the prim
ary,'thoy had boon shut out and ro
fusod membership in thoso clubs. Ho
couldn't soo why tho. Conservatives
woro to bo shut out of tho participa
tion in tho selection of a Govornor. Ho
wanted to know what peaco and har
mony thoro was in this. Governor
Tillman claimed that tho Conserva
tives aro playiug 'possum, but ho
didn't believe this. They want poaoe
and harmony, and should bo given an
opportunity to show whether thoy
mean this or not.
Senator Butler raado a fine talk on
this lino and cautioned tho Reformers
against arbitrary action toward tho
Senator Butlor had a running dobato
with a young man in thuaudionco. All
the timo rain had been falling and
Senator Butlor had to contend with a
plontitudo of wator and tho abundanco
of mouth of his young friend. Tho
colloquy was good-natured and was
joiuou in byothors.
Sonator Butlor declared that ho Is
going to tho Sonato again, and tho audl
onco Insisted on disabusing his mind of
The rain foil so hard that Sonator
Butlor stopped speaking. The crowd
wouldn't budge as it wanted to hear
Whon tho Govornor was Introduced
ho was hailed with perfect huzzas aud
applauso aud cheers. His supporters
made merry with him and he had
a regular running dialogue with thorn.
Guo man, a rank hater of tho Dispon
sary, interrupted tho Govornor of ton
with would-bo funny remarks, but was
crushed ouch timo and tho crowd yolled
their approval of all Governor Tillman
said to his questioner.
In answor to one of tho questions of
this man and in talking tibout blind
tigers Govornor Tillman said that the
constables will bo going around iu about
two or throe weeks closing tho oyes of
tho tigors now in operation. This is
tho first announcement of a timo whon
the Dispensaries aro to bo reopened.
Tho crowd Insisted on Govornor Till
man talking Dispensary and ho did so.
Tho enthusiastic applauso givon him in
his discussion of tho Disponsary law
showed that tho peoplo of Hampton aro
a unit for this law and that nothing
will change their minds.
In speaking of tho fact that tho Dis
pensaries givo full measure, Govornor
Tillman said that all tho glass mon in
tho country told him that tho saloon
men want their bottles to hold many
ouncoss loss than thoy ought to hold.
The Dispcnsarios givo full mcasuro
with each bottlo.
Ono man asked Govornor Tillman
why ho doesn't enforce prohibition
law. Ho answered that all his con
stables havo been takon away from him
aud that it is tho duty of tho Sheriffs
and Trial Justices to enforce this law.
After tho Govornor had talked Dis
ponsary a good while ho took a hand
vote on tho Dispensary. Ono voto
against tho law was cast and tho Gov
ornor said this was cast by tho drunkon
friend who had been interrupting him.
Evorybody voted for that law whon
that side was put.
A perfect avalancho of cheors and ap
plauso was givon tho Govornor whon
ho bade tho crowd good-byo and thank
ed them in advance for thoir voting
for him for Senator. Later tho peoplo
crowded on tho stand and shook hands
with tho Govornor.
BaRNWBLL, S. C, July 17.?News
papor correspondents had to hustle for
uwhllo to-day to keop up with somo of
tho spoakors. Tho reason for this was
that now flrecraokors were lit and ex
Rov. J. D. McCoy opened tho exor
cises with prayer and Chairman Dun
can Belllngor asked for a respectful
and attontlvo hearing for oach speak
Tho first candidato Introducod was
Superintendent Mayfiold. That spoak
or told his hoarors what had boon ac
complished In an educational way In
tho last fow yoars?naming tho build
ing of Clomson Collogo and the erec
tion of tho Woman's Collogo, together
with tho improvements In tho public
G. Walt. Whitman, who followed,
said ho could tell that tho audionco
was composed of truo blue Reformers
by tho ''visages of their forefronts"
and by tho sparklo of tholr oyes. Ho
claimed that tho Roformors have not
dono their duty by the public schools
of tho Stato. This was booauso tho
recommendations of Governor Tillman
havo not been carried out and tho rep
rosontatlves of tho peoplo havo boon
mlsroprosentatlvos. Ho said the pub
lic school children get $2.50 a yoar
oach and tho studonts of tho South
Carolina Collogo get ovor *500 oach.
Gon. Riohbourg spoke third, and was
followod by Col. Watts in a brief
General Ellorbo lod tho procession of
tho gubernatorial racors to-day. He
rcquostod to bo allowed timo for a por
sonal explanation. Ho read from tho
Lauronsvlllo Horald, which, he said,
was Evans' organ, somothing about
tho troachory of tho Sholl-McLaurln
Ellorho crowd: After reading this
Gonoral Ellorbo said:
" Follow oltizons, I have lived in
South Carolina all my lifo and I was
novor boforo charged with troachory.
Whllo I am not a fighter no man will
daro como to my faco and say I am a
traitor. I havo boon a Roiormor from
tho timo Tillman made his first speech
at Bonnottsvlllo until now. I have
boon his porsonal, political and social
friend. I ask him if ho has ovor doubt
od my loyalty to tho movomont. I tako
It that no man who charges another
with treachery will do so unloss ho has
tho proof. I challenge any man to pro
duco proof that I havo boon troaonor
ous. I havo boon misroprosontod by
Gantt in tho Piedmont Hoadllght. Ho
said that I was In favor of a snap shot
convention, f wish to state here, and
In tho prosenco of Govornor Tillman,
that boforo anything was said about a
oonvontion I wont to Tillman, as the
recognizod loader, and asked his ad
vice and his views. Ho told me he
was in favor of an oarly conveatlou, but
afterward changod his mind.
'' I am charged, follow oltlzons, with
having hold a Sunday caucus at Spar
tanburg after tho mooting thoro. Now,
tho facts aro theso : Aftor tho moot
ing a fow of us remained over In Spar
tanburg. It was a rainy- day and Cap
talo shell, General MoLaurln, Colonel
Noal, myself and others went into the
parlors and had a talk. Tho naino of
no man was mentioned thoro for Gov
ernor and the only thing discussed was
the Dispensary. Shell and MoLaurin,
in answer to a diroot question of Colo
nol Neal's, both said that they would
support and work for Tillman for tho
Unitod States Senato. Tho fact is that
Captain Sholl was in Spnrtanburg to
work up a boom for Gouoral MoLaurin
" I have boon slandered and misrep
resented on all sides und it has been
said that I was the oaudidato of a fac
" Now, fellow citizons, I am going to
tell you something I vory much dis
liko. I am going to toll you whoso
oaudidato I am. At a mooting of sev
er:-.) Alliance and Reform loaders,
Govornor Tillman among thorn, thoy
asked mo to mako tho fight for Gover
nor, Tillman himsoif joining in tho re
quest. I consented, although I told
thorn that my health* was bad and that
it would bo bettor to tako some othor
good farmor and put him up. Govor
nor Tillman eald that wo must navo a
farmor for Governor by all moans."
About this timo General Ellorbo was
several times interrupted by a man
" How about tho Conaorvatlvos sup
porting you V" This question was sev
eral times repeated and General Eller
bo finally answered in this way:
" I don't know why thoy uro support
ing mo if thoy are doing so, but I
would rathor havo tho good will of a
dog than tho bad will. (Choers.) But
I will say this : If thoy are supporting
mo thinking I am a compromise candi
date thoy are badly mistaken. (Loud
cheors and applause.) If I am elected
Govornor or If I am sont to the sand
hills of Marion I will still remain loyal
to tho Reform causo. (Vociforous ap
plauso.) I will say further that if
Evans is nominated for Govornor ; if
Tindal is nominated or Pope nomi
nated, I will support with all my ener
gy tho nominoo." (Cheers and ap
plause for tho speaker.)
This strong reply struck tho crowd
forcibly and thore was no further
attempt to cast an imputation on El
Continuing his porsonal remarks,
Gonoral Ellorbo said : " Thoro is a dis
position to chango tho Farmers' move
ment into a Lawyers' movement. I do
not think they ought to bo allowed
everything. All classes and interests
should bo represented. Tho lawyers
havo the most now."
Gouoral Ellerbo procoodod to show
that lawyers now draw from the State
troatury $54,600 a year and all tho
other classes only $22,300. Ho asked
if this was just and fair.
Gonoral Ellorbo noxt road a para
graph from tho Laurensvillo Horald
to tuo effect that when ho (Ellerbo)
was at tho Spartanburg mooting ho
was a great advocate of the Dispensary
law, but since ho had boon a candi
date he had barely mentioned the Dis
Gonerai Ellorbo declared that in a
dozon counties ho has talked tho Dis
pensary, and if I am elected Governor,
follow citizons, I will havo tho Dis
pensary law onforcod to tho lottor.
(Loud applause.) My record in tho
tights with tho railroads and tho banks
shows that when I mako up my mind
I will carry out the law in spito of op
Gonoral Ellorbo followod this with a
hot disoussion of tho Dispensary, say
ing that it is tho only solutiou of the
saloon. He declared that prohibition
is impracticable. .
Toward tho close ho started to say
that if ho wasoloctod Governor?
" You will bo," said a voico, amid
Gonoral Ellorbo had devoted tho host
part of his timo to his personal re
marks and not many minutes were left
him, but ho talkod on national issues,
saying, with loud applauso, that if
Cleveland's policy is continued it
will mako the rich richer and the poor
Gonoral Ellerbo wound up by saying
that tho people had tried ono moss
back farmor for Govornor and are go
ing to try anothor.
Voice?" Yes, and we don't want any
Thoro woro various witty sallies by
the crowd. At first some of thorn woro
intended to annoy Gonoral Ellorbe, but
he made such a strong speech that tho
men who wore ongagod in this stopped
and applauded tho speaker.
Of course hot stuff was oxpoctod from
Senator Evans when his timo came.
Gonoral Ellerbo had jumpod on lawyers
too hard for tho Sonator to remain
quiet. The Alken Gamo Cock was
warmly wolcomod by his many
frionds. Barnwoll adjoins Aikon and
tho Gamo Cock is popular horo.
Sonator Evans bogan by saying that
he was prepared to answer any liing at
himsoif or his pooplo. His cousin Wil
lie says ho (Willie) would bo elected
if thero was not a ring. Thoro is no
ring, Evans said, except a hands all
round ring of tho people. It was doing
tho Reform movement no good to bo
making such ohargos. Willie had
simply lost hiH candy. (Laughter and
choors.) Ho says ho is going to mako
me Trial Justico when ho is elected
Voico?"I bolievo he will do it."
Evans?But he won't got the chance.
Willio has boon suoking tho ipublic tit
for four years and has gotten ovor
$8,000. Now wo aro trying to choko
Evans exclaimed dramatically?"I
won't malign any man in tho Reform
movomont. I have been going ovor
tho State for yoars making speeches to
the people and spondlng monoy out of
my pocket, and I've novor boforo asked
"Willie talks to the Alliance and ad
vises them to do suoh and such things.
Moro Alliances havo ondorsod mo for
Govornor than any othor candidate."
Later in his discussion Evans ohargod
that Ellorbe was not even a member
of tho Alliance and had boon turned
Ellorbo asked Evans to allow him to
explain this and Ev?tns consented.
Ellorbo said that ho was ono of tho
first membors of tho Allianco in his
county. Ho was then farming. Ho
had afterward gone into tho morcan
tllo businoss add. undor tho rulos of
tho Allianco, had to drop his membor
ship. The Alliance, howevor, had en
dorsed his businoss and ho had saved
tho farmers $50,000 a year.
Whon this explanation was mado
Evans turned and said :
r "YOU see, follow citizens, ho QUlt
tho Allianco to mako monoy out of it."
Voico?" You want to make some,
too, don't you ?"
The audienee laughed heartily at
this and tuyere wore mlnglod crios for
Eilerbo and Evans.
Senator Evans said that boforo ho
would get up here and appeal to the
prejudices of the people and try to
array class against oluss I would quit
the race for Governor. I would not
attempt to put tho Reform movement
on suoh a narrow minded basis. It la
in bad tnst for any man to try to get
up such a fooling. It is absurb to talk
about shutting a man out because he
is not a farmor. Any man can be loyal
to the Reform oause no mattor what
his profession or calling. You are
fighting for measures and not men
You will voto for tho man who will do
you tho most good."
Volco?"Wo aro going to voto for
As to Ellerbo's oharge that tho
lawyers are eating all the pap. Evans
said that tho Legislature had not
oloctod a lawyor to a position oxcopt
when ono was noedod. Evans pro
ceeded to tell his " tutor" story on
Ellerbo aud said Ellorbo Is now trying
to got tho whole bank of potatoes.
Volco??? I'll bot ho will got a tater."
Evans assorted that no elass of mon
havo boon truor to the Reform movo
mont than the lawyers who belong to
lt. " I have no apologies to mako be
muse lam a lawyor."
Evans said that Ellorbo had shown
bad taste in jumping on him at the
Ellerbo: "Oh, I just touchod you
Evans told of the insults shower
od on him at tho Charleston mooting
and of how ho had aoted. The
audionoo chcorod him lustily, and ono
man shouted :
" You ought to havo had some of us
wool hats down thoro to cloan out thut
Evans said that It 111-becomos uny
man to try to show that he (Evans)
had not been loyal to tho Reform movo
Voice : " You will bo Govornor."
Evuns said ho had boon drawn Into
this porsanul controversy against his
will. The pooplo do not want it and
do not euro a snap about It. Thoy
want to hoar measures discussed.
Sonator Evans concluded with a
warn and strong talk ou tho Dispon
sary, in lino with what he has said
elsewhere. Commenting on the con
stublo foaturo, Evans said thoso otli
cors woro called " Tillman spies."
Volco: "Thoy will bo Evans spies
Evans : " Yes, and wo aro going to
havo them." (Applaus.)
The crowd was unlvorsally for tho
Dispensary, and bucked Evans up Iu
Socrotury Tindai's speech was not
out of tho ordinary. It was a consorva
tlvo talk, full of good advlco. Ono
thing can bo said of vir. Tindal : Ho
novor loavos unaudionco without mak
ing friends. Mr. Tindal ontroatod his
friends not to depart from Reform
principles. He said thut ho had rather
see the pooplo united than to bo Gov
ornor. Ho advised tho farmers to
hold on to their organization, tho Al
Two-thirds of tho crowd did not want
to hear anybody except Tillman, and
when ho was Introduced a perfect
whirlwind of cheors and applause
burst on tho air. Tho shower which
had threatened to distribute Itself
lu shape about timo the Govornor got
ready and there was a raco betwoou
them to see which would got thoro
first. Tho shower won and tho Govor
nor finished with the, rain coming
down hard. Tho Govornor was bare
headed and an umbrella was hold over
Somebody yollod to tho Govornor to
givo Butlor bricks. Tho Govornor an
swered that ho had raado Butlor tlrod
of throwing bricks.
Govornor Tillman said that boforo
ho began he would havo to touch on
some questions raised by Evans and
Voico : "Evans will bo Govornor."
Tho Govornor said ho was in a doll
cato position. Ho was somewhat In
tho position of a man with two wives,
oach one claiming to bo tho right
wifo. Ho was glad that ho possessed
two such strong friends as Evans und
Ellorbo, but neither could say that ho
was his (Tillman's) candidate for Gov
ornor. "You have got your oyes
open," said tho Govornor, " and aftor
thoy go round you can docido botwoen
Tho Govornor continued : " Ellerbo
says that I was In favor of an early
convention. Ho Is mistaken. I was
In favor of a Convention but not In
favor of an early convention.
Tho Govornor told why ho was In
favor of a convention. Ho said that
an effort was mado last wook to pull
that convention off but it had failed.
It would not havo boon right to havo
changed front In the face of tho enemy.
Tho Governor said that ho had noth
ing to do with tho caucus which had
decided on tho convention and was not
present at it. "I willoxonorato Ellor
oe," said tho Govornor, " from boing
prosont at any caucuses in Columbia so
far as I know."
" As to bringing out a candidate for
Govornor, I will simply stato this:
Since, lost full thoro has boon a de
mand for a farmor for Govornor. I
novor havo olalmod that this Is a class
movement. When Ellorbo montloned
this matter to mo, I asked him to
namo tho farmors who woro proposed
for Govornor. Ho named sevoral. I
told him nono of them would do. I
asked: "Why don't you run?" Ho
said his health was baa. I told him if
ho ran I would hold hands off."
Volco: "I am going to voto for
Tillman: " Woll, If you are It Is all
right, but don't say ho Is my candidate
or that Ellorbo Is mine. Voto for
whlohovor you think is tho bost man.
I will bo satisfied with oithor.
Tillman guyed Butlor about his now
namo (Unolos) for tho Roformors. Ho
was now claiming kin with thorn to
got tholr votes."
Volco: "Wo aro Tllllman's uncles."
Tho Governor then procedod to toll
who tho antis wcro. Tho antis had
drossed in silks and satius boforo 181)0 '
and had discriminated against somo of i
tholr nophows. Thoso nophows had
finally klokod against tho way their
antis woro dividing out tho property
and robollod. Now tho poor antis
havo no silks and aro in a had (Ix.
This humorous story of tho Govornor
was mot with shout aftor shout of ap
Tho Govornor did not forgot to say
something about Butlor. Ho jumped
on Butlor for spending last night at
Allend ale.?" that nest," as tho Govor
nor calls It?instead of coming to Barn
During tho last ten minutes of the
(Governor's spoeoh it had been raining
hard. Tho crowd, however, like thoso
which had stood in tho rain elsewhore,
would havo stood there until not a dry
shred was loft, on a man to hoar Till
Senator Butlor was introduced with
tho water falling in torronts. Colonol
Mlxson hold an umbrolla ovor him. I
undorstand that the Sonator had Bomo
pretty juicy things to say to Tillman
If tho rain had not shut him off. I
expect that ho will turn thorn looso at
A ikon to-day.
Butler did not speak ovor two or
throe minutes. Referring to Tillman's
story of tho Unolos and Antis, ho said
that Tillman does not want peace. He
cannot live in olear water but has to
keep tho stroam muddy to exist.
Butlor was occasionally interrupted
by loud oheers for Tillman.
Alkkm, S. 0.f July 18.?"Tillman
and Evans" was the war ory of tho
Aikon gamo cock :-^-day and they
made the- "wolkln" riug with shouts
tov their favorites.
One thousand whito mou surrounded
the stand to hear tho spo&king. Tho
staud was erected immediately in front
of tho Park Avenuo Hotol, hear tho
depot of tho South Carolina Road,
and speaking began at 11 o'clock sharp,
County Chairman John T. Gastou pre
County Chairman Gaston has tho
happy faculty of saying something nice
about every apeakor in introducing
him. In doing this he does not make
discriminations, and it could not bo
told from his words who woro his
favorites, for tho difforontofllcos.
Roprosontativo Wilborn, of York,
who hopos to hoad tho list in the oloo
ttou for Railroad Coinmitfslonors, was
tii*8t on deok to-day. Ho showed his
fitness for tho position and mado a
Colonol Watts was Introduced by
Chairman Gaston as small In staturo
but gigantic In mind. Colonol Watts
struck a sly blow at Gonoral Richbourg
by saying that there aro some men
who aro in favor of Reform prinoiples
but against Reform methods. Colonol
Watts complimented Aikonon tho fact
that her throo military companies put
themselves at tho service of Governor
Tillman during the Darlington trouble.
Colonol Watts said some sweet words,
in conclusion, to tho ladios on tho
Gonoral Richbourg didn't say many
soft words, but talked striotly as a
soldior. Ho said ho had boon told
that his opponents had posted men in
tho audience to ask him if ho hud run
on tho Haskell ticket. He didn't
think this right.
Colonol Watts aroso and said ho had
not dono so.
Senator Timmorman, candidate for
Lieutenant Governor, did not make
much or a spooch, but showed his face
and tho orowd was with him. He was
introducod as tho handsomest man on
Chairman Gaston introducod Sena
tor Butler as tho horo of many battles.
Tho mon in tho audionco yelled for
Tillman and tho protty women on tho
piazza clapped their hands and waved
tholr fans for Butler.
Sonator Butler began by saying that
ho had boon requested by tho chair
man not to indulgo in personalities
and would not do so. Tillman would
follow him, but if Tillman Indulged in
personalities to-day ho (Butler) would
seo that ho (Tillman) caught bricks
tho next time.
A tremendous hurrah for Tillman
began at this point and was continued
for somo timo. Butler remained calm
and cool whllo this was going on.
When it partially ceasod, ho said : " I
do not propose to bo howled down by
that llttlo crowd. I saw this morn
ing that thoy wore preparing to do
This was grootod with renewed
cheers for Tillman.
Butlor next pointed to a man named
"Doc" Kennedy and charged him
with being a leader of tho crowd and
told him ho was a lino man to bo wear
ing the badgo of a oominittooman and
acting as ho was.
There was somo commotion in tho
crowd, and Chairman Gaston uroso to
Butlor said if anybody had anything
Corsonal against him they could moot
im aftor his speech and ho would
givo them satisfaction. "I do not pro
pose to bo bullyrnggod by anybody and
will stay horo all night or speak,*' said
A mixturo of shouts followed.
A man named Pope Courtonuy grow
a littlo obstreperous, but quiet was
Gonoral Butlor began a discussion of
national issues but was interrupted by
a man who askod :
" Gonoral, won't you shako my hand
on the squuro and say that tho bouuto
is owued by Wall stroot?"
Goneral Butlor answorod: "No, I
will not, bocauso Wall stroot has not
bought the Sonate. It doesn't own
mo, and God knows no man or stroot
can or ovor will own me." General
Butler spoke tragically and oloquontly.
Ho said that ho wouldn't blander and
lie on tho United States Senate for all
tho oflicos in tho world. Ho didn't
boliovo in tho wholosalo slander of tho
oflicors of tho govornmont and of tho
Butlor said that ho would novor stir
up strife for every position in tho
world. Ho said that Tillman had first
iusultod tho peoplo of Charloston
boforo ho was howled down. Ho had
put tho dovll in tho crowd and turnod
it ovor to him (Butlor) to handle.
Tho Irrepressible Popo Courtonay
shot off his lip systematically. Butler
talked to him good-naturedly and pro
mised to tako a drink with him aftor
tho speaking. Courtonay said ho did
not drink, but Butlor told him ho had
boen smelling around whoro liquor
was kopt. (Laughter.)
Tho applause was simply deafening
whon Governor Tillman was introduc
ed. Chairman Gaston said that like
ClnoinatUB of old Tillman had boon
called from tho plow handles. He also
said that Tillman was tho Andrew
Jackson of this ago.
It was a rogular lovo feast for tho
Governor. Sonator Butlor, whon ho
concludod, was applauded by a bovy of
beautiful womon. Ho lifted his hat
in recognition. No hand-clapping by
ladios was given Tillman, but tho men
shouted thomsolves hoarse for him.
I Govornor Tillman barely roforrod to
Butler at first and talked on financial
I legislation, borrowing a silvor dollar
from a man to illustrato some of h>s
, points. Tho Govornor talked lluontly
and cloarly on financial affairs.
Ono of his admirers told him that ho
would settle things whon ho got to bo
Tillman ; " I am afraid it will bo a
long tlmo bofor l got near that but I
am going to tho Sonate. (Applauso
Govornor Tillman followed his talk
on silvor by a discussion of his plan
for issuing groonback monoy and
chucked Clovoland occasionally, to tho
dolight of his audionco. Ho said that
an artificial panic was brought about
last summer when tho scoundrels woro
gotting roudy to domonotizo silver.
Tho Governor spoko of "Clovoland
and his minority of traitors," and
asked who wants to go into another
Domocratio convention to bo imposed
on by tho scoundrels who aro manipu
lating the party? Ho slad tho party
has gono to plecosand tho Republicans
and Populists will swoop ovorythlng
Roforring to tho chargo that ho had
insulted tho people of Chprloaton
boforo ho was howled down, tho Gov
ornor said it was false and ropoatod
what ho had said.
Voice: " You can't got any aonao
into tho heads of those pooplo in Char
Tillman : " Well, wait until I got tho
constables after them. (Laughter.)
If the constahle.i can't do anything I
will sond Watt's mllita down."(Laugh
Tho Govornor said it was not tho
good peoplo of Charloston who had
howled htm down, but It was tho Can
I tints and tho Nottoa.
The Govornor said ho would havo to
I bo a llttlo salty with Butlor. Tho Son
utor had Intimated several times that
ho (Tillman) was a coward bccauso ho j
had not jumped onSimouton in Charles
ton. When ho wanted to talk about
Slmontou in Charleston the committee
would not allow him. It was said in
18!)0 that ho (Tillman) would not go to
Orangeburg and say that. Judge [zlar
-was a perjurer, but'bo bad done so.
The Governor said It was about time
that Butler was bringing tho proof that
he (Tillman) could not be found during
tho Hamburg riot. Ho was getting
near his homo now where his part in
tho Hamburg riot is known and it was
timo Butler was springing bis trap.
Tillman, in talking about Simonton,
said that Simonton had sucked State's
rights with his mother's milk and had
l>oon tho llrst man to plant a dagger in
tho Stato's breast, simonton had been
appointed because ho was tho tool of
Chamberlain and Wallstroot. Tillman
poked hot shot into Simonton.
Spoaklng of tho talk about peace and
unity, Tillman said tho Conservatives
hated htm because tho Reformers sup
ported him. They do not want peace
and unity and if they keep up as thoy
aro the Reformers will havo to clear
out tho road as thoy havo boforo.
Govornor Tillman said that tho dis
pensary will re-opon about the 1st of
August. Tho Govornor took a hand
primary on the dispensary and it was
unanimous for that systom of controll
ing tho liquor traflie. Tho Governor
turned toward tho hotel piazza for tho
voto against tho dispensary and sovoral
ladles raised their hands.
Tho hand primary to decido botween
hlmsolf and Butlor for tho Sonato was
also unanimous for Tillman, and thun
derous applauso followed.
Alkon peoplo lovo tho bright and
brainy young candidate of theirs for
Govornor, and gave him an ovation
which would flatter a man of many
years of political ambition satisfied.
If possible tho applause for him was
more voluminous than for Tillman. As ,
Chairman Gaston aroso to introtluco
him tho applause was so loud and pro
longed that the chairman could not
proceed for several minutes.
Sonator Evans said if ho was any
judgo Atken would have tho next Gov
ernor. (Loud cheers.)
Aiken, ho declared, would do her
duty no matter who was nominated for
Govornor and would not sulk. (Ap
Senator Evans said that their ene
mies call Tillman tho big devil and him
tho little devil. (Laughter.) Ho was
sorry to see several women voting in
favor of tho dispensary. He appealed
to tho women of Alken to say that dur
ing tho time the dispensary law was in
effect tho streets of Aiken woro freo
from drunkards. Auy woman could
walk tho streets thon and fool that she
was safe, but she couldn't do so under
tho saloon systom. If loft to a voto ho
know tho womon of Alken would vote
for tho dispensary.
Sonator Evans proceeded to talk on
the dispensary, maintaining tho posi
tion ho has all along taken, that no bet
tor law can be passed.
Besides tho great applauso which en
sued whon Senator Evans sat down two
littlo girls walked on tho stand and
presented him with beautiful boquets.
Senator Evans promlsod his admirers
to get married as soon as this canvass
Secretary of Stato Tindal followed
tho Game Cock. Ho told why tho Re
form movement had been organlzod
and what were Its objects. Ho gave
the usual advice to tho farmers about
koeping up their organizations and
made ono of tho plain, practical talks
which characterized him.
Mr. Tindal said ho would enforce the
Dispensary law If elected Governor.
General Ellerbo was introduced at 3
o'clock and spoko briefly. The Marion
Swamp Fox said ho regretted that he
had to bring tho people of Aiken bad
news. It was that Aiken would not
havo tho next Govornor. Marion Coun
ty would have that honor. (Laughter.)
General Bllerbo said that A ikon's
Gamo Cock has lost somo of his feathers
rocontly and has been fighting some
thing like a dung hill. Retold how ho
had boon blistering his Cousin John and
how John had not been blistering him
In return, liko a Gamo Cock ought to.
His humorous remarks about Evans
wero greeted with laughter and somo
applause. What ho said wa?5 in the
best of humor and a number of tho
gamo cocks woro heard to romark : " I
doclaro I would voto for him If Evans
was not running."
Ellorbo said that as Evans is going
to carry so fow counties ho did not be
grudge him Alkon. It was right that
Aiken should voto for him. Ellorbo In
vited all the pooplo to visit him in the
Exocutivo Mansion at Columbia.
Gonoral Ellorbo was forced to another
porsonal explanation to-day. Ho read
an article from tho Aiken Times hoad
od " An Infamous Shame." This article
charged that tho Conservatives tried
to induce tho Reform Executive Com
mittee last week to call otf tho Roform
convention. It charged that Ellorbo,
Tindal and Pope had endorsed this
sehome by signing a petition to call the
convention on". Ho had never signed
any such potition and ho wanted the
editors of tho paper to tell whore they
got thoir information.
General Ellorbo said that a number
of papers friendly to Evans havo been
slandering him (Ellerbo). Ho did not
think this method of warfare just or
Spoolal to The Register.
BDGBPIELD, S. C, July 19.?Tho
same providence which has before pre
vented the shedding of blood at cam
paign meetings in this Stato interpos
ed again to-day.
With oyes glaring liko tigors, with
hands on pistols and with open dirks
and knives ready for deadly execution,
it lacked only ono overt act, only one
blow, to havo precipitated a battle
which would havo loft a hundred dead
and wounded men on tho platform ami
grounds of Academy Grove. Innocent
women and children would have suffer
ed and tho consequences would havo
I havo soon trouble In crowds boforo.
I havo soon tho oyos of mon dance and
tho muscles quiver. I havo soon tho
hand go to the pistol pocket, tho glim
mer of tho bright weapon and tho
sinoko clear away after the trigger
was pulled, but I havo never seen
wildor or moro forocious expressions
in tho oyos of human beings than was
oxhibited horo to-day. I looked at any
moment, to 800 a shot fired and to soo
tho fray commonco.
Tho scono of tho troublo was on tho
speakers' stand. Right horo It is woll
to romark that tho livos of ovory pub
lic man aro ondangorod by permitting
anybody on tho stand but thoso onti
tlod to bo thorc. With a packod stand
and evory man possosslng a pistol fow
bullets will go astray. At tho first In
timation of troublo dosperato mon
crowd on tho stand to bo in tho boat of
tho fray. If ovorylMidy wits forced to
stay on tho ground tho danger would
not bo so groat. In case of a row there
would bo room and opportunity for in
nocent peoplo to got out of harm's way.
Tho row occurred just boforo tho
closing of tho mooting and during Son
ator Butler's speech. It was proclpl
tatod by tho uncalled for remark of a
man to Senator Butlor. It would have
cone, however, with almost anything
or any remark. It was in tho air, and
nothing was needed to cause the ex
Senator Butler did not intend it. hut
if he hud not lost his temper to somo ex
tent tho trouble might have not boon
so intouso. The votorun of battles and
bullots lot passion get tho bettorof him
for a few minutes. Ho not only called
a man a liar who had Insulted him, but
repeated it two or throe times. He had
become exasperated by the oheerlnc
for Tillman and was in'a mood to vent
his anger on any man.
Tho crowd0 numbered 1,200 people
and was made up of the most pcaco
ablo and the most desperate men in
Govornor Tillman had tho majority
of tho crowd by sovoral hundred, al
though Butler supporters woro to bo
seen in all directions.
As tho intorost to the public will
centre in tho speeches of tho Senato
rial candidates and in tho trouble
which was tho outgrowth of those
speeches, I will give them first, though
they woro made last. I will simply
givo tho facts and lot the public make
up its mind as it soos tit.
During the speeches Governor Till
man sat toward tho back of tho stand,
talking with friends and listening to
tho candidates. Ho has changed Iiis
white helmet to a dingy yellow one of
tho same stylo. Sonator Butler sat
near tho front of tho stand. Ho woro
tho old straw hiit which has crowned
Iiis hoad from tho lir.st day at Rook
Hill until now. In his right hand ho
I143UI tho long walking cane which
sotno friends gavo him and which ho
Governor Tillman was greeted when
he advanced to the front with a tumult
of applause, wild eheoring and a wav
ing of hats. His partisans rose to
their feet and jumped in the air and
I have known Governor Tillman for
years and have reported many a F>poooh
of his, but I never saw a tjar in bis
eye until to-day. It came when he
opened his speech by Baying that his
heart was tilled with gratitude to the
people of ESdgefleld, to home people,
those who had stood by him on every
occasion. Ho talked of his previous
campaigns and of what he has dono for
Voice : " How is it that taxes aro
Tillman: "They are not and you
Governor Tillman said that the peo
ple aro dividod. but it was through no
fault of his. Ho said that Butler now
spoke of the antis and the uncles. He
told how tho uncles had been in posed
on for years until they rebelled. But
lor is hustling to get tho votes of the
uncles, but will not get them. "If
over a man tried to ride two horses
my friend, the General, is that man.
He has lost tho love and respect of the
men who supported Sheppard, but they
are going to support him because they
Ono of the proudest days of his life,
Governor Tillman said, was when tho
Edgelield Rifles came to his assistauce
during the Darlington trouble and
were followed on tho next train by the
Edtfclield Hussars. Irrespective -of
political feeling, the man of Kdgelield
A literal volcano of applause fol
lowed the Governor's remarks on this
Mr. Tlndal advises, said Governor
Tillman, that the uncles allow the an
tis to como back into the family. I
don't object if they aro penitent and
honest; and if they no longer claim to
bo tho best people on earth. For God's
sake let's have peace if these people
really want it."
The Governor turned his attention
to national polities and said that a
shaking up of the antis is needed in
Washington. (Laughter and ap
Taking a silver dollar from his
pocket, Governor Tillman said : "The
News and Courier ami those other little
(ico dogs say this is a dishonest dol
Voico : " Haud it over here ; I will
About flfteon minutes was given to
national affairs and Governor Tillman
ended his speech by saying to Butler:
" 1 want to notify you that unless you
withdraw your accusation that I ran
at Hamburg I am prepared to prove
that tho men who make that charge
aro liars." The Governor said this in
tho most dramatic manner imaginable
and sat down amid a whirlwind of ap
plause, and a waving of hats which
was almost blinding.
Sonator Butler, who was sitting in
his chair, turned to Tillman und hand
ed htm tho certificate which appears
Tillman told him to read it when
his time came and he (Tillman) would
read the ono ho had.
Four or livo beautiful boquets were
handed Govornor Tillman.
Butler was received with strong ap
plause. Ho said that there was up
prohension all over the State that the
men of Edgofleld would get tho devil
in them to-day, but ho believed there
would be good ordor. With pathos in
his words, Butler said he was glad to
soo so many of tho fair daughtors of
Butlor made a fervent appeal for
peace and for tho cessation of bickering
General Butler said that be endorsed
the noblo sentiments of Mr. Tlndal.
Ho endorsed every word and believed
that Tindal's advice could be accepted
by every man of every faction.
Tillman, General Butler said, accus
ed him of riding two horses, if ho
(Butler) was any judge Tillman was
Tillman : " But keeping in the mid
dle of tho road."
Butler: ''Yes, but allow yourself
plenty of margin on eacli side."
" How much sugar bus he put in
your gourd ?" asked Butler of the au
Voice: "How much have you put
In there during eighteen years in the
Sonate ?" (Counter cheers and ap
Butler: "Just koep quiet now. I
know I am hitting you in sore pluees
but you must take it."
Butlor jumped on Tillman harder
than ho has for days and ueiused him
of being stingy and penurious. l!o
charged Tillman with not paying bis
subscription toil Reform paper.
The yolls and applause lor Till man
partially drowned Butler's voice and
tho noiso was terrific.
When It was over Butler said that
ovory timo ho hit Tillman tho Gover
nor's supporters winco and try to drown
out his voico by eheoring.
Butler said that ho had been riding
only ono horso sinco 187G and that
horse was tho dolivoranco of tho peo
ple. Ho told what ho had dono in 187b
and of his participation in the Ham
While speaking of the Hamburg riot
II. A. Towues asked Butler if Iiis
(Butler's) houso had not been burned
by nogroos because ho took part in tho
" Yos." answorod Butler.
J. O. Atkinson, a TUlmanito, who was
standing on tho stand to tho right of
" Yos, but you denied it in Wush'tig
Butlor turned like n panthe? and
quick as lightning said: "Thut^is a
lie: an infernal lie.'1 if ho bad stopped
at this there might UOt have boOU ttlV
trouble at that time, but he repeated
what be raid two or three times.
Men began to surge toward tho stand
while Butlor continued his denuncia
tion. In an instant Charles Hammond
jumped upon the stund, followed by H.
13. Townes, euch with bis hand resting
on tho butt of a pistol in bis hip pocket'
It was then that tho desperate men of
h>th sides jumped upon tho stand and
thoso of loss courage moved off.
Hammond and TOWUOS got behind
Butler, and Tillmau's friends crowded
around him. The antagonists began to
glare at each other and to talk in
strong language to each other, l'istols
were changed from one pocket to an
other to be convenient for quick use.
It was a squally timo. The excite
ment is beyond description.
Atkinson did not move one inch from
where ho bad been standing. Ho was
surrounded by oxeitod mon.
General Butler quickly recovered his
wits aud worked masterfully to chock
the riot which seemed imminant. Till
man did likewise. Kaeh appealed to
men of both sides to stop joworing.
Thoy begged those trying to get on the
Stand to stay off and thoso who wero
already on to got off;.
Among some of the men toying with
their pistols wero several known to
have been in thrilling affrays aud notod
for coolness and recklessness.
Tho uproar continued for what ap
peared to be ten minutes. During this
timo the hundreds of men who had re
mained on the Btand had gotten ready
I know it to bo it fact that almost
every man had singled out a target for
his pistol and merely awaited tho sig^
mil to turn loose.
Tho excitement gradually subsided,
but was really never oppressed.
Butler resumed his speech to try to
get tho audience back in its former dis
position. Ho gradually grow salty
again and there was another outbreak
of cheering for Tillman. Butler got
mad again and said iero wus an at
tempt to drown his'woieo W-rthxthoir
braying. " Any common jackass,*"' ??'?o
said vehemently, " may bray, but I do
not propose to be stopped in free speech
by a lot of blatant jackasses. I cannot,
be frightened. I have seen too much
of real danger to be intimidated.
"Governor Tillman says 1 am not in
this race. He says he will heat me.
I say if ho will leave out his rings and
give mo a separate box I will beat him
three to one. I will beat him three to
ono in Mcriwether Township, where
both of us live."
Butler charged Tillman with being a
ring and caucus man ami said it was
charged that there is a ring controll
ing the Gubernatorial race. Tillman,
he said, has not denied this charge.
Turning to Tillman Butler exclaim
ed; "1 tin re you?1 dare you, sir, to
give mo a primary. You will neverdo
it because you are afraid. Bvon rings
won't save you."
Butler took from bis pocket the cer -
tificate relating to Tillman at Ham
burg. He said that he had not consid
ered it a matter of much Importance
and had not intended "to refer to it
again, but as Tillman demanded it ho
would give it. The certificate is as
"This is to certify that at Hamburg',
July. lS7(i, we, the undersigned, were
present and that Mr 11. U. Tillman was
not seen by any 000 of us when the fir
ing began. That we were in the thick
est of it from start to finish, aud if be
hud been there we should have seen
him, and certainly did not after the
(Signed)?"W. H. Hammond, T. P.
Hammond. L. V. Strom. H. D. Strom,
John M. Hightower, G. W. Walker,
Jos. B. McKlo, John A. Butlor."
The reading of the certificate finish
ed, Butler sat down.
The Governor waited a fow seconds
and walked to the front. His oyt..
wen- Hashing. He read the following
certificate refuting the charges of tho
"South Carolina?Alkon County.
"To all concerned : This is to certi
fy that on the night of the Hamburg
riot, in 1870, WO, the undersigned, were
in the town of Hamburg from the bo
ginning to the ending of said riot, and
that we know of our own knowledge
that B. H. Tillman stayed In said town
and did his whole duty until the end
ing of the said riot.
(Signed)?" Henrv Gitzen. L. W.
Heese, J. O. Holder, W. H. H. Butler,
J.C. Hammond, P. O. Thurman, L. l).
Heese, G. W. Medlock, J. F. Atkins, S.
B. Mays. T. A. Hays, J, A. Timtncr
man. S. W. Miller, W. P. Hopor, J. C.
Lanham, J. A. White, T. N. Timmer
man, W. P. Doboy."
(Some of these men arc ButlorltOS.)
As the Governor read each name ho
asked the signers if they wore not with
him, sind they answered in tbo affirma
Another row was expected at tiny
minute during the reading of the cer
tificate, but it did not materialize.
A largo number of men who had not
signed the 'certificate shouted to Till
mau : " Yes, you wero there. Wo
were with you and saw you."
The Hamburg riot incident was
wound up by the following from Gov
ornor Tillman : "If any man doubts
that (referring to the certificate) let
him meet me on the public square."
While Tillman was reading, ten or
fifteen of his friends surrounded him.
A whirlwind of applause followed him
and a hundred of his admirors warmly
shook his hand. Governor Tillman's
speech was a fine one in OVCI'J sense.
It was impossible to get anything like
a full report of it, because thofrcquont
interruption by applause made it dis
Lexington, July 20.?Tho Irropros
slblo Cal Caughiiian was bowled down
at his own home and by his own pcoj.de
at the oampaign meeting today. It
was not exactly howling, as Caugh
man's recent friends wero not mad.
They simply cheered everything ho
tried to say and drowned his voice. Bo
did not speak a total of two minutes.
Dr. J. Win. Stokes, his opponent, had
things all bis own way. The other
speeches were about as usual.
Govornor Tillman crawled a little
father away from the Democratic party.
Ho said everybody in this Stato is pi
Democrat and will die a Democrat, hut
if the men who are now running tho
national party retain control the ad
herents will have to stick to tho prin
ciples but ohangO the namo.
Senator Butler came out for Adlltl
E. Stevenson as tho next Democratic
nominee Ho said iStevenson is In
sympathy with the people and can be
elected. He declared that the salva
t Ion of the people is in -ticking to the
Part of the Oampaign party will go
to Holly's Perry tomorrow to an extra
meeting. Holly's Perry is twolvo
miles from nowhere and it is hard to
get thoro at that. It is on the lino of
tho Nowborry,Lexington 4? Aiken road.