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THli STATE CONVENTION
The Regular Democrats Nomi
nate a Ticket.
The Demands of the Carwile
Conference Are Ignored.
AN OMNIBUS PLATFORM ADOPTED.
The Chicago and the Ocala
A Now Constitution and a Direct
Tho DomOOratio Stato Convontion
assembled in tho hall of tho Houso of
Representatives on tho loth lost.
Twelve o'clock had struck ton min
utes before Stato Chairman Irby rap
ped on the desk and said, "Tho Con
vontion will please come to ordor." A
few seconds later Colonel Irby an
nounced : " Tho deliberations will be
oponod with prayor by Dr. S. M.
Smith, of Richland." Dr. Smith in
voked tho Divino blessing on tho body.
Ho prayed that all passions bo calmed
and that all should bo done for tho
good of tho commonwealth : that pcaco
and harmony should bo permitted to
come in and reign, and that, if divis
ions of men should come, others should
accord to others the right of their
opinions. Ho earnestly prayed that
prosperity might fall on tho Stato;
that there should bo an uplifting of
Tho first thing in ordor," said
Chairman Irby, " is tho oloction of a
13. M. Snuman, of Grconvillo, nomi
nated Hon. A. Et. Pattorson, of Barn
woll, for temporary chairman. Tho
nomination was seconded on all sidoa
and Mr. Pattorson was olocted by ac
clamation. Ho was escorted to tho
chair by B. M. Shu man, S. G. May
fiold and M. R. Coopor.
Mr. Pattorson, on taking tho chair,
thanked tho convontion for his oloc
tion. " This," ho weut on to say, " was
ono of tho most important conventions
hold in tho Stato in many years. It
was an important epoch in tho Demo
cratic history of the Stato. You aro
not only called upon to nominate your
Stato officers and standard bearers, but
you must act upon your constitution as
woll as upon issues that strike at tho
vory life of tho Democratic party in
South Carolina. Lot mo ask you, ho
said, "to conduct your dobates in a
respectful and dignified manner." Ho
askod that the dobates bo fair, liboral
and directed to the welfare of tho par
ty in tho Stato. Tho party success and
white supremacy, ho said, wero more
important than the success of any fac
tion. Ho asked that all questions bo
fairly and squarely mot. Ho was
Mr. Pattorson is a young man and
made a good presiding officer during
his brief period.
Henry H. Brunson, of Orangeburg,
and F. M. Mixsou, of Richland, wero
elected as secretaries.
The work of calling the counties and
enrolling tho delegates was tho first
business and it was quickly disposed
of. The roll was made up without
contests of any kind. Consequently
no committee on credentials was ap
Tho eleotlon or permanent officers
was next in order so soon as tho roll
Sonaior Efird, of Lexington, was
nominated for permanent chairman
and was elected by acclamation. Every
body knows Senator Efird. Ho is,a
self-made man and one of tho leaders
in the Sonate.
Dr. Smith, of Barnwoll, Representa
tive H. B. Buist, of Greenville, and
Dr. Lowman, of Orangcburg, were ap
pointed to escort tho chairman to the
Whon Chairman Efird took his scat
ho was heartily cheered. Ho thanked
tho convention for tho honor conferred.
Ho said that the members of this con
vontion woro tho custodians of tho
lives and liberties of tho people of tho
Stato and tho true-blue Democrats.
(Cheors.) Ho was satisfied that what*
ovor was done would bo done openly
and fairly. Tho members here wero
of principle and would do their duty
as patriots. (Choors.) Chairman Efird
said tho convention was assembled for
business and not for talk, and cut his
Seven Vice-Presidonts, ono from
each Congressional District, wore next
elected, as follows:
First District?Thomas Talbird, of
Second District?Senator S. G. May
fiol?, of Barnwoll.
Third District?Hon. J. Bolton Wat
son, of Anderson.
Fourth District?Col. J. D. M. Shaw,
Fifth District?lion. Ira B. Jonos, of
Sixth District?Hon. J. E. Ellerbo,
Seventh District?D. H. Bohro, of
On motion tho temporary secretaries
wero made tho permanent officers for
COMMITTEE ON PLATFORM.
Hon. A. H. I'atterson, of Barnwoll,
moved that a committoo on platform
and resolutions bo appointed, consist
ing of ono member from each county,
and that all changes in tho constitu
tion and all resolutions bo referred to
it. Tho motion was carried and tho
following committoo was selected :
Abhevitlo?-J c Klugh.
Andorson?S N Pearman.
Aikon?W N Marchant.
Barnwoll?A II Pattorson.
Boaufort?Joseph S Hoed.
Berkeley?.1 B Morrison.
Charleston?W H Pitzsimmons.
Chestor?.1 K Honry.
Chesterfield? R E Rivors.
Clarendon?D J Bradham.
Colleton?L E Parlor.
Darlington?J E Millor.
Edgofiold?W P Tim merman.
Falrfiold?J R Curloo.
Floronco?R M McCowan.
Georgetown?K J Donaldson.
Grecnvilhi?S W Scruggs.
Hampton/-VV J Gooding.
Kor*b<vw'-?C L Winkler.
^ftJicastor?H J Gardner.
' "Laurons?H D Gray.
Loxington?W A Goodwin.
Marion?J E Ellerbo.
Marlboro?J It Sampson.
Newuorry?John T Duncan.
Oconoo?J R Earlo.
Orangeburg?Dr J W Stokos.
Piokons?John T Boggs.
Richland?Col. Wilic Jonos.
Sumtor?W A JamoR.
Spartan burg?T L Oantt.
Union?D P Duncan.
York -W N Elder.
Williamsburg -J. T. Gamblo.
A motion was mado to tako a recoss
till 4 o'clock, but it was withdrawn.
** Mr. Stauland raovod that nomination
' candidates for Governor, Lifjuton-j
aut Govornor, Troasuror and Attorney
Gonoral bo now mado, and that no
othor business bo transacted till tho
committee on platform roported.
An amendment allowing the com
mitteo on platform to retire was of
Mr. W. St. Julien Jorvoy, of Charles
ton, raised tho point of order that tho
motion woh uut of order becauso tho
platform in tho natural ordor of things
should bo adopted bofore any nomina
tions could be made, he would move
thoreforo that the motion of Mr. Stan
land bo not put till tho committeo had
Mr. Fltzsiraons, of Charleston, said
that they boing there as Domocrats
should not bo afraid to say out plainly
where thoy stood. Ho did not believe
that a convention of Domocrats should
nominate a man for Govornor who was
not a Democrat. If ho was a Demo
crat let him come out und stand on tho
Democratic platform. First adopt tho
platform and then put up the mun ; it
was measures and not men that should
como first with any party. He was ap
plauded as he sat down.
Mr. Bohre, of Colloton, camo out in
the center aisle and in a heated man
ner said he roso to say that they wore
iti a convention of the Domocrats of
.South Carolina. (Applause.) Thoy
woro thoro standing on tho principles
of the past, and upon thoso principles
thoy would march on to victory. Ho
did not boliove in tying a party down.
Aftor tho platform was adopted then
tho nominees would bo bound by it.
Thoy would stand on any platform tho
Mr. Honry, of Chester, advised tho
convention to proceed rogularly ; adopt
its platform and then put the candi
dates upon it.
Dr. Wyoho, of Nowborry, said it was
an insult to say that any candidate be
fore tho convontion was not a Demo
crat. Is not John Gary Evans a Demo
crat? Tho principles of white su
premacy are grander than any other.
(Cheers.) "If you judgo mo by the
Domocrucy of Grover Clovoland thon 1
am not a Domocrat. (Cheers.) Wo
may differ and still be Domocrats, but
white supremacy is worth all the De
mocracy in tho world. No set of men
can como here and toll tho people of
South Carolina what they shall do.
Lot us adopt a platform. AH tho Can
didates will stand upon it.
Mr. Duncan, of Nowborry, thon said
ho was sorry to see that they woro
wasting timo in by-play liko this. Tho
proper ordor of business was tho adop
tion of a platform first, and thon go
ahead with tho nominations. The di
version had boon caused by some ill
advisod words, calculated to excite a
display of feeling. Thoy should bo
calm, wiso and deliberate.
Mr.McCowan moved that a recess bo
taken until 2:.'H) o'clock.
Mr. Jorvoy tried to get tho presi
dent to rule o;i his point ol rdor, but
tho president hold that it ./as a mo
tion, and Mr. Stanland's motion had
tho right of way.
Mr. Patterson moved to amend tho
motion to tako a recess, by inserting
Mr. Jorvoy roso with tho intention
of presenting tho resolutions passed by
Monday night's convention. He asked
first, however, if all resolutions would
bo read to tho house and then handed
to the committeo, or whothor they
would be handed in without reading.
The chairman ruled that tho lattor
was the mode of procedure
Tho convontion then took a recess
till 3:30 p. in., and committee retired.
THE REPORT ON PLATFORM.
Tho convention reassomblod at 4
o'clock. A Bergent-at-arms was ap
Col. D. jP. Duncan thon presented
the report of the committeo on plat
form, of which ho was chairman. Ho
said that the committp had received a
communication from.; tho convention
which met Monday last, which had
been received as information and laid
on tho table. Mr. Jorvoy asked that
the paper be read. Col. Duncan said
that it hud boon laid on tho tablo, but
ho did not suppose there would be any
objection to its being read. It was not
Col. D. 1'. Duncan, chairman of tho
platform committeo, roported tho fol
lowing as tho platform for tho Demo
cratic party of tho State, stating that
a minority report would ho mado:
1. Tho represontativoB of tho Demo
cratic party of South Carolina, in con
vontion assomblod, do reaffirm their
allegianco to tho principles of tho
party, as formulated by Jefferson and
exemplified by Madison, Jackson and
Calhoun, and their successors in Demo
2. Wo reaffirm our allogianco to the
platform adopted by tho Democratic
national convontion at Chicago, in
Wo demand tho frco and unlimit
ed coinago of silver at a ratio of Hi to
1, and insist upon Ms immediate en
actment without waiting international
agroomont. We insist upon it for tho
protection of our farmers and laboring
classes tho tirst and most dofensoless
victims of unstable money and fluetuat
4. Wo reaffirm our allogianco and
adhoronco to and advocacy of tho
principles set. forth in our State Demo
cratic platform adopted in J8?U and
5. Recognizing the groat evils of In
temporanco aud tho curses of barrooms
and tholr corrupting influences, wo
heartily ondorso the Dispensary law as
tho happiest aud host solution of tho
voxod whiskey problom and we call
upon tho Christian men and womon of
tho State to see that tho law is fairly
tested and assist in its enforcement.
6. Wo urgo upon all good Democrats
to vote for tho calling of a constitu
tional convontion at tho gonoral elec
tion in November.
7. Wo ondorso the present Demo
cratic administration of our State as
wiso, prudent and just, and fully ex
emplifying our motto of " equal rights
to all and special privileges to nope."
Tho momborof tho committeo from
Charleston said that ho had a minority
report to submit, but it was decided
that this could bo presented aftor tho
platform committeo had mado its full
Tho folllowing is tho minority roport
of the committee on platform :
1. Resolved, That, we as roproBou
tatives of tho Democratic party of tho
State of South Carolina do heroby ro
new and declaro our unswerving allo
gianco to tho principles of Democracy
us set forth in tho platform adopted
at Chicago by tho National Democratic
convontion of 181*2.
2. Resolved, That it is the eonsp of
this convontion that no ono is a Domo
orat and entitled to roprosont us as
Domocrats who is not in full accord
with tho principles and platform of tho
Nutional Doraocracy, nor ono who ad?
vocatoa tho prlnciplo of tho Populist
party or seeks to forco tho domands of
tho Ooalft platform upon Domoorats
as tho tost of political principles or ac
3. Resolved, That wo condomn as
undemocratic and aubvorsivo of tho
principles of tho party the platform
adopted and promulgated by tho Re
form Remocratio convention at Colum
bia, l(Jth August, 1894.
' W. HUOAU FlTZSIMMONS.
It is said that the original platform
as presented to the committee, and
which has boon prepared by some of
tho leaders, contained the following
section, and It was stricken out by a
voto of 15 to 14 :
1 ? Section 5. Wo donounco the action
of Presidont Clovoland In appointing
Republicans to ofllce ; joining forcos
with Republican leadors againBt tho
majority of his party in tho demoneti
zation of silver; his voto of tho solg
norage bill; tho invasion of States'
rights, and his efforts to improporly
control tho House of Representatives
and Sonato by tho uso of patronage to
influonco legislation, as undemocratic,
unworthy of tho successor to Jefferson,
Jackson and Madison, and a botrayol
of tho platform upon which ho was
CONSTITUTION OF THE PARTY.
George Evans, of Edgefield, read tho
report of tho committoo on tho consti
tution of tho party for tho ensuing two
years. It is as follows and includes
tho important change for a straight
Amended at Stato convontion in Co
lumbia, S. Oy September 19, 1894.
Article 1. There shall bo ono or moro
Democratic clubs organized in each
township or ward, each of which clubs
shall havo a distinct title, "Tho
- Democratic Club," and shall
olect a president, ono or moro vlco
presidents, a recording and correspond
ing secrotary and a treasurer, and shall
havo tho following working commit
tees of not less than three members
each, viz.: A committoo on registra
tion and executive committoo and such
other committees as each club may
Article 2. Tho meetings of tho clubs
should ho frequent after the opening
of th canvass, and some member of
the olub or invited speaker deliver an
address at each meeting if practicable
Article Tho presidont or live mom
hers shall have power to call an extra
moeti ig of the club, and one-fourth of
the members shall constituto a quorum
for tho transaction of business.
Article 4. Tho clubs in each county
shall bo hold together and operate un
der tho control of a county oxecutivo
committoo, which shall consist of ono
member from each club, to bo olectod
by tho rospectivo clubs. Tho oxecu
tivo committee when olocted shall ap
point its own ofilcors, who shall not
necessarily bo members of said com
mittoo, and till all vncancics which
may ariso when tho convention is not
is session ; provided that any officer so
olectod who is not a member of tho
committee shall not bo entitled to a
voto on any question, except the chair
man, and then only in caso of a tio
voto. Tho tonuro of otllce of tho oxo
cutivo committee shall bo until tho
first Monday in May of each election
year, at which time the county conven
tions shall bo called together to reor
ganize tho party. Every Presidential
election year county conventions shall
ho called by tho county oxecutivo com
mittee first on Monday in May and shall
olect delegates to a Stato convention
called for tho purpose of electing dele
gates to tho National Democratic Con
vention, and to elect tho member of
tho National Democratic Exocutivo
Committoo from this Stato. The Stato
convontion shall be called by tho State
oxecutivo committee to meet every
Presidential election year on third
Wednesday in May, and ovory Stato
election year county and Stato conven
tions shall meet on tho first Monday in
May and tho third.Wednesday in May
respectively. Each county shall be en
titled in Stato conventions to double
tho representation it has In the Gou
Article 5. County Democratic con
ventions shall be composed of dele
gates elected by tho several local clubs,
ono delcgato for every twenty-five
votors, as shown by the club list made
at the preceding first primary election,
and ono delegate for every majority
fraction thereof, with tho right to
each county convention to enlarge or
diminish the representation according
to circumstances. Tho county conven
tions shall bo called together by tho
chairman of the respective oxecutivo
committees, under such rule, not in
consistent with tho Constitution nor
with tho rules adopted by tho Stato
Democratic Exocutivo Committee, as
each county may adopt, and when as
sembled shall ho called to ordor by tho
chairman of tho oxecutivo committoo,
and the convontion shall proceed to
nominate and elect from among its
mombors a president, ono or moro vlco
presidents, secrotary and a treasurer.
Any county convention may permit
tho formation of a now club or clubs by
a majority voto of its mombors.
In all cities with a population of
f>,00() and over there may bo two clubs
in ouch ward ; they shall be organized
in obedience to this constitution, as
are tho clubs elsewhere in this State,
and in organizing said clubs thoy shall
havo representation in tho county con
ventions respectively as said conven
tions shall declare in accordance with
tho provisions of this constitution.
Articlo U. For tho purpose of nom
inating candidates for Governor, Lieu*
tenant Governor and all other Stato of
ficers including solicitors in their re
spective circuits and Congressmen in
their rospectivo districts, and Presi
dential electors by tho popular voto
and United States Senator and all
county ofilcors, except Trial Justices
and Mastors, a diroct primary election
shall bo hold on tho last Tuesday in
August of oach oloction year, and a
uocond and a third primary each two
weoks successively thereafter. At this
election only white Democratic votors
who havo boon residents of tho State
twolvo months and the county sixty
days preceding tho next general elec
tion shall bo allowed to voto, and such
negroos as votod tho Democratic tickot
in 187(> and as havo votod tho Domo
cratic tickot continuously since, to bo
shown by tho certificate of ton whito
Democratic votors; provided that no
person shall bo allowed to voto except
his namo bo enrolled on tho particular
club list at which ho offors to voto, at
least five days before tho day of tho
first oloction. Tho olub rolls of tho
party shall constituto tho registry list
and shall bo opon to inspection by any
mombor of tho party, and tho oloction
under this clauso shall bo hold and re
gulated under tho Act of tho Gonoral
Assembly of this state, approved Do
combor :.':2, 1888, and any subsequent
Acts of tho legislature of this Stato.
Tho Stato Executive Committoo shall
moct on tho Friday after oach primary,
or such other timo as may bo designat
ed by tho chairman, to cauvass tho
voto and dcclaro tho result as to all
Stato ofilcors, Congressmen, Presiden
tial ploctorsand United States Sonator.
All contests shall bo heard first by tho
County oxcoutlvo committeo of tho
county in which suoh lrrogularitlos
may have occurrod, and may bo re
viewed by tho Stato Executive Com
mittoo, whoso action shall bo Hnal:
Provided, That no voto ~hall bo count
ed for any eandidato who does not file
with tho ohairman of tho Stato Exocu
tivo Committoo, or with the respootlve
chairmen of tho county oxecutivo com
mittoo, a plodgo In writing that he
will abido the result of suoh primary
ami support tho party nominoos, and I
' 11at, ho is not, nor will ho become, tho
candidate of any faction either pri
vately or publioly suggested, other
thun tho regular Democratic nouiiua
tion: Provided, further, That no can
diduto shall be doolared nominated un
Ioss he receives a majority of tho votes
Article 7. The officers of the State
convontion shall be a president, ono
vico president from oaoh Congressional
district, two secretaries and a treasur
Articlo 8. Tho State Fxeoutlvo Com
mitteo shall bo composed of one mem
ber from oach county to bo elected by
tho county convontions on tho first
Monday in May of oach election year.
When oloctod said executive commit
too shall choose its own officers, not
necessarily members thoreof, prior to
said election : Provided, That any of
ficer so olectod who is not u member of
tho committee shall not bo ontitlod to
a voto on any quostion, except tho
chairman, and then only in case of a
tie voto. Tho Stato Executive Com
mitteo shall moot at tho call of the
chairman or any livo membora, and at
such tiino and place as ho or they may
appoint. Tho member of tho National
Domocratic Executive Committeo from
South Carolina shall bo oleotcd by tho
May Stato convontion in 189(3 and every
four years thereafter, and when elect
ed shall bo ox offlolo a member of tho
State Democratic Exooutivo Commit
too. Vacancies on Baid committeo by
death, resignation or otherwise shall
ho filled by tho rospoctivo county ex
ecutive committees. Tho Stato Ex
ecutive Committeo is charged with tho
oxocution and direction of tho policy
of tho party in this State, subject to
this constitution, principles declarod
in tho platform of principles and such
instruction by resolution or otherwise
as tho Stato convontion may from tiino
to time adopt, not inconsistent with
this constitution, und shall continue in
office for two years from the time of
the oleetion, or until their successors
have been electod. If any vacancy oc
curs in the Stato ticket or of electors,
by death, resignation or othor cause,
tho committoo shall have tho power to
fill tho vacancy by a majority voto of
tho wholo committoo.
Articlo 9. Tho voto in tho rospoctivo
countios for all of tho Stato ofilcors,
Congressmen, Presidential electors
and United States Sonator, shall bo
transmitted by tho chairman of tho
respective county oxocutive commit
tees to tho chairman of the Stato Ex
ecutive Committeo as early as practi
cable aftor each primary, who shall
proceed to canvass tho voto and de
claro the results.
Articlo 10. When tho State convon
tion assembles it shall be called to or
dor by tho chairmau of tho Stato Ex
ecutive Committoo. A temporary chair
man shall bo nominated by the con
vention, and after its organization tho
convontion shall proceed immediately
to tho oleetion of permanent olllcers
aud to the transaction of business.
When tho businoss has concludod it
shall adjourn sino dio.
Articlell Before tho oleetion in 18915,
and each election yoar thereafter, tho
Stato Democratic Executivo Commit
too shull issue a call to all candidates
for Stato officers to address tho people
of tho different counties of tho Stato,
fixing tho date of the meetings ami
also inviting tho candidates for Con
gress, United States Sonate, delegates
to tho State convention, and for Solici
tors in thoir respective districts and
circuits, to ho present and address tho
people At such meetings only tho
candidates set forth above shall bo al
lowed to speak.
Articlo 12. It shall bo tho duty of
each county executivo committeo to
appoint meetings in thoir respective
countios to DO addressed by tho candi
dates for the General Assembly and
for tho different county offices, all of
whom, excepting Trial Justices and
Masters, shall bo elected by primaries
on tho hist Tuesday in August of each
oleetion year under tho samo rules
and regulations horoinboforo provided.
Articlo 13. Each countv delegation
to a Stato convontion shall havo power
to fill any vacancy therein.
Articlo 14. This constitution may bo
amended or altered at the regular May
convention of tho Stato or at any con
vontion called specifically forthat pur
pose, which call shall specify tho
changes to bo made.
Articlo 15. Any county rofusing or
failing to organize under tho provis
ions of this constitution shull not havo
representation in the Stato Democratic
Mr. R. E. Hill, of Abbovillo, offered
tho following amendment to tho sec
tion of the constitution, applying to
tho qualifications of voters :
"Allwhito Democratic voters who
should ho entitled to vote according to
tho laws of this Stato at tho noxt suc
ceeding gonoral oleetion." A motion
to lav this on tho tablo was mado.
A delegate from Oconoo asked that
somo member of tho convention ex
plain to tho convention the ehunges
from tho old constitution.
Mr. Goorgo Evans proceeded to ox
plain tho constitution, saying that tho
principal change was in the manner
of nominating offlcors for Stato posi
tions, providod for in soetlon 6. Tho
committeo had changod it so as to lot
all white Democratic voters who shall
bo entitled to voto havo a say in tho
Bolectlon of tho party nomineos. Thoy
wished to stop this clamoring and
charges of cliquos and rings, by sub
mitting to tho white people of South
Carolina the question as to who shall
bo their nomineos, by a direct primary.
Thoy wished to stop all this wlro pull
ing, resulting in getting some men into
office who uro not tho choice of tho
people. In othor respocts tho consti
tution was protty much the game as
tho old ono.
Mr. Tinimorman interrupted, calling
attention to tho faot that tho reforcnoo
to whlto votors had omitted tho word
Domocratic before tho word votors.
Mr. Evans said it was an accidental
omission. Mr. Evans said that when
thoy arranged for a gonoral primary it
was their aim to let no man say ho had
boon dofoatcd by a clique or ring. Mr.
Evans also oxplainod that u man who
voted in tho gonoral oleetion for tho
nominees should not bo allowed to voto
in tho primary, unless ho was quail
lied to so voto in the gonoral oleetion.
Thero was much discussion then on
tho Hill resolution.
Mr. Lowman offorod as a substitute,
" All white 11.'inner., i s, who havo been
resident in tho Stato for twolvo months,
of tho county for sixty days,"
Mr. Buist mado a motion to lay tho
Hill resolution on tho tablo. This was
lost. Tho substitute was then adopted.
Mr. Appolt brought up tho mattor
of the reorganization of Democratic
clubs by tho various county convon
tions. It was oxplainod that tho tlmo
of reorganization had been changod so
that it would tako place in May. Mr.
Klugh culled attention to tho fact that
any now olub could bo aoroittod by a
majority voto of tho county convention
Mr. Appolt wanted to know how all
those Domocrats who failed to voto in
tho last primary could voto in tho noxt
prirnury. There was a In ego number
1 of thorn, and somo provision ought to
bo mado covorlng tho caso.
' Mr. Klugh Bald those clubs failing to
vote In the last primary could come
forward and usk for roadniission as
now clubs. Heottforcu an amend uiont
covoring the case : "That any county
convention can permit tho admission
of now clubs by tho vote of a majority
of the dolegatos." Thero was much
talk, and an effort was nmdo to refer
tho matter back to tho committoo.
Kltigh's amondmont was then adoptod.
An amondmont, offored by Mr. Ap
pelt, that the language "club lists at
tho preceding primary" bo substitu
ted for poll lists, was adopted.
Tho constitution was then adopted
as a whole as amended.
ADOPTION OF TUB PLATFORM.
Tho next thing in order was con
sideration of tho majority and minori
ty reports of tho platform committeo.
Mr. Jorvey said it became his duty
to prosont to this body tho roasons for
Ottering tho minority report. Ho ap
peared as a Democrat before Demo
crats. Ho know that thero wero dif
foronces between himself aud many of
thoso bo fore him. Ho admired a man
who would express tho viows ho was
entitled to. But tho reasons he would
prosent woro principles. Whothorthey
agrood with him or not, ho thought
he was right. Ho would not say ho
was a Jefforsonian Democrat. Tho
word was frazzled. I'm a Democrat, I
say. Tho practical test of a Democrat,
gentlemen of tho iury. (Wild applause
and laughter.) The practical test was
a man who agrees and subscribes to
tho tenets announced by the party that
bears that namo in tho United States.
So far wo aro together with tho two
platforms. But here wo como to a
point where wo do not continue to bo
together. Ho thon quoted the second
section of the report, and said that a
man cannot stand higher than tho
Ei'inciples of the national Democracy,
ow, gentlemen of tho jury, (laughter,)
tho majority report endorses the plat
forms of tho Democratic party in this
Stato, which wore against the Demo
cratic platform of tho national party.
When they were adopted the minority
acceded. But now, when tho time
comes again toset forth our principles,
wo cannot fool that we can be silent on
what wo consider a perversion of thoso
principles. If wo cannot and do not
agroo upon a platfot in how can wo ar
guo as to tho Democracy of a candidate
placed upon an undomocratic platform?
Ono point moro : You will bo surpris
ed to hear mo say I come before you as
a reformer. (Laughter.) I have boon
a reformer boforo tho days of '7U. My
powers wero given to assist in giving
this Stato a mighty reform, which, I
hope, will fix forover white supremacy
and our principles. (Applause.) Speak
ing as- a reformer, now we are seeking
Other reforms. Wo were told there
wore "rings," and wo got up in arms'
to break thorn up. Now, what are
rings? Nobody seems to know. It is
not rings that aro wrong, but the ad
vice of rings that is wrong. Tho ring
is nothing more than a leader and his
friends finally growing closer together
till all others aro excluded. Havo we
not rings now? I'm willing to meet all
on issues of faet. Now, gentlemen of
tho jury, (laughter,) havo not there
been evidences this summer of a ring V
Havo not two-thirds of the white peo
ple been kept till this moment from
having a say in tho selection of tho
Mr. Scruggs?Why have they?
Mr. Jorvey?That's just what I want
Mr. Scruggs?Why havon't they
voted? Simply because they didn't
ohoose to oxercise the rights they had.
Mr. Jervey replied that tho primary
should havo been open to all tho white
Democrats in tho State. He said the
majority report was such an invasion
of the people's rights that they could
not acquieso therein.
Mr. J. Helton Watson, of Anderson,
said he had hoped that the platform
would bo promptly adopted. Ho was
glad to know that Charleston had come
over to the Reformers and that W. St.
Julien Jervey, the accomplished solici
tor, had come over aud OS pressed him
self a Reformer. (Great applause)
?' 1 won't speak to you as 'gentlemen of
the jury." I'm a, piain countryman?a
farmer." (Applause.) He told of how
the Conservatives in his county had
joined Reform clubs to help defeat
Evans, and what a handshaking thero
was. Ho wanted to extend the right
hand of fellowship to Charleston, (ap
plause) and welcome her into tho Re
form fold. We've adopted the plat
forms of 1890 and 181)2. Ho speaks to
you as Democrats' but there's a little
Gcalaism. That was too much 'for
thorn. Tho question was should tho
dog wag the tail, or tho tail wag the
dog? (Applause.) Tho platform they
had before them had been adopted be
foro. They expected Charleston to
como with such complaint, It was now,
down at tho root, a question as to
whether tho majority should rule. 1
admit that wo have a ring now?but its
a bigger ring than South Carolina
has ever had ?a ring with " hands all
around." We want to get All tho white
people into It. It has driven men to
tho front who havo never before had
a say. In plain English, we want tho
farmers to have a say. I'm not down
on professional men?they aro neces
sary. That platform is in good faith
aqd we hold opt tho olive branch to
tho Conservatives. Let them como in
and lot us havo tho lamb. I'm in favor
of bringing all tho whito peoplo to
gether and stopping all tho bickerings
wo havo had in our State. (Cheers.)
Dr. Wyeho said this was a serious
matter and he was pleased with the
attention given tho gentleman from
Charleston. Wc havo adopted a gen -
eral direct primary today, in which
ovory man will havo his say. If that
is not Democracy, what is Democracy?
Wo Democrats como bore and we havo
our Opinions. I believe that the plat
form wo will adopt represents the fuo
nomocracy, which is tho interests of
tho musses of tho people. Shall tho
pooplo of South Carolina divido ? Can't
wo go into a primary and lot tho ma
jority rulo? Ho thon said ho wished
to correct tho statement ho had mado?
that Cleveland was not a Democrat.
IIo meant to say that Clovoland was
" not a Domoorat all tho way."
Mr. Fit/siraonu said ho ho had heard
that as ho was in a minority tho views
and tho views of those ho represented
would not bo allowed a fair expression.
Ho did not boliove it. IIo did not
beliovo that a convention of South
Carolinians would refuse to allow tho
minority a full aqd fair presentation
of tho viows of thoir constituents.
Thon taking up tho majority roport
on tho plattorin Mr. Fitzsimons said
tho first and second planks attlrming
alliance to tho National Democratic
platform woro correct and proper.
Tho third plank was, ho considered,
undemocratic and violated tho coinage
plank in tho national platform. IIo
said in tho absence Of an International
agrobmont It would bo impossible for
tho party to Insist upon such a ratio.
There COllld bO but one unit of value.
To stamp upon a sllvor dollar colnod
in such a ratio, If In fact and intrinsi
cally tho silver was not worth so much,
was to stamp a lio upon tho faco of tho
Tho minority roport of tho com
mitteo was thon put to a voto and
promptly laid on the table, only about
twenty votes being oast in favor of it.
j Tho majority roport was tbon put to
voto und adopted by a rising vote, tbo
proportionate vote being tho same as
on the minority report.
MEMORIAL OF THE CAHWILE CAUCUS.
Mr. Jorvoy thon asked that tho me
morial placed in the hands of the com
mittee?tho memorial from the Mon
day convontion?bo road to tho con
vention, aud that iho convention take
such action upon it as it saw lit.
Tho followiug memorial, together
with tho resolutions adopted at the
Monnay conveution, was then road :
To the Presiding olllcor aud the Dele
gates of tho State Democratic Con
vention, Convening Sept. L9th, 1891: j
Gentlomon : By instruction and roso- '
lution of a convention of Democrats, i
assombled in Columbia on September
17th, 1894, wo tho undersigned, ap- I
pointed an executive committee, bore
by present tho following Democratic j
resolutions and enunciation of Domo- |
eratic principles, adopted by that
body, and demand that you, claiming
to bo the rogulur Domocratic party of
tho Stato of South Carolina, adopt tho
samo in full as a clear declaration of
Democratic doctriuo, and as your pur
pose to stand by and light for the
Democratic platform, as therein out
lined, being as it is, porfectly in lino
with the plutform and principles of
tho National Domocratic party, and
demanding tho repudiation und tho
rescinding of tho platform adopted by
tho Stato Democratic convention in
J L Carson, Mike Brown, S P Smith,
T B Woods, E B Hodge, WS Allen, .1
B C Wright S A Townes, C P Quattle
b?um, WC Gray, J W Johnson? Goo S
Mower, M O Dant/Jer, .lohn G Capers,
J C Singleton, N T Hurst, M P Tribble,
W J Verdlor, F C Fishburno, W F
Stovonson, W D Coker, John Bratton,
J B Steele, W 10 Martin, John C Mo
Dow, C S Bradford, W A Sparks, G W
Pratt, K G Gains. A P Butler, L J
Browning. G W S Hart.
On motion of Senator S G May field,
tho matter was received as information
and laid on the tablo.
NOMINATING THE CANDIDATES.
Mr. Patterson then moved that the
convention proceed with the nomina
tions of Governor, Lieutenant Gover
nor, Treasurer and Attorney General
by acclamation. Lurry Gantt amended
this by moving that candidates for
Govornor and Lieutenant Governor bo
nominated at once and that tho con
vention thon take a recess until 8
o'clock, as tickets with names of all
candidates would then bo distributed
among delegates. Tho convention had
decided on a primary und should take
ono itself. In the meantime, Mr. Pat
terson withdrew his motion in order
that the State Executive Committee
might bo elected. This was done and
county delegations nominated tho fol
lowing as members:
Abbeville, J Y Jones ; Anderson, J P
Glonn; Alken, W M Jordan; Barn
well, S G Mayiiold ; Beaufort, Thomas
Tulbird : Berkeley, J A Harvey : Char
leston, P H Gadsden; Chester, T J
Cunningham : Chesterfield, G J Red
foam : Clarendon. J T Davis : Colleton.
Dr A E Williams: Darlington, J N
Parrott; Edgefield, R B Watson;
Fairflold, T W Tray lor; Floreuce, U
N McCowan; Georgetown, H J Donald
son ; Greenville, J VV Gray : Hampton,
M B MeSweeny: Horry, J P Derhum;
Kershaw, T J Klrkland: Lancaster,
Ira B Jones; Laurens, J L M Irby:
Lexington, C M Etird ; Marion, J D
Montgomery; Marlboro, W D Evans j
New berry, J A Sligh ; Qconee, VV J
Stribling; Orungcburg, Dr OR Low
man: Plokons, T C Robinson; Rich
land, Wille Jones ; Sutntor, I) E Keels:
Spartanburg. N L Bonnott j Union, A
C Lylos; WUllamsburg, A 11 Williams;
York, W T Jackson.
The question of nominations was
again brought up. Mr. Duncan of
Nowborry moved that a skeleton
ticket be adopted and that all tho of
ficers be voted for at once. This was
laid on the table.
Mr. Patterson renewed his motion
t go into nominations for Govornor,
I. oiltonant Governor, Attorney Gen
eral and Treasurer, and the motion
was carried. Mr Patterson moved
that nominations hp mado without
speeches and kills was adopted.
John Gary Evans was nominated for
Governor by R LGunter of Alken, and
tho nomination was seconded. Mr
Evans was elected by acclamation.
St Julien Jervey arose und said the
Charleston delegation refrained from
voting for Evans because thoy did not
believe he was a Democrat if he stood
on the platform just adopted. This
announcement was received with
derisive laughter anil cheers.
Mr J B Watson nominated W H
Tlmmerman of Edgefield for Lieuten
ant Governor and he was duly nomi
Mr Jervey made the same annou nce
ment with reference to Mr Tim//jer
man that had been made with refere nee
to Mr Evans
Mr Patterson arose with heat and
said that sort of thing had boon stood
long enough, that it was time to call a
halt, and that if tho Charleston men
did not think this convention Demo
cratic they had better leave It.
The point of in'dor w.isi mado that
Mr 1'atterson was out of ordor as tho
only business before tho convention
wus tho nomination of certain can
didates. Mr Patterson resumed his
Mr W O Tatum of Orangeburg
nominated Dr Bates as the Democratic
candidate for state Troa,-uiv.r and ho
Mr T W Scruggs nominated O W
Buchanan of Pairfiold tho I) ?mocratlo
candidate for Attorney Gonoral and he
An Abbeville delegate moved that
tho convention at once g<> into nomina
tions for the remainder of tho Stato
T L Gantt of Spartanburg moved as
a substitute that a committee bo ap
pointed to have 1,600 tickets printed
with the names of ovoi'y candidate for
oilier on it, and that after recess a
vote bp taken,
A motion was mado that Oantt's mo
tion he laid on tho tablo. A rising
vote was taken and tho mot ion to lay
tho substitute on tho tablo was hist.
Gantt's substitute next came up and
THE GANTT t'LAN RECONSIDERED.
After recess . motion was made to
reconsider the plan of voting for tho
I'oinaindor of tho tioket, and after a
warm debate tho motion to reconsider
was passed and the convention
proceeded undor tho original plan.
The following candidates were nomi
nated for Secretary of State: I) II
Tompkins, of Edgoflold ; Lit Hill, of
Spartanburg; John U Harrison, of
Groonville. Tompkins was ele> ted,
receiving 17!) votes; Harrison, 985
The nomineos for Comptroller Oon
eral woro James Norton, of Marion,
and A. W. .Tonos, of Abbeville. Norton
was nomlnatod, getting 170 votos to 12(i
Tho voting for Adjutant and Inspec
tor Gonoral rosultod in tbo ejection, of
John Gary Watts, of Laurens, by a
voto of l?.'l. Tho voto for tho other
candidates was: J. P.Minus, 70; K.
N. Riohbourg, 01; Brails ford, 23,
Tho nominee for Superintendent of
Education Is W. D- Mayflold, who re
coivod 107 votes, against 85 for T. W.
' Koitt and 10 for G. W. Whitman.
Thoro woro oight candidatos for
j Railroad Commissioner. Tho result
I was as follows, tho thr.-o llrst uamod
I being elected :
W D Lvaus,*of Marlboro. 204j J C
I Wilboru, of Yorkville. 11)8: II RThorn
las, of Sumter, 193; W H Yeldell, of
I Kdgefield, 17(1 ; J A Sligh, of Nowborry,
U4 ; J W Gary,of Greenville. 'J.'l:.Jasper
I Miller of Columbia. 11; J II Koon, of
Lexington, 3, The ballotting for Rail*
! road Commissioners consumed moro
! than an hour, aud was characterised
' by great confusion. According to the
votes as first oust, Evans, Wilborn and
Thomas woro elected, and immediately
thoro was scurrying aud hustling
around, and the swapping seemed as if
it would last all night.
THE NOMINEE FOR UOVK.KNOR.
? Just at this moment, as Mr. Watson
was about to ofTor a resolution, tho
committee sent out to escort tho nom
inee of tho convention for Governor
into the hall, came in bringing John
Gary Evans and the other nominees.
There was wild applause as they
mounted the stand. The chairman
introduced Mr. IOvuns as " tho next
Governor of South Carolina.''
Mr. Evans stepped to to the front of
tho stand and spoke in a clear voice.
11 o mado quite a remarkable speech,
endeavoring to prove that Ooalaism
and Democracy were one and the same
thing. Ho said that there wero few
men in our Stato who have been hon
ored as he had been by them tonight.
Especially was this true when he real
ized his youth. He felt that ho could
not but appreciate the honor. Ho
would be false to himself and every
thing else if he did not assure them
that this was tho happiest hour of Iiis
lifo. The responsibility was great,
but with the reunited Democracy of
South Carolina, which they repre
sented, standing to him, ho felt that
his efforts could not prove futile, and
that the will of tho people would lie
carried out. Their government was
the government of the majority. Ho
felt that ho would he false to them if
he did not carry out the will of the
majority. They were Democrats. Ho
saw men there who fought for Demo
cracy; men who lourned the principles
of Democracy at their mother'skneo ;
men who had their tenets handed
down to them from their fathers:
men who imbibed Democratic princi
ples from their mothers' milk. Tell
me that these gray-haired sires could
bo false to South Carolina. It comes
with had grace from any South Caro
linian to say that this grand old Stato
is not safe in our hands. There are
some citizens in South Carolina who
look upon us as attaching u tail to our
Democracy. Wo are not Qualified De
mocrats. We haue the priueiplesof our
fathers, which must be preserved at
ail hazards. They had reached that
stage when Calhouu Democracy was
exemplified in its highest form. Tho
home of the Democracy was in tho
South and West, ^t was natural
They found tho opponents of Jefferson,
ian Democracy, which means "equal
rights to all and special privileges to
none," in the North and East. There,
too, we lind the effort to contrullzo
government. Now what is our Demo
cracy ? L make the prediction that in
1800 the South and west will bo called
upon to redeem the Democratic party
from the yoke of the money sharks
and the money power. A great deal
lias been said by people outside about
attaching tails to our Democracy. He
said In tho end they would die boliov
Ing that this appendix was the cause
Mr. Evans went on to. bay that sev
eral years ug;. there, met down in
Goal a in the State of Florida a body of
honest yeomanry ol the country, not
as politicians, but as men represent
ing the agricultural Interests of this
country. They adopted those princi
ples known as the Ocuhi platform.
We who are an agricultural people
sympathize with them. It is our right
to ilo so. Wo endorsed their princi
ples boforo ', you have endorsed him
to-day, and 1 endorse them now. (Ap
Then he went on to show his hear
ers that certain people who criticized
thorn el id not know what they wero
talking of. But, said he, let me show
to you that the Democratic party when
it met in Chicago endorsed these
very principles. They were true, pro
per and represented tho true Demo
cracy. I now propose to show you that
the Democratic party has incorporated
every one of these principles except
one in its platform of principles ov on
acted them into the b\w in Washing
We demanded that the amount of
circulating medium he rapidly in
ccreasod to at loast$50 per capita. The
Democrats in their national platform
demanded that some relief should bo
given tue people-.*
How could relief come but by in
rcasing the circulating medium? Ho
referred to one or two other similes
on national issues and then went on to
say that they demanded the free coin
ago of silver. This had been dono in
section 7 of the national Democratic
constitution, but a dilToront construc
tion had been placed upon it and the
agricultural classes cheated out.
Then there was the principle of na
tive ownership of land. This was sec
tion (> of the national platform.
They demanded that ono industry
should not be built up at the expense
of another That was section f> of the
satno dc 'un int. They demanded a
tariff for venue only, yet they had
boon given, through the uvmey iu
tluence, a hill but litttlo hotter than the
McKinley bill. They leuvo tho high
tariff then; becapso tho farmers' needs
are not watered to.
We demand agiaduated tax on in
como. The Democrats had already
enacted such a law, and it was going
to make a Republican out of every
Democratic man iu the Northwest:
and yet these men, who say that you
are not Democrats, support a man who
(TOtod against this provision.
They had demanded that all national j
revenue be limited to tho actual ex
penses of the government; that wa> in
the Democratic platform.
They had demanded tho government
ownership or railroads. The Demo
crats hud QOVer demanded this, hat
they bad adopted the government con
trol of rail roads. This they did when
thoy established the Interstate com
Thoy had demanded that Congress
amend the election laws so as to have
United States Senatoru elected by a
direct voto pf the people. 'Phis hail
boon enacted into law by the Demo
Virats. Was this not Democratic'/
AH tho demands, save the sub-Treas
Ury demand wero one and the same
thing. They had demanded the sub
Troasury or something bettt r. Indeed,
all olse wero tho same as the princi
ples In the Chicago platform. It was
the duty of tho Democrats to endorse
theso principles. I Stand on the Demo
oratlo platform?Geahu platform let
it cost me 'what it may. (Cheors.) I
have said this, bocaifsu it has I
thrown in your faocsAhat you arc not
He wanted to b?o all tho people
united and invited ajl honest people to
com?) in with thom.t Thoro is butono
party iu South Carolina undthatts the
whito man's party (oheeis) aua\ tho
man who opposes it cannot stanu\bo*
foro tho people as a Domocrnt. ^
aroa united people. "II I thought,"
said he, "that my nomination and
election meaut the destructiou of our
civilization and the irreparable damag
ing of my native State, I would ask
you to take back your nomination and
ask Cod to put out tho spark of life in
my breast." Mr. Evans said considera
ble hero about true patrotism. "If
elected Governor I will bo tho Gover
nor of the whole people and seb that
tho will of tho majority is carried
out." (Cheers.) 1 congratulate you on
the way you havo stood together.
Ho believed that the dispensary law
was tho best solution of the liquor
problem, and was the onlv means of
throwing oil" tho yoke of the whiskey
ring. " I will enforce it to the letter,
if elected Governor."
He thanked them as the Democracy
of South Carolina for Iiis nomination,
and pledged his word, his hand, his
heart und his head, that, if they shied
by him. the proud banner, which they
placed in his hand, should never trail
in the dust so long us ho was Gover
nor of South Carolina.
As Mr. Evans closed there was pro
A letter was read from Dr. Tinimer
man stating that sickness prevented
him from being present, and express
ing his appreciation,
NOMINATIONS WERE NOT MADE.
THUMS THAT WERE NOT COM
ri.il l) WITH.
The Conference of Independent Dem
ocrats Asked lor the Denunciation
of the Oealu Demands?The Deques!
Was Denied, and (he Cull is Issued
lor Another Conference.
The convention of Democrats which
assembled under tho call of Thomas
\V. Carwllo, chairman, met in the city
of Columbia on the 17th inst. Thirty
one counties wore represented, and a
preliminary conference was held, at
which cho fullest and freest discussion
took place. Naturally - tho~4Ut?*tini
portant question before the conferobs?
was as to tho advisability of nominat-N^.
ing a Stato ticket. The majority
favored a ticket at tho start, and the
debate only changed that purpose for
the time being.
After a long, earnest and exhaustive
discussion, a resolution solving the
problem to some extent was adopted
by a voto of 1:20 to 104, which postpones,
without abandoning, nominations. The
vote by counties to tablo the resolution
was as follows :
Yeas?Anderson, 8: Darnwcll, 0;
Boaufort, 8; Chester, 8 : Chesterliold,
2; Darlington, (i: Edgotlold, 2: Fair
tield, 8: Florence, 2: Gl'Oenvillo, ?;
Ham])tou 1 ; Horry, 2: Lancaster, II;
Laurens, 2 ; Lexington. <i: Marlboro, 1 ;
Oconoo, 8; Orangoburg, 2 : Diekens, 2;
Uiehland, it: Sumter. I: Union, 2;
Willluinsburg, \ : York, 0?-104.
Nays?Alken, 8; Andorsou, I ; Barn
well, 8; Berkley, 8; Charleston. 7:
Clarendon, U : Darlington, 2: EdgeUeld,
8 ; Florence, ?: Georgetown, I: Green
Ville, 4: Hampton. 1: 1 lorry, :i: Laur
ens. ."): Marion, 4; Nowborry, U; Or
angoburg, 10 : I'iekens, 8 : Uiehland,
i : Spartanburg, 14; Union, 8; York,
At 2:l."> o'clock the convention as
sembled with Gonoral Johnson lla
good, of Barnwoll, In the chair, ami
\V. I1. Crawford, ofChostor, as secre
Tho following oxoeutlvo committee
was elected :
Aiken, A. I*. Duller : Anderson. M.
P, Trible; Barnwoll, Mike Brown;
Beaufort, H. W, Richardson; Berke
ley, S. P. Smith : Charleston. r\ C.
Fishburne : Chester, T. Butler Woods ;
Chesterliold, W. P. Stophonson : Clar
endon, l" I?. Uodgos ;Colleton, blank;
Darlington, W. C. Crokor ; Kdgoliold,
W. l-\ Alien : Fair Held, John Brutton :
Florence, .1. B. C. Wright: Gcorgo
town, J. B. Steele: Greenville, S, A"
Townos; Hampton, VV. E. Martin:
Uorry, C. P, Quatlobuum : KorslittW,
blank: Lancaster. John C. McDow :
Laurens, VV. L.Gary: Lexington, C.
S. Bradford : Marion. J, VV. Johnson;
Marlboro, D. C. Roper; Nowborry,
George s. Mower; Oconoo. G. W.
Pratt; Orangoburg, M. O. bant/.lor;
Plekons, K. G. Galnes; Rlohland,.). G.
Capers J Spartanburg, J, L. Carson;
Sumter, J. C. Singleton : Union, L. J.
Browning: Will inn.?b?rg, M. J. Burst;
York, G. W. S. Hart.
The following resolutions, offered
by Thomas W. Carwile, of ICdgo
llold, were unanimously adopted :
" Whereas, Men prominent In the
affairs of the State claiming to he
Democrats, some of whom are now
seeking nominations for high oillcos as
Domocrats, have declared themselves
bound by the principles unnounced at a
convontion held at Ocula, on tho 3d
day of December, 1880, as paramount
to all their political principles, what
soever, which principles are centraliz
ing in t heir tendency and opposed to
those of the Democratic party.
?? And. whereas others so now claim
ing to be Democrats have allied them
selves with members of a new p "'
styled Populist party und r,8.t?ui.iit<
declared themselves ready to abandon
the Doinoorutlo party whenever
an opportunity favorable to the
success of the so-culled party should
?'And. whereas, under such eireuni
stances it oocoinos the duty of the
Democratic party of this State, through
its OlUoiul representatives in conven
tion assembled, explicitly to declare its
position in I'Ogard to these disturbing
'? Rosolvcd, That this convention,
composed of loyal Democrats from all
parts of the State, demands of the con
vention to assemble on the 10th instant
under the call of the executive com
mittee of the Domocratic party of the
Slate as heretofore organized, ex
plicitly to declare the true and loyal
allegiance of the whole DomoOIV.tlo
parly of the Slate of South Caro
lina to the principles and organi
zation of the National Democratic
party and to repudiate and resciend
t he action of t he State Convontion of
I-'?2, adopting tho Ocula plat form as
i hat of the Domocratic party of this
'? Resolved, That the convention also
demands of t He said State Dcmocratia
convention to bo held on the 10th of
SoptOinbor to nominate no one to ollico
who is not in full accord with the
principles oi' the National Democracy,
nor one who acknowledges allogianco
to tic said Ocula platform or to the
principles of t he Populist party.
"Rusolvod, That tue nomination by
the convention on tho nineteenth In*
taut of any candidate for any ollioO at
the hands of tho Democratic party
holding allogianco to any other than
the Democratic principlus and policy,
shall absolvo all members of the Demo
cratic party in tho State from obliga
tion to support such nomineos ut tho
general election whether or not thoy
participated in tho recent primary
?' Uosolvcd. That an executive C ?M?
mitteo consisting of one member from
each county bo appointed by tho re
spective delegations, which committee
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