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THIS STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
Peace and Unity Were the Leading Features.
CANDIDATES FOR U. S. 8KNATK AND HOUSE MUST SUP
PORT THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.
Labor Questions Only Created Discussion ? McLuurin Wus Con
Tbe Slate Democratic convention
waa conspicuous for harmoniousncss.
Everything passed off smoothly and
quietly, nuicti wire-pulling was done
by candidates in aud around the con
vention iu a quiet way, and those
issues supposed to be most productive
of discussion created none whatevor.
Senator Till man introduced appro*
priato resolutions as to the memory of
the late lien. Wade Hampton, and suit
able resolutions as to the illness of
Chief Justice Mol vor were presented
Absolutely the only subjects brought
up in the convention, productive of
discussion, were matters relating to
the troubles of labor and capital, and
the convention oppressed itself in no
mild way both in regard to the lockout
of the operatives of the cotton mills iu
the Horse Creek valley and as to child
labor iu cotton mills. There wore de
bates over both these matters, but those
wishiug to condemn the mill manage
ments lor the lockout aud thoBe trying
to abolish child labor won by decisive
Senator Tillman presented the re- I
ports as the pledge matUr uu l us tu J
the arraugement of the campaign
meetings. Both repotts went through
wit hunt a word of debate, ami then
came the linal adjournment with the
suddenness ot u thunderclap from u
The only change in the pledge is
that candidates for tho United States
Senate and the United Slules House of
Representatives will have to pledge
themselves to support tho parly plat
?e two-ring campaign circus plau
adopted, the executive committee
being instructed to arrange for a double
series of campaigu meetings in each
The convention unanimously and
without dubate adopted a simple reso
lution condemning Senator McLaurin's
course. No one seemed to take any
interest whatever in Ibis mailer.
After the 'convention had udjourned
Senator Tillman was called for aud he
responded with a vigorous speech, iu
which he displayed much of his old
time lire and energy, dealing with
matters of national party policy, and
with the course of events in Congress.
He was most vigorously applauded.
One of the most striking features of
the convention was the fact that
practically every candidato for an im
portant office was a member of the
convention. It was truly a political
convention, and the amouut of hand
shaking and fence-building was aston
ishing to some. Several candidates
who were not delegates originally came
in to till vacancies on other delega
tions. Iu the list of delegates were to
be found the uamos of Henderson,
Hemphill, Johnstone and Ijatimer of
senatorial aspirations. In the list also
were the names of Talbert, Heyward,
Ansel, L. J. Williams and Timmer-1
man of gubernatorial aspirations. The
only candidate for Governor not on
the door was James II. Tillman, aud
he was elected a delegate. Congres
sional candidates galore were there
also. Mr. Thurmond was beard from
in resolutions looking to tbe mill in
terests and Mr. Bellinger was in evi
dence with resolutions against the
trusts. And so it went.
Tbe personnel of the body was far
above the average and it was represen
ted 1 former party factions. For
instance, on tho main aisle at the cor
ner of the row sat Senator Tillman;
just behind him sat tbe veteran stal
wart Col. Thomas W. Wood waul; just
behind were ex-Gov. Mauldin and Col.
Hoyt; not far away were McCalla, Ba
cot, Tindul, J. Tom Austin and scoiea
of others who have figured in party
fight*. There was a good sprinkling
also of young men who have not here
tofore appeared in the political arena,
but are preparing to shy their castors
and "let 'er roll boys."
The personnel of the body and the
character of the members showed
Elainly that things aie running very
axmonlously in the Democratic party
in South Carolina just now. In this
respect the cocvention was a striking
object lesson. Thoro was not even a
contest over the selection of the chair
man of the convention, Col. Jones re
ceiving the unusual compliment of a
State Chairman Wilie Jones rapped
for order and announced that the con
vention would be opened with prayer
by Bishop Ellison Capers. The hall
was tilled, both the floors and in the
Bishop Capers made a brief, but most
appropriate prayer, invoking the Divine
guidance upon the body. He asked
that all things rest upon the foundation
of peace and houor. He concluded
.with the Lord's pray or. ,
The roll prepared by the secretary
was read and some substitutions were
The roll of delegates being com
pleted, Mr. Blease nominated Col. Wihe
Jones for president of the convention,
and Mr. Crews nominated Gov. M. P?.
McBweeney who promptly declined and
seconded the nomination of Col. Jones.
Mr. Blease put the motion and Col.
Jones was unanimously elected. In a
brief speech he thanked the body for
the honor conferred.
Mr. T. C. Haraer was chosen secre
tary and Mr. Jas. T. Parks, of Orange
burg, assistant aecrelaty.
The temporary organization was
made permanent, and the following
vice presidents were elected :
First DistricU-J. W. Dunn.
Second?W. C. Smith.
Third?J. A. Sligh.
Fouith?W. L. Mauldin.
Fifth?J. E. McDonald.
Sixth?A. II. Williams.
Seventh?W. J). Scarborough.
The rules of the House of Repre
sentatives were adopted to govern the
Mr. Hende^^10 ^t m, offered a
resolution providing for one committee
on platform, resolutions and ?constitu
tlou t/> which should bo referred till
resolutions without debate, aud Mr.
W. D. Evans, of Marlboro, offered the
following as a substitute which was
ado)> ted :
Resolved, That two committees bo
appointed?one on platform aud reso
luiious and the other on constitution
aud rules, said committoe to be com
posed of one member from each dele
gation. All resolutions to be referred
to appropriate committee without de
The committees were theu named
by the respective delegations, and
when this was completed resolutions
were called for and a number wore
prcsentod, several being read by the
secretary before roforenco to the proper
The roll of the members of the State
Democratic executive committee was
then called and the electious made by
the county conventions wero confirm
ed, on motion of Mr. Huist, of Char
Senator Tillmar w is designated to
act as chairman of thu committee on
constitution ami rules mid Col. J. A.
Hoyi to act as cbaiim n ot tho com
mittee on platform ami resolutions. It
was announced that both committees
would meet iu the afternoon. The
couvcution then look a recess until
8.:i0 p. m.
thk convkntion REA88RMBLK8
At 8.30 o'clock the convention re
convened aud Col. W. J, Talbert got
the lloor and offered the following pro
amble and resolutions :
Wheroas Hon. Henry Mclvor, at the
bidding of the Democratic party, has
served the wholo people of South Car
olina for '25 yearn, first as ussocialc
justice and latterly as chief justice,
with distinguished lldelily and ability,
having in his first opinion iu 1877 set
tled finally, and properly, ns is now
universally conceded, the question of
the respective rights of D. II. t Ilium -
berlaiu aud Wade Hampton as to the
governorship of this State, and having
once for patriotic reasons declined the
ottico of chief justice, his lifelong am
bition, to which after years of patient
service as associate justice, he was
finally elevated by unanimous vote of
tho General Assembly, and
Whereas he is now suffering from
disease which prevents nt present the
activo service which he has been oc
customed to render, aud indicts acute
suffering upon him ; now be it
Kesolved by the Democratic party
of South Carolina in convention as
1. That it hereby desires to express
the debt of gratitude of the people of
this State to the distinguished chief
justice and to assure him of its warm
est affection and sincorest sympathy in
bis allllction, and to express tho hope
' that he may long be spared to counsel
and guide the great court of which he
is the ornate head ; an example of in
dustry, learning, probity and patriot
ism which should be both an example
and an inspiration to the men who are
to assume from time to time the bur
dens and responsibilities of political
and professional life in this State.
These resolutions were presented by
Col. Talbert with appropriate remarks.
Mr. Hueot, of Charleston, seconded
the resolutions earnestly and hoped
that the vote would be a rising one.
Mr. Stevenson spoke earnestly for
Chesterfield C unity.
Oov. McSweeney also warmly sec
onded the resolutions, and then they
were adopted by a rising vote.
Col. James A. Hoyt then presented
the report of the committee on plat*
form and resolutions as follows :
We, the committee on platform and
resolutions, beg leave to report that we
have passsed upon all matters sub
mitted to us and recommend :
First. Tho adoption of the accom.
panyiag platform,- marked (A.)
Second. That resolution No. 4, in
troduced by Mr. Hlease, be adopted.
Third. That the resolution intro*
duced by Mr. Croft, No. 0, he adopted
with the following amendment : Strike
out the word *' tender " and insert the
words " under 12 years of age."
Fourth. That the resolution intro
duced by Mr. Rogers, No. 9, be adopted.
Fiflb. That the resolution, No. 1,
signed "On behalf of tho i'ickens dele
gation," be laid upon the table.
Sixth. That a 1 accompanying papers
ba laid upon the table for the reason
that tho subject matter is embraced in
the foregoing report.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Jas. A. Hoyt, Chairman.
the I'l.atkokm adopted.
On motion of Mr. Stevenson tho
platform as read was adopted, and is
Resolved by the Democracy of Scutb
Carolina in convention assembled:
I. That we re-afllrm and endoresthe
platform of principles enunciated by
the State Democratic Convention of
1000, with especial stress upon the fol
"That we view with alarm the power
which the trusts through the Republi
can p my are exercising over legisla
tion and national politics and their
ability to control tho pricos of the
necessities of life without regard to the
law of supply and demand. We con
demn the hypocritical attitude of the
Republican leaders who abuse trusts
and combines, while they use the
money obtained from them and ex
torted from the people to debauch the
ignorant voters of tho country.
"That we denounce the imperialistic
policy of the Republican administration
as contrary to the letter and spirit of
the Declaration of Independence and
the Constitution of the United States,
and as dangerous to the liberty and
freedom not only of the people of the
Spanish islands, but of the citizens of
this country as well. 'The benevolent
assimilation' of; the Filiplnoe has
proven to be the benevolence of mur
der and tbe aeaimilatiou of robery. We
deuounee it as an outrage upon tbe con
sciences of liberty loving Americans.
Our free institutions canuot long sur
vive tho destruction of tboso princi
ples upon which tbey rust, aud tbe
spectacle of subject peoples being bold
down by tbe bayonet aud robbed by
tbe carpel baggers but foreshadows
tho fate of our country, unless the peo
ple are aroused to our dangor. The
unjust and cruel war of subjugation
now being carried on iu the Philippines
should bo ended at once, with dellnite
aud specific declarations to the uatives
as to tho intonlioiiB of this country to
aid them in the establishment of n froo
government of their own choice under
a protectoralo by the United States."
II. That wo re-aflbni and endorse
tho correlated sections of tho Kansas
City platform upon the subject of trusts
and imperialism as follows:
Private monopolies are indefensible
and intolerable. Thoy destroy com
petition, control tho prices of mntorial
and of tho finished products, thus rob
bing both producer and consumor.
Thoy lessen tho employment of labor
and arbilitrarily fix tho terms aud con
ditions thereof, aud deprive iudividual
energy aud small capital of their op
portunity for botterment. Thoy are
the most cllicicnt means devised tor
appropriating the fruits of industry for
tbe hem lit of the few at tho expense
of the many, and unlosB Iheir insatiate.
greed is cheeked all weallh will bo ag
gregated in a few hauda and ihe Re
public destroyed. The dishonest pal
turing with the trust evil by tho Re
publican party in State aud national
platforms is conclusive proof of the
truth of the chargea that trusts aro tbe
logilituate product of Republican poli
cies; that they are fostered by Repub
lican laws, and that they are protected
by Republican administrations in re
turn for campaign aubscriptioua aud
"We pledgo the Democratic party to
an unceasiug warfare iu nation, State
ami city against private monopoly in
every form. Existing laws against
trusts must be enforced and more atrin
geut onea must bo enacted, providing
lor publicity as to affairs of corpora
Lions engaged in inter-atato commorco,
and requiring all corporations to show
before doing businoaa outside of the
Stute of their origin that thoy have no
water iu their stock, and that they
have not attempted and are not at
tempting to monopolize any brauch of
business or the production of any arti
cle of merchandise, and the whole con
stitutioual power of Congress over in
ter-state commerce, the mails aud all
modes of inter-state commerce shall
bo exercised by the enactment of com
prehensive laws upon the subject of
trusts. Tariff laws should bo amended
by putting the product of trusts upon
tho free list to prevent monopoly un
der the plea of protection."
III. vVe are opposed to private mo
nopoly in every form, and view with
apprehension the increasing power and
disregard of the interest of the people
by the combination of corporations,
especially of those chartered by other
States. It is the duty of the General
Assembly of this State to pass more
stiingent laws for the control of all
corporations, domestic and foreign,
and for tho prevention of all trusts and
combinations botween corporations
carryiug on competitive buaiueas. We
claim the right on the pail of the State
to control all corporation a, whether
domestic or foreign, engaged in busi
ness within her borders; we deny that
Congress has any legitimate power to
rogulnto corporations except as they
may be engaged in foroign or inter
state commerce; and demand that the
national government confine itself in
bestowing corporate existence to such
agencies as aro required to exerciae
such functions as tho constitution spe
cifically confers upon the United Slates.
We are unalterably oppoaed to any
amendment of tbe F?deral conatitulion
looking to any enlargement of the
powers of Congress in relation lo the
regulation of contract by citi/.ens of the
State or in relation to the corporations,
and we demand that laws be onacted
further restricting the power of Fcd
erul courts to interfere with the in
ternal affairs and administration of
justice in the State.
IV. We coudemu tho Dingley tariff
law as a trnst-breeding measure skill
fully devised to give the few favors
which they do not deserve, and to
place upon the many burdons which
thoy should not bear.
We re-aflirm our belief in a tariff for
revenue only, and that taxation should
be so regulated as'to meet the needs
of an honest and eeonomicrd govern
ment. We condemn all clasa legisla
tion such as tho Ship Subsidy bill,
which we believe to be a rich man's
raid on the public coffers, and we also
condemn all sectional logisbition, such
as the Crumpacker bill, which wo be
lieve was intended to arouse sectional
We hold with tbe United Stales Su
premo Court that tho Declaration of
'.ndependence is the spirit of our gov
ernment, of which the constitution is
the form and letter.
We declare again that all govern
ment instituted among raon derivo
their I powers from the consent of
the governed; that any government
not based upon the consent of the gov
erned is a tyranny, and that to impose
upon any people the government of
force is to substitute a nvthod of im
perialism for those of a Republic.
We hold that the constitution fol-1
lows the flag, and denounce the doc
trine that an executive of Congress de
riving thoir existence and their powers
from the constitution cau oxorcuo law
ful authority beyond it or in violation
of it. We assert that no nation can
long ondure half Republic and half
Empire, and we warn the American
people that imperialism abioad will
lead quickly and inevitably to despot
ism at home.
We condemn and denounce the
Philippine policy of the present ad
ministration. It has involved the Re
public in unnecessary war, sacrificed
iho lives of many of our noblest sons,
a d placed the United States, provi
Betritt!? The Kind You Haw Always
J ously known and applauded through
out the world as the chatnpiuu of free
dom, m the false and uu-Ainortcan po
sition of crushing with military force
the efforts of our former allies to
achieve liborty and self-government.
The Filipinos cannot he citizens with
out eudaugering our civilization; they
eanuot he subjects without impenliug
our form of government, and as we
are not willing to surrender our civili
zation to couvert tha Republic iuto an
Empire, wo favor an immediate dec
laration of the nation's purpose to give
tho Filipinos?Urst, a stable, form of
government; second, iudupeudence,
and third, protection from outsido In
' We are not opposed to territorial ex
pansion wheu it lakes iu desirable ter
ritory which cau be erected iuto States
in the Union, aud whjse people are
willing aud lit to become Ameri
can citizens. We favor expansion by
evory peaceful aud legitimate means,
but we are unalterably opposed to the
seizing or purchasing of distant islands
to be governed outside the constitution,
whose people cau never become citi
zens. We are iu favor of extouding
the Republic's influence among the
nations, but we believe that intluenco
should bo extended, not by force and
violence, but through persuasive pow
er of a high and honorable example.
The burning issue of imperialism
growing out of the Spanish war in
volves the very existence of the Re
public aud the destruction of our free
institutions. We regard it as the par
amount issue of the coming campa gn.
ti1k uob8k cbkkk tkouulk.
The Ulcase resolution relating to the
Horse Creek trouble was takou up,
wilh tho favorable report, aud Senator
Cruber asked for tho minority report.
The minority report was read as fol
We, the undersigned members on
the committee on platform and resolu
tions, to whom was referred the reso
tion of Mr. Colo L. Blease with ref
erence to a certain lockout of cotton
mill operatives in Aikon County, beg
to submit this as a minority report :
That we cannot concur with tho views
of the majority report, as we have not
sutliciout information to form a correct
opinion and becauso we believe Mr.
Bloase's resolution to be extreme.
George k. Uembert,
d. u. Cooper,
J. II. Lksesnk,
Chas. Ii. Henry,
J. L, Tkihule.
There were 11 members of tho com
mittee, Mr. ltembert said, who had
favored the miuority report. Mr. Hem.
bert told why the minority had acted
as it did. The minority had no politi
cal thuudor to turn loose, aud they did
not wish to adopt haphazard resolutions
affectiug any citi/.an, no matter wheth
er that citizen be interested in corporate
enterprises or not. Haphazard resolu
tions could never be avoided until poli
ticians seeking cheap thunder were no
more. Ho appealed to ealm judgment
and asked if it was right to condemn
without hearing. Mr. Humbert dealt
with the interests on both sidos, aud
referred to tho votes to bo gotten.
Col. Talbert as a member of the
majority of the committee said he
hoped the minority report would he
consigned to oblivion. If thoro was
any law it was if advantage is to be
given, it should be given the poor and
tho weak. Where was the lack of in
formation? Have the majority not
read the newspapers in tho last few
weeks ? These people, good people,
had been locked out arbitrarily. There
should be no conflict between labor
aud capital. The rich men had acted
arbitrarily. It was a question of com
mon sense, of humanity. The Dem
ocratic party should act, in such a mat
ter and not be so tender-footed about
it. (Applause.) He referred to the
allusions to the candidates. He was
a candidate and was not afraid to be
a caudidate. He was willing to ad
vocate what he thought was right and
[take sides. He was not of the kind
who wore a standing collar high enough
to look like a whitewashed feuce abi u.
a lunatic asylum. His young friend
would soon bo a candidate and was
even now budding. He would stand
by theso good people of Horse Creek.
It was a question of corporation rule
vs. the people.
Mr. H. T. Jaynos of Oconce said the
Democracy of South Carolina was on
trial. Great issues should not be
swept, aside by jests. Equity and
justice should be done all?mill men
or worklngmen. no told of Mr.
Courtenay's coming to Oconee and
building a cotton mill there. This
mill was not planted there by foroign
capital. It has been stated that the
capital in tho mills here came from tho
north. Most of it comes from our own
people. There was nothing but wild
newspaper reports. Only this morning
the chairman of this committee was
announced as a candidate for the
United States Senate. As soon as he
read it he said there's " nothing in
that." We caunot rely on irresponsi
ble newspaper reports. No such
action should be taken in tho absence
of definite information.
Prof. W. N. Marchant said the
words of the resolution were mild
words. If he could have written the
resolutions they would have been
much stronger, lie knew all about
cotton mills; ho worked in the Granite
vi'.le factory years ago. He knew the
Horse Creek people. They were the
best people that ever lived on the face
ot this earth. They had beeu denied
the privilege of earning their daily
bread. This had stirred him as noth
ing bad done in 60 years. He was not
a candidnle eilhor.
Voice- Cut it short. (Laughter.)
Prof. Marchant?I will not cut it
short. (More laughter.)
Prof. Marchant took a glass of water
and epoko earnestly of the lack of in
quiry into the condition of the people
of our mills. Do you suppose any
body would take me for an ignorant
man? (Laughter.) He would change the
zephyr-like words of the resolution in
to a destructive cyclone.- He had seen
deeds of heroism in( Graniteville tbat
would excel Hobson when he sank the
Mr. Croft asked Prof. Marcbant to
yield to him for a tew momenta to
make a motion. Prof. Marchant yield
ed. Mr. Croft explained tho question.
It was this; 0,000 industrial people in
Aikuti county who had not struck hnd
been turned out because of trouble iu
another State. It has brought des
titution uud Buffering. This is the
worst kind of a fiusl?one that will
not give honest labor employment, llo
referred to it as a ?' conspiracy." He
moved to table tho minority repott,
but withdrew the motiou.
Prof. Marchant yielded for five min
utes to Sonator Henderson, who sari the
tho Aikcu county convention hud
adopted such a resolution. Ho offered
to lako home any subscriptions to help
the sufferers. Sympathy was us litilo
as they should givo.
There Was a general demand for a
vote and considerable disorder, Prof.
Marchant claiming tho floor and gct
tiug itffor three minutes. Mr. Real*
bert limdly got the Hour, the audioiico
declining prncticully to bear further,
from Prof. Marchaut.
Mr. Rembert said tho minority were
ready and willing to extend sympathy
to anyone, but this resolution was loo
extreme for people of good judgment
to adopt. Ho proposed to stand for
what he considered right and jusl to
any mau, rich or poor. Ho ropliod to
Congressman Talbert with a joke.
Mr. R. 13. A. Robinson, of Anderson,
thought this stop unwise. Ho was op
posed to grindiug down the mill presi
The voto was then taken and the
chair declared tho " ayes" had it.
There wore calls for a division and for
a roll call vote. Then Mr. Ashley
asked for the reading of tbe re
solution. Mr. J. VY. Dour asked
that hia name bo put to tbe minority
report. Mr. It. H. Culdwcll made the
same request. The vote was 18*2 to 72.
Mr. T. I. Rogers offered this as a|
Resolved. That we sympathize with
all men iu miafortuue.
Tho minority report of the com
mittee?the Please resolution?was
The resolution in regard to child
labor in the cotton mills was taken
up. Mr. Dorroh, of Greenville, moved
to a*'-ike out the resolving words. Ho
said the convention was exceeding its
authority, as tho Legislature which
was composed of Democrats should
sot tie this issue.
Mr. Thurmond, of ICdgeflold, fa-1
vored tbe resolutions and insisted that |
mill children should be protected.
He took up I he lockout question and
urged that the 'little mill operatives
did not have an equal cbanco
with little negroes, becauao the latter
had plenty of fresh air and outdoor
exerciae aud could go to school whon
ever they wanted, and it was not so
with the child boiiud in mills. He
was surprised that there should
Mr. R. 11. A. Robiiiaon, of Ander
son, waa utterly opposed to such mat
ters iu tho convention. The people
will decide these matters for them
selves, lot it nlone.
Mr. Harris >n, of Pairfleld, favored
the resolution aud wanted children
protected when young.
Mr. Thomas M. ltiyaor, of Orange
burg, did not think the resolution a
part of Ihe work of the convention.
The matter should be diacuased in
legislative bodies and not here, and bo
moved to indefinitely postpone the
Tho resolution to indefinitely post -
pone was lost by a vote of 81 for to
145 against. The reaolutiou ns
amended was adopted:
Resolved, by the Democratic party
of South Carolina, in convention as
sembled, That it the sense of this con.
vention that the General Assembly of
this State should and ought to pass au I
appropriate law prohibiting the em
ployment of children under twelve
years of ago in the manufacturing es
tablisraents of this State.
M'LAUHIN WAS CONPRMNBP.
Then came the resolution condemn
ing Senator McLuuin. Col. Iloytl
read Mr. Rogers' resolution, as fol-1
Roaolved, by tho Democratic con
vention of South Carolina, That the
courre of J. L. McLaurin as Senator
from this State in the United States ie
No one said anything. No one
wanted to talk. Col. Jones waited
and then put the question, and it was
adopted without a word of discussion
and then there was a bit of applauae.
The following resolution ol Coh
Hoyt's was unanimously adopted:
The Democratic party of South Car
olina, in convention assembled, fehci
tates tho patriots of Cuba upon tho
happy conclusion of their long and he
roic struggle for independence and
groeting the Republic with hearty
wishes for its prosperity, declares the
gratification with which this State j
would we,come Cuba should she here
after of her own free will eook mem
bership in 'he American Union. Un
til that time shall come, we bold that1
the (iovernment of tho United Slates,
moved by considerations of duty,
honor and expediency, should main
tain With the Ropubhc of Cuba a pol
icy of liberal commercial reciprocity.
Til,I.MAN'S TRIBUTE TO HAMPTON.
Senator Tillman Iben came lo thel
front and said:
Mr. President: This convention has
paid lilting tribute tonight to a living
South Carolinian. 1 think that wo
should express ourselves iu regard to
ono v ho has crossed over the river.
1 theroforo ask to offer the following
Whereas, it has pleased God, in His
wise Providence, to call lo hia eiernnl
Thc?Wo. T s Greatest
Cure fof flaiaria X
< A UlnTSf MaUrbd potton- \
Malarial poisoning. Ihe ??^"Jr I
for It 1? JOHNION'B TONIC. |
r*?t a bottle to-day. - t
tiMtt 5? t?tt II It Ciu?.
rest our illustrious fellow citizen,
Wade Hampton, and whereas, we, the
representatives of South Carolina, in
convention assembled, recalling his
glorious example in war aud in peace,
aud especially miudful of bis incaleul.
aide sorvice to the Slate as her great
leader aud counselor iu 187(1, would
put on record our sense of his uoble
career and our appreciation of his loss;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That in the death of Gen.
Wade Hamptou, South Carolina la
ments tho loss of one of her gionlest
Citizens and most distinguished soi
diers and a leader and counsolor in hor
direst necessity, to whom she owes a
dobt of lasting veueration aud love.
His uamo and fame are a heritage of
which any people might be proud.
Mr. Croft seconded the resolutions.
Col. George Johnstouo spoke feelingly
of the deceased statesmau and rocited
incidents in Iiis career. His tribute
was eloquent aud beautiful. From his
retiremcut Gen. Hampton had come
forth in 1870 aud wo owe his memory
Souator Mayiield offered the follow
ing amendment: "And we further
recommend that a suitable statute be
erected by the State and placed iu the
State capitol." This was adopted.
Tho resolutions were then unani
mously adopted by a rising vote.
Tho Daughters of the Confederacy
had a request for action on the Hamp
ton memorial, which was read and the
secretary was instructed to inform
them of tho action taken.
Senator Tilhnau then presented the
following report of tho commitlco on
constitution and rules which was
adopted by sections, without discus
sion or opposition.
Tho committee on constitution and
rules beg leave to report as follows:
First: On resolutiou offered by Mr.
Mclveown proposiug a change in the
constitution in regard to qualification
of voters in tho primary, we report un
favorably and recommend that it do
Second: Resolution by Mr. W. J.
Johnson proposing that the primary
bo hold two weeks sooner, report un
favorably and recommend that it do
Third: In reference to tho proposed
amendment of Mr. G. W. E. Sharpe,
your committee recommend as follows:
After tho word " masters " on next to
the last line, page 2, insert " but not
for members of tho county bourd of
control of the dispensaries, nor for
county dispensers," so that it will read
as follows: "Provided, That the
county executive committee of any
county shall bo nt liborty to order a
p?mary election for magistrates and
masters, but not for members of the
county board of control of the dispem ,
saries, nor for county dispensers."
Tho various resolutions offered by
Messrs. It. I. Manning, .1. W. GaiucB
and D. II. Magill in regard to changes
in article. 0, we have considered them
all carefully as well as the whole sub
ject of a change in tho pledge to be
given by candidates and we reconi- ,
mend an amendment to said article as
follows: After tho word "nomination" .
near tho end of said 0 article, insert
the following: "and each candidate .
for tho United States Senate and for
the United Stales House of Represent- ,
atives shall file au additional pledge
that he will support tho political prin- ,
ciples and policies of the party during
the term of otllce for which he may bo
elected, and work in accord with his
Democratic associates in Congress on
all parly questions." All pledges shall
bo tiled on or before 12 o'clock m. of
the day preceding that day llxed by
the Stale cxeculivo committee for the
first campaign meeting.
Senator Tillnuvn also presented the
following, which likewise was adopted
without a word of instruction or p. vote
against it. Thus was one of tho mat
ters supposed to be loaded disposed of:
Article XI of the constitution be
slrickon out and the following inserted
in lieu thereof:
Article XI. Ilofore the election in
11)02, aud each election theroafler ex
cept as herein provided, the State
Democratic executive commitlco shall
appoint und arrange for the campaign
mcetiugs to be held in each county,
not loss than two weeks apart, one
of which meetings shall bo addressed
only by candidates for Slate oIIIccb,
and Ihe other only by candidates for
United States Senator, Unitod States
House of Representatives and circuit
In addition to such campaign meet
ings the county chairman of the re
speclive Congressional districts and ju
dicial circuits shall, when there is more
than one candidate for either of said
oflices, arrange for and appoint sep
arate campaign meetings for their re
spective uiai i id's or judicial circuits,
the time and plaee of such meetings
to ho published in each county, at
which only the candidates for said of
fices shall be invited to address the
people. Provided. That in any year
iu which no cat. Jdate for United
Slates Senator is to ho voted for, the
I Stale executive committee may dis.
pease with the second campaign meet
ing it is authorized to appoint under
Senator Tillman moved the ndoplion
of the resolutions ns he finished rend
ing. There was nothing said by any
one and tho vote was taken.
Then it was moved that the con
vention aojourn. Senator Mayiield
managed to get in a resolution thank
ing the ofllcersof tho convention. Col.
Joiios unnounced a meeting of the
State committee afterwards, and then
the convention an journed sino die a
littlo before 11 o'clock.
?' George," the sweet girl ploadod,
" you simply must dye your hair."
?? Ridiculous 1" oxclaimod Mr. Tow
head, her (lance.
" No, It Isn't. A fortune tellor told
me today I'd marry a dark-haired
For Infants and Children,
The Kinti You Have Always Bought
Beam the -JjMZS?
The Wit of the Great StuteKiuen
Plows FtitU tiiui Freely.
Milt Saul in Atlanta Journal.
A group of Democratic Congressmen
wore in the cloak room ? of the House
discus mii / men anil things. It so
happened that one of the parly re
ferred to the fact that on the morning
after Cleveland's last election his home
paper appeared with nothing on its
llrsl page except tho words "Cleveland
Wins," and the pictured of about one
??Whoknows," asked Kepresontutivo
Clayton, of Alabama, "why tho Demo
crats alwuys display a rooster as tbe
emblem of victor)?"
Curiously enough, nohody seemed to
know. ??The story as I heard it once,"
said Col. Cliytou, ** is th it ycnis ago
out iu Indiana there was n Democratic
editor named Chapman. The cam
paign was dull and it looked as if tho
Democrats woro certain to lose. In
tho midst of tho depression the Demo
cratic candidate, for Governor appealed
to tho purty managers. 'Toll Chapman
to crow,' he said, and Chapman crow
ed no lustily in his paper und claimed
victory so confidently that tho Demo
crats woke up and won the election.
Tho message, however, got into the
bauds of the Republicans, and tbey
used the wonU, 'Crow, Chapman,
crow,' in over}' speech upon the stump.
After the election there was only one
thing for the Democrats to do. Thoy
had to crow again, and the picture of
tho rooster in tho act of crowing be
came an emblem of a victorious cam
Senator-elect McCrcary, of Ken
tucky, was in Washington a few days
ago calling upon his old friends iu Con
gress whom ho knew when he repre
sented his State iu the Houso.
M McCrcary was a line campaigner,"
said a Kenluckian. 11 When he wcut
tho rounds of his district he kissed all
the babies, praised the cooking of the
housewives, judged (he cattle of tbe
farmers and udnpted himself to all cir
cumstances. One night ho drove up
to the house of a farmer to stop ull
night, but arrived after the supper
hour. The good woman of the bouse
insisted on getting him a supper, but
he resisted and said he would tcko any
thing cold that 'die had.
" She told him she had some cold
ham and cold biscuits and would warm
414Nevor mind warmiug tiie coffee,
madam,' said McCrcary, '1 prefer it
cold.' Next morning at breakfast tbe
good ludy handed him n cup of sickly
looking liquid, saying, 'Governor, you
seemed to enjoy the cold coffee so
much 1 eaved some for youi break
Washington Post: An old gcnllo
man was wandering yesterday through
tho old library portion ot the cnpitol.
He was lost. Presently he met a Sen
" I want to go to Senator (Quay's
room," said the old gentleman, " and
I have lost my way. Can you help
??Certainly," was the reply. "1 will
And so the Senator carefully piloted
the old gentleman through the de
vious passageways and helped him in
to the elevator and tinnlly conducted
him into Senator Quay's committee
M This iH Sonator Quay's room," he
said to the str?nget. "Whom do you
want to see?"
" Senator Quay," was tho response.
1 am Mr. Quay," said the Senator.
The old gentleman neatly collapsed.
I i Washington they are telling of a
Congressman from rural Wisconsin
who, until his arrival in the national
capiiol had never stopped at a big
hotel. The other evening just before
retiring tho wanted a drink of water,
but found that there was none in his
room. Under one or two small but
tons in the wall lie saw the words:
" Push twice for water." lie pushed
twice as directed and when the boll
boy arrived with the water he found
tho bucolic st at email holding nn ompty
glass under the button.
?? Fellow out iu my country," snid
Representative Cushmnn, the Stale of
Washington humorist, " who owed
another fellow $10. It was due on
Tuesday. At midnight on Monday
night tho man who owed the money
came around, woke his friend up, and
told him he couldn't pay the ten.
" 'It worried mo so I couldn't sleep
und I just thought I'd fell you now,1
11 'Dem it,' snid tho other man, 'why
didn't you wait till morning! Now I
can't sleop, either.' "
The Senatorial conundrum club had
a short session today in the Republi
can cloakroom, says the Washington
correspondonco of tho New York
" What roason do you think they
give for talking of sending that street |
[ car conductor who had the fues with
I the Senator from Mississippi to tin
I asylum?" asked Sentit >l Put rows,
M Can't imagine," said Senator Dc
pew. " What is it."
"Oh, they caught him throwing
Money around the street."
Senator Fait batiks came in: "Speak
ing of conundrums," ho said " was
there ever a moro wonderful sight
than to sec Jonah in tho whale?"
" If there was," said Senator Kcan,
" I never heard of it."
" Well," continued Senator Pair
banks, " to my way of thinking It is
much more wonderful to neo two old
ladies iu a fly,"
Then he had tn explain at great
longth that " tly " is an English name
o.* a certain kind of carriago, and be
fore he had finished tin meeting broke
up in great disorder.
Bw.T-.th? ^ The Kind You Hare Always Botjtfrt
= leavener in
i Goes farther.
WOVAt ?AjOMg POftOEH CO . NtW VOWK.
FROM A BACHELOR'S VIEW.
Auburn hair is what you marry; rod
huir what you inherit.
Widows are clevor enough just bo
foro they get too lipo to put themselves
in eold storage.
Whether men do anything to pleaso
a woman depends not on what they do,
but who does it.
The fastest thing in the world is
getting into trouble; the slowest, get
In these daysn man can take out in
surance against most any risk, except
being a fool.
Give a man the right kind of woman
and he will take care of half a dozen
of the wrong kind of men.
If anybody wants an hour of crush
ing baduess, let him sit down and read
the letters lie saved twenty years be
Some people are so slow they can't
even compete with dead men.
The marriage habit is easier for a
man to break himself of than for a wo
A wayward sou says it is a case of
love's labor lost when ho fails to work
the old man.
It is easier for a woman to stay
young after forty than to mako other
people believe she is.
It is true the coat docs not make the
man, but it has much to do with his
standing iu society.
Some women are so fair minded that
when they know they were in the
wrong they will accept an apology from
you for it.
A foolish sower of wild oats makes
a wise reaper of tame oats.
Every woman believes the nice
things she thinks she reuds about her
self in her mirror.
A woman can be happy without
mathematics and logic, hut she sink
into despair without sentiment and
A woman who could sit on her hair
when she was a girl is the same one
who had wavy cutis till she was sick
Hring a girl up to think she should
marry a rich man and you will be
lucky if she doesn't lun away with a
poor one who is a bigamist.
*? Uncle " Isoni Gamble, an old ne
gro in Marlin, Texas, is a member of
Willis U.Lang Camp U. O. V., of that
city. He is a native of Sout h Carolina
and says that when that State seceded
from the Union, his master (now do
ceased,) who was Dr. " Joe " James,
told him he intended to go to the war,
and asked his then young slave if he
wished to go with him. He replied :
?< Yes, master, 1 will go with you and
stay till one or both of us are killed."
All during the war Dr. " Joe " James
was a division surgeon, having enlisted
with the Fifteenth South Carolina.
Isoni, his young slave, was his trusty
servaut during all that time, and re
turned home with him at the close.
?? Uncle " Isoin says the Confederate
cause is still a live cause and is yet
dear to his heart.
J. Sterling Morton, Secretary of
Agriculture during President Cleve
land's second administration, whose
death was nnnouueed on April 27th,
has left to the farmer a few innova
tions which will perpetually rematn
as monuments to his memory. He
was known as the "Father of Arbor
Day," a day when trees aio planted in
all portions of tho United States, not
only by agriculturist, but also largoly
participated in by school childrou.
Secretary Morton also believed that
Congress when appropriating money
for llowor and vegetable soods, should
spend an equal sum in publishing bul
letins which might be. useful, to the
farmor. Out of this idea grow the
inauguration of tho publication of
Neglect is a great factor in prevent
ing the development of trees. This is
hardly realized till careful compari
sons are made. In an orchard that
had been carofully handled a part was
allowed to lio for a number of yoars
without care, allowing tho grass to
grow around tho trees, decreasing the
j tho loaf surface 41 per cent. Thi
means that only 5b per cont. as much
food could bo elaborated for the pro
duction of fruit and wood as would
have been the case bad the orchard
been kept freo from grass. In a grow
ing orchard the grass being allowed to
grow diminished the growth over 30
per cent.?Farmer's Review.
A Wisconsin woman who wanted
815,000 for " three stolon kisses" has
been defeated in court, tho jury decid
ing against her because sbe is taller
and heavier than the man whom she
jrjMMtho yfltiaKind You Haw Always BottgW