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ELBERT H. A LL, EDITOr.
ELLELIT If. AULI:. ir)i(tJ
WM. Y. HOUSEAL, c
N EWBER RY. S. C.
T. u i"'Y JULY 10. 1 -
THE POLITICAL S1TL'ATION.
The prelimilnary camlpaignu inl South
Carolina which began at (reenville the
10th of June had been carried through
seventeen counties up to last Friday.
It has been a bitter one and hotly
fought. There has been so mnuch cril
inatiou and reerimainationl : so muuch
personality and abuse, and the people
have been so aroused and excited that
we fear breaches have been made that
it will take a long time to cure them,
if they can ever be healed. The preju
dices and passions of the people have
been so aroused that it is alnost useless
to say anything in soberness, or direct
a line to their reason. Yet we have
great and abiding faith in the conser
vative patriotism1 of the people, and we
cannot believe that they will be led
astray by any man or set of ien on
appeals to passion and prejudice.
The question in county and State
politics has about narrowed down to
a question of Tillman and anti-Till
man. There can scarcely be a meeting
of any kind that this question does not
enter. The principles involved, and
the cause, have all been sunk and the
great question now is the election of
a man. The leaders of the Tillman
movement seem to desire that the peo
ple shall not think much for them
selves, but this thing of the election of
B. It. Tillman must be carried through
with a whoop and a hurrah. We know
that the plea is for self-government,
and Capt. Tilltuan's explanation and
solution of the whole trouble are to be
found in those two words "Self-gov
ernment." Yet if actions are to be
taken as anything, that plea is only a
delusion, and a snare-that is so far as
this election 'is coice ried. The term
"self-government" as used by Capt.
Tillman, Ineals, a., we ulndeirstand it,
that the people be permitted to have a
-voice in the select ion of their oflicers.
In other words that we have a pri
mary election for State oflicers, or if
not that then that dei-ates be elected
by primary. But Ne:d erry Cotnty is
on record against ihat !h; //car.
The actions of the iraders of this
movement remind us very much of the
a:vice of Maj. ,agstock to Mr. Don
bey : "Dombey," said the Major, rap
ping him on the ain with his cane,
"don't be 'thoughtful. It's a bad habit.
Old Joe, sir, would'nt be as tough as
you see him, if he had ever encouragred
it. You are too great a man, Dombey,
to be thoughtful. in your position, sir,
you're far above that kind of thing."
This movement was started as a great
Sreform movement, and when one dares
to ask what reform will be inaugurated
and wvhat reduction of taxation can be
brought about, the answer comes "we
don't want to know." The people, or
a large portion of them, have been
aroused to such a pitch of enthusiasm
-. that they are almost insulted if you
ask them to think of this thing, and
honestly want to know of them wvhat
reforms thiT electionu of B3. Ri. Tillmnan
We are told that it is a fight
against the rings and politicians, the
aristocracy and the oligarchy. Now
so far as we have been able to see and
hear they have never pointed out a
single ring or the member of one. They
have never named, placed or described,
what, who or where thearistocracy and
the oligarchy are, and as the Greenville
News says when Capt. Tillman and his
supporters are brought down to produce
facts and figures to support their
* charges, statements and insinuations
the whole business dwindles into "a
shapeless mass of nothing containing
Tuen what is all this fuss about?
Simply the election of one mian and
some others who are trying to pull in
- office with him. Suppose he is elected,
wvhat then ? We will all just have to
go on wvorking just the same to make
our livings and pay our debts, if we can,
and our taxes the same as before. The
people will not be rid of the p)oliticians,
for unless our vision is very much dim
med, and we fail to appreciate the mnean.
* ing of the term, the politician will be
there too. The people miay get left btt
the politician never.
Tihe whole qutestion niow is the figh t
of certain men to get otlice. Their
* election will not benielit the pecople
any more than the election of any
other set of good, hionest and capable
men. Then why have all this hurrah,
and bitterness and even antagonism to
men who do not thuink as sonme people
The political situation in South C;aro
lina to-day is a eritical one in our
opinion. The effect of ties agitation
and the tuanner in which it has beeni
condtucted has been to estranige former
* friends ani eve rieighbors, without
cause or reason. WVe have no interest
n this;mter except the goo of the
- South C aroli na. T[heir wclfare should
be held above the advancement or ag
granidizemenit of anyp, mn or set or
* men. We are no hero wor-hipper and
never ex peet to be.
Let us sto p and considler t his matte-r
just for a little while. It is nice to be
on the popular side in your conuniun
ity. or your county, but the mutltitude
is not always right.
What good can you accomplish by
falling out with your friend or y-our
neighbor, or by trying to pull down
anyb ody '.
Our wo&rd fr it. i i Capt. Tiliman is
e-leted you will have t.he po'litician
* there, and. he wSill be wvanting oilee too,
and these fellows who have been mnak
ing all the no'ise will have to go on
working juta as they did before to make
a livingz. The expen'ses of government
wil! have to be met and the election
of no man can muaterially change them.
Now let u. not go wvild over any man,
and if a miajority want Tillman let
themi have himx, and if a majority want
somebody else let theui have him, but
let us accord to every nian the right to
free speech and the freedom (f opinion
in this matter.
can::ot afli,rd to divde, but in order to
aVOidI this there mtist be less all u -e and
"The watehword recall
Which gave the Republic her station :
'United we stand---divided we fall.'"
GEN. J. S. VERNER'S PLAN OF REFORM
We publish on the first page of The
Herald and News this week a state
imient, or plan of reform, in govern
mental atfairs as proposed by ('omp
He thinks the great trouble in our
government is that the present form
conveys the idea and impresses, it that
no one must render any service with
out good pay for the same, and that the
government is to be used as a machine
to promote the interests of whatever
faction, party, or sentiment may be
in the ascendency, instead of for the
purpose of promoting the protection of
life, liberty and property.
There is getting to be much truth in
this. "To the victors belong the
spoils," is sometimes carried very far,
and in many cases to reward a success
ful party worker, an incompetent man
supplants a very efficient official.
(en. Verner wants a system of coun
ty governments similar to that which
obtained here prior to 1868. The pay
ment of smaller salaries, and to make
the Legislature resp-.nsible for all ex
penditure of public money. We do not
see just how these suggestions will
bring about the evils complained of.
Gen. Verner says in South Carolina
we have upwards of ten thousand
office-holders who receive pay at the
rate of from $50 to $4,000 per annum.
We simply intended to direct atten
tion to Gen. Verner's letter and ask
you to read. He makes some sugges
tions that may benefit you. Read it.
The Alliance Monitor, published al
Orangeburg, S. C., has the foliowing
sensible and truthful remarks. Oppo
sition to Capt. Tillrpan and his lawyei
lieutenants does not mean opposition
to the farmers and their best interests
by long odds:
"There are lots of good men, anti
Tilliiuan men at that-merchants and
doctors and others-who have ex
pressed themselves as willing for the
farmers to have the offices from Gov
ernor down to Coroner. You may
twist it, you may take it internally and
rub with it externally, or inject it sur
r"ptitiously, but.the fact remains tL'at
o1,'osition to Tillman does not meau
opposition to the farmers or to their in
terests. Let us remember this in our
discussions, and do not imagine or in
siuuate that your friend is opposed tc
vour interest~if you be a farmer simply
>ecause that friend is opposed to Till
The Augusta Chronicle says thal
"free speech has not yet been securec
in South Carolina." It does look i
little that way at times. This f.mil3
fight we are having is being made quit4
bitter, and each side is becoming lesa
tolerant of the other. That is one o:
the bad features of this whole business.
If it continues to get hotter it is going
to be very difficult for either side tc
accept defeat in that spirit which ih
necessary to harmony in the party.
There is not going to be any split ir
the Democratic party in South Caro
lina. The white men of this State can
not be divided against good and honesi
government. A Tillman Democrat o:
an anti-Tillman Democrat, still we are
all Democrats and intend to maintair
home rule and white supremacy, and
this talk of splitting the party is al)
bosh. After September we will al)
unite to elect the nominee of the Demo
cratic party. Let us go to work and
have a Democratic primary and stoi:
accusing one another of being inde
dendents and fight this thing out with
ballots in a friendly and manly way.
THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
We publish elsewhere a statement
fronm Col. Jas. A. Hoyt in defence o:
the action of the State Executive Com
mittee. It is a manly, straightfor
ward statement. We trust every Dem
ocrat in 'Newberry will read it and
then ask himself if the resolutions
passed by our County Convention con
demning the committee were fair.
Read it for yourself and ponder it
carefully and answer the quezstion it
your own mind and for yourself.
The seventeen counties in which
campaign meeting had been held up
to last Friday have 148 votes in a con
vention. The Tillman party claim 125
of these. No harm in claiming.
The County Convention held on 26
Junie favored a primary for the nomi
nation of a Congressman from this Dis
trict, but opposed a primary for the
nomination of a Governor, this year.
What is the use of electing delegates
to the September Convention until it
is learned what the August Convenition
will do about the primary?
Trhe campaign meetings this week
beganx onl Tuesday at Camden. The
reports of tl's meeting rather indicate
that Tillan will not carry Kershaw.
The A ugusta Chronicle's correspondent
says he lost ground there during the
day. Yesterday the meeting wvas held
at Sumter. At the time we wvent to
press no news had been received from
The Tillmnan Executive Committee
held a meeting ini Columbia on Monday
tight. It was a secret meeting, and
nothing was given out for publication,
although it seems to have gotten in the
newspapers that the object of the meet
ing was to hear reports from the various
county as to the progress of the move
mient, which, according to these reports,
is mioving on smoothly. They claim 260
delegates, and give the "antis" fW in
It wvas the sense of those present that
the same delegates be elected to the
August and September Conventions;
that a newv State Exceutive Committee
be elected at the August Convention;
that there is no need to have a primary
this year-as they could carry the Con
All this is only newspaper report of
what was done, as the comnditttee acted
with closed doors.
J. A. Sligh and W. D. Hardy, of
Newberry, were present. (i. W. Shell,
of Tauns,n presided.
An'I;T THE I'1IM.1t:Y.
.\t (=reenvillc at the opening of th e
eamphaign, June 1ll, la!, (':tpt. P,. Bi.
Tillman said in his speech
"I beg these gentlemen to join in
with me and demand a primary ele
tion to elect delegates to the State ('on
vention. not to vote directly for (ov
ernor. That would be anl injustice to
ourl- brothers. Down in Beautfort they
are overrun with negroes. (:ry: 'lauin
the niggers.' Yes, but curses don't get
rid of them. Berkeley, Colleton and
Georgetown are in the saie condition.
It would be wrong to take advantage
of these unfortunate counties. You
ought to vote for delegates to the State
Convention because it would be fair.
There are anti-Tillman men in every
county, and they ought to have a vote.
(Cry: 'They are few and scattering.')
Fair play and decency requires that
this should be done. We want all can
didates to have fair play and a free
ight. If they can whip us, let thei
At Spartanhurg lie said:
"Now, I want to say a word about
primary. I beg and plead that the
question as to who shall govern South
Carolina shall be left to her white citi
zens. I beg these gentlemen here wim
are candidates for Governor to joii im
with me in making an etlort to g-t tLi
for the people. If I am not the choice
of the people I do not want to be Gov
ernor. Let every white man have the
opportunity of ~making his selection
and casting his vote for his choice. I
know we will be all right after Sep
tember: but for the sake of harmony
in the party, let us have a free vote and
a fair count."
He has made virtually the same utter
ance on every platform so far in the
campaign, and at this writing seve i
teen counties have been visited. Al
Union he refused to sign on agreenenl
not to accept the nomination except
by primary. At Lancaster on last
Friday he and Gen. Earle and Gen
Bratton all agreed not to accept
n>mination at the Convention whiel
ii called to meet in August.
His followers in Newberry are op
posed to the primary plan fhis ycar
but want it in 1S92.
Whether or not the Executive Con
mittee acted wisely in not ordering
convention earlier to deside this mat
ter, we do not propose to discuss now
If it is self-government that ('apt. Till
man really wauts, as he continuousl3
proclaims-if it is the principle he i:
contending for-why say we will no1
have it now when the opportunity ii
given. It is a very strange way to tigh
for a principle.
We believe that a general primar)
election, in which every man can hav<
the opportunity to walk up and exer
cise his right to vote for the man of hii
choice, is the only way to naintait
unity and harmony within the Derno
cratic ranks. Believing that, we thiul
a great mistake will be made not to ac
cept this plan ? hieli has the endorse
ment of all the candidates for Gov
ernor. In this way you can obtain tin
will of the people. They can then ex
press it deliberately and freely, and ti
suit themselves, and there can be n<
charge of rings or any other subterfugi
to cheat the expression of that will, am
when it is once exp)reessed the minorit'
will submit without murmuring, fo
they will recognize it as the suprem<
law. And the people will very likel'
do what is right.
But to say we will not have a pri
mary now because a convention wa:
not called sooner to determine tha
question, and there is no other objec
tion urged, is not in accord with thi
action of manly men. If the primiar'
plan is a principle we are fighting for le
us have it whether the State Executiv<
Committee sympathize with the Till
man movement or not. What sense i
there in refusing it nowv simply becausi
it was not given, or a conventiom
ordered for it, earlier.
We have never accused Capt. Till
man er his supporters of being inde
pendents. We believe they are goot
Democrats. But ther'e can be no ques
tion that there has been much bitter
ness engendered by this campaign, an<
both factions are to blame to some ex
The best way to preserve harmon2
in the Democratic ranks is to refer this
whole matter to a primary. The voc
of the people expressed in this way wil
be accepted as final. There is necessit'
for the white people of South Carolin:
to stand together. We must not, w<
cannot, afford to divide, and there wil
be no split in the Democracy, for tna
result of that would be fraught with
fearful consequences to the State.
Trhen let Newberry join with Capt
Tillman and instruct her delegates t<
the August Convention to vote for:
primary election. The GI reen vi lie New
"The establishmnut of the primuar)
is mrore important than defeat or sue
ce.sfor any one man. If it is good t<
elect us a Governor two years hence il
is good to elect one now. No man wh<t
is afraid to trust his cbanices to the peo
pie in fair and( open vote and to abidt
the will of the majority ought to be
elected. No mant who uses the ma
chinery of the party because lie hiappem
to have it in his favor can claim to bt
a reformer or a sincere friendl to the
pleople. No mian who refuses to takt
his own miediciue and leaves it foi
somebody else to take two years from
now ought to be t.rusted.. No man whc
goes squarely back on his own prinici
ples, platform and doctrine ought to bc
elected Governor of this State. A man
whIo) will deceive the p)eople in onl(
thing will deceive theni in others.
It is the opportunity of Captain TJill
man and his friends to prove their sin
eerity. .If they wan t real self~ govern
menit, the rule of the people, let thenm
unite wit h the other side for a primary
in 1S90. Then let us have a fair, square,
vote Of tile plel so that everybody4
ballot will be cast anid honestly cotuted
anld then there will lbe no0 opp)ortunity
for kicking or boiltinig or talk of rin.~
rule and all D)emocrats can comie to
gether like brothers for tile ticket as
Quit abusing the Executive (Com
mit tee and stand by the primary !"
Thlie aniti-Tillman men wvill hol a
convention or conference in Colunmi
to-night. Everybody fronm all parts of
the State is invited to attend.
-REP'U1BLICANs5 AT W11K.
They WVin Ph,ce a Ticket in the Field. il
[Special to tile Rlegister.]
CAna:RLS-roN, .July 5--Thiere was a~
mercurial collapse here this afternloon,
brought- about by a bail and rain storm.
Ellery 31. Brayton was in tin- city
to-day working his henchmen for the
Seventh Congressionmal District. HE
denies having any intention of run ning
for Governor. He says the Republicans
are watching closely time progress of
the Tilman fight in the State and would
be sure and make the most of the fric
tion1 between the Denmocrats.. The
party, he thought, would place a ticket
in the field if Tilhnuan was nominated
TIRED OF SLANDEII.
(hairuman luoyt .Ana"erh for tie Earcu
tive Committee as to the Call for
the August Convention.
t;REENV L Li' S. C., July 7, is.--To
the Editor of the I)ail\- New.- The
statement his been made by Mr. B. 1.
Tillman, candidate f'r ('overnor <of
this State, that in response to his
speech at tid geway early in May, the
State Execeut ie ('ommittee had refused
to order a primary eiletion. I was not
aware that lie assumed the authority
of political dictator, but it would seem
that lie has been discharging the duties
of this position, according to his own
confession. The State Executive Com
miittee has steadily pursued a consistent
and tenable course from the beginnin.
of this remarkable campaign, and this
course has been strictly within the lines
of its prescribed duties, as they are
found in the written constitution of the
Democratic party. That it has not
escaped censure from eithe?ffaction is
an observation which need not he pro
ven, but it has turned neither to the
right nor the left in its purpose to
maintain tiie unity and integrity of-the
party. Mr. Tillman has quoted fre
queniitly from an interview, in which I
said that the demands of the March
Convention were "utterly impracticable
and unattainable" in this campaign, so
far as reapportionment and the election
of delegates by primary were concerned.
He is endeavoring to iiake capital for
himself by assailing tile position as
sumied by inc on the 19th day of April,
and now claims that the August Con
vention will reapportion the delegates
and order a prilary election. My state
ment was based upon the facts of the
case, and related solely to the duties
and powers of the State Executive
Committee under the present constitu
tion. His prediction is yet to be veri
tied, and it may:or may not be fultilled.
My declaration was made in good faith,
because there was a general acquies
cence in the proposition to delay the
nominating convention, in which Mr.
Tillman and his executive committee
fully concurred, as I have the written
evidence to show. Now, if the State
Executive Committee had ordered an
early State Convention, under the
circumstances existing at the time of
the Ridgeway meeting, can any one
doubt that nominations would have
been made at that (late, thus cutting
off all opportunity for a preliminary
campaign. It might have been wise to
avoid the heat and the rancor of this
preliminary campaign, but Mr. Tillman
is mainly responsible for the tone and
the temper of the meetings, and not the
State Executive Committee, whose du
ties were plain and imperative.
It is fair to conclude, then, that the
demands for reapportionment and the
election of delegates by a general primi
ary were "utterly impracticable and un
attainable," unless a State Convention
.was called into existence. Did the
State Executive Committee retrace its
steps when the August Convention was
called? Not at all, and it is in order to
show that Mr. Tillman initiated the
. movement which led to the prelimi
nary convention. If there is any one
to blame for this state of things, he is
- the author of the suggestion itself. At
the opening meeting in Greenville and
other places, Mr. Tillman urged his
opponents, General Bratton and Colo
nel Earle, to unite with him in asking
the State Executive Committee to
order a State Convention for the pur
pose of securing a general p)rimary'. On
the 1uth dlay of June, nine days after
thle prelimiinary camp)aign opened, I
received a message from Colonel JToseph
H. -Earle, through the Hon. W. L.
MIauldin, to the efTeet that Messrs. TIill
man, Bratton and Earle hail agreed to
ask the Executive Conimittee to order
a State Convention for the sole and ex
-clusive purpose of changing the consti
tution so as to provide for a primary
election of delegates to the Nominating
Convention already called for the 1uith
of September, and that the agreement
between them was that neither wvould
accept a nomination for Governor if
the convention thus called would under
take ta nominate a ticket. Within an
hour after message was received, the
call was issued for the State Executive
Committee to meet in Columbia on the
:th of June to consider this pro
position. Coloiiel Earle caine to Grecen
ville the dav' after the call was issued.
and I said t'o him that it wvould be wvell
to put the agreement in writing, as the
basis of action for the Executiv'e Comn
-mittee. He asked mue to dlraw~ up such
an agreement, anid I declined to do so
on the ground the proposition wvas to be
submitted to the Executive Committee,
and as its chairman I would insist that
the agreement be placed in our hands
without any dictation on our part. It
was their proposition to hold another
State Convention, and it was our duty
to consider it. Colonel Earle admitted
the propriety of this course, and tile
next day at Union submitted a written
agreement to Mr. Tillmnan, which lie
refused to sign, and gave as a r'eatson
that "there was a tr'ick in it."
These are the facts relating to the
call for the August Convention. Ordi
narily, it would be regarded as ungra
ciotis and discourteous to criticise any
onie for doing that which you had re
quested to be done, but the rare facility
with which Mr. Tilman jumps from
one conclusion to the opp)osite side of
the question, as has been abundantly
demonstrated in the camnpaigin, will
account for his assertions upon the
State Executive Committee since the
call was issued for the August Conven
tion.lHe and his followers are welcome
to the distinction enjoyedi by unjust
and unfair accusations aga'inist the Com
mittee, but let me say that the action
taken by tihe Committee was unani
mous, wvhich includes Col. Eugene 13.
Gary, of Abbeville, the candidate for
Lietenant Governor on the Tilliman
ticket. and JTudge M. J1. Hlough, of
Lancaster, who is also understood to
fvor Tillmani for Governor. rhese
getlemen were present when the reso
lution was adopted which called the
August Convention, and they en tered
no protest against the actiomi of the
Now, in all fairness and candor, let
me urge that the serious questionis in
volved in the result of the August Con
vention be considered with the careful
scrutiny which t heir inmpor'tance dec
mads.~ After the refusal to sign the
agreement at Union, it is doub,tftul
whet her the Executive Commnittee
wouhti have ordered a preliminary Coir
vention, except that it was con vinced
of the overwhelming necessity for meca
sures which would miake the nonmina
tionl in Seotember' acceptable to all fac
tions of thie partv. The Commiittee were
unanimous on this point, andl after full
iscussions it wa~s agreed to suibmit the
questioni involved into the hands of the
people', whose deiiionl would be ac
cepted as final by every one. The Ex
ecutive (Coninnittee was powerhess to
orer the election of deleg.ates by pri
mary, the counties weire taking action
in advance of the time suggested, antd
the calling of a State Convention was
the only resource to obtain a finial
arbitrament at the ballot box, which
would end the pendinig contest to the
satisfaction of all. This is the true and
only reason for the decision reached by
the'State Execut ive Commit tee, and all
statements andl insinuations that they
were influenced by sinister and design
ing motives are absoluitely and unqua
lifiedly false, whether these declara
tions are made by candidates of high
or lowv degree, or puit forth by self
appointed censors in control of partisain
The threatened dlecap)itation of the
Executive Committee need not excite
any wonder and it is certain that not
a member will shed any tears when his
term of service. expires, wvhether in
August or September. Under the
niost trying circumstances, we have
sought to discharge delicate and impor
tant duties without fear, favor or parti
ay, and whle i i the only Execn
tive Conunittee that has ever been
siniilarly situated, it may be fairly
i:lairned that it is impsrtial. The su
preme purpose in view has been the
unity and the perpetuity of the Demo
cratic party in South Carolina, and
when the passions and prejudices ofthe
hour are gone forever, it will he seen
that the conservatisii and impartiality
of the Exteutive Commiittee have been
instrinent:il in presers ini the organi
zation whose" niaintenance and supre
ini:te. are vitaillv i,nl>ortailt to til
white prolle of Soutii ('arolina.
\rV resec Iful ly,
.1>M-s A. 1Ic vT.
The tuplea:sant 1'redicament of the De
mtocratic State Executive Committee.
To the Editor of the News and Cou
rier: The executive Criritittee at its
last iiteeting was betu een two scorching
fires. Because it did what neither side
expected the opposing flaines are
making a desperate ellort to singe its
locks. Intemperate, hasty and unwise
criticism is rampant. It hurts people
who keep their feelings too close to the
skin. I want every member of the
committee who feels bad about the
abuse from the opposing factions to
put himself in a good humor and look
the field over. If any member of the
comiiittee gets mad at what is said
without taking time to consider the
source, then he ought to be criticised
for his foliy. Each member should
hold his temper and his tongue.
There has been too much tongue in
both factions of the party all the time,
and too niany exhibitions of temper.
The committee did right to call the
August Convention. Those who say it
was not right simply mean it was not
what they wanted. The Anti-Tillinan
mini do not think the committee did
right in calling a Convention for Au
gust. They say further, that the coin
mittee has gone along in a conservative,
easy way without once protesting
against irregular methods; that South
Carolina has been defanied, the I)emo
cratic party abused and the otficers of
the State unjustly maligned, and yet
the comniittee preserves a dignified
Tle Tillman men say the committee
is corposed of a set of political trick
sters, and it will leave no stone un
turned to cheat them out of their man
for Governor. O
What is the source of these two criti
cisms? They come from the leaders in
the two factions, the extremists, the
lire-eaters, the wire-workers. Descend
from the hilltops of political ambition
and place-seeking down among the
sober thinking people, and you will
hear none of this. Their heads are level.
The heads of the politicians are ca
The Constitution is the chart for the
committee. It has no other guide. It
needs no other light. It had no right
to denounce the March gathering.
There is not a line in the law that
would warrant it. Under the law it
has as much right to oppose Earle as to
endorse Tillman. The law says "direct
the policy of the party"-the united,
whole party,not any faction in it--direct
the policy of the party, not to condeni
or approve the policy of its partisanm
and place-seekers. The committee hat
done its duty without fear of, or favor,
or aflection to any man or set of men.
A county executive committee would
not think of taking sides in a county
prirary. No iore would the State
executive committee do such a thing
in the State. Dr. Pope, of Newberry,
and a few other demagogues and office
seekers say the conunittee is partisan.
H-e does not know what lie is talkina
about. He cannot separate selfish in'
dividual opinion from otticial duty.
The only Tillman man present when
the primary convention was agreed
ul>ion heartily favored it. It is the medi
cine the Trillman side have been clamor.
ing for. They hoped to have the
opportunity to abuse the comnmittee
for not giving it to thenm, but they are
left on that. T1he committee placed the
responsibility where it belongs, with
the Convention. It can provide for or
repudliate the primary and be responsi
ble for the conse(juences.
Newberry talks about turning out
the present committee, as if it collected
its per (iem and mileage from the State
treasury. Of course, the conmmittee
expects to be pitched out the wvindow,
but rurost of themr will be raked out 01
the political rubbish wvhen the R~adicals
are. to fight in 18I2, or at any othem
tinme. But there is only one meeinber
of the committee seelking an ottice. Thle
rest are contented with their present
perquisites, the short-sigh ted criticismt
of opposing factions, with whose busi
ness the committee has not seen proper
to nmeddle. Too mantIy men are trying
to be lawyers without reading law, and
trying to be p)reachiers without having
p)racticed good precepts. Let the boyt
read the Constitution.
Jcuts E. Bocas.
Pickens, July 1.
Two Bloys Killed by ILiahtuiing.
(From the Sunday News.]
KINOsTICEE, July 5.--At Salter's,
south of Black River, about six miles
from here, during the storm of thit
afternoon, Louis Gourdin, white, a sori
of Capt. .John K. Gourdin, and a colored
boy named Moses Cordes, were out
hunting. They took refuge from the rair
undle a cedar, which wats struck by
lighitning and both boys were instantly
killed. Louis was about It) years old
and at proinrising lad. His materna]
grandfather, the late D)r. W. S. Boyd,
wais one of the miost p)roninnent nmen o1
TIhis is the third death from thuis
appalling cause that has recently oc
curred in this v icinity. All the victims
we re boy.
Baby One Solid Sore
Tride Everythin;r withiout~ Heief. No
Best Ni;gkt or Day.~ (:ured4 by
31 baby, weni two, mionthis ol, had a
br:ikinig out with what thre docitor calledl
tirzmai~. Hecr head armas, feet, atnd haunds wet e
eacti one solid sore. I triedl everything, but
neiltier thIe dotctors nror anythinzg else did her
any\ good. We couill get nto rest day or uighit
with her. In my extremit y I triedi the CUTi'
c,:Xx It*:yMEllS. but I contfess I had nro faith
it tm foir t ti adever seen threm tried. 'To
tmy great rptlrise, itn onei week's titme aifter
herjiingit t oli. us lhe T(rIRA liEMEDItJEs,
the soreds were well, but I citinrued to use
the ltEsiit.vENT for ai little while, and now
site is as fat a baidy as5 you would like to see,
anid as sound as a dollar. I believe myW b)aby
wuld have been dead if I had not tried
IrTt rt:a Rt:x,:tmes. I write this so that
every tmoithetr withi a bab like mine can feel
con tilenit that there is a mediine that will
ietre tIhe woirst eczema, arnd that tredicinre is
the CUTrertna. Itt-:xirn:-.
31Rs. UETrTI E BIRlK NER, Lockhart, Texas.
I write to indoirse the wontder-ful qualities
of yourr CerrA Rt-MEmISs itn curing all
skinr diseases. Tihe CUT7ICI7RA BIEMEiIEs are
usni here by every onie, anid give entire sartis
fa ct iont.
31 iss A. M. TTT7ART, Winntsboro.s5. .
Every hiumotr of t ihe skin and scalp of in
fancy anid elhildhtood, whether torturing. dis
tigring, itchling, burning, scaly, crusted.
pimply.orii blotchy, with loss oif hair, andi
every imphurity of the blood, whether simiple,
srfultous, or heredlitary, Is speedily, perma
netly, antd e-conromtica-lly cured by ihe CCTt
ertA !sEm.i ES. coni)t5stting of CUTIU A, the
reatt Skini Cure, Cr TierxA SoAP, ain exituisite
Skin Puritier anid Ihutifier, antd Cl'TtrernA Ri
sovi-NNT, the new Blood Purtlier, and
greatest of Humrtor Rtetmedies. wheni thec best
pysicianis anid alt tither remredies fril. Par
erts, save your ehi ldren yeairs of miedical
adt phiysic:.l sutreirig. Hegin uow.
Stil eve-rywhrer. Price, CUTrna, MA.,
I' rrr.:n: i,i; .N:, CasicAb CitoioA- I .5
*, send. for "Htow to cutre Inkin Diseases.'
ii pages, 50i inuisti arat sad100s testimonials
PM P.j,Es, blaick-hea ds. iihapped andi( oily
skin plrevenited by cicerxx so.il
FREE FROM RHEUMATISM
In, one muinute the Cutten
ra Ant i-Pain Pla-ster relieves
rheutrnatism, s.ciaitrc hip, kidney,
chest. ar d muscular painrs and weaiknesses.
The tirst a'id only iustaueous pain-killing
A Furrio, Negro K iileeI.
PosIP.RY, .luy '. -SIr. Ilan
Charles, who Iives in Edetiold County,
twelve miles Southeast of this plare.
killed a negro uian nanie-d \hijor I,:trro"
It seems that N1r. ('harles w"ent in
the horse lot wher. thie ne"gr) W:a'
ratcliing the hor-fo ti :I to work :i:il
told Major to fix the r"roll:r so i hat it
would not hurt the hOorse's ,hoildler,
when the negro told him to mind hils
ownit-bisiness, that he would :tte'ndt
to his. Charles told the nogro that it.
was his business to look after his stock.
Major hecanie oflended at this, aile
made at Mr. Charles with a pitchfork,
the tine grazing the breast of Mr.
Charles, who, considerin., his own life
in jeopardy. shot the negro, killing himo
instantly. Mr. 4Ch arles ha:s gonie to
iEdgetield Court House to surrender.
Congressional Convention 1"o1tiponed.
[Special to The Register.]
BELToN, S. C., .11ul 5.-The Con
gressional Convention, which was
called to meet here to-day, to consider
whether the nonination of Congress
man from this (Third) District, should
be by convention or primary, was
postponed until the :1st inst. The
Abbeville delegates were instructed to
vote for the primary plan.
The First Bale.
[Special to Charleston World.]
MACON, July 5.-The first bale of
Georgia new crop cotton was received
at Albany to-day. It was brought in
by Martin Davis, a negro tenant on the
famous Primus Jones plantation in
Baker county. It weighed :,(' pounds
and was sold at auction for 15c. The
purchasers. immediately shipped the
bale to New York.
COLUMLIA, S. C., July 7.-The popu
lation of Columbia in 1.is) was 10,800.
The census just taken shows 16,800.
Cure Your Corns by Using
Abbott's East Indian Corn Paint for
Corns, Bunions and Warts, it is great.
For Congress-Third District.
WV;T C. BENET, OF ABBEVILLE,
Y. is hereby announced as a can
didate for Congress from the Third
Congressional District, subject to the
action of the Democratic party.
For the House of Representatives
WE NEED SAFE, ('ONSERVA4
tive men in the State Legislature,
I therefore nominate Capt. H. H. Folk
as a suitable person to represent New
berry County in the next House of
Representatives subject to the action
of the Democratic primary.
. COSEVATIVE DE.:MOenAT.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE HER
11 ALl) AND NEWS: We need wise,
sale, conservative and experienced Leg
islators. We know of no one who
better meets these demands at present
than Geo. S. Mower, and we therefore
present his name for the House of Rep
resentatives, subject to the Democratic
primary. D'EMoCRATIC VOTERS.
COLE. L. BLEASE IS HEREBY
announced as a candidate for the
Legislature, and will abide the result of
tho primary election.
For County Treasurer.
C~ F. BOYD IS R ESPECTF UL LY
k. announced as a candidate for
County Trreasurer, subject to the pri
mary of the Democratic party.
C OL. A. H. WHEE LER IS HERE
by announced as a candidate for
re-election to the office of County
Treasdrer, subject to the Democratic
K NOWING TH E COMPETENCY
and integrity of Albert F. Riser
we hereby nominate hiim for County
Treasurer, subject to the primary elec
For County Auditor.
I HEREBY ANNOUNCE MY
Lself as a candidate for the office
of (ounty Auditor, and pledge myself
to abide the result of the primary elec
tion. T. (3. WILLIAMS.
W C. CROMER Is HEREBY
V. announced as a candidate for
the office of County Auditor, subject to
the action of the Democratic primary
For School Commissioner.
XR. ARTHUR KIBLER ISI
IVL hereby announced as a candidate
for re-election to the otfice of School
Commissioner and pledged to abide the
result of the Primary Election.
For County Cotnmissioner.
- SBORNE WELLS IS HEREBY
'1nominated f'r re-election to the
office of County Commissioner, subject
to the result of the Democratic Primary
J OHN J. KINARD IS HEREBY
announced as a candidate for the
oftice of County Conunissioner, subject
to thbe primary election.
TENKINS H. SMITH IS HERE
~.by announced as a candidate for
re-election to the oflice of County Com
missioner, subject to the D)emocratic
MIJR. J. C. PERRtY IS HEREBY
announced as a candidate for re
election to the oflice oft County Comn
missioner ot Newberry County.
CorxUMr.A, S. C., July 21, 18.yi
ing of the stockhdolders of tIhe Co
lumbia, New berry and( inurens Rail
road onmpany will be hield at the Presi
(ent's ollice in Columbia, S. C., on
Tuesday, .huy 221. 1 890, act 12 o'clock
m ( J. IREDEfLL
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
Is tIhe largest Hotel in the city, and has,
during the past year, been thoroughly
ren ovated, remodedl and reIi ttedl with
all modern imT]provemnen ts.
and off'ers inducements for the accrom-1
modation of its p)atrons. Hasi spaious5,
light and airy Saimple lloomis on lirst
floor. Hot and Cold( Baths, E!evator,
ke. Cuisine under supervision (of Mrs.
E. E. Post, late of Lookout Point Ho
tel. Lookout Mountain, Tenn.
The proprietor hopes by strict atteni
tion to the wants of his patrons to
nmerit a share of patronage.
F. W.SEEGERlS, E.EF. POST,
WINTHROP TRAINING SCHOCL.
THI-OROUGHl NORIMAL IN- I
struction and pract ice ini best nmeth
odis of teaching. Open to girls over 18S
years oldI. Sess-ioni begins September.
23. Graduaites seeure good positionms.
Each county is given two scholarships:
one by the State worth $1-50 and one by
the school worth $10. Address .
D. B. JOHNSON, Sup't.,
Columbia, S. C.
WHY SUFFER FR(
WHEN YOU HAVE SUCE
OF THE ABOVE
TO SUPPLY YOUR'
The n>w LIave nn <legant line of )
:ats fm lv.ts and ai be'utiful lot of
)f all colors and qualities.
KANGAROO, CALF AND I
[oth high and low cut fron the best M
mdu Children's Oxford Ties and Slii:
Trades and prices.
A BIC LOT OF MEN'
In Gauze, Balbriggan and Nainsook, a
ihirts, the most comufortable article kn
We have them in extiuisite patterns an
BIG BiRG1MS IN REGULAR IL0
Thanking you for your liberal patri
:o merit the same for the future,
We remain, yol
AIN STREET. NEWBERRY, S. C.
0 NEXT THIRT
1 Z ALL CLO'
4 -40 TO 2O1
The DYER& HUG
-AKNoWLEE To H)1E)1 1T HE
Are Offered thi
IN SOUTHl CAR~
ZEO. S. MOWER,!
ATTORKEY AT LAW, 1
WiLL PRACTICE IN ALL THE COURTS. O\
NEWBERtRY, S. (. and(
W"Omiee in P. O. Building ....
AS. K P. G3SSANS. W.H. H UNT, JR -
GOGGIANS & HUNT, I
ITTORNEYS AT LAIW, 2
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Omeie on Law Range. <
AinY H. IlLEASE. C fL. . ULE AS4E. I r
Newberry and Pro.sperity, S. C.
ee-Rooms 5 and U over the store
w iith & Wearn.
G. G. SA LE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. ii.Il
ITIL L PRA CTIC in ialli1 the Courts ftt
of the State and of the Uniited
tates for the District of South Caro
Ofiee in MollohIon Row, oppo.site the
ourt house, Newberry, S. C.
TWIN BED SPRINGSr
~T $3 PER SETT'. A LIITED reT
t supply of the celebrated Twin Bed Y
prings on hand and for l&e by
)M THE HEAT
[ AN ASSORTMENT
rap lYEte, Sicilian and Alpaca
Cassimere and Worsted Pants
anufacturers. Ladies', Misses'
pers in black and colors of all
5 UNDER WEAR
n( last but not least, Neglige
own for the Summer Weather.
dl designs from 50c. to &2.75
~'II Rt1 'ND STRAWV IATS
nage in the past and hoping
'Y DAYS 0
INDLY THANKING 3lY PAT
runs for past favors, I solicit a
e of their patronage by sending me.
rs which I can fill at short notice
small profits. and remain as ever,
E D L'A RD SCHOLTZ,
161 lulton A~ ve,As.toria, N. Y.
LMAN GETS THAR
I 80 l>IES J L. R1 sLL 12Ns lbO
-k' (oh:t i~ a > r '-t ; 3h>s, runp
en for-acts.: onSe lb. Knituing lotton for
king S.> -: (eked II inespun t e
-: l -'.e - 10e; good 50c, anid splen
S(od, ><rcr~ Se, lrdSate, tion.
Iowns for ca.s.
J. S. RUSSELL.
ICE Of fINL SETTLIlEET
AND CALL. FOR CREDITORS.
Li CREDITORs OF DOCK
Tribble are hereby nsotified to ren
to me their claims~ properly sworn
v .July 19th, 1890m, ais I will mnake a
I settlemten:t uipon said estate oni
21, 1st0, and inunhleiately there
r :5 pply for at discharge.
.JOH N 3. K IN.\RD,
Admn'r of D)ock Tlribble.
RE, CYCLONES AND
~E WOULD RESPECTFULLY
inform the public that we are pre
1d to insure property against loss by
, Cyclones-and Tornadoes. -
our p)atronalge is solicited.
BURTON & WILSON, Agents.