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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY., OCTOBE- 6 89.PIE
THE STRAIGHTOUTS PUT UP A TICKET
TO BEAT TILLMAN.
Great Enthusiasm Prevailed in the Con
vention and All Nominations Made
Out-The Platform as
[Special to Augusta Chronicle.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., October 9.-South
Carolina is again in the throes of a po
litical revolution and South Carolinians
have again illustrated their belief in the
principles of secession from what they
esteem tyranny and wrong. Contrary
to the expectations of many the Has
kell movement have materialized, and
there are now two complete state
tickets in the field, each claiming to
be the representative Democratic
ticket of South Cai'olina. The fol
lowing is the ticket nominated to
-THE NEW TICKET.
For Governor-Alexander Cheves
Haskell, of Columbia.
Lieutenant Governor-W. D. John
son, of Marion.
Secretary of State-Edwin Harper, of
Attorney General-Joseph W. Barn
well, of Charleston.
Comptroller General-Edmund Ba
con, of Spartanburg.
State Treasurer-W. A. ALerum, of
Adjutant and Inspector General-R.
N. Richbourg, of Richland.
Superintendent of Education-E. B.
Ragsdale, of Fairfield.
THE WILDEST EXCITEMENT.
Columbia is to-night the scene of the
wildest excitement, equalling if not ex
ceeding in that respect any previous
political occasion in this remarkable
To-day representative citizens from
all portions of t be State poured in to the
city. The hotel lobbies were crowded
and Main street was marked with
groups of men earnestly discussing the
situation and the probability of the suc
cess of the projected movement.
At 8 o'clock to-night the delegates
began to file into the hall of the House
of Representatives, where the conven
tion was held. By 8:30 the hall was
filled to its full capacity, alarge number
of spectators filling the galleries, among
them a numerous representation of Co
lumbia's fair ladies.
An hour and a half later the -great
throng were leaving the buiiding, the
convention having completed its work
of nominating a full state ticket, with
a unanimity and an enthusiasm unlike
any other pclitical gathering which has
met during this campaign. The pro
ceedings in detail are given below.
The first delegation to enter the hall
was that from Fairfield. Ex-Senator
Woodward was at its head. and bore
aloft the historic red shirt, under which
the delegation marched out when
bounced from the September conven
tion. When leaving the building on
that ever-to-be-remembered occasion,'
Senator Woodward iminpulsi vely cried
that the same shirt would return
.THE DAISIES BLooM AGAIN.
The reception of the delegation and,
its flaming insignia was received to
night with a storm of applause in which
the voices of lovely women from the
Judge-Haskell followed closely in the
rear and when a glimpse of his battle
scarred features was caught the crowd
went wild. Those seated on the floor
rose to a man, standing on chairs and
waving hats, at the same time giving
vent to cheer after cheer. The ladies,
in the galleries caught the enthusiasm
and a perfect sea of fans and handker
chiefs waved in the air.
CALLED TO ORDER.
At exactly 8 35 Chancellor Johnson,
who has served as chairman of the two
previous straightout conferences, ap
peared at the speaker's desk to call this
body to order. Menmbers of the conven
tion arcse en masse and cheered the
chancellor again and again. Briefly
stating the purpose for which they had
assembled, Chancellor Johnson said
Gen. W. WV. Harllee, of Florence, had
teen proposed as presiding officer, and
added that Gen. Harliee had been
chairman of the state Democratic con
vention in 1870i. Gen. Harllee was
unanimously chosen as chairman.
Upon assuming his place he said:
"Fourteen years ago I had the honor
of being called to this position. It was
then a time that required manhood audi
the exercise of the utmost energies to
achieve the result reached. You are
here for the good of the State. The plat
form upon which we propose to stand
will be read t.o you. This is a meeting
for work and not for words, anid I am
ready to entertain motions for busi
W. H. Lyles, of Columbia, and Ed
win Kerrison, of Spartanburg, were
elected secretaries, and the lists of del
egates present were handed up from
the counties represented.
ROLL OF DELEGATE..
Below is a roil of the delegates pres
ent which comprises 179 in number,
representing nineteen counties:
Florence-W W Harllee, Wm Quick,
R E Gregg, G G Palmer, F M Rodgers,
C T Hansy, H L Morris.
Marion-Hon W D Johnson, E A
Bethel, F D Bryant, R P Hamar, Jr.,
W M Hame, S A Durt'amn, H Wilcox,
F W Johnson, L F Davis, A F Harllee,
J C Mullins, Sam Evans, IP E Gil-I
ohrist, F M Allen, A H McCul!kni.
Richland-R S Desportes, R W
Shan, A G Gren,n G A M Williams,
WV H Lyles, L N Seely, Keith Tarrar, V
Jeff Singleton, G W McKenzie, Wmll
Spartanburg-Elinund 3t Bacon,Flow d
iles, H H Thomson, F H Cash, .1 W c
.arrett, J W Ga-ret. Jr., Janes Cofield,
Dr S E Evins, 0 S' 1oberts, Geo len
nenan, S. B. Jones, Jr., Cicero Thom- IP
ison, Edwin Kerrison. t
Union-T Munro. W C Wallace, 1
W Hamilton, R W Tinsley, N B Eison c
W Fowler, M W Culp, C S Young, J J
Littlejohn, M R Jeter, James Munro,
R, H Gibbes, B F Gregory, T B Butler, n
A F McKissick.
Williamsburg-Edward Harper, R.
Fl. Kellehan, J P Wheeler, Nat Allen, b
WV H Plowden, B Wallace Jones.
Fairfleld-T W Woodward, A M
Wallace, J D Harrison, H N Obear, a
J E McDonald, E B Ragsdale, C A
Doughss, G W Ragsdale, Dave Hall,
G W Crawford, John Hollis, T J Per
ry, Sr., T J Perry, Jr., J W Hanahan,
WN A Robson, G P Hoffman, R G Mil- P
ler, John M Brice, J A Thomas, S B
Clowney, E M Woodward, W R Dix- c
Xn, J B Brown, W Bookman, T E t:
Sligh, Henry Elliott, R J McCartey,
t R Doty.
Horry-B T Beaty, I E Dusenburg, o
.j R Cooper, J R Buggs, David Rabon.
Kershaw-Win Clayburn, S S Lang,
A H Boylan, Jas Canley, S W Boylan, tj
Allen Dease, J L Sanders, Peter Cole, 'I
W A Ancrum. b
Orangeburg-Col A P Amaker, L E n
Meyers, ) H Trezevant, 0 H Wienges, c
N. F. Banks, M. A. Kel'ar, G W Spig- t
iner, G E Whaley, S N.Westerhorn, Y
G W Arthur, W E Byrd, J A Peterkin,
It M Claf'v, Gilbert Wagues, W R u
Taber, J F Brunson. b
Sumter-E D Smith, A Smith, J C '
Singleton, A Owens, XV T Dixon, Hen
ry Spain,English Deschamps, J D Blan- b
ling, A F Condau, J A Rhame, S XV b
Wilson, E F Darby, WV T Aycock, .1 e
C Kavanaugh, R N Owens, John Sin
-leton, RM Cooper, S C Mills. Oa
Barnwell-Alfred Aldrich, W F b
Eaves, G W M\1 Williams, W L McFall, P
R C Moody, J C Carter.
Berkeley-S Porcher Smith. . si
Clarendon-B Pressley Barron, W ,b
cott Harvin, S M1 Haynesworth, W
A. Sparks, I J Broughton. V
Chester-J W Dunovant, E B Sligh. sf
York-A E Hutchinson, Iredell b
Darlington-J J Lucas, Dr. James
Chesterfield-E T Prince, Dr J W 0
QcKay, Capt W A Henshaw. SI
Laucaster-Robert Beckham. d
Charleston-J W. Barnwe1,-f--E -
..hasc, K S Tupper. - r
At 8:56, ten minutes after the first b<
yrganization, Col J D Blanding, of z<
sumter, oftered a resolution that the t(
,ouvention go into nomination for a h
ull State ticket. . %
Solicitor J E McDonald rose to speak fc
>nl the resolution. Mr. Barnwell, of
lharleston, raised the point of order
~hat the resorution was not debatable. e~
JUder a call only those in favor of p
2ominating a ticket were invited to e:
ittend. Mr. DeDouald contended the
notion was debatable and the chair a
io ruled. WVhen Mr. MlcDonald started fc
;o proceed hie was interrupted by cries 0
,f "questiou" and some little confu
Mr. Barnwell-Is the geotlemnan in si
~avor of nominating a State ticket at w
Mr. McDonald.-I am not.
Mr. Barnwell.-Then I submit he is p:
>ut of order. t
McDonald said he sought to express a
uls views whby he was against nomina
A voice.-That's what we are here
McDonald-I know it is, but I sub- a
cnit that while the people have the soy- w
areign right to nominate, every true ri
Democrat has the right to be heard C4
ipon a question before it is done.
A renewal of the cries of question and e:
>ther interruptions temporarily drown
:d the speaker's voice.
Mr. Barnwell asked the chair to rule lE
.f any gentleman had the right to n
>e present under the call as issued un- c
less he was in favor of nominating a
The chair said he could not decide p3
without a call before him. Mr. McDon- C
uld then said if that was the purport of a
uhe call he had nothing more to say, u
md the resolution of Col. Blanding es
was adopted unanimously. This was H
>nly a hint of opposition to the nomni
lating program, and it then went
'ough with remarkable rapidity andc
THlE NO3IINA IONS.
Col. Blanding nominated Judge A. st
1. Haskell for Goveruor, a-s a man C
whose nme need only be men tioned A
Lud not receive comment from him. je
ludge Haskell was nominated by a
mnaninmous vote, w ithI tremendous tI
sheering and great enthusiasm. C
The scene was simply indescribable.
senator Tom XWood ward, his gore- I0
suggestive banner borne aloft, ad- sf
banlied to the centre aisle and placed I
u nomination for Lieutenant (Gov- tc
arnor, W. D. Johnsonu, of Marion. The
:uondu ation wa unanimnously adopted. m
IS NA3IE W ITHDRtAWN. 1)
Col. XW. R. Davie, of Chester, was s
20minanted for Secretary of State, but
uls name was withdrawn. Hon Edwin tl
Elarper was nomiinated for that position ci
mid adopted unanimously. 0
Col. Alfred Aldrich, of Barnwell, of
Eered for Attorney General the name ti
>f Joseph XW. Barnwell, and the nomii- e
latin was adopted with enthusiasm..
James Munro, of Union, nominated
Edmund Bacon, of Spartanburg, for' u
Compotroller-General, and B. Preston fl
1arron nominated XW. A. Ancrum, oft
ominations were adopted.
S. Porcher Smith, of Berkeley, nomi
ated Gen. R. N. Richbourg, for Adju
mt and Insiector General, and the
)nvention unanimously ad-opted the
C. A. Douglass, of Winnsboro, pro
c)sed E. B. Ragsdale for Superin
ondent of Education, and this nomi
ation met the same unanimous
idorsement as the preceding ones.
The nomination of a full State ticket
as then completed at 9.07, thirty-two
iinutes from the time of the opening
Verily, these nien seemed to mean
asiness. The following platform was
ien read, all its points being received
-ith cheers, and the document was
lopted as a whole without a dissent
To the People of South Carolina:
We, as citizens, true to the princi
les we believe to be right, and as
emocrats, loyal to the pledges of our
arty, faithful to the National Demo
atic party and adhering to the doe
-ines upon which our Government
'as established in 1876, state briefly
ie reasons which have led us to pre
mnt to you a ticket for State officers in
oposition to the Tillman ticket.
The first principle of Democracy is a
[vernment of the people, by the peo
le and for the people. The Tillman
eket will array class against class.
he nomination of that ticket was not
y the people but proceeded for the
iost part from secret cacusses, the peo
le being deprived of the right to
ioose their delegates by primary elec
on. Noise, turbulence and threats of
iolence characterized the public meet
igs and converted them into riotous
5semblies, where public issues could
ot be decently and gravely discussed
y which many of our best citizens
ere practically excluded, and where
)ntrary to all precedent in our history
ie women of this State, who have
aen the guides of truth and the em
ems of virtue, and accustomed to ex
cise their influence at all times of
toment, hesitated to appear.
That in addition to these bad meth
is the utterances of Mr. Tillman have
aen a wrong to the State and all our
3ople. His speeches have been a
ssue of false charges, which every
ian who respects truth or realization
iould condemn not in words alone,
at by the power intrusted to his care
-his vote at the ballot box. The right
> vote is not only a power, but a trust,
id when the vote is cast it is the as
rtion on the part of the voter that he
!lieves the man for whom -he votes is
)nmipetent and fit to fill the office.
It is vain to say that the action of a
litical party exempts the party from
sponsibility. His vote aff'ects not
ily his own rights, but the rights, the
fety and the happiness of thousands,
ho are dependent on these votes for
ie character of the government under
hich they live. The ignorant and the
ckless may cast their votes flippantly,
t he who claims intelligence enough
know the rights and duties of a citi
ai is responsible to his country and
his God. He who votes for one whom
knows to be unfit and unworthy
akes himself accessory to all th:
rongs committed by the officer voted
We further solemnly allege that B.
.Tillman and his associates, by divi
.ng the people, by infiaming the low
t passions, by severing family ties,
itting father, son and brother against
ch other, have done more haim anA
'ought greater sorrow on the Staite
ian the sword or' fire or the hand ot
an in any other shape have ever be
re effected. They should not be hon
-ed and rewvarded for this terrible
rong, nor should powver be put in
eir hands to perpetuate the wrong.
.is a terrible mistake to think that
ich wrong doers ever stop of their own
We do not declare hostility against
ir fellow citizens whatever may be
eir votes, but we do unhesitatingly
edge ourselves as men and citizens,
ue to principle and right, to uncea
ngly war against such unworthy men
id methods as have thus ruthlessly
irn the heart of the State in twain to
ed upon it for their personal gain.
We will constantly oppose secret or
mizations if used for political purpo
s and all that leads to class divisions
id ring-rule. And on the other hand
ill contend to the end for a govern
ent w. h will administer true and
inal justfee to all people, guaranteeing
fety.and security of their rights alike
Sall ~who live under its protecting
On motion of Mr. Barnwell the chair
tan was authgized to appoint at his
isure, after consultation with the
>minees for Governor and Lieutenant
overnor, a committee of seven to
rve as an executive committee to con
eit the campaign. On motion A. F.
arllee, of Marion; Mr. Barnwell, of
barleston; Mr. Rhame, of Sumter
ere appointed a committee to wait
pon .the nominee for Governor and
cort him to the stage.
ASKELL'S APPEARANCE AND SPEECH.
When Judge Haskell appeared the
mvention again went wild, the occu
mts of the galleries joining in the
ration. Upon being presented to the
mvention Judge Haskell said in sub
ance: Gentlemen of the Democratic
)fnvention of South Carolina. [Cheers.
voice: Good.] My Friends, My Fel
I stand here under the auspices of
me chairman of the patriots of South
irolina, where, fourteen years ago,
ood our grand old lender of '76.
heers.] Unworthy as I may be to
low in his footsteps, I to-night repre
nt the same principles, the duty of a
an to his country and his God, that
ere then represented by Wade Hamp
And I will say that great and noble
that leader was, the conflict he had
as simpler and easier than the one
~fore us to-night. Then the State
ood in one respect as a unit, now its
rees are divided-father, brother and
n arrayedi against each other. But
e principles of Democracy, the prin
pies of true govern ment, the principles
truth, good faith and righteous deal
with our fellowv-man are, as they
ere then, and whoever are against us
le samec battle must be fought, how
or difficult it. mray he.
We stand upon the platform of '76
st and equal government to all who
-e citizens of this State; all wvho are
der its protective care. We stand
ranMs lto and the prosti
'ition of legisiai on to do the work of
T feelto-night no more lik -mkn
speech than if I were on the battlefield
Words cannot win a victory. A grea
crisis is upon us. There is no time t(
waste in words. The solemn and deter
mined faces before me show me tha
vou are for determined action and thi
'vindication of the rights of every citi
zen of this State. At the ballot-boi
we will make the fight for the trui
principles of Democracy and we wil
win the victory. [Loud cheers.1
I state it as my solemn pledge tha
everything in my humble power sha!
be devoted to the best interests of.Soutl
Carolina in this contest for free govern
ment in South Caroliua. [l'roionge
Chancellor Johnson being next es
corted to the stand briefly addressed
the convention, expressing his convic
tion that vigorous work was what wa
The constitution of the Democratit
party as laid down by the September
convention of 1888, had been subvertec
and the regular constitution of th<
party and convention had been taker
from the hands of the true Dernocrat4
of the State. They did not represen1
any one set of men but the whole peo
ple. The people should be appealed t<
come-forward and vindicate their
stand and victory would perch on the
banners of straightout Democracy of
Col. Joseph Barnwell, of Charleston,
followed chancellor Johnson anmid
great applause. Hi4 speech was one o:
the happiest efforts of his life. It
seemed to be the very sentiments the
crowd was waiting to hear and his re.
marks were cheered to the echo.
E. B. Ragsdale, candidate for super
intendent of education, was the next
and last speaker. He denominated the
contest as one to put down the tyranny
and secret organization which had
gained control by irregular methods.
After adopting the resolution and ex
tending thanks of the convention tc
Gen. Joseph H. Earle and John Brat.
ton for their glorious fight for South
Carolina, the convention, at 9:52 ad
journed sine die.
After adjournment the delegates re
mained in the street and about the ho
tels discussing the situation. A more
joyful and enthusiastic set of men have
hardly been seen anywhere or any
time than these creating a new party
in South Carolina, or, as they claim to
be, saviors of the State and its true
The crowds are parading Main street
singing and shouting, and at midnight
enthusiasm has not subsided.
What will the harvest be? is a ques
tion too difficult for your correspon
dent to answer.
At 1 o'clock this morning the- Pal
metto Regiment Band are serenadina
Judge Haskell with a great crowd in
Capt. Ben Tillman, several members
of his ticket and chairman John Irby,
of the State Executive Committee, are
here. A sub-committee of the execu
tive committee held a meeting to-night.
The representatives of the press were
told that nothing but routine business
It is, however, believed action has oi
will be taken by the commnitte for read.
ing out of the Democratic party all wh<
participated in the independent tickel
movement, and that a manifesto t<
that effect will be issued by the com
Social Equality in Michigan.
L ANSING, Mrcxi., October 11.-The
Supreme Court to-day rendered a ver3
important opinion affecting the rights
of colored people in public places. 0n<
Ferguson, colored! with a friend, en
tered a restaurant in Detroit, of whici
a man named Gies was the proprietor
seating themselves at the table. The
waiterinformed them they could noi
be waited on at that table, but if the.)
would take a seat at one which he des,
ignated they would be served. Thih
they refused, demanding service at the
table at which they were sitting. Th4
proprietor admitted discrimination be
tween white and black people anc
claimed that he had the right to mak4
such discrimination. The plaintif
brought suit in the Wayne Ctreui
Court for damages, and was defeated
and appealed to the Supreme Court
The judgment was ieversed and a nen
trial ordered. The Court holds thal
the colored man is a citizen under th<
Constitution and cannot be discrimi.
nated against in public places, and sayi
the only question that should havE
been considered in the lower Court wvam
the one of damages.
Four Hundred Founds Avoirdupois.
SUMNER, ILLS, October 11.-Win
Peters, of Lukin Towvnship, died or
Friday morning. He was withoul
doubt the largest man in the country
his weight being four hundred pounds.
On Thursday he requested the under
taker to order acoffin for him, saying
he was going to die at 6 o'clock a. m
Friday ; that there were no coffins large
enough for him here, and one would
have to be made. The undertaker al
once ordered one, and it came on the
Imidnight train. It was one of the
largest ever sent out. Within twent)
minutes of the time predicted he ex
Headquarters of the G., C. & N. R1. Rt.
[Special to the Register.]
c4REENWooD, S. C., October 11
The authorities of the Georgia, Caro
lina and Northern Railroad have made
this place their headquarters. Tbh
superintendent and the soliciting traf
fic agent have opened their office here
A regular passenger and freigh'
schedule has been in operation on thih
road since October 1st.
If you are run down-have n<
energy, and feel very tired all the timn
-take Dr. J. H. McLean's Sarsaparilla
It will impart strength and vitality t<
SAVE THE STATE.
ACTION OF THE STATE DE31OCRATIC
An Address Issued to the Party Denounc
ing the Haskell Movement as Indepen
dentism and Inimical to the Safety
of the State-Campaign Meetings
Ordered in all the Counties.
[Special to News and Courier.]
COLUMBIA, October 10.-Messrs. J. L.
M. Irby, H. A. Meetze and Wilie.ones,
of the campaign committee of the Till
man State Democratic committee, with
Capt. Tillinan, Mr. E. B. Gary, Mr. H.
L. Farley, Dr. Sampson Pope and Mr.
W. C. Benet, assembled in the Caro
lina National Bank this morning at
10 o'clock and remained in conference
several hours with closed doors.
At 1.30 a recess was taken until 3
p in., and at 4.30 p. m., the meeting
being concluded, the following address
was given to the press as the product of
the session. It was in the handwriting
of Mr. W. C. Benet. who is understood
to have been its author:
To the Democratic Party of South
Carolina: A grave crisis in the history
of our State confronts us. The life of
our party is threatened. White su
premacy in South Carolina is endan
gered. What was predicted, but hardly
expected, has happened. An Indepen
dent movement has been inaugurated;
an Independent ticket has been nomi
nated, and for its success in the im
pending election a coalition has been
effected between the Republican party
and the deserters from the ranks of the
A small gathering of citizens calling
themselves Straightout Democrats,
representing at best only a defeated
minority of a defeated minority of the
Democrats of thestate, have held a con
ference in Columbia, in defiance of the
regularly constituted authorities of our
party, have set at naught the action of
the regular Democratic conventions
held in August and September, have
proclaimed war against our Democratic
leaders and nominees, and, to lead
them in this internecine strife, they
have nominated a full State ticket,
with Judge Haskell at its head, as their
nominee for Governor.
By this action on their part, in oppor.
sition to the action of an overwhelming
majority of the Democrats of South
Carolina, they have read themselves
out of the ranks of the Democracy.
By calling upon the negro voters to aid
-them in.. their f=aidal -war -against
their white brethren, they have de
clared themselves ready to join hands
with the black man in pulling down
and destroying the white man's gov
ernment, and ready and willing to see
South Carolina again under the heel of
the alien tyrant and the ignorant ne
They are, a few of them, men of high
social standing and of greaL political
influence and experience; some of them
men whom this State has delighted to
honor, and who have filled high posi
tions in reward of their distinguished
service as patriots and Democrats. It
is therefore with feelings of regret and
disappointment that we see them vol
untarily departing from our Demo
cratic ranks and subjecting themselves
to the censure so well expressed by
Governor Hampton when he said that
an Independent was worse than a
But our duty is clear. The Democra
tic party of South Carolina must defeat
this Independent movement. No loyal
Democrat can conscientiously vote for
the Independent ticket. And we call
upon you, the white men of the whole
State, as patriots and as Democrats, to
be true to your country, true to your
party aud true to your race. By all
that you hold dear, by your lives and
liberties, by your homes and families,
by your white civilization and pride of
race, we appeal to you to quit'you, like
men, like Democrats, like Carolinians..
If you would prevent the restoration
of the ruinous rule under which our
State lay helpless and prostrate from
1808 to 1870, if you would spare your
wives and children the re-enactment of
the scenes of those dark and terrible
days, if you would enjoy prosperous
days and peaceful nights, you will not
cast your ballots for the Independent
Much though you may admire and
esteem Judge Haskell and his co-nomi
nees, you will, as faithful Democrats
and patriotic South Carolinians, vote
for the regular Democratic ticket which
was nominated by the Democratic Con
vention on the 10th day of September.
A solid, unbroken Democracy is of far
greater importance to this State than
the success of any man or any set of
Be not deceived by the address to the
people, not the Democrats of South
Carolina, which was adopted by the
Independent Conference. Among other
specious argumentation it is sought
therein to induce good Democrats to be
disloyal to their party by telling them
that it is vain to say that the action of
a political party exempts the voter
from responsibility. This is a trap for
the unwary, a prop for the unsteady.
Such action is utterly undemocratic.
No party could exist if each member
should be a law unto himself. Party
fealty compels each true Democrat to
support the regular party nomination.
It is undemocratic in any man, or any
minority of men, to rebel against the
action of the majority of their party.
Democrats of South Carolina: The
4th of November is near as hand. In
this contest for our civilization there
can be no middle' ground. He that is
not for us is against us. On your ac
tion that day the fate of your country
depends. By your ballots it will be de
THE GRANT MONUMX[ENT FUND.
The Editor of the' Greenville News Contrfb
utes the Twenty-five Cents, and
Writes Col. Sheperd.
Through the United States mail yes
terday there came to this office a com
mon looking envelope in the similitude
of those which enclose "Part of Con
gressional Record" of Lydia Pinkham
almanacs and it narrowly escaped con
signment to the place on the floor* es.
pecially reserved for that variety of lit
erature. Brief inspection, however,
showed that the arrival was one foi
which we have waited long and witl
painful and fast gathering doubts.
The public-or part of it-may re
member that in the early part of the
month of June last past the editor 01
zhis newspaper did himself the honor
to forward by express to Col. Elliott F.
Sheperd, of the New York Mail and
Express, a Confederate flag as a sample
of the kind being displayed at the un
veiling of the Lee monument at Rich
mond. The gift was accompanied by
a letter expressing (very feebly) the
deep contempt which Col. Sheperd's
course had won for him among the
people of this section. It was seni
"collect" for the purpose of startling the
Colonel's soul but half a dollar was en
closed for the purpose of restoring his
circulation. In the course of an edito.
rial response to the letter and flag the
Colonel remarked that the expressage
was but a quarter and that the surplus
quarter would be invested in the Grant
monument fund. In this arrangement
we cheerfully acquiesced, as the Grant
monument fund appeared at that time
to be in a somewhat languid, torpid,
sickly, bilious, puny, miserable and
perishing condition, and we were will
ing to help New York and Col. Sheperd
Mr. Vanderbilt, Mr. Gould and our
other brother patriots'and millionaire;
out with a job which appears to be
rather heavy for them to handle. Al
the same time we gently but firmly re
quested a receipt. We stated at the
time that business was business, and
that while Colonel Sheperd might be
lie his reputation, countenance and
journalistic methods and be plumb
honest we wanted some comfortable
visible written evidence of the fact with
a responsible signature, to prevent the
gnawing eanker of distrust from eating
into our pure and guileless soul.
Through the smiling days of June
we waited and wondered, through the
fervid -heats of July and August we
doubted and perspired. With theeom
ing of the Autumn weather in Septem
ber a dismal darkn.ess of unwelcome
conclusion settled over us and with the
soughing of the equinoctial gale wen1
from this office the woeful sighing o:
that familiar newspaper head line
"another Good man Gone wrong." I
looked like a clear case of breach o;
trust, larceny after trust and embezzle
ment. Mournfully did we reach the
conclusion that the Colonel had yielded
to temptation, that he had fallen from
his accustomed heights of soaring~ and
wholesale prevarication to the igno
nominy of petty picking, that he had
temporarily turned aside from the glo
rious work of conquering the Confed
erate States to pilfer an individua
rebel and charge the crime to the Gran1
Monument Association--that he hac
buncoed our quarter.
Yesterday, however, with a wobbling
wave of gladness we recognized in the
nearly lost enclosure above referred t<
the long missing receipt and the Colo
nel stands vindicated as the solemi
and elaborate ass we have alway!
taken him to be and as a man who wil
honestly handle a trust fund of twenty
five cents when the owners have hin
dead to rights.
The receipt is an elaborate document
It is ten inches by ten, lithographet
by the American Bank Note Company
It contains a portrait of General Grant
a photograph of somebody's sword
some miscellaneous vegetation and
likeness of the~ American eagle appa
rently in the act of stealing more tim
ber and bric-a-brac than he can carr3
away, his attitude being expression 0:
painful effort and much painful anx
iety. In each of the two lower cornern
there is a very evidently female persor
and Colonel Sheperd should have then
both draped before John Wanamakei
catches him. The voluptuousness 0:
these persons is of the most aggressive
kind and they have nothing on but a
wing apiece-they are in profile-more
decollete than we believe wings are ir
a state of nature or should be in good
The receipt is numbered 879 in blaci
ink and certifies that the editor of the
News, "of Greenville, State of Souti:
Carolina," has contributed through th<
Weekly Mail and Express, twenty-fiv<
cents for the monument to Genera
Ulysis 8. Grant in Riverside Park, city
of New York. Charles H. T. Collih
and W. R. Grace sign the receipt
which was originally a two dollar re
ceipt, but has been altkred with ret
ink. It has been pasted on the wall~
of the editorial room along with a
comic valentine of the vintage of 1887
a classic bust of Marie Prescott witl:
bangs, a specimen proof sheet from an
amateur tramp printer, the Charleston
World's portrait of Ben Tillman, and
other freaks and curiosities, literary,
theatric and miscellaneous.
Now we want Colonel Sheperd to dc
a few more things for us.
In the first place we want his own
photograph, not necessarily for publi
cation hut as an addition to the
museum already spoken of.
In the second place we want to know
where our quarter of a dollar has been
all this time and what the Colonel
means by having kept the Grant mon
cided whether Democracy or Republi
canism is to control the Government of
the State, whether South Carolina is to
be i-uled by the white man or the negro.
By order of the State Executive
JOHN L. M. IRBY, Chairman.
Wilie Jones, Secretary pro tem.
Columbia, 6. C., October 10, 1890.
The committee also formulated the
following call, which was given to the
Resolved, That mass meetings are
hereby called in each county of this
State at the courthouse thereof, on
Monday, the 27th day of October inst.
excepting Charleston and Columbia,'
where said meetings shall be held, inl
Columbia on Tuesday the :8th, and in
Charleston on the 29th day of October,
and that Senators Hampton and But
ler and the State nominees be invited
to be present and address the people at
these latter places.
That the chairman of the executive
committee of the different counties will
be expected to make arrangements and
provide speakers for their respective
counties. In counties where it will be
inconvenient. to hold these meetings on
the day designated, the county chair
man will hold the same on a day to be
designated by him.
By order of the campaign commit
tee. J. L. M. Irby, Chairman.
Wilie Jones, Secretary pro tem.
It is understood that the object of
these simultaneous meetings is to make
a demonstration in force which will dis
courage the Haskell supporters. It is
an original idea in our State politics.
Capt. Tillman and several of his friends
left the city this afternoon. Others of
the party remain over to-night.
Governor Richardson was to-day
waited on by Col. Irby, who presented
to him the following resolutions adopt
ed by the campaign committee to day.
AFTER GOVERNOR RICHARDSON AGAIN.
The following resolution adopted
this afternoon, was given out by Chair
man Irby, who said he had already
presented it to the Governor for his
consideration. Here is a copy of the
preamble and resolution:
Whereas, the Democratic party of
South Carolina did, in convention as
sembled, on the 10th day of September,
1890, make its nomination of State offi
Whereas. an Independent movement
has been inaugurated for the purposes
of defeating the nominees of said
Democratic party; and
Whereas, at a conference of the sup
porters of said Independent movement
held in Columbia on the 9th day of
October, 1890, nominations for State
officers were made in opposition to the
nominees of the Democratic Party;
Whereas, it appears that certain par
ties. heretofore appointed by his Excel
lency Governor Richardson as commis
sioners,of election,,bave taken. part in
said conference, and are supporters of
said Independent movement; and
Whereas, it is of vital importance to
the Democratic party and essential to
the preservation of white surpemacy in
this State that the commissioners of
election should be Democratic; there
fore be it
Resolved, By the campaign commit
tee of the Democratic party, in view of
this unforeseen emergency and grave
crisis, that, relying upon Governor
Richardson's fidelity to the Democrat
ic party and his well-known advocacy
of white supremacy in South Carolina,
his Excellency be respectfully and
earnestly requested to remove such
commissioners of election as shall be
shown to him to be in sympathy with
said Indelsendent movement, and to
appoint Democrats in their stead.
THE GOVERNOlt'S REPLY.
Col Irby reported to the committee
that the Governor had received him
courteously, and had stated that should
any of the commissioners of election
resign, a place on each board from
which the resignation was made should
be given to the Tillmanites.
It was otherwise ascertained that the
Governor informed Col. Irby that the
appointments had not been made for
the purpose of securing unfair advan
tage to any party or faction, but to en
sure a fair election and honest count.
It may be regarded as settled that the
Governor will not remove' any appoin
tee except for just cause shown to him.
spent the most of the day in his office
at the Loan and Exchange Bank con
ferring with friends, and receiving con
gratulations and assurances of support.
The Haskell State campaign com
mittee, authorized by last night's Con
vention, has not yet been made up. It
is stated that the Evening Record,
which has heretofore opposed the
schism, will support the Haskell ticket.
WHAT THE HAsKELL ORGAN SAYS.
In an editorial this afternoon the Re
cord says :
"Perfect freedom of thought has
come and to stay, though it may be
the ruin of the State. Nevermore in
South Carolina will the party lash
drive men into subserviency and to
command the votes of the people. Men
must be nominated who command the
love and respect of the people, else the
people will not vote for them. The bug
bear of negra domination has failed
and men have ceased to fear it, when
it comes to the maintenance of their
manhood and the voting for a man
they loathe.. .. .. As far as the real
principles of Democracy go there are
just as good Democrats following Col.
Haskell as Capt. Tillman. ...There
are now two white men's parties, and
as far as loyalty to the State and sin
cerity of purposes is concerned they are
evenly matched. The only difference
between them is the-difference between
the leaders. Choose ye which ye will
The Register has not yet declared it
self, but is not expected to support Till
The name of H. T. Butler, of Spar
tanburg,was accidentally omitted from
the list of delegates to the convention
It must not be understood that Solic
itor McDonald, who last night ex
pressed him:self against nominations,
has repudiated the action of the Con
vention. Hie acquiesces in the result,
although it was against his judgment.
ument fund out of its moneyf
months-also why he decorates
ment apparently intended to befa
to decorate the happyhmes of sue
with scandalous and shoit waisted fe
male persons in the corners.
Then we would like to be infor
what is to become-of our hard
quarter of a dollar in case Congress
moves the remains. of General Grant to'
Washington. in disgust at New York's
failure to fulfill its contract. We
it understood that none of our mone
goes to build a monument to a man-1
he is elsewhere; and in case theremales
go to Washington and the -monumen
is built there by the government w'e
want our money back, unless it can be
used immediately for a monument to
Colonel Sheperd with Colonel Sheperd
under it. In that case we will begla
and happy to allow our donation togoI
-a donation, we have observed, being
any sum of money for a charitable ob
ject and an advertising purpose thi6!
gets in the newspapers while a ng,f .
is that secret, honest, decent and
est bestowal of which the Sriptures
speak in commendation.
Lastly, we would like to kno what
the Colonel means by sending out.
lithographed receipt of the Mali
Express with a sheathed sword Upo
Our understanding was that theC
nel drew his sword soon after th
Confederate soldier had s
and then threw the scabbarddown.
well or entrusted it to a leading
lican politician or otherwise plae
so that he would by no posffity.
cover it again, and lit in for ware
and there. We have been impre d
with the belief that only the.-:_
men who did serious, earnest,
ous fighting in fighting time keepI&W.,r
swords sheathed in this time of
and that all the fools and bla
and Bomb Proof Rangers like Cooi
Sheperd propose to keep their
blades bared and to cavort around
disturb the public peace with
mouthing and ranting until a
Moving but Merciful Prbvidene'
cognizance of them as common
ances and affictions to be re
from a long suffering people.
nothing less than treason- forA a
Colonel Sheperd's belief that th
has just begun to .be sending arxi
879 sheathed swords to convey to'11*A
persons; who give their,kwo dfolar
into his keeping the ideatdatthg_
of the soldier and the swordare dor
be'hieded, thas the war talk and
tional wrath of today is the rk
of venomous old women in-bre
of skulking cowards whose
undying, of seurvy knaves who
keep life in' an infamous and
cause and to line their own sol
by lies and shrieking rhetoric'
Just now young men-are enten
college after a season of rest. Vr
soon the question of a profession wil
be upon them, and it is one of vital
moment, which will require. much 2
The absence of technologicalsehool
in the South and the neglect oftbi.h
branch by our high grade institution
has tended to narrow~the sphere open
to young men, and force them into
lines already crowded, and often un.
congenial. The South needs more un->
The most successful men- in all ie
are those who have been permitted "
follow the bent of their inclina?jo
This should govern in the choice of~i
profession, rather than have the mat
ter determined arbitrarily or by train
ing. So long as our schoolsandco
leges place literature and classics most
important in the curriculum, we may
expect young men to look with dis
favor if not contempt upon scientific
and industrial pursuits, nothinstand
ing the demand for educated work
men in these lines.
The absence of technological schools
is to a great extent the .cause of the-7
present overflow in what colleges pro
fessors are pleased to term the learnedK
But the South is awakening to the
necessities of the hour. Here and
there we find the old and establis~d
institution making provision fr"
scientific education. Technoligical
institutions are being established and
wherever they are reallyposse
of merit are meeting a warm reception
and liberal patronage.
Just now the indications are that in
the South, the demand for skilled elec
tricians will be very great. Electricity
is being turned in a hundred directions,
and bids fair to rival steam in generai
use. All the discoveries and 'inven
tions of importance of the present day
ultilize this subtle agent, and require-.
an expert manipulator. And there is
absolutely no reason why the South
should send elsewhere for electricians.
The young man who reads aright the
signs of the times, and has a regard for
the laws of supply and demand, wili
not disregard the great industrial do
velopmnent of the South in deciding the '
question of a profession. Educated
men in the workship, men whose -
minds move their hands, is the cry o
the hour. Let the Southern boys '
alize that -caste in..this country is
termnined by cbfaracter, that aristocra
cy is not based on avocation, and we
will see fewer failures.
The quality of the blood. depends
much upon good or bad digestionan:
assimilation. To make the biod
in life and strength-givn
use Dr. J. J. McLean'
It will noudah the poeIoAe
blood, from whi-tels~.~~Z
tality are drawn.