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ELBERT 1. AtLL, E~ITOR.
NEWBERRY. S. 0,
ELBERT H. AULL, Proprietors.
WM. P. HOUSEAL, __
WEDNESD.Y, JULY 20. 1S92.
THE COUNTY CAMPAIGN.
The campaign does not open formal
ly until the 2nd of August, but the
barbecues have begun and the candi
dates wiil attend and deliver them
selves of their superabundance of elo
quence. It is the purpose of The Her
ald and News during this canvass to
have a representative at all the meet
ings to report the speeches. I'. is our
purpose to be perfectly fair to all
speakers and to advocate no candi
date's cause in these columns who is
running for a county office, and such
have been our instructions to our rep
resentative. Mr. W. A. Shealy will
attend the meetings and take notes
for The Herald and News, and if
candidates want to make promises
and assertions that they do not care to
have preserved in cold type they are
warned not to make them on the
stump. In these reports it shall be
our purpose not to know any man, but
to give a fair and impartial report of
what is said and done.
Just for the amusement of the thing,
The Herald and News suggests that
those who talk so loud about holding
the Democrats of Sotith Carolina in
line, take a band primary and see how
many of the farmers and laboring peo
pie of South Carolina would follow
them in the Third party. It is really
an insult to the white Democrats of
South Carolina for these "keepers-in
line-leaders" to be blowing it around
over the country about what great ef
forts they have :ad to exert to keep the
people "in linte." Suppose you try a
Senator Irby says he is running the
South Carolina campaign. We are glad
to hear it. He has been doing very
little in the Senate, the place to which
the people of South Carolina elected
him, and for which he is paid. But
then a South Carolina campaign, as we
have had occasion to remark before, is
just about as much as any one man
can be expected to run. It will take
all of Mr. Irby's time and talent to
"Keep the Democrats in line," s-> as to
re-elect Mr. Tillman. Mr. Irby is sup
posed to be chairman of the entire
Democracy of the State, but he seems
to be "whoopicg it up" for Mr. Till
If Gov. Tillman or Secretary Tindal
would come out and plainly and hon
estly and truthfully tell the public
what was the object of the special
meeting of the Board of Trustees of
Clemson College, held some six weeks
c' a month ago, and also what was
,ne at that meeting, much of this
speculation and doubt about the action
and course of President Stiode would
probably be cleared up. Why not give
us a full report of the proceedings of
that special meetingd
We suppose some people think it is
smart to get up and abuse the news
papers. So far as The Hera'ld and
News is concerned we don't care any
thing about it. Our record is before
the people of Newberry County for the
past five years. We are willing to be
judged by that record. The people of
this county know what it is, and gen
eral accusations by every little politi
cian that gets up on the stump don't
amount to anything. We rather enjoy
it. So when you have no issues to dis
cuss, or want to dodge any question,
just sail into the newspapers. The
Herald and News will pursue the even
tenor of its way, publishing the news
and expressing its opinion, unamo
lested'by little politicians who are not
pleased with its course.
Since 18'76 the Republicans h &ve
abandoned the town of Abbeville .ts a
place of meeting and they now go to
Greenwood when they wish to fh: up
any of their p lots. Other opponents of
theorganized' Democracy have followed
suit and get together at Greenwood.
Sometimes it happens that these meet
ings of the Haskellites and Repubh
cans take place at Greenwood the same
This comes in very bad taste from
our cotemporary. It is very ugly to
make meim insinuations. If you think
there is cofftsion between Democrats
and Republicans you should have the
manhood to come out and say so and
give the reasons and the proof for your
belief. Let us have the fair, square
and manly thing.
The effort to array the country
against the town is old and wornout.
The man who tries to keep it alive has
our most sincere pity. There is no an
tagonism and should be none. The
people in the country have no better
and no truer friends than the people
who live in the towns, and it makes is
sad to hear men try to arouse this scrt
of prejudice, but thanks to the good
common sense of the people who live
in the country, this sort of talk is so
thin that they readily see through it.
On the first page of The Herald and
News this week may be found the State
Constitution of the Democratic party,
the County Constitution and the rules
adopted for the government of the pri
mary. You have all the law together,
and it would be well to preserve this
copy of The Herald and News for fu
ture reference. All of these have been
published before, but this week we pre
sent them all together convenient for
use or reference if you desire them.
It looks as if there is still some doubt
as to whether Messrs. Sligh. Hardy and
Duncan are really going to be candi
dates for election. Their names have
not yet been announced, and they may
be feeling their way to see if it will do
really to venture out. The road to of
fice is a thorny and stumpy one and no
doubt is a "hard road to travel," but
we had thought these gentlemen had
made up their minds to undertake the
journey since they were endorsed by
the caucus, but the delay in the.ir an
nouncement causes doubt in some
MiR. IRI WRITES A LETTER.
The Columbia Register published the
follow..ug dispatch from Senator Irby.
"Editor Register: Plea: say for me
through the columns of your paper
that I hope the county executive com
mittees that have not acted upon the
managers of the primary election will
repudiate the agreement between Till
man and Sheppard. There are others
i!,terested in the result of this primary
election besides these gentlemen, as, for
instance, candidates for Congress, solici
tors, et:-., each of whom have the same
right to demand the same managers as
Governors Tillman and Sheppard. The
Democracy of South Carolina have a
right to expect that the elections will
be conducted fairly and honorably, and,
so far as; I am concerned, they shall be;
but to a.gree to any such propositions
of the Democratic party would be an
acknowledgment on our part of in
competency. All factions should be
satisfied by the appointment of honor
able and loyal Democrats as managers
of the election. If the agreement be
tween Tillman and Sheppard is carried
out it can but result in confusion, con
test and deadlocks.
.Jons,; L. M. InRB.
"Chairmiai State Executive con
"Washington, July 13."
So 'Mr. Irby is opposed to the propo
sition of the two candidates for Gov
ernor. The Newberry Executive Com
has acted, and Mr. Sligh, who was then
chairman, said he thought it was a fair
proposition, and he would condemn
the acticn of the Newberry committee
as being unfair if it refused to grant
the request; and we agree with Mr.
Sligh in his position. Now what does
Mr. Sligh think of the position of Sen
Several counties have refused to
adopt the suggestion.
Mr. Irby's excuse in our opinion is a
very poor one. Those counties that
have already acted we presume will let
their action stand, and there will be a
division of managers.
The Herald and News does not be
lieve there will be any cheating in the
election, but we can see nothing to lose
by following the plan outlined by Till
man and Sheppard.
The two sets of delegaites for the State
Convention have been named. It is
now for the voter to determine which
ones he will vote for. The names are be
fore you and we wantevery voter to use
his own discretion and vote as his best
judgment may dictate without passion
or prejudice. Doing that-the voter has
discharged his duty as a free citizen.
The coi nty campaign from this day
forward will likely be very much more
lively and interesting.
Mr. F:ank A. Carwile, of Abbeville
County, has written a letter to the
Greenville News in laudation of Gov.
Tillman, in which he speaks of him as
"Blessed :Redeemer Tillman." Of the
others he speaks of "Ever Budding
Gary," "John Cracked Sheppard,"
"Just Living Orr," "Little Windy
Youmans," and so on. The News says
it is a symptom of the times.
It is sad and a great pity to think of
the low plane upon which politics and
political c.iscussions are placed. It is
getting time for the sturdy, thinking
men of all classes and conditions to
rise up in their might and place their
stamp of condemnation upon all such
proceedings. If it is not done, the
question, 'Whither are we drifting?"
will soon be a serious one.
Mr.W. C. Benet, in a speech at a pub
lic meeting at Abbeville on- Monday,
assailed a report of his speech in the
Press & Bsnner a short time ago, as a
deliberate falsification. Capt. WV. C.
McGowan, a brother-in-law of Mr.
Benet, came forward and said he en
dorsed the report as a true account
of the meeting, whereupon Mr. Benet
said: "Well, you endorse a malicious
falsehood or lie."
Capt. McGowan at once resented this,
striking Mt. Benet in the mouth with
his fist, britiging the blood. The meet
ing was immediately adjourned, we
are told, and further trouble prevented.
Mr. Benet will now, we presume, pose
as the persecuted friend of the farmers.
The Herald and News knows nothing
of the facts and expresses no opinion.
Is it not a great pity that Gov. Tillman
ever started this family quarrel? Where
will it all end? Who can tell?
M Rt. IRBY ANGRY.
He Writes a Letter to Mr. Dibble-He
says He Is Boss.
The following is a copy of a letter
written by Senator John L. M. irby,
Chairman of the State Democratic
Executive Committee, to Hon. Samuel
Dibble in reply to questions which
have already been given publication :
Hon. Samuel Dibble, Chairman, &c.,
Orangeburg, S. C.
DEAR SIa: WVhile in Columbia a
few days ago I received your commnu
nication at t.be hands of Mr. Watson,
of date July 4th, 1892. Sickness and
busines have prevented a reply until
no. I beg to say that I know of no
Third party in South Carolina, not
withstanding a great deal has been said
about one. !, therefore, conclude that
any white man known to be a Dem
ocrat, who takes the obligation at the
time he votes at the primary election,
will and ought to be permitted to vote
whether he has hitherto favorod a
third party, or has be en an Indepen
den Haskellite, or'now favors Prohi
bition, Woman's .Suff'rage or other
The State Democratic Executive
Committee will meet Tuesday, the 26th
inst., at S p. in., at Columblia, at
which time this and other questions
will be considered by it and especially
the question o)f appointing more than
three managers to conduct the pri
mary election. I cannot say what the
Executive Commnittee will do, but for
myself I respectfully say that if you,
as the representative of any Democrat
or Democrats, who have grievances,
ask a hearing, it will be granted; butlI
cannot, and I feel satisfied the Comn
mittee will no;, feel disposed to hear
you or any other person in South Caio
lina discuss propositions in which you
are n'ot dlirectly aggrieved. The Dem
ocratic Executive Committee feel sat
isfied that it is comp)etent to carry out
the orders of the State Democratic Con
vention and the mandates of the State
Costitutionl without interference or
sugeton fronm any one. We are not
diposed to convert the State Demo
cratic Ex\ecultive C'ommittee into a de
bating society for questions of imagin
ary grizevances. Very respectfully your
lhirmuab State Dem. Ex. Coim.
Victory for Gladstone.
Los [pox. .J iv 1';.-A t 1. o'alock this
mornimig the Liberals had 250( memi
hers, Unionists 4:;. P'arnellites 8, anti
Parellites ;n. Laborists :3 and Con
servatives ?SS. T1he government thus
THE COUNTY CAMPAIGN.
The Ball Opens and Eloquence is Poured
Forth-The Speakers and Their
PROSPERITY, S. C., JULY 15.-"And let
us once again assail your ears."
The County Campaign was practically
opened at Watts', a few miles below here,
to-day. It will not be regularly opened,
however, until the 2nd prox., at Newberry,
but the candidates seem very restless, so
they will take advantage of the many bar
becues that will come off between now
and then. There was a large crowd at
Watts' to-day, but very little interest was
taken in politics, though the candidates
put in full time. Speeches were made by
nearly all the candidates for the higher
offices. They were all eminently conser
vative with the exception of Messrs.
Blease and Sease.
Mr. J. F. J. Caldwell is not a candi
date, but spoke by request He made an
excellent speech to a very attentive and
It is apparent that some of the speakers
intend to run on the merits of Benjamin
R. Tillman, though the great majority of
them will be very conservative, depending
upon their own merits for success. The
meeting was called to order at ten o'clock.
Col. O. L. Schumpert acted as chair
man. He introduced J. F- J. Caldwell,
Esq , as the first speaker.
Mr. Caldwell spoke of the pleasant
memories that he had of many in the au
dience who were his companions in the
war. He paid a glowing tribute to Col.
William Lester. He had nothing to say
as to county politics, nor as to State poli
tics. He had never doubted the Democ
racy of Newberry County. "The most im
portant thing in the national election is to
see that you vote for true and tried Dem
ocratic electors. There are two parties
in our national politics. The line between
them is drawn wide and deep.
"Republican success means high tariff.
The negro is on top in the South. With
such an enemy what would be the condi
tion of affairs if he were in power? Our
doom would be locked." He spoke fur
ther of the force bill, saying that white su
premacy was paramount, and that Demo
cratic unity was more important than it
had ever been. Continuing, he said: "Be
fair, be rational. Investigate for your
self. See both sides. If you do not you
may get wrong. Be your own man." Mr.
Caldwell then explained the Newberry
National Bank case very satisfactorily.
The next speaker was the Hon. John
He thanked those who had supported
him two years ago and had no malice for
those who had seen fit to oppose him. "I
promised you two years ago," he said,
"that I would build up the interest of
South Carolina. My record is before you.
I have stood on the farmers' iovem" it
platform for six years. I don't see any
man. Everybody is in favor of lifting the
burden of taxation. Vote for whom you
please. I shall make my own fight on my
own merits. If I am defeated I will bear
it as a true Democrat."
The next speaker was the Hon. John C.
Mr. Wilson said: "I am before you
asking for re-election. The questions be
fore us are all important, but the su
premacy of the white race is paramount.
This question is before us again. All
must vote for the nominee of the party.
If I am defeated I'll work for the nominee
with all my might." He said that he
would not go into a discussion of national
politics; that he could not help in them,
for that belongs to others. He said that
he was a farmer, and that he stood upon
the Democratic platform. "I know no
other. I have the best interests of our
country at heart. It was unfortunate that
the Prohibition issue had been made at
this time; he was not a Prohibitionist in
principle, but if Newberry County votes
for it, then as a true representative of the
people he would vote for it." Mr. Wilson
concluded by saying that he was swinging
to no man's coat tail, but was going as a
true Democrat, and would be true to the
people of the Stats.
Then Hon. Cole L. Blease spoke. He
thanked those who had voted for him and
said that he was for re-election; his record
was before the people; he could not prom
ise how he would vote in the next Legis
lature, for he knew not what bills might
be introduced. "1 saw fit to oppose the
Childs bill. It was not a Prohibition
measure. It is not a law which could
have been enforced." He deined the re
porte that he had pledged himself to vote
for the bill and had been bought for $250
to vote against it; he read several letters
in his defense.
He then read and commented on seve
eal extracts from the bill, terming the
same a farce, a humbug, a disgrace to any
Then he said that a public officer was a
public servant; that if the people wanted
Prohibition he would vote for it. Alr.
Blease said Tillman would be the next
Then he gave a general outline of what
the last Legislature did, accusing the pa
pers of avoiding the truth, but publishing
everything against them and fals 'hooda
by the wholesale, and saying: "'le State
circulated lies as false as the hoges that
swung the gates of hell, concluding with
the assertion that S. Pope and J- A. Sligh
were a pair of as stanch and tried Demo
crats as any in the county.
At this juncture dinner was announced,
the speaking to be resumed thereafter.
Col. Schumpert took the midday train
and Dr. Wertz presided.
The first speaker that be introduced
was the Hon. Geo. S. Mower. Mr.
Mower said that he was not feeling
well enough to speak. He merely au
noun ced that be was a candidate for
the State Senate.
Then followed the Hon. J. M. John
stone. He said that there were no
issues before the people; that it v.s
question of personal preference, with the
people, who should represent them.
He was a Democrat; be was on the
same platform that he was four years
ago, i. e., equal rights to all man
kind and special privileges to none.
He said that this was a campaiten of
Democrats and tbat w bite supremacy
was the important question. He said
th.at an issue has been precipitated
with this campaign known as Probi
bition, that he did not see the necessity
of expressing himself, but if New berry
County votes for Prohibition then if
elected he would vote for Prohibition
and do his best to make it a law ; if
Newberry voted against it, then he
would vote against it. "I shall go as
an instructed delgate from Newberry
He then spoke of Clemson College
and said that he as before would use
his best efforts to have that college
established, that it could not be built
without an appropriation from . the
Mr. Johnstone said that he would
express himself more fully in the
This ended the speeches from the
candidates for the House and Senate,
but Dr. WVertz introduced several other
gentlemen. He first introduced Clerk
Jno. M. Kinard, but he did not speak.
Then Mr. T. S. Sease was announced.
He said that townships No. 9, 10 and
11, controlled the vote of Newberry
Conty, that these scarcely had a rep
resentative at the Courthouse and that
e thought it necessary to have one.
"My friend Mr. Kinard has had the
fficesix years. As to boner he is unim
peacable. But the Clerk handles a
reab deal of your money and when
you have a man in the public trust so
ong he becomes careless." In defense
f this he referred to our sister county.
ir. Sease then launched off'in a Till
:au speech. He said that the ques
tion was whether corporations and
actories and rings should rule or
hether the people should rule. He
said that it was a fight between Till
an and Sheppard. He was not
shaned to tell where he stood, that
eretofore we had been controled by
the bosses at Newberry, but that it is
crazy every 30 years. In 1S3 Num
cation, in 1S62 Slavery and in 1S92
Tillianism. He had no part in the
former but that he was proud
that he could help in the latter.
"He is either an imbecile or a
fool who (oes not admit ",is is a
movement hereto -tay." It is, ...age
that men should oppose t he will of the
people. This is the greatest revolution
the world has ever witnessed. "The
so-called conservative movement has
its back bone and existence in the
Haskell-(onz iles organization.'
In speaking of unequal taxation lie
referred to the Newberry Bank. Mr.
Caldwell here interrupted Mr. Sease
by asking him by what law property
was assessed in Sou h Carolina.
Mr. Sease said by that law that says
that all property must be equally
Mr. Caldwell said : "I beg your
pardon, that is not the law."
At this Mr. Sease became a little
ruttied and asked Mr. Caldwell not to
interrupt him any more as he (Cald
well) had already had his say.
He said that if the credit of the State
had been injured it had been done by
the unfounded reports of the "venal
press." The towns are opposed to the
the farmers of the State. Newberry is
ooe of them.
He denied the report that he was a
lawyer and that he was out nierely to
introduce himself. Hle said that he
was out for election, and lie who does
not want it is a fool.
Speeches were made by W. A. Hill,
F. W. Higgins and Juo. N. Bass.
THE MEETING NEAR POMARIA AT ADA M
AULL'S-MR. SLIGH ENTERS THE LIST.
POMARIA, July 1.-The crowd here is
still larger than the one yesterday. We
are at the place of Mr. Adam Aull.
Events of the day were very much the
same, with one very pleasant exception,
viz.: a large visitation of ladies. There
was no noise whatever at any time, as a
result; no outburst of enthusiasm over
any speech. In fact, it was a model bar
becue. A large number of the young
folks (and perhaps some older ones).
"tripped the light fantpstic."
The Rev. J. A. Sligh was introduced
by Dr. D. H. Werts.
Mr. Sligh said when Y. J. Pope was
elected Judge two years ago, he was
offered his seat in the Senate, but de
Two years ago he (Sligh) was offered
the position as a candidate for Congress,
but declined. Again he has been asked
to run for Congress on the Tillman
ticket and has hesitated between policy
and duty. Two or three months ago
he was asked to enter the race for State
Senate, notwithstanding the fact that
he had often said that lie would never
go into politics again he thought it his
duty to make the race.
"Now since the friends of Tillman
have endorsed me they must support
me. Our cause is one dear to me. If I
succeed the cause will succeed, if I fail
the cause will fail.
Then Mr. Sligh referred to the racket
that the newspapers made over the pre
liminary primaries, but he said they
were all over with and that nobody
was hurt. Our papers are outrageous,
they make mountains out of mold hills.
They have no truth to publish so they
have gone to down right lying, and
that he did not have enough policy
about himself; he would not injure a
man who ran against him; and was a
stronger Tillman man than he had ever
been. Tillman would improve on ac
quaintance. Mr. Tillman is a wicked
man; I dislike it as much as anybody;
it is a habit. You vote for worse men
and you swallow it-I have voted for
worse men and will do it again I ex
pect. Did not ex-Governor Hagood
swvear? Has not ex-Governor Richard
son been seen reeling on the streets of
Columbia? Then don't bring up such
an excuse, he has made the best gov
ernor South Carolina has ever had.
Mr. Sligh referred to the Agricultural
ball and to the Coosaw case. Then he
contrasted the conduct of his party to
wards Richardson with the opposition
to Tillman, and said that if there were
no issues there was a difference.
I am on the Tillman side. Itf you
want me elected come and help me.
This is a campaign of measures and not
Mr. Sligh then spoke of the Lester
affidavit, and said that it was made be
cause he (Sligh) was a c-ndidate, but
he had an affidavit signed by eighteen
or twenty men who were in that caucus
saying that the Lester affidavit is abso
lutely false. The boy is of a good fam
ily and lie (Sligh) was sorry for him. I
blame the old sinners, not the young
man. Then lie enjoined his followers
not to rer-ort to things like this, but to
be gen tlemen.
Mr. Sligh said: "I swing to no mani's
coattail. I have never deviated. Men
have comle to mue but I have not gone
to thenm. If Georgia, North Carolina,
Alabamaand .Mississippi had done like
South Carolina-adopted the Ocala
platform-it would have been a warn
ing to Congress. No rman could make
millions honestly-only through un
just legislation." The imiportance of the
Tillmau faction having its Congress
man was alluded to.
Then he spoke of partisan Judges, some
of whom we have; he would vote so as to
teach them a lesson. Mr. Mower he comi
plimented highly, saying that he was sor
ry he was in the race; didn't think he was
aggressive enougn for the times; that he
would vote for him for .Judge. The cau
cus thought him (Sligh) better fitted for
the Senate. When Mr. Wilson told Mr.
Sligh that no man had brought him (Wil
son) out, Mr. Sligh said. "I am sorry for
Mr. Sligh again asserted that he had
never changed, and never would. It was
his friends who had changed. "and I hope
they may come back-"
The next speaking will be at Young's
Grove, near Prosperity. next Wednesday.
WV. AUG. SHEA rY.
Fearful Mlortality From the A,s!atic Scourge
in Several sections.
ST. PETERSBLRo, .July 15 -The fol
lowing report gives the following fig
ures as the number of deaths from
cholera .July 12: Astrakhain, 2.277;
Baku, 45; Tzaritzio, 4'; Saratolt, 24,
and Samnaria, 11.
HAD) IN PARIS.
PAR[S, July l$.-Tlhere were four
deaths yesterday at St. Denur.s from
the epidemic of cholerine. A t Auber
villiers thbere were fourteen dleathis from
LONDON OFFICIA. LS S[CsPl'(tOU5.
LONDoN, July 1->.-The ant horities
in White Hall regard the state of af
fairs in Paris with the gravest suspi
cion. The urgency of the situation is
accentuated by the fact that the issue
of French ofticial records suddenly
ceased three weeks ago. The reports
of cholera re::eived from eastern Eu
rope are also very disquieting. The in
tended hoPAing of the great fair at
Nijni Novgorod is regardled as a seri
ous matter tending to widlespread dlif'u
sion of the epidemic.
TH E DISEA5. PP'READJNG.
PARIs, July 15i.-- Chere have been
five additional cases of cholerine at St.
Oen and two deaths from the disease.
T wo deaths from cholerine are reported
at Clieby and another at Asuieres.
.gWAsHINGToN, July 15. --The Presi
dent has withdrawn his nomination of
William D. Crumi to be postmaster at
Charleston, S. C. The nominee was
colored and his confirmation hIad beenm
Female Weakness Positive Cure.
To the Editor : Please informx your
readers that I have a positive remedy
for the thousand and one ills which
arise from deranged female organs. I
shall be glad to send t wo bottles of nmy
remedy Free to any lady if they will
send their Express and P. 0. address,
DR. A. C. MAnRrHIr,
OCR PROSPERTTY LETTER.
The Camipaign Meeting at Holly'a Ferry
Other Matters of Interest in and
(Curreoi,ience of The Herald and News.
I'RoS'ERITV, S. C., July Is.
Prosperity Canning Factory eo:n
Imenced operations this morning.
D. H. Witherspoon and family have
moved to this place, and occupy tht
place kiiown as the Lathan house.
The A tlanlic Coast Line has a force
of skilled workmen here puttieg tht
trestle in line prior to putting on a fasl
line between Charleston and Atlanta.
The Prosperity Ginning and Manu.
facturing Company had intended be"
ginning the muanufacture of bricks this
iornin_; but on assembling it wa;
found that the earth was entirely tot
wet, aihe hands were dismissed.
The frequent and almost incessant
rains have become a serious matter
with the farmers. There is too nuch
rain for any vegetation to do well.
Even the old corn on red lands would
do better wiih less'rain and more sun
shine. The tomato crop bids fair to be
finally ruined. It is now badly injured.
'Tne watermelon crop is also seriously
damaged. The cotton stalk is growing
into weed and not fruiting as it ought,
All crops on sandy lands are being se
riously injured. The fruit crop, espe
cially peaches, is suffering frocs the
rain, which superinduces .he rot.
Upon the whole the outlock at present
is anything but favorable. It is possi
ble, however, if the weather should
break up and clear away, that there
would in a few days be a marked imi
vrovenient in the condition of the
crops all around.
The campaign day and barbecue last
Friday at holly's Ferry certainly takes
the blue ribbon for good order, quiet
and good humor. There were no howl
ers and wild Comanches there. The
crowd of from 600 to 80) persons (a
goodly number of ladies) were perfect
ly quiet and orderly, whc ' ad come
there to hear the speakers, and they
heard them. If ever Govs. Tillman
and Sheppard were accorded a iperfect
ly respeetful and quiet hearing, it was
at Holly's Ferry. Gov. Tillman spoke
first, and throughout his speech Gov.
Sheppard's friends listened respectfully
and cheered vociferously. When Gov.
Sheppard spoke, the same was true:
Tillman's friends listened with marked
attention to hin (Sheppard) and
cheered him lustily. The truth is, if a
stranger, who knew nothing of the
people or speaker, had come up while
Gov. Tillman was speaking, and would
have judged the vote of the crowd by
the cheering, he would have said that
Gov. Tilhman would receive nearly
every vote there. Again, had another
stranger come up after dinner, while
Gov. Sheppard was addressing the
crowd, and nave passed judgment from
cheering, he would have said: "Why,
Sheppard will get every vote on the
hill." This shows what a good feeling
pervaded the orderly crowd. Neither
of the speakers was plied with ques
tions out of place or interruptions.
Questions were asked both speakers,
bu t they were generally solid questions
by solid men seeking genuine informa
tion. I do really think that both
Govs. Tillman and Sheppard were
taken aback by being accorded such
civilities and courtesies on the stand as
was shown theni at Holly's Ferry. In
fact, they were not accustorned to any
th rig of the kind in this campaign
and were wholly unprepared for the
generous and respectful treatment that
was acorded them, and I further be
lieve that if the same programme had
to be gone over, andi knowing what
they now know, that their speeches,
especially Gov. Tillmtan's, would be on
a totally different line. I may be mis
taken, but it seemed from his manner
that lhe fully expected to be hooted
and hounded, but if so he was certain
ly most agreeably disappointed. There
wef% no "howlers" nor "jackames"
nor "curs" nor "coyotes" at Holly's
Ferry. That crowd was made up of
gentlemren and ladies who know how
to treat gentlemen. So genuinely re
spectful and gentlemanly was that
large crowd that this correspondent
heard but one harsh word or expres
sion, and that, I am sorry to say, fell
from Gov. Tillman's lips while ad
dressing the audience. It was this:
"John Sheppard and the Conservatives
are nothing but Republicans at heart
Republicans in disguise.'' He received
no cheering for this announcement.
He knew that it was absolutely untrue
when he uttered it, and Gov. Sheppard
told him so. The accusation did Gjov.
Tillman no good, but on the other
hand lost himi a beautiful bouquet and
several votes. One lady of Edgefield,
who was an ardent admirer o1f Gov.
Trillmiani, and who had gone to much
pains to imake an exquisite bouquet
fo,r himi, after hearing himi denounce
Gov. Sheppard as a Repuiblican, be
came utteriy disgusted with him, say
ing tnat a mani who would utter such
ani untruth could nt be. trusted, and
she kept her l1owvers fo.r Gov. Shep
pard. G3ov. T[illman, however, did re
ceive a number of bouquets, w hich he
of fred to divide with Gov. Sheppard,
who got plenty when his time camie.
Gonv. 80ieppardl's speech was arg..
mentative, polished, high-toned anid
impressive. He gained mnuch strength.
Gov. Tiliman's was a denunciation of
Sheppard and the Conservatives and a
'4eak defence of his administrat ion.
His three dollar poll1 tax scheme didn't
go down very well with the crowd at
Holly' s. Th'le great manjority of people
wiho favor this three-dollar poll tax
scheme are people who are exempt
from poll tax.
I came ntear forget ting that Adjutant
General Hugh L. Farley was there
with his r-.ibbit foot, and was aecorded
the first place ini the picture ne ir the
tirinig of the gunis. I mean that lie
spoke first, a nd he made a good na
turedl, jolly speec-h. Of course, as
usual, lhe had to defend Gov. Tillman.
By-the-way, is it not a remarkable
fact that every candidate on the 'Till
iran ticket, especially his "Generals,"
at every cauipaign iieeting must come
to Gov. Tilinman's assistance? It must
be that his defence is a remiarkably
weak onei. Hie remind- an old coldier
of a light lielod battery ilaying on the
enemy, and doing little or ino execu
tioni, and yet, to prevent the capture of
the lit tle battery, it must be supported
by comapanies, regiments and brigades
of heavy infanitry. Gov. Tillman's
supports are light dragoons. and the
whole concern, little battery and light
dlrag'ions, will be captured by a coup
di' c/a on the :;nth of August.
D)EATi OF DR. F. M. ROBERTSON
A Native or Abbeville an,! One or the
state's Oldesot and Foremnot
[Special to Greenville News.J
CilARLESTroN, S. C., July 15.-Dr.
Francis Marioni Robertson, one of the
oldest andl muost promiinent physician
in the State. died l'ere to-day, aged 86i
years. He had been ill for over a year
and before that time, because of de
alining health, had retired from the
practice of his profession. He was born
near Calhoun Mills, near Little River,
A bbeville County, in 1800. A fter he had
received his primary education he
enteredI the L'nited States military
icademay at WVest Point and was a pro
rniinent studlent there for several years.
Subsequently he came to Charleston
and some years afterwards, in March
lw30, graduated at the South Carolina
NIedical college. He practiced-medicine
ni Georgia and in 184.5 resumed his
residence in Charleston, where he lived
antil he died, an honored and respected
-itizen. D)r. Robertson was widely and
-arefully informed on a variety of sub
ects and an entertaining lecturer. He
aa great ad vocate of temperance and
often ceard in its defense.
r,Robertson was the father of Mr.
-I1i~ C. Reb,ertson of Newberry.)
WPECK~ED BY A WASHOUT.
F.at ful )i5ater to a Ttsain .:ar 1oren"ce
'1wi People liidd, 'I wo or Thkree
1 as!ly Irjured a Other
[special to Newsand ('unie.]
FLOREN , duly 17.-- A diastrols
wreck occurred : bout _ )'elock this
lioroilig on i' \ort hatern Railroad,
aliost witiin ihe c"ity liiits of Flrr
ie, tihe re.uiis ti wIi: (: are two pe,"r
sonus killed, a nuii.er woUunded and
s ven broken ears init hie, ditch.
The cause of the w+ trk was t he wa,lt
ing out of a -'na Il sction of roaii
five-mile post. The road there crosses
little stream and runs o i an eibank
m2ent about live feet high. The g round
on each side slopes toward the streat
and toward the roaid. An untprecedentt d
, flood of rain, whieb beg.tn about dark
and kept up alnoAt ine,santly during
ti: e iight, had fo ied ,:I eaci :i-de of
t 1e road torrents that had ta' e into
the earthwork and left barely a shell
l jpporting the rails and ties, but strong
enoughto deceive even the experienced
and carefulengineer, R,bert Mack, who
pulled the throttle oi the fast mail
le .ving here at 1.2' this iorning, carry
ing about thirty-four passengers and
th train crew in eight coaches.
Running at a high rate of speed,
when the ill-fated train reached the
break there was a lurch, a plunge,
shrieking and cracking of timbers and
the wrecked train lay ot: its side in a
ditch aliost submerged i:i water. The
engine had Le.aped the break, broken
from the cars and stood unharnied on
the lirm ground beyond. Six cars were
flat on their sides, one sleeper spanned
the break with one truck on the track
and the forward truck in the water.
The last sleeper stood safe.
The train crew at onceset to work to
rescue the injured pas,engers, who
were in momentary danger of drown
ing. Axes and saws in willing hands
did yeoman's work, though they say it
did seem that ruany must drown be
fore they could be rescued.
J. S. Sinmons, a boy about is, a news
agent from Charleston, and William
Moore, a train hand, going to his hone
in Sunirnervilie, were killed. The bodies
were found und(-r the train, and both
are believed to have been killed by the
The only passenger seriously hurt
was William Bahr, of Charleston, who
was taking the body of his brother, who
had been killed in an accident in Jer
sey, home for burial. He was caught
between the first and second-class cars
and his leg and stomach were badly ma
shQd.It took nearly three hours to
The others injured are: P. A. HIyries'
of Charleston, scalp wound; it. W.
Hargrove, Wiimi ngton,'>aggagemast er,
badly bruised; J. H. Collins, Rich
mond, scalp wound; C. F. lPlane, postal
clerk, hurt, but still on du,y; Thom:as
Naismith, Florence, bruised. The
wounded have been sent home after
receiving medical attention here.
The passengers all unite in the great
est praise to Conductor Bullock for his
etfort.s on their behalf. He worked like
a Trojan. He ..ishes credit given to J.
H. Collins, of Richmond, and Baggage
master Hargrove, who, though hurt
badly themselves, especially the latter,
worked faithfully to the et:d, also to
Mr. W. A. Boyle, of Charleston, and
MIr. Carr, and Grant Cobb, colored
train man, for valuable assistance in
the work. Cobb's activity saved them
from the further horrors of lire in the
A :toroner's inquest was held over
the dead this morning. The verdict
relieves the railroad of all blame. The
road .vas in good condition wheni the
train from Cnarleston passed over it at
8 o'clock. Trains ran by Sumter until
this afternoon, when a temp~orary
trestle was constructed.
LIST OF~ KtLLE!).
F. G. Simmons, wnite, newsboy,
William Moore, train hand, colored,
Wi-liam Bahr, Charleston, leg
P. A. Hymes, white, Char?eston.
R. WV. Hargrove, baggagemaster,
J. H. Collins, white, Richmo9nd.
C. F. Plane, postal clerk.
Thamas Naismith, whitn, Florence.
Death Would Have Been Welcome.
Spent Hundreds of Dollars
Procured Cuticura. Wonderful Change
in Three Months. Completely
Cured in Six.
During the war, I contracted some kind of a di
ease whl.:h brought mo almost to the pottof death.
My right arm and leg were one mass of corruption
eating into my very flesh. Swelling and Itching
terribly, causing most excruciating pains. The
torture was awful. I had spent hundreds of dol
tars In futile efforts to get well, or even relief, for
I was su fering so that death would have been a
happy release. Rev. J. G. Ahern, who was the
Pastor of' Bickley Circuit, urged me to procure
the CurrrcnA REYZDIES. Upon their arrival, I
began to use according to' directions, and in less
than threa months I noticed a wonderful change.
My appet: te was good, my breath was sweet, and
as I continued to take the medicines the good work
went on and on. In six months from the time
I started, I was completely cured. The Cu'rr
cvRn& Rzazarzs did the work, and my skin becamee
perfectly roooth and clear, and there Is now not
the slight,. t appearance of the disease. I would
say In conclusion to all suffering from any kind
of blood trouble, don't be deceived, but strike at
the founts.in head, and get Ctrcnaa REMEDrzs,
even if yo)u have to send a thousand mites for
them. G. C. H A T , Sellers, Ga.
Sworn and subscribed to before rue April 28,1892.
Wzu.x.rac C. Soz.oxoe, J. P. P. C.
The cew Illood Purifier, Internally (to cleanse the
blood of alt Impurities and poisonous elements and
thus remove tho cause), and CrrIcUBn, the great
Skin Cure, and Ctrricuna Soan, an exquisi:e Skin
Beautifier, externally (to clear the skin and scalp,
and restore the hair), cure every disease and humor
of the skin and blood, from pimples to scrofula.
Sold everywhere. Price, CU'rrcunA, 50c.; Soar,
25c.; Rxser.vzNTr, $1. Prepared by the PoTTza
D3UG AN~D CHEXXCAL ConroRATIoN, Boston.
Mr " How to Cure Skin DI)seases," 64 pages, 50
Illustrations, and testimonials, mailed free.
byI~ CUTzcen& ho Ar. Absolutely pure.
And pains, back ache, weak kidneys,
-rheumatism, and chest pains relieved
in one xninute by the Cuticura
Anti-Pain Plait': The first and
only instantLneons paIn-kilting plaster.
NENT SEASION BEG I NS OCT( IR.FI. 1s92.
.LCla.ssie and Philosophical rourses. Tho
rough Preparatory depa rtmen t.
Opportunity for boarding in c;lubs wi! he
elven. The total expense of the se.ssion will
thus he moensurably reduced. It ist .siimated
that board for the sesion neced not execeed
60. Tuitli *27 to 6.57, according to class.
Total expense per session October :;d. to .Iune
21st, as folows: Board in club *!04J to 6125.
Board in ftrmilies and roorr ing in collIege
125 5') to Slu2... I Board and room in families
148 to 5115 A dd ress
G. W. ilOLLAND. P'residen:.
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAR~O
LINA, COUNTY OF NEW lBEitil
-IN COMMON PLEAM.
Jno. Rt. S'-pearmtan, Adniistrator, vs.
Nan-ey C. Lon gshore, et al.
T HE C[REDITORS OF THE Es
tate of Andrew J1. Longshiore,
deceased, are hereby required to render
and establish, before the undersigned,
their respective demands, onl or before
the first dat' of September, 1.,2.
Sf LAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Ofice, :.>0July, J892.
W INTHROP sTATE~ NOItMAL COY.
LEGE, Cotluila. S.C. Thxorough -:rain
ng.and practice in be-st methods of teacheing
Faculty composed of Instructors of exte-nsi ve
andi su~eeessifLl ex perience in te-aching t--achi
er. Open to white girls over 7-. Se-.it.n '.*
gins Septem->er 23. Graduates secure ugood
positionis. Etch county givenx two schoilar
ships-one worth $150 a session and onme of
free trution. Competitive exam ination~ A LI
out Sat Court IHouse of eachi county. Ad
Bress D. it. 1OlINSO,N. Pre-siudent. I 'I um
for Infants a
:ommend it"ssuperior.to any prescription
knowa to me." HA. ARCmcs, M. D.,
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
'The use of Castoria' '.s so universal and
its merits so well known that i; seems a work
ot supereroration to endorse it. Few are the
intelligent families who do not keep Castoria
within easy reach."
CxrLos 3'18lr.~r D.D..
New York City.
Late Pastor Bloomingdale Betormed Church.
H ARRIS' P
Contains 1-3 More Lithia than
IT HAS NO SUPERIOR IN
Dyspepsia, Constipation, Liver
Gout. Diseases of the Kidn
aturia and Catarnenial
eases of the Blood
to cure C
ON DRAUGHT AND FOR SAI
Robertson & Gilder's a
3ac w ?j,ei amf
NEW AMI TIIOIIOnII1
For particulars write to J. T. HARRIS,
ON AND AFTER T
I can be found at the
where I will be pleas
tomers and as many
favor me with their pa
T HE J~
BL AL OCK'
For All t be Novelties in CLO
11E ~NY NICE SUITS I
AND CA\N BE HAkD FORX A Vlt'
THINK CF A FULL P. A.
KIL T AND BLOUS.
In All Sizes, Ten Per Cer
Over a dozen D)ifferent Stvl
ONLY TEN CENTS EACH:
Com while yo cangt miore
Yours to please- L. M
cfr P. -.-EVITHING E~LS
We have move
wood store here,
pose to clean o
stock at prices
times. N0 f009%11IR
We propose to si
T HE Cash is wh
SMIT H &
Csstoris cm Colic, Cosipation,
Sour S'..omscl., Diarrhm~a, Eructstlon,
Kills Worms, givee sleep, and promotes d .
Without injurious medication.
"For several years I have r
your 'Castoris,' and shall always oontineto
do so as it has invariably produced beaedal
Enwr F. P,nza, W. D.,
"The Winthrop,"125th Street and 7thAve.,
CosPasr, 77 MCAmY SrTauZ, Nw YoM.
INCS, S. C.
the Buffalo Lithia Water.
THE UNITED STATES
3omplaints, .Nausea, Dropsy,
psy and Bladder, Hmm
I BY THE GALLON AT
Proprietor of Harris' Lithia Springs.
IE 18T OF JUNE
Central Drug Store,
ed to see my cus
new ones as may
me and Money?
TH ING, which are now
STILL ON HAND M
SMA LL A MOU NT OF CASH.
SUIT FOR ONLY $11!
E WAIST SUITS
it. Less Than Cost.
cs in LINEN COLLAR,
Now is your chance ! Come !
than value for your money.
i. C. BLALOCK.
E JUST AS CHEAP. Ri
d our . Green
and we pro
ut the whole
to -suit the
~EI TO IX O0E NOW
.at we want.