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3LSE18o5. NEWBERRY, S. C., WrEDNESDAY, JULY7 82PIE$.0AY
- ' 8raD IG BY THEIR XIGiTS.
cviiian of the Conseryative Demoe
of South Carolina leplies to the
-t.ttero; the Chairman of
lle Democratic State Exceotive
- JhRowing letter has been sent to
ews and Courier for publication:
UMBiAS. C., July 18, 1892.
'5 n. John L. M. rrby, Chairman
Democratie Committee S. C.,
D. C.-Sir: I read in a
--on Saturday and have
-reeeived your letter of 13th in
" ply to my communication of
4nant, in which I requested, in
'$ebalf-of tise Conservative Democracy,
tat the State Democratic committee
?Iiito consideration and explicity
what is-to be done at the Au
rimary in regard to Third Party
le.-who offer to vote, and whether
r nrolmient in a Democratic Club is
asessary to entitle one to vote. I
stated that .you had been reported in
he press in favor of allowing Third
i'arty men to vote and in favor of allow
ing Democrats not enrolled to vote;
t your published views had
discussion, and that opinion
as to their correctness, adding
it was necessary to a fair election
- 1 doubts should be set at rest on
tmportant, points by. the State
tic committee at its next meet
en we desired to submit our
"a tile representatives of one
of the Democracy of the State.
,your.reply you state that you
-:of no Third Party in South
" and that you "therefore
e that any white man, known
e:a Democrat, who takes the obli
at the time he votes at the pri
- election, will, and ought to, be
to vote, whether he has
to favored a Third Party, or has
a Independent Haskellite, or
favors--prohibition, woman's su
or otherwise." Y'.u add that
tate Democratie committee will
Tuesday, the 26th instant, to
r this and other questions.
ha obligation taken by the voter
not settle- the question, for it is
by the rules of the party in
following form: "I do solemnly
thatl am duly qualified to vote
Able election according to the rules
he. Democratic party and that I
not voted before at this election. .
1-am surprised to learn that you
now of no Third Party in South
- i "in view of your predictions
tha:Cleveland would not ear
th Carolina, and the only logical
omelusion from your utterances is that
f-ezpect the Republicans to carry
3outh Carolina for Harrison. This
i-ppen unless white men de
the-Demoeratic party for the Third
or -for the Republican party.
To purchase farm lands in Newberr
Countty for. eashinor to.exchange to1WI
bouse and lots, for lands. P4
e now and- possession tag
~pie o 'G ANDIN -
<?ected with o .
should render full allegia its
-platform and its candidates. A sup
pa. tter of Weaver, the old Greenback
Kparty's candidate for President, and
Et@j the Third Party's candidate on
23 szsntially the old Greenback plat
formn, cannot be a Democrat at the
same time,, and if not a Democrat
~, hould not participate in our primarier-.
As to thie matter of enrolment the
State Democratic constitution declares
-that "the club rolls of the party shall
consttute the registry list, and shall
-.be~opened to inspectio'n by any mem
-Iber of the party, and the election under
lie lause 41j. e., the August primary)
shall be held and regulated under the
Act,? etc. The rules adopted by the
State committee contain the expres
s1ons, "qualification for membership
nany subordinate club of the Demo
caicparty of the State, or for voting
Democratic primary, shall be
A.ollows,".etc., and enrolment is not
.mentioned as one of the qualifications.
Yon are no doubt aware that these
!ieS -are construed differently in
H-dfferent counties, and this is a suffi
4ent reason for a more explicit decla
taan from the State committee.
Youn also state that the "qestion of
~ppointing more than three managers
conduct the primary election" vill
beconsidered at the meeting of the
teDemocratic committee, and I have
doubt that it will be considered in
fair and impartial spirit which
-appropriately to the body,
- :1s the executive organ of the en
- ocracy of the State and not of
jprticular wing or faction.
-the conclusion of your letter you
nade, permit me respectfully to
Nan illogical distinction. You
r4that only Democrats who are
-eyed or who represent a grievance,
adhave audience of the State
i.ratic committee. You also as
that the State Democratic coin
is competent to exercise its deli
toand important functions "with
interference or suggestion from
one"; and add: "We are not dis
3 edto convert the State Democratic
-gi, ve conimittee into a debating
ineyfor questions of imaginary
las'hlpretension of exclusiveness and
- lbility would ordinarily be re
le as the utterance of a Der.-o
, but this is a "record-breaking"
hu.I call your attention to the fact
#the matters in question arise from
-- of your personal utterances in the
aityof chairman, and I can hardly
the right to commit the State Demo
cratie committe, to the position you
have indicated, or that you mean to
declare that you are the master and
not the servant of the Democracy of
the State. We would free you from
the embarrassments of such a position
by declaring that, in acknowledging
your legitimate authority as State
chairman, and the jurisdiction of the
State Democratic committee, we claim
it as our right to address yourself as
chairman, of -the State Democratic
committee, at~ any time upon party
matters which concern as aa Demo
crats, and to present our views upon
such questions; and we feel assured
that, while "howling down" may
suppress free speech from the stump,
such a course will not be imitated by
the State Democratic committee when
considering matters important to a fair
and impartial primary of the party,
even though the State chairman desire
The letter of the 4th iust. was sent
me as chairman of the executive com
mittee of the Conservative Democracy
of South Carolina, and as such I ic
cept your notice of the meeting of the
State Democratic committee on the
25th inst., and will inform my col
For them and for myself I reiterate
my statement in my letter of the 4th
inst., that "at the next meeting of the
State Democratic executive committee
we desire to submit our views on these
questions as the representatives of one
wing of the Democracy of the State."
Chairman Conservative Democracy
of South Carolina.
DIDN'T GO iN.
The Way Was Open, but Editor Capers
Didn't Want to See it.
Under the elegant caption "A Secret
Sheep Caucns", the editor of the es
teemed Press and Reporter, tells why
he did not attend the meeting held- in
the courthouse on Monday to elect a
Sheppard electoral ticket. He says:
" WVe walked up the courthouse steps
and asked if any Tillmanites were al
lowed inside. The Sheep at the door
appeared-somewhat annoyed and dis
concerted at our pointed question.
Whether they had doubts as to our sur
viving the shock upon learning that
the sheep were holding a secret caucus
in brood daylight or in the goodness of
their hearts regretted to turn us away,
we will not undertake to say. They
gave us to understand that a Tillman
ite's room was preferable to his compa
ny, etc." -
The fact is, the door of the courthouse
was open and there was no doorkeeper.
Dr. McIntosh and Mr. Caldwell were on
the front porch talking when Mr. Ca
per went up, and he asked them if it
sa secret meeting. Mr. McIntosth
. swered him politely that~ there was
secret about it. be :: that it was a
blneeting of persons in favor of the con
servative movement. Mr. Capers then
said he did not wist' to intrude on a se
cret meeting. Dr. McIntosh replied as
before that it was a meeting of persons
favoring the conservative movement;
that there was no secrecy about it, and
that he could no doubt get the proceed
ings from the secretary if he would ask
him for them. It was left entirely to
Mr. Capers to go in or not as he chose.
Hesurely did .not expect a cordial invi
tation from men whom he had only a
few days before deaiouneed in his paper
as "Consummate political hypocrites";
and we think it would have required a
good deal of cheek to go in under the
But Mr. Canars was no worse off than
the editor of the Observer. The day
the Tillmanites met in the courthouse
to put out their electoral ticket, we
went there and inquired if it were a1
secret meeting, and were told it was.
We were perfectly satisfied with the re
ply, and made no complaint publicly
or privately. We were not anxious to
go in, because we knew the ticket would
be made public.
And so when the Sheppard faction
met on Monday to put out their electo
ral ticket we did not go to the meeting
at all, as we had other matters to look
after and knew that their ticket would
be made public.
Irby Would be Bankrupted.
It is btated that Mr. Bailey, a mem
ber of Congress from Texas, has asked
the Sergeant-at-Arms to deduct one
day's salary from his monthly stipeud
on account of his absence from the
House on a certain day. The request
completely paralized the official, who
never heard of such a thing before. WVe
trust that this scrupulous regard for the
public weal will not reach the other
end of the capitol, as it might be incon
venient for Senator Irby, for instance,
to settle with the Sergeant-at-arms on
these terms. He would come out in
debt to the Government, as he has been
absent a greater number of days than
he has occupied the seat for which he
draws a salary.
A Dry County in Texas.
NEW ORLEANS, July 21.-The Pica
yune's Batesville, Texas, special says:
"The people of Zavalla County,through
a petition prepared by the county
Judge, have called upon the Governor
and the people of the State for assist
ance in the distress resulting from the
drought still prevailing in that portion
of Southwest Texas. The country is
without grass or water, the crops are a
total failure. The live stock industry
has sustained a heavy loss. It is stated
that unless assistance is given to the
people starvation will result."
A REFORMER COHES ro GRIEF.
Willie C. Wolfe Wrote a Letter that Nevei
Went Into the Waste Basket.
[News and Courier, 20th.]
The following letter was received al
the News and Courier office on Mon
ORANGEBURG, S. C., July 16, 1892.
Mr. J. C. Hemphill, Editor the New.
and Courier-Dear Sir: Understand
ing that you have a letter in your pos
session, written by Wm. C. Wolfe, of
Orangeburg, S. C., which retlects ot
him as one who professes to be a sup
porter of Governor Tillman, we respect
fully request the publication of the
WM. C. WOLFE,
D. C. SANDERS.
Mr. Wolfe having stated in his letter,
published below, that "nothing in this
is intended for publication, but is sim
ply a private suggestion," the said
letter was not published, but his re
quest for the publication of the letter,
coupled with his denial in the Colum
bia Register yesterday morning of bav
ing written the same, causes us to pro
duce the letter and stops us from mak
ing any comment, as the public can,
with the facts before it, judge of the
propriety of our conduct and that of
Mr. Wolfe. The letter is as follows:
ORANGEBURG, S. C., Aug. 5, '90.
Major Jno. C. Hemphill-Dear Major
I am astonished that so little effort is
being made to defeat "Tillmanism.'
The Haskell Convention, the Central
Com. are doing fine work, but are ef
fecting no good. A glance will-show
that the negro vote must be used and
that money and hustling is needed- to
do this. My idea of campaign is this
-an address very aggressive in its
ideas and pointed in its charges must
be issued without delay. There must
be a campaign committee of five ap
pointed in each county and the ch'rman
of this committee must represent his
county in the State Campaign Com
mittee. This Committee must issue
the address and make the best bargain
they can with the negro leaders for the
negro vote. Then, through these
leaders, organize the negroes into Clubs
and send delegates to the County Con
ventions to elect delegates to the State
Nom. Con. on 10th prox. We must at
all- hazards control the -Convention
and nominate a candidate, so that if
any bolting is done the Tillmanites can
do it.- I would suggest that you are in
aposition toselect 5 good men in each
county for this Committee and ietthem
get-to work right of If you do not
act at once in this manner, 'I am afraid
your paper will lose some influence. I
do not think -when it.comes to a fight
between a bitterRadical (Tillman) and
the Negro. we should hesitate to select
which side to go with. The intelli
gence of the country is with you, and
I believe that every one is willing to
contribute to the fight. So let us get
-at it. I am willing to serve and work
in my county; and can name 4 other
good men. Nothing in this-is intended
for publication, but is simply a private
I am yr's; very truly,
WM. C. WOLFE.
AND HE APOLOGISES TO MR. W. ST.
[Special to News and Courier. I
ORANGEBURG, July 22,-By the first
train that left Charleston for thik place
after the appearance in the Register of
Mr. W. C. Wolfe's insulting letter to
Mr. W. St. Julien Jervey, Mr. Jervey
arrived in this city. Although he did
not wish his coming known, the busi
ness bringing him being of a private na
ture, It wa-s nor, long ere several of his
friends learned of his arrival and lost no
time in calling upon him. None of his
acquaintances who met him were sur
prised to see him.
The object of his visit wa-s to see Mr.
Wolfe and obtain from him an une
quivocal, unconditional apology for and
retraction of the offensive language in
the said letter. Mr. Jervey had hoped
to meet Mr. Wolfe either a-t Branch
ville or here, having learned that Mr.
Wolfe had been attending a meeting at
Bowman, but this he failed to do; and
when Mr. Jervey arrived in this city
he learned that Mr. Wolfe had just
passed through it on his way to his
home in Limestone, ten miles hence.
Mr. Jervey then decided to drive out
to Mr. Wolfe's place yesterday morn
ing, accompanied by a witness, and
then and there demiand what he had
come to obtain.
Casually learning of this determina
tion, Dr. M. G. Salley, of'this place,
called upon Mr. Jervey and informed
him that he wasattending apatient with
heart disease at Mr. Wolfe's residence,
to whom the least undue excitement
might prove serious, and requested Mr.
Jervey not to go there. There wasi
therefore no alternative but to remain
in this city until Mr. Wolfe might come
here or await an opportunity to meet
him somewhere else away from home,
as Mr. Jervey would not, under any
consideration, send for Mr. Wolfe or
hold intercourse with him other than tc
demand the apology. Mr. Fred WVan
na-maker, learning of thesitnation, and
being friendly disposed toward Mr.
Wolfe, rode out to the latter's place yes.
terday morning, told Mr. Wolfe of Mr.
Jervey's being in Orangeburg and ad
vised Mr. Wolfe to see Mr. Jervey
without delay. Mr. Wolfe did not ta-ke
this advice; but sent by Mr. Wanna
maker to Mr. Jervey an apology in
writing for the offensiv.e matter, which
apology was promptly conveyed to Mr.
Jervey. This proved unsatisfactory
and Mr. Jervey then sent Mr Thomas
Taylor, Jr., to wait upon Mr. Wolfe
and make the required demand. Mr
Taylor 'returned with the reply thai
Mr. Wolfe would meet Mr. Jervey here
to-day, which he did.
At the interview Mr. Wolfe it
tempted to enter into an explanation,
but Mr. Jervey promptly cut him short
stating that he had come here for quite
a different thing. He had come t'r a
full, unconditional apology and that
'only, and submitted for Mr. Wolfe's
signature a draft of the instrument he
required. Mr. Wolfe requested that he
be permitted to put the same in his
own language. Mr. .Jervey said he
might try, and after twice failing to
produce what was required, Mr. Wolfe
penned the following, which Mr. Jer
vey consented to accept:
ORANGEBURG, S. C., July 21, 1S92.
Mr. W. St. Julien Jervey-Sir: From
information I have received I believe I
have done you a great injustice in
writing such a letter as I did to the
Columbia Register on 1Sth instant-a
letter could only emanate under great
excitement and stress of circumstances
that I labored under at the tim,.--snd
for which I humbly apologize and also
retract the language used against you
in said letter.
Recognizing now that the charges
made against you are not true, I am
more than willing to make a'y amends
in my power. .
Wr. C. WOLFE.
THAT LESTEIR AFFID)A VIT.
A Counter Statement Denying that Pope
and Sligh are Third Party Men.
To The Public: Whereas J. Marcellus
Lester made an affidavit on the 9th day
of July, 1892, in which, among other
things, he says "that he was in the Alli
ance caucus at Newberry on the 2d day
of May last, which was held in Trial
Justice Maybin's office, and that Rev.
J. A. Sligh and Dr. S. Pope declared
that they were in favor of the third
party, but that the time ;had not yet
come to make an open avowal of the'
same," we assert that we were delegates
to the County Democratic convention
and were present in this caucus referred
to, which was not an Alliance caucus,
but was a. caucus of the delegates to
the County Democratic convention,
who favored the election of B. R. Till
man for Governor.
Mr. Lester was not a delegate, and
as this caucus was only for delegates
favoring Governor Tillman, .be was
there as a spy on our proceedings. No
such words as he puts in the mouth of
Rev. Sligh or of Dr. Pope were spoken;
nor was anything said that could by
any means be tortured into such a con
struction, except that Dr. Pope did.
say that he stood by the Ocala demands
within the Democratic party; and Mr.
Lester cannot now put his construction
on those words as an excuse for swear
ing that "Rev. J. A. Sligh and Dr.
Pope declared that they were in favor of
the third party, but that the time had
not yet come to make an open avowal of
the same." (The Italics are ours). He
has sworn point blank to words that
were not spoken. Nor was anything
said about the third party. Rev. J. A.
Sligh and Dr. S. Pope have- been out
spoken against going into a third party,
and have always stood up for the De
The State Democratic Convention
incorporated the Ocala demands in its
platform, as did the couventions-of
several other States. The National
Democratic Convention also incorpo
rated some of them in its platform. Our
State convention met in May last. The
People's party met afterwards on the
fourth day of July. They are outside
of the Democratic party, and have a
party of their owri; because they adopt
ed the Ocala demands almost entire is
nothing to us. We are fighiting'as De
.mocrats, within -he Democratic party,
with the Ocala demands as a part of
ITo say that we are not Democrats
would by parity of reasoning, say that
Ihigh tariff Democrats are not Demo
crats because the Republican party
favors a high tariff, or that those De
mocrats who are opposed to the free
coinage of silver unless the amount of
silver in the dollar is increased are not
Democrats because the Republican
party favors their views, and yet there
are none so blind as to take this posi
We are all Democrats, fightirig above
all other things for white supremacy
and for what we conceive will be for
the general welfare of our people. No
two of us exactly agree on any one
question, except it be the question of
standing together in the Democratic
party. to resist force bills and all other
legislation calculated to endanger white
(Signed)-J.. S. Hair, M. H. Folk, J.
R. Perdew, B. F. Cannon, J1. WV. P.
Harman, P. M. Derrick, R. I. Stoude
myer, F. V. Capers, P. W. Sheely, J.
N.- Feagle, J. R. Roberson, Theo. N.
Kibler, H. N. Kinard, J. A. Riser, J.
P. Harman, W.P. Pugh, G. M. Sing
ley, G. S. Moore, H. C. Wilson, J. P.
Cook, L. M. Fellers, many others,
whose signatures could be had if they
could have been seen.
New berry, S. C., July 15, 1892.
MR. LESTER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSI
[Press and Reporter, 20th.]
Ex-Trial Juistice B. B. Hair on Mon
day handed us the following with a
request for its publication:
"WHO IS BACK OF THIS?"
I, J. Marcellus Lester, do positively
affirm that B. B. Hair had nothing
~whatever to do r:ith influencing me
to make affidavit exposing :he '-r.litical
position of Rev. J. A. SI;gh and Dr. S.
Pope. I did it of my own free will and
accord, and am personally responsible
for it. 3. MARCELLUS TIESTER.
July 19, 1892.
RAILROAD TAX CASE SETTLED.
Judge Simontoo Signs an Order Making
the Injunction Against the County.
[News and Courier, 16.1
Some of the railroad tax cases came
up for a final hearing in the United
States Circuit Court yesterday. The
public is farmiliar with the legal his
tory of these cases. It will be remem
bered that the railroads obtained some
time since temporary injunctions from
the Court prohibiting the county trea
surers of the State from levying on
their property for their taxes.
Yesterday Judge Simonton filed a.
final decree making the injunction
perpetual in the cases of the North
eastern Railroad vs. George H. Walter,
et al and the Central Railroad vs.
George B. Walter et al. The decision
in both cases is exactly the same and is
made in the form of a dismissal of the
demurrer entered by the county trea
surer named. The following is the text
of the final decree:
United States of America, District of
South Carolina-Fourth Circuit-The
Northeastern Railroad Company,
Plaintiff, against George H. Walter.
Treasurer, et al. Defendants.
This cause having come on to be
heard upon the bill and demurrers
herein at the April term, 1892, and
counsel on both sides having been
heard, it is, upon full consideration
thereof, adjudged and decreed that the
demurrers herein be overuled. It is
further ordered, adjudged and decreed
that the defendants herein be each and
every one of them, and the agents,ser
vants, deputies, employees and attor
neys of each and every one of them,
forever restrained and enjoined from
issuing or levying any tax executions
or other process against or upon the
property of the above named complain
ant for the purpose of collecting the
taxes, . costs or - penalfies for State or
other purposes; in the State of South
Carolina, for.the fiscal year beginning
1st of November. 1890, referred to in
the bill, and from seizing, holding,
taking possesrion of or selling any
or every part of the- same. Each party
to pay their own 'costs. -
CHARLES H. SPMowroN.
THE CASE GOES UP HIGHEE.
[Speeial to News and Courier.]
CoLUMBIA; July 21.-It was ascer
tained here to-day that the. State.had
recently made a petition for an appal,
to the United States Supreme-ourte
from the 'order of Judge Simonton
overruling the demurrers and granting
an injunction in the various railroad
cases, as applied to the cases as the.
Northeastern and Central, of South
Carolina roads, against the county trea
surers and sheriffs. This order is the
one which appeared in The News and
Courier a few days ~ago, and about
which so much is being said. Thenews
comes positively that the petition of
the State has been allowed.
The State thinks that these two cases
of the many that they have now in
Court are the weakest for therailroads,
not upon their merits, but upon techni
cal points. This new move. is based
principally on the technical error re
ferring to the fact that cases in which
the amount involved is not more than
$2,000 cannot come under the jurisdic
tion of United States Court. Itis mere
ly an eff'oi-t to separate the cases which
now come up in bunched sbape before
The following is the assignment of
errors claimed by the appellant:
1. That the Court erred in overruling
the demurrer to the jurisdiction of this
Court, because the matter in~ controver
sy between the complainant and the
several defendants was several and not
joint, and the amount involved in each
controversy was less than $2,000.
-2. Becauze the complainant is a cor
poration created by the laws of the
State of South Carolina, and the defen
dants are all citizens of the State of
South Carolina and the suit does not
present a real and substantial dispute
arising under the Constitution of the
3. Because the Court erred in holding
that the complainant had not a com
plete reinedy a'. law, and was entitled
to equitable relief whereas it should
have held that the law of South Caro
lina gave a remedy simple, efficient and
4. Because the Court erred in over
ruling the demurrer interposed on the
ground that the plaintiff'was not entit
led to the relief prayed for. . .
5. Because the Court erred in order
iug and decreeing that any injunction
could or can be granted in this action,
whereas it is respectfully sub,iitted
that the complainant had failed entire
ly to show caase of action entitling it
to invoke the equitable jurisdiction of
the Court, and the bill should, therefore,
One of the leading counsel in the
case says that this course of procedure
on the part of the State is very accept
able to the railroad companies and
goes through to the Supreme Court as
"of course." In any event, he says it
must delineate several issues which
would involve much trouble'and ex
pense in the taking of testimony. The
cases of all the other roads under the
order of Judge Simonton from. which
this appeal is made will have to stand
over now until these two cases are
heard. The cases will come up, there
fore, before the United States Court in
November next, the State's at'orneys
having promised the railroad com
panies to join In a petition for advanee
ment upon the docket to insure aspeedy
determination owing to the import
ance of the settlement of the mat
WHAT A CAMPAIGN COSTS.
Half'an li.R Douasa Swan Figure-ow
tbe Xoiny a. spent.
Apart from the issue of the pivotal
8tate, says a New York corrspondent
of the Baltimore Son, thespecial reason
why New York is always made the
National headquarters in a presidential
campaign is the fact that It is Ihe great
commercial and SiiancIal centre, and it
is easiest here to collect the large sums
of money that it is the chief business of 1
a national committee to put into the I
party's warchest. The committee must
drum up contributions fromall friendly ]
sources. The party in power levies on
the ojfficeholders aud the protected in
dustries. The Democrats having no 1
resources have to rely on all friendly I
sources. Sometimes wealthy men eon
tribute large amounts. Edward Cooper I
and Abram S. Hewitt are said to have
given $100,000 each to the first Cleve- I
. The campaign of the national com
mittee is supposed to look mainly after t
the finances, and on the campaign ex
ecutive committee have been placed I
men of means who, in anticipations, t
can advance the neeessary funds to I
tide over the pinch of a crisis. Some
times the party findsthecanvasin their I
debt. It is stated that the Republican I
campaign committee owed Corne ius
N. Bliss $60,000 after they got through
in 1888. He must like the place, for he
is again the financial backerof thear- 1
rison contingent. No pubme aecount. I
ant is ever called on to audit the books -t
of a campaign committee, although the t
sums they disburse are enormous. I
Abram S. Hewitt, who had'a large ex. r
perience in the business, said 'that an
economical national conittee might
run a campaign forE00,000. But they
are not always ecoonncIa.
Although- theamount seems largethe
usual expenses that have to be met
from the national headquartets show 8
how easy it is to run up into half a
million. At the. headquarters itself
there must be a -large force of -lerh s
preparin( and circulating documents 9
and all sorts of campaign am nnitan a
that"osts much money, even if most of
it afterwards proves only waste paper.
The famous Tilden "literary bureau" of
1876 cost$250,00. But the expeneewas t
paid by Mr. Tildenim"e, whoetrted
It long before the national committee I
was organized. A campaign book' is a
usuall prepared, Qad fu of facts andM
to help outthe oeatamef4he party al
The book of 1888 was compied by'
Mr. George F, Parker, who has since 1
been one of Kr. Cleveland's eonaef- t
tial assistants, and will probabe- be I
the secretary ofthe~ntional executive
committee. He might be styled the '
Dan Lamon of the present emergeacy. I
The one Item of cmpaign orators a
eats ablhole in the resources.1
Their traveling expenses- must be J
supplied a -wall as salaries.-'15nme .1
of them get as h1gh asP00 a night. 3
Many give their services frs, but the y
bulk of the "spell-binders" have to be
paid., Meetings are another big item.
The "monster mas ratifieatons" here
menan outlay offrom3000 to $10,.
000each,for.rent, speakers, music, deco
A parade cannot be done in goodt
shape for less than$600.a district, and
there are twenty-ie of these sectinn. I
in this city. Amoduestlmateoftie o
election expenses of eaich district ina 1
New York city for a.campaign Is $10,
000. ThIs: has to be mulitiplied by I
twenty-five to cover the whole "nt$,- t
andisezclusiveof ofialexpanditures. II
An average campaign year in No*''
York calls for at leust $700;000. Taking ~
theseflgures as's bais for the whole ?
country, probably $20000,000 -wi not e
cover the expepse of fnding -out. to *
whom .the people deslre to entrust t
the white house for -the next four
Janeug 5. La~ne.
Does your 5inahand seem. tired of
you, are you always peevish? Do you '
and your husband have 1tle spats now I
and then?: This iste cae with most
married people; and the only way t
you wlfl ever live In perfect harmony r
Is to restore the eparMiug eyjee, ro.y l
cheeks, strength, vigor and playfulness 11
of girlhood; then your husband wIll 11
stick to you, like he didin your court- fi
shIp days, and not be seeking the so- 1
clety of other ladies.s
If you wlltry one package of "Rose
Buds" you will not regret lt; itwl (
make a new woman of you. "BeMse (
Lencorrhea or Wie,Bapture as 1
Childbirth, Ovarian io,Micar
riages and all the ditesigsymnp
toms,- such as Bearing Down pas, I
Back Ache, Heiad Ache, Meaoly, I
Slepesnes,etc. Its wonderful elot
are noticed from the firstappliaton.
Leucorrhea or Whites, are usually '
cored -by one or two alipUlcations. No 1
doctor's examination-treat .yourself.
By, mall, post-paid, $1.00. Tax Lxv
EBETTEx SPECEFIC Co., -339 Wsigo
St., Boston, Mass.
Time to 1rar.
[From the Atlanta ConstItution.] 4
"Where's Brother Jones?" asked the I
"At the ball game."
"And Brother Brown?" .I
"On the vigilance committee." I
"Rnnnin' for RheriL"
"And good oldBrother.WUnigm?" I
"Dynchin's nigger for hoss stealHn." I
"And whare's Sister Jones" -
"Backin' up the home term with the I
"Let us pray!
"A DEVIL OF A LAWYER."
3Udg. N&., of Teasse. Tolls Good
Stoy on Jobs E. Felows.
[From the Nashville American.]
The genile personality of Judge John
A. Fite, of Carthage,-was a passing In
ident about the Maxwell rotunda.
Fudge Fite came to Nashville to hear
als old friend and fellow Confederate,
Dol. John R. Fellows, speak.
To those who came in cpntact -with
im and heard his charmingly told
eminiscences, there was a cause for
nitigation of disappointment for Col.
Judge Fite told of his association
with Col. Fellows. "I met him first1"
le said "at Johnson's Island, where
oth were confined as prisoners of war.
k warm friendship grew up -between
"After the war I came back to Ten
iessee and he returned to Arkansas
nd subsequently adopted New York
is his home. I did not see him again
ill the summer of 1876, when being in
Tew York I happened to think Fel.
ows. I got his address from the direo
ory and called at his office, which I
'ond to be fitted out in the swelest
tole. Colonel Fellows was not in. His
iartner, Mr. Williams, said be had
lone to Seneca to deliver a Fourth of
ruly oration and would return that
fternoon.1 called again at two o'clock.
is I walked into the.offce I saw a
,entleman of low stature, smooth face
ad big bushy head engaged in talking
o a young man. I would have known
hat It was Fellows anywhere. I ap
roached him and Inquired: "Is your
"It is," he responded.
"John B. Fellows.""
"'Are you a lawyer?
"'I believe I am so considered.'
"'Well, are you a jack leg lawyer, or
"Colonel Fellows gave a bound and
xeisimed: 'There Is but on, man In
he country who such a
tuestion, and that's old Fite. How
"Turning to his visitor he remarked:
Our consultation is at an end.'
"'But allow me to nish,' exclaimed
"'Our conference, sir, is at an-end
or the.present. I have always said if
obn A. Fite came to New York
rould not strike a lick:of work wlhi
'The mar rietre ad Ci.Lto
note atelegramand handed It to me.
t was to his wife, and read: "Mary,
FIte has come; don't expect me till he
sves unless he comes home with me.'
i'eows then called one of the young
aen in his office and instructed him to
kave all his ciases postponedfora week,
nd then proceeded to carry out his
ow not to strika a lick of work while
Ite was in town. He knew every
ody and everybody knew him, and
on may Imagine he made things
To the Editor of The Herald and
Iews : This subject Is now being gen*.
rally discussed pro and con, and al
bough bus a sentiment at present,
Mds fair to becozma mportant and
owerful factor in the political economy
f theMfuure; a future the dawn of
rhich can now be easily discened.
It would seem that this is a critical
erlod to spring this question, when
be. State is almoststranded by party
iction and .11 the evils of a partisan
piit; when political feelingis so in
ems that the addition of a featers
reight, may rupture the ties that bind
a to democracy, and give birth to an
Lement that w~ould be more dangerous
athe peace and unity of South Caro
a than either faction now contend
ag for supremacy. I allude to the
'bird party. But as the question of
rohibition has been advanced, and
be forces organized, I am with It, sink
It is a true and sound marlm that
rhenever ameasureis proposed to man
arhisgovernment,whether political or
therwise, it must have for Its object
be "greatest good to the greatat
tumber" irrespective of soial status or
olitical afilation. Prohibition prom
ls this and whenever It has become a
iw It has fulfilled Its promises. There
relIthinklit would be better for
oth political factions now fighting for
upremacy in our State, to sink Into
blivion, than that either should su'a
eed to rule in prejudice to prohibition,
r to antagonize Its efforts. I say this
rith due difference to all parties for
he fight is not against men but mesa
tres--not against the vender but his1
raffic. There is no questlon ofright]
ai the whiskey traffle, the warmest'
riend of that business wHi not say it
a right to license a traffic which has1
eer resulted in anything but evil,
Ice, poverty and Idleness, and an
mter disregard for all the finer, better
er higher~ attributes of human nature.
No government has a right to legal
us. a traffic which conflicts with the
oundest maxim of the era, viz:
'Equal rights to all, special privileges
o none," especially when these "ape-'
lal privileges" are contrary to com
on equity. If any Individual of cor
~oration sells or offers for sale, any
ood which isaduntrrated, though com
aratively harmiess, the person so
inposedonecan proscuteand, Ibelieve,
ecover damnages~, and the party so sell
og is punishable by fine or Imprison
nent, whereas In the whiskey traffic
here Is no restriction as to quality ;
le vilest- is dealt out with the best,
ad all are recognized poisons, destruc
lye, not only to life and halth, but
lanablte In teir Ismmra tendencies,
and certain in their results. Th
"special privileged" traffic must be
confined to towns and cities, thusile
baring nine-tenths of the people from
entering this business, and at the s.me_
time increasing the burdeu of thei-1.ys
taxes to support the poverty, itiga
tion, police forces, and guard lioniek -
resulting from the traffic, while tlie
town or city enjoys the revenue, ilds.
fine school houses, and'profits bythe -
"special privilege" generally. - The
"outsider" has only the right to endure
and suffer, and when poisoned to,death
by "pop skull" whiskey, his famfty
no appeal, but must be silent in pover
ty and -disgrace. It is said that whis
key is a necessary evil of civilization,
and it is expedient or politic to confine
its sale to certain places where there is
a sufficient police force to keep.its vie
tims from lying in the gutter orat -
ting each others throatsjexpedientjo
confine its ale as close to guard hotees
and jails as possible so that the vrietin .
when so "full" as to becomeadisgrae
to even the bar room, can ;eshobed
into a cell to sober up, and pay fivi
dollars for enjoying a privlege that the__
whiskey trade has been lieensed
grant. Follow this victim ofeaedr
eney after he has sobered up andpai .
his last nickel for drink and:revene
as be enters his home and- s
Wifo and children withoug fuel -ed'
raiment-without hope love orp
tion, expecting curses and blowsiad
sinking under a helplessness ,urkr.
than despair. Shades:of W I'
What . ind of a,policy Is:thst -.r
creates a degree of poverty that
never contemplated in theeresti o
man, or man ever dreamed- ofns.
primitive state! Thatgives the'pris .
of a traffic to no one .class:and '
evils to another! Which protect
vender, while it punishes th
and, his family ; which robs
its rewards, and love of its fritio -
which sows diseord, idlenessnd i
and which strikes at the very fouda
tion of the.governien?tseEl If; t
evils of alcoholism were eon ined o &
the victim, it would : be aena
and appeal to the heart of e;
tian. But it is not so coilined
there is a law running thrangi ,a
which declares thit the off-sprf
suffer for the sins andevil ':
parents, and the results of thisiaw
vsibl everywhere to :e
server. The t at
this law i'a view,i
sooner or'later destroy the
tal principles of the verp
grants the license, and will
nation like Greece and'Bome
from the very weight of iteowi
ruption? 'Thibistory of ipat
warns us wha toexpeet from the attl42
tiude we .now hold In regard to tll.
trafEc, and the present indicatioi
decay and rottenness in ofHecistcz~eiril
and tL,e poverty vice and infidelly<
In almost- the entire body polit~e ~
alarming, and indicates paly;.ho
rapidly we are appraching the period:<
of our national existence,iwhen liberty '
and patriotism have almost casd t
be valued above self-gratification and
revenue. Who is to. blame for this
state of affairs? From a strictly bsi
ness point of view you cannot blame
the whiskey dealer, for it isa matter
of business with him, and. be is "'dli
gent in b'usiness." Every man, over
twenty-one years of age isa unit,of,tei
government, and his ballot, with- a
majority of others decides thekindKof
government, and the policy Wis:ex
pected to pursue, and inso farasthe
power of the ballot goes, he is respessi- '
ble for the action of the men-or meas- '
ures he voted for; andin ninety-nine
cases out of -a hundred he know--..
what to expect from the habits.anii
general make up of the candidates heis
supported. So analyzed 'to. It;s finest
point we are all more or-less responai
ble for a "licensed whisky trafic" and T
will be so until more prudence is exer
eised in voting and a closermexmina
lion given to the men voted for.
There are three conditions nec
essary before- prohibition can be
accomplished. 1st. A judicious hoe
discipline based on. precept :ad
example, which makes no compromise
with evil, nor substitutes policy fer
principle or expediency for right' 2nd
A rigid applications of Church' die--,
pline, irrespective of the socialior i
clal status, or political influence of Its
members. 3d. A systematic organia
tion of all forces within the power or
reach of the friends of prohibition.
Kinards, S. C.
He Knew Sardines.
Just after the close af the war, a put.
lie meeting of the citizens of Concor,'
N. H., was called upon to decide apon
a proper reception of the returning
veterans. A sub-committee onl colsa.
tion was appointed, the chairman beleg
then mayor of the city, a gentleman
more widely known for the excellenees.
of the mackerel kits manufacured by
him than foi- the extent of his book
learning. Upon the question as to
what should constitute the me'nu at.ue
collation, the mayor named sarames ~
among other things. A heated-debate
arose, during which a member of the
committee 'mildly suggested that per
haps his honor did.not know what sar
dines were. This brought Mayor H-Z
to his feet, and he angrily retorted: I
think I know what a sardine is a e.
as any member iof this comm!itte.
Is two pieces of bread and a