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ABIHED 1865 NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, AUGUST 17. 1897. TWIEA WEEK,*.0AYA
ELD QUITs TIE HAoE AND EX.
at aait****hUl Doy of
4 ampaign-blayflold Do
M bcLaurin's Tarriff- V.,ws,
t Deelpres that lie Wronged
blut in harging that Ie was
a Populist, and Caps the
Climax by Withdraw.
Ing front the seua
orkville, August 12.\- There
been meetings during this oam
n that have been full of person
others that have been verging
he sensational, but today's meet.
was dramatic. Governor Evans
e reference to it, but it was even
e intensely dramatic than one
ht suppose from the mere state
t of that fact. At times, al
ugh the audience showed its par
lity, therie was an absolute quiet
d deathlike stillness in the Court
Ouse, with six or seven hundred
First of all, in fi, mwily and
straigLor.ward ily, Mr. Mayfield
admitted the wrong that he had done
Mr. McLaurin by charging him with
trying to organize the Populist party
in this State, and then, to redeem
his pledge made at Chester yes
terday, formally withdrew from the
It was unexpected. The style, the
provocation and the consummation
were so novel in South Carolina pol
itics that when Mr. Mayfield con-.
eluded he was cheered to the echo
for the pouition he had taken.
Then came Governor Evans, who
threw fire and, McLaurin said, "un.
warranted personal feeling," into
Mr. Evans spoke longer than
usual, and so "enthused" was he and
determined that he rose on his tip.
toes to emphasize what ho referred to
as the lack of loyalty on the part of
McLaurin to his friends and his
falso position. The exonerating
sentiment of Mr.'Mayfield and the
severe arraignment of Governor
Evans had spurred Mr. McLaurin up
to this decided pitch.
MILAURIN AT HIS BERT.
He had said nothing from his seat,
and when he arose it was plain to
see that he was going to make one
of the speeches of his life, which he
did. He spoke with all the ardor
and feeling that he haa, and at one
time, during the reading of a letter
from Congressman Bailey justifying
his vote on the wool schedule, he
gasped for breath, and came very near
rengover, but tIe nerved himself
and went on with even mocre wonted
vigor, and it was but ,a minute after
he had linished his speech that he
fell to the floor like a log, completely
exhausted. It took nitro-glycerine
tablets to enliven the sluggish heart.
Iwa,however, nothing serious,
and soon after Mr. McLaurin was
taken to his hotel, where he was
IBY HEAD CHOLERA MORBUs.
Then Col. Irby, one of the central
figures in the place of the day, was
absent. A severe attack of cholera
morbus had incapacitated him from
attendance, but he, too, during tihe
afternoon wvas sufficiently recuperat
ed to be out. But the incident of.
tile day was tihe withdrawal of Can.
didate. Mayfield. Mr. Mayfield had
made his customary speech, attack.
,ing the tariff views of McLaurin, and
~insisti -that he was not now, nor
nov~ ad been, in a combination
vhe he went on to say yesterday and
~ reviou" occasions he had charg
ed McLaurini with having written the
Populist platform and attempting to
.orgaiiize that party in South ..0aro
lina. At Spartanburg he denied the
chargo, but after getting what he re
garde.d as further evidence, as well as
that yesterday of Dr. Strait, hle of.
fered McLaurmn that if he did not
prove the charges he had made he
wouldi withdraw from the race, and
it he proved them McLaurin himself
should w' a1-.w. lie said he made
the chmarg.a . , ood faith, and that
heo never misrepresented anyone.
MAYFIELD' 5 AMENDE HIoNoRAIILE.
He was now satisfied from what he
heard, from coniclusi,~ proof shown
him by MoLanrin tan. te did dict.ate
the PoPulisL!.,'rirm, and that Mo
L-. succeed in striking out
th a;ortion relating to organization
'Ahis State, and to Mr. McLaurin
more than anyone else was due the
credit that there was no Populist
fight made in South Carolina.
He believed that the statement
made by Dr. Strait was correct, as
he understood it, but he further be
lieved that Mr. MoLaurin was telling
He now faw that Mr. McLaurin,
rather than violate personal affairs,
had declined to make any statement,
and with the conclusive proof that he
now had he was willing to say that he
had misrepresented MoLaurin,. who
had worked to prevent the destruc
tion of t,ie Democratic party in this
Hothen said that, in view of what
he Ld stated at Chester and for
p4onal reasons, he would announce
4A1is withdrawal as a candidate for the
United States Senate.
This, he said, was not in the in
terest of Mr. McLaurin, Mr. Evans
or Col. Irby, but because he thought,
it was right, and because he meant
what he said. He said he had not
mentioned his intention of withdraw
ing, e.ccept confidentially, and did
not expect any mention of it, as it
was unwarranted. He would not
waive his hand for or against any
candidate, for he differed with all of
them on some matters at issue, and
they were all men of ability. And
then with,a beautiful peroration as
to the brighter day that was ahead
for South Carolina, and thanking
his audience and the people for the
attention shown him, he withdrew
from the field with much applause.
Mr. McLaurin, as Mr. Mayfield
was walking back to his seat, met
him, clasped his hand and thanked
him for what he had said. Then,
after the band had played, Gover
nor Evans took the floor, and said
that the audience had just witnessed
the dramatic retirement of his
good friend Mayfield, but that he
was satisfied that he would pick his
flint and try it again.
ABUSES OUR NOBLE LEADER.
He said that Tillman was made to
send down a letter in which he repu
diated the March Convention, and
that MoMaurin went all the way to
Spartanburg to entei . the race, and
after he came to Spartanburg and
saw how the wind was blowing he
returned to Washington and wrote
that denunciatory letter against "me
rnd Tillman." While he knifed me
I never knifed him or any other man
in the back, and if I had sold my
vote against Wallace I could have
been Attorney General, for it was
offered to me first, but I never go
back on my friend.
i' LAURIN TELLS OF THlE REFORM OCALA
When McLaurin got up there was
decided applause. Mr. McLar 'n
said that of all the record-breaking
campaigns this wvaB the moat remark
able; that he had tried to avoid per.
sonalties,' but for some reason he
seemed to be singled out to be
branded as Populist and Republi
can. As a matter of fact every Re
form Congressmen in 1892 was
elected on the Ocala platform, which
was adopted as the State platform,
and that was in substance the Popu.
list platform and why he should
now be singled out to be branded
as a Populist he did not know. He
was pledged, and did work for six
long years, to combine every in
fluence to secure free silver, and 'if
he wvas more prominent in this .work
it was not his fault. F"rom the first
moment he saw that the, only hope
was in a combination of the free sil
ver forces, andl he worked to that
end. As to his record, it needed no
vindication, and- he had been far
enough in this campaign to see that
he wonld be elected by a .big ma
jority. (Much applause.) He said
he was sick and ti-red of having to
make explanations, for everybody.
knew that he was not a ProtectioI
ist; that he was not a Republican;
that he had been elected four times
to Congress; that he bad been
elected Attorney General, an~d that
there was iro ise to drag him down
to get his salary. The people were
not going to elect somebody else on
charges against him.
VOTED WITH CONORESSMAN BAILEY.
He then went on to explain his
tariff views and his position against
free raw material as heretofore, and
while reading a lutter from Congress
man Bailey, in which it was stated
that they both voted for a reduction
on wool, Mr. MoLaurin had to pause
for a rinute or two to gain strength
with which to go on.
Mr. McLaurin said that Evans
may sneer about his licking the foot
of the Yankee nation and voting for
Texas wool, but South Carolina had
to remember that this was not the
time to build walls around:this State,
but that men with big, broad ideas
had to come to the front.
Ho said he saw no reason to lug
in this Populist business.
THE JAOK IN THE BOX.
Dr. Strait jumped up and said:
"Do you deny it?"
Some of the crowd cried to him:
"Sit down!" that it was none of his
Dr. Strait said that he was afraid
of nobody, and Mr. McLaurin invited
him to say whatever he wanted to,
and went on to say that he had no
recollection whatever of having told
Strait what he was credited with say
ing. Then Mr. McLaurin asked
Strait to repeat exactly what he had
said at Chester, which Dr. Strait did.
This was that McLaurin had told
Strait and Talbert that "the time was
ripe to join the Populist party, and
Mr. McLaurin said that- he had
never thought of organizing a Popu
list party, and again related how he,
Sibley, Tiliman, Bryan and others
had worked to get the free silver Pop
ulists, Republicans and Democrats to
Evans and others seemed to forget
that last year they were crying "16
to 1 or bust," and he wondered if
this was true Democracy according
to their present notions.
Dr. Strait wanted toknow whether
McLaurin charged him with saying
anything about these matters, and
McLaurin said he never heard Strait
say anything about anything.
McLaurin went on to say that it
seemed bad enough for him to have
three opponents constantly jumping
on him, and now for a Congressman
to follow round in his district was
most uncharitable. He would prom
iso that when the party arrived in
his district that they would be treated
with absolute cordiality.
THE WIILLARD HALL CONFERENCE.
Mr. McLaurin said that he siup
posed the conversation referred to
was aL 't the time of the Willard
Dr. Strait said that it was not.
Strait said thiL he was not at that
McLaurin: "But I was." (Ap
McLaurin went on to say that at
the Willard Hall conference Senator
Stewart jumped on him, and he there
told them that there was absolutely
no place in South Carolina for a
Populist party, and that he would
have none, and that the Democracy
answered e ary purpose for him.
A STRAIT SHOT.
What he thought the people
wanted was a live, active, intelligent
and energetic representative, and
they would put the hand of condem
nation on a nonentity, who acted as a
stumbling block. (Much applause.)
Mr. Mayfleld had to-day, done a
noble and chivalrous act, (much ap.
plause,) and he had set an example
of honor, truth and fairness which he
hoped others would imitate when
they became convinced of the error
of their way.
He then related at length what he
had said about the Populist plat form,
his personal relationship to Bowden,
ant1 how, he refused, although per.
mitted to do so, to say anything about
this matter until ho was so goaded at
Chester that he could no longer re
He said that he had been hurt, and
that it seemed to him that some of
the other candidates looked upon him
as a wild beast, whom they could
goad and bully and ilag with one
question after another, and, though
they might show that he had the
blackest heart of any man, he did
not see how that would make them
fit to fill his place.
As to the Populists, he never be
longed to that party, but he had re
opect for them, for they made a light
for conviction, although they knew
they would lose.
MAYFIELD' s HONEST cONFESSION.
He said Mr. Mayfield came to his
room last night, and told him that he
saw truth shining in his face when
he made his statement, and that he
must tell jim so, and that he would
always have respect for such an hon
He said that whenever he felt any
ill feeling toward any one he tried to
pluck it out of his heart, and that he
bore no ill or personal feeling to
Evans when he wrote that letter.
Governor Evans: "And I never
showed you any."
MoLaurin: "Not until to-day, and
I am very sorry to say so."
Mr. McLaurin closed by explaining
his position in the last Senatorial
race, and said that he influenced no
one, one way or the other, or tried to
He had spoken ov-- his time and
said that he had exceeded his
strength, but said that he was not
appealing for sympathy, but that he
appealed for fair play against the in
terference of Congressmen who had
no interest in this fight, Mr. Mc
Laurin closed amid much applause.
COULD NOT STAND THE STRAIN.
As he went to his table to gather
up his papers he rested for a few
moments to gain strength, and when
going out to the fresh air he fell,
completely overcome by the strain.
Friends gathered around and did
what they could, and Dr. White
found it necessary to give him- two
tablets of nitro-glycerine, after which
he rapidly recuperated. He was
taken to the hotel as soon as possi
ble, and put to bed, where he did as
well as could be expected. A. K.
SENSIULE NEUROES, TUESE.
The Proper Spirit Shown as to the Cause
Richmond, Va., July 27.-The
Banister Baptist association (color
ed), at a meeting held Friday at
Houston, adopted the following
We, the members of the Banister
Baptist association, assembled in its
twenty-sixth annual session at Hous
ton, Halifax county, Virginia, hav
ing noticed with regres the great
number of arrebts of men of our
race in various parts of the south
land for the most dastardly, cow
ardly and infamous crimes known to
society, namely: outrageous assault
upon defenseless women;
And whereas this infamy has, ac
cording to daily reports, increased in
an alarming degree and threatens to
create and perpetuate tihe greatest
alienation of the white and blacks,
and it is also destined, if not
stamped out by the good and law
abiding citizens of our own race, to
suffer in various ways: Therefore,
Be it resolved, That we stamp our
most emphatic condemnation uipon
any and all of this wretched and in
famous class who have been or may
be found os; known to have comn
mnitted such an outrage against so
ciety, and pledge our willingness to
co-operate with the whites to bring
to justice any and all who have or
may be guilty of such revoltibg
Resolved, Thast we, as pastors
and leaders among our people, will
do all in our power to create among
out people1 the strongest sentiment
against the crime and the criminal,
and urge them to (do all in their power
to asist in bringing to justice such
lawless characters, be they within or
without 'our race, wherever such
occurs to humanity.
Resolved,. Thiat'we commend the
governor of Virginia for his heroic
stund in throwing the strong arm of
the law around those charged with
crime arid thereby permitting the
majesty of the law to be upheld,
which law in' itself is sufficient to
mete out full justice and punishment
to those who have or may attempt to
A KNOCKOUT BLOW
RAILMOADS WILL NOT IANDDLF, OR
Possinly Original Package stores Ca-s1ot
Uet supplies-Positivo ,Orders Frow,
Italiroad' Headquartera Not to
Handle Such Mhlpinento-nl.
ness Princlples the iteason.
(The Register, 15.)
The original package doalers
have received a knockout blow and
it comes from the railroads. It is
more effectivo, as far as .the busi
ness is concerned, than if Judge
Simonton had issued an order pro
venting them from engaging in the
It was learned yesterday that all
of the railroads havo refused to
h4ndle liquor shipped in original
packages, as the term is doined by
Judge Simonton, and consoquently
no shipments of soparate bottles
can be received in Columbia v7 in
other portions of the State. The
Blumenthal and Bickart shipment
was expected here yesterday, but it
is doubtful if it arrives at all. An
other shipment of the samo kmnd
was expected from Savannah for
another dealer but it probably will
not be received.
The railroads tako this action
purely from a business standpoint.
Shipments made in accordance with
Judge Simonton's order are not ac
cording to the classification as
adopted by all the railroads. If
shipped in the legal mannor thoro
would be double chances as to
brenkage and the railroads would be
held liable for damage which would
probably destroy all profits in the
freight charges that they might re
According to the publishod classi
fication of the associated railways,
in a monthly pamphlet called "How
to Ship," alcoholic liquors are
classed differently and are shipped
at different rates. The following,
taken from this pamphlet, wit i show
how the railroads require alcoholic
liquors to be shipped:
Alcohol, in cans, boxod.
Alcohol, N. 0. S.; same as whis
Bitters; same as liqnors, N. 0.
Gin; same as whiskey.
Whiskey, in boxes or baskets, or
in glass, packed i) barrels.
Whiskey, in wood, N. 0. S., (esti
mated weight 420 pounds por bar
WVhiskey, domestic wines andl do
mestic brandies, in wood, (estimated
weight 420 pounds per barrel),
owner's risk of leakage, value lim
ited to 75 cents per gallon.
WVhiskey, for export, in wood,
must b)e charged at actual weight
when obtainable. When not ob
tainable, must be charged at esti
mated wveight of 41') pounds per
N. 0. S., in glass, packed in boxes
baskets or barrels.
N. 0. S. means "not otherwise
specified." It will be seen that ac
cording to these rules there are no
provisions for- shipping liquoi ac
cording to Judge Simonton's decis
ion. The railroads therefore will
not accept shipments unless packed
according to the regulations. It
means a possib)le loss to them,
through claims for damages, which
the roads canndt rfford1 to have.
Mr. Mancke, the agent of Blumnen
thai and Biokart, has boen informed
of the decision of the railroads and
unless lie ca'n make some arrange
monits ivith the r6ads, or his firm
does, the probabilities are that the
original package store will not be
openeod tomorrow as expected.
The dispensary officials woero very
mu&tch rejoiced at this unexpected
turn of affairs in their favor and
they are more jubilant than ever.
On the other hand-some of the con.
templative original package peoolo
are inclined to believe that the rail
roads are in league with-the State.
This is, of courso, a supposition
without any foundation in fact for
the money which is possible to ho
made. A shipment by the State,
an original package dealer or a blind
tiger man is all the same to them so
they pay the cnah- and in this in.
stance they soom fully to be carry
ing out the idon1 when they refuse
shipments oi which they are liable
to be hold fo:- damages far in dispro
portion to what they might othor
The announc ncnt of the dotor
mination of the railroads has not
only made a commotion among orl
ginal package poople, but has very
materially changed the situation.
Several of the local ropresenta
tivos of roilroads havo during tho
past day or two received positive
instructions Y,ot to handle such busi.
noss or solicit it. A dealor from
Wilmington stated to a Rogistor ro
portor that he had offered such a
shipment in that city to the Coast
Lino, but it was refusod. Io do
clared that he know no ronson for it.,
but the statomont above fully ox
plains the reason.
DIED ON TiE TRAIN.
A Travelling 4al inm, Mr. ,l oneph tomik,
[The State, 14th.]
Yesterday afternoon within ton
minutes after leaving Newberry, Mr.
Jos. Rosen, a traveling salosman
who had boarded the Columbia,
Newborry and Laurons train at that
point, was soon to fall back in his
sunt in the first-class car. In a few
moments, despito the efforts mado
by Dr. Eargle of Spring Hill, who
happened to be along, to do soni
thing to save him, he breathod his
Conductor Fowler had the romains
moved into the socoud-class car
abond and covered up; in thi4 way
they were brought to Columbia.
Coroner Green was notified by wiro
and mot the train here, holding an
inquott at once. rho verdict of the
jury was that Mr. Rosen caio to his
death from heart disoaso.
It appoars that the decoased heard
the train coming to the station at
Newberry and made a long run to
catch it. He was completely over
heated and exhausted when he
stopped aboard the train.
The deconsed was i man about 45
or 50 years of ago and sooenid to bo
in prosp)orous circulmstances. Very
little is known of him hero. Tho ro
mains were brought up after the in
quest to Undertaker Borry's estab
lishmont. His house was notifiod in
Charleston and a mossage was soon
recnivod asking that the romains bo
sont there for intorment. They wyill
g down upon this morning's train.
Mr. Rosen was on the roadl in the
interest of Feohter & Rosen, wholo
sale and retail doealers in clothinig ht
589 K ing street in Cha rlest,on. .Jud g
ing from a card found in his p)ocket,
he is suphposed to bo0 related to
Wim. Rosen, the manufacturer of
parlor suits, lounges, couches, eto.,
at 83 Allen street, New York City.
CHILIL & Ff3VE2R
A PRtEACHER'sH PROTEsT.
D)oes not L.Ike WVhit TiIlmsin sidht ini His
To the EdIitor of The State:
Your correspondent reporting T1ill
man's speech at Tirza~h reports him
as saying (speaking of preachers and
dispensary) : "They standl alongsidle
the barkoepers in their opposition."
This is one of those half-truths
that is wvorso than a straight lie. T1heo
dIispensary barkeepers are certainmly
not alongside of us. Yet they are
rumsoliers just as assuredly as w~as
any barkeeper under the forro
method of whiskey selling-and, in
some places at least, are the bar
keepers that are doing thme principmal
Senator Tillmnan knows that bar
keepers oppose the dispoensary be
cause they wimh a return to former
methods. He'lknows full well this is
not the purpose of the p)reachers' op
position. T1o insinuate that the
preachers' arnd barkeepers' cnuse is
one in common is a base performance
altogether befitting the man.
ONE OF TIlE PnxAiIEIrIn.
MCLAURIN A SICK MAN.
IllS ILLNE-S MOtIC SEtIOUS TAKAN A
AbNolute Heat. Needed-ThO fenator's Pbyo
sIcian say" Ito Must Not Take Any
Further Part in the Campaign--Oov
ernor EMlerbo, in Iteaponse to a
eque"t, Gors to the siek Man's
Senator McLaurin's illness, which
dleveloped at Yorkville, was much
more serious than was at first
thought. Last night The Register
received the following telegram:
Bonnettsvillo, S. C., Aug. 14.--Sen
ator McLaurm veached home last
night. H is illness is somewhat more
serious thani a fainting spell. Hiis
physician insists on absolute quiet
atid that ho must not take any
further part, for the present, in the
G. M. Crosltand,
It. addition to this, Mr. Crosland
sont a tologram to the Governor
3onvoying the samo information,
with the added request that the
Uovornor come at once to Bonnetts
villo. Tho Govornor, accordingly,
Look the afternoon Coast Line train
Very little information could be
:btained in the city as to'the serious
ness of Sonator MeLaurin's illness,
beyond the fact that he had tele
graphod the Governor to come to
Bonnettsvillo. Thin was taken as an
evidenco that his condition was
alarming, and the report quickly
sproad about the city that Mr. Me
Laurin was at the point of death.
Tho popularity of tho sonator was
shown in the general regret ex
prossod that he should be so serious
ly ill, and thoro wis a universal ex.
proFsion of a hope that he would
The following additional partiou
lars woro received last night from
Tho Registor's correspondent at
Bonnettsvillo, S. U., Aug. 14.-Son
ator MeLaurin arrived here at 9:36
o'clock lat night and went imme
diately to his home. He was not
fooling well, but was able to be up.
lie grow worse during the night and
has boon in bod all day today. I
called at his residenco at 11 o'clock
tonight and saw his private secre
tary, Mr. Crosland, who says thatf
the sonator .s now resting quietly.
His physician says that he must have
absolto rest and quiet for a few
diays. lie will p)robably not be able
to join the c3aIap~aign party again.
There is no inheodiato danger. WVhat
lhe needs is rest.
I found Governor Ellerbo at Sen
ator McLauwrin's home tonight. lie
camo on the 9):36 train arnd will
spond1( tomorrow with the stricken
| Chicago Times-Heorald.]
A traveller who spent time in the
wilds of Texas says that he found
families who named the childon to
endorse a sentiment after this pecu
liar fashion, "One Too Many Harry"
or "Not Wanted James." It is to be
1hop)0( that the names did not elmbar
rass their owners with more than one
sonso( of supjerfluity.
The negroes of the South, when
left to their own methods of nammng
their progeny, strive for the most
romant ic and1( poetic or historic names
they cani findt, and at good long strmng
of t.hem, too. A colored1 gh-i in Lau
rons5 County, South Carolina, is
named "F"air Rose Beauty Spot,
Tlomnptation T1ouch Moe Not." The
youthus struggin g und(er the patrony
mies of "Goorge Washington H6nry
Clay Benjamin Franklin Andrewv
.Jacksonu" are so numerous as to ex
cite no comment.
Camig in ApinitmenOlts
Tlhxe following are the appoint
moents for the senatorial campaign
now in progress in this State:
Marlboro, Wednosday, Aug. 18.
D)arlington, Thursday, Aug. 19.
Marion, Saturday, Aug. 21.
H orry, Monday, Aug. 23.
Georgetowvn, WVednesday. Aug. 25.
Williamsburg, Thursday, Aug. 26.
Manning, Friday, Aug. 27.
Florence, aturday, Aug. 29.