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TILLMAN AND BUTLER.
J The principal interest of the State
Campaign meetings has centred upon
the Senatorial fight between Gen.
Butler, and Gov. Tillman.
The following telegraphic sumraarv
of tbe meetings preceding the Lan?
caster meeting, and, tbe report of
their speeches at Lancaster will serve
to show bow the contest between
these two prominent: candidates bas
There was some pretty lively,
sharp shooting at the campaign
meeting in Chester and Senator
Boiler did the shooting. To explain it
is necessary to go back to the first
meeting which was held at Kock
Hill Monday^ There was a large
crowd there and it is estimated that
Bailer's supporters were largely in
the majority. In accounting for the ap?
parent disparity of their forces, the
Tillmauites charged that the Butler
contingent was composed of men
who had been taken to Kock Hill by
Bunch McBee, superintendent of the
Richmond and Danville Railroad in
this State aud they did not represent
the people of Kock Hill. In his
speech at Yorkville Tuesday Govern?
or Tillman referred to Butler's Rock
Hill supporters as a Coxey army and
gave utterance to the following sen?
"Possibly some of Gen. Butler's
over-zealous friends may have en?
gineered this. If Bunch McBee as
superintendent of the Richmond and
Danville railroad is prostituting his
authority by hauling people free, we
ought to know it. If there is a
corruption fund raised in New York,
then you ought to know it, for it is
On Wednesday, at Chester, Sena?
tor Butler made Governor Tillman's
statement the text of his speech. He
was excited and aggressive and made
a deep impression by the spirited
manner in which he resented Gover?
nor Tillman's insinuations. He was
received with great applause and start?
ed out quietly by saying : "At Rock
Hill I announced that I would
do nothing to provoke trouble.
Governor Tillman said he want?
ed the issues discussed, and
yet at Yorkville, where he had
the reply, he put an insult on my
character that 1 permit no man living
lo do without resenting."
There was great confusion at this
point and indications of a storm. Sena?
tor Butter walked across the platform,
and, raising his voice, said : "He
must take his punishment like a man.
He said yesterday, or if he did not
say so, he adopted a meaner form by
insinuating and suggesting that 1 had
a corruption fund from Wall street
or elsewhere, with which to buy my
seat into the Senate." Then, turn?
ing around towards Governor Till?
man, he said : "I say in reply that
if Governor Tillman or anyone else
makes that charge against me he is an
The crowd was dumbfounded. It
looked at Senator Butler and Senator
Butler looked at Governor Tillman,
and everything was as quiet as the
calm at sea, when all of a sudden
there was an outbrtist of applause
with mingled cheers for Butler and
Tillman. After order had been re?
stored, Senator Butler continued :
"When he has charges to make
against me ?el him make them like
a man of courage and truth ; let him
specify and not indulge in the innu?
endo* of a blackguard and bully.
The man has never lived and never
will live who imputes dishonesty to
me' [Ilnrrahs for Butler and Tiil
man. Voice iu crowd : "Give him
Senator Butler criticised Governor
Tilman's administration in plain
terms and made a very effective
speech. What ite effects will be no
one can tell. It evidently pleased
the crowd at Chester to-day. There
is general thankfulness that there
was no disturbance at the meeting,
and efforts will be made by
conservative men on both sides to
keep the peace. Butler opened his
opponent's eyes by the boldness of
his charge to-day. As one of the
correspondents on the ground says :
"It was the first time Tillman has
ever been caught by the collar, so
to speak, and shaken up."
Following is from the Columbia
Registers report of the Lancaster meet?
LANCASTER, S. C., June 21- Sen?
ator Butler was slaughtered here
to-day. He was literally pulled to
pieces by Governor Tillman and then
in a hand primary he was butchered
by the men of Lancaster. Tillman
scored Butler unmercifully and taught
him a lesson in dignified debate. Ile
taught him how to rip an opponent
up the back by the use of plain
English and at the same time not use
offensive epithets The Governor's
sarcasm and irony to Butler were the
most severe aud biting ever heard on
the stump in years, and it is univer
sally acknowledged that the Governo
gave Butler some points in l?gitim?t
oratory and debate which surprise?
No sane man can doubt Tillman'
triumph here. It was a great victory
The crowd was with him overwhelm
The applause for Butler was agaii
from the same young men who hav<
been following the campaign. 0
course there were some Lancaste
men for him
Marshal Hunter's few friends wen
on hand. The supposition has beei
that Hunter's appointment mean
Lancaster for Butler, but it must hav<
been a hard blow to Hunter to daj
when .he saw that the people wh<
have heretofore honored him will nc
longer follow his leadership and wil
Tillman would have had an immense
ovation from his admirers if he hac
desired it, but he checked the en thu
sia8m by telling his friends not to
interrupt him as time waB valuable
and he wanted to utalize every rain
ute of it.
lt is significant that the only three
! interruptions of the day were broughl
on by imported Butlerites. Each time
serious trouble was narowly averted.
The TiHraanites behaved in most
creditable manner They suppressed
their feelings. At times a nervous
twitching and determined look could
be seen on their faces. This was
when some Butlerite tried to insult
Tillman, but each time they refused
to take part in the uproar.
Butler didn't have a single inter
ruption. He did not even have a
question put to him or a remark made
The speaking had been going on
three hours before the big guns were
brought out. The crowd was eager
and expectant and rose from the seats
to take in everything when Butler
"Bunch" McBee and Marshal Hun?
ter were on the stand at the tight of
Butler. Deputy Collector Richardson
stood on the edge of the platform.
Butler was applauded as he came
forward. He asked the crowd to sit
down He paid a compliment to the
people of Lancaster especially the
old soldiers. He appealed for fair
play and said if he was to be turned
down, let it be on substantial grounds
It should be shown whj* he ought to
be retired. He 6aid he had not de?
parted from the rule of discussion of
measures until yesterday at Chester.
The innuendo again cast to-day (al?
luding to Strait) of a corruption fund
he repeated again was basely false.
If I can't go to the Senate without
buying my way there, I would not
have the office. He said that as a
soldier he had always gone where any
of his men had gone. When he came
here this morning he didn't expect to
be assailed by two of Tillman's lieu?
tenants. Tilintan must have said to
Evans. "Help me Cassius, or I
sink." (Applause.) It was inhos?
pitable in Strait to attack him. He
also said Evans wanted to be rotated
from one office to another. Strait's
complaint about his Democracy is
flimsy. Butler said, he hadn't been
in the habit of noticing rumors circu
lated to his detriment He had heard
this morning that he was an infidel.
The statement was unfounded and un?
true. He had a Christian mother and a
Christian wife He paid a beautiful
tribute to Christianity
He said he had to repel at Chester
the imputation he thought Tillman
had cast upon him. He didn't like
that kind ot war, but he couldn't
help it. If Tillman will confine him?
self to the record it will be all right.
But if he doesn't he must be prepared
for what I give him. Ile referred to
Cleveland giving him all the offices
and told what occurred between him?
self and Cleveland He said that in
a conference with Cleveland the Pres?
ident agreed to divide the offices be?
tween the two factions. In carrying
this out he appointed Sheriff Hunter
of this county as Marshal and Greg?
ory as postmaster. Did Cleveland
have to get Tillman's gracious per?
mission before making appointments?
ls he to boss everything ?
Tillman said yesterday that some?
body was responsible for taking men
to Rock Hill. Butler thought Cleve?
land had nothing to do with it ; he
(Butler) had nothing to do with it;
he didn't think whiskey was respon?
sible and he didn't see why the rail?
At Yorkville, the principal applause
for Tillman was from North Carolin?
ians. At Chester it was from Fair?
He said yesterday and he repeated
it to-day that he intended to criticize
Tillman's administration. He then
proceeded to impute something
wrong in the Dispensary, reading the
same figures as at Chester yesterday
and making the same insinuations,
j He asked Tillman to explain it. Ile
j charged that taxes were not reduced
j under Tillman. The latter's friends
; explained it by saying there had been
i so much litigation. Taxes will be
j higher next year. Tillman paid more
! lawyeiV fees than all other Gover
j nor's put together. Butler said he
could have managed to make the rail
roads pay without litigation. H
could simply have petitioned th
Supreme Court. He got in troubl
over Agricultural Hall when it wa
not necessary. All these could hav
The chairman told Butler he onb
had five minutes more.
Tillman arose and said : "Give hin
all the time he wants! I may wan
more than my time. If you'll bea
me I'll tell it all to you." (Loud ap
plause for Tillman )
Butler wound up by repeating th
primary proposition. He asked Till
man if he would join in a written re
quest to the State Democratic Execu
tive Committee for one box for Sena
tor at each precinct.
A brass band played some kind o
circus tune. Butler was presentee
with a bouquet by some ladies.
Governor Tillman was introduced
He began by saying this was his thir<
visit to Lancaster County, which hac
always supported bim.
Voice: "We are going to do i
The Governor requested that then
would be no more interruption. H<
said he had done more work than ai
other Governors since the war pu:
together. He thought he could d(
much in the Senate and was going
Tillman said Butler had heaped
indignity upon him at Chester.
"Butler s words were blacker anc
dirtier aud filthier than ever heaped
upon me before."
"You took 'em," said Yancy Sher
raid, a Greenwood drummer.
I "Yes, you cowardly scoundrel, ]
took 'em/ 99 said tbe Governor.
The man shook his finger at Till
"Shake your finger if yon want to,
you scoundrel and coward I wil!
meet you anywhere." (Loud ap
Tillman resumed his attack on But
1er. He said Butler's pretended
grievance was because be bad spoken
of the Rock Hill crowd as Coxeyitee
and as tools of railroad corporations
and intimated that corruption funde
were being used in Butler's inter
"I didn't charge that Butler was
responsible for the free pass crowd.
I would have attacked him if he was.
If Butler felt aggrieved at the insin?
uation of corruption, why didn'l
he come to me and ask me for an
explanation like a gentleman. No,
he was glad to assume the position
of bulldozer and turned round and
used insinuations himself. Butler
had said in the newspapers that he
was going to conduct his campaign
on a high plane. The very first
thing he did was to give out an
interview charactering me as a bully
and a braggart. Was that high and
dignified ? At Rock Hill I addressed
myself to issues solely. His speech
was not on issues, but was full ol
sarcasm and innuendoes. At York
ville 1 brought up the Uoxey army
matter and I intend to keep it to
Butler's back like a mustard plaster
till I get to the bottom of it.
Futhermore, I intend to call him
Coxey Butler in the future. (Loud
and prolonged applause.) Butler
insinuates that I am a coward and a
liar, yet he goes around using in?
sinuations, etc. ile said he had a
bitter tongue, but when he opened
his mouth yesterday there was no
bitterness on his tongue. It was
filth and actually stank. (Loud
Tillman said he had beat another
Edgefield man in that county and
would beat Butler, ile proceeded
to say that he could attack Butler's
private character, but would not do
it. He, in a spirit of generosity, had
testified to Butler's honesty, notwith?
standing the Chadwick lottery busi?
ness, from which all kinds of charges
against Butler's integrity had been
made. He defied and dared But?
ler to bring anything against his
private character. Ile charged that
the man who interrupted him
a few minutes previous was
a sample of the crowd of hired
braves which had crowded
around the stand at Chester to abuse
and curse him.
The first really sensational event of
the day occurred at this point. A
well known white man of Chester
climbed on the back of the stand and
said he wanted to ask Tillman a
question. He probably meant no
harm and afterwards said he did not,
but his appearance was the signal for
excitement. There were cries of
"Get down," "Pull him down," etc.
The crowd rushed towards the plat?
form amid mingled cries. Pandemo?
nium reigned fully five minutes, dur?
ing which Governor Tillman told the
crowd in front that the man was a
fair sample of the bullies going
around with Butler. Tillman said he
didn't need even one, that the people
were his protectors. They had
: threatened to kill him, but he
wouldn't die till the good God was
ready for him to go. He said he
couldn't be intimated by Butler and
his crowds, and Butler had as well
understand that he couldn't be dis-1
turbed by any such disgraceful con?
duct Butler is a beaten man. I am
Butler had to go off the stand to
quiet his excited friends who had
brought on the disturbance.
The Governor said be would take
up Butler's false statements, for they
were foully false. He proceeded to
show that Butler had been invited to
speak in the campaign, bat when
Butler said yesterday that I was in a
plot to prevent him speaking he said
what was unworthy of an honorable
man. When Butler says I have to
have help to clean him up, it sonnds
funny. Have I cleaned up Earle,
Orr, Sheppard, and others, and can't
I clean up another little lawyer?
(Great laughter and applause.)
The next sensational event of the i
day was when Tillman touched on
the alleged insult to "Bunch"
McBee's wife. He said he would
say in McBee's presence what he had
said at Yorkville. He retold the
incident and then, turning to McBee,
said: "Was there any offense in
McBee arose with eyes snapping
and answered: "This is a political
campaign in which I have no interest.
I have not attended these meetings
and do not intend to attend them,
except where I have business and
I say to you now that so far as Mrs.
McBee's name ia concerned, you
must keep it out of this campaigu. I
do not want any explanation and do
not say any more."
Tillman : "I will say more."
McBee, with emphasis : "Don't
say another word about my wife."
Tillman : "But I will say more
about you and lay it on you thick."
The Governor then said if McBee
considered the name of his wife used
in an unwarranted manner, he would
apologize, but that Butler, in the
very next words, had lugged his
(Tillman's) wife's name in a political
"Then I apologize," said Butler.
"All right," said Tillman, "we will
exchange prisoners," and there was
general laughter and everybody
Tillman in the next breath de?
nounced McBee, if he was responsi?
ble for the Coxey crowd at Rock
Hill. He said it was au interference
with the liberty of the people.
McBee did not say anything.
The next sensation was when Till?
man said the 1891 free pass produced
at Chester yesterday by Butler was i
not the original one and that he (Till- ?
man) bad the original in his possesion j
He said that the pass Butler had was I
a duplicate made out by "Bunch" ?
McBee. This created a sensation j
and all eyes were turned to McBee j
and Butler. McBee made some |
remark about betting it was the j
original and started to get up, but j
the crowd told him to sit down.
Tillman ridiculed Butler awfully
about tb? mare's nest he had dis?
covered in the Dispensary figures and
amid the enthusiasm of his friends
showed where the discrepancy in the
report was accounted for in the same
book from which Butler had found
the alleged shortage, lt was a sim?
ple omisaion of the printer Every
newspaper man in Columbia knew
about the error long ago. Ile also
explained the matter of wines and
showed beyond doubt that Butler
didn't know what he was talking
He next showed how ridiculous
was Butler's assertion that Tillman
was not authorized by law to ppend
over ?50,000 in Dispensary purchases.
Ile showed by the statutes them?
selves where he had the authority,
and asked Butler if he did not recog
now that he had the authority
"I am not running the Dispen-,
sary," said Butler. ?
"Then leave it alone," said Tillman '
amid deafening applause. j
Tillman next'said that Butler had |
given birth to other stinking and foul |
words, imitating Haskell in bringing !
forward the fact that he (Tillman) j
was not in the war. He told why he |
had not been in the war and turning !
to Butler said ; "Shame on you,
generous soldier that you were, to do
"Butler also made another insinua- '
tion about my not going to Darling?
ton. My enemies wanted to kill me.
Did Lincoln and Davis go to the front
in the late war. Butler also accuses
me of not being in the riot at Ham
Butler: "I did not S3y it."
Tillman : "Yes you did, and didn't
you ride down the road with me?
Highest of all in Leavening ?ov>
Why does Butler want to gratify his
spleen and passion that way ? When
he talks about the courage of the
Tiilraan8 he's not sane. The bones
of three Tillmans lie in a field in
Mexico, with those of Pierce Butler."
He jumped on Butler about what
he said about State litigation and
lawyers' fees. He said if Butler
knew so much law, they had better
make him Attorney General, but be
believed Buchanan could beat bim all
hollow in law. The Governor gave
the history of the railroad fight and
said his friend was the head devil in
it. He gave blue blazes to Simon ton
and railroad corporations and charged
all the Federal Courts with being
bought by Wall street.
He told of the Agricultural Hall
case and said the hall should never
go out of the hands of the State.
The Governor had some fun out of
the ox-cart story and said some peo?
ple would rather see the devil in the
Senate than him. (Cheers.) But he
was going there,
To Buller 8 charge that Ben Terrell
had made 'Tillman etand around, Till?
man said he bad not done so and
thea said: "What became of Butler
at Batesburg when Tom Watson got
through with him ?"
"Used up," admitted Butler.
Tillman : "Honest confession is
good for the soul and when [I get
through with him (speaking about
Butler) he will learn to hit in front
and will quit wanting to be a black?
guard. 1 won't call him a friend until
he apologizes for his conduct yester?
The Governor discussed the Dis?
pensary law and how much money
was made and its benefit. He said
the barrooms were dens of heil. Till?
man charged Butler with voting for
Simonton'8 confirmation when he
knew Simonton's nomination was an
invasion of the State's rights. The
Governor's hour wae_.up, but the
crowd wouldn't let him stop He al?
luded to Butler's separate box propo?
sition and intimated there waa money
to buy Reformers.
Voice : "We don't want any of it "
He said Butter waa afraid to trust
the beople- Butler knew he was
beaten and didn't believe Butler
candidates for the Legislature would
be put out in one-third of the counties.
The Governor concluded by saying
he would show Butler how the peo?
ple stood and called for a hand pri?
mary. A perfect upheaval of hands
and wild applause for Tillman follow?
ed. One hand was raised for Butler.
It was so late when he concluded
that the other candidates did not
speak and the party left at 5 o'clock
Saving Pea Vine Hay.
*'A Subscriber," in the Barnwell
People, says : "Now for my plan for
saving pea vine hay. Three years ago,
I was cutting early in the morning,
when an old ueighor came over to spend
the day with me, and very soon after
the clouds looked very threatening. 1
said to him that I was afraid I would
lose my hay. He told me to go and
stack it. I said, not green ? He said
it would not burt if stacked as he
said. I went out and piled it iu piles,
when there came a right hard shower
of rain. I said to him then that my
hay was gone, as there was a very
heavy cloud cooiiug on behind the
shower He told me to go and stack it.
Well, I thought that it would be worth
nothing if much rain came on it as it
was, so I went and .stacked it while wet
and green, as it was cut in the morning
and this was before noon. Thir* was in
August, and iu February following I
hauled it in, as bright and fine hay as
ever I saw, and I have followed that
plan successfully ever sine, wi?h just
i he pea vines, and when they are mixed
with grass, and have never had any
mouldy or dark hay Moce, and it don't
shed the leaves in handling.
Procure your pole same as for fodder ;
but io tritnmiug leave about two feet
apart limbs two to three feet long.
Have your poles as high as you can
well throw the vines with forks.
Place brush or something und^r to hold
them off the ground, then pack in
between the limbs, letting the vines
extend out over ends of the limbs.
Keep smooth on out edge, so as turn
water. Fill your pole, covering top of
pole, and as they settle the limbs will
hold the vioes up enough in centre to
admit eoougb air to core the vines.
If there are any doubting Thomases,
as I was, all that I ask is a trial.
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