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Official Count cf the Vote in th8 1
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Names of the Defeated, the Eiect?
ed ana Those Who
Will Have to
? Run Over
rThe Sufe Dcino3ratic executive committee
met Friday night and in a few
hours the official returns were tabulated,
the results declared, the second
primary ordered and nominees for
presidential electors made. For State
officers there will only have to be a
fecond racc for .governor, lieutenant
f governor abu rauruau uuiu^j^siuuci.
Of the officers nominated on the ?r3t
ballot Mr. Jen&ings, for State-treasurer,
is the only man not an incumbentThe
total vote for governor was 92,429,
whioh was but 2 greater than that
^ Jor lieuterant governor. The total vole
for the other efnees was: Treasurer,
91,198; comptroller general, 91,491;
fcUDenntendent of education, 91 811;
adjutant gfneral. 90,864; railroai commissioner,
90,62-1. There were IS 750
who did not vote for Senator TilJman.
The result of the primary was a sur_
prise to many. It was claimed by Gol.
Hojt-'s friends that he would lead in
the race for governor by several thousand,
but the result shows that Gov.
MoSweeney was the favorite. The vote
for governor waa as follows:
M R MftSweenev 39.097
Jas A. Hojfc 33 833
?. B. Gary." 32 956
A. H. Patterson 6,052
G. Walt Whitman 491
McSweeney leads Hoyt bv 5 263
votes. Gary, Patterson and Whitman
combined did not get much over half
L^_s?_ many votes as McSweeney. McSweeney
and Hoyt will have to ran i
a. over.
Gov. McSweeney lacfced a little over
7,000 votes of going in on the first bal>
lot. To zet t!iis 7,000 he has the vote
k of Gary and Patterson, who are all for
1 the dispensary. Give Col Hoyt fifty
^ per cent of this vote ard McSweeney
Bft- would still have a handsome majority.
k There was no choice either for lien
tenant-governor. The vote for this
i f5*e was as fellows:
J.H. Tillman 85 339
0. L. Winkler 16 065
John T. Sloan 16 697
Knox Livingston 14 7 i3
k C. L. Blease 9,556
jt* liilman and Sloan will have to
make'tbe race over for lieutenant gov
ternor in the second primary.
The race for State-treasurer ic c'o3e,
T ? ^ n- T:
jk \japt tienoiugs uci"?ijux l'i- l. liuluqi
n man by a few thousand vote? Ihe
BgfiM?ote was as follows:
HmLSl Jennings 46,444
Timmerman 44 757
('apt. Jennings having received a
r majority wins tbe nomination.
The vote for railroad commissioners
was considerably scattered, all of the
candidates getting a share of the vote.
The result was as follows:
W. D. Evans 21 914
-v -? -rr rr?i S.'ll
J. jfcL. yycarton.. jo.uui
' B. B. Evans. 14 616
W. D. M&yfield 15.42S
J. Pettigrew .. 5,014
Thos.N. Berry 11,240
J. G-. Ethredge 5,912
There was no Eomiuation and Messrs.
"W. D. Efins aac J. H. Wharton will
have to ran over in the second primary.
There was was no race for this office
at all, Gen. Floyd defeating Ronse by a
large majority. The vote was as folJews:
J W. Floyd..... TG634
Geo. D. Rouse 14 250
It will be seen that Gen. Fiojd had
a walk over.v
The race for superintendent of educa
tion was a one sided aSair, McMahan
- defeating Capers by nearly two so one.
Here is the vote:
J. J. McMahan 55,960
y- Ellison Capers^ Jr 36 600
The race for comptroller-general was
w;urm between Derham and Brooker,
but the former won by large majority,
the vote being:
J. P. Derham 69 699
N. W. Brooker 21,792
Tfhot RrArtl-or
It ID gcuciaxij wvng?s.u t.uwv
"* hurt his race by his attack on Derharo.
The following is the result of the
primary in the congressional districts:
Third District.
La timer.. 11 283
v~ Wyche 2 99<>
Verner 1,321
Fourth District.
Johnson 11 337
Wilson S,657
Fifth District.
"Ffntav . 7.81 S
Strait 5 2i5
Sixth Diatriot.
Norton 3 315
Scarborough 5.921
Elierbe 2,484
Norton and Scarborough will haye to
^ run over in the second primary.
} There was no contest in the first, second
or seventh districts Congressmen
ftMfr Elliott, Talbeit and Stokes having no
ww opposition.
N The following is the vote in the different
judicial circuits:
first Circuit.
P. T. Hildebrand t>,252
\V. Henry Thomas 3,987
Second Circuit.
K Divis i>,36S
Sinms 4,S02
Third Circuit.
Fourth Circuit.
Johnson , 193
Brown 3,494
Fifth Circuit.
Thurn: ond 7,065
Muller 3,644
Sixth Circuit.
? s. 4r.c*
McDow 2,664
Hough 2 471
Seventh Circuit.
Sease 15,111
Eighih Circuit.
Boggs 8,514
Mooney 8,045
Senator Tillman was not soratcbed to
to any very great extent. The total
vote was 92,000 and he received 73.679
nf if
Trusts Came to Time.
A dispatch from New York says:
Senator Mark Hacna received news
Thursday that the corporations would
produce sufficient finanoial atsistan.e
within the nest few days to enable the
national committee to pay its bills and
extend its op' rations. This arrangement
was at a meeting in the
New York Life Insurance company
kvi^l/Jinor TirV)*sr?? tKp_ flATlfttftr mP.t,
representatives of the trusts and other
financial concerns and concluded his
series of talks to them. Then he caused
it to be announced that he saw his
way clear to ltave the city some day
nest week, and he would go out to
Chicago "to stir things up and disturb
the apaihy that appeared to have settled
on proeeediegs out there." He
*aid it wa3 not his intention to stay
out west, but he v/ould make 6hort
visits cast every time financial or other
conditions made it necetsary. While
Senator Hanna was quite chipper over
the prospects of getting financial aid,
he was not willing to give out how
much he had in prospect. When asked
to tell the public the amount that
had been promised him he answered:
"It is nobody's business how lunch
money 1 get."
The Cotton CropThe
cotton Siates convention of commissioners
of agriculture at Raleigh on
Thursday issued the following as their
statement to the cotton crop of 3900:
"Based upon the reliable information
from all sources from each of the
cotton.States and tenitories, taking in
to consideration the condition of the
cotton crop, we are led to believe that
the following will be the output of the
crop for tne season or iin/u ui.
"Alabama, 821,000 bales; Arkansas,
809,000; Fiorida, 30 000; Georgia, 1,025.000;
Indian Territory 210 000;
Louisiana, 603,000; Mississippi 843,000;
Missouri, 30,000; North CoroliDa,
495.000; Oklahoma, 100,000; South
Carolina, Sol 000; Tennessee, 285,000;
Texas, 3, 6U0.000; Virginia, 13,000;
other sources 500, making a total of
9,351 500 bales.
"This estimate, however, is subject
to the weather conditions for the
month of September and al30 killing
frosis later on. This estimate is given
out as beug the opinion of this association."
Plunged Into a Fiery Pit.
* A. dispatch from Raleigh, N C.,
says: Dr. Wiliism K. Uapeheart of the
state board of agriculture has arrived
there from Bertie county and says the
fire i Hjde county continues and is
destroying trees and soil. The soil is
peaty and burns like tinder. Ooe
farm, valued at ?10.000, is so burned
away that it is tot now worth $100.
The fire is burning far underneath the
surface in many places. Dr. Capeheart
is informed that as a farmer was
driving along a highway the fire undermined
soil gave way under him and he
anv his horse, falling into the fiery pit,
were burned to death. The smoak extends
many miles at sea and by obsluring
the light at Oregon inlet has caused
two wrecks in a fortnight
Two Children Drowned.
A sensational incident occurred at
Earle's bridge, on Seneca river, m Anderson
coumy Sunday. Two children,
aged 11 acd 12, . respectively, named
Taylor, accompanied by an old negro
woman, went to the river to play on a
large rock tlir* .fatted out over the water.
The children iost their balance
and fell into the river.' This was the
narrative of the old darkey at the coroner's
inquest, though she added by way
of appendix that she had "dived"' after
ttie children. The verdiot of the coroner's
jury was that the children came
to their death by causes unknown to
VIA inwTT T k A ran Af Vi 1 o Irn fkTTTTt O Q I
til? J ULJ? xug *w> uuvmu HU
''Sis" Taylor, and she lives on the
Sharpe place.
Remarkable Railroad.
. One of the most remarkable railroads
in the United States is that which rv-us
from Fabyan. at the foot of Mount
wasnmgton, 10 ine summit, a tusiauoe
of 3.38 miles. Th * time required in
making the ascent is one and one half
hours, which is at the rate of a mile in
twenty-seven minutes. The descent
is made in the ssme time. The fare is
$4 for the round trip, or at the rate of
Go cents a mile. JSo other read in the
world charges quite so mush, and few
run traits quite so slew a speed.
Ab?ut 6,000 passengers ar>3 carried annually.
Pile of Euman BonesRather
a gruesome and irterf sting discovery
was reoently made at Espanita,
Fla. One cf the little bojs of the
household recently came home with a
bone which lie had found. Upon investigation
a pile of bones and skulls
was discovered a short distance from
fT-io enrfioo <if tViA crrrvnnrt 7?tv\Tn tlio
heap 15 veil preserved skulls were t*.ken.
It is believed that they are the
bones of soiae of the Huguenots, who
were massacred somewhere in that locality
by the Spaniards. One of the
skulls was fractured, but the others
were in a good state of preservation.
Suicide of a Lady.
Mrs. Annie Day Mayes, a pretty
young actress, committed suicide at
Valdosta, Ga., Friday morning with
laudanum because of the failure of an
amateur play 4'Bibi," which she had
arranged and presented for the benefit
of the Grady hospital in Atl?^ta. It
was her purpose to present the play
throughout the State, but ill luck seems
to have struck to the venture from the
first. Mrs. Mayes was from St. Louis,
VTa tt?V?nar ic fr\ kn o
j :uv/?^ nucit uvi imuuwi jq tu a
professor or lecturer in one of the leading
Killed in a Tornado.
In a tornado which passed over the
I village of Wapella, Man., Angus McDonald,
a fanner living two miles from
I ^ j
UJWH auU JLU3 LVYV k;uiiuicu ncic aii?cu
j and Mrs. MoDonald seriously injured.
| The MoDonalds attempted to take rej
fugein the cellar, but before they could
reach it the tornado lifted them and
the house high in the air. Many buildings
in Wapella were badly damaged.
James Creelman Says That State
Will Go for Bryan.
Make a Tour of Harsna's State
and Shows Why the PcOr?!?
Ara Acrainct fha
r " * '&
James Creelman, the famous correspondent
writing to the New 1'ork Journal
from Ohio, says Bryan will oarry
mat state, giving as big reasons ice
Because the Mayor Jones party favors
Bryaa and numbers 106,721.
Because the trusts have forccd skilled
merchanics to work in the streets.
Because the gold Democrats are returning.
Beoause the Republicans are joining
the reform forces
Because in 189G (during a financial
scare) the Republican plurality was
only 48,497.
Bscausc in 1892 Cleveland failed to
carry the State by only 1,072 votes.
Because the Germans are earnestly
opposed to militarism.
Because the Republicans under Hanna's
leadership thow alarm.
Mr. Creelman says:
Congressman Lenlz, of Columbus,
wrote a letter to Mr. *fone* a^kir g him
practically to declare himself a Demo-crat.
Thursday the mayor sent an answer
to Mr. Lentz. I give a short extract:
"I believe that the result of this coming
election will show, first, that the
love of liberty has a firmer and deeper
hold upon the American hearts; second
that partyism and bossism are more unreliable
and unworthy to be trusted
than ever before; third, that more free
men have cast their ballots in the election
of 1900 than in any other eleotion
that preceded it in the history of the
"When I savfree men I mean men
who own themselves, who do not wear
the label of any party; for it is in the
hand and upon the conscience of that
?reat army of uncommitted electors
standing and watching aloof and in*
clining victory to this side or that that
the hope and safety of the nation
'"My mission (if I have any) is to
contribute my mite to the development
of the free voters, men who are not
owned by anybody, and who refu3e to
wear the labels or yoke of any party,
or to surrender their allegiance to any
of them. And you may depend upon
it, candidate or no candidate, I will be
true to this idea.
"I am utterly sick at heart with the
gha9tly pretence and farce of the party
idea. 1 do not doubt your integrity in
the slightest, but I must believe that
you see the ;hin and hollow mockery
and sham of it all, when you reflcct
that you are the business partner and
associate of a man who stands at the
head of the government of this State,
and who is the direct representative of
everything that is evil in our politics,
according to the utterances of DemonrotApa
OQ a a A t.liA
of Hannaism itself.
' In fact, I think that at heart you
must be non-partisan; that you must
own yourself; and from your utterances
that I have heard I believe the time is
not far distant when you will declare
your own emancipation and join that
great army of freemen that I have already
spoken of?the great body of
farmers, mechanics, merchants, teachers,
laborers, artists and artisans who do
real thinking and the real voting that
has preserved, and will forever preserve,
the liberties of this nation.
"It is hardly necessary for me to say
anything further in regard to my candidacy
for congress. If petitions are
numerously enough signed for me to
be a candidate I shall be one, as I have
said in my printed address, and will do
my utmost for the election o? those
candidates who stand most nearly in
line with the principles of liberty,
onnolifw on/1 T 1 m
known to staod for.
Very sincerely,
Samuel D. Jones.
There is the opinion of the man
whose followers will roll up a crushing
vote against Hanna and McKinley.
Mark his reference to Governor Nash:
t:The direct representative of everything
that is evil in our politics."
So great is the danger involved in
Mayor Jones' candidacy for congress
that all the .tlepuOliean newspapers are
urgiDg the Democrats to refuse to indorse
him. The .Republican leaders
are spending money to elect delegates
to the Democratic congressional convention
who will refu=e to nominate or
indorse any but a straight Democratic
Mr. Hanna knows that if Mr. Bryan
carries Ohio he will be the next president.
He knows that the candidacy
of Mayor Jones, with a Democratic indorsement,
means not only the sure
election of Jones, but the loss of Ohio
to McKinley. Ihe Hanna machine is
concentrating its efforts in this district.
Every Democrat who understands the
situation is working for the indorsement
of Jones. Mr. Cochran, editor
of the Toledo Bee, who formerly opposed
the mayor, is now leading the
i. f- wu,
campaign begins Mayor Jones will tell
the workingmen of Ohio what be
thinks about the imperial policy of
McKinley and bis voice will be heard
from one end of the state to the other.
Welcome to All Such.
''The Republicans," says the Pittsburg
Post, "are making & great ado
over a letter irum a lavureu juuetuuer ui
President McKialey's Asiatic pay roll,
announcing he will oppose Bryan's election
and support McKinley and imperialism,
This is Sx-Minister to China
Denby. who was later a member of one
of McKinley's Philippine commissions.
He supported McKinley four years
ago." In ihese circumstances it wou'd
scarcely be correct, we suppose, to call
Mr. Denby a "convert." He baa been
i.: i - - 1 e
ID JQIB present cumpscy IUU iuutf. iur J
Celebration of the Rescue of the
Endangered Foreigners.
A dispatch from Polio says a medal
will be struck commemorating tee siege
-e t?.l.:_ TL l.-./vArt^
Oi Jr u&lli. JLL mil i/ta: uit
"Men, not walls, make a city."
In the grounds of the British legation,
where a handful of men withstood
the millions of the Chinese capital for
56 days, a memorable celebration is in
progress in vindication of that
' " LI . J I
principle. Missionaries, asstmojeu
about Bell Tower, arc singing the doxolgoy.
Rockets are blazing. Soldiers
and civilians of all nationalities are
fraternizing. The women are applauding
the sound of the cannon that are
smashing the yellow roofs of the Furbidden
The tired Sikhs are planting their
fflntR on the lawn: and the American
and Russian contingents are lighting
campfires alocg the stretch or turf extending
beyond the Tartar wail.
Through the rains of the foreign settlement
an eager, cosmopolitan crowd is
jostling Indians, Cossacks, legation
iaaies, diplomats, Americans from the
Philippines aad French disciplinarians
from Saigon, who kept discreetly to the
rear while the fighting was in progress,
but came conspicuously to the front
i i < * - ? n.i.a. t
wnen looting oegau. \jaiy me tjajjjucsc
who have earned the first place, are
Kesident foreigners welcome the luxury
of walking about and immunity ,
from bullets. The newcomers are aox- ,
icus to inspect the evidences of an his- j
toric defense. These barrioades are, af- J
ter, all, the most wonderful sight iu (
Pekin. Tae barriers hedging the Brit
ish legation are a marvel of stone and ,
brick walls and earthworks. Sand bass j
hield every foot of space. The tops a
of the walls have niches for the 1 ifismen ,
acd the buildings, at their porticos and ,
windows, have armor boxes, bags .
stuffed with dirf-, pillows, too.
Back of the United States legation is ,
a work named "Fort Myers," whioh the ,
marines held, completely screening ,
both sides of the walls, with steps ,
leading to it. There is a loophold bar- |
rier across the wall which faces a &im
ilar Chinese werk a few yards away. ,
Another wall bars Legation street in
front of the German legation; aDd,
confronting the enemy's barricades
within those limits, are yet more walls,
enabling the foreigners to contract the
area of defense if pressed.
The tops of the American and British
buildings were badjy torn by the Chinese
shells. The rest ^f the foreign^
settlement was almost demonished.
Two thousand eight hundred shells fell
there daring the first three weeks of the
bomberdment, 400 in one day. Backetfuls
of bullets were gathered in the
Four hundred and fourteen people j
lived in the plaoe through the greater i
part of the siege. Three hundred and ;
four marines, assisted by 85 volunteers, j
commanded by the English. Capt. ,
Poole defended the place. Eleven civil- ,
ians were killed and 19 wounded. Fifty-fovr
marines and sailors were killed
and 122 wounded. j
A Slick Rosue.
The family of J. Wood Hannold, a
prosperous farmer near Woodbury N.
J., had an experience with a burglar
that they do not wiih repealed, and a
son, Harvey, is berating himself for
allowing the intruder to slip away
from him after having him in his grasp.
Twice before midnight Mr. Hannold ,
got up and quieted his dogs, which
had been barking for an hour. Soon
after 12 o'clock Harvey was aroused
bj some one in Ibis room. Thinking
it his brother Chalkley, who sometimes
walks ia his sleep, he asked.
"Chalk, is that you?" Receiving no
answer he sat ap in bed and s prang
out and took him by the arm. The
dogs began to howl and Harvey said
"Let's go down and see what is the
matter." "All right," answered the
man and Karvey led the way down
When the lower floor was reached
the stranger made a dash for the open
door and escaped. Then the ::eal situation
dawned on Harvey.
The household was aroused and a
lower window was found open, but
nothing was missing.
Our Gold Product.
"We commonly give much attention
to the exportation and importation of
trifling amounts of gold," says the BaltimoxeSun,
"but ignore the large quantity
of gold which is produced annually
in the United States and which for
the most part remains with U3. In four
years, beginning with 1896, the United
States produced $2i7,414:000 of gold.
In the last five years wc have produc&9AA
AAA AAA fliA roll a<t maf.
CU WCl fOVV,UUVj VVU Vi VU.M J Liw rr uivv
a). In the four years beginning with
1S96 and ending with 1899 the world's
produot of gnld was $1,043 491.000;
from 3801 to 1850 it was $787,460,000;
from 1851 to 1899 it was $6,665,631,000."
Defying Chinese TraditionsThe
State department makes public
the following cablegram from Minister
Conger, received Thursday morning
through the United States consul, Fowler,
at Che Foo:
"Che Foo, received August 30 ?Secretary
of State, Washington; Thirtieth,
Following dispatch dated yesterday:
More Russian-German, French and
Italian troops arriving. Imperial palace
will be entered August 28 Military
promenade of all nations made
* 1 1 J .1 J 3 J
tjarouKQ u, aicerwaru cioseu. aau guarued.
Prince Chicg is expected in a fewdays."
A Doomed Village.
The village of Santa Foy de Tarentaise
in Eastern FraDce seems doomed
to be engulfed. The base of the hill
on which it stands is beiDg eaten away
by the rapid waters of the Isere. Some
Some of the houses show cracks rivaling
those of old Cheshire Northwich.
Some day there will be a "short, sharp
shock," and Tarentaise will no longer
The Eeal CauseCongressman
George Eenry White of
North Carolina, the only colored representative
in Congress has decided he
will not be a candidate for reelection.
He gives various reasons for his determination,
but the true reason probably
is that there is not enough voting ignorance
sowin tho old "Black District"
to elect him.
Claims That He Will be Nominated
He Makes Attack on Governor
McSweeney, Rehashing the
Cifl Charges of the
Columbia, Sept. 1st.?Col. James. A.
Hoyt. the prohibition candidate for
ffnvflfriAr Vtoc liD^n in f-Vin mtT? for o. rlaT?
* V/i uvi ) uaj VUViU k LA WUU i Wi M UMJ
or so and before leaving for his home in
Greenville today he was asked if he had
anything to say for publication in view
of the second race for governor. He
made this statemeot. in reply:
"Yea, I desire to express my cordial
ar.d hearty appreciation of the flattering
support received in the first primary,
which his met my expectations
so far as m? own vote is concerned,
and is fully as large a per centage as
could have been reasonably counted
k /\ r.A n/vftJr.ef m a t n Vtn /?o m .
Ui uc V/UU3 <?6alUo-- nit (U ^Liipaign
were difficult to overcome and the
onset made in the la9tfew weeks was almost
unprecedented in'the primaries of
this State, for no stooe was left unturned
that would operate to my disadvantage.
I was compelled to meet
the onslaughts of the other candidates
for Governor, and in addition to parry
tbo thrusts of Senator Tillman. The
outcome of the concentrated attack upon
my position in the contest may be left
to coojpcture, but it is a?surdely gratifying
that so large a proportion of my
fellow citizens of their own free will
and accord cast their ballots and threw
the weight of their influence against
political bossism in South Carolina. It
^cght to be ^ell understood that my
Section stands for thorough independence
of action in the executive office,
without the dictation and manipulation
:>f any man, and without the controlling
bia^ of factional interests.
"The time has come for the asser inn
rtf manhnnrl and nf nersnnal flhoice
In the selection of a chief magistrate,
ind while my vote largely represents a
positive conviction as to the manage
ment of the liquor question in South
Carolina, the prohibition Democrats are
ilso in sympathy with that sentiment
which resents the domination of political
leaders, who would suppress individaality
and make the bulk of the voters
subservient to the will of a few men.
Only in certain localities in this State
jan machine politics prevail, and we
have a striking instance now that_ex
tremes can be made to meet. The Dispensary
Law has -been fought with
rancor and persistence in the city of
Charleston until quite recently. So
long as there was any real attempt at
the enforcement of the law, the oppositioa
in Charleston was positive and
undeniable, backed by the power of the
political machine which held sway
for eo many years. Governor McSffeeDey's
administration has changed
this aspect of affairs, not as a measure
of "peace and unity," but as a realization
that both elements can find more
satisfaction in pursuing a different line
of policy. The blind tigers are practi
caiiy unmolested, while the dispensaries
flourisli from the unceasirg patronage
of the tigers. The increased consumption*
of liquor thus soldi by the dispensaries
enhances the revenue of the city
and county, which receive 90 per cent
of the dispensary profits. In return
for this happy state of affairs more
than 70 per cent, of Charleston's vote
has gone to Governor McSweeney, who
is the beneficiary in this instance, and
will remain in political favor so long as
he creates no disturbance of the present
"South Carolina furnishes the humi
liating spectacle of a chief magistrate
receiving political support by reason
of the non-enforcement of one of its
most important laws. His connivance
at open and general violation of this
law has been constantly rebuked on
the hustings by Messrs. Gary and Patterson,
and he has been challenged
time and again during the campaign to
issue instructions to the constables to
make raids upon the plaoes where
liquor is opeDly and illegally sold, authorizing
them to seize fixtures and con
nscate suppiieg. U-overnor xUcSweeney s
response has been to read instructions
issued to constables in June, 1899,
which instructions have been notori
ouslv disregarded, and to make the
plea that constables must furnish bonds
in seizing fixtures, which he seemed to
regard as a hardship. The State has
reached a low ebb when its officials cannot
be provided with the necessary
backing to carry out a very ordinary
provision of the law. It is a pitiable
confession on the part of the Governor,
but not more so than his frequent
a/1 miooinno in 4-Vio oanrmaitrn thar. tViP
dispensary law cannot be enforced in
Charleston, while in almost the same
breath he has asserted roundly that the
law was better enforced under his administration
than at any time since it
has been on the statute books. The
people can take their choice of these
declarations while they are considering
the election returns in Charleston.
A great deal has been said in the
nunniion aKnnf tVi<? snnnort. whioh
vt? 1*4 ?/? ??** w ?
would be given me by the liquor interest,
and the public will recall a famous
declaration at BennettsviUe that "the
preachers and the whiskey men were in
an unholy alliance, led by Col. Hoyt."
What are the facts? The dispensaries
constitute the chief liquor interest in
South Carolina, and their support certainly
did not come to me. No one
can produce a dispenser or a dispensary
constable who voted or worked for me.
The whiskey distillers in the mountain
counties were certainly against ice, and
it is freely asserted that their liquor
was used in behalf of Governor McS^eeney.
The blind tigers in Columbia
and Charleston are said to hare been
nnanimous for the Governor, and so far
as I know not a man who is dealing in
liquor, eitl er legally or otherwise, cast
his ballot in my favor. What became
of the ''unholy alliance?" The fusion
of liquor interests has been obvious to
any man who has watched the progress
of events, and the "round up" of Sen
ator Tillman has been so far satisfactory
to the contracting parties, whatever
may be the final verdict upon this
new alignment.
"In an address just issued the Gov:
" /" A..-" "
ernor has much to say about the business
features of his administration.
All of us are quite famili&r with this
claim on his part, but it does not seem
to dawn upon him that other men have
business qualifications as weli as himself,
and his appeal for support on this
ground is hardly applicable jast no*.
'"The era of good feeling in the State
is not attributable to the present administration.
It was begun some years
ago, and in alarge measure the people
were acquiescing in the submerging of
factional differences, but the recent
campaign has witnessed adroit and ire- I
quent allusions to the past, which were
intended to revive contentions and
bickerings so as to divide the forces into
hostile oamps. Governor McSweeney
has been the legatee of such work,
whether or not he approves of it, and
no doubt he enjoy the results of such
appeals to fractional spirit in the second
primary, if they can be made effective.
Table of these Who Scratched Tillman
by Counties
It will be interesting to figure out
what proportion did the "scratching in
each county." Senator Tillman's
promise, which wag questioned, that he
would not accept the office of Senator if
he were not voted for by a majority of
the total vote cast was entirely safe and
everyone who knew anything about the
affairs of the State ought to have known
this, but some actually seem to tiank
that with no opposition a considerable
portion of the voters were going to out
him and make his election doubtful
under his promise. A comparison of
the votes for Governor and for Senator,
shows the following number of "Tillman
scratchers" in each county:
Abbeville 433
Aiken 441
Anderson 994
Bamberg 100
" * n/>rr I
tsarnweii ^oi
Beaufort 186
Berkley 80
Charleston 89
Cherokee 519
Chester 44U
Chesterfield 79
ClarandoD 245
Colleton 164
Darlington 442
Dorchester 34
Edgefield 377
Fairfield 19
Florence 464
Georgetown ' Ill
Greenville 1,495
Greenwood : . 484
Hampton 122
Horry 436
Kershaw 479
Lancaster *. 87
Laurens 644
Lexington 404
Marion 644
Marlboro x 357
Newberry " 476
Oconee 585
Orangeburg 709
Picken3 644
Tfc 1 1 > 1 111
Saluda 379
Spartanburg 1 876
Sumter 734
Union 400
Williamsbuig 252
York...! 579
Total .-18,213
The counties that scratched Tillman
most gave Col. Hoyt his biggest vote.
Take for instance Anderson. Col.
Hoyt carried that county by a clear
majority and it will be noticed that
Tillman wa3 badly scratched there.
Greenville is another county that gave
Col. Hoyt a majority and scratched
Tillman badly. In Richland and
Spartanburg counties Col. Hoyt ran
well, and they scratched Tillman.
Charleston on the other hand went for
McSweeney but scratohed Tillman very
.A.* n T5
some neuecttozis on a xavoiite iwepuulican
One of our Republican contemporaries
prints a picture of a workman's
dinner piil on every page of every issue.
There is an inscription which
says that the pail is full, and as we are
not allowed to look inside we have to
take the editor's word for it.
i4The Fall Dinner Pail" is the chief
Republican argument this year. It is
on the ground that a workman is able
to fill a tin bucket with edible matter
that the American people are asked to
consent to the transformation of this
republic into an empire.
Well, let us assume for the moment
that the "Full Dinner Pail" is a reality,
asd not a myth. Let us assume
that the workingman who putsin eight
or ten hours of exhausting labor a day
is really able under Republican "prosperity"
to put two or three sandwiches,
a wedge of pie and a pint of coffee into
a tin bucket.
Under those conditions, the contents
ef the 'Fall Dinner Pail" may be worth
15 cents. Mr. John D. Rockfeller has
an income of about $40,000,000 a year.
That is over $130,000 per working day.
Mr. Kockfeller's daily income would
fill the dinner pails of 500,000 workmen.
In other words, Republican
prosperity puts the dinners of 900,000
inln nna mon'c mniloat lift.lo
IUIV vuv w jhuvww*
That is the Republican idea of good
times. Nine hundred thousand men
happy and grateful because they can
put 15 oents worth of dinner apiece
into their tin buckets, and one man
who *bsords as much of their earnisgs
as the cost of the whole 900.000 dinners
put together.
There are scores of monopolists like
"Rrt/>Vfol1or nnlv in desrrefi.
and the unearned incomes of 100 of
them could probably pay for the dinners
of all the workiDgmen in the
United States. If the policy of favoring
such concentrations of wealth were
altered, the workers might .have not
only full dinner pails, but possibly
some of the little luxuries that Republican
polioy considers entirely out of
their sprere.?New York Journal.
Lamb Stealing Eagles.
Two large eagles have been giving
the farmers of Port Jervis N. Y., much
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UVttX/XC/ VI A V\> U(4 T W VU1 ii 4V^\A
away young lambs and a valuable hound
pup, and mothers are now in a state of
terror lest the eagles next turn their
attention to babies.
The Hoi Wave of August Plays
Havoc With Crops
The Grescville News gays "the
r><r onn int^rieA Vinf. email nf
w? ry v* J> auvvmwv **v? w ? ? ?month
of August has played havoc
with the crops, not only in this section
but in almost every section in the
South. The cotton crop is the most
seriously damaged and planters are beginning
to feel blue over the situation.
"The cotton crop, which is always
the largest crop in this State, will, it is
thought by prominent farmers, fall far
below the general yield and there are
many large planters who do not even
expcct to make half a crop. The condition
of the crops in Georgia is just as
serious as in this State.
"The cotton fields in Greenville and
other neighboring counties present a
parched appearanee because of th*
drought and the young bolls have begun
to fall off. In a general soaking
rain should fall within the next few
2 - l Z ~ ? 6. ?\, ?
uajs it 13 iJUL ueneveu tuai cue uutiuu
crop would be benefitted, as the great
damage has already been done."
"Not only the cotton crop but other
crops are showing bad effects from the
drought. The sweet- potatoe yines
have commenced to look eickly and
dried up, and nnless there is a fall of
rain very soon this crop .will be seiionsly
damaged throughout the State. A
good heavy rain within the ntxt few
days would bring out the potato crop
wonderfully, for August and September
are the months that the potato crop
2 .v. i L :? aV
uueo cue UC3C 11 tile aic gvuu.
"The corn crop has beeD seriously
damaged also by the lack of rain. The
ears of corn are small aad the grains
are not full grown. In some sections
of this county the upland corn crop has
been totally destroyed. The bottomland
oorn, however, in many sections
is in a very good condition.
'"To some extent the drought has interfered
with the working of the roads.
The ground is so hard and dry that the
road overseers find it a difficult task to
do anything with the roads. The following
letter from Columbia was received
at the cotton exchange office
here yesterday:
"I cannot too fully impress on ycu
the fearful disaster that has overtaken
our crop. In many fields on many
stalks every boll is open even to the
little ones. Am certain that all South
Carolina southeast of Columbia will
make 20 to 30 per cent lees than last
year, even with abundance of rain from
rr?L . ; xi. _? *aV
dow oh. i ue portion norm 01 us witu
raics and late frost may make 10 to 20
per cent over last year, but as a whole
the State will'be short of last year."
A "Yankee" Trick.
Senator "Vest has a story he sometimes
^-to41^trate Arkansas character
of the Bourbon mossbaok type.
According to the narrative the Senator,
in the . days following the Civil
War, when he practiced law, had occasion
to drive across one of the counties
of Arkansas to keep a legal engage*
ment. He thinks it was in the northAftRf,
r>arf, of fchfi State. insfc helnw the
Missouri line. The journey went very
well until the Senator came ' upon a
group of natives in the road. Across
the roadway a tall tree had fallen
sqaarely. There was no way to get
around and lay out a new road after the
usual plan of dealing with snch an obstruction
in that country. The tree
had to be moved. Neighbors had come
from all around in response to the summons
of the road overseer. They had
strung their teams out and had tried
two or three pulls without any result
beyond breaking a couple of trace
chains. They had stopped to deliberate
on the next step. The Senator looked
at the tree and at the helpless crowd of
Arkansas natives, and then said:
"Whv don't von cut the tree in two
at the middle and haul the ends out of
the way V
There was a moment of silence, broken
suddenly by one of the cro*d, who
reached for his gun and exclaimed:
''Yankee, by gum!''
Too Common to Notice.
Anti-negro riots are becoming so
frequent in New York city that they
seem no longer to attract much attention.
The third within three weeks
occurred Sunday when a negro dangerously
shot a white messenger boy. The
New York Press says there were several
dangerous outbreaks against the negroes,
but the police were equal to the
occasion and no serious harm was done.
These frequent occurrences will hardly
account for the claim made in eome
quarters that the results would be the
same if the offender were an Italian, a
Greek or a Chinaman.
Here Is Your Chance.
A prize of 1;000 . francs is offered,
says the Electrician, by the French Industrial
Association against Accidents
to Laborers, at Paris, for the most efficacious
insulating glove for electrical
workmen. The gloves must be strong
enough to resist, not only the electric
current, buc also accidental perforation
by copper wire, etc , and must, in
addition, be easy to wear by hands of
any size and allo y the workmen's fingers
sufficient freedom to execute their
work. The competition is international,
and is open until December 31.1900.
Hanged for Assault
Wm. $lack, colored, was hanged at
Bdlair,'Md., Friday morning. He met
death with considerable calmness although
he was plainly very nervou3 on
bis way to the scaffold and has for several
days past been in a state bordering
on complete collapse. Black died for
a criminal assautl on Miss Jessie iJradford,
a 15 year old girl, who lived near
Aberdeen, this county. Great precautions
were taken to avoid a lynching,
which was feared even at the last moment.
Death of Col- Patrick.
A dispatch from Anderson says: Col.
John B. Patrick, a prominent educator
of that city, died ihij naornicg at 6:30
o'clock of apoplexy. He was apparently
in good health, and up to the day of
his death actively engaged in work connected
with Patrick Military institute,
of which he was founder and head.
His death is a loss to the community,
to the educational interests of the State
and to his church. He leaves a widow,
two eocs and three daughters.
To the Paopie of the State from
McSweeney. 1/|
The Governor Thanks His Friends
for Supporting Him. Asks
Their Votes in Secend
Following the receipt of the returns
from the first primary election, Gov.
McSweeney Thursday issued the following
To the People of South Carolina:
Fully appreciating the large vote
which I received in' the primary on
Tuesday as a strong endorsement of
my administration, I desire to express
to my friends my sincere acknowledgement
for the support given. The bfcttle
10 WKJ UC iUU^Ut VYCi UCtTfCQU Wi? .:
Hoyt, the prohibition candidate, ?nd
yself oq Tuesday, Sept. 11.
The vote on Tuesday showed tint the
sentiment olthe State is against prohibition
by statutory enactment, and
in favor of the dispensary as the best
solution of the liquor question.
While felly persuaded that this is
true, yet I do not rest my claims entirely
on the liquor question, because
there are other issues of as far reachI
have felt it my privilege, as welt as
my duty, to ask my fellow citizens to
endorse my administration by giving
me a fall term, and I have rested my
claims on the record of my administraIt
has been my earnest endeavor to
discharge the duties of-the office faith- . ^588
fully and impartially and to follow so
lead but that of duty.
My efforts have been to give the people
a business administration, free
from-polities, because this is peculiarly
a business age. In how far success
has crowned my efforts the question is
submitted to the business men of the
There lias been good feeling among
all the people of the State and I have
contributed what I oonld as chief executive
to that end. There is no reason
for onr people to be divided into hostile
camps, for such a course wonld retard - -3
the material development and progress
of the State.
The charge that the dispensary law
has not been enforoed has been met and
answered folly byjpae on every stamp
in South Caroliria/'^ is better en- v
* ^ ?? - ? - rrr t i
iorcea mail since it naa ueea on sue
statute books, and it has been enforced
with fewer constables, with less expense
and without friction or bloodshed.
It should be remembered that the
charge of non-enforcement conies largely
from those who oppose the law and
want to see it overthrown, and who are
no more in favor of prohibition than ^
the dispensary, but are endeavoring to
use prohibition with which to idQ the
1 am deeply gratefnl for the hearty
support given me by the people of the
entire State; and, as to Charleston, my
desire is that the people of that city
shall feel that they are an important
part of the commonwealth, and Charleston
being the metropolis of the State, -1her
citizens shonld be in business and
commercial touch with every section of
South. Carolina. I feel that the support
given me in Charleston and Columbia is
the support of business men and those
who endorse a business administration .
and are tired of eternal bickerings and
suarlings and captious fault-findings.
The educational issue has been overshadowed
by that of liquor,, and it is
well to say that my record for the com
mon schools and the State colleges
has always been positive and for their
hearty support I may say, incidentally
and mcdestyl, that I am no recent
convert to the support of the higher
educational interests of the State, bat
stood there when they needed friends
in the senate and house of lepresentatives.
I have made no deals but have held
myself free to follow the path of duty
At* "h ?TI ttjtt a hv
auu ,kavu^ VM?U u?rv ?*vMk #/
deals and combinations, I should pre*
fer defeat. _ * ,;S
In making appointments it has been
my endeavor to select men of character
and efficiency. Believing in local selfgovernment
in all local matters, the
counsel and advice of the senators and
representatives from each county have
been sought.
I believe the people, recognizing the
justice and fairness of giving my administration
the endorsement I seek,
will give me a handsome majority on
the 11th of Septembor.
My friends should not become over
confident, however, because there is always
danger in over confidence. If they
turn out and vote, success is assured,
and aside from my personal interests,
it is of the utmost importance that
there be a free and full ballot in the
secotd primary. M. 3. McSweeney.
A Suspicious Coincidence.
A little study of the passenger lists
o y r 1 # T*
ci steamsnips doueo. ior irarope win
disclose a peculiar phenomenon. It
will be foiled that statesmen. (i. e.)
Coogressmen) who were conspicuous in
their advocacy of the shipping subsidy
bill, sometimes cilled the Hanna-Payne
bill, have almost without exception
taken a trip to Europe this summer.
But it will further be noted that with
equal uniformity they have chosen, to
11 ,1 /l i r ? i . l.
travel oy cne "American Juine Doats.
These, it will be remembered, are the
ones controlled by the International
Navigation Company, of which* Mr.
Grisoom is the head, and which wis
(or is) to get about $9,000,000 .a year
out.of the proposed legislation. Of
course, no one believes that a free trip
to the Paris Exposition would warp the
judgment of the eminent statesmen
who have urged the passage of this
legislation and the facts above noted
art interesting oflly as a coincidence.*/ '
Nothing Strange- ;
Mr. Bontelie, of Maine, who is in a
i . i i _ 1 _ j i
lunatic asyium, naa ooen renominate,
for Congress by a convention of -his
party and the papers are commenting
on it as if it was something to be woi?
dered at. Muoh worse lunatics than
Mr. Boutelie have been nominated'for

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