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: Mr. Johnstone : Stand up. Did I notstatf
to you afterward that I had In my mind tin
St. I<oalR convention, and not the Omaha con
vention ?
Representative Shell: You said that after
ward, that you were mistaken about that.
Mr. Johnstone: Ab< ut Omaha; ii was SI
> latimer is as true a dkmockat as mh
cleveland, or any other democrat.
Representative Latimer: These charge
are all floating around. They are all ltk
that. There Is not a scintilla of fouudatio;
Id the whole thing. I am as true a Democra
as you are, or as Mr. Cleveland, or any othe
Democrat. I say here now I will not recoil
mend for positions those who voted the Tblr
party ticket. I will not recommend anybod
who is Imported, who does not live In the d<
livery. I will not recommend anybody wh
I hAiievA tn not th? choice of i he patrons (
the office, and who does not live in the cit
and know the whole people.
The people In the Third congressional dli
trlct have called me to represent them 1
Congress. They have set Mr. Johnstone asid
by nearly 1,000 votes. They have called o
me to pat their applications before you an
i- to ask for their appointment. Tbat is all
have to da It you see cause to take this n
commendation, I bave no quarrel and no fee
lng In tbe matter, except that I want to d
my duty by my constituents. I leave thl
matter entirely to you. The only reason
asked tor thb* conference was to clear up thl
I charge which was made against roe, and
[ there is any question in your mind I woul
i like to answer It, and then I will not dotal
you any longer. I claim thai there is not
E mortal man who caD charge me face lo lai
with having done anything lo sustain th
l Third party. These newspapers charges d
r not amount to anything. They accuse u ma
of everything, lam surprised they have n<
accused me of being a rogue. I have not bee
aocoBed of being a Third party lte before thi
; Ab to this Third party charge, I do not b
lleve with Mr. Cleveland Id bis flnancli
views, aod I said so in tbe resolution. W'he
<he was nomlnuled 1 worked as bard for bli
as any otber man In tbe State. As to tb
Third party caucus, I did state, over ray sl|
nature, that I would not abide a party cauci
on purely economic questions tuat had bee
decided by my coustltueuts. They have ii
structed me on some questions. I claim th(
Is the reason these district* are cut ofT a
over the nation, so that tbey can Uuve rcpr
entatlon In Congress. They bavesent iuet
represent them. Ou interests etleciuic th
Democratic party, in electing a Speaker,
shall vote with the party, but ou purely ecoi
omlo questions I feel that It is my right an
my duty to represent tbe views of my peopl
The Postmaster General: Which is raoi
r- Important, the organization of tbe officerst
the prlnolples f Juststate wbleb Is tbe moi
Important, these economic principles or lb
onranlsatlon of offloers ?
Representative Latimer: I think the prii
clples that effect our people are more impo
k tant than the men In office. Tbey can chanf
f the men as often as tbey please. Our peop
' have oertaln views. I claim that when
man oomn to Congress, when bis people ba>
expressed themselves on certain Issues, tbi
It nls duty to carry ont their wishes.
I want this party perpetuated; but I fei
that I am pledged to my people on certai
nnoaHmto ? Ko? T ?/% atonH Kv horP
^hwvivmh kuav Jk J/l v|/wv vv aiuuvt ??
Senator Irby : Mr. Postmaster General,
would suggest that we can lacilllale this coi
ferenoe by calling upon Congressman She
and Congressman Talbert, wtio occupy tt
same relation to the Democratic party tbi
Congressmen Strait and I>atlmer do. Befoi
I have anything to say, I would like to ba\
tbem sbow tbat tbey are In tbe se ine boat e:
acUy; and If tbere Is to be any proscrlptlo
as to tbese two, It has to extend to these oil
ertwomeD. Have you anything to say, M
Talbert ?
Bepresenlatlve Talbert: Mr. Postmaste
General, I deem it unnecessary for me i
stand up here In a caucus, or in this counc
or lu conference, and reiterate what I bin
said upon a hundered stumps, what I ha'
said in so many letters and so many inte
views; tbatl urn a free-born Amerlcau cl
lien, wltb certain privileges and certai
rights, a right and a privilege as a man und
citizen to advoca'e wbat I think Is right at
proper as a representative of the people
Sontb Carolina In common with tbe peop
or other States in this Union.
I say that this is a humiliating spectacle
me, as well a9 to tbe other gentlemen wl
have to be called udoii to sav. sir. whether
am a democrat or not, when no utterance
mine, either publicly or privately, has ev
been other than that which was seasoned, i
I understood, by pure Jeffereonlan Demo
racy. Since I have known what It was
' have a country, since I have known what
was to be a representative of a government
Jibe people, for the people and by the peopl
I have ever stood up for a government ol tl
people, for the people and by the peopl
against rings and cliques, monopolies and cc
poratlons of all kinds and of all classes.
Mr. Postmaster Oeueral, while I have n<
been placed, as It were, ou the black list, wli
' my distinguished colleagues, I want to say i
you and to these gentlemen here that we ra
upon the same platform.
The Postmaster General: I think you b?
belter notxeler to that. If you please, becaui
nobody bas beeu placed ou any black list.
RepresentativeTalbert: I have advocau
the same measures, and 1 stand here and sa
to you that I am still advocating the saw
measures and standing upon the Batue pla
form that I was elected upon, and I claln
sir, that ttisa Democratic platform, fashloi
ed after pure Jetrersonian Democracy. I sa
If these gentlemen have attempted to assa
the Democracy of myself or these gentlemei
that they have done what they ought not 1
have done. I do not accuse them or It, but
want to say to you and to these gentleme
bere tbat I stand here and reiterate ever
word tbat I sa!d during the last campaign i
stamp speeches, in letters, and in Interview
Which amounts to this: That I have coi
siBtenly and persistently. In every speed
stated tbat 1 had a right to advocate certal
measures, tbat I did advocate certain mea
nres, bat that I did It subject to the Den
ocrauo primaries, uruu, last auu uii me uuj
with the assorance that after the nominalio
bad been made in the Democratic prlmarlt
that I would support the nominee of tli
Democratic party from the county up to tli
State, and from the Stale up to the nation.
In South Carolina when the May convei
tlon was called hy the chairman of the Detm
cratlc party, the county clubs were called t<
gether, the sub-clubs were called togethe
Acting under Democratic rules, the sub-clul
elected tbelr delegates to the county convei
tion. Under Democratic usage, the count
oonventlous elected delegates to the State cor
\ ventlon and that convention assembled, nc
as Tblrd party men. not as Alliance men
1 they assembled as the representatives of th
Democratic party ot South Carolina. The
adopted a certain p a'form, which becarao tb
platform of the Democratic party of Sout
Carolina, and every gentleman who rau 1
the primary ran subject to that convention
these two gentlemen not excepted, claimln
that it was the Democratic party.
I did not expect to say one single word whe
I came into this conference. I did not com
here for that purpose, but I have been hum I
lated and mortified to come into a conferenc
where 1 or my colleagues are called upon t
testify like bleating calves, you might say. t
their Democracy. I want to say, Mr. Posi
master General, that I have not come here t
the capital crawling upon my belly to you o
to Cleveland for crumbs. 1 came here to a;
sert the right, of my people as their represer
onn T intend to do it,audi haven
apology to offer to you. or to Mr. Cleveland, o
to these gentlemen, or to anybody else.
That Is my opinion ; that Is where I static
I want to say that I defy any living man t
put his finger upoo one single instance wher
I ever uttered. In letter or Interview or els<
where, any Third party sentiment aud anj
thing other than the pure Jeffersonlun I)?
mocracy. I expect to stand here or to fall ut
on the platform upon which I was elected,
expect to stand here and to represent my pec
pie as I have promised to do. and I think I
comes in bad grace for men who have been d(
feated fairly and squarely, who went upoi
the stump before the people, aud the declsloi
of a majority of those people was agains
tbem?I say, it comes with oad grace for then
to come and make war upon those who de
feated them, if they have done It. I do no
charge that. I have been listening with i
great deal ol interest to what has been said
I beard your explanation the other day whet
you told these gentlemen how this matte
came up. The matter has been boiling. Then
has been talk, until you have called this con
The Postmaster General: I did not.
Representative Talbert: I do not chargt
these gentlemen with it.
The Postmaster General: Pardon me, sir
It was not called by me.
Representative Talbert: There has beer
-tn "<->? know who did it.
calling aoDe; i ?
The Postmaster General: By your asroci
Representative Talbert: It has been done
and I am here with my friends.
The Postmaster General: At your friends
Representative Talbert: If my colleagues
have uttered any Third party sentiment It is
Dot within my knowledge. I was in thelrdlstriots;
I had my bands full in the Second district,
and I did not have time to fool with the
districts of the other gentlemen. I am only
responsible for my own utterances and my
own conduct, and I am willing tostand or fail
upon my record and upon the platform.
Excuse me for having said so much. I did
pot expect to open iny mouth.
i The Post master General: I have no objec3
tion to what you have said beyond the tact
- that you stated that this conference was called
by me. It was called at the Instance of
- your friends.
Representative Talbert: Thank you, sir.
I will not quarrel about that.
Representative Shell; I have not been called
on to defend my Democracy. There are no
s questions to ask. I regret very much clrcume
stances have brought about this condition. It
n Is very unsatisfactory to you and to myself,
t and to all concerned.
r I was a candidate in the last election for reelection.
I ran as a Democrat and was electJ
ed as a Democrat. I am glad to announce
v that I am a member ol rhe Alliance of South
I. Carolina. The Alliance hascertaln principles
0 that I cherish equal to that of any other prln,1
ciple. I served in the fifty-second Congress.
.. I assisted in the organization. I voted upon
all questions. If there had been Alliance
5. questions submitted such as my people den
manded of me, they certainly should have reie
celved my hearty support. I attended some
n Alliance conferences looking toward leglslad
Hon essential to the prosperity of the organ 1
j /.ation.
g. Senator Irby: Was either of these gentle
j. men present?
'?j Representative Shell: I think that Mr
'J Johnstone was present at every meeting thai
~ I attended, and one or two that I did not; and
n no man contributed more to the prosperity
* t?nd success and toward the consummation ol
:e the great principles embodied In the Alliance
[e demands than did my Jrlend Col. Johnstone,
10 Mr. Johnstone?One second.
J Representative Shell?Certainly.
" The Postmaster General?No.
11 Representative shell?Now, Mr. Postmaste:
8- General, I am about through. I have only
. this to sty: I was elected by Alliance Demo
s cratlc votes, and I dare say this gentlemen
whose Democracy has been questioned, wat
elected by the same kind ol votes I was. Pos
^ slbly In Mr. Latimer's district, in one county
they say, there were several hundred Third
n party voies polled.
11 In my district they were few and fai
,e between. These gentlemen I esteem as Detn
S" ocrats. I think they will represent the nation
18 as well as I can or better, and I will now say
D this: I am sorry Indeed thut the South Caro
Una delegation has beet) dragged here In youi
pretence this afternoon 10 defend their De
" mocracy. I am sorry Indeed that they havt
e' been brought to this spectacle; that it has u
0 be advertised throughout these Uuited Slates
"J to take testimony and to criminate and re
1 criminate, and to define what Democracy Is
3- I think that is all I have to say upon the
d question.
0- Representative Latimer: It seems to mt
"e that stress has been laid upon the fact that we
>r are Alliance Democrats, and that there Is e
re difference between Alliance Democrats and
ie other Democrats in South Carolina I warn
to say that Mr. JohnBtone came home trom
a- here last year with letters from Livingston
1 oeuttiur iro> ; /\iiu vYtu&uu auu iuuvuuo.
;e Mr. Johnstone: I did not do anything o
e the sort.
a Representative Latimer: And Tillman
'e and Everett, and Moses. Moses and Living
it 8ton I am sure or; and Macuue wrote an artl
cle in the National Economist, saying that b(
el was endorsed by them and affiliated witt
n them, and was not ashamed to ask for tbeli
Representative Shell: I will say, Id regarc
to Mr. Johnstone, that be never espoused th<
] sub-treasury bill; that he always repudiate!
3. that.
,D Senator Irby: Was he In favor of the sub
Ie treasury plan ?
it Reprenentstive Shell: He was In favor o
ro the financial principles.
re Mr. Johnstone: No.
x. Senator Irby
lD Mr. Johnstone: Walt a minute.
li_ Senator Irby: I will not wait on you. Thi
r Postmaster General Is the only man I wit
wait on
Mr. Johnstone: That is an injustice. (T<
Mr. Shell): I know you would not do an in
Justice to any man If you could help it.
;r* Representative Shell: I would not.
~ Mr. Johnstone: Did I not distinctly stati
111 that with all the flat money doctrines and al
?e the unsound money doctrines I did no
'e agree?
Representative Shell: Yes, you did that.
Mr. Johnstone: Now, Mr. Postmaster G<-n
"* eral. the purpose of this is perfectly plain. !
do not object to it in the least. I never hav<
dnn<* Hnvthlnp. I surplv (vinld ru?f. hnvn Horn
anything, I am ashamed of. I was Invited l<
to these conferences and I went, and stated t<
10 tbetn that I attended because they asked mi
I to atteud a few ot them, but that I wanted 1
01 distinctly understood that I would not attenc
er them It it was a caucus to bind my vote; ;
as would not do it; but if they thought that bj
?- conferring with me they could do what thej
to called relieving the distress of the country
It that I was perfectly willing to do it, and wai
of bound to do It, and so would any othei
e, worthy man do It.
le They want to manoeuvre me Into an altact
le, on the Alliance. That is the whole purpose o
ir- this m* Iter. They have not done It and thej
cannot do it. There are thousands and thou
sandsof as good and true men aBever lived it
K the country and as absolutely souud in Dem
ocratic principles and as absolutely free froir
any taint of Third partyism.ln tbeAlllanci
ot as ever were in any organization. I have sale
that. They cannot manoeuvre roe into an}
to such position as that, lor it Is not correct. J
|D do not think that any of them fall to know
that. I slated in the canvass?let me give II
id to you in detail?that I had
jc Senator Irby : I do not object tons much
time being given bim, hut he has had his say
Mr. Johostone: Look at it. Tbey are wish
If. Inv (a /nit mo nff* frnm ur? ovnlonotiAn r\f ?l*le
. thing.
" Senator Irby: I deny that. The forther be
* goes the deeper in the mire he will get.
ie Mr. Johnstone: They why object?
*' Senatorlrby: I have something to say, and
I do not care to wear out the Postmaster Gen^
erai. You have had your say.
* The Postmaster General: Stale what you
? desire to. but pardon me if I suggest that you
^ do it as briefly as possible.
f Mr. Johnstone: I stated on the stamp in
the cauvass that I could not agree with certwin
of their principles, but that I understood
,, that their purposes, as some of them hail ex"
plained to me, meant simply an enlargement
, of the currency, and that if I could assist in
p enlarging the volume of the currency, upon
? safe, sound financial principles?upon safe
ft and sound financial principles?that I would
'p be very glad to do so; that 1 did not under?
stand that the suggestions that they had made
as to enlargement of It were safe and sound,
and I could not agtee to them; but that I
would have no objection to conferring with
any of them about the matter, and if any
l- measure or set of measures could be devised,
> free from legitimate objection and safe and
j- sound in themselven. I would have no objecr.
Hon In conferring with them. I was invited
s to confer, and did confer.
i- The Postmaster General (to Senator Irby):
y Do you desire to say anything?
Senatorlrby: I shall await the pleasure ol
e Senator Butler.
n Senator Butler: Unless It Is understood
i that my colleague is running th? conference,
a I shall not submit to be dictated to by dim.
Whenever I am reaay to speais 1 win speaic.
n sir, and I will not until tbat time comes. If
o Mr. Irby desires to make any remaks, let him
1. make his remarks upon his own responslbill:e
ty.and not undertake to dictate bow or when
o Isnullspeak. .
o Senator Irby: I said that in defereuce to
r Senator Butler, us the Benior Senator representlng
South Carolina In the United State
'* Senate. If he says I mean to dictate the con?
duct of this caucus, I deny it. I have not unt
dertaken to dictate in any way whatsoever.
I felt that it was due him, as the senior repre>
sentlve from South Carolina, that if he ln0
tended to say auythlng that I should wait in
e silence uulll that was said. If he has nothing
to say, if he stands neutral between the rer
form element and the anti-reform element of
South Carolina, and wishes to remain In that
position, then I accord him most cheerfully
1 the right to do it. He has not been regarded
>- as neutral up to this time. If he sees fit to
t- take that position now, sir, as I said before, I
>- accord him that right most cheerfully.
a Senator Butler?I am very much obliged to
a my colleague, surely; extremely obliged. It
t is "very kind iu him to allow me that prlvlU
3 ege.
1 Senator Irby?I speak not as the junior Scn;
aior from South Carolina, but us the State
: chairman, representing the Democracy of
South Carolina; and your courtesy and pai
tience up to this time admonish me that Itl
...J mmil of nnnrtnuu In
WOUIU ut: UIIKIIIU niiu X ...
me to prolong this dispute.
I have this to say,In brief: That for four
years, or covering two campaigns In South
Carolina, I have had the honor of being the
Chairman of the Central Executive commit>
tee of the Democratic party of South G'aroli'
na. I am surprised, I am mortified, i am hu.
milated, I am chagrined as all the true peo'
pie and the good Democrats of South Caro.
lina will be when they see two representatives,
defeated honestly and squarely in the
. Democratic primaries, come Into this presence
and by indirection undertake to cry
over the marbles they have lost. What rela'
tion do Messrs. Latimer and Strait- and Mc,
Lauriu bear to the Democratic organization
of South Carolina? They have never voted
, other than the Democratic ticket from the
time they attained their majority.
They participated in a State convention
that sent delegates to the national convention.
I bad the honor to represnt my Stale
at large in the Chicago convention. They
were my constituents as the representatives
of the rank and tile of the Democracy of their
home. We believed in certain principles;
we believed that It was right and just to sub- i
mit those principles to the primaries of the
! Democratic parly. We carried tbem to Clii'
CHgo, and they were repudated by the national
These men were not belligerent or rebellions
against the action of the convention,
But in September following that action al
Chicago these very men, as members of the
State convention, endorsed the platform
adopted at Chicago, after they had defeated
these two men In the primary which I conducted.
Mr. Hemnhill:
Senator Irby; I will not be Interrupted
You are not representing South Carolina, anc
1 will not be Interrupted by you at all.
When the Third party showed Its head 1c
South Carolina It was my duty to fight it
I did it as zealously and as honestly as anj
man in the United States, and I say for thes<
men and the men who sent them here tba
we gave the largest Democratic mnjorlty loi
Cleveland and his electors of any Stale li
the Union, the population considered, li
Mr. Latimer's district Third partylsm wai
1 stronger than In any other part of South Car
' oilna. As State chairman, I appealed to hln
to come to the rescue of the Democratic p irty
1 and he did it like a man. He denounced hi
own kin people and his neighbors In the In
terest of Democratic principles and the nom
Inees of the Democratic party.
The men nere wnovoiea ior mm. nuu
for Strait, never questioned his Democracy ai
. they should have done as (he true Represen
' tallves of South Carolina, until Mr. Cleve
land was elected. It was all right for them t(
represent South Carolina until Mr Clevelam
: was elected. As soon as hejwas elected am
I the crumbs of office were In sight
Mr.Johnstone: No,sir,?
, Senator Irby: I do uot propose to be inter
, rupted. I am responsible outside of thl
caucus for anything I may say. Wheu thi
crumbs of office were In sight they come n|
here and Impeuch the Democracy of men thai
whom there are no truer in South Carollni
. tor when the Democracy was attacked in 189C
when Mr. Haskell opposed the regular nom!
nee for Governor, they folded their arms am
' remained quiet when that element was ap
. pealing to the negro. They did not think w
much of the Democratic principles that the;
' represented then; but show them a cruml
I of office, and they come here and by indire<
Hon Impeuch the Democracy of as trne Dem
. ocrats as live In South Carolina.
Now, sir, as chairman of the committee o
the Democratic parly, in Hue with the Nal
lonal Democracy, in full accord with all th
Democratic principles as enunicated at Cbl
' cago, acting as a subordinate under Harrity
the National Chairman, I say that any pre
[ scriptlon against these men will be an insul
: and an outrage on the Democracy of Soutl
Carolina. And we will resent It, but we wil
' resent it Inside of the Democratic lines, am
these two men and myself will be the lae
; men to go outside of party lines in Soutl
, What did they do? When they were nom
; inated in the primary the party law require
' that they Bhould tile a pledge with me a
I State chairman that they would abide the rt
, suits of the primary. These men filed tha
pledge; Messrs. Hemphill and Johnston
tiled that pledge. Ttiey abided It as betweei
a Republican and Mr. Latimer, but they ar
, not willing to abide it when it conn s to th
distribution of patronage in Washingtor
More than that, sir: Wltlitn his district, on
I of his ardent supporters in the primary an
the general election was an elector. Wha
* did he do? What did the electors do? The:
' filed a solemn pledge vma mo as iu? out
' chairman that If elected they would vol
for Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Steveuson??om(
, thing that waa never done in the Unltei
' States before?somethlnz that looks buintll
, atlng to us, but aa hd advertisement to lb
world, we pledged ourselves In writing an
pledged our electors before the Novembc
election that if they were elected they woun
. vote for Mr. Cleveland; and the conventloi
1 authorized we, as the State chairman, If the*
elector*, did not pledge themselves, to selet
other electors. They were clected upon lb
same ticket, and yet because they were li
favor of the sub-treasury, the same thin
? that Mr. Johnstone was In favor of
1 Mr, Johnstone: Now, Mr. Postmaster Gee
erol, that is a statement of fact.
1 Senator Irby: Of course.
The Postmaster General: One momen
before either of you speak. You made stau
ments that they have the right to answer i
? this way. Tbey omitted to interrupt yot
1 and you must accord the Senator the sam
1 courtesy tnat was accorded you.
Mr.Johnstone: Itakeitfor granted th?
the gentlemiin does not wish to 6tate an;
thing that is not correct.
1 Senator Irby: You dare not deny it oul
side to my face.
Mr. Johnstone : I will do it.
* The Postmaster General?We will procee
1 as we have heretofore. We can gain uothlu
? by these personal Interruptions.
? Senator Irby?Mr. Latlm-r is In favor <
* the sub-treasury plan. I do not know the
> he lavors the Pickler bill; I do not think h
8 does; but Mr. Johnstone, before he left her
t last year to go home, was In favor of tb
J sub-treasury plan. He had his letters of ei
dorsement of the leaders of the Third part
' and the leaders ol the Alliance. It was a
T right then for Mr. Latimer to favor the sul
? treasure scheme, but when Mr. Cleveland 1
* plpfttPil It Ik all wrunz.
r Now. Mr, Postmaster General, I will nc
longer Impose on your patience. I wlsb t
t conclude by Buying that this is unusua
1 Every sentiment of manbood, of bonesty, c
' courage, in South Carolina is today in revoi
- agulust these two champions of Mr. Cievi
> laud's cause. We never beard of tbem beln
- such Cleveland men until be was electec
1 Now they are great Cleveland men. Sout
' Carolina today is up in arms against tbem
I the organized Democracy Is up In arm
' against tbem, and I challenge them now t
l face the honext, true Democracy oi tbolr du
' trlcts, and we will show tbem what the pet
> pie of their districts think of tbem hereal
' t
! Senator Butler: We have beard a goo
deal of oratory today, and I do not think !
is at all necessary lor me say anything.
I was invited here by yourself, us you remero
her, to be a listener, not to be a speaker,
have nothing in the world to do wltb thes
controversies. I must say, however, that a
) a representative ol that State, I join mos
heartily In what each of these gentlemei
have said about the humiliating spectacli
i presented to the country. But that humillal
i ing spectacle has been brought about by tbe?
gentlemen themselves.
i Senator Irby : 1 deny that.
Henator Butler : And by nobody else.
I Tho Postmaster Generul: Please do not inlerrni
. him.
Senator Butler: I do not intend to submit to an
insolunro at your hands. 1 have not interrupted yoi
i Senator Irby : Well, sir?
i Tho Postmaster General: Senator Butler did n<
I interrupt ymi.
Senator Butler; That will do very we'l at a towi
i ship meeting down home, but it is not very becomln
, here tf you will purmit me to say it. It is not goin
; to win. Let that bo distinctly understood. Yo
came in here with the most silly, ridiculous, absun
childish announcement that 1 had been reported to t
, armed.
Senator Irby : I gave you the authority Tor it.
The Postmaster General: I apply the same rule t
you that was applied to Mr. Johnstone.
Senator Butler: I will not submit to that sort <
insolence from him or anybody else living.
However, I have nothing to say except that I ioi
with the gentlemen In t-haring with them the humil
iation of this spectacle today. I have beard nothin
r about tbelr Democracy except what I have seen I
the newspapers, which has been published far an
wide and, 1 BUppose, is public property. The maDiit
in which their Democracy wus questioned has bee
stated by themselves, and 1 do not know that anj
body is responsible lor that except the list itsel
Now they appear to get Into a frenzy, at leaet some <
them do, about the condition ol things. 1 am In n
; sense res|>onsible for it. Inasmuch us you have an
noiinced the course that vou Intend to pursue in th
appointment of otticers tor this department, I hoi pel
lectly content.
I may be permitted to say. If I can do so, that th
rules you have adopted meet my entire approbation
I have always supposed that the executive departmen
of the government was intended to inake the appoint
ments of officers; that tho legislative departmen
was to make the laws or to prevent the making of bo.
laws. I have ne^er claimed, in the pretty long tern
that I have had here, any right whatever to dictate t<
any Cabinet officer or any executive oflicer any appointment.
I have no patronage. 1 represent tin
legislative department of the government. I think i
practice* wiiicQ win restore uie inuepemience 01 inesi
two co ordinate branches of the government will g<
very far toward securing good administration. 1
tliink you are perfectly right in saving that the*
offifces are to be iilled for the berieilt of the people, an<
no', for politicians. Of course, I assume that an e.v
ecutive officer is always glad to get the opinions oi
representative men, and they are only potential at
they are wise and judicious, and no more ; and this
department, the President himself, or any other executive
department, has not only the right, but it is hit
constitutional duty, to get Information from whatever
Source he can as to the best officers to be appointed.
1 care nothing about the patronage myself. I wish
to heaven 1 had nothing to say about It It Is a source
of annoyance. I aui not responsible for any of the
appolntiih nts that are made except so far as my endorsement
may make me responsible. I have nothing
whatever to do with them, except that Presidential
appointments arc sent to the Senate, and I hecome
in that respect a part of the Executive to advise
and consent to tnein. Beyond this my responsibility
does not go. 1 have nothing whatever to do with
these local controversies or disputes. I want to say
for these two gentlemen that they have a right, as citizens
of the Slate, as former Representatives of the
districts?and I am very happy to say very able Representatives?to
present to you or to any other executive
officer their opinion as to the fitness of persons
for public appointment. 1 do not see why they
should bo enveighed against heeause they have exercised
the ordinary rights of American citizens. They
came here with me. us you remember, and had a conference
with you about the a| pointmenls that will be
acceptable to the people interested ; and 1 want to
my now, that in the sixteen yeurs that I have been in
the Senate I have never Interfered at all in any of the
Congressional districts with the appointment of postmasters,
and I do not know that I should have inter-i
fered now. I certainly do not Intend to as to these
. ........... .I,. ,,., Mr Uhutt nml Mr Tothnrt T uV.n..l.l
not liove interfo ed now if these two gentlemen had
extended to me that courtesy which I thought, and
tliink now. was due to my official position. I claim
no personal obeisance, except what th'.-y ohoose to extend
to me as a gentleman. I showed my feeling In
regard to them. Soon after Mr. Cleveland's election
persons wrote to tne from different postottices in their
| districts, and I did them the courtesy to send tb(
* those letters.
; Representative Strait: You did not send me oi
' Senntor Butler: Perhaps I did not set any fr<
l your district. I certainly dtd to Mr. Latltn r. I c
tainly did to Mr. Latimer. I am very sorry to (
here that that genlieman is guilty of what I think \
a want of proper courtesy to me.
Senator Irby: Who is that f
Senator Butler : I was speaking of Mr. Latim
j Tou will allow, I believe, that he is twenty one 8
able to take care of himself. l**nthima letter o
gentleman from Walballa, Dr. Darby, who was i
plying for that postoffice; and I am infoimed tl
* he took that private letter and read it at one
these caucuses, to which he has jrist referred.
? Representative Latimer : There is not one w<
, of truth in that.
x Senator Butler: I am very glad to hear that.
' Representative Latimer: I never rend a priv
i letter at any conference.
4 Senator Butler: 1 am very glad to hear It.
* information was that he had taken that letter, wb
* I had reTerred to him os a matter of courtesy, and
indicate that I deferred to bis opinion before expri
* ing any of my own, and bad read it at the conforer
9 I think I had a right to complain of that, and I
* yery much gratified to know that it Is not so.
' Kepresentative Latimer: There Is not a word
? truth in it.
J Senator Butler : That is the only ground. %
J Keprescntaelve Latimer: What Is the lack
courtesy ?
Senntor Butler: That Is one.
Kepresentative Latimer: W hat Is the other ?
8 Senator Butler: Tou took no notice of my c<
8 uiunicatlon. However, that is personal entire
P The Postmaster General bas nothing to do wltb tl
1 and I do not tbink he has anything to do with a gi
many other questions that have come up today,
0 Representative Strait: Will you allow me. to
y you a question ?
a Senator Antler: Certainly.
- Kepresentatlve Strait: Do you consider m?
I- Democrat
Senator Butler: Dr. Strait, yoo must vlndlc
if your own Democracy.
> Representative Strait: I do not care whether;
e answer it or not.
[ Senator Butler: Very well. I think it was a gs
piece of impertinence in putting it if you did
h care for any answer.
t Mr. Hemphill: Senator Butler, I think you ou
1 to aay that you asked Mr. Johnstone and oiysel!
I give you our views.
il Senator Butler: I think I <>tight. When I
it thine came up, and I got lettera from the different
tl trlcta that they were recommending Third party t
and Kepublicans for office, and I did not tbtnk I 1
i- doing my duty to permit that to be done If I en
d prevent it, and inasmuch as Mr. Hemphill and
s Johnstone had represented those districts, 1 as
>- them to give me tbuir opinion. It was done at my
it quest
lt Representative Latimer* I *601 ved numerous
e" ters, I don't know bow many, bat a great many
eg ters came In my mail that hud'some lines writter
tt the hack. "Kespectfwlly referred to Hon. A. C. I
y wer." The e were no petitions in those letters?t
e ply letters asking about the offices. 1 filed those
e ters away wilh other lettera that came; answc
y some of those letters and somo I did not ans?
it What else did you want me to do f
. ocnacir niuier : i uiu noi Know von you
0 done with t:>em. I did not receive anv acknowU
d ment that that courtesy had been extended to j
>r whereas these gentlemen on the right have had
\ courtesy to notify ine of their making recommei
a lions. I do not know that I shall interfere here.
? Ma. Johnstone : These proceedings arc being ta
? down for the purpose of publication, 1 suppose,
It is Improper that an iraperfe-t record should ge
the public.
The Postmaster General: Quite so.
n Mr. Johnstone : It his been charged here, for w
1, purpose I cannot say, that before leaving home to
e ter the canvasc, I was in favor of the sub-treas
bill. I simply wish to say that that is not the tn
it That is all there is In it. I have never stated so
f. any person. 1 ran my Arst canvass Is oppoaitioi
It, and I ran my second In opposition to it.
[. In addition to that it has been slated that I I
home with me letters of reoommendatlon from Tl
party men. I state that that is not the troth. I
d nave in my possession a letter from a man who
g since aQllllated with the Third party, explaining
me, at my suggestion, what he understood by the t
)f treasury Will, in-order that 1 might combat it wh<
it got home?that 1 might have a clear and distinct
e derstanding of it, so that I might combat it.
e He states that I bore letters home from ot
e sources. That is a mistake. I did not do that. Sk
1. gentlemen who had met me here in the city ot Wi
y lngton were members of the Alliance. They
11 asked me to confer with them about certain mat
). in which they were interested ; they were kin
a impressed with me and pertonally became
friends, and they did write to another-gentlemai
it letter commendatory of myself, and knowing tha
o would be of service to me, I did get that Jetter,
1, I did have it with Die in South Carolina. That Is
if there is of truth in that.
1; Mr. Hemphill: I suppose I may close this,
s want to state, that It may go on record, that any st
o ment that 1 folded my arms when Mr. Haskell w
j-! candidate, an independent candidate against Gover
y | Tillman, the regular nominee of the party, is
foanded In facl. Aa soon as Judge Harkell come
I too* tne stump, ana 1 made turee speeches In
county in one day for Governor Tillman. It < i
H known in my State that I spoke in York county
In CbosUrQeld oounty, and in otber par la of tbe
Senator Irby. If you sav so, It Is so, but I did"
d remember anything about it.
It Mr. Hemphill: I do not accuse yon of wanting
I misrepresent me, but that Is tbe fact, that 1 did fa
>* that position.
I Senator Irby; 1 did not know anything of It.
e Mr. Hemphill: I want to say that it has been (
.8 here that resolutions were adopted by the convenl
t in Columbia artcr the nomination and after tbe a<
Q tlon of tbe Chicago platform endorsing that plntfo
3 My information is that tbe resolutions were offered
> the convention and either beaten or voted down.
* The Postmaster General: Mr. Latimer says It i
Benotor Irby : I made that statement. I helj
and Mr. Talbert was present, when Ave of us drew
t that platform. We reiterated our allegiance to
Liuuunn jucmwrnQ/ anu ciiu??mtni tfieTeiana 1
y Stevenson and Jefferaoulan Democracy,
i. Mr. Hemphill: What I want to get ut la that I
resolution endorsing the platform adopted at C
>t cago was offered It was voted down.
Senator Irby: That is bo. M r. Postmaster Gem
>- bnt It wns considered aa surplusage. It was the sa
g thing ; there was no use to adopt it, because
2 same thing bad been adopted In the general pi
u form.
i Mr. Hemphill.- May I slate further, in dele
>e of toy position here, that simply because Dr. rti
was elected to Congress 1 huve not lost my rig
as a cit'zi-n of the country, and I have a right,'
o every citizen has a right, to make a recommendat
to nny department of this government.
jf The Postmaster General: I think the position
the Department has been pretty clearly stated,
n Mr, Hemphill: These gentlemen think I am
- truding upon them I do that upon my own rlcht;
g cannot be deprived of it, and I inav state that I r
n resent as many Democrats in South Carolina as 1
d btrult. ?
r Senator Irby: The primaries did not say so.
n Mr. Hemphill; He beat me 178 votes. If 1
race hud been outside of Mr, Tillman, I would hi
f. beaten biin out of his boots.
f Mr. Johnstone: It has been stated that I folc
o my arms at the time of the Haskell moveme
- There la not a word of truth in that.
e Senator Ii l>y : Did you moke a speech for Gov
r- jorTillman?
Mr. Johnstone: At Anderson Court House.
Senator Irby; i'or yoiirs^lt
Mr. Johnstone:- For Tillman and myself.
Senator Irby:. You did not say a word about T
e man.
i. Mr. Johnstone : I state emphatically that I d
t and at Greenwood and oth? r places.
; Senator Irby ; The rec rd will surtain me.
t Mr. Johnstone: The record Is us I hive stated.
J Representative Strait: If Mr. Haskell was wro
s three years ago, and Mr. Hemphill Ux.k the
? against him, and considered the Tillman Detnocrc
- the pure Democracy, wliy does he endorse the oil
i Democracy now, and Ignore the Till man Democrac
i At 5:40 o'clo ck p. m., the meeting adjourned.
> *
I CothrnnM Collections.
; CothraiiK, S. U., April 10, 1893,
I Capt. Geo. Jones, of.Cokesbury, is In lov
- today and Is the guest of Mr. John K. Saxo
1 Mr. Felton Sims, of Tip Top. Laurens cou
> ty, visited relatives In this community la
1 week.
Mr. James C. Caldwell, of Greenwood, vl
i Ited at Mr. J. M. Norman's a few days ag
Mr. J. L. Hlnton has put up a large bell fi
farm use.
1 Messrs. A. C. Davenport and J. F. Saxo
1 went to see the Indian doctor last week an
Mr. Saxon bad a cancer taken off of h
James Norman has the best two year ol
colt In the county. He Is one of tbe kin
that Dick Hill likes to look at so well.
Mr. Thomas Jones had the misfortune I
break his wagon down while coming froi
Greenwood last Saturday.
A brass band has been organized near hear
\I r .Iiihn M Tumor alrooHu huu Klo
ment and can be beard in the early more
lngw playing the familiar old tune, "We'll a
rise early In tLo morning."
Cas is aboutrleht on the .moon question
anyway he knows how to catch flab and kee|
his milk cows in fine condition.
Dr. Halley, of Greenville, preached atOllvi
Branch Church, Easter Sunday evening. Dr
Bailey was pastor of Olive Branch churcl
and preached the dedication sermon in 1K5C
At that time the church stood in Edgefleh
Ke\. Trayham Miller, of Greenwood
preached at Pine Grove yesterday morning
Col Ion seed are very scarce.
Warm and dry.
The best uniaundried shirt for the money a
Temple ton's.
Seethe new glassware at Sand 10 cents ai
* The Press and Banner.
lay ,
Wednesday, April 12, 1893.
f a
ip- Returning Thanks.
' At the oloae of the Inter-denominational
Sunday 8cbool Convention last Thursday
3rd night, that body did as other bodies have often
done before, passed formal resolutions o'
thanks to our people for the courtesy and hoe.
>R* pltality which had been extended to them.
The question now Is, are such resolutions
?te complimentary to a community like this?
My If the delegates had gone to au mimical
led community where no recognition might rea
to sonably have been expected, but contrary U:
all fears, they bad been treated with clvlllI>
tin and allowed to depart in safety, carrying
away all their baggage, then such resolution!
1 wnniit he entirely aoDroDriate for that com
munlty. f
"f Let the reader not misinterpret us, and lei
him not forget that we think it would not be
amiss, but eminently proper, for thecooven
>111* tlon to have expressed any pleasure whlct
^ they may have realized from meeting In th<
eat community, and that It would not have been
an ungrateful thing for them to have worded
r- resolutions expressive of the pleasure whlct
they had experienced In lodging with us.
But In a Christian community like this
where every citizen considered not only hit
greatest pleasure but his highest bonnr tr
1 * have a delegate In bis house, we suggest thai
sate a resolution of "thanks4' Is not at all neces
' Let conventions express their pleasure, ll
eat they have realized any, but excuse us from
n?t the "thanks," If you please.
gbt ? ' ?
r to
DeeorMlon or 3f em mortal ?
The Press and Banner knows that the Northnen
era people, as well as the Southern people,
was put flowers on the graves of tbelr dead sol?jl<1
dlers. One section uses the word "Decoratlon"
and the other describes tbe same action
re- by the word "Memorial." Whether It le
"Memorial" or "Decoration," let us plaw
in- flowers In May on the graves of tbe soldlerc
of the lost cause.
let- the long report of the in vest!gallon before
Atl. the Postmaster General la not only an inilm
terestlDg paper, but It will become a hUtor
red ,cal document* Every citizen who propose!
rer to keep up with the current politics of the
country ahould read it, and then lay It away
*la<i for future reference. The people will bear more
of this matter next year and it will be well tc
the be able to draw the record when the question
,d*' arises.
Judeoe Magrath, is dead. Abbeville re
memberB bim very well an being at the
head of the Secession movement in South
i to Carolina. The first public meeting in tbli
interest was held at Abbeville, and Judge
Magrath was the prominent figure. He wai
nearly eighty years of age, when he died.
rbnt ? -?
nry Mr. I. h. McCalla will likely be appoint
atb. ed Collector of Internal Revenue. He anC
' Senator irby called on the President t
i to ? ? "
few days ago.
did The probability is, that the railrouds will
bus win their case. . It seems generally conceded
that the Slate will lose.
u nContributed
her Abbeville 8. C.. April 12.1893
Mrs. Heard and Mr*. Joliuuy Cade of Mt,
Cnrmel were shopping In the elty last week
J**? and were the guests of Air*. W. A. Lee.
c^.rs Miss Maggie Latimer Is off to Augusta on
l(]|y most Important (to tbe ladle*) buslne*?.
Miss EtLel Roper accompanied by MIm
? * Louise Browu returned to her home In Edge
' 'l Held last Monday.
kl>H We bad tbe pleasure of seeing many friend!
s" during the meeting of tbe Sunday School Con
vention and it gave us great pi< asure to se?
HK among them men occupying high places oi
honor and trust, who were ouce little boys In
Our council are opening up a new street
from below J. C. Miller's acrcsts in the dlree
.1 tion of tbe tan yard.
te- Mr. Henrv Hill returned from Atlanta lasl
88 0 Monday where be bad been on busineos.
nor Mr.aml Mrs. R. May* Cleveland bave Jusl
r,ot returned to Abbeville from a trip to Florida
out Tbere being no services'ln the Presbyteriao
0D,? churcd lust Sunday, tbat congregation wor
"re" shipped with tbe Methodists. "Behold bofl
nn'l good and how pleasant It Is for brethren to
d,B- awey together In unity."
Mr. Jimmy Swift of Elberton spent last
not Sonday in Abbeville.
Births?At Abbeville, April 10,1893, to Mra
J. C. Miller, a son.
"to Bicycles are all tbe rage In town.
Mies Martba Winatock who has been spend
Ing sometime with relatives and friends In
M?,d Abbeville, will leave to-day amid many reIon
greis, for her home In Philadelphia. We hope
loP~ her visit has been as pleasant to herself as ll
has been to her many friends here. We wish
,n for her a safe Journey home.
Abbeville's Graded 8cbool under the manias
agement of Prof. Moncrelff and his efficient
corps of teachers is In a most florlshing con*<1.
dltion, numbering? nearly two hundred scbol"P
tbe our historic old town Ib now rich in beauty,
md ber magnlficlent shade tree*, beautiful flower
gardens, charming ladles,and gallant beaux
fa make it a city to be envied by those possessfti
ing lei-H fortunate surroundings; and surely
no town can boast of more handsome and
?ral queenly women than ours.
me Mow is the treason to make your place healths
thy and beautiful by tbe use of the whitest
wash brush.
The county Commissioners have Just bad
nao tbe office* In tbe Coart House scoured ont
-alt and freshly kalsoroined, and It now presents
hta a neat and cleanly appearance.
as Our farmers have uearly all finished plantIon
ing corn, and bave much of their cotton land
of Our Cornet band gave uh some sweet music
last week. These open air concerts are greatIn
ly enjoyed by the cltlzeus. The boys now
; I play well, and It in a treat to bear them.
e\*- The Knights of Pytbias will give a strawMr.
berry and ice-cream festival next Thursday
evening for the benefit of their order, and us
tbls Is the first time these "Knights" bave aptlie
pealed to a generous public, we hope they will
ive not be disappointed lu receipts of tbe evening.
led Miss Marie Krlnkle, who come oa as a Millnt.
Iner for Mr. W. E. Bell, has returned to Baltimore,
and Miss Adalalde OocbraD, who Is
er an artist In this line, now has charge of this
Our citizens should be thinking of ' Decoration"
or "Memmorial" day about 80th of
May; when we like all cities and towns
111- should remember with tribute of esteem and
affection for our noble Confederate dead who
Id, sleep In our cemeteries, and any other soldiers
who may bave found a resting place In
our sunny land. Let a meeting of tbe citizens
be called and a committee appointed tr>
ng make suitable arrangements by which we
?ld too can appropriately celebrate this day,
icy thereby keeping alive in our memories the
ier Immortal dead who bave sacrificed their lives
y? for their country.
Mr. and Mrs. Rosenberg spent a pleasant
day lu Greenwood, last Sunday and Monday
with relatives.
W. O. Bradley, Esq., returned from Washington,
D. C., a few days ago.
ro Mr. J. D. Chalmers and rumlly, Mr. W. E.
D, Hill and Miss Lula Hughes, spent a dellgbtii
ful day yesterday with Mr. A. M. Hill,
st Our public square should be touched up
uMfh f ho lohltpuruDli hrnuh
8. Butler, chickens and egga, are a little scarce
o. Just now; they would meet with reudy Bale on
3r our market.
Two earthquake shock last Friday morning,
,n vibrating from east to west. M.
d i t
Ninety Nix ritnteinenta.
d Ninety-Six, 8. C., April 11,189:1.
d News Is scarce. Nothing going on In town
except a little scattering politics.
0 Our farmers are hard at work. Most of
ii them have commence to plant cotton, and
their cry is more guano.
Wheat and oats are looking fine,
i- Mr. Wm. Burk halter lost a tine mare last
i- week.
1 Mrs. John B. Sample of Greenwood visited
1 Mrs. A. W. Still a few days ago.
; Lanreus and Rush Stuart, J. A. Moore and
p H. R. Turner caught some flne fish recently.
Mr. Henry Hill. of Johnstons, Edgefield
e county, was up on business a few days ago.
Mr. James Make's cows was out again last
li week on Mr. T. L. Moore's outs. Mr. Moore <
i. kindly sent ber home, statlne lie would .send
i blm down a load as soon as he cut his grain
if he would keep her off. Jim thinks he will
I, do that. (
Mr. A. Hrdgpath, section master. Is oil of t
duty 011 account of sickness. s
Mr. and Mrs. Sones are on a visit to tbe
lower part of the State. i
. ? i
1 Mr. It. W. Smith, of 'Lebanon neighbor- c
hood, tins finished planting corn, cotton, !b
I goobers and watermelons, aim Is going to tlx'
I lor a fine potato patch. a
Readable Paragraph* Abont the till- ^
rens of the Modern <'lly. A
Troy. 8. C.f April 10, 1893. *
Winter with her snows and chilling blasts
have departed hence, and In her stead Spring ^
with her youth and beauty have come to fv
cheer old and young. ,
Capt. Wm, Bird, of Greenville, Is visiting J;1
his sister, Mrs. R. W. Lite*.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshal I Kay. of Mt. Carmel, .
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. F, Clink- "
scales. r;
Mr. T. M. McCaslan, of Calhoun Falls, Is at ,
, home for a few weeks rest.
f Mr. T. O. Taggart, of Texas. Is here visiting
bis many friends and kinsfolk. ?
Dr. L. N. Kennedy wblle returning from "
hunting last week bis horse became frighten
ed at somethlne, throwing him from bis cart ''
and bruising him considerably. He was con- *
fined to bis room for a week, but Is better i
1 now. n
Mr. J. H. Chiles, Sr., of Mlllwny, is quite 111.
MUs Lavlula Neel's school will give a pic- ?
i nlc next Friday. All are expecting a nice *
r day. .
Mr. L. O. Beau ford has moved In his new V1
cottage. 1
i Some of our farmers have nearly flulshed c
. planting cotton. Mr. T. A, Dowtln Is among *
tho number. Tom Is champion among the a
young farmers. Listen to tbls, young ladles. .
. Mrs. W. K. Bradley paid a short visit to 1
, AbbevMle last week. c
Mlsa Fannie jay wnsoauea 10 aic^ornucs .
" yesterday to see her sister, Mrs. J. P. Robin- 1
i son. wbo Is quite sick. _
, Mrs. J. S.Jay and her little daughter, Ethel,
are vlsltlDg relatives In McCormlck. .
1 Revs. R. F. Bradley and T. W. Sloan were {
I attending Presbytey last week. However
, Rev.T. W.Sloan filled the pulpit yesterday T
Children's day will be observed here the *
, first of Mtty In the Methodist church. They
, are getting up a nice program. .
Mr. Gallagher, the photographer, is here, '
1 and Is getting plenty of work. His pictures
are on exhibition at the post office. .
Last Friday morning at 6.30 o'clock there
was a rumbling sound as ol thunder, which
was soon found out to be an earthquake, and
r Just half an hour another shock. Tbatnigbt
, at 10 o'clock a meteor which seemed as large
as the moon made its appearance across the
horizon which was followed by a report as of ft
distant thunder. All that saw It said It was
the brightest they bad ever seen. v
Mr. T. E. Leard can furnlth yon with Ice
drinks of all kinds. Call on him. <?
Mr. W. T. Bradley, our Stbbalb School Superlntendent,
attended the Convention at Ab- 11
' bevllle last week, and said the meeting was
' pleasant as well as edifying, and said be was a
royally entertained.
Mrs. R. P. Cresswell fell outof the door last
week aud was badly hurt.
1 Listen. We hear the chimes of wedding e
i bellH In the suburbs of town,
, Misses Belle and Parrie Leard and Miss Mollie
Tittle, who have been quite sick for three y
weeks, are Improving. . ?
Mr. Dock Taggart paid Calhoun Falls a
visit last week.
> Goose Branch Is getting to bp a popular d
place with our young folks. The next thing (
now is a nice bath house. ,
' The small grain is needing rain. Nick. 1
: ??- -
i And the People Who Move Around ,
In It. a
Social Circle, April 10,1893. t
The farmers are busy planting corn and cot*
' ton. Watermelon patches are being pre- .
) pared. J
Mrs. Fisher from Anderson has been on a a
visit to Mrs. A. B. Ellis. I
' A party of young people went fishing on
i PArnna/?Q TnatHflc Afternoon. And entiffht A
, nice chance of fish. a
We had quite a pleasant shower of rain ^
Tuesday morning.
Dr. Cason and wire, and Mr. Burnett and e
iHnitly visited at Mr. J. B. Ellis's Sunday.
Mr. Willie Ellis bad the misfortune of let- a
1 ting fire get out one day last week, and burnt
, up ninety- Ave panels of pasture fence for Mr.
1 Alex. Kills.
Mr. B. O. Vcrell has bought a corn mill, and
will soon be ready for the patronage of the .
people. f
I Mrs. A. B. Ellis and her daughter. Miss AN t
i lee, accompanied by Mrs. Fisher, spent Mon- p
day with Mrs. J. A. Ellis.
Mr. Jim Cobb will terrace bis land. J
MIps Moorer Adams, Miss Mary Low, and J
Miss Emily Tamer spent from Friday until r
Sunday evening with friends in Pineville.
Mrs. A. B. Ellis was shopping in Green- I
wood one day last week. t
Miss Lillian Turner spent Thursday night
with Mr*. Sudle Cobb.
Mr. J. T. Cobb, accompanied by Mies Ellis, 8
1 paid Mrs. O. L. Turner a visit one day last
week. 1
Mr. J. Frank Keller passed through l^ere ,
one day last week on bis way to his valuable U
Mr. Mack Cobb ylslted his brother Mr. Jim *
Cobb yesterday. A. D. E. M. ^
[ Sheriff Nance la Preaaed Into Service
and Xnkea a Sandny School Speech, t
L ,]
' Last 8onday while Sheriff Nanc* was re[
turning to the village from his home, when 0
be reached Bethel church, be was baited, and
r asked to come in and address the Suuday
. School.
Mr. Nance Is equal to any emergracv, do g
mutter whether It is to make a political a
" speech, to Jug a violator of the law, to arrest a
railroad train, or to address a Sunday School ?
' and so be made quite a good speech to the
boys and girls, admonishing them to avoid p
evil In every shape, and telling them of the 11
Inconvenience of boarding at the Jail, and of
nerving terms at the State s industrial Institu- a
. tion In Columbia He said the way of the
transgressor Is bard, but In walking in vlrtoes b
' way they would find all her paths were peace- w
ful and all ber ways were pleasant.
m i m gi
ioronaca's Callings.
Coronaca, S. C., April 10,1893.
Two Blight earthquake shocks were felt here
Friday morning. V
Mr. Robert Nickles, of Ninety-Six, was In
town 8 inday.
Miss Emma Clardy and Mrs. Oscar Sim- ?
mons, of Laurens are visiting Mrs. Dr. Austin
and Mrs. Beeks. e<
The Parsonage Aid Society was organized a
here at the Methodist church yesterday with
the following officers: President, Miss Agnes
Rice; Vice President, Mm. W. W. Klugb; Secretary
and TreaNurer, Mrs. J. C. 8h?rp.
Birth?At Coronaca, to Mrs. J. D. Coleman, 81
a son.
Birth?At Coronaca, to Mrs. Lewis N. D
Tnompson, a daughter. T!
Several of Coronaca's young men are off at
College and are acquitting themselves credit* Dl
ably. ?(
Mr. Prank Fouche, one of Coronaca's most
worthy young men. afier a session of several ,
months, will close nis school iu about three
Rev. A. C.Stepp will preach here next Sunday
In the Baptist church. le
Rev. Mr. Vaughn preached a most excellent
sprmon yesterday In the Methodist cburcb =
from the tol owlng tpxt: 4th verse,5tb chapter
ErcleslHStes, "When thou vowest a vow
nnln find. dpfnr not Inner It: forheliftt.il no I
pleasure In fools; pay tbat which tbou bast I
Miss Kate Henderson, dau?hter of Mrs. W. I
T. Henderson. Ik to be united In marriage to- f.
raorrow. to Mr. Percy Lumly, recent civil engineer
on the G.; C. 4 N. R. R. Mlsa Henderson
Is held In the hiebest estimation by all ~
who know her, and the position whlob Mr. f
Lumtysoably tilled insufficientevidence of l?
his sterling worth. After the marriagecere- V
mony Is performed, the happy couple will
leave for the North on an extended bridal
tour. N. rt. Pyles.
? ?
In the Shade of Oak Grove.
Oak Grove. S. C., April 10.1883.
Mr. A. Mack Turner, of Ninety-Six, made
tbe home of his brother, O. L. Turner, very
pleasant wltb a visit last week.
An earthquake shock was distinctly felt
through here last Friday morning.
Miss Lldle Miller is greatly missed In the
Pine Grove Sunday School during her absence
from home.
Mrs. A. B. Ellis went Saturday to see her
sick brother. Mr. J. B Riley.
From the demand for sugar cane seed
sorgbum will be plentiful this Fall.
Mr. Oscar Turner passed through our town
this afternoon driving his beautiful Montana.
Mr. George Harralson, of New Market,
honored tbe young people wltb some splendid
music a lew nights ago.
Mr. W. J. Miller worshipped at Hodges Sunday
Mr. Jim Norman Is a well to do farmer.
The ground is seldom ever too wet to plow at
his house.
Miss Lillian Turner has just finished a scrap
quilt containing six thousand six hundred
and twelve little pieces. It ought to be exhibited
at the World's Fair.
Rain is very tnuch needed through here.
What has uecomeof Trlxy? Dulclo.
? s
L'apt. Winder In In Abbeville Arranging
Nnllers lu Reference Thereto.
Capt. Winder, General Manager of the G. Car
& N.. came to town yesterday evening lor of]
he purpose of perfecting the trade for the|
hops. 1?
He and the Council held a conference last ou
light, with a view to arranging the prellml-i
larles. I pro
The papers had not been signed at ten
1'clock last night, but It Is thought they will
le concluded to-day. (
At present we know of nothing to prevent
, perfectly satisfactory trade. A
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College Tlewa.
Dae West, S. C., AprU 10,1893.
Dr. and Mrs. J. M.Todd, who have been in
Mexico for Home time, arrived home on
Wednesday. Dr. Todd was sent out hy the
. R. P. My nod to report of the mission
ork In that Held which Is already la opera*
on and to ascertain lhe Deed* or that field,
r. Todd accompanied by Mrs. Todd left for
[exlcan fields Id January and has made a
lorough survey of the territory occupied by
jIh synod, visiting principal stations and
ut-S unions.
The Ministers of the town left for the meetag
of the Second Presbytery, whloh meets
t King's Creek, Newberry coonty, on
fednexday. The Presbytery convened the
blowing day.
At a late meeting of the Board of Trustees
f Ersklne College It was decided that It was
est to takedown partly the south tower of
be new building. Work was commenced on
L Inst week. On Thursday while they were
working at it the rear wall of the tower fell,
'his wall baa bad no rupport at all since the
irstfall. No one was hurt.
Miss Laura Qrler wbo has been teaching
cbool at Okete, Missouri, returned home on
Mr. Gwlnn. of Kentucky, is visiting hla
laughter, Mrs. W. A. Todd, wbo Is quite
iSr .T T \fefuin jittnnded the board of
kshool Examiners for the Stale oo Tdurnay.
Mr. A. S. Kennedy paid a business trip to
Ltlanta last week.
Mri. Warren Whlsonftnt, of Hickory Grove,
I. C. Is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. R.
Rev. W. A. Gains occupied Rev. 0. Y. Bonler's
pulpit on Sabbath Morning.
Rev. Mr. Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga., arrived
n town on Saturday afternoon. He preached
n the A. R, P. church on Sabbath afternoon.
We bad an Indian show on Saturday nixbt.
t was called the Wild Western Show. It was
aid to be a big humbug. They have been
Ivlng an exhibition of their ability to shoot
ritb the bow this morning. Their skill Iff
his line la great. They seldom miss a copper
tuck on the end of a stick.
There will be a musical entertalment at the
'emale college this week. R.
ST"""* /
M*y'? Mistake.
Everybody loved Aunt Eoee. She
ad won all hearts by her happy
linn v>A Uq t*i*rr oo f?
\/UC UIUIUIU^ Dlit UVOiU UMia; y
I wonder what it is to be.a real Chrisian."
"Nonsense! j Don't bother ^yourself
bout it!" cried Jack. "Time enough."
"Maybe not," said Harry.
"Why, you don't expect to die yet?"
xclaimed Jack.
"Don't know; Jim Saunders died
oung, I'd like to love Jesus now,"
aid Harry.
"I dont want to hear about ft,"
leclared Jack. "I wouldn't be such a
Christian as our May. To tell you the
ruth, Harry, I thought it would be a
;ood thing once, but May has put me
iut of the notion."
"Oh, Jack, I am sure Mfiy tries to
lo right."
"It is the kind of right I don't like,"
>ereisted Jack. "She reads the Bible
,nd prays,' and goes around with
racts, and teaches Sunday-school, and
talks good' to me; but when It comee
o helping me with my lessonfi or
;ames, she's as cross as a bear! You
enow it well enough, Harry."
Aunt Rose was grieved at this talk,
ind resolved to watch May's conduct
pith her brothers. She found May lti
;reat trouble one day.
"Jack will not listen to a word of
dvice. I am afraid he never thinks
,bou t his soul," she said.
"Perhaps he doevn't tell all his
houghts," said Auutltase. ."Suppose,
rlay, you try a different way with
lim; let precept go ior awuue, auu isy
xample. Show the pleasant side of .
'our religion. For instance, when .
ack brings you a book to cover, or a
iddle to praise, give up your own >
ileasure to enter Into his. You will
hus show the spirit of the Savior."
*'1 never thought of this before,"
aid May.
May thanked Aunt Rose and asked
eaus to make her wise to win her
Before long, Jack was glad to say
hat May had "turned out another
Jnd of a Christian, aud that it was a
ellow's own fault if she did uot do
lira good."?Miss Outlook.
? - mt* ?
If boiled potatoes are done a little
oo soon, lay a towel over the kettle or
list), but do not put a tight cover
>ver them.
Try a cigar at 3 (or 6 cents at Templeton's.
Tbe following popular brandi of 5 cent clan
at Temple ton'?: Marabella, Whip Hanle,
Index and Golden Gem.
Go to Smith a Sons for Palmetto and
Irook's cotton planters.
Now line of Thompson's Glove Fitting and
I. & G. Corsets ail nambera at Aug. W. Smith.
Thomsons Ventilating Glove Fitting Corsets
t Aug. W. Smith.
Wire buckle suspenders and vertical slide
acks, are the best and most comfortable
rearing, try tbom, W. Joel smith A Sons.
Call on J. H. Latimer and gel your garden
Curl your nair. Another lot or nice curling
jngs Just received at Penney's Drug Store.
A well selected assortment of colon and
eady mixed paint* Tor furniture, vehicles,
at Speed's Drug Store.
Buy your chewing and Bull Durham smokig
tobacco from Aug. W. Smith.
Mr. Speed gives you a buggy whip free with
very two packages of Fat's best horse and
ittle powders. Try them for your stock.
Calicoes at Ang. W. Smith's at 61. a yard.
Early Rose and Peerless Irish p >tatoes for
lie by G. W. Lomax at 91.50 per busheL
Tooth brushes from 5 to AO cents at Speed's
rug Store. Come in and look at them,
bey will please you.
Mrs. R. M. Hrtddon has returned from the
ortli and is now busy arranging stock for
)penlug" which begins on ara Inst.
Something new. 48 Inch black "Jupiter*,
otb. Silk and wool makes a very bundsomtf
ress at moderate cost. R. M. Haddon 4 Co.
Remember we make a specialty of fine to
t articles at Penney's Drug Store.
iiniyiif inniienu
Mill ff.tiunilduiv
Graduate Optician.
Eyes Examined
Free of Charge.
for carefully examining llie eyes.
efully and accurately selected for all kinds
DEFECTIVE VISION requiring glasses.
ectacle and Eye Glass Repairing
mptly and carefully attended to.
prll 12, 1SSH, tf

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