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THOS. J. ADAMS,.'EDITOR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29,1394. The cotton market will open two weeks later than usual this fall. The rice crop is in excellent con dition and a large crop will be made. Judge Aldrich has decided that the dispensary law of 1893 in un constitutional. The first bale of Carolina cotton was received at Charleston August 14, from Bamberg. The Republican Con? ess that passed the Kinley tariff bill did not adjourn until October of that year. The report that Secretary Car lisle is about to resign IP again current, according to the Spartan burg Herald. Congress adjourned on Tuesday of this week, after sitting long enought to have hashed forty times over and again. General Wade Hampton, Com missioner of Railroads, has gone to the Pacific coast to inspect the land grant railroads in that sec tion. The boll worm is playing havoc with cotton in Texas. Whole fields are being completely destroyed, It is hoped that South Carolina will be spared this calamity. J. Hendricks McLane, who had been from 1882 until 1889 the most prominent Republican poli tician in the State, died in Colum bia recently, after a long illness. The Whiskey Trust has borrow ed $4,000,000 in small sums%rom the banks in several of the large cities. What are they going to do with it? Buy votes for the Novem ber election? We hear all kinds of rumors about the "antis rising" after the primaries of to-day, Tuesday, and sweeping the State with a ticket made up of disgruntled Reformers and hungry, tied-out Conserva tives. The cases against all the men arrested by Governor Tillman's or der, for alleged complicity in firing into the train near Darlington on the day of the trouble there, have heen discharged for want of evi A cock and bull story comes from Alabama that the Republicans and disgruntledKolbites have coalesced and the result will be the election of a Republican to the United * States Senate in the place of Sen ator Morgan. News comes from the cotton re gion of Texas that half of the cotton crop had been killed by boll worms, and if the rains con tinue the entire crop will be de stroyed. There may be some truth in the above, but the most of it is false. The total value of railroad prop erty in Edgefield for the year 1894 taken from the Comptroller Gen oral's office is $604,250 as against i $698,850 in 1893. The total value of railroad property iu the State is $24,874,990 against $25,294,403 in 1893. A Georgia newspaper makes the assertion that since the passage of the tariff bill "all woolen goods will be cheaper than ever before. A man will be able to almost swap his linen duster for a good winter overcoat." So the good times aro coming. It has been discovered that of the six-year-old school children of Boston, sixty per cent, have never seen a robin, growing corn, black berries, or potatoes, and eighteen per cent, have never seen a cow. How about other cities? What a boon the short, summer outing in the country for the poor children Dr. Pope has withdrawn from the gubernatorial race, but a Mr. Moon of the same county has taken his place, and says he will stick to the end if he doesn't get a single vote. His favorite song is said to be: Up in a baloon, boys, All around the Moon, Where the little stars are singing Sometimes out of tune. On Monday Senator Butler tele graphed from Washington to the State Executive Committee at Co lumbia withdrawing his pledge to abide the result of the primary .elections. This means something, hut exactlr what shape politics 'will take in the future we are un able to predict. A contest before the United States Senate, however, is the ultimatum. And a contest hefore that body is as uncertain as the verdict of a petit jury. BUTLER QUITS TBE DRIVE, BE WITHDRAWS I ROM THE PRIMARY ELECTION TO-DAY. Means That the Legislature is to he Fought for in the General Election in November. ThfColumbia State. A considerable sensation was caused in political circles yester day morning when it became known that Senator M. C. Butler had finally decided to give the Democratic primary the go-by, and was going into the general eleotion with legislative tickets in each county. At first it was a little hard to understand exactly what the Senator meant in his an nouncement, but now there is no further doubt. It was about ll o'clock yesterday morning, when Secretary D. H. Tompkins, of the State Democratic Executive Committee, recoived the following telegram from the Sena tor, addressed to bim as secretary of thecommitte: "WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 27. "I hereby withdraw the paper I filed with you on the 17th or 18th of June, announcing my candi dacy for the United States Senate. M. C. BUTLER." The following is the letter, which j the Senatar withdraws : "To Mr. D. H. Tompkins, Secretary Democratic Executive Commit tee, Columbia, S. C. "Dear Sir: I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the United States Senate for the term beginning March 4th, 1894. T pre sume'the candidates for the Legis lature which will elect the United States Senator will abide the re sult of the primaries set for August 30th next. I hereby request chat a separate box be provided by the State Executive Committee at each and every voting precinct in the State in which each voter roay ex press by his ballot his preference for United States Senator, said separate box to be managed under the same rules as other ballot boxes in the primaries, and I hereby pledge myself to abide the result of the vote thus cast in at the said primary. An early reply will oblige. Very truly, M. C. BUTLER. WHAT IT MEANS. The telegram evidently had ref erence to the f?rst part of Senator Butler's letter, wherein he an nounced himself as a candidate for the United States Senate. The letter was an official notice to the that he was a candidate within the party organization. a^The telegram could not have had any reference to what he said about pledging him self, as that was only in case the separate box was allowed, and that has not been done. PROHIBITION VS. DISPEN SARY. The Connecticut Prohibition Convention met in New Haven laBt j week. Three hundred delegates were present. After a heated dis cussion this body pas?ed with only fifteen dissenting votes the follow ing resolution favoring the dis pensary system for the sale of liquor: We recognize that there is a legitimate and necessary traffic in alcoholic liquor for medicinal and | other purposes, and that this traffic, when left to private enterprise and control, often becomes a source of abuse, injury, and public danger. We, therefore, believe that, nader a policy prohibiting the traffic in alcoholic liquors as a beverage, the manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors for medicinal and mechan ical purposes should be solely un der the control of the National Government handled entirely by qualified and reliable government agents. In brief, we favor the dis pensary system, applied only by the National Government, and for the sale of alcoholic liquors for medicinal and mechanical pur poses only, the traffic in alcoholic liquor for beverage purposes being outlnwed. This is the first State Prohibition platform ever adopted recognizing a legitimate use of alcohcl for medicinal and scientific purposes, and the first recognition by such a body of the dispensary system as a coming and potent factor in the great question of the liquor traffic. Congressman Talbert offered the following resolution just after the passage of the tariff bill. Objec tion was made and it was passed over : .'Whereas, The tarin* bill has passed tho house reducing the duty and cheapening the necessaries of life; and j "Whereas, By separate acts, coal, iron, barbed wire, sugar, and mo lasses have been put upon the list; and "Whereas, Without further leg islation the masses of the people will be very little better o? than before ; therefore, be it "Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the people's money should be restored to its original status by the remcvuet?zait?Qn of silver ai a ratio,of 16 to 1, followed by some financial legislation increasing the circulating medium of the country, so that Ahe people may be able to purchase the necessaries of life l&te\y roduced in the (tariff bill." STATESMAN ON TSE STUMP. SPECIMEN SPEECH OF JAS. CULLINS, THE WELL DIGGER. Who is Seeking Legislative Hon ors in Lancaster County-A Bright, Refulgent Star. From the Report of the Lancaster Review. Gentlemen, there are twenty seven candidates before you to-day -and all of them want your votes, and all of them say they are Re formers. Yes, and I reckon if old Dan Chamberlain wa3 here he j would say he was a Reformer, too. 11 have tried to be a Reformer, but haven't been one yet-have had too many devils to fight. I was not in the civil war-'tain't a case of my wife and the bear with me-but I had brothers in that war. The war was gotten up by lawyers in Charleston and shy locks. It waB a poor man's fight and a rich man's war. I came here in 1863, an Irish boy. Dan Chamberlain put you to the ex pense of $50,000 for guns-the mean lawyers responsible for it. The people shake the bush and the lawyers get the plum. I wish I had a crowbar; I would prize the scales off your eyes, you blame set of scoundrels. I have not come to kick np h-ll, but this is a free white man's country and if we ain't got sense enough to vote we ought to fail. I'll fight any man here after the meeting. The farmers had to whip the negroes and then the lawyers got the plum. Till man came out in 1889 and said ?fight 'em. Now about the Alliance. It has to keep the lawyers and merchants out because they are too smart. A voice in the crowd : "What about Cleveland and the bond is sue?" Cullins: "He ought tobe beat over the head with a dead cat, the old Mugwump." FarmerB can't vote an independ ent ticket-the boot-blacks are pulling at you all the time. I have been fighting the lawyers ev6r since 1868. Fought Chamberlain and his crowd in 76. Over yonder -Preacher Picket was with us we captured seveuty of 'em. Maj. Hamilton, of Chester, said I was the d-dost man he ever saw. I belong to the church and try to do tight lawyers"ti?l the wool pulls off. j I have been a Reformer, but there has been no reform. All of you are a set of infernal fools. You need the scales knocked off your eyes with a crowbar. They talk j about that reduction bill. Why it was killed by amendments-it looks like a nigger bill. Jones talks about paragoric, but its weak paragoric, and he's got a sting in his tail. Old fool Cullins, eh? want to get out and whip him! Come out and try it ! I don't want your votes. Will think as much of you if you don't vote for me-don't, think much of you, anyhow. I want to kill about 40,000 hypo crites before I die. Big ears of com and long bundles is what the lawyers are after. I want freedom. You let these fellows go down yon der and cutoff your freedom, and you have not got sense enough to see it. I am not hanging on to anybody's coat-tail and nobody's hanging on to mine, for I ain't got none. Talk about peace! How can you get peace when the devil is among you? They say they are going to get on Cullins's record. Let 'em try it ? They'll find one of the "8tumpest" tail mules you over saw-one of the bucking class. It'll take 40 devils to beat Cullins if I go down there. Talk about dispensary, I wouldn't care if whiskey was running over these bushes. Some people ought, to be drowned anyhow. I am not blind. You can't run over me. We ought to get up to Washington and take out the attorney-general and old Cleveland and beat 'em over the head with a stocking full of mud. We ought to take old Morton and pu4; him in a silo with the other green stuff. There are some here who ought to be beat with a stocking full of mud, too. I The farmers did the fighting in 7G, but I've got no harm at the lawyers, nor the doctors, nor the merchants. This country is big enough for us all. We ought to get together and live in peace. Go to a lawyer for advice and he will charge you $10, and yet they come out here and want your votes. They will go and borrow $5 and never pay it back. I want to do my duty as a white man. In 76 Chamberlain and the old lawyers got behind the niggers, but I found 'om, and yet some little fe)\ow said two years ago that I was , a vicious f?jjow. Some ope }n tjie prowd cried out, "What about Jtb,e circular saw?" .Cullfoij replied; V^ell, Mr, I Joncs (Ira i?. Jones) said ap yor der that I "would run agii acirci lar saw when I tackled hin ; but told Bim yesterday that Idid nc want to swallow him. fo: when went up the road home ny neigt bors, seeing the hairs stitking 01 of ray mouth, might thiiik I ha swallowed a jackass. Herben toi me if I swallowed him [ ;woul have more brains in my hj&i tha in my stomach. (He evdentl meant the reverse.) I make n coon tracks. I want these fellow who get up here and say th?y ar Reformers to tell the truth an quit telling lies." "Shall We Meet Again.' Geo. D. Prentice. "The fiat of death ie inexonbh There is no appeal for relief Iron the great law which dooms is t dust. We flourish and fade-as th leaves of the forest, and the flower that bloom, wither and face in day have no frailer hold upon lif than the mightiest monard tha ever shook the earth with hu foot steps. Generations of mei wil appear and disappear as the grass and the multitude that throig th world to-day will disappear at foot steps on the shore. Men sddon think of the great event ofdeatl until the shadow falls acrose,thei own pathway, hiding from thei eyes the faces of loved ones rhosi living smile was 'he sunlight o their existence. Death is the an tagonist of life, and the though of the tomb is the skeleton of al feasts. We do not want to g< through the dark valley, althougl the dark passage may lead to para dise; we do not want to go dowi into damp graves even with princei as bed-fellows. In the beautifu drama of 'Ion' the hope of immor tality so eloquently uttered by th( death-devoted Greek, finds deep re sponse in every thoughtful soul When about to yield hie life a sac rifice to fate, his Ciernan the thee asks if they should meet again, tc which he responded: I have asked that dreadful question of the hille that look eternal-of the cleai streams that How on forever-of the stars among whose fields of azure my spirits have walked in glory. All are dumb. But, as I gaze upon thy living face, I feel that there is something in love that mantles through its beauty that cannot wholly perish. We shall meet again, Clemanthe." An Old Doctor's Favorite. Dr. L. M. Gillam, who practiced medicine over forty years, origi nated, used, claimed that Botanic Blood Balm, which has now been in use about fifty-five years, was the best tonic and blood purifier ever given to the world. It never fails.tp.f.uTf) ihr, .T.oft.tm;"?kt?frii and all skin and blood diseases. Price per large bottle, $1.00. For, sale by druggists. SOUTH CAROLINA Military Academy. OFFICE CHAIR. BOARD OF VISITORS, ) BARNWELL, S. C., July ll, '94. J THE following Beneficiary vacancies exist in the South Carolina Mili tary Academy, to wit: Anderson 2, Barnwell 1, Berkeley 3, Charleston 4, Chester 2, Colleton 2, Chesterfield 1. Edgefield 2, Fairfield 2, Florence 1, Georgetown 1, Greenville 1, Hampton 2, Kershaw 1, Lancaster 1, Laurens 2, Lexington 1, Marlboro 1, Newberry 2, Spartanburg 1, York 1. These vacancies will be filled by com petitive examination before county boards, which will convene for the purpose at their respective county seats on the 14th of September prox. The county examining boards will receive their instructions from the State Superintendent of Education, and will report results directly to the undersigned at Barnwell. Applications for information and forms on which to apply for permission to appear before the examiners will be made to the Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Barnwell, in time to be re ceived prior to the 2nd of September. The Board of Visitors will pass upon these applications at Columbia on the 4th of September, and grant permits to such as appear to be entitled thereto. No one without such permit will be examined by the county boards. No application will be considered by the Board of Visitors which is not fully and clearly made out in accordance with the prescribed regulations, and under no circumstances, whether the delay be from mishap or otherwise, will an application be considered after ad journment of the session of the board held for the purpose on-the 4th of Sep tember, lt is therefore desirable that applications be forwarded to the Chair man at the earliest day, to the end that they may be returned when necessary for amendment before the session of the board, and parties be assured that their claims are properly presented. In the eager competition for these va cancies experience has shown that jus tice to all requires a rigid adherence to the conditions announced. 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