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VOL. XXII. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1894. NO, 39. THE CAMPAIGN DATES. A8 ARRANGED BY THE DEMOCRAl IC STATE COMMI TTEE. Velleduto for the Poltical Fajlht II SOU111 varolina-nig i)scussion over Weavor lies and Haskelliteo--All to be Allowed to Voto. COLUM1A, 8. C., June 8 -The meet Ing of the State Democratic Executive Committee last night was an interest Ing and . important one. Besides the - fixing of dates for campaign meetings, tbe question of allowing the men who voted for Weaver in 1892 to vote ir. the coming c Impaign was a live one. It excited the warmest talk of the eve ning. By instruction of the chairman, Sec retary Tompkins read the roll of mem bers. The majority of the regular mem bere who were absent had telegraphed and bad substitutes in their places. The following was the roll as made up; Abbeville-Y. J. Jones. Aiken-John Gary Evans. Anderson-W. A. Neal. Barnwell-F. M. Mixon, (substitute.) Beaufort-I1enry D. Elliott. Berkeley-T. W. Stanland Charleston-J. M. Kinloch. Chester-A. E. Cunninghan. Chester field--D. T. Redfearn. Clarendon-8. A. Nettles. Colleton-M. R. Cooper, (substitute.) Darlington-T. E. Early. Edgeleld-H1. H1. Townes. Fairfield-J. M. Kirkland, (substi tute. .Florence-R. M. McKeown. Georgetown Greenville-J. W. Gray. Hampton-T. J. Russell. Horry-J. P. Derham. Kershaw-T. J. Kirklind. Lancester--Ira B. Jones. Laurens-J. L. M. Irby. Lexington-J. L. Shuler,(ubstitute.) Marion-J. D. Montgomery. Marlboro-W. D. Evans. Newberry-Dr. Sampson Pope. - Oconee-J. R. Earle, (substitute) Orangeburg-J. H1. Claffey, substi tute.) Pickens-T. C. Robertson. Richland--C. A. Douglass. Spartanburg-D. L. Bennett. Sumter-Frank Mellette. Union- -A. C. Lyles. Williamsburg-Wm. Cooper. York-D. E. Finley. The chairman announced that a quorum was present and that the com mittee was ready for business. Chairman Irby thought that the first business would be the fixing of dates for the campaign meetings. On mo lion it was resolved that tly ensuing Democratic Litate campaign meetings be held as fonlows: Yorkville, Tuesday, June 19th. Chester, Wednesday, June 20th. Lancaster, Thursday, J une 21st. Camden, Friday, June 22d. Sumter, Saturday, June 23d. Chesterileld Tuesday, June 26th. Bennettaville, Wednesday, June 27th. Darlington, Thursday, Juno 28th. Florence, Friday, June 29th. Marion, Tuesday, July 23rd. Conway, Wednesday, July 4th. Georgetown, Friday, July 6th. Kingstree, Saturday, July 7th. Manning, Tuesday, July 10th. Bonneau's, (Berkeley) Wednesday, July 11th. Charleston, Thursday, J uly 12th. Walterboro, Friday, .July 13th. .Beaufort, Saturday, July 14th. Hampton, Moglday, July 16th. Barnwell. Tuesfday, July 17th. Aiken, Wednesday, July 18th. Edgenleld C. II, Thursday, July 19.b. Lexington C. IH., Friday, July 20th. Winnaboro, Tuesday, July 24th. Columbia, Wednesday, July 25th. Oranigeburg, Thursday, July 26thb. *N(ewberry, Friday, .July 27th. Laurens, Saturday, July 28th. Union, Tuesday, July 31st. Spartanburg, Wednesday,August 1st. Greenvillee, Thursday, August 2d. Piskens C. IL, Friday, August 3d. I Oconee, Monday, August 6th. Anderson, Tuesday, August 7th. Abbeville, Wecdnesday, A ugust 8'Ah. Mr. Kirkland,of Kersha w,mtArouuLcedl the following resolution in regardl to voting at primary elections: "Resolved, That in the ensuing Dem ocratic primaries the following pledge shall be exacted by tho managers of each yoter before lhe casts his vote: "'1 solemnly gwear- that I am entitled to vote in this primary election and will abide the result of the same.' " -Secretary Tompkins, by r quest, read the oath enacted at the last primary. It was practically the same as that pro -posed by Mr. Kirkland, and the latter withdrew his resolution. Chairman lby remarked that there was some misunderstanding as to the qlualiflcations of a voter, lie then spoke as follows: "Gentlemen and the Comnmittee: "There is one quiestion that is 'being Sagitated in South Carolina anti has been agitated for several months to which 1 would call your attention. So far as 1 am concerned, as chairman of the Democratic party, 1 (do not propose to dodge the questi on. In ith consider ation 1 shall not undert ake to influ ence or dictate to any member of the committee, and I repeat it most em phatically, that I will not dictate to the committee, but to suggest to you, gentlemen, that we march right up to front and take our position upon this question. So far as I am concerned, as the member of this committee from Liaurens and the chairman of the Exe cutive Committee of the party of this State, I shall not hesitate (even should it be necessary by a tIe vote to give my opinion by my vote) to express my own convictions on this question. * 1"Thme question I refer to is this, and 1 munwilling toevade it, for I see a disposition to dodge it, though I do not use the word dodge in its offensive sense-whether men who participated in-the primaries of 1892, in the nomina tion of Statfi oficers and other candi -dates, who voted in the .club and sent delegates to thme State convention which elected delegates to the national con vention at Chicago to nominate a Preri ident-whether these men who are known as Third party ites, shahl be per mitted to participate in the general primary to be held in August next. As your chairman I feel it to be my dulty to say that we should take some posi tive, decided, outspoken action on this question. I say, I repeat, that we, as A.-representatives of the Democratic party of South Caroeina-and I am glad to see that every county is represented here-ought not to dodge that impor tant question. If we believe that the kn, men who participated in the primaries for of '92 and who voted for Weaver should wo not be permitted to vote at the ap- for proaching primaries we ought to say so. I If we believe that they are Democrats rio within the meaning of the Constitu- an( tion and rules of the Democratic party, Ife then we ought to say so and permit wa them to participate. What I wish to car emphasize is that we should not evade I or (odge this question. We ought to Mr discuss it fully whether it be in public agi or in private, but we should declare Pol whether or not they can participate hin under our rules. If we do not take yea such, action we lay ourselves open to tur the charge that we have dodged the dis: question and that this committee was hi unable to solve it one way or theother. reg I thought, gentlemen, that it was my if duty to say ttlis much to you on this W sul'ject which is now open to you for grc discussion." hir Chairman Irby's remarks brought on ha( the hottest discussion of the evening bul and made things lively for a good apj while. Immediatgy after the Senator j had concludd -Mr. Mellette, of Sumter, set offered a verbal resolution that the men set who voted for Weaver in 1892 be ex- anq cluded from voting. Th The Inotion had no sooner beem made an than a half dozen memders were on to their feet ready to offer some kind of the ,a resolution or to make a speech. Mr. pai Dorham, of Ilorry, was recognizsd by I the chair and offered the following res- tru olution as a substitute to Mr. Mellette's to resolution: me "Resolved, That those white men sh< who voted the Weaver ticket In 1892 4 shall be allowed to vote in the coming im primaries." shi Dr. Sampsjn .Pope made a strong wb speech in favor of the substitute. Ile tw said'that this committee had allowed coi the Haskelites to vote in 1892 and the up men who voted for Weaver had a right to be treated In the same manner. The of DemocratW party needed white voters thi and did not want to throw any of them dal out of tile party. (Applause.) The men pla who voted for Weaver were no worse thi than who voted for Iaskell. (Ap- . pplause.) izil Mr. Kirkland, of Kershaw. offered as of an amendment to the substitute the A words: "Upon taking the oath pre- thu scribed by the party." Ile said that he lec had no speech to make but thought that this provision was wise and pro- To per. 10( Mr. T. C. Robertson, of Pickens, tio thought that the proposed amendment was an insult to the men who had voted for Weaver. There were good and true white men in his county who thi voted for Weaver. arl Mr. Townes, of Edgefleld, asked the m( question whpther the men who violat ed thir oaths and pledges by voting for Weaver in 1892 would keep their oaths PO if allowed to vote this year. AE Colonel Neal, of Anderson, did not acl think aby more should be required of thi the men who violated their pledges in lin 1892 than of the men who did the same mE thing in 1890. thi Col. F. M.- Mixsron, acting as the rep. bei resentative from Barnwell, moved to fir lay on the table the amendment of Mr. Th Kirkland. jec National Committeeman Donaldson, ter of Greenville. thought that the amend- 'itt ment should be adopte:d so as to pre- sI vent any misconstruction of the action ce of the committee. thi Just before Mr. Donaldson's remarks, Tl however, the motion of Colonel Mixson as to lay on the table the amendment of as Mr. Kirkland was put and carried by a its vote of 21 to 8, thereby calling out the act remarks from Mr. Donaldson that he wi thought some amendment should be Al made to Mr. Derharn's substitute. Lo Senator W. D. Evans said he thought CO every party desired to increase its foi membership and Its stregth. lie wished S thait every man in America was a D~emo RF crat. lHe for one would like to ask lati every man to come into the party.A Mr. Rbortson said that there had rne been a good deal of talk about the viol a. toi tion of pledges, etc. Thie men of his th couhty who voted for Weaver (lid not Na consider that they had violated any be pledge, unless it was a moral one. The wV] great majority of them had not taken ha any pledge in the primary. . Dr. P.op~e (declared tihat the oath wi throughont the State had been ad minis- TL' tered to few voters and that not many th of those wh~lo votedi for Weaver hnan A' taken any oath In the primary. no~ Mr. Mellette saidl that tile chairman neu and the committee had miaunderstood sti his motion, ie moant to exclude only laC thuose who had taken the oath, particl- tel atedt in the primary and then voted for Cl Weaver. se< Ilon . S. A. Nettma of Clarendon, to 1 stop the discusion and to please the i diiterenlt minded committeemen, intro- 70 d uced the following resolution, which pl. was accepted by Mr. Derham inI place w of his own resolution; h "Resolved, That no0 white man shall be0 excluded from participating in the ri( Democraticprimaries who shall take the oath re~iuired by theo Damocratic party." Speaking to this resolution C. A pr D~ouglass, of Richuland, made tile long- an est speech of the session, and 0one of the of most eloquen~ft. lie sa1id he was glad ir< that Mr. Nettles had Introduced tile TI' resolution. It was along the line of W liberality and kindness and would tend ge to Increase the mfemnbership of tile party. In IIe declared, however, that he could nlot lei remini silent after all the unkind re- co marks . which hlad been made about sh Democrats. He said that the liaskellite on movement may have been inexpedient, raj and lhe hadl condemned It at lte time, cui but say that.Judge Haskeli was not a pr Democrat ~as to conltrovert is t ory. to lie asserter that ilaskeli was a Demo. 7< crat and ',had al ways been one, In tile on heat of political discussion men might we say he was not a Democrat, but ini time ti( quiet of the home circle there came a or change in thuat feeling and all must re- ty cognize him as a Ifemocrat. In 1890. ti Mr. Douglass said, there luad b)een no be pledJge in the primary. The meon who yia voted for Hlaskeli had taken no pleage ra a.nd had violated no oath and it was co their right to vote in 1892 without the as sanction of the D~emocratic ekecutive km committee. H~e said that ho would be Ti untrue to himself and to lis convictions th if he atood by and did not draw a dis- of tinction between the men who voted or for Weaver and those who votedi for ar Ilaskell. lie asserted that there was a ea vast difference, and all his words inti- th mated thuat the Weaverites were the Ti worst of the two, or Mr. Douglass was interrupted by de members of the committee who asked dl him wnat about the Hlaskellites who di had voted for Ensor for Congress and ifo Ilaskell himself had not voted for Ena- 1' sor. Mr. D)uglass said thuat he did not tfc )w what Haskell had done, but as himself, he hoped that his right arm uld lose its cunning when he voted a Republican over a Democrat. dr. Douglass concluded with a pat tic appeal for epeoo and laudatory I pretty remarks about the farmers. wanted to see the people happy and ated to see Mr. Nettles's resolution ried. )r. Pope spoke of the panegyric of . Douwless and of his insinuations dust the Weaverites. Then Dr. pe decfared that there wasa take be d the action of the committee two ,rs ago in allowing lIaskellites to re n to the party. It was to keep from rupting the party and to bring about 'mony. White men Were at work istering ['egroes. Ile declared that any one would show him a avelite who had tried to vote ne es he would be in favor of turning a out of the party. The liaskellites I voted negroes against white men, no Weaverite had done so. (Loud )lause.) after this the question was quickly tied. Mr. Mellett's resolution was down on by almost'a unanimous vote I Mr. Nettles' substitute was carried. e Weaverites and the Llaskellites and I all kinds of "Ites" will be allowed vote in the next primary provided iy take the oath prescribed by the ty. )r. Pope said that he had been in cted by the Democrats of his county inquire whether clubs having a mbership of less than twenty-1ive >uld be disbanded. Jhairman Irby said that it was his pression that no county convention )uld allow a delegate from a club ich had a membership of less than enty-ilve. It was the business of inty conventions, however, to pass on that question. )n motion of Mr. Douglass the rules 1892 were adopted as the rules for s year, a few changes being made in ;es, etc. The first primary will take ,co on the last Tuesday in August, i28th. k resolution was introduced author 3g the treasurer to pay the mileage the members of the committee. qo election of officers was held, as Lt is not done until the counties se t new members of the committee. )n motion of Colonel Neal, Secretary mpkins furnished each county with copies of the rules and Constitu n of the party. Charleston to Autusla. l'he Times and Democrat has within last few weeks published several icles, giving at some length the ru 3r that the Atlantic Coast line and uisville and Nashville systems pro sed to build a new road between ihley Junction and Augusta. It was ually known that Mr. H1. Walter, of 3 former system, had ordered a pro linary survey of such a line to be Lde with all possible dispatch and it the work had been begun and was ng pushed rapidly forward. A con nation of all that has been said in e Times and Democrat on the sub t comes from an unexpected quar The Baltimore Sun or June the publishes locally an account of the ne enterprise and on the night pre ling a press dispatch was sent out of it city covering the same grouno. e Baltimore paper treats the matter an actual enterprise and not merely a rumor of one. Where it obtained information is not known, but the sount which it gives will be read th interest. 'The Sun says: "The lantic Coast Line system and the uisville and Nashville Railroad mpany are jcintly making a survey a new roa(I from Ashley Junction, C., to a connection with the Georgia .iroad at or near Augusta. 'he At tic Coast Line now has a route from bley Junction into Charleston, con cting with the terminals in Charles 1 which were recently purchased in 3 interest of the Louisville and ishville Rtad and which formerly longed to the South Carolina Rail iy. The Louisville and Nashville is if owner of the lease of the Georgia iilroad from Augusta to Atlanta, th which the new road will connect. e other half' of the lease is owned by Central Railroad of Georgia. The ,lantic Coast Line will imake its con e~ton with t.he projectedl road at or aIr Jiarnwell Court Ihouse. The con. uction of this road wvill give the muisville and Nashville Rainooad a minus on the Atlantic Oc'ean at tarleston. The ,Jettles have already mured twventy-two feet or water at v tide, and-it ia said that this will be ~reased to twenty-fIve feet within a ir, giving Charleston excellent ship. >g facilities. 'rho new connection 11 also make the Atlantic Coast Line 3 shortest route from all points In the ,st to Augusta and to nearly all inte r Gieongie points." TzxaW (Cottohn (rop,. [LousTroN, 'Tex., J une d.-Tomorrow 3i Post, whose crop~ report last season 3ved to be accurate as to the acreage d yield will publish the first report the crop of 1894. 'rho reports are >m every cetton growing county in xas and are full and complete. ith scarcely an exception there is a neral increase in acreage, aggregat g, on a conservative estimate, at .3t 10 per cent, some of the largest Lton producing counties in the State owing an increase of 25 per cent. In e county where no cotton was sod last year 10,000 acres are under itivation this year. Fabulously hlh ices for cotton seed last season-S14 $18 a ton-stimulated prices so that :ent cotton meant 10 cents a p~ouind old methods where the seedi was Iatedl ihsides this the immigra n has been1 very large, the new comn cultivating cotton through necesel andi adlding to the acreage. At no me in the State's history lhas there en promise of' suctn an 6normous 3ld. In the past few (lays seasonable Ins have fallen over large area of untry. All reports give conditions being from lair to the bost ever own, the latter being in the majority. 10 plant is healthy and vigorous and e fields are clean aind in a good state cultivation. No detstroying insects worms have nmad' their appearance *d the outiook is generally for an rny crop. Froan present inications e yield should exceed 8:3,250.000 bales 1e crop of '9391 is bet ween 1,900,000. Il 2,000,000 bales and was grown unh r the most unfavorable wveathier con tions. 'Tis season's crop wvillibe mliult to handle by January with an en fall. Ten days ago bolls from )rt Bend and Boscerla county plantai RECREANT DEMOCRATS. SEVENTY-FIVE OF THEM REFUSE TO RESPECT THEIR PLATFORM. Tho State jaink Tax Bill Killed-The An noux coment, ln the louse Received With Cjnfoulon and Apiplause. WASIITNUTON, June 0.-Immediate ly atter the routine morning business of the House yesterday Mr. Catchings re ported from the committee on rules an order respectoing the further considera Lion of the bill to repeal the State bank tax. It provided for discusslon through out today's Pession under the live-min ute iule, the vote on pending amend ments and passage to b taken imm'di ately after assembling of the House to morrow. L' ave to pint remiarks on the bill wai granted to all members, the Priviiege to extend over a period of the ten following days. After a short de. bate botween Meonera. Reed and Catch ings the resolution was agreed to-93 to 71. Mr. Springer presented the eubstitute of the committee on banking and cur rency for the original Brawley bill as followt: "That the operation of Sections 3,412 and 3,413, Revised Statutes, and Sec tion 19, 20 and 21 of the Act to amend existing customs and internal revenue laws. and for other purposes, approved February 8, 1875, and all other sections of Raid Revised Statutes, and all Acts and parts of Acts imposing a tax of 10 per cent. on the amount of certain notes when used for circulation and paid out, be and are hereby suspended as to any such notes which were originally issued between August 1, 1893, and October 15. 1893, and no such tax shall ne col. lected on the amount of any such notes. Provided, that nothing herein shall sus pend the operation of such Acts as to the tax on amount of any such notes paid out and used for circulaton after January 1, 1894." Mr. Cox offered his amendment re pealing all the laws and parts of laws which impose a tax on State bank circula tion. Mr. Bowers, Republican, of California, said the bill was intended as a premium upon the violation of the law; it was a notification to the banks having made their pile that the penalty of the law would not be enforced against them foi subsequent violations, and a notice tc the country that the New York banks, like the New York newspapers, were to run the Government. Mr. Grow, Republican, ot Pennsyl. vaula, said a nationil bank was just as much a local bank as though it had been chartered by a State. Mr. Livingston, Democrat, of Georgia, said the 10 per cent. tax law should be repealed, because it was intended as a measure of protection to the national bank system, and that system no longer needed protection. Mr. Talbert, Democrat, of South Caro lina, said that he would vote for the Braw. ley bill and for the repeal of the 10 per cent. tax for the reason that the latter was in the Democratic platform. For him, lie said, party platforms were made not only to get in on, but to stand on af ter he aot in. Gentlemen who came into the House af ter having been elected on a D)emocratic platform and repudi itted the platfo'rm, 'sp)reading them solves over the face of tile earth and not knee-deep anywhere,'' need not be eur prised if the people repudifiated them and the Dsm',cratic party. Mr. Qaigg. Republican, of New York, spoke against the piroposition to repeal the exisulng tax on State bank issues Mr. Ihrter, Democrat, of Ohio, de niredl an hour in which to present his reasons why the State bank tax should ba repealed, and~ Mr. Cox, Democrat, of Tennessee, asked that it be given him some gentleman on the other side to he accorded the same privilege, Objection was made, however, and Mr. Harter de clined to proceed, saying he hadl no ambli tion to rise simp31ly. to have his remarks extended in the Record. Mr. Kane, Democrat, of Illhnois, said he was a hard money man, believing all except gold and1 silver was make believe moniey only. He desired to bear Witness to the fact tihat the paper money, how ever, U the United States was the besi in the worldl. It was a fallacy to assert that the money was issued by banks; it was issued1 by the Government through the banka. A man who happened to have a State or county bond had no more right to issue notes upon thlat security than lie had to issue Lihem upon the security of 400 acres of good farm land. Mr. B roderick, Republican, of Kansas, saidl tile bill was obnoxious, it was class lenislation of the worst sort. If the tex was a good thing when passed, it should be enforced until the law had been re The arrangement souight, to be made earlier by Mr. Cox wvas thlen agreedl to. The late hours, from 3 to 5 o'clock, were divided between the two sides, Mr. HI-rter, D~emo:,rat, of Ohio, to occupy an hlour in ivor of the repaa of' the State bink tax and Mr. Dinigly, Republi can, of Mahue, to control an hlour in 01) position to the report. Mrt. Campbell, D~emocrat, of New York, hadl read a letter from Conrad N. ,Jordtan, ex-United State treasurer and president of the Western National Bank of New York, favoring the repeal of the tax law. Mr. Gear, Reuublican, of Iowa, gave a leaf or two from his personal experi ence with the issues of State banks in ante-war time as reasons why in his nlppinlion tile p~eopl e of that countr y would not return willingly to that system of currency. Mr. Iharter said tihat the irouble with the country was not that it suffered ane insufieient volume of currency, but fromi tile quality of the currency, its inflexibi lity anid inability to perform promptiy thle purposes of money at the places where It was needed. A new system was essential to tile rene wed and con his belief was that if proper system of State banks was established, by the eud of the century the country would do its business upon a volume of currency of less per capita than the volume of cur rency today. Speaklnu of the work accomplished by the State banks in the past, Mr. Harter said the Government never had such a friend nor such an eftient ally as the State banks of 1860. They were stron ger than the Government, maintaining gold payments long after the latter had suspended. The national bauking sys tem, he said, was based upon the State banks, but unfor'unately for the country since the best features of the State banks had not been taken in establishing na - tional banks. In conclusion Mr. Ilarter pleaded with Republicans, upon patriotic grounds, to vote for the repeal of the tax law, asserting that with the accoi plishmont of that purpose would disap pear the grecuback crani and the frec silver craze. Mr. Bland, of Missouri: ''Not a bit of it." Mr. Harter: "I want to say that no man on the floor of the House gives ul so much In voting for this bill as does thc gentleman from Missouri. A candidate for the Presidency, [cheera and applause] the moment lie votes for this bill hh platform disappears from beneath hie feet, never more to appear." [Laugh ter an( applause.] Mr. Newlands, Poiulist, of Nevada, said the disease which was sought to be remedied by the proposed legislation was a world-wide disease, due to fallinu prices, due to the appreciation of gold, He criticised the bill because it was in competent to do that which was ex pected c f it. Mr. Williams, Democrat, of Missis sippl, and Mr. Wheeler, Democrat, of Alabama, spoke briefly, and at 5.35 o'clock the House adjourned until to day at noon. After some further discussion today n vote was taken on the Cox ameudmeni to repeal the 10 per cent. tax outriuht, The vote was announcen as yeas 102: nays 170. The following is the vote u detail on Cox's amendment to repea the 10 per cent, bank tax law: Yeas-Abbott, Alexander, Arnold Bailey, Bankhead, Bell (Tex ), Blacl (Ga.), Bland, Boatner, Bower, Branct Breckenbridge (Ky.), Bunn, Cabanist Campbell, Catchings. Clark (Mo.), Cob (Ala.), Cockrell, Cooper (Fla.), Coope (Ind.), Cooper (Tox.), Cox, Cratn, Cram ford Culberson, Cummings, Davel Dearmond, Denson. Dinsmore, E munds, ElliH (Ky.), English. Claif, E r loe, Esper, Fithian, F van, Geary, Go1 man, Grady, Hall (Mo ), I1arter, Ilear( Henderson (N. C), lutcheson, Izla: Jones, Kyle, Latimer, Lawson, Lestei Livingston, Maddox, Mcguire, Mallori Marshall, McCulloch, alcDearmon, M Laurin, McMillin, McRae. Meredit! Money, Montgomery, Morgan, Mose. Nell]. Oates, OgdenO'Neill, (Mo.), Pas chalPattison,Payntler. Pendieton, (Vex, Robbins, Russell (Ga.), Sayers, Shel Snodgrass, Stallings, Stockdale, Ston (Ky.), Strait, Swanson, Talbert, Tate Terry, Tracev, , Tucker, Turnej (Ga.), Turner (Va.), Turpin, Washing ton, Wheeler (Ala.), Williams (Miss.) Wilson (W. Va), Wise, Woodsrd and the Speaker-102-all Democruts. Nays-Republicans: Adams (l'a.) Al drich, Apeley. Babcock, Baker (N. 11.), Bartholdt, Belden, Iingham, Blair Bowers, Broderick, Brosius, Cannor' (111.), Chickering, Cooper (W..), Cousins Curtis (Kan.), Dalzell, Daniols, Ding ley, 1olliver, Doolittle, Draper, Ehlit (Ore.), Funston, Gillet (N. T), Grout Grow, [lager, latner, flarmter, Hart. man, Iaughen. Iepburn, Ilermann Ilicks, Ilitt., Hooker (N. Y.), llopkinfu (it) Ilouk, Ilulick, I lull, ,lohnsor (mnd.), Johnson (N. D).), ietfer', Liacey int-n, Loudenstager, Lucas, Mahion Marsh, Marvin, AlcCall, McCle'ary Mei klejohin, Mercer, Murray, N or.h, way, Payne, Perkins, P.nhips, Pickier Post, Powers, Quigg. Itay, Reed, itsy burni, Robinson, Settle, Shaw, Smnith Stephenson, Stone (C. WV. of Pa.), Stomi (WV. A. of Pa.), Sweet, TIawney, TIi o0 (i'enn.), Thomas, Updegraff, -Vanvoor his (Ohio)' Walker, Wanger, Waugh Wheeler (Ill.), Wilson (Ohio,) Wiluol (Wash.), WVoomner. Wright, (Mass.),-80 Dem~iocrats-Baldwin, IHarwig, iruetz Brickner, Brookshire, Brown, Bryan lynium, Cadmaus, Capeheart, Causny Cannon (Ca! ) Chancy, Cobb, (No. Cock rai, Coffeen, Conn, Coombsa, Cor nish, Covert, Dunn, D~unphy, Durhor row, h'rdmnan, Everet t, Fielder, Formnai Greissenhainer, Gold zler, Grillin, IIatne Ihah (Minn.), Ilare, Ilaiyes, Ilendlrix ibolman, Ilunter, 1rkirt, Lane. Lap hamo, Layton, Ly nch, Magn er, Mart1in Mchannohl, McEr~trick, MlcGanh, Me Nabny, O'Neil (Muss ), Pearson. Peni dieton (WV. Va.), Pigott, Rayner, lleilly Richards, Ricnardson, (Mich ), Richte Rtusk, Ryan, Sibley, Sickles, Si pe, Sorg Sperry, Springer, Stevens, Talbert Tarsney, Taylor (1 nd ), prarner, WV ea dock, Williams (Ill.), and W olvertoin 75. Populists-Ba4ker (Kan.). Bell ((Colo. D)avis, Iharris, Ihudson, Keom, Mc Nei ghan, Peonce-8. The substitute of the Committee or Banking aund Currencv for the or'igiina PBrawley bill, suspendmig the operaltiol of the 10 per cent. zmu to the isnue of the certificates, etc., by clearinu; houses and~ othber organ izations last yon merely changing the verbiage so as t< make It more cxplhcit, was defeated or a viva voce vote. Then the orit.ia bill was lost. This was the end of tel dlays debate and a result, that, occasione< some surprise, and the announcemnen was receivedi amid much confusion am~ applause. The dlefeat of the bill woul scorn t,< lay the banks once more oneni to th< assesstrent of the penalties provided i the law. Cox4 amrendment to this hil which was dlefeated b~y so dlecisive vote, provided for the total repeal of thi law, instead of a mere suspension of ii provi eons. The Vie ble supply. Naw YOng, .July 2. -The tot~al visi ble supply of cotton for the world i 3.326,611 bales, .of which 2.735.4Il bales are American, against 3.410,80 bales and 2 774,603 halos respectivel 1last year; receipts of cotton this week a all interior towns 12,089 nabes; receipt fromr the pinntations i,076 bales; cro in sight 7,178,612 hales. 1 Killedi by a Oart. IATL A'r A, GA., ,June 4.-Garnet Au Inoid, a lve year-old child, was run ove and killed by an electric car on th1 lt',nsolidated Line today. BRAYTON'S REASONS For Trying to Overthrow the Registration COLUMurA, S. ., June 7.-The fol lowing letter waE, published this morn- A ing: As I am the one mainly responsible for the institution of the proceedings in the Supreme Court to have the con stitutionality of the registration law of the State teeted, it may not be amiss to state the reasons which have gov erned my action. h This law enforced according to its d provisions is more harsh, restrictive and obnoxious to fundamental pririci- S pies than is generally known. It dis- si franchises every voter who passes one 1 registration period without getting his Ir certilicate, regardless of the causes. if L absent, sick, crowded out or indifferent N he is subjected to the same penalty. It % disfranchises every voter not previous- ti ly registered, who moves into a county cl after the (lIrst Monday in July preceed- 1 ing a general election. Thus, though N he may actually have been a resident in the county four months before the b election and the constitution declares C that but sixty days residence in the h county preceding an election is re- u quired, his right to vote abrogated and f( he is remediless. The law bases the right of electors to 'll vote, not upon the registration, but cl equally upon the presentation at the a polls of the certificates of registration. d It is anomalous and un-American to say that the inalienable and sovereign a right of suffrage must be contined to a P flimsy piece of paper liable to be lost., c destroyed, mislaid or stolen. The put ting of the closing day of registration 0 on the first Monday of July is contrary b to the spirit and understood meaning of registration and is subversive of the 0 franchise, making registration close d before it should, and in other States c does, begin, and before the excitement 8 of the campaign anti the nearness of n the election have directed the atten- I tion and aroused the interest of ae a voters, cannot have for its object the r purpose inherent in registration as de. clared eusential by the courts and au thorities, or abridging suffrage, but its f effect is clearly to deprive voters of ( the possession and exercise of their 1 constitutional rights. The making secret the registration records is only destructive of the fun ' damental rights of voters and subver r sive of the principles inherent in regis . tration. A registration to be constitu tional must be easy, free, impartial and public, and its purpose should be to provide for the regulation of suffrage and to prevent repeating. Some States and courts consiaer even this kind of r regulation an illegal restraint and in fringement of the right of suffrage. 3Besides the registration books having been in use twelve years are dilapida ted, confused and unreliable. To these constitutional provisions of the law there are added the irritating, expensive and unnecessary exactions of forcing voters to go to the Supervi sor's oflice and tbe getting of new cer tiflcates in case of their loss or Ibe moving from the county precinct or change of residence. Under the oper ation of this law it is estimated there are one hundred thousand negroes and thirty thousand whites either disfran- t chised or disqualifled from voting. In 8 addition to the constitutional defects in tho laws ire to be considered the 6 capabilities it alfords for evasions and 1 nartisan manipulation. Heretofore the i Republicans have had to encounter and f endure these. Those who have not a studied the law or practiced its iniqui. f ties can not comprehend the advanta. tl ges a fforded to those in control of the t imachinery or the helplessness of those 0 victims to its unfair -xecution. The t dlivision among the D)emocrats pre 9enits a new situ-.tionl. It foreshladows Is the time when one faction will b~e t reat- at eri as the Itepublicar's have been. TIhis white men will not submit to and 0 when the crisis comes there will be tl bloodshed and anarchy. is It not bet- 0 ter to forestall and avert this calamity ti by uprooting a law which has out lived r -the purposes of its creation ? It Is not b necessary, for el ections' were carri-,d be m. ,een 187e and 1882 wIthout it and 1 aind niow there is thn eight box law to c supplemnent old agencies. It is hazird ~ ousn to depend upon the law being used I for the; bene lit of tile Democrats, be- Il cause wuhien they divide at the polls it t will affrordi a weapon for the dominant . s(de to stcourlge their hostile brethlren. 9i , Hesides it ii dlemoralizing to be do. t p)'J~endet uIpon these sworn biupervisors 'lbeing siubjectedl to tile neced of commit- C 'ting perjuiry to favor their partisans a and make those citizens thus accom- C moda~ted anld illegally favored parti- 0 ceps crimnims.t Suich a law, besides being a badge of shame to a state, is a serious imipedi mentd to its9 growth and prosperity. To, a self-respecting andl independent man there would be well grounded objec. tions to mnoving~ into a State dominated by such a law andi whlere constitionlal right;siare so easily lost or abrogated. The court can safely set aiside the law, for, if time eight-box election law is inot considered suflicient, thlere Is thimet for the Legislature to be conven edl and oth~er laws passed, while If this law standls and a new Constitution is adopted upon the vote at the next election, wherein iiot over one-quarter of the citizens or tile State can vote,thle quJiestion wvill some day be raised, and thne new Constitution will Itself be held 1Illegal anid void. Columbia, June 0, 1891. Free Fight.* Ro~umt, June 6.-he debate In the Chamber of D)eputies tis afternoon was remarkable for its bitterness. L~uI gi D)iigentl, Radical, (delivered a long tirade against Felice Cavalotti, ex treme Radical. At the close of his speech he turned toward Cavalotti and shaking his list at him exclaimed, "You( dishonored yourself by a dishonest al 1 liance with Gioletti." Cavalotti sprang to his feet white with rage and called I back, "You coward and liar, you shall - suiffer for those words." Cavalotti's friends tried to restrain him, but he broke away from them, caughitlDiigen I ti b~y the waistcoat and struck him /' three heavy open handed blows In the t face. A dozen deputies threw them 3|selves between the two men. A huon 7 dlred1 more gathered round, shouting for order or reviling one another. The uproar drowried the voice of tihe deputy who ascended the tribunal. Tile 're's - Ident's efforts to calm the meenhors r were unheeded so after ten minutes e of uninterrupted din the sitting was TIE PROHIBITIONISTS PILL NOT PUT OUT A STATE TICK. T THIS TIME. 11 Caftdizdates to be asked How They S'a(d Upon the Prohibition Quesilon-. Much Politics ivJ*ot4d Into the Dis cussions. COLUMBIA. June 8.-The State Pro. Ibition Convention was called to or r yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock by ,ate Chairman Childs, who made a )eech to the members. Col. J. A. :oyt, of Greenville, was elected Obsir an and Rev. W. J. Herbert and T. J. amotte were elected 9ecretaries, early all the counties in the State ere represented. After the transac on of considerable routine business the )mmittee on platform reported the blowing platform of principles, which as unanimously adopted: We, the representatives of the probi ition sentiment of South Carolina, in )nvention assembled, thanking God for is mercies and praying his blessing pon our efforts in his cause, issue the llowing declaration of principles: 1. We believe the use of alcoholic quors to result in an enormous in ease of the death rate of our country, iding aboat 100,000 annually to the sath roll. 2 We believe alcoholic liquors used i a beverage to be one of the most otent agencies in the ruin of moral jaracter. 8. We believe at least three-fourths E the crime committed in our land to e traceable to alcoholic liquors, 4. We believe the liquor traflic to be ne great cause of the fearful financial eprtssion now generally felt in our ountry, since it annually drains about 900,000,000 from the pookets of the iasses and instead of giving- value in eturn paralyzed productive energy of n equal amount, (5900,000,000) thus Daking an annnal luss of nearly $2,000, 00,000 to the legitimate trade. 5. We believe traffie in that which is gainst the peace, good health, safety, sommercial prosperity, and moral char Lcter of a community, State or nation to be In violation of the real rights of men and therefore inherently wrong. 6. We believe all forms of license of the sale of liquor as a beverage to be morally wrong, and in violation of the highest put pose for which government exists. 7. We believe the State should pro. bibit absolutely the sale of liquor as a beverage and should provide for its sale only for medicinal, mechanical and sacramental purposes, with such regulations and provisions for enforce. ment and penalties for violation, as may be expected to prove efficient. 8. We believe that to make any pro. ibitory law effective, the executive md other officers of the law should be In full sympathy therewith. Joel E. Brunson, Chairman. .J. R. Gibson, Chas. 1'. Wroy, It E Mason, II,. L. McGowan, Arthur Kloler. A motion was made to put out a state icket, which provoked a long discus. ion, but it was finally voted down. A resolution was adopted that the tate porhibition executive committee e authorized and instructed to formu te questions to be put to candidates or State offices and for the Legislature nd Senate in accordance with the plat arm adopted by this convention, as to leir position upon the same, in order nat the friends of prohibilion through ut the State may vote intelligently in bie primary. 'The following resolutions were also ivorably reported by the committee nid adopted: Whereas. We believe that the cause f prohibition will be best advanced at nils time by the election of members f the Legislature, who are pledged to 'ie echactment of a prohibitory law, mther than by the nomination of a tate ticket. Resolved, That It be the policy of the 'rohibitionists of South Carolina in the oming campaign to use every effort to ecure the election of members of the egisiature who will make prohibition 'aramount to every other Issue before he people. Resolved, That each candidate be re uired to pledge himself for prohibi Ion before lie receives our vote. The election of the State prohibition xecutive committee was entered into nd one member chosen from each ounty present as follows, the vacan les to be illed by the local organiza ions in the counties not represented: Abbeville-B. L Stuckey. Aiken-Rtev. J. C. Brown. Anderson- -. BHarnwell-D. L. Wooten. Berkeley-Peter Klintworth. iseau fort-. (larendon-Joseph Sprott, Jr. Charleston-O. S. Thomas. Darlington-G. T. Grisham. Onester Edigefield-John Lake. Fairfield-R. H. Jenning. Florence-, -- Greenville-J. A. Hoyt. H ampton- -- Horry-. Lancaster-W. C. Thomsonl. Laurens-J. W. Shell. Lexngton-J. J. Fox. Marlon-W. J. Montgomery, Marlboro-J. P. Gibson. Newberry-A. H. Kohn. Oconee-R. IE. Mason. Orangeburg-Rev. RU. P. Golphin. Richland-L. D. Childs. Pickens.- . . . Sumter-E. B. 8mith. Spartanburg-J. L. Sifley. Union--. Williamsburg- - The committee held a meeting and irganized. electing Mr. Childs, chair nan. The convention ad journed since die it 2 o'clock this morning A Talk with Tiliman. W ASHINcTON, June 6,-A. s pecial to he Post from Winston, N. C., says: N4overnor Tilhman, of South OCarolina, was interviewed here this evening on bis' return home irom New York. Hie said that dis pensaries and high license will be the issue In tne iall campaign in South Carolina, The question will be settled by Democratic primaries In August, "I will not be a candidate for Governorbut will be in the race for Sentor Butler's seat," said the Governor, "and I expect to wi.