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CHISTERFIE'LD, S. C., June 20.-Ihe
campaign of education Is actually
dawning. The meeting of the second
week opened here today with a decided
revolution in the character of the
speakers. Wonderful, wonderful to
relate, the lambasting was discontin
ued and the discuasion of Issues began.
For a day, at least, the scorcher and
the roaster have been laid aside and
the people have been roaniled with
more edifying and enlightening dis
The crowd of about 800 persons was
well behaved and in thorough good
humor, interfering with no one and ap
plauding circumspectly. In truth the
meeting was really ideal iW comparison
with its predecessors, both in respect
to the character of the speeches and
the orderly, good natured demeanor of
the hardy crowd. About one-fifth of
the crowd were tar-heelers who came
from the Old North State but a few
miles distant, and a few of them were
Populists to the core.
Governor Tillman made a rather
easy going speech,leaving out all harsh
references to his opponent, and doing
his "blistering" in a very mild way.
He went into a lengthy discussion of
national questions relating to the con.
dition of the country. Ile claimed the
crowd but refrained from taking a
hand primary. He was not applauded
at first, but later on he got full meas
ure. The Governor's speech was by no
means a happy effort. It was rathei
tame and did not provoke ernthusiasm.
General Butler likewise dircussed pub
le measures and had nothing salty to
say of the Governor. His speech seem.
ed to be effective with the crowd and
is regarded as one of the best he has
made. He was listened to very atten
The feature of the meeting was the
brotherlv spat between the Marion
swamp fox and the Aiken game cock.
General Elerbe charged his brother
candidate with tacking himself on to
Tillman's coat tail and with voting
against salary reduction. Evans, in
reply, demonstrated to a nicety that
with nim Reform was second nature
while Ellerbe's Reform had a revenue
flavor about it.
There was not a word from the crowd
as Governor Tillman began to speak.
Ile revewed his official career,giving as
a reason for his second term as Goyer
nor that he wanted vindication by
the people. He felt and knew that he
had done his whole duty, though he
may have made mistakes. He scored
the Democratic party for its treachery,
and Cleveland for having betrayed his
trust. le pictured the poverty strick
en condition of the farmers and said
they were euchered out of their earn
ings by the same scheming scoundrels
in Washington. le went into an ex
planation of the money questior', tell.
ing how Rogland, the creditor of na
tions, had stricken down silver in or
der to enhance thavalue of the interest
received from other nations. Every
man having an income from bonds and
stocks was opposed to silver. These
fellows had manipulated Congress in
regard to the issue of paper money,and
now control the outlet of money, prices
and products. Silver had shrunk and
with it the pockets of the people had
shrunk, This country ought not to be
paying interest. It ought to be issuing
its own nioney. The only reason that
this could not be done was because one
half of the country was-bamboozled by
the newspapers and manipulators to
vote the other half down, and the
money power is always on top and the
thieves in both parties joined hands to
keep the people poor and make them
selves rich. Hie told about Judge Si
monton and the railroads, and after
showing up wheat an awful judge he
was, th6' Governor went on to rub) it
into Butler for votirog for Simioneton's
confirmation bs circuit judge, saying
that he wanted to help him for the
sake' of his kinsman, hunch McBke,
whom Judge Simonton, he said, had
helped out in the railroad case.
General Butler' received some cheer
ing and a cry of "God bless the old
General!" when he was introduced.
Referring to his fight for ailver in
G Congress he said he had receivedI let
ters frocm people in the North threat
ening to blow him up with dlynamite,
but that did not atop him. The reason
he and the Refrorm (Congr-essmen, wvho
Vhad been in Washington several years,
had not swept out ail the abuses that
Tillman -spoke about was the same
that defeated the South in the war
they dlid not have enough men. Clievo
land 19ad not bought him with Patron
age. lie had done his best to induce
the party to carry out the financial
platform. 1le saw no relief as long as
Cleveland was IPresident. General
Butler said it was bis8 opinion that the
tariff bill would be passed this week
and that its passage would bring bet
ter times. The trouble with the coun
try did not lie in the insufficiency of
- the money but in tIt e ine quality of its
distribution, and it all came from the
national banking s3stem and Republi
can legislation.
Representative F. 1'. Taylor asked
General Butler what was his vote on
the anti-option bill.
The General replied that he votedi for
an amendment prepared by Senators
George and Cox which would have h~een
effective in breaking up the gambling
in futurts, and which proviaedl that
. any man who traded in futures should
be put in the penitentiary. '[hle bIll
that came from the House was nothing
more than a piece of blank paper as
'. ~ far as its effeots for goodl went. lie ad
vocated free silver beoause it would, to
that extent, enlarge the currency of
the country and Iliake cotton aend corn
and all the products bring more. Tihe
-next great political battle that would
be fought in this country would invite
all men, of all parties for finon'cial re
lief, and he for one was unwilling to
sacrifice the Democratic party in the
struggle because one man, Mr. Cleve
land, was not in accord with it. Gen
eral Butler made an eloquent appeal to
the people of the St ate to get together
~' like brethren instead of trying to throt
tle each other like cowboys. "i. beg and
pray and beseech you, if it is the lest
word that escapes my lips, to bury all
animosities that have been nrateaa rt
I can secomplish the unity of our peo
ple I would lay down my robes of oilce
or even my life, without a single re
gret. It isachily for this reason that
I am making this canvas." lie con
cluded by saying that the money pow.
er and corr'orations have such control
In the country that a revolution is cer
tain. 1Ie will be with the people in
that great light, whether in olice or
out. lie begged that animosities and
bitterness cease. He bogged the peo
pie to send to the Senate whoever they
thought best fitted for it, even if it was
Tillman. Ile nmade a pretty appeal for
white supremacy above everything
else. Ile thought the best way to se.
cure this supremaev was by a constitu
tional convention.
General Ellerbe was the first guber
natorial speaker. Ile said he had
beard today and had received letters
from other counties that friends of
Senator Evans are industriously circu
lating a story that he (Evans) is the
choice of Tillman for Governar and
that Tillman is in a quiet way working
for Evans. General Ellerbe said: "Tne
Governor has said, in an interview,that
lie is hands off in this light and that he
has no choice. Here is Governor Till
man;ssk him if any man is his choice.
I say that it is unfair to me and my
friends to be circulating this story in
the hope of winning on it." General
Ellerbe proceeded to criticise his
friend Evans for his tardiness in get
ting in the Reform cause, telling some
things, as at Sumter, highly amusing
the audience. General Ellerbe next
charged Evans with having voted
against the salary reduction in 1892.
"That is not so," said Evans.
"I will prove it on you," said Ellerbe,
and he read from the records where
Senator Buist, the Charleston anti
Senator, had moved to indefinit'ely post
pone the salary reduction bill and
where Evans flad voted with all the
anti-Tillmanite lawyers for postpone
ment. Ellerbe also charged Evans
with having voted against the farmers
pollege in 1888. General Ellerbee told
what his (Ellerbe's) record is on salary
reduction, showing where he had asked
to have one of the clerkship of his of
flee abolisbed and had always been in
favor of all around reduction of sala
Continuing General Ellerbe said:
"My friend (Evans) intimates that
there has been a State House ring and
that Governor Tillman broke that ring.
I will ask my friend to specify, to name
the men who composed that ring. Sen
ator Irby wrote a letter charging that
there was a ring. Fellow countrymen
I have never heard anything in the
State House for Irby but expressions
of pity and sympathy. Irby charged
that a caucus of ring Reformers had
been held at Wright's Hotel. It is fasle.
The caucus, if it can be so called, was
at Governor Tillman's house and the
Governor was present. (General Ell
urbe told who were present.) No one
was discussed as a candidate for Gov
ernor at that time. I repeat, and I
want it distinctly understood, that as
far as I know, there is no ring in the
State House. I want my friend to
specify, and I ask him to do it. I am
running on my record and I am not in
any ring. My friend ought to do the
same thing and not tack himself on
Governer Tillman's coat tail. I am as
good a Reformer as Governor Tillman
or any body else, and Governor Tillman
can and will tell you so.
The speaker was frequently encour
aged by remarks from the. audience
and was at times liberally applauded.
le devoted the remainder of the time
to telling what had been accomplished
by the Reform movement and discuss
ing national issues. Ile concluded be
fore his time was up, and a cloud be
tokened a shower.
Senator E-vans had been speaking
only a few minutes when ruin began
fa.lling. 'The chairman ad journied the
meeting to the court house.9, a half mile
away, where the speaking was contin
ued. Senator Evans resumed his
speech, employing his ilme in answer
ing the accusation of his friend Eller
be. ie ridiculed Ellerbe in a good na
tured way, making the crowdl
laugh, ie told jokes on his friend
and these almost amused the au
dience. Senator Evans said he
was willing to answer all charges, i~e
did not come in tils race to attack fel
low Reformers, but had been jumned on
and would defend himself. if Ellerbe
started out to prove that lhe (Etvans)
had not been true to Tillman and Re
form, lhe had a hard andl stumpy road
to travel, ie would not notice every
thing, because he was not shooting
grasshoppers. Eller be says he has (1011
lots for Reform, but lie has been well
paid for it. lie is a Reformer, but it
looks like he has beeni one for revenue.
Senator Evans says he had been a Re
former sInce 1886i. At that time lie
wrote an article in the Augusta Chroni
icle. ie read t his article. I t.was a de
fense of the Reform movemenit then be
ginning andi the right of farmers to
organize for political purposes. The
article also (defended Tiillman, then
starting his agitation, in 1888 he was
elected to the Legislature b~y the farm
ers of Aiken and was twice re-elected,
each time on the Refor m platfor m. T wo
years ago he was sent to the Senate by
f armera by a thousand majority. The
people had never regarded him as a
coat tail swinger.
To the charge of' havIng votedl against
Tillman for the Agricultural Board. lie
said it was an attempt to shelve Till
man, who had after ward censured his
friends for nominating him. ie had
voted against the agricultural college
as charged, beoause the bill for it car
ried an appropriation which would have
increased the taxcs of the people one.
fourth of a cent. This was not ini ac
cordance with the Reform platform and
pled ges to the people. Later lhe had
fought for Clemson College because the
bill was different.
"I am not Tillman's candidate or any
body's candidate," declared Evans.
"Any man who accuses me of disloyalty
to the Reform cause I will tell him he
lies, but nobody is going to do it. What
is the matter with Billy (referring to
Ellerbe)? Is it that lie hias got a big
fat oflice and wants another'? It looks
like he is swinging on Tillman's coat
tail. I am no coat tail s winger."
Evans told a good joke about a b)oy
who had one potato, but wanted two,
and said this is Ellerbe, who has one no
tato bust wanted two. (Lasughter.) lie
ought not to jump on me beaause I
want a potato.
About the salary reduction vote, hie
said he cast it because the first bill'did
not cut salaries equitably, le also
said that Jim Norton, -Ellerbe's clerk,
had gone to him (Evans) and begged'
that salaries be kept na they wer., -sh
and otier clerks couldn't live. lie said
Norton ad put up a poor mouth. Sen.
ator Evans declared that afterward lie
had voted for a salary reduction bill.
lie had voted in 1888 to cut the salary
of legislators to $4 per day. lIe said
that eve"ry Ieform measure has been
put in his charge to pull through the
Legislature. To hear E1llerbe talk, he
said, one would think that E Herbe had
done everything and that Tillman had
not existed or taken part in anything.
Senator Evans said he had been a Re
former by Inheritance. is uncle,
Mart Gary, was a Reformer, and Evans
desired to right some of the injustice
done Gary. Evans said it looked like I
Ellerbe was jealous of him because he
goes to Tillman's house. lie said the
Governor often sends for him to advise
on matters regarding the 1eform
movement, because Tillman thinks I
have more sense than Rome people. I
care not if the people know I do love
Tillman and have stood by his side in
all dangers. Durlng the Darlington
trouble he had not slept forty-eight
"About the Stata liouse ring, all I
know," said Evans, "Im that they want
ed a March convehtion. That looked
like ring rule. They wanted candi
dates nominated in March without, ever
appearitg before the people. I told
them that if they didn't lot the people
hear them they would all be kickad out
of office. Governor Tillman endorsed
our views. Ellerbe was in favor of
that March conventien. I made Till
man put his foot on it."
Senator Evans said the antis hated
him awful hard. At Sumter one of
them said: "If you will let us vote in
the primary we will beat Evans and
elect you, Ellerbe." Senator Evans de
clared, but not egotistically that if he
had not assisted in refundiog the State
debt, it would never have been refund
ed. Ile had epent his money in doing
this and had never asked the - State to
pay back a nickle of it. le not only
spent money, but time.
le had defended the conststutionalt
ty of the bonds before the Supreme
Court and made no charge for it. After
the debt had been refunded, Ellerbe
had the cheek to want the bonds sent
to his home in Marion, so lie could
sign them. It would have cost the
State $300 to send and get the bonds
back from Ellerbe's home.
Senator Finley aud Dr. Strait, Can
gressional candidates, followed the oth
ers, speaking on the same line as at
other meetings. Secretary of State
Tindal and G. Walt Whitman arrived
just in time to address a small number
who had remained in the court house.
It was then after three o'clock. The
campaign party went from here to
Cheraw this afternoon and will go to
Bennettsville tonight.
A TrP in Hold Up.
SAVANNAH, Ga., June 26.-Train No.
6, of the Savannah, Floridi and West
ern Rail way from Thomasville, due to
arrive here at 7 o'clock this morning,
was held lip one mile this side of 1l0
merville, 126 miles Southwest of Sa
vannah, this morning at 1:50 by six
masked white men, The safe in the
express car was robbed of its contents,
$1,222 in cash. Two of the men board
ed the train at Homerville, concealing
themselves behind the tender. As
soon as it was started they climed over
the tender, covered the engineer and
fireman with pistols and told Engineer
.Jenkins to stop when ordered. About
a mile from Iloierville the order was
given and the train brought to a stand
still. Then four other similarly masked
white men joined the party and while
the two kept the engineer covered they
proceeded to get into the express car.
Conductor Farris came out with a train
hand to investigate t.he cause for stop
ping, but did not stand on ceremony
whnim ordleredl to return to hia car.
While two of the meon kept wvatch, the
other two ordered Express iaiessenger
Calder to open the door, lie refused
and was then told lhe had botter get out
of the car. Hie heard one of the men
lighting a fuse and before he could
reach the corner, a dlynamite cartridge
exploded, breaking the door from its
fastenings and completely stunning
the messenger. When he came to he
wvas looking into the barrel or a pistol
and was ordleredi to throw uip his hands.
ie did not hesitate long and when
told to open the safe he did so, taking
the packages out as ordered. The rob
ber, there was only one in the car,
gathered up the money in his arm and
went to join his associates. They got
on the engine, made the lireman un
couple it from the-cars and then com
pelledl both engineer and fireman to
leave it. They took the engine, ran up
to a point in the woods near Argyle,
eleven miles from the scene of the rob
bory, where they loft the engine and
took to the woodsf. As soon as they
left, word was sent to the ofllcials here,
who ordered a freight to bring uip the
gasseng'er coaches to their engine. Ex.
Sheriff Hlurst of Thomas county, one of
the most daring oflicers in the state, at
the head of a posce, reached the scene
about four hours later and with a pack
of hounds, from Meltao's convict
camp, startedl in pursuift of the robbers,
who were thought to have gone off in
the (direction of Okefinokee Swamp.
1'hme ofliciais believe the posse has the
right trail and that the robmbers will be
TIre d of Living.
CmHAuRmsTrON, ,Jutne '28.-J. II enry
iackerman, a young white man, coin
mittedi sluiclide flve miles f rom here to
dlay. le tied a bar of Iron around his
waist arid went out Into the river.
where lie shot himself. it was his evi
dlent intention to have fallen into the
river after shooting himself, lie left
the following note on the table in his
Dear Mother and Father:-[ am tired
of living and so I will make an end of
my life. So I mean to dIe and bury
myself'. It is useless to try and ilnd
my body, for you will never fInd it.
Th'is is about il I have to say out of
my mouth while I live. Your truly
andi beloved son, J1. .ii. IlACmKERMAN.
A Sad DOcth,
CHAUIoROTT:, N. C, .June 26.-John
Logan Jamison, Jr., assistant overseer
on the Thompson orphanage farm near
Charlotte, was killed by lightning this
afternoon under a poplar tree, under
which he and his mule, with which lhe
had been plowing, took shelter. Last
Wednesday young .Jamison was marri
ed to pretty Ruth Brown, one of the*
ward of the rompgoon orphanage. A fter
a motherless and fathierless childhood,
Ruth had at last found happiness in
marriage to a manly husband, but [now,
af ter fivye days Of wedding life the un
fortunate woman is n i~ wi...
rhe Oasmpaign Oathering at Denvetteville
Tividnial. E4lle Io, Evana ovd Oth.r Con
I'tates M ke Fp chkes Repreenting
Their Olains.
B IEN NIF.VTTV1. L.r1, S. C., June 27.-The
:ampaign is j ust humming along quiet
y now as a summer simb. The Gover
ior continues to prod Cleveland's "old
at ribs" with his pitchf ork and 0. W.
Whitman is still blowing up Hell
l ate,% by the gross without touching
Ie Suth Carolina College, but all
races of blood have disappeared from
ihe Senatorial moon. A majority of
.he meeting favored Tillman.
Repreeentative Whitman was the
Irst speaker. Ile jerked the bell cord
)f the welkin and rung it for all it was
worth. Ile put on his political diving
jell and blow up Hell Gate again. He
leclared that in order to find out a
nan's politics these days one had to
'revert to genealogy and the records."
lie had several other Hell Gates in the
ihape of the corporations and the mon
)y power to blow up but did not have
ime to iix the dynamite. lie thought
t was time to rotate Maylield out of
.he State House and rotate him in.
Secretary of State Tindal spoke next.
lie said that one South Carolina had
assod away and that the reform move
nent was making a new one and read
iusting the social lines on a new basis.
Clho agricultural college had been es
;ablished to enable the boys to apply
icience to their work. The South was
Ifty years ahead of the North except
n one respect-the North has more
ikilled artisans. The reform move
nent had taught the railroads and the
.orporations that they could not dic
ate to the State. It had reduced the in
erost on the State debt from 6 to 4%
I'his govesnment has been taken out of
he hands of the Ae w. thus preventing
hem from rehabilitating it on ante
Jellum lines. If the people wanted to
,ontinne to progress and properly ad
just the affairs of government they
aust watch and not let another ring
be formed. A government of the whole
people would eventually result in a
government ot the best people. There
was no reason for strife to continue to
mar the peace and progress of the State.
It could result only from the mere de
sire of one set of men to dominate over
the other. lie hoped Tillmanite and
Conservative would remember this.
The conflict between the towns and
the cities was deplorable. This came
from a misconception of the AlIance
by the town people who would not open
their eyes to see the object of that
great organization. Mr. Tindal
sketched the history of the Alliance,
showing that it was through it that the
nation was awakened to its interests;
that it overturned the Republican par
to and placed the Democrati in power:
and that it stopped the sugar bounty
and the giving of land to railroads. In
stead of saying "damn the Alliance"
every farmer should join it. Ile
warned the people not to allow the Al
liance to commit itself to any political
party. If elected Governor he would
endeavor to administer the affairs of
government in equity and justice to all
Senator John Gary Evans was the
second G(ubernatorial batsman. le
paid a beautiful tribute to the Con
federate soldier especially to the veter
ans of the Pee Dee. Discusing national
affairs, lie said that the only real Dem
ocrats in the South to-day are those
wvho stand on the Ocala piatform. iTe
declared that lhe believed the Sub-Tre
asury lplan, if adopted into law, would
destroy the Yankee nation. l's would
make the South the most prosperous
section of the United States, and would
transfer the financial fountain head of
the country to the South. No law, he
said, could be passed which would not
benellt one serction at the expense of
another. The country is too big. lie
advised the Allance not to surrender
one of its demands or principles, 1t
will win in the end.
Senator Evaus spoke next of his con
nection with -the Reform movement
and of some of the bills which lhe had
introduced and seen become law, ie
b~elieved his county government bill
one of the greates ever passed and that
it would make splendid roads for the
people. I t had been commented upon
it every part of the country, ie said
he introduced a bill to establish separ
ate public schools for white and color
ed children. It had been defeated by
members from Charleston and Colm
bla. ][e said the article published in
the Columbia State that he had oppos
ed the two-mill tax was false. The
people, he said, should vote for a con
stitution al convention. Trhis conven
tioni would change the arrngement for
bublic schools.
Teaching on the I)lspensary law,
Senator Evans said the Supreme Court
hadl tried to become the Legislature
01' the State. To prove that the law
was constitutional, he said the whisikev
men of Charleston had employed law
yers to get their advice on the law
and were told that it was sound and
constitutional. Every circuit judge in
the State except one had decided that
it was constitutional, lie fluotedl decis
ions of the Supreme Court showing its
inconsistency in whiskey cases. 'L'en
years ago it decided that the right to
sell whiskey was not Inalienable. Tis
year it had decided just the opposite.
Senator Evans ably defended the
Diuspensary law, ie showed how much
that decreased dJruinkness and how
much good it hnd done. The people
want the law and are going to have it.
The speaker attacked prohibition as a
farce, ie told a good joke on lien netts
vylle when it had prohibition and
shiowedl that liqJuor had been more
plentiful then than now. Ha~ was lib
erally applaudled when he finished.
General Ellerbe then took the bat In
the gubernatorial game andl he knock -
ed some hot grounders and several sky
ecrapers at the Alken game cock.
When lhe repeated his statement made
at Chesterfield that Evans had said
there was a ring in the State House,
the Senator got up an denied he hadI
made any such statement., that what lie
had 8aid was that he was ready to
smash rings. Ellerbe replied he was
giaad that Evans had the manliness to
say that he had been misrepresented,
as he belonged to the State House
crowd, and if there were any Charges
about a ring there he wanted names.
Evans-I did not say there was .no .
ring there, and you can tell that part
of It for yourself. What I say is that I
never sAid there was a ring there.
Elierbe again banged away a .Evane
for not supporting Tillman until he
began to itch for ofice. le declared
that the Aiken candidate represented
the new issue, "the death-bed repent
ance boys." lie read from the Rouse
journal showing that. Evans had voted
with IHaskell and Brawley and other
anti lawyers against Clemson College,
"and yet he gets up here, puts on his
guffs and swears he will stick then in
anybody who attacks a Ieformer.
(Laughter.) Vhy, bless his soul, he
fought us for live years until we whip.
ped him in." lIe wanted it distinctly
understood that he had been a le. or
mer since 1885 when Ben Till manl first
shot off his gun here in Hennettaville.
lie was no compromise candidate- lie
talked some about the condition of the
country and said that the Sout.h and
West must come together and elect at
President. lie showed how he had
raised the assessment of the corporat ion
and tried to make them pay propr
taxes as well as the farmers.
Gin. Butler was received with nt)
plause. Speaking of the mangnilicent
crops and nice homes of Marlboro
county that he had seen while riding
here from Cheraw, he said there ought
to be no calamity howlera here, and]
that the people should b3 happy and
thankful. lie thought and prophesied
that times would shortly be better
throughout the country. The capital
Ists in the North said there was f24
per capita, while we did not have $2 a
head. 1le told of how a bank in his
county could not lend $150 because it
did not have the money.
The trouble about the national banks
was that they contracted or en
larged the currency to suit themselves,
These banks reduced their circulation
to a minimnum,and he had voted in Con
greks to allow them to isssue an amount
of currency equal to their deposit In
bonds, insteat of nine-tenths as now,
in order that the circulation of money
be increased. Answering Governor
Tiliman's charge that Wall street had
raised a fund t0 have him re-elected,
he said that Wall street had no liking
for him, and that it had threatended tc
blow him up for standing for the peo
ple in Congress. When Tillman wanted
to fund the State debt he went to Wal
In regard to his voing for Judge SI
monton's confirmation he asked wh:
had Gorvernor Tillman not sent som
protest to Washington against it. ''h
Governor's mouth ought to be close
on that score. Judge Simonton was a
honest, upright man whom he ha
known for forty years and he could nc
get up in the Senate and vote agaii
him just because Governor Tillman di
not like him. The Alliance and th
Reform party were just getting on hi
platform, as he had advocated free si
ver for fifteen years.
In the face of previous experient
the people had re-elected Cleveliaind
Thoy knew at the time he would vet
a free coinage bill or anything tha
would help the South. It was the pol
liticans who had opposed Cleveland
Gen. Butler said that if he had any
thing to do with the Democrat party it
the future lie intended to read the rio
act and tell the people that they oughi
to have a candidate from the West. 114
had in mind a man from that sectioi
who was with us completely on all otu
great questions.
The Southern farmers were th<
smartest people in the world. The]
made cotton at nine cents per pound
sold it at seven and still lived. But
they could not live long at this. Tli
must have relief. The General sail
that chairman of the meeting had re
minded him before the speaking thal
the people wanted to hear issues dis
cussed. This was what he wanted, li<
never heard a speech but that he learne(
something and he always tried to tel
others what he knew. Iier deprecate<
bitterness and hoped to seei the peopi
all together.
(I ,vernor Tlillman was received will
shouts and cries of "tell it," "we ar
gladi to see you again." lie recalledl l~i
fact that lie hadi begun his attack om
the "oligarchy,"right here in liennetts
vylle nine years ago. Ie did niot wau
to catch the popular s1(1.. Ile jus
took his stand andI somehow t~me boy
came right along and ranged them
stives around him. ile was going t<
be the ad vance guard sent b~y thme peo
ple to take thei governlment, from the
ie was not responsible for the bit
terness that had passedl between lhin
and Butler. l~o just pitchedn~ back twi
rocks for one, lie war.ted peace. but
he was not going to be dictated to by
minority. If those who had fough
him so bitterly anti were ready
to join the church and wouldl (1int call
lng him a devil, he was ready to opei
the dhoorsI. (Voice: Tfh'y want, otlice.
Yes, that's what is thle matter witi
them. Le~t them take back( sealts ani
come In on probation anid show the
ain't for revenue and ollice and may b
we wvili promote them some time.
I do not hate these men who hate mn
so. I feel sorry for them. They ar
benighted and have read the N e ws an
Courier so that they think I am a de vi
jLaughter I
lie would talk to the people as5
plain farmer and ai statesmnlan, whic
latter lie clalimed to he, as he had rlgi
ly interp~reted the will of t he peop]
andi had dlone their wishes. The lei
publicans andIi lamniltonians and th
Antis werenit heart Itepuublicans. Thet
were no more l)emnocrats than lhe was
"Cleveland is not haonaest today, o~
else he is the most dlamn~able tralitoC
that has ever held that seat," shlouate
the Governor amid aipplause. (leve
land and his so called D):emocrati,
Congress were responsibie for the l)ov
erty stricken condition of tile country
10ngland had bribed Congress througt
Wall street. Biefore they wvent te
Washington and booght the nomina
tion of Cleveland. Tfhey lso4 biougli
Iharrison's nomnatlin. Th'iey were
happy and mfade tne peOople pay the 1)1
per, no matter which one got elected.
'The Governor said that the New!
and Courier and other subsidlzed news
papErs that were bossed and owniet
whined about an "honest doilar.
They made silver dishonest by legisla
tion. The governor argued for green
backs and asked why did the capital
Ists want the promise of the govern
menit on a b)ond andl yet reject it on
note, lie wanted Unicle Sam to des
troy national banks and mah~e gold, il
yen and paper receivable for all duel
and go ahead and turn on a stream e:
greenbacks that would irrigate thil
countr.r Of course the nnnpoilom
would say this was the rankest heresy,
but he did not care.
The sub-treasury was simply an edu
cational doctrine used efilcaciously to
show the farmert that they had been
Imposed upon and to show the iniquity
of the national banking system; and it
has serveJ its purpose. The Governor
said that at Spartanburg when he had
his famous debate with lien Terrell
before the Alliance, and behind closed
doors, lie had satisfied his audience
that it was South Carolina's part to
maRe their light in the Demoeratic
party and so ho lot the sub-treasury
alone because he did no want to light
his brothien. When the State conven
tionk met last year the feeling was not
to send any delegates to Chicago, or if
they did to instruct them to leave if
Cleveland was nominated. In a caucus
he spoke against this and a1howed the
Rteformer% the unwisdom of such a
course. 11 thon argued that they
could not afford to risk the election of
harrison by dividing the national De
nocracy. The convention put the
Ocala platform in the State Democrat,
ic plattorm. iHe did not agree with
theui and told them so, but that was
their right, and by puttig it there
the Third party was kept down in
South Carolina, while, said he, you and
I and two-thirds of' the people had a
nerve of Third patrtyism up our backs
as big as your flinger.
In other States the Alliance kicked
out of the party and had ruined itself
in doing so. South Carolina remained
in the Democracy and was an example
to the other States which are now re
gretting that. they had not followed
our course. We are likely to have them
follow our lead if we lead wisely and
well, but we must not fritter our
forces by dividing on small issues. We
must not load down our platform with
such impractical schemes as are on the
Populistic platform. ItC we make the
light in the South and West on the
question of the government issuing all
the paper money and taking it away
from the corporations and making
gold, silver, and paper interchangeable
we will win. The tariff is a side issue
and so is governmental control of the
railroads. We must leave all these
questions out of it and consecrate all
our strength on the light for the peo
ple's money. Speeches were made by
several candidatws for State offices.
Germin Fi'usliers Refused Permission to
Viit Austisa.
SCOLUNunrA, S. C.. June 29.-At a spe.
clia meeting held on June 18 the Ger
man Fusiliers of Charleston decided to
t accept the invitation of the German
t Guardsof Augdsta to participate with
11 them In their celsbration of "German
e Day," or "Dantsche Tag," (June 27)
a that city.
- The comipany, having decided to go tc
Augusta, Capt. Schacte wrote to Co.
0 lumbia for permission for his commaU
- to leave the State.
0 The following self explanatory corre.
t spondence then ensued between him.
self and Assistant Adjutant General
-tts Charleston. June 18, 1994.
G.en. H. L. Parley, Adjutant and in
spector General State of South Caroli
na-General: I have the honor to re
quest you to grant me permission to
visit Augusta, Ga., with my company,
the German Fusiliers, on the 27th day
of June, 1894,
Very respectfully,
Captain German Fusiliers.
lh'apectfuilly forwarded approved.
Brigadier General.
Columbia, June 25, 1891.
Captain llenry Schacte, Charleston, S.
C.: Dear Sir:-Your letter to General
F arley asking permission to leave the
Istate armedi and equipped has been re
ceivedl andi was referred to the Com-.
m rander-in-chief', and 1 am instructed
by him to say to you that as your com
mand is under charges he cannot grant
your requnest.
Very respect fuly,
Assistant Adjutant and inspector
Uipon the receipt of the letter of the
A djutant and inspector General refus
luIg the desired permission the toe.e
graphic coirespondence below passed
,between Capt. Itenkl, of the Augusta
. Germantu Gutar-ds, and Captain Schachte:
Charleston, .June 25, 1894.
Capt. A. ,1. Itenkl, Augusta, Ga.:
IIlaving bieeni unable to procure
tihe permission of the Commander-in
chief to leave the State we regret that
we cennot be~ with you.
Captain German F usiliers.
Cd.A ugust a, (Ia., J1une 25, 1891
Cat.einry Schachte, Charleston, S.
C. hpuniforms and come anyhow;
hae lenty of gnnai. Answer.
Ch arleston, J1 une 26, 1894.
Ct.A. . Itenk I, A ugitata, Ga.:
glanks d for your telegram. Would
gaydoso, but~ under the circumn
stances impossile.
Ai flrsending the above telegram
Captain Schachrte wrote to Captain
llenki the following letter with which
thei corr-espondlence c1osed:
~ ~ A.Charleston, ,June 26, 1894.
Ssay that we regret sincerely our inabill
ity to parllcip~ate with you In your an
ni versary celebration.
As e'xplalied to you by telegraph
our application for permnissiona to leave
r the Stiat~e wasu rflusod by the Commnd
r .or inchielf.
I We sendl our greeting to the German
Guards of Augusta, and wish them
continued prosperity In the years to
- ome.
Ver-y t ruly and sincerely your s,
- ilanat. red ike Rats.
LONDON, June 2.-The further ex
ploration of the Point-Y-Petdd mine
-which an explosion occurred yesterday,
has shown that the disaster was far
beyond anything imagined last night.
- The number of (lead Is 251. The orig
I inal report that only 200 men were in
'the mine at the time was due to a mis
- understanding on the part ot the man.
ager, who thought that a shaft of min.
- e had jult come up. Many of th(
-(dead bodies were mangled beyond re
o ognition. Crowds of women, whc
- hive not slept since the explosion, still
surround the pit, awaiting news fromi
Shusbands and brothers. Exploration
of the mine is slow anid dlilcul t, owing
to the blocking of the galleries- with
A Tug Ovnr-crowded with Mesnilpra Gf a
FlaIng jinl, Fonndera oil Atlantle
1Sol hluide--The Steamer Algonaquin and
Twoa Tug. tn the ftescue.
NEw YojRc, Jone 24.-The tuz Jaa.
D. Nichols, owned by Wi. Reeves, of
87th street, this city, foundered off the
Atlantic Highlands shortly before 1
o'clock this afternoon. The Nichols had
on board a party of excursionista num
bering sixty-eight persons and also car
ried a crew ef live men.
As near as can be learned at this
writing forty eight.persons were rescued
by the steamer Alzonquia, of the Clyde
fAne, and the tugs Governor Wallace B.
Flint and It. J, Morgan. This leaves
t - enty- fve persons unaccounted for and
these have probably been drowned. 'he
names of' the victims have not all been
learnied yet, and It will probably be sev
eral divs before a complete list of the
dead can be gathered.
The tus Nichols was chartered by an
association known as the Herring Fish
ing Club, whose headquarters are at No
55 1st avenue, this cty. The tug, with
the parly on board, left the loot of 5th
street, EAst River, at 7.30 o'clock this
morning. Sbe stopped at Pier 3 on her
way to the fishing banks off Seabright,
N. J., whore several more persons were
taken on board, making sixty-eight in
all. The ishng was indiflereut and the
weather threatening, and the tug started
homeward. Stories differ na to what
happened on board the tug. According
to one chapter of the nearrative the ilsh
ermen, to avoid getting wet, moved
around oni the dry side of the vessel,
that is, the side where the waves did not
strike with much force. It is claimed
by some that this action on the part of
the passengers resulted in the foundering
of the tug. With the Increased weight
on one side she toppled over and the
water ran into her to such an extent
that it was thereafter impossible to navi
gate her. She struggled for a short dis
tance and then, a the water continued
to roll into her, she sank turther and
further into the swells and went down.
By others it is claimed that the shifting
of the pasengers had nothing to do
with the accident. These allege that
the tug was an old and rotten affair; that
she was torribly over crowded and coni
acquently top-heavy, and that when she
got into the heavy sea she simply went
She blew her whistle and attracted at
tention on board of the steamer Algon
quiu, which was a mile away. The Al
gonquin lowered a life boat, but the tug
sank before either the life boat or the
tugs named came up. As she shank
out of sight the top of the wheel house,
together with a rait and a life boat, re
mained floating on the water. To every
particl s of wreckage clung one or more of
the drowning throng, The life raft was
the most sought for and those who were
ao fortunate as to make it were saved.
The tug's life boat was found afloat,
but full of water. In it 'was the body of
a drowned man tangled up in fishing
lines. The water was so rough that
the Algonquin made no attempt to
pick up her life boat, but gave it a line
and towed it astern until quarantine was
Why He KiIlied Im.
LYONS, June 26.-Santo, the assassin
of President Carnot, was again
brought up thin morning for examina
tion before Examining Magistrate
Benoist,.When the examinating magis
trate asked Santo whether he had a
personal grievance against President
Carnot-, he replied:
"No, but he was a tyrant, and I kill
ed him for that reason."
"Ilow did you stab him ?' asked the
"I pushed aside the horses and curl
asoler and advanced to the carriage. I
had a dagger concealed in my sleeve.
f only had to raise my hand. I aimed
at the stomach and brought my arm
down sharply, shouting "Lo'ng live an
archy." 'The crowd rushed novon me
and laid me prostrate, I was beat mer
"Is the president dead ?" asked Santo.
As the magistrate made no reply, the
prisoner took it for granted that his
victim was dead. lie smiled and rais
ing his hand, imitatedi the not of stab
bing the President with undisguised
glee. Tihe examination lasted four
A 1.,idy Etued,
Fr4OR ENCE, S. C..,lJune 27.-A horri
ble accidient occurred here at 11 o'clock
today, in which Mrs. F~annie Nachman
lost her life and Mrs. IHelena Welsh re
ceived a horrible scalp wound. Mrs.
W~eilh, a widow lady and a cripple, was
out shoppinag today driving a horse and
buggy. While on D~arlington street the
horse took fright and ran down Irby
street. While crossing the Wiming.
ton, Columbia and Augusta tracks Mrs.
Welsh was thrown out, falling on her
head and receiving a gash from the
forehead to the back of her head about
six inches in length. Mrs. Welsh may
recover from her injuries. The horse
continuedi his mad run till it reached
the electric light pole in front of the
court house. Here the buggy was
smashed into smithereens and Mrs.
Nachman was thrown about thirty
feet, falling on her head. She was
knocked senseless, the concussion being
so great that she died in about five
minutes. No one knows the cause of
the horse running. It is indeed a sad
affair and has been the topic of convor
satio)n all day.
Outiawa as Yemassse,
Y EM A~sEE, 5. (3., June 26.- Yes ter
day afternoon three negroes were
caught breaking into the freight cars
of the Charleston and Savannah Itail
way near Central Junction, and were
followed by Bramn White, who 1s om.I
ployed by the road. ie followed them
to Yemassee, but before they reached
there they had committed another of
tense. They had robbed another negro
right in the sight of the Yemsasee de
pot, and took all the money he had,
also shooting him and badly bruising
him. A posse was at once organized
and they captured the offenders at
(Coosawhatchee, having to shoot two of
them and injuring them slighhtly. They
were taken to Hampton County jail
today. Operator Commins took a very
active part in their capture.

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