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VOL.O XXII.IC S . C., fTURSDAY) JULY '19, 84 O 4
The crowd w1ih T111nan-Ava Ovation to
SeOCretary 'indai-Butler Favore the
Forination o Sliver LeatuOs--What the
Other oarididates Sed.
MANNTNO, 1. C., July 10.-Notwith.
standing the rain today the conrt house
was crowded to hear the candidates for
State and Senatorial honors. The
speeches of all the candidates were re
garded equal to, if not better, than at
any previous meeting. The crowd
was overwhelmingly for Governor Till
man for Senator to succeed .utler.
General Richbourg made his first cam.
palgn speech today.
The meeting was presided over by
-Ion. S. A. Nettles, County Chairman.
After payer by Rev. H. M. Mood the
speakers were introduced in the follow
ing order: lon. J. Walter Whitman,
General R. N. Richbourg, Hon. W. 11.
YeldelJ, Governor B. R. 'fillman, Sena
tor M. C. Butler, Hon. John Gary Ev
ans, Comptroller General W. H. Ellerbe
and Secretary of State Tindal.
The first speaker was G. Walt. Whit.
man who denounced the charge in Co.
lumbia Journal that he was run out of
Clarendon County in 1870 as a damna
ble lie.
Gen R. N. Richbourg was the next
speaker. le said he was no politician
and appeared on the stump as a candi
date because he had been brought for -
ward by Reform papers and prominent
Reformers, He referred to Candidate
John Gary Watts by saying that he had
never known as a military man such an
ofilce as "Assistant Adjutant General,"
but he supposed that military men
could create what they chose. le
loved the ' military, and if elected
thought he could make this arm of the
service the proudest boast of the
Representative W; -. Yeldell of
Edgefleld spoke in behalf of his candi
dacy for Railroad Commissioner and
said he was unfairly beaten by the
Legislature at the last session.
Governor Tillman was uproarously
aDplauded as he began t speak. He
said he was telling no lie when he said
he was glad to see the people. Yeldell
had said it was chilly, but if he had
struck Manning the day he first came
here, "Good God, what would he have
said about the weather?" le wanted
to go to the Senate because he could do
more for the people than any other man.
He would go there with a fork and let
out some stench. The Democratic
party was as r'tten as the Republican.
We have seen the President, said he,
sell out; go back on the Democratic
plattorm; strike down silver; veto the
seigniorage bill and now they are tink
ering with the tariff bill in Washing
ton to see how little reform they can
give you. If Cleveland is to set the
pace of the Democracy In these United
Stgtes I am not a Democrat. (Ap
plase.) Free sliver meant simply the
restoration of the double standard and
ten cents cotton instead of seven cents.
These scoundrels know it and they try
to befuddle the people and send fel
lows to Congress like Col. Elliott to
vote for Clevelands policy. The Re
publicans and Democrats in New York
and the New England States are iden
tical as to their tariff views and we
have got to align our forces with those
01 the West and take charge of the
Democratic party. If we don't, then
we deserve ta continue as slaves. We
are the slaves of money and with all
our boastp about freedom we are the
greatest slaves on the earth. They buy
and sell our Congressmen like eheep,
They control elections and they are
trying to control this election now and
buy your votes for th6 Senate. I won't
say General Butler will be Cleveland's
"cuckoo," but I say lie has more pat
ronage than anybody and that Cleve
land prefers him to me.
General Butler was well greeted by
the crowd. Hie warned the people to
look out for rings, slates and cliques
that are looming up. Hie considered
the Alliance the best organization the
farmers had ever had, si d If it hadl ad
hered to the principles which originat
edit. it would have accomplished un
told beneflis. it h~ad made a great
mistake by laying down an arbitrary,
procrustean rule with which to work
out the financial problem. It was leg
islation uinder the McKinley bill and
subsequent Republican legislation that
had brought about the hard times. Hie
thought the tariff bill would be put in
to operation within three weeks and
better times would come when it got
-well uinder way. In proportion as sil
ver has been dlegraded the price of
farm commodiitieos has gone down and
where silver has been recognized fully
and completely prices have gone up.
Hie advised that silver leagues be or
ganiziail, not only in the South and
West, but in the Northern and Middle
States. If we can't get our own party
to come up abreast of the times and
give us the relief we are entitled to, he
' was willing to take relief where~ver we
could get it. When any man talks
about not voting for me I want him to
put his hand on some act wherein I
have been untrue to my duty. lHe
must fInd some other excuse for turn
ing me down. I challenge any man to
point out where I have neglected any
public duty imposed on me by the peo
ple of this State, either in war or peace.
L have not taken up the burden from
personal ends; I have done it some
Limes carrying my life in my hands,
and I have simply tried to do my duty'
in the Senate. The office belongs to
the sovereign people and if I am not
elected I shall Lhank my God for being
able to turn that office over to you
without one blot or tarnish upon its es
God grant that all the good that has
been done by the Reform movement
may be perpetuated. God grant that
every patriotic citizen of every faction
may take up whatever good has been
done for the Commonwealth of South
Carolina and carry it forward to com.
pletion- If Governor Tillman is nec
essary-lor the perpetuation of the Re
form movement the best thing you can
do for him and for you is to keep him
hero where he can watch and guard it
and send meo back. (Laughter and ap
plause.) Keep him at heme where he
can watch the antis and prod them
with his pitchforkc.
General Butler had a great deal to
say on the line of tariff and silver legis
lation and he was listened to closely
and applauded frequently. Hie held
that his servien in the Reate had .a.e
him better qualliled than ever to ropre.
sent South Carolina in Congress.
Senator John Gary Evans followed.
lie spoke of the achievements of .1e.
form and said some member of tho
Legislature, who had been a Confeder
ate soldier, going to Baltimore when
the bonds were about to be refunded
and saying that Tillman ought not to
be assisted In this. This same person,
he said, had introduced bills in tne Leg
islature to keep the btate debt running
at 6 per cent. If elected he would pur
suethesame policy as Tillman had.
The reason the anti newspapers whined
and wrote editorials against him being
Governor was because he had whipped
all their trained parliamentarians I ni
the Legislature. le had the facts to
prove that the Darlington Dispensary
troumble was a riot gotten up by the
whiskey trust to show that Tillman
could not rule in South Carolina, and
at the proper time he would produce
General Ellerbe was the next speak
er. He declared the Farmers move
ment ought not to be turned into a
lawyers movement. As Comptroller 1
General he paid out annually $54,000 to 1
lawyers who were officers of the State
while he only paid out $22,000 to all
other classes. Lawyers were not com
petent to represent the interest of farm
era as farmers were themselves.
Secretary of State Tindal was the last
speaker. He was handsomely greeted
by his home people. Ills speech was
full of substantial advice to the farm
era, advising them to educate their
children above all things. le said
that no rings should be allowed in the
State and hoped that the Dispensary
question would be separated from
politics. As long as the moral forces
of the State were devided strife would
be stirred up. We do need peace, and
so far as we can have it without sacri
ficing principle we must have it.
This was James E. Tindal's day.
Nearly every man in the audience was
for Clarendon's son for Governor. Nor
no man in South Carolina is more be
loved in his home county than Mr.
Tindal. He has been honored for years
by them and now his thousands of
friends and admirers want to see him
given the highest honor In the State.
If they can bestow this honor on him
they will work like beavers to do so.
Mr. Tindal was given an ovation to
New Way to Prevent a Witness Fromn
COLUMBIA,S. C., July 13.- The State
yesterday obtained the details of an
exceedingly ugly affair which occured
in the upper portion of the State, just
across the line dividing the counties of
Abbeville and Edgelleld, in the first
named county, on Friday night last.
The affair was the outrageous beating
and shooting of a negro laborer by a
mixed mob of white and colored men
without any apparent cause other than
that the victim had been summoned to
give testimoney In a case against some
negroes, pending in court. Ile will
probably die from the effects of the
treatment he received. The facts of
the case were obtained yesterday from
Cap. E. 11. Youngblood, a prominent
and reliable gentleman of Edgefleld
county, the Jnited States Commission
er in that section, on whose place the
victim lived.
It appears that the negro, James A.
Nelson, is a quiet. well-behaved labor
er upon Capt. Youugblood's place. On
Friday night last, some time after
midnight, several negroes and white
men came to the negroe's house and
knocking on the door, woke him up.
They told him that their wagon had
broken down and asked him to come
out and assist them in reprning It. IHe
got a torch and went out with them.
When they got to the road the torch
was knocked from lis hand and about
fifty white men and negroes surround
ed him. The'y tied him securely and
started him across the line into Abbe
yille county. They gave no reason for
the seizure. As the negro was passing
Capt. Youngblood's house lie cried out
once, but the mob placed pistols at his
head made him keep quiet. They then
dragged him along a distance of
about three miles until the Cedar
Creek section, just over the Abbeville
county line, was reached. There they
proceeded to whip him in a most bru
tal manner, and ilnally wound up by
shooting. him with shotguns in the
right leg and right aide, leaving him
there, evidently expecting him to die.
The negro managed to secure aid,
however, and got home. Capt. Young
blood says that the man's body is a
mass of cuts, stripes and blisters,
where lie was beaten, and that there
are numberless bullet holes in his leg
and side, lie is in a precarious condi
It seems that in this section of Edge.
field count~y there are a number of
white men andA negroes of low class
who have been violating the revenue
laws. Several (days before the event
referred to a deputy marshal summon
ed the negro as a witness in a case
against another negro. The men who
had been dealing in illicit li'luor sub
sequently declared that they would
kill any negro who informedi on t hem,
and it is supposed that they took the
summoning of this negro as a witness
to mean that he had informed upon
them, and they consequently wanted
to rid the community of him. Their
idea seemed to be to carry him over
into Abbeville county and let it be
thought that highway robbers in that
county had dealt foully with him. The
negro, however, recognized six men ini
the party-flye white and one colored,
the latter being the man who was un
der indictment and against whom Nel
sen was to have testified. Such are the
facts of the ease .--State.
Would Pl~~-~~
CMOrAQO, July 8.--Mrs. Isaac B.
Hammond, a Southern woman, an
nounced that she would display from a
window of her house a Confederate flag
on July 4. An angry crowd, learning
of her intentions, gathered in front of
the place, determined to tear dlown the
flag if It appeared. Police Lieutenant
Stift called upon fea. Hf inmmond an
advised her not to hang out the iI ig
Mrs. Hammond had ordered a Confeder.
ate flag but it hadn't been seat home by
the maker. This was told tile crowd, andl
it dispersed. She then hung out a
British flag, which a small boy took for
a Confederate banner and promply toer
down and destroyed. The crowd re
turned later and decorated the premises
with the national conr.
A alF1 Osowd Present- Govornor Tigl
mail Hvn He 'w Il.oeI ok In th 0I14
ponuary Mt tter.
.ONNEAUS, Judy ll.-Thecampaign
ra faced the braves of iBerkeley today E
mnd repeated once more their oft-told V
ales before one of those "small but en,
husiastic" audiences, as apologetic and T
haritable newspaper men sometimes 1D
ay of theatrical performances where
be gate eceipts scarcely pay board D
)ills. Speeches were made by Stokes,
Lindal, Whitman,Ellerbep, Evars,But- a
er and Tillman. 7
Gen. Ellerbe got vigorous and laid rf
he ring business on John (ary with a
rowel. le first touched up the Spar- S1
anburg end of the State by showing N
ip Gantt's Inconsistency in packing A
hat county for the Aiken man. Ile l
nade a cold-blooded charge of double C
lealing against the sage of the Pied- S
nont Headlight in this wise: A
"Gantt wrote me that his county was
'or me, and that It was impossible for
iim to carry it for any lawyer. Yet L
ith these misrepresentations and lies A
,hey have taken that county from me
md it's no less than robbery. That is L
sertainly evidence of a rin; and I be
leve that the rank and file of the peo- 8
ple will smash it as we smashed the old 1U
,ing. One of my friends told me here b
oday that they had already packed
;his county for John Gary Evans. c(
The '-Buckley" braves didn't relish n
his plain talk worth a copper, and ii
;hey began to flare up at the intrepid s
Uarion swamp fox.
"Who told you that?" asked one of
he hosts. S
"Give us his name," shouted several
But the General kept that to himstlf
saying that he did not believe the Ber- P
kleyites could be packed. ti
4i'm cripple," cried the irrepressible a
am Murray, "and I can't be packed." I
And as he wtnt on peppering Evans the l
bumptious boys in front yelled, "Look V
Dut John!" "You look like a Governor 0
already." t
Ellerbe rapped on, declaring that if
Evans were elected he would put all 9
his family in oice. Ile did not think f
all the Reform plums belonged to the 9
Garys and Evanses. C
Te Aiken game cock had his gaffs e
on today and he sank them deep into t
Gen. Ellebee. Ile spoke with probable t
signilicance of some men who held sal
aries sitting in bomb proofs in Colim-9
bla during the Darlington troubles,
while he was standing at the Gver
nor's back.
This was greeted with tremendous
applause from the Dennis family.
'Are you an Alliance man ?" shouted
Evans at Gen. E'llerbe. t
The General tried to explain that lie 1
ad been a member, but had to quit. C
Evans waltzed into him, declaring that t
;here was something rotten in a man t
who joined the Alliance and then quit I
.t. lie said that Eailerbo, if elected, E
would give all his brothers ollice. IIe a
%pologized for "spanking little Willie a
ind putting the darling infant to 0
leep," adding that Ellerbee made it V
necessary by whining.
1Evans proceeded to make a very se- U
nious charge against the Supreme I
Dourt for their decision against the d
Jispensary law. A gray-haired man on a
Lbe stand asked if the judges didn't get t
. little whiskey. 8
"I expect they did get a little through I'
the back door," shouted Evans. "Judg
ing from their decision I wouldl say that I
t.hey were all dIrunk, except Pope."
Glen. Butler's speech contained a
statement about the expenditures of E
the dispensary. ie said:
I have presented extracts from Mr.
r'raxler's report for the quarter endingr
January 31, 1891, on a former occasion,
but the facts have never been grouped
as I have them noW. If' they can be E
iatisfactorily explained, I would 1)e 0
very glad to have it done, as I do not r
wish to make an unjust accusation C
sgainist any man.
Although Mr. Traxler may be pri- I
marily responsible, and I have no rea-t
son to doubt his honesty or Integrity, 3
1Bovernor Tillman's name is signed to
the report and of course ha must stand
by it. The following is the statement
f assets and liabilities for the quarter
nding January 31, 1891: 0
E~xtract from the Report of the State i
Dispensary, from November 1, 1893, t
~o .January 3l1, 1894. t
N ov. 1.-Stock on hand .. 39,831.431
Mtachinery, oilce furniture. . 2,589.97 (
Amt. (1u1 by dispensaries.. .. 82,953.50r
Itev. tax ad'vcd distillers.... 10,386 24 ,(
DIash in State treasury....... 7,514.55
Leb. 1, 1894-Stock on hand .. 15,926.00 i
Amnt. (ue by dispen'rs others. 101,481.87 e
Approiation.............. 0,000 i
Bills payable Nov. 1........61,027.53 t
Bills payable lFeb. .. .. .. ..69,982 58
Amount to balance.... .....99,337.16e
Lotal sales to date..........114,89714
[otal cash receipts. .......06,147.11
Bottles brought back andc
breakage...... ......... .7,28.106
Amt. due by dispen'rs,others. 101,481.87
I~Iii'CORR EFOTED.)$20,1.2
LAbilti........ .. ...... 20,34.127
Shortage............... 19,713.11 5
It will be seen that the column of a
assets when a(dded up does not amount v
to $280,347.27, biul only to $260,034 10 1F
and therefore the accounts (10 not bal- a
ance, the assets being short by $19,- t
713 11. a
Now Governor illman says this is a e
mistake of the p~rinte~r and that the ii
B19,713.11 is accounted1 for on the oppo ']
Rite page as "Cash in the Treasury." n
I must leave the public printer and p
Uovernor Tillman to settle the ques- a
Lion of mistake,but granting that to be 5
true .1 don't see how that helps h)im, i
because the column of assents is still t
short and does not balance with the p
Now 1. make no pretensions to a a
knowledge of bookkeeping, but I have
submitted this report to an expert ac- I
aountant, and here is what he makes I1
31t of it: in two sea..m stment--, t
)th of which show a shortage of 87,.
4.55. Perhaps this may be ex'plained.
Statement of cash account from July
1893, to January 31, 1894:
ec'd from State appra'tionaS 50,000.00
ee'd from July 1, 1893 to
Oct. 31, 1894.............. 100)332.13
ec'd from Nov. 1, 1893 to
Jan. 31, 1894.......... 205,814.98
)p. acct. to Oct. 31, 1893.. . 72,566.36
de. acot. to Oct. 31, 1893... 70,251.22
xpense acct. to Jan. 31.1894, 58,108.33
ds. acct. to Jan. 31, 1894.... 127,998.54
$328,919 45
o be accounted for........ 27,227.66
educt cash in treasury Feb.1 19,713.11
iscrepancy ................$ 7.514.55
Take items on page 5 reported As
isets and substitute the figures 819,
13.11 for $7,514.55, and the following
sult is obtained:
.ock on hand...............8 39,831.43
lachinery and furniture.... 2,589.97
.mt. due by dispensers...... 82,95350
ev. tax advanced .......... 10,336.24
ah in treasury....... ....19,713.11
.ock on hand......... 15,92660
imt. due by dispt n'ra,others. 101,481.87
$272,832 72
labilities on page 5........$280,347.27
asets as above............. 272,832.72
lacrepancy ..............S 7.514 55
If there had been reported in the
bate treasury as on hand February 1,
194,$27,222.66 the account would have
Governor Tillman admits that he ex
ieded the appropriation of $50,000.00
iade by the Legislature. The follow.
ig statement taken from the report
lows the amount of that excess:
[erchandise purchased from
May 22, 1893, to July 7, '94.8 93,321.43
tate appropriation........ 50,000.0C
Excess..-..- ...............8 48,321.43
In the above purchases the amount
aid during the ibovG period for bot
es, flasks, kegs, corks, sealing wax
nd racking cases is not Included.
'ifteen thousand dollars would be a
>w estimate for these items, whict
rould make the expenditures over $63
)0 in excess of the State apnropria
Now I would like to know where hi
eta the authority to disregard oui
undamental doctrines of our form o
overnment, that no executive oflice
an spend one dollar of public money
xcept that which has been allowed b
he legislature, the representatives o
he people. Sec. 18, of the dispensar.
xet makee the appropriation $50,000, I
o much be necessary, and not a dolla
nore and by all rules of the adminis
ration Governor Tillman was restrici
A to that amount,and he could not ex
eed it without a usurpation of aui
Section 2 does not avail him, becaus
he expenditure of $48,000 or 803,00(
7as made before he had sold a gallor
f liquor. How can he justify his ac
lon, which is palpably in violation ol
ie constitution and laws of the State
f he can exceed the appropriation by
48,000 he may by a million of dollars
) you can readily see where such loose
dministration will lead. There is one
ther phase of its administratio
rhich I cannot quite understand. A
riend has handed me a commission
Iven by Governor Tillman to R. V,
antt, of Lexington county. It is
ated the 8th of January, 1894, and
ppoints him a special constable under
ie dispensary act. How many of these
pecial constables have been thus com
kissioned we do not know. Governor
'Iliman alone can inform us, if he will
a trannmittng his commission to Mr.
antt, Mr. D). A. Tompkins, private
3cretary to the Governor, writes thE
>llowing letter:
State of South Carolina
Executive Chamber.
Columbia, S. C., Jan. 8, 1894.
.V. Gantt, Esq, Irmo, S. C.:
Deoar Sir-Governor Tillman directE
te to send you the enclose cornmisslor
f a State constable and t~o say you will
sceive as pay $25 for each con victior
i a wvhite man and $10 for each con
Iction of a negro you secure, and $i
or each seizure, lie has no room or
he regular for you, but may call or
ou some ime.
Very respect fully.
Private Secretary.
It will be observed that Mr. GIantt i:
fftered $25 for the conviction of
rhite man and only $10 for the convic
on of a negro. Why this discrimina
lon against a white man, I confess
annot comnprehend . Perhaps that alai
ay be explained. All these facts re
ito to the administration of the die
ensary law and do not touch the mer
ts of the law itself. They are legiti
tate subjects of inqiuiry. Governo:
illman has made a fair proposition t<
ay the expenses of experts to exam
rio the dispensary accounts out of his
ontingent fund. I do not object t<
hat, but it seems to me that it is im
osing an extra and unnecessary ex
ernie upon the taxp~ayers of the StatE
a these matters ought to be explained
y those charged with the administra
ion of the law. This, I believe, is thE
sual custom where public funds are
ntrusted to public otticers.
Tfhe last speaker was Governor Till
ian, and his introduction was greeted
y long and ringing cheers. The Giov.
or said1 that one of the plesantest of the
ampaign meetingi in 1892 had been at
31is place, and while the crowd wai
nal it was because of the sparse
rhite population and the long distances
eople had come to get hero. hlut
loso you left at home are just as tru(
~eformners andl just as determined tc
ote for me as ever. (Applause ) lh
iluded to an incident of the last can.
ass when Colonel Y oumans had claim.
jg he was a better farmer thani lie wai
uid could split more rails, and pointing
) one of the old farmers present, hE
aid: "You told him the people intend
:I to make a fence around the Gover
or's ()fllce of brand new rails and keel
'ilman in there till he got as fat as a
imfed-j awed pig. (Laughter and ap
lause.) You see, said the Governor, I
m growing fatter and have gainedi
>me flesh, but if you want those muf.
es to come you will have to send me
: Washington in Senator Butler's
Voices: "We'll (10 it."'. (Laughter and
Ruter ayshe has plowed more than
have and is as good a farmer, and aa
0 has had his place eighteen years, I
Llak you had better lnt him go to bli
farm and plow awhile and let me go to
Washington in his stead.
Replying to Gen. Butler's dispensary
questions the Uoveinor contented him.
self with offering to have an examina
tion made irto the whole business and
if anything wrong waa found to sue
Traxler on his bond. As to exceeding
the appropriation, he said he simply
bought on credit. He had told the
whiskey makers he would see that they
ot either the money or the whiskey
ack. As to offering $25 reward for a
% hite blind tiger man, and only $110 for
a negro he said: "The white man
deserved just that much more
punishment, and I just discrim
inated, for I can make the
rewards what I please." If the Supreine
Court had let him alone he would have
had Charleston dry, because he had seen
Mayor Ficken and informed him that
if he did not enforce the law he would
call the Legislature together in three
weeks and put thecity under metropoll
tan police and Ficken had gone home
and gotten things straight. The meet
ing then broke up.
The State liot d of Equaniz at mis R -ip it
Seven Per Oent.
COLUMBIA, S. C., July 14.-The State
Board of Equalization completed its
work of adjusting the tax assessment
on all real property in the State. The
result ls an average raise in the values,
as reported by the County Auditors, of
7 per cent. for the whole State, which
is equivalent to an increaso of the value
of all real taxable property of about
$6,000,000. This makes the total value
now about $101,000,000.
The Board met at 10 o'clock and re
sumed the consideration of the district
committee reports. At 1:30 p. m. the
Board adjourned and reasembled at 3:30
p. m. and continued its labors until a
completion of them was reached at 5:30
p. m., when it adjourned sine die.
The following are the charges made
as to the County Auditors' reports:
Abbeville-2 per cent. added.
Aiken-5 per cent. added.
Anderson-2 per cent. added.
Barnwell-5 per cent. added.
Beaufort-5 per cent. off.
Berkeley-5 per cent. off.
Charleston-5 per cent. added.
Chester-2 per cent. added.
Chesterfield-5 per cent added.
Clarendon-12 per cent, added.
Colleton-5 per cent. added.
Darlington-5 per ceut. added.
Edgelleld-10 per cent. added.
Fairileld-10 per cent. added.
Florence-S per cent. added.
Georgeto wn-5 per cent. added.
Greenville-2 per cent. added.
Hampton-5 per cent. added.
Horry-10 per cent. added.
Kershaw--13 per cent. added.
r Lancaster-5 per cent. added.
Laurens-6 per cent. added.
Lexington-15 per cent. added.
Marion-15 per cent. added.
Marlboro-5 per cent. added.
Newberry-2 per cent. added.
Oconee-12 per cent. added.
Orangeburg-10 per cont. added.
Pickens-12 per cent. added.
Richland-5 per cent. added.
Spartanburg-2 per cent. added.
Sumter-17 per cent. added.
Union-2 per cent. added.
Williamsburg -5 per cent. added.
York-2 per cent. added.
On motion of Colonel Stokes of Colle
ton a committee was appointed to p re
sent the following memorial to the Leg
Whereas the Legislature in its wis
dom and liberality at its last session
suspended the collection of taxes in the
storms swept region of our State for the
fiscal year 1893, and extended the time
for the payment of the same to the fall
of 1894; whereas the distrution of the
property was greater and the scope of
territory far exceeded in extent, Injury
to property and damage to crops, so
that our peoplo were red uced in a great
many instances to want and absolute
destitution, depending upon the aid of
others for means of support the past
year; whereas the action of the Legis
lature was only partial in the sense of
relief; therefore, be it
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
Board that the said taxes of 1893 should
be remitted altogether, anid that a comi
mittee of our bodiy be appointed to me.
morialize the Legislature upon thme
subject of relief indicated and any ki
dred matter,
The following gentlemen compose
the committee: Theron Earle, GAreen
vylle; WV. D. Scarboro, Sumter; F. P.
Hlardee, Beaufort; .J. I. Pettigrew,
Florence; D~r. Ii. B'mer, Charleston.
The following resolution oiferedI by
Colonel Stokes was adopted:
Whereas, there I3 some misuinder
standing ini relation to the scope of dui.
ties of this body in respect to personal
property, and the right of appeal as to
where it vests the appellate court as to
the special subject of taxation, includ
ing banking property of a personal na
ture, and character; therefore be it
Resolved, That in the opinion of our
Board that all appeals by the taxpayei
can only be from the Board of Assess.
ors to the County Board of Equaliza,
tioD, which Board has cognizance of
the subject matter and its decision i~s
final, Tihat there is an underlying
principle of law that tihe right o1 the
State to appeal does not exist .
'The gentlemen who composed the
Board have performed a work of great
importance. The work was hard and
the strain severe. They deservo the
thanks and commendation of the peo
pie for the thorough and satisfactory
manner with which it was done. They
were all glad when their laeors wore
completed and nearly all of' them left
for honmo on the first train.- i1egister.
A Fioridi it< reor.
JTAocsoNvrr LLE FIA, .Juiy 1-i.--Tivo
months ago near ,Jonsen, in 'his State,
Miss Kaiser, a iretf y g'irl, was mur
dered, Her head wast severed from her
body. The girl had been attacked while
in the woods neaat her hoome and amn at.
tempi, had boen mnade to assault her.
No clue was found at tho time to tihe
murderer, though severnil parties were
under suspicion. The ciee dIroppied out
of publie noitice until this aiternoon,
whenm Marcelius liardeec, a youngr man
belonging to a weamlthmy andl promiment
fa-nily o1 -Jensen, was arrested for t~he
crime. Det~ective R hodes, of 1 al timore,
worked up the case and lhe claims to
have plenty of evidet co againsti, H rdee.
Hie says that Hlardee met the girl and
made an improper prop~osal to her. This
she resented and then Hlardee attempted
to assault her, Tne girl fought him
and Hlardee used a knife, severing her
h'.al from the body
Thto MeieSig of the Referm EeCut'Ive
COLUMBIA, S. C., July ll.-The State
Reform Executive Committee met- yes
terday at noon in the Senate Chailjer,
Chairman Sligh presiding, with full
The entire business transacted by
the committee is comprised in the reso
lutions adopted almost unanimously
by the committee and given herewith.
The point upon which there was
most serious deliberation was that as
to whether the August convention
should be called off; this question, how
ever, was favored by only three mem
bers of the committee, Messrs. Kirk
land, Glenn and Earle, Mr. Kirkland
alone speaking in behalf of the general
primary. There was a most patient
hearing accorded this small minority
eentiment and the committee placed
itself in possession of all the argu
ments, pro and con, before taking ac
ThUlie only change from the original
)lan is that the convention is called to
take pl.ce two days later In order that
the canvases may be completed, there
by giving every candidate an opportu
nity to address voters in every county.
The following is the address and res
To the Reform Voters of South Caro
At a meeting of the State Reform
executive committee held this day the
undersigned members thereof were del
egated to prepare a statement of the
proceedings of the said committee that
the Reform voters throughout the
State may act uniformly in expressing
their choice of the candidates for the
different State oflices. which will be
subject to the action of the Democratic
primary to he held on the 28th day of
August, 1891.
The following are the resolutions:
First. That a convention for the sug
gestion of candidates for Governor and
Lieutenant Governor be held in Colum
bia. S. C., on the 16th day of August,
1891, at 12 o'clock in.
Second. That said convention be
composed of delegates elected by con
ventions to be held in each county on
Monday, the 13th day of August, 1894
each county to be entitled to double ai
many delegat-es as it has representa
tives in both houses of the Genera
Third. That the county convention
aforesaid be composed of delegate
elected by the various teform clubs i
the county, each club to send one dele
gate-at-large and one delegate to
every twenty-live members or majorit
fraction thereof. In those countie
whero there are no distinct Reforn
clubs the Iteform members of eacl
club shall be called by the executiv
lIteform committeeman to meet at th
usual place of meeting and elect delt
gates as aforesaid to the county con
vention: Provided that in the citie
of Charleston and Columbia the nun
ber of Reform clubs and polling prf
cmcts shall be left to the discretion o
the members of the State executiv
committee. For the purpose of saI
election the clubs aforesaid shall bi
called to meet on the IIth day of Au
gust, 1891. At such meeting no mem
ber shall participate except such at
voted for the Reform delegates in th
August primary of 1892 and all otheri
who will pledge themselves to abid
by and support the ticket suggested b)
the State Reform convention of 1894.
Fourth. That all Reform candidatef
for State olflIces, including railroad
comnissioners,shall publicly announce
their candidacy, ant shall file with the
chairman of the State teform commit
tee a pledge to abide by and to sup
port the nomineen ni' said convention.
T1hat said pledge shall be 11il:1 as afore.
said on or before the 25th day of July,
1894. No vote for any candidate shall
be counted in the State convention
who has not complied with the fore
goinig requirement.
Fifth. ''hat in holding the primary
elections in each Reform club provided
for to take place on the 11th day o1
August, 183I, each club is to provide
managers for holing said election.
Theu cornmuittee adopted the follow.
inp: resolution:
ltenolvcd, Tlhat this committee sug
gest, to the county iteform conventions
to b)e heldl on the 13th day of' August,
1891, when they elect dleeates to the
State convention, to also instruct said
delegates whether or not to vote for
the nominating of a full set of State
oflicers, including the oillece of railroad
This committee take pleasure in
commending to the consideration o1
t he people of the State the address is
suedl by the special committee on the
- t~h of A pril, 1894.
J1. M. G LENN,
J1. It. ICAnrc,
hi. A . DE~AL,
.1. C. OTrTw,
Lours AP'PELT1,
Special Committee.
The following la a list of the com.
mitteemen ini attendance upon the
A bbevllle, I. Ii. McCalla; Aiken, J.
TI. Gaston; Anderson, J. M. Glenn;
liarnwell, A. 1H. Patterson; lierkeley,
'J. 1H. Morrison; Charleston, W. Gibbes
Whaloy; Chester, T'. .J. Cunningham;
Chiesterfield, 10. N. R edfearn; Colleton,
L. i0. Parler; Clarendon, Louis Appelt;
D.arlihgton, 10. L. Gray; ESdgefleld, .J,
M. Gaines; Fairfleld, J1. W. Lyles; Fior
ence, .J. S. McCall; Greenville, J. T,'
Austin; Georgetown, J. IL. D~etyens;
llampitonl, W. II. Mauldin; Ilorry, J,
M. Stalvey ; Kershuaw, TI. J. Kirkland;
L'mucaste'r, 10. P. Lingle; Laurens, .J. A,
.Jones; Marlboro, J. 1P. Breeden; Mar
ion, .J. M. Rodgers; Newberry, J. A,
Sligh; Oconeo,Jl. iR. Earle; Orangeburg
.J. W. Stokes; Pi::kens, W. T. 1I owen
Itichiand, IU. A. Deal; Spartanburg, T
L. (Gentt; Sumter, H. Rt. Thomas
Union, .J. C. Oti s; Williamsburg, Wm
Cooper; York, J1. C. Wilborn.
The comnmittee adjourned last nigh1
at Ii o'clock.
Attempt at JRobbery.
SAVANNAH!, Ga., July 7,-Thl
mornmng three men appeared at the 01
flee of the Southern Express Compan
at 4 o'clock and pretendedl that the
wanted to sendl a package. The cler
told thiem they were too soon. Tb
strangers drew their piatols and firec
l'he clerk returned the ire, The me
ran up Whitaker street ,and escapec
Later in the (lay three dynamite fuse
were foundi in the suburbu ol the cit
left, by three men answering th
description of' the early mornini
Tie Evans Bleu Jublant, but the Ellerbe
Men lue-Soano Strong Talk iadulge d
IJ--The Ailliwe, and the Sena'a,141
COLUMBA. S. C, July 12.-The ac
tion of the Reform executive commit
tee at its recent meeting in refusing to
call off the State Convention to nomi
nate a candidate for Gqvernor is not
giving general satisfaction as the arti
cles published below will amply prove.
The following Is clipped from the Reg
ister of today:
A prominent out of town Reformer
talking on the political situation yes.
terday and referring inciden tally to the
action of the Reform committee in
making only a partial change in the
plan for a Reform primary, said that a
growing discontent was manifest
among the farmers at the prominence
a certain influence within the faction
was taking in the management of af
fairs. The farmer's Interests, he said
were being relegated to the rear by
this influence, and lawyers and wire
pullers have assumed the entire c3n
trol and conduct of things. A few men
who have gained power and place by
their association with the Reform
movement are now seeking to subvert
the interests of the people to the fur
therance of their own political aggran
dizement. The band that manipulates
the caucus and the club is becoming
bolder and bolder and throws it in the
face of the farmer that there is no man
in their own ranks capable of filling
the duties of high positsons and re
sponsibility. "Are we," he said, "to be
set back where we stood before 1890
by the very men who have been but
the recipients of our favor? The peo
ple of South Carolina in 1890 set the
seal of their condemnation on ring and
caucus government and those men
will reckon without their host when
they undertake to leave the farmer un
consulted in the choice of a leader and
to foist upon them any man that a
i clique of lawyers, editors, office holders
and wire pullers may choose to select."
9 The views of this gentlemen were
I somewhat pronounced and the emphat
i ic nature of his leaves no doubt that he
- meant what he said. He was not alone
r in these sentiments or expressions and
r others who were in the city yesterday,
3 and the day before, talked in the same
I strain.
I On the other hand, there were many
a who seemed to take the opposite view
B of the case and in their conversation
the wisdom of the committee in making
- no material change was heartily ap
a proved of. The choice of the majority
of the Reformers, they say, will give
entire satisfaction to all except a few
f disappointed office seeks and the ranks
3 of Reform will, be as solid as ever when
I the time comes to support the nominee.
5 It is useless to disguise the fact, how
. ever, that a considerable amount of un
easiness exists among many of the Re
formers as to the outcome and time
alone will prova whether the views of
the first party quoted are correct or
The State of this city, says in its is.
sue of this date:
The action of the State Reform com
mittee has caused quite a little stir in
political circles. Tne Evens men are
very jubilant and don't hesitate to ex
press their delight at the victory they
have gained. The Ellerbe men, on the
other hand, while they keep a stiff up
per lip seem to be pretty blue.
The Ellerbe men openly charge
that Governor Tillman had his
hand in the pie and assisted
in carrying the Evans scheme
through. The Alliancemen say too,
that if Governor Tillman wishes to
risk his own chances by taking Evans
on to his coat-tails and imposing a
lawyer upon them for Governor, he can
go ahead. Many think that the Alli
ance is a dead cock in the pit, but the
Alliance's time is coming, they say.
All kindis of harsh talk is hurled at
State ChairmainSllgh. Some of the El
lerbe men says that he is responsible
for the action of the committee. They
say that there is no doubt that the
comnmitgjee is composed of a majority
of Ellerbe men, who, under other
circumstances, would certainly have
called the convention off. They say
that Chairman Sligh got in his fine
work by calling the committee together
and not telling any of the members
before they came what they were to
do. They came here and had previ
ously been instructed to carry out the
Colleton idea by their counties. The
change was sprung upon them and
nearly all voted against the change on
tile ground that their counties had'
given them no instructions contrary to
those originally received.
The Ellerbee men say, however, that
hie has no fear of the consequences,
even now. They say that the counties
in which tile Evans machine has been
organized and may be regarded safe
for Evans are not more than seven or
eight and that Ellerbe will have an
equal showing with him in the organi
z.ation of all the other countie..
Pope and Tindal are generally re
garded as out of the race now.
But there is going to be a meeting
over at Aiken on the 26th of this month
which may change the political outlook
somewhat. Some of the Alliancemen
seem to be very much disgdisted with
Governor Tillman as an Allanceman.
The meeting referred to is to be the
annual meeting of the State Farmer's
Alliance. It is said that the meeting
is going to be the most eventful and
interesting one that this body has ever
held. The statement is made that the
Alliance intends to pass resolutions
urging all Alliancemen in the State,
and farmers who are not members of
the Alliance, to support men for the
Legislature in their respective counties
who stand fiat-footed for all the Alli
i ance :lemands and obligate themselves
-to vote for such a man for the United
v States Senate. If this be done, the
v Alliancemen cannot of course voto for
k either Tillman or Butler men for the
a Legislature and that third candidate
*who has been so much talked of 10
'the last week or two may make hisa
appearance. It remains to b~e seen
therefore whether Goyernor Tillman is
really bigger than the Alliance or not,
Teaove summary of the pelitical
e manoeuvres now going on is based en
E tirely upon talk heard in political cir
cles yesterday.

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