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Ten Thoiiisan(1 I'e( ple in Co ur"t
1o1114e Squintre to Hear llit4
Speech iii Froint of Van1ce's
'resident Roosevelt's brief tour in
the South included a visit to the Chick
atmauga battl( ield and Lookout Moun
taiin i Sunday, Sept 7th, and an at
tonpance u1)o11 the annual session of
the 1irotht rhood of Locomotive Engi
neers the next day in Chattanooga, af
ter which he beg1ln the journey back
to Washington. IIe wis received by
lar-e crowds at Ktoxville and other
poiuts, mtii( spelt the night at Ilot
Springs, N. C. Asheville extended a
warm grCeting to hin the next mo1n
ing. Fully 10,000 people occupied
the court housc square, where the
President addressed them from an im
provisel stand. The special train ar
rived here at 9.30 o'clock. The night
was passed at Il ot Springs and the run
fioml there to Asheville was unevent- t
ful. A short slop was made at Mar
slil, the h0otno of Senator Pritchard,
where a number of people had assemll
bled. The I'iesi(lent thanked then
for their reeting.
At Asheville he was met by a recep..
tion committee. Mayor Miller, Sena
tor l'ritchard and Congressman Moody
were among those who greeted the
President, the tie mbers of the con
mittee being introduced to the I'resi
lent in his car by Senator l'ritchard.
Carriages were mo Waiting and, under I
the escort of the Z 1b Vance company,
Confederate Veterans, carrying battle
Ilags, and t.wo companies of State nili
tia and the First lIegitient, band, the tt
pr"ty started for coirt house squlre.
At I;attery I'ark th'e school children
were assembled on the lawn and sang
"America" as the party passed.| Presi- L
(ent Roosevelt stood in his carriage ti
bareheaded. The city was elaborately 1)
decorated and hundreds of people had tl
cone in from the country to greet the N
President. When the President Was ti
introduced by Chairman McNamee he 1%
was etitlluiastically grected. The it
President said :
Mr. Cha0nlirian, Mr. tudger, and b
YOU, lily fellow .\ nericais: It is in- w
(iced a pletsure to have the chance of IV
saying a word of greeting to you this 1i
morning, to speak here ini the midst W
of your beautiful country of Western i
North Carolina, in this beautiful city
in front of the mionumot raised to ci
Senator Vance, (applause) .and to be fi
addressing people whose forefathers tt
have borne a dislinguished part in ci
every great military and civic strug- i
gle through which this country hals I
come. (Applause.) It was not far tn
from hiere, as we measure distance in c
America, that the Mecklenburg Dec- h1
laration of Independence was formu-- ci
lated. (Applause.) The gentlenant n
who introluc;d tme spoke of the great ii
deeds of the men who in the Revolu- c,
tionary war followed Marion and Mc- nt
Dowell. My forefathers fought under h1
Marion, (applause,) my forefathers ti
fought with t,he Georgia and Southi h
Carohna, troops who battled through- n
out the dark (lays when Cornwallis fl
and the red driagoonsa of Tarleton over- (
ran the Southern States. They were c
present at King's Mountain, at the ti
Cowpetns, and1( they saw tile final tri- v
umph)i when the metn in blue and buflf, a
who follo.wed Greene, Wrestedh victory t
out of dlefeat, and wvhen at last the r
flag of the thiirteeni United Stat,es, t
which had bocni the thirteen colonies, I
waved without a rival along the coasti
and( along t,he foothills of the moun
It has beeni a great atnd peculiar
pleoasure to beC greetedi as I was t,oday c
by the meni wilo served in the Confled
crate army. Yesterday and today Ir
tr:avelled through a regioni which sentc
its sons, some to wear the blue, somet
t,o wear the grey, all to serve withl I
eourage and self-devotion tile right, asi
it was given to each to see the right. I
The.dlay before yesterdlay I went over
the battlefields of Chicamauga and
Chiat,ttanooga; over that space of terri-]
tory which saw for two months one of
the gigantic death wrestles of' tile civil<
war, tile tetrritoty partly mn Tennessee,
partly in my mother's State of Geor-i
gia, (applause,) andl I feel t,hat tilei
man would 1)0 but, a poor American
who did not come from the scenes
commemorating the valiant dieeds of
those armies a better American than
when lhe startedl. Wilie I' was thlere
a dlelegation of younig menl fr'om the
Slate of Georgia caime to present me a
cance cut, from tile battlefield, with t,he
names of three Un tion atnd three Con
federate genlerais on it. One of the
Union generals, Gen. Boynton, was
showing me around the field. Otie of
the Confederate generals, Gen. .Joe
Wheeler, had been~ my chief in the
Spanish war. (Applause.) Yesterday
we st,opped- at a little station in Ten
nessee and among thlose wilo gathered
to greet me wvas an 01(1 fellow who had
worn the grey. iec said: ." I was one
of Wheeler's boys.'' I said: " so
was I."' (Laiughter anid aplause.)
It is a good t,hing for ani American
.Pre.sident to have the chance to travel
through the different, sections of the
country, because it is a might,y good
thlitug for any American to meet his
fellow ;Americains of different parts of
tho- country, In ordler that lie may re
alize htow trivial are the points of un.
likeness and how essential are the
points of likeness. (Applause.) A
good Amiericain is a good Americhni,
and I don't care a snap of my finger
whether ho comes from the North or
If h, is ia straight and decent man I
am for him, if he isn't I am not. (Ap
Oh, my friends, the lesson of
brotherhood, the lesson that is taught
by such a greeting as 1 aim receiving
at this moment, the lesson that is
taught whenever you see valiant and
true men whQ wore the blue meet val
iant and true men who wore the grey
and shake hands with then, that lesson
applies through all our national life,
and it applies just as much in forming
a judgment between class and class as
between section and section. We
never can succeed in making this coun
try what it can and shall be imade until
we work together, not primarily as
Northerners and ,Southerners, East.
,rners and Westerners, not primarily
is employee or employer, townsmen
ir countrymen, capitalists or wage
vorkers, but primarily as American
itizens, (applause,) to whom the right
f brotherly friondship and comrade
hip, with all other decent American
itizeiis comes as the first, and greatest
f privileges. We need good laws, we
ced honest and upright administra
ion of the laws, but we need as the
uiii(lamental prerequisite for good
overnmnent a high average standard
I citizent hip in the inen who make
he laws and stuaind back of them.
Applause.) The best law by itself
'ill not bring good citizenship. A
ad law will do incalculable harm, and
o greater damnaige can be done to any
ommunity than ialadministration,
ishonest of unfair administration of
tws. A law badly administered can
o great harm, and often most harm to
lose who at any given i wnient may
iink that it is to their interest to have
ie law violated or to have it put, upon
ic statute books. Bad laws can (o
arm. (Good laws :an do a measure of
ood, but it is the man behind the law
ho will ultimately, by the way in
hich he performs his duties determine
het her this country is to go up or
own. (Applause.)
The men here who fought in the
n1on army, the men who fought in
1t Confederate army, let thei look
ack. What did they care for most in
ic men who were their comrades,
ho fought on their right hand and
icir left hand in time of action? It
as not as to the man's antecedents,
was not as to whether lie was rich
poor, or what his social position had
"en; it was to know what he was and
hen the time of crisis came if he
ould stay. (Laughter and applause.)
the need came to go forward you
anted to be sure when he moved th:.t
c would move in the right direction.
You wanted to know that you could
unt on his being there as a good
.icnd or as a foe to look out for. You
anted to have him devoted to his
)untry, devoted to his flag, loyal to
is regiment, but I don't care how fine
is feelings were, if hie ran away, he
as no good. (Laughter.) It is so in
vil life; for if a citizen is to be worth
is salt he needs character, and into
laracter many elements enter. If a
ian is not docent, then the abler he
the more dangerous he is to the
)mmunity. In the Revolutionary
ar one of the bravest and most bril
ant soldiecs during the early years of
ic contest was the man who has left
is name as a byword of infamy to the
ations for all time; the man who
)ught with distinguished gallantry in
|aadai, the man who led all the Ameri
an forces in the great battle at Sara
>ga and left his leg oni the field of
ictory. T1hat man, with all his cour
ge, all his daring, all his superb mihi
try genius, turnied because the root, of
ighteousness was not in him, sought
>betray his comrades for mioniey and(
af the name of Benedict Arnold hiss
aig forevermore.
In civil life the dhanger is iiot so
atent, but, it is just as great, if ability
i not accompanied by a rightful sense
*f accountability to the moral law. LIn
dIditioni to honest,y and1 decency you
iust have courage. I want to see
very one a good man, andi in adldition
o that 1 want to see him a man. We
aust have the manly virtues deeply
mbledd(edl as part of our nat,ural charac
erist,ics if we are to (10 our work a
ight im peace or in wvar. But honesty
ndl( courage together are not enough.
care not how brave uandf how honest
man is, if he was horn foolish you
~an (10 but little with him. (Laughter
md' applause.) We need honesty, we
iced courage and we need in addition
he saving grace of common sense.
There is no patent, device by which
,va can make t,his country p)rospoer, and
hexo is no patent (device by which we
maa make the average citizen a credit
o the country; make him hold( higher
the standard of good government. The
iverage citizen must make himself a
worthy citizen of the Republic. The
average cit,izen must realize that it, is
upon his shoulders that t,he entire
goverinent structure rests. We get in
t.he habit of speaking of the govern
mnt as if it wvere somiethnig apart
from us. Now the government is us,
we arc",tho government, you and I.
(Applause.) And the government, is
going to (do well or ill accordingly as
we, with sanity, with reslution, wit,h
broad character and soundl common
sense, make up our minds how the
affairs of the government shall be
managed. No man can take the bur,
(den of government, off the shouldern
of a people fitted for self-government
No man can make it easy for any 1)00
1p1e to govern themselves. Tihey have
got to determine for themselves wha
the government shall be, and in th
long run the government will repro
sent their wishes, their wishes for goo
or their wishes for evil, or else the
are indifferent to good or.evil. (Aj
plause.) And so my pIea to you, m
fellow Americans, as to ever
country, is, remember that i
this country nothing, no law, no lea<
eralhip, can possibly take the place <
the exercise by the average citizen <
the fundamental virtues of goo
citizenship, the exercise of the funda
iental qualities of honesty, courag
and common sense.
The President was given three heart
cheers as he finished his speech. Car
riages then were entered and th
party was driven to Biltmore, the homlo
of George Vanderbilt. More than a1
hour was spent in inspecting th(
grounds. Wh ile in one of the summel
houses the President shook hands witl
a number of Confederate veterans
His train left promptly at 1.30 p. m
for Washington.
BILL A1P' S ILAST1 1.1'1 '1TT.C
I[e Talks Aho:ut the 8rchool
l lChil<ren 11111 School Books.
Atlanta Constitution.
What a commotion. The public
schools have opened the winter session,
ILundred of children are going to and
fro and every family is excited for
their own. The books have been
luntedl utp, the faces washed and hair
brushed. The boys have new suits
and the giils new school dresses, and
it lools like everything and everybody
is working for the children. Mer
chants, mecehanics, doctors, lawyers,
preachers and farmers seom to be busy
In their trades- and professiois, but be
hind them all is the welfare and happi
ness of their children. We hai e but
one scholar now-a sweet grandchild,
who has risen to a higher grade and
has to strain her young mnd to solve
the mazes and mysteries of Latin and
algebra; but she will do it. ( )ur
schools have good teachers, and with
help at home the willing pupil will keep
up with the foremost. Yes, help at
home. I wish that every child had it.
In a grade of thirty or forty pupils it
is impossible for the teacher to give
more than a few minutes to each one,
but I sometines give an hour to our
little girl at night. That is what an
old grandpa is good for. But it is
hard for even me to fall into line with
new books and master thon. The
first Latin book I read was a simple
little one called " IIistoriao Sacra,"
and the first line was " Deus creavit
ecaelam et terrain intra sex dies,"
" God created the heavens and the
earth in six days." I know the whole
chapter now, but that book is out of
print and I don't know the new ones.
Just so with algebra. Old Jeremiali
Day is (lead and now there is a new
book and new rules, and they are
harder to me. How we old men do
love to talk over the good old ways of
fifty and sixty years ago.
Captain Calhoun was telling yester
day how old Beman mauled knowledge
into the brain through the shanks and
posteriors of rebellious boys. I haven't
forgotten some of the lickings that
good old John Norton gave me, for I
was full of mischief. Professor Ronald
Johnston is here now on a visit. IIe
taught here many years and most all
these young married men carry his
marks, for lie is a Scotchman and has
a Scotchmain's faith in Solomon and
the rod. In 1861 he joined the Con
federate army, and when the war was
over resumed his school and has now
been teaching over lifty years. IIe is
a fit successor to Benman and isham
and Touchie, but has gentled down a
good (deal, and loves to pet his grand
I was rum:nating about these 8school
books and their cost. it took $4 to
buy four~ little books for the new grade
and I know it is too muuch, and I re
joice to see that a company has beeon
formed to p)ublish Southern school
books in a Southern city and keep1 our
money at home. I rejoice that D)r. .J.
Wvilliam Jones has pub)lishieg a school
hi'tory of the United States that is ac
ceptable to our p)eople. ie is a grand
01(1 gentleman, without fear andl with
out reproach, and has (done more tc
preserve our goodl name and our re
cord than any other mani, 11is lio
graphy of .Jefferson D)avis and of
Itobert E. Lee should be in every
household. Even Treddy, who claimi
to 1be a historian, ought to readl that ol
Mr. Davis andl rep)ent and retract
and1 apologize before he is sci
clown as an arch calumniator of a trut
p)atriot and a noblo main. T1his remindi
me of that brave girl, Laura Tialber
Galt, who refused to sing '' Marchin1
Through. Georgia " in the Louisvill<
public school. Blessings on her; shi
ought to be adopted as the successo
to Winnie D)avis, the Daughter of th
Confederacy. My good friend, Jo
Brown, has written a parody on tha
songz, and the last line to every vers
'' As we went thieving througJ
I have lost some of my respect fo
the city of Louisville as a Southiori
city, since that infamous song is al
lowed to be .ang in their p)ubli
lBnt I am comforted every day wit
letters of inquiry ab)out the roster th0
Georgia is going to make, and abou
Judge Walter Clark's books andl hos
to get them. IHere is a beautiful lettc
from lIon. P. T1. Turnley, mayor
the city of IIighland Park, Ills, iIe:
81 years 01(d, but does not look it in h
handsome photograph. iIe was bor
and reared in Tennessee andl gradua
edl at WVest Point in 1846. Stonews
Jackson was his room mate; Genera
D).1i. Jones and William Montgome)
Gardner hi8 classmates. That is gc
I ting pretty close to us, for D. 1I. Jon'
, was our brigadlier (or a while, ai
-Gardner was our colonel-. Mr. Tur
y ley wants those books, and I wish
y' say here that the books must be ordt
a 0(1 from M. 0. S3herrill., State librarmn
n Ialoigh, N. C. SCud $5 and they wil
l- be sent by oxpress, but not prepaid
f And here is a letter from G. W
>f Nichols, of Jesup, Ga., who also sendi
tl his intereeting book, ''A Soldier'i
Story of the Lawton Gordon Evani
e Brigade." That's right, if we car
lind one man in every regiment whc
i' will write its history we will soon gel
- our roster started on a North Carolina
3 basis.
But I am not well and must forheai
for this time. 1311.. Aii'.
InforJution for h'iom WS'ho
Want to Malke Exlbit--Heads
of'the l)ep1artluentN.
Tho Stato, Bopt. 7th.
The ;3-Ith annual State Fair will be
held in this city the last week in (cto
ber, opening Tuesday, the 28th, and
closing Friday, the 31st. Iloretoforoe
the gates have beea opened on Mo,
(lays and Saturdays, but this curm
will not be observed this year, and the
gates will not be open at night, this
experiment having proved unprolitable
last year.
Several thousand dollars in premiums
will be distributed, and all entries will
be free of all cost. The entire amount
of the premium money will be paid to
the winners, no part of the funds being
re tained by the society on any pretext
whatever. There will also be good
races this year under the direction or
Col. T. J. Cunningham, of Chester, up
wards of $1,500 in purses being offer.
ed. The purses are not as heavy as
last year, but these amounts may be
supplemented in other ways if circum
stances justify. There are always at
this time of the year a number of
horses on the way from the Northern
circuits to winter quarters in South
Georgia and they find it agreeable to
stop over in Columbie and become ac
climated before going further South.
A number of these fast horses are ex
pected here this Fair week.
The railroads have offered very good
rates to visitors, and have agreed to
return exhibits free of freight charges.
The Southern Express company will
also make no charge upon cratos of
poultry, etc., on the return shipment.
'liere will be some changes in the
ollicials of the Fair this year. The
Fair is operated by the State Agricul
tural and Mechanical society, of which
Maj. A. II. White, of Rock Hill, is
presidont, succeeding Col. W. 1).
Evans, of Cheraw. Col. Thos. W.
Holloway continues as the secretary of
the society, and the Fair would not be
a fair without his wise counsel and
judgnient. Mr. A. W. Love, of Ches.
te.r, his beon the general superinten
dent for four years, but he resigned
and Mr. 1). F. ELfird, of Lexington,
has succceded him. Mr. Elird has for
six years been a member of the Gen
eral Assembly and is a successful far
mer and business man.
The vice presidents are Augustine
T. Smythe, of Charleston ; 1t. B. Wat
son, of Ridge Spring ; T. J. Kinard,
of Ninety-Six ; J. Wash. Watts, of
Laurens; J. W. Dunovant. of Chester;
It. F. Williamson, of Darlington, and
G. A. Guignard, of Coiumbia--one
for oach Congressional disti ict. The
executive committeemen are M. L.
Donaldson, of Greenville ; &. Porter
TIaskell, of Columbia ; T. 0. Sanders,
of IIagood ; RI. P. 1IIamer, Jr., of IIa
mer ; J. E. Wannamaker, of St. Mat
thews ; J. G. Mobley, of Winnsboro;
Ircdoll ,Jones, of Rtock Ilill ; W. G.
IIinson, of Charleston ;L. J1. Brown
ing, of Sedalia ; Ri. M. Pegues, of
Cheraw ; C. F. Moore, of Ilennetts
villo ; J. 11. Wharton, of Waterloo,
D). F. 1Eflrd, of Lexington ; J1. F. Dre
her, of Leesville.
Ex-otlicio mnembers :Thos. WV.
Woodward, ofgRLockton ; J. .11 lum
bert, of Princet.on ; Thios. Taylor, of
Columbia ; E. RL. Mciver, of P'almet,
t,o ; B. F. Crayton, of Anderson ; 11.
A. Love, of Chester ; D1. P. Duncan,
of Columbia ; Thos. .J. Moore, of
Moore ; TI.. .J. Cunningham, of Clow
ney ; WV. D). Evans, of Chieraw.
.Mr. A. Gamewell L4amotte, of Co.
lumubia, is treasurer, and Col. T. J.
Lamotte is the assistant secretary.
Col. Holloway will receive entries
unti. the 22nd of Octobor. h is ofhice
will be at P'omaria unt,il the 1st of Oc
t.ober when he wall come to Colunmbia
andl direct the work of placing the en
tries. P'remiaum lists showing the ar
ticles on which cash p)rizes, medals
and diplomias will be given, may be
had.,upon ap)plication to Col. Holloway
or Col. Lamotto.
The Fair is dhividled into several de..
3partmenits undler the man~agemuent of
t, the following gentlemen :Field crop),
a Col. M. L. Donaldson ;stock depart.
mont-subdivided as fellows - thor.
a oughbred, J. H. Wharton ; gradoe cat
tle, Mr. A. Porter ianell ; horses
r mules, etc., Col. WV. D). Evans and Mr,
i RI. P. IIamor ; sheep and goats, Capt
Iredell Jones ; swine, Ilon. .Jno. C
e Mobley ; poultry, lion. L. J. Brown.
ing and Mr. Gleo. L. DeMinn ; house
hold department, Mr. J. WV. Dreher
t manufacturers' dlepartmient, Col, 11
t B. Watson ; mechanical department,
y Mr. J. WV. D)unovant ; agricultura
r implements anid vehicles, Mr. C. F
f Moore ; . chemicals, cements, oils
s paints, minerals, otc., Mr. RL. M. Pe
s gues ; fruit andI floral dlepartment
n Col. B. F..Crayton ; needle and fanc;
L- work department, Mr. T. J. Kinard
11 line art dlepartment, Mr. G. A. Guis
is nardl. TIhe sup)erinitendlent of each d<
.y patmn is also a member of the exci
t. utive committee.
d1 .Judge Gage, of Chester, while supe
e- intending work on thes guttcring
to his house, slipped on the ladder at
r- fell, breakmng his left arm just boeo
a~, the shoulder.
Hlis Great Age Leaves Little
Hope for IIIs Recovery.
A tianta iosetitution, Siept. Jtli.
'The many friends of Major Charles
11. Smith, of Cartersville, the G;eorgia
sage whos+ fame has been spread the
country over through his writing under
his pseudolynm, Iill Arp, will be pain
ed to learn that lie is critically ill at
his home in Cartersville. For some
mouths he has been In feeble health,
amid during the last few days lis had
several attacks from heart trouble.
Yesterday he suffered a very !ul at
tack, and while his family and physi
cians hope for his recovery, still he
may (tie at any nunute.
Major Smith is now 8O years of age.
l1c hold an unique )ositionl along
the literary men of the South, and
pei hips has a larger circle of readers
thani any man in the Southern States
engaged im regular work.
Few men in Georgia are as well ac
(uiintod with the early history of tho
State as Major Smith. lie is regarded
as an authority on it! ante bellum
affairs, and very often in his writings
discusses present problems in the light
of his experiences inl the years before
the war between the Mates.
For many years Major Smith has
contributed to The Sunday Constitu
tion, ills letters have always been
one of the features of the paper, and
there are numbers of the people all
over Georgia and throughout the entire
South who await tho coming of the
paper with interest, hirely on acount
of the fact that it is to contain '' Bill
Arp's" letter.
These letters have not only been
road by the subscribers to The Sunday
Constitutionl, but have been reproduced
in the weekly edition and copied reg
ularly by a nlumber of the leading
dailies of the South, as well ats by i
great many local weeklies. Through
these different agencies Major Smith
reached nearly every home in the
South, and there are few indeod to
which he has not been extended a
warm welcome.
There has possibly never beeni a
writer who has succeeded so well in
getting close to the hearts of his
readers as has Major Smith. The
teiniler sentiments and homely philo
sophy of the Georgia sage, as well as
his unswerving loyalty to the cause of
the Coun federacy, have caused hlm to
be loved wherever his writings have
been iead.
Major Smitl h as not confined his
euergies to newspaper work, but hats
also won wide fame as an author
and a lecturer. lie has a litge per
sonal acqiuaintance in almost every
section of Georgia, and the iews of
his illness will bring sadness to minly
'') CI OSS Ti lICI, 1; RIl)GEC.
A Railroal from A tllerNOn to
the' 'enntessee Coal Miies.
Anderson D)aily Mail.
For some tin past there have been
persistoIt rumors to the offect that the
Southern railway i nteids to build a
new line over the Blue Ridge moun
tains from the Tennessee coal lields,
using the survey of the o1(1 lue ltidge
road. The building of t,be new naval
dry) (lock, and the many new manufac
turing plant.s that are springing up ill
this p)art, of the Stat,e will cause a
largely mncreasedl consumption of coalI,
ando it is arguedl that the Sout,hern
needs a now and short,er outlet for the
coal mines which it ownis in Tennessee.
T1he railway ollicials have niever made
any pub)lic announcement, of their in
tent,ions, but the frequency and per.
siatency wit,h which the rumor of the
building of t,he new line Is circulated
leados many pteoplo to belieyc t.hat there
may be something in it,. The Manufac
turers'lLecord of t,his week contains
t,he following:
" Applicat,ion has boon madle for a
charter for the Teinnessee, Georgia andl
South Carolina Jlailroadl company to
build a line from Walhialla, S. C., to
Charleston, Tenni. The mcorporators
are Win. JI. F'rink, .J. WV. Lasure and
George liancroft,, of Chicago,111l.; Mer
rill Skinner, of lIlue Iidge, Ga.; C. G
lBaughi, WV. V. JBrownlee, WV. L. hlun
t,cr and1( A. F. Christopher, of Mineral
illuff, Ga.; \V. D). Smith, of Morgan
t,oni, Ga., amnd .J. A. iut,t,, of JIlams
vil lo, Ga."
Messrs. Frinik, Sk inner and Jiaugh
have published a notice in a local pa
por~ of their initention t,o apply to the
secret,ary of State for au chart,cr to
build a railroad from the city of Ander
son to the Georgia line, going in the
dhirectioni of Itabun Gap and passing
through Ceint,rvihll and Fork t,own
51h1p) ini this county. Absolutely
nothiing is known in Anderson of the
p)arties or their intentions, and1 it is
understood that t,he notice was sent toe
the paper through t,he mails.
liut it costs several hundred dfollarr
to get a charter for a railroad in t,his
State, amid it, does not seem prob)able
that anybody would bie willing t.o put
up the money for securing the chari,er
unless there was very good p)rosp(ecti
of the road being built. Further in.
fornmationi is awaitedl here with a greal
deal of int.crest. A railroad over th(
mountains has been the dream of An
doeen people, and of theo people of thu
ontire Stat,e for that, matter, for fift)
In a Louisiana village the questior
of license or prohibit,ion was dlecidled hj
e- a single voter, who cast a solitary bal
>f lot at the 1)0118. No othleu citizen ha<
dt taken the pains to comply with the
w peculiar requirements of the suffrag
The People of iN IIom ne Cot
ty 1n11ifemt Their Joy at ii
The citizens of Colloton Coun
made the first detiionistration in hon<(
of Capt. 1). C. Hleyward since he w
chosen in the primary for Governoi
and gathered in large numbers at h:
home in Valtorboro to tender hit
their congratulations and oxpress thei
pleasure at his being elevated to th
high otlico with which his follow-ciLi
zeus of the State have honored him i
such a comp)limuentar'y manner. Th
mas8 meeting was not only largely at
tended by residents of Colletont, bul
thero wats a contingont, from the coun
ties f (13ih.;.ut;., L.amuuton, 1)ochster
and (harleston. A .Iocial to the -INnn
,!o, ('(mrie r 5ayH:
Al-ijor 31. P'. howell was clueted mI
li'ste'r of cereml onies uid ini a few in
truductory remuarks preacented CaptL. 1).
C. Ile,ywaord. As Capt. lleyward( ad.
vanaced there was such an liloutburst, of
apphause that he must have felt that
tle m'aloment was the proudest in his
('apt. Iicyward addressed those be
1"olc him as "( my friends,'' which
simple expreaslol brought forth n
newed applauso. Capt. Iieyward al
ludei to the pride he felt in receivin;
in Ite lirs;t prinmry :u per cent and in
tht" :.oid r per cii of the vote of his
horne counliy, andli that lie wouli cherish
the endorsement of Colleton Cou.nly
1s the inost precimus heritago for hait
childron and his clildren's children.
Thi' eiiorsemient by) the( peOopaCle wi
knew hima hest was sullicient answer
to the slainderous chargties made against
him in Llt Hecontd prilau y. I,ike a
stone' wall it stands In refutlation of,
any shnnders which had been usoed
against, hin. lie referred to the ttis
Linguihed honor of being;; the Chief
Algstrate of 1a State which we South
Caroo1inians believe to be the granIcst
State in the Union, the State of the
IliuLledges, the Mbtlletons and of the
1'inckneyai, of Aa1ion, antld of Sunter,
of Calhoun, Aicl)ullio, anutd of llaynre,
of 13hrraaril E. Blce, Mart (ary, t'.
Mald Eagle of EdgetlilI, and oI \Vado
H1ampton, whose Iune will ever be at
household word in South Carolina. IIe
did not feel warrantedi alt his time in
outlning his political policies, 38 t.hese
rluest.lons wouli be taken up at the
proper time, and he treated soraerly,
amd wit it ( regard to the great issues
involved, and wilthi an eye single to the
best interest of the Sinae. I amd so
pleased that the prejudice between
town and country is passing away.
The State can never be the great State
winch it was (Ieslt.nel to be until the
lopie of the cities aind the people of
the country work together m11 the up
hrfLinig and upbuildulg of their Statte.
Then and o1,t until then will South
Car"olina p)ro per, prosper agrlcultural
ly and prosper industrially. Then will
we see the mechanics and laborers,
the manufatcturers and( merchants re
ali"re the great beneits of a united
purpose and a common effort. If I
can ai(1 the atccomplishlent of this
great (nd thenill my election will not
have failed in the purpose which I
have destimed for it. I stand for the
gre-at comnlua schools oft our State.
Our Commonwealth dos not under
take to clothe or feed the children of
the State, lIut it dloes undiertake t,(
educalte thiemi. I1lence thISe cducatioi:
of our childr'en is a funIctionl of thu
811a10 GAovrnmlent, and1( 1 bclicyo it t(
b)c tile duily of t,bose who 1hold higt
oflice ill South Carelhna to be0 leaIderI
in the greait movement to bettor t
educational facilitios of tile youth of
t,he State. Standl(ing a1s 1 do for the
common11 80110018, 1 am1i, nOver'theless, a1
believer, and1( a firmi (one, inl higher
edIucatLion and1 proud~ of our educational
inst,itultions of higher learning, and1(
sha11 ll vocate their liberal support, b)y
the SLtate. I amfl ill favor of lib)erl
penslionsM for the needy 0old Confederate
soldiera, anid feel sure' that the younger
genleraltionI of mhy f ollow South Caro
tliins will nlever be forgetful of the
faIct, 03' allow 011e of those who fought
nobly for 11i8 State iln t,he times of hlei
soret, needi go downi to his last reBting1
pla1ce without thtat, care and1( comifor
which his past services ent,itled him t<
receive at the hiand~s of a puatriotic peo
pIle. I am oppose5d to trusts, to al
those great, illegal comina)i13tions o
caitaIill gott.cn upi for thle pulrpose o
iifling comlpetitionl, and when that i
done by forcing dlownl the prices of al
the peCople have to nell and( oIf forcim~
upi tihe 1)1ics (If all they have to buy
151am mlinful of the fact, that the (ov
ernor's dutly is not t,o make lawn; it ii
his~ dut,y to enforce thiosei laws whIici
lie Iilnds upjon tile statute books, am~
in myl effort,s to dlischlargo my (i
alonig this line I belieye I will hav
t,he enldorsement and s up)port, of Lh
peole of Southl Carolhna. We are
law-abiding pelei, andl whether at lasi
is (dstantefuli or niot we believe Lha
thle law shouldl b)e enlforced unt,il rc
peledCI by those who~ made the'lawI
(Jilr legislat,ive dlepartment, anud eo
I OpeatI, mIy friendIs, thatr the laii
whViIchi find1( inl operationl will have in
si,rongest, effort, iln t.heir proper enforci
I believe in home11 rule, it Is
prinIciple which is dlear to every fri
Sout,h Carolinian and to every tri
American citizen. While it shall 1
miy purpose to recognize the recoi
mcindations of t,he several county do!
gations in matters pertainmng to t
interest of their respectivo countiot
give fair notice of my doterminati
to examine into the character; rept
Lion and fitness of those who are;:
- commended to me for appoint,mci
and if I find that the best Interest
6Ihe common welfare will not be bi
' I servedl by making such an appointrne
I will not feel called non to aCOnan
'- the wishes of the delegation. It must
be remembered that the responsibility
- for all appointments and acts rests
I finally upon the Governor and delega
tions should, therefore, be careful that
their choice falls upon only such as
r can creditably reflect upon the one
rwho makes the appointment.
Elected as I have been by the peo
ple of the State, irrespective of sec
8 tions and of factions, it shall be my
1 constant aim -and purpose to be the
r Governor of the whole people, and I
shall know no selfish interest, but en
deaver to shape all my acts and efforts
to the honor and credit, to the upbuild
iug and uplifting of our entire State.
Unhampered by political pledges and
without political enemies to punish, I
will fool free to exert my abilities into
channels which will redound to the
bast wel fare of all that pertains to the
interest of the State.
1ntering upon my duties with such
fooling, I shall endeavor to do full
justice to all classes of our people, re
gardless of their race or condition, and
in this particular shall accept as my
guiding thought the last words of that
poorless soldier and statesman, Wade
llanpton, "God bless all my people,
black and white."
Capt. Heyward spoke at length of
the effective support accorded him by
the noble women of the State and paid
a glowing tribute to their purity and
the self-sacrificing service Which they
had time and again rendered their be
loved State.
In closing he again referred to the
4ipreciated support given him by the
peopie of his county and for the many
evidences of kindnesses which time
and again they have bestowed upon
him. "I will part with you temporarily
in January next, if nothing unforeseen
occurs," said Capt. IIeyward, " and in
so doing my last and fondest thought
will be expreased in the words of that
dear old hyntn, ' God be with you till
we meet again.' ''
IouId and deafening applause ensued
us Capt. lIeyward resumed his seat
and many bouquets were passed to the
platforni and were carefully handed to
AIrs. Hleyward, who occupied a seat
antung the speakers. Throughout
Coat. lleyward's address, which was
eloqiuenliy delivered, the closest pos
siblo attention was given to his every
word and he was frequently interrupt
ed by shouts of applause, approval and
continued applause. Many of his
sentences were particularly well round
ed and quotations were timely and to
the point and gave a linish to the very
cloquent address which he delivered.
Capt. Ileyward fully sustained the re
putation which he has borne as one of
the best public speakers in the State.
lleywar<l llaH Teui Thousan(
Majority anl Lntiner Nearly
l'Cigliteen Tlisanud.
The following is the vote by counties
for Senator and Governor, and a sum
mary of the vote for each candidate :
Lati- Hey- Tal
I:vans mer ward bor%
Abbeville.... (80 1506 819 1401
Alken........ 17.1 1517 1200 2044
Anderson .... 896 :111 2369 1756
Bamberg..... 365 797 708 457
Barnwell,.... 924 993 730 1174
B3eaufort..435 2261 597 72
Berkeley ... 5:35 038 727 4:39
Charlesto.. 1512 21)31 3914 550
Chrokee 840 1511 l30a 977
Chester .....738 800 9:38 651
Chestorfieid.. 307 1381 625 1121
CIh -ondon. ... 011) 10660 1034 707
Colloton..1258 978 2192 58
D)arlington . 55 1117 1104 494
Dorchester... 482 722 882 324
10dIgofloId .... 053 884 424 1126
1"airflold...517 748 544 733
l"lorence...(61 1158 1095 7160
Georgetown.. :310 308 561 119
Greonville. ... 2235 2274 2444 2104
Groonweood... 549 1293 781 1153
1lamapton..50 770 848 584
ilorry........6 1304 1382 577
Kershaw . ... 533 921) 558 911
Lancaster . .. 780 989 857 1020
baurons... 924 1902 1143 1784
Lo... .......715 (108 628 755
Lexington....71 1728 1043 1551
Marion...1124 1848 966 1550
Marlboro..34 1044 911 496
Newb3rry....543 1582 1219 053
Oconooe.......12 2135 20(10 -086
Orangburg... 1521 1601 1765 1405
l'lckens. .... 7120 1796 1949) 585
lUchland . . .. 1540 1588 1584 1674
Saluda .......80 1240 413 1438
Sumtor .......33 889 892 327
Spartanburg.. 4031 2828 4261 2635
Union....... 157 1103 911 1872
WillIamsburg 884 943 1117 695
York.... ....158 1363 1293 1270
Total. ...36371 53890 50830 40494
Gary...... ....42,737
Sloan... ......48,024 90,701 5,278
3 Gantt.........47,312
i Wilson. .. .. .. ,69 90,98.1 3,043
t Jones...... .4,8 -
- Walker-....44,78. 90,758 1,012
I Boyd.. .. .. . ...41,44
'5 tirost. .. . .... ..49,422 90,067 7,878
-. Oaughman.,000
IEvans.. ..... . ..39,756 00,816 11.804
ic Bellinger...,847
Croft...........5,971 11,818 . 124
)e Aiken.........8,772
n-' Smith.......6,56 15,729 .1,810
For Infanta atnd Wildreji,
t Ders t0he $.|%[ ig

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