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THE CHESTEK MIE' TING,
11N1enTI,143AN MiUEVI:) wui
.lio stinaIttor's Speec t wv, 1 It ue tiure of tMi
. eing-j,ok~ wlvit., For'ce m1id Vigot'.
Iotrumaeil t lie rIp) i -otry Sym.t cii I, if
lte Uaninpalgli s):.4t'mvith U'l
1liinittl 'I I I I o (Ite
(."pecial to Now., -!ud C'ourior.)
Chestoi-, July 2(.-- Tll menagerie
so to spoiak, had an 1I day per1-foril
ancen boro and then "11win.gall" tigel
Camn1-1 in. Sminator Til1lman mao1
red )ot speech and It. now gf)(inrpy
k) , 1
in tho fight.. Ie w loli utitil tic
very last arid when hto tallal mado
it lively. Tillman 'as received with
tho old-time whool-. Tro boginl ait
thl end, Sonator Ti: I nan d:
This was hil soVe: It m11eetuig tind
ho protested agaiw t alwitay;s being
put last. There vwro soeio who
thouoght hoought to ronlillin at hoie.
It was not his fmu1 i U010 0110 else
did not want to 'o Senlator. 11e
never felt happy n11less ho had op
position and lie p:eferred it. le
may bo a fool, butI he was never ac
cUsed of it, and, ibOrefow, ho did
not try to be a dict,'or, but felt free
to givo advico. As long as he was
Sonator he felt frec ,, talk. All are
acreed on National i-sues and there
was no use to talk .1 such matters
unless he wanted t, sheer around or
say some sweet things. L, bad se
riously regarded lmi duty; lie had
thought it over, an., fooling his obli
gation, lie Alt it carried with it some
responsibiliy t* amst i% throwing
light. "Did you tic teach mo to use
this tongue, to u- it vigorously ?
Did you label that tonguo for Na.
tional use only. If so, say so. I
you say so I will oboy, but if not
otherwiso advised, I ,n going to talk
right out on the liquor question."
The people were f coo to do as they
ploesed and lie winited them to do so.
It was charged that but for Tillmn
there would now be prohibition. lie
said lie worked for the dispensary
law. The prohibition vote was noth
ing like a goneral vocw and the other
30,000 did not voto tit all. As to the
dispensary boing v great political
machine, he said that when it came
in ho had just boon-roelectad and lie
. needed no machino. l advisod the
dispensary because he did not believe
prohibition could bo enforced. He
did this to save the Ltate from deg
radation and the people from being
hypocritos under pohibition. The
people have voted on this question
almost solely wh' electing State
officers, members of the Legisl atuire
and other oflicers, andu if it had net
been for him it wvould have been put.
in the Constitution without any huts
or ifs. H-e did this hocaulse the Court
.decision was pendinmg. Heb wrote the
clause. Whenever hiis tongue grew
forked he wanted to be kicked out.
"The minority," lie said, "is asking
:you to give up your Glod-givon rights
and if you are not careful you will
- Ibe hack where you wvere eight years
ggo. The State holCs $400,00O0 wvorthb
of liquor and that liquor will be frit
tered away or be lost, but if you want
it that way it is your right. Dispen
sary men, he heard, were going to
vote for prohibition candidates. Men
=should stand for pi mci ples and stand
by them. Stand by your principles.
If it is going to be a matter of re
election and good fellowship, then
you had better go back to the con
vention system. Your commnrittees atre
going to run the pnimary by gagging
the speakers and liuiting the speak
.ers. He said the reports were gene.
rally fair. Men must not vote for
porsonal prefenee, hit on princi
~ple, but you have such a right and
~do as you please, and I will not corn
-lplaini. The people av governed in
~ South Carolina, and the only way is
'to allow free time and take off the
bridle. There have been accusa
,tions of integrity anid no time for the
'charges or denials. I serve notice
that I am going to speak first some.
-whore. This gagging of speakers
-will kill the primary. Better have
few spaakers. What use is there, for
instance, for the candidates for com
missioner to speak ? They can show
nothing in ten miniutes; absolutely
niothing. You do not want a man
who can~ merely tell jokes, but those
. was anil outrilgo to limit the (]Gov. n1
n('rIM to tlir-ty Milliubs. Tliov are ti
il the Saiv. Thivy SlIoild all have s,
mloro Limnp, bult momew Of themi do0 not n1
wiait morc timle. Evory n1111,1 should I
have all Ite tI he wi a Ili ts."
It was fmm!2y, Iho Si(j, to soo Gon
zal , an1 till ovt 11 vowed licen"'O Illan,
now thio oirm of the prolhiition t(
pa"ty- Hto -aii 11hat,ozl roughitb
openly and biravely, ahliogli e
Somnetimlcs dlid Int to Il tl truti. it h
Was old und tlale, this tiling abol d
(h liu(Ilor n111(i and preacliori being
on the saimo line. ]to never said i
thoro was fill agrevint beo n ie i
pireaeirs and baitrkeopers. 1at imuch 01
is now being mado out of it, although 1
Ie had reopeati it t wenty-fivo times mi
Ito pictured th, army of minisers in i
wihie fihting the diSpens:ry, 11n1
Col. Hoyt, said he, wis accepting all l
of theso Vots. Now, the solo ques
tion is whetlier ticse arilies are
Iighting the "ao10 <ispersary. Now,
islholp ) Durcan hand Fi1id that he, S
Tillmni, lied wlenl he 1-aid the Pro- W
bibitionists iid liquor men weru al. i
licd under Col. HoIIt. 'T11ha1t was so- m
voro languo-g,l, maul bm once lused such. 0
language, but 1li did not do so now l
that h e aIts in 1h1 8ovate, blut left si
that to Bihp n1mlcau. (A use.)
It f that Hisht fhuw B l) wo.!: d 1
feel sollrY for vhl Ito had Said. G
Thln Ie took uip ithe fotomperamce w
committOO MA its (laCIratiOn, which hl
1denotiuced any insinition that the
effort of Christian miniiters and d,
other citizens to rid thix Stato of this N
gigantic evil im a mought or voluntary h
COmbinaition with the saloon' element ki
as a baso stander, that is itself an at. t1
tempt to strengthen the power of A
this most. damuablO iniunity." le rt
said if these minlisters wis1led to ac- L
cuso him of issuing t slander it was w
well and good. It would not hurt l
him. Tnie peoplo saw and know o
what was going on and what the con
ditions actually wore, and Io reitor
ated that the liquor mon and Pro- O
hibitionists were allied, and whether w'
this was accident or concert he carml
not, as Ie only spoce of conditions.
Then he took up Dr. Gardner's
sormon and faid he would reply to
the charges thero mado whe ho got jo
to Grconville, and he said he loft it. yi
to the audienco if ho Wilfully mis- d,
represented any one. He meant no pi
rollection oil the ministers. He be- ol
lieved they wore mistaken; he be- w
lieved they were wrong and perhaps a
fanatical. These men had l6ft :"oir
pulpits and gene into politics, and o1
miade themrsolves liable to criticism. rc
These m' ' or; had come dowvn to et
discuss politics, and1 thiose who come w
down put themselves 0on a1 lane with mt
other politicians, and lhe was going w
to talk out, and if they did not like b<~
it they could lumlp it. The T.Ien Comn- m
imandmnents have nothing against sell- gi
ing liquor, and the Bible mnak-s cc
liquor selling p)ermissible. No man fc
can go flu-ther than he as to the evils L
of liquor selling, but he, as much as h<4
any minister wanted to cur-tail the mf
sale. He aked his hearers when re
they went home to think wvell wheth- C
er they wantod1 to throw out all the y
.ood things of "Riefor-m" lie would to
have no complaint as to what was m
done, but lie asked all to watch the bt
Legislat.ors.
Senator Tillman received a great pi
deal of app)lauso and whooped up
the dispensary. lie will attend the at
meetings at Winnsboro, Yorkville, bi
G-affney, Spartant4urg, Union, Green. hi
villo, Pickoens, Wanlhalla, Andersen, at
Edgofield, Saluda, Lexington, (io- m
lumbia.
TiHE OTHER.I BPEAKUR8. 01
Now to ireturn to the beginning. P)
The meeting was opanedl with prayer tI
and Chairman Caldwell announced1 tt
the spoakers aind b)egged that theme pl
be no personalities. a
Mr. Derham was aibsent, b)ut sent C
his regrets and assurances that the
tax department has never been in ai
better condition, lie denied that lie ii
has ever obstructed Mfr. B3rooker's c(
work. o4
Mr. Brooker insifted that he was P
embarrassed and handicapped by ti
the absence of Derhiam. HIis charges b;
have been made one by one, and they 0
have never been denied. Every C
chargo was true. Derhami lived 150 -
,lid to Ills vork, becliuso of his ab.
me from Columbia. .erham did
ot Visit the couitios its Ic<purod.
le wanalted to ho allowel to go mn
1ijj h-is w N qk. I lo n'vi'er fIml any
M r. C',lwi.-. 'p r or S p ril
Itilt oif I-Aluent ion, sp.,l-' first (of
i I ill the colit v schoi Li. I Ile
[alian, o said, W'i a high tvn.d,
)IJest, Zea-ll,)Ils and Christian gent.lo
an. Ho objected to his polit ie
Utility schools belong to t cunties
id couty, control should not m ig.
)red. Ilo favored popular i on
couiity Superintendolts. 3.1la
imi has ignored county contro! or
thority. McMahIIIIn, li chargvd,
i0d high -IdOd mt10hods ill try 3in(g
securo tho appointnieit of tho
ite board of education.
Superintendent McMalaa aisked
minator Tilbnanl abolnt the lippomlt.
ent of his board of edication, and
ma1or Tillhan said ho co-ii1lted
ith Siqperintendent Mayflield, but
at Mayfield (lid not namo the hoard
id gave him at list, but they (01111l
I. lo wanlted to ask Mr. May field
out the matter, but Mr. Capers
idI ho was not, I111111 g l 1 iils
.ItN field, an11d Mr. Ma-yfild was mot
k, d alyt hing. 3Ml'I,ahlin " asked
OVe1ror MAc.Swee1ney w ht oIr Ca rIl
aIs his ciididate, Or wther he wla
*ought out by him, and GO-0ernor
.CSveenoy sa,id 1ho)1) had n1othing to
> with Mr. Caper's candidacy. Mr.
CMahan then explainled wvy and
>w ho tried to secure cortain well
lown and r(i1a1lifiOd eduetors ion
.e board, and said he Ii d lieird 1 r.
Qll had help urgo Mr. Cal"ers to
mn. He talked rapidly to cover th
-ound)(, and explained his vicvws and
yli he advocate( manual training of
'groes, and why ho urged live best
lutcators taking hold of i tiegro
>rmal school.
Col. J. W. Floyd, for Adjutant
encral noroly announced that he
is a candidato for re-election.
Mr. Roise was absent.
'OR IAILROAD COMMISSoNER.
Mr. J. G. Ethoredge was absot.
1r. J. If. Wharton kept up his
kes. le mado no charges and
Olded to no one in having dono his
Ity to his State. lie went over
'otty much tho samo grounds and
aphasizod the high local rates. lie
anted shods built wherever freights
e delivered.
Mr. B. 13. Evans said one of his
>ponents had ittacked him, but in
gard fo theo requests of the Stato
mmunittoo andic his own sense ho
>uld hereafter conftine hiimsol f to
gument ; he would no longer auts
er or make any personal references
cause he thought other maltters
ore important. lie took up rates,
-st flour iad then tobacco, lie
'fndomined the board of eqlualiz/ation
r reducing the assessment of the
rlncalster and Chester Ra~iroad. HeI
ild thait these alssoMsmonts were
ado on the reconmmendation of the
ilroad board. Hlo argued that
irolinianis wero as good as any
133ko0 tourist, and1( wantedl all trains
mak3 local stops. South Carolina
erchants go to locate iln Augusta
cause of tho rates. Hie jumnped 0on
. D. Evans for going around on
185os.
Mr. T.iN. Berry said: he would
riko no man and wvas runnmng as a
isin,ess man. lHo rep)eated that he
is always boon1 a temperance man
1(1 wanted1 to be mensured as a
an.
M~r. J. E. Pettigrow attack(ed nio
io. Ho spoke of the un'ty of the
op1)o. HIe out-lined the duties of
0 comlfmissioners and indicated
at lie would stana boetMoen the peo
e and railroads. Ho said that lhe
arted the wvorkc for pensions for
>nfederato soIldiers.
W. D). M[ayfield made some pigs~1
it references to his comnpetitors.
e explained that much flhat was
mrplainodi of could readily be rem
lied. Nor was it reasonable to ex
3ct too much, lie contende'd that
to commission should not bo paid
y' the railroads, and said that the
!Ily commodity on1 which South
arolina has the lowest rate is cotton
(Conucluded on3 Ferth Page.)
W ill Conti
This Sui Selliing I aEx
ourselves we have doi
and pleased.
All about i&; that we h
and that is our reasor
SACRIFICE SALE, bu1
ter Goods, we clean 01
get ready for the Fall i
about half prices.
Here ar ot me of the Pri
the prices talk out Iot
trumLet we know of
Elegant, stylish, well
made suits at ')9.75. We
sold them at $14 to $17
and they were worth the
money.
At $7.25 we have suits
that went like hot cakes at
$1 1 to $13.
We have made cuts like
this in all colored spring
About Shoes.
Oxfords for ladies' at 88
cts.---a good shoe-cheap
,at $1 .50, a better one at
1 .90 and a 'creation in
lad ies' footwear at $2.1 5,
00iTTDN4UE8.
We remember we called
your attention to our cot
tonades but we think we
are doing you a good turn
when we tell you again
that we have (Gottonados at
I I and 1 2 cents as good
Straw hiats.
" All go at 1 -2 price--that's all.
We have a number of revelai
nue Only Thirty D
ceeds Anyvhlng we have ev
ie something in bargain C
ave determined to sell e
i for this great Cut Sale
we do it to make room 1
Lr tables and buyers saN
n Midsurnmer and y/Ou g
ces-we don't have to wr
id and reach your ear
your pocket.
and summ ner suits. Would
like to tell you all about
them, but space costs
noney and we cannot af
ford to spend much in
these cut price sales.
Work pants at 68 cents.
Good solid pants and
worth a $ 1. 10.
Some few pair Joan Pants at
About Shoes.
will be worth $3.25.
so all along.Ithe lino in
footgear down to those 48
and 75 cents Oxfords that
we told you about.
and in some cases better
than you have been pay
ing 15 and 1 8 cents for.
Those 4--4.Shirtins at 4 cts.
and Sea Island4~-4~~at 4
cts. are going fast-iod
reason---cheap.
Straw Hats.
ions in prices that we will gladly t
NEW BE
iys More.
3r done and we pride
>ffering that surprised
ach Season's product
-it should be called a
or New Fall and Win
re dollars. We must
et seasonable suits at
ite much about them,
through the greatest
46 ots. Everybody knows
what these are and that
the price is about 1 -2.
We have not forgot the
little fellows and the prices
of every garment a boy
wears isreduced to such
an extent as to make it al.
most a crime to not buy
something for the boy.
About Shoes.
Almost every kind of
men's shoes and'irn~every
style, at all kinds of prices
butI always worth the mon
ey and in 3 many c-ases
much more.
10OTTONffDES.
S We piled our windows
full of 50 cent shirts at 25
cents. The people soon
caught on and (they went
off like hot cakes--a few
left.
Straw pats.
nfold to you.
~RRY. S. C.

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