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HE S?MTKR WATCHMAN, Ketabliftked April, IS50.
^oiisol??^ed Aug. 2, 1881.1
"Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thon Aims't at. be thy Country's, thy God's and Truth's
TBE TRUE SO?THKON, Eetablfeh*ff Jdne, ttt?
Sew Series?Tol. IX* So. 3S.
."Kje S?la?cgniM at?
Published every Wednesday,
1sl o. osteen,
SUITER, s. a
Two DoHars per sattem?ie advance.
a d rt i 8 * h s 5tb .
0&e Square, first insertion..,.?-$1 00
Svery su&eqnent insertion............. 50
Contracts fer three mon the, or longer will
be made ut reduced rates.
AU cotaraaaicattons which subserve private
Interests will be charged for as advertisements.
Obituaries and tributes of respect will bej
changed for. J
C. I. Horr. ~H~ A. Boyt
C. I. HOY & BEOh
Gold and Silver Watches,
docks, Jewelry, Spectacles,
Jeb t_
rpBE UKDERSIGXED gires notice to the
. 1. cittaeusof Samter and victim? that be
b*s op* ned business ic the store on M ?in
SrreH n*xt North of ? ?. ??cker & Co.,
?bere he is pseposed do any work pertxtn
io|r to Wa?cb?e, Clocks, and Jewelry, and
guarantee satisfaction in Same. Watches de- (
tn??u?tized by electricity, and key-w laders j
changed to stem-winders. .
A ?all is ?o?cUed. L. ft. LsGRAVD.
M?rrh S_&_
Citizens of Somier ni
Vicinity !
Bare opened a
, BMiiii ai WMf?M S?f
At t'aeoid stand of Jobo I Brunsai., on Rc
pebitcan Strvet, opposite Grahnin's S:*'?ItH,
pnHCrtn'et to tlo first cUss work ia every dr
pjirtroent of their badness, and ask the |wit
rosale toe citixens of Snorter and vicinity
Give ?s a trial. Come and get first class
work at bottom prices.
Feh 12._
Fire Insurance Agency,
Represent, among other Com panile :
HOVE, of Xew York.
Capital represented, $75,000,000.
Feb. 12
in the latest style, fit and work war
ranted and satisfaction guaranteed, by .Miss
Ad ile ?steen, Republican street, opposite
Hants Avenue. Prices as reasonable ae good
werfe can be done for. FV> 8
Attorneys at Law.
Attorney at Law,
Will practice io Kershav and adja
cent couoties. Mch. 12.
' -AT
0. G. REDIG'S,
Next door to T. C. Scaffe.
Jan I
you a profit, get the new appliances fur
keeping them. HIVES, FRAMES, SEC
TIONS, FOUNDATIONS, kc.t at boltom
Send for price list to
August*, (ja.
N, B.?Beeswax taken in exchange for sup
plies. Men. 5.
Office ove? Bult man k Bro.'sShoe Store.
Office Honrs?9 to 1:30 ; 2:30 to 5.
April IT?o
The reason RA DAM'S
the most wonderful med
icine, is because it% has
never failed in any in
stance, no mutter what
the disease, from LEPRO
SY to the simplest disease
known to the humao
system. ?
? r^? ? The scientific men of
?to-day claim and prove that every disease is
Exterminates tbe Microbes ?ad drives tbem
oat of the system, and when T&rt is done yon
cannot have an ache or pato. ??o matter
what the disease, whether a simple case cf
Malarial Fever or a combination of diseases,
we cure tbem ail at the same time, as wejreat
all diseases constitutionally.
Asthma, Consomption, Catarrh,
Bronchitis, 'Rheumatism. Kidney aud
Liver Disease, Chills and Fever, Fe
mala Troubles, in all ita forais, and, in
fact, every -disease known to the human
Bots of M?M Imitations !
See that our Trade-Mark (same as above)
appears on each jug.
Send for book "History of the Microbe
Killer,* given away by Dr. A. J. China,
Druggist, Sole Ageut.
Jan ??
Try the Core
Ely's Cream Balm
Cleanses the TSseal Passages. Al
lays TTifiaynmatioyi. Healstke Sores.
Restores the Senses of Taste, Smell
sad Hearing.
A particle is applied intoeacfenoiftril and
fat a?r?M*ai*!e>. Pric**eOc. at ITrcAxist* or bj
aalS. ELY BHaiT?ERS,56 Warren St .New York.
Paid cp C'.pn=i*l.$75,000 00
Surplus Fund. 7,500 00
Transacts a Reterai Bsnking Business.
Careful attealiwi given to collections.
Deposits of $1 and upwards received. In
'erest allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per
<nnum. Pa \ aide quarterly, on first days of
Jaouarv, April, July and Octo*?er.
Vice Preaideot.
W. Araron Puxglk Jr.,
A?g. 7 Cashier.
m or ran,
Transacts a general Banking business.
Also bf s
Savings Bank Department
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received,
interest calculated at the rate of 4 per ceut.
per annum, payable quarterly.
A. Whit?, Jr., . President.
Aug 21._
Will fu rois h lowest estimates on all
kinde of machinery:
Write to me for prices before buying.
General Agent,
Feb 19?0 Columbia, S. C.
Office over Bogin'9 New Store,
Office Hours.? 9 to 1:30 ; 2:30 to 5.
Sept 8
\ \ \ ACRES of choice Timbered
MwiJ\/\)\f Land, situated near Claremont
De,.ot, Cnuiden Branch South Carolina Rail
way. Well wooded with Oak, Hickory,
Holly, Sweet G:>m, Black Gun, Popular,
Maple, Ash and Cypress.
This is a splendid body of land, lying
most conveeif-ntly for transportation
The tract is known as the Samuel J. Brad- i
ley Land?is bounded by the Wateree River !
on. the west and on .the other sides by lands j
of House, Bradley, Pinekney (Biwassee) |
Caldwellaod Krayton. Titles clear and per
fect. Plat on reco:.lat Surnter Court House.
For terms and price applv to
. W. M OISE,
_March 26?5. Surater S. C.
Merchant Tailor,
Opposite the Opera House,
Has now in store the finest stock of piece
goods ever offered by him, which will be made
op to order in the best style and with prompt
ness. Satisfaction guaranteed. An exami
nation of stock is invited.
March 26.
By Oapt CHASLE3 ?. S. A..
? uVtor of "Ounrac-en Ranch," "The Colo
nel's Daughter,' "Marion's
Faith,'' Eie , Etc.
[Oopyrisrhl. i>v j. B. Ltppinccct Company, Phila
delphia, ami paoiisiio? by special u?Taj;?;e:uent
wiui thc;u.|
Their fellorv traveler ?m? the Pullman.
Eren in thcexcitomcnt attendant ti}>on
their reception at the station neither Mrs.
R3.jv.i i' nor her sister could entirely re
covt r from the surprise and pain which
the stranger's singular wonls liad caused.
So/iir frota feeling in the teast rebuffed,
Mrs^Rayaor well understood, froni his
manner that not the faintest discourtesy
was intended. There was not a symptom
of rudeness, not a vestige of irritation or
haste, in his tone. Deep embarrassment,
inexpressible sadness even, she read in
the brief glimpse she had of his paling
face. It was all a mystery to her and to
the i^irl seated in silence by her side,
i?oih followed hint with their eyes its he
hurrioi away to the rear of the car, and
then, with joyous shouts, three or four
burly, fur enveloped >men came bursting
in the front door, and the two ladies,
the baby, and the kitten were pounced
nrn suiti surrounded by a group that
grew larger every minute, Released
finally fron? the welcoming embrace of
her stalwart husband. Mrs. - v???- found
time to present the other and voun^er
officers to lier sister. As many as half a
dozen had followed the cr.ptarj in his
wild rush the car. -ind. while he
and Iiis Isiby boy wen* refumjng ne
qaaintant eship after a separation of
many ?tmg months, Hiss Travers found
herself the center of a circle of young
oiricers who ?Kid braved the wintry bliz
zard in their eagerness to do her proper
homage, lier chevies were aflame with
excitement and pleasure, her eyes <lanc
ing, and des;>ite the fatigue of her long
journey she was looking dangerously
pretty, as Cant. Rayner glanced for a
moment frotrf the babe's wondering
eyes, took in the picture like aa instan
taneous photograph, and then looked
again into Mrs. Rayners smiling face.
"You were wise in providing against
possibilities as you did, Kate," he said,
with a significant nod of the head.
' There are as many as a dozen of them,
or at leihst there will be when the ?th
gets back from the field. Stanziarti is
out yet with his battalion."
*0h, yes; we saw them at a station
east of here. They looked frozen to
death; and there are ever so many of
the soldiers frozen. The baggage car is
full of them. Didn't you know it?"
Not a word of it. We have been
here for three mortal hours waiting at
the station, and any telegrams must
have been sent right out to the fort.
The colonel is there, and he would have
all arrangements made. Here, Graban;!
Foster! Mrs. Hayner says there are a
lot of frozen cavalrymen forward in the
baggage car. Run ahead and see what
is necessary, will your 1 be there in a
minute, as soon as we've, got these ladies
off the train."
Two of the young gentlemen who hnd
been hovering around Miss Travers took
themselves oil without a moment's delay.
The others remained to help their senior
officer. Out into the whirling eddies of
snow, bundling them up in the big.
warm capes of their regulation over
coats, .the officers half led. half carried j
their precious charges. The captain bore ?
his son and heir: Lieut. Ross escorted
Mrs. Rayner; two others devoted them
selves exclusively to Miss Travers; a
fourth picked up the Maltese kitten.
Two or three smart, {rim looking in- J
fantry soldier* cleared the section of ]
bags and bundles of shawls, -?nd the en- j
tire party was soon within the doorway
of the waiting room, where a red hot I
coal stove glowed Uerce welcome. Here
the ladies were left for a moment, while
ail the officers again bustled out into the
storm and fought their way against the
northwest gale until they reached the
little crowd gathered about the doorway
of the freight sheds. A stout, short,
burly man in beaver overcoat and cap
pushed through the knot of half numbed
spectators and approached their leader:
'*We have onlv two ambulances, <?: ?>
" * j
tain?that is all ;here was at the post
when the-dispatch came?and there are
a dozen of these men. besides Dr. Grimes, j
all more or less crippled, and Grimes I
lias U>tii hands frozen. We must get I
them out at once. Can we take y?ur i
"Certaini v, doctor. Take anything we
have. If the storm holds, tell the driver ?
not to try to come back for us. We can
make the ladies comfortable here at the
hotel for the night. Some of the officers ?
have to get back for duties this evening. !
The rest will have to slay, flow did I
they happen to get caught in such a
"They couldn't help it. Stannard had j
chased the Cheyennes across the range,
and was-ordere? 1 to get back t'? the rail- ;
wav. It was twenty below when they I
start'tl. and they made Ihn e days' cha>.e
in that weather; but no one seemed to
care so long as they were on the trail.
Then came the change of wind, and a
driving .snow storm, in whic h they lost
the trai! as a matter of course; and then
thfs blizzard struck them on the back
track. Crimes is so exhausted that he
could barely hold out until he got here. ?
He says he never could have brought ;
them through from LJuiT Siding tbut for :
Mr. Qaync: he did everything."
"Mr. Uayne! Was he with them?"
"lie was on the train, and ca?no in at j
once to. offer his services. Grimes says
he was invaluable."
"Dut Mr. llayne was east on leave: I
know he was He was promoted to my
company last month?confound the luck
?and was to have six months' leave I"?? |
fore joining. I wish it was *ix years. 4
"Where is he now?' And the captain
peered excitedly around from under his
shaggy cap. Oddly, too, his face was
paling. - ;?
"He left as soon-^as I took charge. 1
don't know where he's gone; but it's
God's mercy he w^3 with these poor
fellows. His skill and care have done
everything for tbem. Where did he get
his knowl =dge?" .??
"I have no idea," saia Cant. Rayner,
gruffly, and in evident ifl humor, "lie
is the last man 1 expected to see this
day or for days to come. Is there any
thing else I can do, doctor?"'
"Nothing, thank you, captain.*' And
the little surgeon hastened back to his
charges, followed by some of the young
er officers, eager to be of assistance in
caring for their disabled comrades.
Hayner Mmself hesitated a moment,
then turned about and trudged heavily
back along the wind swept platform.
The train had pulled away and was out
of sight in the whirl of snow over the
western prairies. He went to his own
substantial wagon and shouted to the
driver, who sat mufllcd in buffalo fur on
the box:
"Get around there to the freight house
and report to the doctor. There is a lot
of frozen cavalrymen to be taken out to
the hospital. Don't try to come back for
us to-night: we'll stay here in town.
Send the quartermaster's team in for the
trunks as soon as the storm is over and
the road clear. That's all."
Then he rejoined the party at the wait
ing room of the station, and Mrs. Rayner
noted instantly that all the cheerincss
had gone and that a cloud had settled on
his face. She was a shrewd observer,
and she knew him well. Something more
serious than a mishap to a squad of sol
diers had brought about the sudden
change. He was all gladness, all rejoic
ing and delight, when he clasped her and
hi* baby boy in his arms but ten minutes
iH?fore. and now?something had occur
red to bring him serious discomfort. Sihe
rested ltor hand on his arm and looked
questioningly in his face. He avoided
her glance and quickly began to talk.
She saw that he desired to answer no
gestions just tlien, and wisely refrained.
Meantime, Miss Travers was chatting
blithely with two young gailauts, who
had returned to her side, and who had
thrown off their heavy furs and stood re
vealed in their becoming undress uni
forms. Mr. Ross had gone to look over
the rooms which the host of the railway
hotel had offered for the useof the party;
the baby was yielding to the inevitable
and gradually condescending to notice
the efforts of Mr. Foster to scrape ac
quaintance; the kitten, with dainty step,
and ears and tail erect, was making a
leisurely inspection of the premises, sniff
ing about the few benches and chairs
with which the bare room was burdened,
and reconnoitering the door leading to the
hallway with evident desire to extent!
her researches in tliat direction. Pres
ently that ver}- door opened, and in came
two or three bundles of fur in masculine
shape, and with them two shaggy deer
hounds, who darted straight at the kit
ten. There was a sudden flurry and scat
ter, a fury of spits and scratching, a yelp
of pain from one brute with lacerated
nose, a sudden recoil of both hounds, and
then a fiery rush through the open door
way in pursuit of puss. After the first
gailant instinct of battle her nerve liad
given out, and she had sought safety in
"Oh, don't let them hurt her!" cried
Miss Travers, as she darted into the hall
and gazed despatingly up the stairway
to the second story, whither the dogs had
vanished like a flash. Two of the young
officers sped to the rescue and turned the
wrong way. Mrs. Rayner and the cap
tain followed lier into the hall. A rush
of canine feet and an excited chorus of
barks and yelps were heard aloft; then
a stern voice ordering, "Down, you
brutes!" a sudden howl as though in re
sponse to a vigorous kick, and an instant
later, bearing the kitten, ruffled, terri
fied and wildly excited, yet unharmed,
there came springing lightly down the
steps the young man in civilian dress
who was their fellow traveler on the
Pullman. Without a word he gave his
prize into the dainty hands outstretched
to receive it, and never stopping an in
stant, never listening to the "eager words
of thanks from her pretty lips, he darted
back as quickly as he came, leaving Miss
Travers suddenly stricken dumb.
Capt. Hayner turned sharply on his
heel anil stepped back into the waiting
room. Mr. Ross nudged a brother lieu
tenant and whispered: "Ey gad! that's
awkward for Midas!" The two subalterns
who had taken the wrong turn at the
tup of the stairs reappeared there just as
the rescuer shot past them on his way
back, and stood staring, lirst after his
disappearing form, and then at each
other. Miss Travers, with wonder and
relief curiously mingled in her sweet
face, clung to her restored kitten and
gazed vacantly up the stairs.
Mrs. Rayner looked confusedly from
one to the other, quickly noting the con
straint in the manner of every officer
present and the sudden disappearance of
her husband. There was an odd silence
for a moment; then she spoke:
"Mr. Ross, do you know that gentle
"1 know who he is. Yes."
"Who is he, then?"
"He i> your husband's new first lieu
tenant, Mrs. Kay lier. That is Mr. Ilayne."
'That!?Mr. ay no?" she exclaimed,
growing suddenly pale.
"Certainly, madam. Had you never
seen him before?"
"Never: and I expected?I didn't ex
pect to see such a"? And she broke
short oil", confused aud plainly distressed,
turned abruptly, and left the hall as had
her husband.
Fact at Harvard.
Professor?Gentlemen, my words are
now proceeding out of mv mouth witli
the velocity of a cannon ball
Boggsy (?o Foggsy)?Wonder if
that's what in called ''shooting off your
mou!h ''?Jjampoon.
?? mm . . ma
Col John y) Oalhoiin of New York,
who bas had exceptional opportunities
for gaining information hearing on the
point, says ho believes there is now j
more surplus money iti tli<< Sonili than !
there has been at any time since the ?
war. He is also of the opinion that
the fanners of the South are getting
into better condition every year. And
when the farmers aro prosperous, it
means tlut the country is prosperous.
?i -? ? mumm
The admission of the new States in
creases the electoral college to 4?0,
and undoubtedly improves the Repub
lican chances of carrying the country
if the next contest is as close as was
the last. Bat there are signs that the
division will not be on the same lines.
The Democratic party has never grown
faster tbau since ile Usi defeat.
Twenty-One Farmers
From as Many Counties Hold a
Conference on the Political
The Past and Present Democratic
State Administrations Defended
Columbia Renter April 24.
City of Conventions and Meetings as
Columbia is, the gathering bere yester
day of representative farmers of the
Sfate to hold a conference on the politi
cal situation was in many respects ao
extraordinary event.
Though comprising but twenty-one
persons, from that number of the Coun
ties of the State, and though they came
not by election by any meeting of voters,
but by selection an unofficial committee
of private citizens, the gathering in
cluded so many gentlemen who bave
been prominently identified with South
Carolina affairs, and entitled to be con
sidered as representatives of the best
and most conservative elements of their
respective sections, that the views ex
pressed and the action taken at this con
ference must necessarily have weight
and a direct effect with the people of
South Carolina.
of the conference, which assembled in
the old Senate Chamber of the agricul
tural building, were not marked by any
special feature beyond the defeat, or
abandonment, of the idea first suggest
ed of holding the meeting with closed
Besides the members of the confer
ence and a balf-dczen newspaper men.
there were present a small number of
Columbia's citizens, who were in a-tend
ance as spectators.
On motion of Senator Woodward,
Capt. Iredell Jones of York was called
to the chair, and Col. J. J. Dargan of
Sumter was elected as secretary.
Senator Woodward stated that from
the views he bad beard expressed at
the preliminary caucus he judged it was
the sense of the most of those present
that the meeting be held with closed
doors ; he would therefore make a mo
tion to that effect.
An interruption here occurred and
Mr. Woodward's motion was not put.
Later, Mr. Smilie Gregg, of Florence,
stating that the conference had nothing
to conceal from the public, moved that
the meeting be held with open doors.
Senator Woodward promptly seconded
this motion and it prevailed.
from a list of those invited to attend,
showed the following present, twenty
one in all :
Anderson, L E. Campbell.
Barnwell, L W. Youuians.
Beaufort, T. 11 Heyward.
Charleston, W. G Hiuson.
Chesterfield, A. McQueen.
Clarendon. C. S Land.
Colleton, D. L Redish.
Darlington, E. W. Cannon.
Fairfield. T. W. Woodward.
Florence, Smilie A. Gregg.
Hamptom, R. T. Causey
Ker.?haw, A. Fl. Boykin.
Laurens, S. P. Garlington.
Lexington, T. F. Holnhauser.
Marion, D W. Bethea.
Newberry, J. R Davidson.
Orangeburg, J. A Peterkin.
Rtcbland. J. C F. Sims.
Sumter, J. J. Dargan.
Williamsburg, Eiwin Harper.
York, Iredell.JoDcs.
AH the other Counties but two, Ab
beville and Marlboro, were reported as
represented by letter, in that those
invited from those Counties bad writ
ten approving the object of the con
ference and expressing regret at ina
bility to attend, whi;h in some cases.
Chairman Jones stated, was due to
sickness or imperative business engage
On motion of Col. L. W. Youmans
of Barnwell a committee of five was
provided for to draft a suitable address
to the Democratic voters of the State
expressing the views of the conference.
Messrs. J. J. Dargan. L. W. Youmans,
Iredeil Jones, T. W. Woodward and
C. S. Laud, were nominated from the
floor and appointed on the committee.
On motion of Senator Woodward it
was voted that the conference take a
recess until 5 o'clock p. m , when it
was expeoted that the report of the
committee on address would he ready.
Colonel Dargan invited all the mern
bers to come before the committee and
submit tbeir views to assist in the
drafting of the address.
So, after barely twenty minutes in
session, the conference temporarily ad
journed. It will thus be seen that the
opening of the doors did uot let the
general public very deeply into the
inner workings of the conf?rence.
When the hour for reassembling ar
rived, the Senate Chamber was well filled
with an audience of spectators several
times as large as the conference itself,
and the members of which, indeed,
were a little slow in putting au ap
pcarance, by reason of the committee
still having to pot the last finishing
touches on the address prepared.
Ar 5 21 Chairman Jones again called
the conference to order, ani Colonel
Youmans read the report of the com
mittee, which comprised the following
The. situation of political affiiirs in
South Carolina demands the imm?diate
and earnest consideration of every good
As Democrats and farmers seeking no
personal gain, but influenced by strong
convictions as to the good of our State, ?
we desire to present our views to the
Democratic voters of the State, and ask j
for these views a fair and thoughtful j
The Democratic party is indicted by
some of its own members for favoritism ; ?
for relinquishing its functions to an |
obiigarchy of aristocrat? ; for betraying j
the confidence placed tn it by the people ; j
for wasteful extravagance?even for
corruption. Our natural foes have not
alleged so much
Men within the party, claiming to
represent eighty per cent of the Demo
cratic voters and having aspirants for
office, have not submitted their claims
according to the usual methods upon |
their merits and the judgment of 0 a ?
Democratic convention, but upon ficti
tious pretexts have formed a party
within the party, held a convention,
adopted a platform, practically nom
inated a candidate for Governor and by
meaos of an organized campaign com
mittee propose to force their candidate
upon the State Democratic Coovention
io the name of the farmers of South
In this departure from usual methods
in our judgment there is an iunovation
pregnant with great danger to the unity
and harmony of the Democratic party.
Conscious of the fact that the purity
and integrity of our institutions is de
pendent upon the solidarity of the
party, we view with the greatest ap
prehension the deliberate declaration of
the candidate, which, in our opinion,
j arrays caste against caste, and, divid
the white people, endangers Anglo
Saxon supremacy.
Believing that upon the perpetuity
of the Democratic party in South Caro
lina, as at present constituted, depend
the peace and prosperity of the State
and the general welfare of the people ;
believing that the methods of nominat
ing State officers by that party in the
past have been fair, honorable and just
to all classes of our citizens, regardless
of occupation or calling ; believing that
the administration of the State gov
ernment has been in the past and is
at present able, pure, honest and free
from corruption ; believing that an
attack upon the party, under these cir
cumstances, is a reflection upon the in
telligence and integrity of the people ;
believing that the party's motto in the
future should be as it has been in the
past?"equal rights to all, special privi
leges to none"?we, the undersigned,
farmers and Democrats, desire to enter
our solemn protest against the unusual,
unprecedented and revolutionary action
of the Shell Convention. As Demo
crats, we cannot witness without protest
the control of our party by a faction.
As agriculturists, we will not permit
our honorable occupation to be degraded
into a spoilsman's machine. As citi
zens, we will not be silent under mis
We believe that in these declarations
we voice the sober opinions of a ma
jority of our Democratic farmers. The
success of the "Tillman Movement/'
under the "Shell call/' would mean the
discredit of the Democratm party by
itself. It would embroil the party,
make local quiet impossible, and check
the industrial development of the State
In the eyes of the country, it would
be a verdict against the Democracy of
South Carolina. We confidently ap
peal to that Democracy to arouse itself,
and to support our protest against the
aggrandizement of cue man at such a
cost f6 the State !
The address is signed by the follow
ing members of the conference : Iredell
Jonfs, President; John J. Dargan,
Secretary ; L E. Campbell, Anderson;
L W. Youmans, Barn well; Thomas
11 Ileyward, Beaufort; W. G. liinson,
Charleston ; A McQueen, Chesterfield ;
C. S. Laud. Clarendon ; D L. Redish,
Colleton ; E. W. Cannon, Darlington ;:
T. W. Woodward. Fair fie Id ; Smilie A.
Gregg, Florence; It Causey, Hamp
ton; A. H. Boykin, Kershaw ; S. D.
Garliiigtoa. Laurens; Theo . P.
Hobzhauser, Lexington ; D. W.
Bethea, Marion ; James A. Peterk?n,
Oraugcburg ; J. C. F. Sims, Richland ;
Eiwin Harper, Williamsburg; J. 11.
Davidson, Newberry.
Mr. Heyward, of Beaufort, moved
that the report of the committee be
adopted, and the motion was promptly
Col. Youmans said he wanted first to
say something about the charges made
agaiust the Democracy of-South Ciro
lina The charges that the State was
ruled by an obligarchy ; that Hampton
and the other leaders of '76 did not
represent the true sentiments of the
State ; that there bad been corruption?
all were false and could not be sus
tained. The State government since
187G had been as pure and patriotic as
ever presided over any organized body
of human beings. lie challenged the
makers of the charges to the proof.
The address was then adopted by a
unanimous vote.
At the suggestion of Chairman Jones,
I the Secretary read extracts from the let
ters received from those gentlemen in
vited to the conference who had not
{ attended, but had sent their regreis and
stroug-wi itten endorsement of the pur
pose and object of the meeting. En
trscts were r?ad from letters f om the
following : General Stockier of H rkeiey,
J. T. Douglass, of Union, J. W
Stribbliog of Spartanburg, D. F Brad
ley, of'Pickens, John B. Irwin, of
Lancaster, John W. Shelor, of Oconee,
Iv. A. Love, of Chester, Jeremiah
Smith, of Horry and 1?. A. Shaw, of
Colonel J. J. Dargan. of Sumter,
the Secretary of the meeting, thin ad
dressed the convention iu the stirring-j
style peculiar to himself.
The Colonel is a natural orator aud j
i-* blessed with a fluency which many a
public spt^ker might envy, a voice
powerful yet pleasant?at ieast to all
ears but those of his opponents?and
he possesses that quality, alas, too rare,
of saying something when he talks.
Colonel Dargan said they had been
told on the floor of the Shell Conven
tion that the people needed to be politi
cally educated, and that a full and free
discussion of the issues of this cam
paign would be demanded. He be
lieved it to be fht? wish of the conference
he addressed that the people of South !
Carolina should have that political cdu- j
ca ion. a^nd that everywhere that free j
and full discussion referred to should be j
had. Whenever the speakers represent
ing the Shell Con ven ti pn should be |
heard they should be met by speakers
reoresenting the views of this confer- ?
enee and let the people have the light
of argument and discussion thrown on
'the issues. Give the people that edu
cation, he said ; they needed it, and
when they get it aud understand the
truth, the destruction of Tiilmauism in
in South Carolina will follow. If the
advocates of that doctrine are true Dem
ocrats, as they say; if they comprise ?
the large majority of the party, as they j
claim ; if their views are correct, as [
they arge ; then they should have the
coutrol of affairs. Bat he believed that
the principles advocated by this confer
ence, when properly understood, would
attract the numbers, as they had right
ou their side, and victory would be
He said the people of South Carotina
were ready and eager for this discus
sion of issues. Let, then, all personal
abuse, vituperation and offensive flings
be put aside and not indulged in, but
go on enlightening minds that have
never been enlightened. The news
papers could accomplish much ia the
way of eolightment, bat there are many
that could not be reached through the
There should be speakers to meet the
man they believed to be wrong and
belived if elected would do detriment to
this Siete, and show the baselessness of
his charges and the fallacy of bis argu
Colonel Dargan said be was there to
say there were men in this County who
had done all for the Democratic party
any one could, and who believed Till
man right.. He the speaker,
believed tbey were in the minority
though, and that if the members of this
conference, and those who thought with
them, did their duty, at the end of the
campaign such would be found in a
pitiful minority. Let all do their
whole duty and the result would be the
triumph of the true Democracy of
South Carolina. [Applause.]
After it was voted that all members
of the conference sign the address, Mr.
Alexander McQueen of Chesteifield
moved to adjourn, and at 6:05 the con
ference adjourned sine die. having been
actually in session in all but sixty-four
min?tes since the time of its first as
What can b9 Canned.
To the Editor of The News and
Courier : Some few of our readers do
not seem to fully comprehend my state
ment which recently appeared in the
columns of The News and Courier on
the profit of the canning business, and
are tinder the impression that tomatoes
are about the only articles that cam be
packed to advantage, and to undertake
the packing of the various fruits and
vegetables it would require special ma
chinery for each article tbey packed ;
they also asked to be enlightened upon
the subject of quotations, cost of skilled
processors, etc, etc.
In my recent letter on the profits of
canning, tomatoes were taken as an ex
ample. We all know tomatoes are a
staple article of food and are in constant
demand ; for this reason a market can
alway be had at paying prices, bat we
also have other articles of food in tin,
equally in as large demand, and of
which the South raises large quantities.
I herewith name the various fruits and
vegetables that it will pay to pack, with
present quotations :
Cans. Per doz*?n.
Peaches, 3 pound $2.00 a $2 25
Pears, 3 pound 1.50 a 2 00*
Apples, 3 pound 85 a 1 00
Q-dnces, 3 pound 1.40 a 1.50
Biackberries, 2 pouud 50 a 60
Blueberries,- 2 pound 80 a 90
Goosrberries, 2 pound 60 a^ 70
Whortleberries, 2 pound TO a 80
Asparagus, 3 pound $2 50 a $3 00
Okra, 3 pound 1.2i a 1.40
Okra and tomatoes, 2 pound 90 a 1.00
Okra and tomatoes, 3 pound 1.15 a 1.25
PeiS, 2 pound 1.75 a 2 25
Putnpkio, 3 pound 95 a 1 CO
Tocjatoes, 3 pound 82A a 1 00
Totsato?*s 2 pound 62?- a 70
Beans (Lima) 2 pound 1 lo" a 1 25
Beans (string) 2 pound 100 a 1.50
Ovsters and clams very scarce : 1 pouDd
cans are quoted at ?1.10 per dozen, 2 pound
cans at $2 per dozen.
From above one can readily see that
tomatoes are not the only article that
good profits can be realized upon, when
we take into consideration that one bushel
of peaches will fill 20 3-lb cans, and are
worth ?4 50 per case of two dozen, of
about ?4 per bushel. Figure cp th?
profit iu packing 2.000 3 lb cans of
peacbe? per day, at 50 cents per bushel?
paid for the peaches What better
profits are to be asked for on other
ft aits and vegetables? Hun ever the
list carefully.
Packers clear from one to three cents
per can on the various fruits and vege
tables. This includes the buying of
raw material, for which sometirr?s tbey
are compelled to pay large prices.
This is where the farmer has the ad
vantage. He raises his own produce,
consequently he is the man best adapt
ed for carrying on the business
Lucky is the mau who has a good fruit
crop this year ; he will make money.
The entire crop of Maryland and Dela
ware is absolutely killed, and no fruit,
particularly peaches, will be packed this
sea>on. Sweeet potatoes and pumpkins
will be packed largely to help supply
the demand for the army of pie-eaters.
Squashes will also be packed, and will
pay well. The cauning industry is no
experiment. It is an established busi
uess. aud if properly conducted will
bring in very handsome returns on
small investments Canning outfi.'s are
adapted to canning all the various fruits,
and vegetables, also fish, cysters, shell
fi-h, meats, etc, no extra or special ma
chinery being absolutely required.
Some packers use special machinery io
order to facilitate matters, but the ma
jority do not.
Manufacturers of canning machinery
supply skilled processors to their custo
mers when wuatcd at ?2?50 per day.
But the art of processing amounts to no
more than boiling an egg a certain
number of minutes, and can be under
stood and carried out by any one with
ordinary intelligence. Let each one
who coabarks in the business do so with
the intention of making it pay, also let
the main object'of the packer be, how
nice he can make his goods, "not bow
many he can pack." The canning
business is a new one for the South,
and when thoroughly established will
add very materially to her advance
ment, and in these small factories ra
ther than in her mineral wealth will the
future of the South depend.
J. R. Calhoun.
Baltimore, Md., Aprii 14. 1890.
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The Atlanta Constitution
Accused of Treaefaery. *
The Macon Telegraph prints au in
terview with Sack, the Georgia Sadica?
leader, containing the following state
ments, which the Constitution ferae ?ot
denied :
Mr Buck says that f?t (r(fit? repelling
recruits he tras forked aft men believ
ing in Republican principies Co vote the
Republican ticket. He says that ra
1888 he brought Mr. McKinley to
Atlanta to help devide tbe wirke Ind
negro vote On the tariff question, but as
the Democrats continued b} drawing
the color line to keep <!! ?hite met?
from voting the Republican ticket, ina*
"any negroes" from voting the Dett?'
cratic ticket at the November election
in 1888, he saw little result.
Seeing that without an icrfe^ndej?t
press we could not rndtrse protectionists
to vote with us, t undertook to make*
terms with the Atlanta Constitution{
then suffering under its defeat in the*
free trade d?mocratie convention, to
come gradually to (be support of toe
Republican administration upon ?l?
inauguration upon tbe line of proteo- .
ti on. I had reason to believe that the
paper would do so, and that the i depend
dent protection Democrats and Repub
licans would join in opposition to the*
regular Democratic party, by which it
was thought we could elect several
members of Congress ro 1890. But
tbis paper could not stand the pressure,
and to recover good standing in ite*
party, dropped its strong support of
protection aod began to bowl about
negro supremacyand straightway
turned its wrath upon the Republican
! ??i ?11
William D. Jackson, a well know'd
lawyer of Augusts, Ga , has solved the*
jute bagging problem that bas agitated
cotton circles so long. Jackson baa
perfected macbanical appliance* for"
making bagging from cetto? stalks,
and be has just returned front New"
York with a roll of bagging.
Expert men say that it is in every
respect equal to cotton bagging. He
will buy tbe bare stalks from (he farms
and cao afford to pay about {2 a ton
laid down. annual stark yield will
bale three years cotton croo. The ma
chinery comprises heavy corrugated
rollers, With vats of running #ater,
carding machines and bagging looms.
It is estimated that in making bagging
from cotton stalks two million doll?rt
annually will be put into the pockets of
farmers foc what is now cleared front
the field at an_expense.
Augusta will Be ead'qu?rters for the
company's mill and offices, which wilt
extend from Virginia to Texas. Jack
son had tbe roll of bagging which is
exhibited woven by the jtftd bagging
looms of J. C. Todd, Patterson, N. J.#
and he says that experts pronounce it
equal to its jut? riitfl ?ottoe stalk
bagging is less inflamable and is only
a shade iarker than jute.
Amateur Entertainment*.
Most amateur entertainments are give?
in places where there are no regular1
stages, and in stich a ease a platform
should be built about three feet Hlgfc and
ten ot more deep, the full width of tbc
room. Curtains <rf canton flannel t*?n
I be used, or large screens, if such are
more convenient. White the characters*
j are being posed for tablead, or the stage
being set for any scene, the piano or or
diestra can be played as In a theatre,
and for that reason th? (jl?rfo should be
outside of the curtain or on the floor. A
dressing room should be parted off on
each side of *!ie stage.
There are books which have many
bright litt?e comedies requiring two,
three Or four characters, Auiong them
are: "A ll?f?jy Fair," only requiring
I two persons: "A Fair Encounter," need
ing but two women, or "Weeping
Wives," needing four. This last was
translated from the French by Mrs.
James R. Pitcher, of Short Hill's, ?. J.
There are many others which are bright
and good. Let the manager beware ?l
tragic pieces, or "scenes" from "Mac
beth." "Mary and Elizabeth." or "Romeo
and Juliet." Let everything of this kind
be light and sprigh tly. It is within the
possibilities for a man or wotiia? who is
a good manager of parlor entertaiii
ments to write a piece that shall be full
of amusement, because uovo! and new<
and novelty is to be sought for.?OlivO
How Kiln Wheeler Wifces Dresse*.
Among the ladies who s?eu? to have
the gift of dressing is Ella Wheeler Wfl
cox, the poet. She knows herself, and!
has adopted to herself a style that is a
part of herself, and it is all white .for
home or evening dress. When you have
left her presence all you remember Is a
sheen of satin and a film of lace, a statu
esque figure not too largo or too small, j*
sweet, genial face, two loving eyes and a
crown of burnished hair. This is just as
it should be. In the street She wears
soft gray and fawn colors, ?t?d every
thing is just simply a setting \rrrich is"
never obtrusive, yet is remembered be
cause of its perfection and its quiet fit*
ness.? New York Letter.
J. T. Trowbridge, the well knowri
writer of books for boys, is over 70 years
of age, and lives at Arlington Mass. Ho
has made a fortune with his pen.
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