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The Intelligencer from Anderson, South Carolina • Page 1

The Intelligencer from Anderson, South Carolina • Page 1

The Intelligenceri
Anderson, South Carolina
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LANGS for its Pretty Goods, used every means to select for you only the Choicest tiirngs.of the Season! DepattDient We are I the neighboring Towns of Greene have cftei is this Simply because we carry the in Upper Carolina. We can fit you up with aa Btylishr a juojj'Jj'jj "cities. Trimmed Hats Leghorn and iE little ones. our Bpacis see our French Pattern Hats. you will on hand a complete, 'a Patterns.

We are yon excepttroughui. YThfe bepwtment is replete with ail the of the Pattern $8.50, and $15.00. A rp'ief tf esi wfl! have the only one of the kind, as they are all differences Mohairs in all the popular shades, wool Goods at This Department is our are always tempted to buy whenever we see them. We bought a Tremendous Stock, but rn'diaLawn at 5c, 10c, 20c, upio 50c; at 5c, 9c, lOc, 12Jc, 15c, 19c, 25c, 30crs Fall stook; of the New HeEastitobed Lawns. Novelties in Bordered Lawns, 42 inches This, makes a big VY.1 VanDyke Flouncings and Edges are tho.correct thing for the seaspi Idicea of alV kinds.

Drapery Nets 50c, 75c, up to $2.00. Parasols from 25c to $10.00. 3 Oat Puritan Silk Son Umbrella is warranted by. the manufacturersW 95c. Mourning Parasols.

of Low Gat Shoes. Our line of, Oxford complete $135, $2.00. Patent LeatherDongola. Glace, Kid, Wo have scarcely commenced to tellyou.of our Stock, but our spaccf to finish next Yours truly, Gompourid Syrup off Red Gloy -31 WE wish especially to call the attention of to the above remedy, and ask that they examine into ita ifS before making theirprescriptions for the usual Spring disorders. We be glad to furnish the for mala.for this Physician who will at our Store.

This Syrup combines, in an agreeable Jj form, the medicinal properties of the more recently. dis covered and most approved Tonic and Blood Parifylngremedies of the vegetable kingdom. It will be found much superior toJtheJBlood Parifiers usually sold, and very much ORR ,2 NEVTfMCHINERY, PLANT THROUGHOUT, A FULL STOCK OF LiMBER, dressed or und SHINGLES, LATHS, WOOD-WORK, and MATERIAL of all kinds. AJEJL ORDERS EXECUTED OF DOM, SASH AND To sold JPIg-ures. are near the O.

G. Depot, HORS I DESIRE my friends and patrons to knew I have, just returned took? a of fine? SADDLE AND WIESS HORSES Which have been selected with the -j pweis. I aloo have a young, high 1 TROTTI Whioh will make the season at my fi Gome and soe Stock at oi care, and wilt be sold at reasons' ITALLION, GOOD MARES. Li. MoG-Ei: AU communications intended fo this Column Bhould be addressed to D.

RUSSELL, School Commissioner, Ander S. C. We present here a communication from one of our most successful teachers along the line suggested by a recent arti? cle in this column, and we hope to hear I others, either giving the results of their own experience, or making sugges? tions. And we wish especially to call theVattention of the teachers to one thought contained in the article, and that is, "as is the patron so is the pupil." word of this is true. II: the is a friend to the school and inter success, most likely his child be, and this puts the child and the school far on the highway to success, iss Lizzie seems to have solved, the uestion of how to get the patrons to me to the school house, and others ay do likewise.

One other thought we ould call attention to, and that is the ggestion that the patrons be heard through the Teachers' Column, on't some of the school patrons let us from them in the way of suggestions achers? WheU the crops are "laid and leisure is more abundant, write ome of your thoughts, and "faith print'em." Anderson, June 13, the Editor of Teachers1 Column: your earnest'request of the teach nme weeks ago to furnish something column, and, having tried the High Shoals Bchool of holding ptions at the close of each month, I ed to tell you of our way of con? ing and also refer to the good may accrue from them. are scores of devices for Friday fcawernoon exercises, some very suitable Robes'having just been given in the piece "School-Room Recreation," but good for one school may not be at perpetual ijeand adaptation will answer. It I Jthrough any spiritof boasting or ism that I speak of our exercises, for, jed, they were far from perfection, the hope that some teacher may to introduce some such exercise iture of the school, I present them. usual programme, though varied tonally, consisted of memory gems, concert recitations, dia speeches and songs, all of which racticed at least once beforehand, ere let me say it is by far the best teacher to select extracts and them to the pupils; In order to .11 prepared for the reception, we ted a certain time for the pupils ort preparation, and if any of them not report favorably, the teacher assisted them in the work outside ools hours. used, occasionally, an for die school taken from the Teachers' 'ft It takes more practice to get kind of exercise than separate ons, but the study of noted men uthors should not be omitted on ccount.

In February we UBiid the tington birthday exercise. At one we had a mental arithmetic drill, on the map of South Carolina, ot think it a good plan to have teaching exercises. There Bhould reak in the regular work for recre and pleasure. Reading, form, or essons, in fact lessons of any kind, made interesting with little ones, ed you can get their attention, but iny visiting brother and sister are to get their full share of it. Of the regular work should be re to and commented npon, also cards should be distributed.

We it a point to devote a portion of the to fun or "recreations." Had mo songs, noisy concert recitations of ieces as "The Menagerie," "The est," and guessing and thinking Told conundrums; at other times es and jokes or amusing Btories, bo es a good language lesson, we had so much fun. The whole exercise from one to three p. m. The fam of the patrons were generally repre often by the parents themselves, co operation of the three factors of pupils and patrons? ught and, in a measure, secured by receptions. An educational senti is the teacher no lon calls It my school, but our school, mistake is more fatal than the mpt to run the school without the nts.

It is perfectly natural for the dren to listen to the conclusions of "powers behind the throne" before ty do to those of the teacher, and, if re should happen to be a feeling of judice there, they will soon share it. is the patron, so is the pupil. There few patrons that are too busy to de? an hour or so once a month for the of their school, for their attendance tainly adds life and interest to it, and urages the teacher. The pupils go forward with the work they are ng with a determination to succeed, trons should, by no means, confine ir visits to reception afternoons, but uld drop in some morning when the ildren are fresh, and see them at their ery day work. Let all the home folks it the school from baby to grandma, teacher, as a rule, does not have uch time to visit, so the best plan is to to establish cordial relations at the hool house.

The attention of the pupils is awak? ed by the effort made to entertain their itors. They feel the responsibility are happy to think they can do metbing for the pleasure of their lends. The effort to please leads them of themselves, and drives away self hness. If the children were better rained in this respect, we would see at ur social gatherings very few young per ons Bitting by the walls waiting to be utertained. These exercises tend to them to try to contribute to the pleasure of others.

We should strive Uo lead them to feel it is not so much what they dp or say that gives highest pleasure, but how it is done or 'everything should be done earnestly and decidedly, and not in a listless, "don't care" manner. To gain the power of doiug even little thingB "with an energy of purpose or a faithfulness of zeal," is LNDERSON, S. Cm no unimportant matter. The boy that is willing to be, or do something in school, is most likely to make a success in life. The energetic ones are ever ready to take a part in these exercises, but sometimes there are some who would like to shirt.

They deem nothing worthy of their attention that is. not gained from text books, and declare all else extra work. The teacher need not be discouraged when she meets with such cases, for they may be brought to see the folly of self? ishness and with their ambition aroused, they may surpass others at last. The question of timidity is perhaps a trouble? some The desire to please usually overcomes it. A small child knows nothing about being "scared," if no one warns him beforehand.

Mr. Editor, I give you the privilege of "boiling" this do wo, and do not envy you the task. I do wish you could pre? vail on the patrons to speak to the teach? ers through our column, and gives ub their views on any subject they may Bee proper. Hoping to hear soon from other teachers on this subj act or some other one, and, expecting to meet all of them at the County I am, as ever, One of your teachers, Lizzie H. Anderson, Federal Interference at Hue Polls.

The Federal election bill now before Congress attempt to hide' poison with honeyed words. The Republican party most have lost its grip on the common sense of the conn try if it can seriously hope to continue in power "by the liberal distribution of pa? tronage and. the use of force if necessary. Tibia bill begins wich a piece of hypoc? risy and ends with a piece of chicanery, since it pretends to have general applica? tion, but is aimed solely at the South. When translated into cold blooded Anglo Saxon it means that if the South doesn't vote the Republican ticket it must be made to.

To take the control of elections out of the hands of the several States is an in? tolerable insult'to every self respecting section of the republic. If the people are so debauched that they can't be trusted to conduct their own canvasses; if on the verge of every election of Fedeial candidates it is necessary to send an army of political heelers who happen to be out of a job or who. are hungry-for government pap to watch the polls in the interest of-the party'in power, "we are not very far from spontaneous combustion. But it is gammon, humbug. and buncombe in about equal proportions.

The law is not intended to apply to Republican districtsand will "lot interfere with, the general purchase of votes by the 'party Its chief business will' be to urge Southern negroes to throw Southern States into the Republican ranks. That is the plain English of the meas? ure, however disguised it may be by the plausible logic and lurid rhatoric of its advocates. There are more than fifty thousand election precincts in the United States, according to the minority report. Several hundred thousand appointees will make a pretty penny out of the elections under that bill, at a coot which is reckoned at ten million dollars. The Republicans insist that the measure they are now debating will give the country an honest count, but in order to insure they would like to do the count? ing themselves.

It is a well known rule among politicians that the party which counts the votes is likely to win. The old saying; "I care not who makes the laws of the people if I can make their songs," is adapted thus: I. care not which Side throws a majority of the votes if I can have the counting of 'em. For complete proof of this statement it is only necessary to refer to those illustrious Republicans, Colonel Dudley, who has a patent-on the ''blocks of five" system of carrying a State, and Hon. Matthew Quay, the political vampire of PennBglvania and privy counsellor to the President.

The mensure is the -last desperate struggle of a party which began its existence with principles wholly good, and seems likely to end it by methods wholly bad. It once commanded our respect, but is rapidly falling into common contempt. It has journeyed from its ancient virtue to a firm belief that the only honest count is the one that counts a Democrat out of office and a Republican into it. In the last generation it scourged the money changers from their tables in the temple, but it hau since set up a table of its own and adopted the practices of the very men it formerly expelled. No political party in the history of the country has so weakly yielded to the de? mands of monopoly or oppressed the wage earner with such unyielding tern per.

And now it caps the climax of greed by a bill which begins with the assertion that the voters in every State are dishon? est and corrupt; thac the whole country is on the road to the devil and can only be saved by Republicans who have bought voteB in Ohio, and who played the deuce with honesty in Pennsylvania and Mon? tana. For ourselves we are lookeis on in Vi? enna undisturbed by party deals and bar? gains. We believe in the great body of the American people, their common sense, their conscience, their love of fair play. In the name of those people we say that Federal interference with State elections, Federal espionage and police supervision of the polls, is contrary to the Bpirit of our institutions and a gratuitous calumny that should be hotly resented. If New York and Kansas and Georgia have become so irresponsible that they can't control their own elections the whole case seems rather hopeless.

And from what we have fteen of the methods of the Republicans they are most assuredly not the teachers to whom we look for examples of virtue in public of? fice. The bill may therefore be summed up as a piece of political strategy to keep the Republicans in power a few years longer. York Herald. $100 Reward. The readers of the Intelligencer will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh.

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Address, F. J. CHENEY Toledo, 0. by Druggists, 75c. A lazy appetite bothers the rich nun more than an active one does the poor man.

HUESDAY MOKNIJ BILL ABP'S PHILOSOPHY. Atlanta Constitution, I heard a young man say to hia ployer "Mr. Jones called again to get his money, but couldn't and has gone back to his work. He said he had called three times and you were not in." "Well, let him call again. I can't stay here all the time just to accommodate him.

I wonder if he expects me to take his money to him 1" Yes, my friend, that Is just what Mr. Jones has a right to expect. He ought not to have been forced to call at all. You hired him to do that work. He did it, and it was duty to have hunted him up and paid him.

You are rich and he is poor. He can't afford to lose the time, but you can. This is the tyranny of capital over la? bor, and this is the cause of the conflict between them. Money is the king and labor is the subject. Jmst let a man get rich and he gets tyrannical.

There are but few exceptions to this rule. Woe unto the man who depend upon the rich for hia His manhood is crushed, and ha feels that he is helpless. Not long ago I. saw a struggling yoncg man writhing under this tyranny. He had worked hard in the broiling sun for a month and bad well earned his money, and it-took him three weeks to get it.

His employers were rich and their money was in bank, but one partner referred him to another, and the other was off on a trip, and when he returned he said he would attend to it as soon as he had time, and after several failures the young man was referred to the boss of the work for a certificate, and so his patience was tried for days and weeks. i This is" all wrong. A man should be just as anxious to pay the laborer as he was to get bis work. He should hunt him up and pay him. The sewing woman ought not to have to wait a week for her money.

The wash woman ought not to call but once. If you havent got it or are not at home, then send it to her as soon as possible. Labor is just as good as money. Honest labor is a full equivaleut for money, and is entitled to just as much consideration. Indeed, there is something about the labor and toil of working peo? ple that is It is a sin against heaven to withhold their just reward.

.1 know men who keep back the wages of the poor; They they pay late. "Does he pay you for your work, Uncle Sam "Oh yes, sir, he pay. He pay get iishamed to see me standing aroun'. I stands aroun' on de street and about de post office and gets in his way sometimes and den he pay. His money mighty good money dey say.

It draws intrust in his pocket." The lawyer.or the doctor can afford to lose his fee. The merchant expects to lose a certain on bad debts. The capitalist takes the risk of fortune and fire and flood and strikes and pesti? lence but the toiler can't afford any risk. Their food und clothing depends upon prompt payment. There is too much indifference about this thing.

Even the State of Georgia, that is so jealous of her financial honor, does not pay her public servants as promptly as she ought. She has no toilers who work are more deserving than her teachers, and they do not draw their pay for months after it is due. The school boards of some ot the public schools are equally in? different, and some of their teachers have to stay at home during the summer vacation for lack of means to visit their kindred. I know of some who have not been paid for two months and are not likely to be, Schooling is cheap, but teaching is cheaper. If capital was more respectful to labor there would be no strikes or unions.

Indeed, there would be no Alliance, for there would be no necessity for such or? ganizations. The average workingman does not envy the rich man because be is rich, but because his riches make him proud and overbearing. I heard a lady say: "Thess blackberry peddlers are a nuisance. I just sit in my window and scream, 'No berries; don't want before.they come in at the gate." Some of these poor, timid country have worked hard to gather those berries, so as to make a little money, and help the mother or get a colico dress or a cheap hat or pair of Sunday shoes. Who knows how many humble plans they have laid and how fond were their expectations that somebody would boy, and it is hard on their hopes for a lady to scream out; "No berries; don't want any berries would buy some of the berries if I didn't want them and didn't have a cent of money and had to pay in sugar and coffee or children's second-hand clothes.

We know very well that there is nobody suf? fering for the necessaries of life in this blessed land, but the poor and humble have some desires to better their condition and their appear? ance. Some of these poor girls can't go to church, or to school for lack of comely garments. Some have no father, some no mother, I know one whose father works all day in the mines and gets his dollar a day, and it all goes for food and clothing i.ud fuel and house rent. There are five in the females and he is the only breadwinner. There is noth? ing left fcr for sickness or medicine.

The rich pass many such people by and say they are no account. They are lazy and trifling. This is a mistake. The trouble is they can't get a start and their hopes are crushed. There is many a Cinderella in the ashes who would make a princess if lifted up.

The inner life of the poor is known only to God, but his curse is upon all who oppress them and his blessing upon those who befriend them. "The spoils of the poor are in your house. Ye do grind the faces of the poor. "Blessed is he who considereth the poor." The Good Book 1b full of such passa? ges. No poet ever wrote a sweeter song or sentiment; than Lady Dufferin in the Emigrants Lament? I'm very lonely now, Mary, for the poor mate no new friends, Bui, oh, they love the better far, 1 he few our father sends.

A man or woman or a child does not have to lie a beggar to be poor. Some are too proud to beg and will suffer and suffer on. An educated stranger has been working in our mineB for a month at a dollar a with pick and shove! and keeping his own secret. But he couldn't stand course he could not, for he was frail in body and not used to toil. He had a good, kind, careworn intellectual face and refused our offers of help as long as he could work, but was at lost forced to say, "I cannot beg I am ashamed." And so we raised a lit? tle puree and sent him home.

He wrote poetry and wanted me to sell it for him to the Constitution, and then I realized how poor he was. There is a luxury in doing good. If you don't know it, just give a poor, half clad bare-footed, blackberry girl a silver dollar for her berries and watch her as she shuts it tight in her stained hand and leaves you. She will take a sly glance at it several times before she gets out of your sight. It is a small matter to you, but it is a gold mine to her.

Maybe it is the first whole dollar she ever earned. I remember well the first I ever earned, and I have never had any since that would compare with it. It is loo hot to write politics now, and so I write something more soothing. Dr. Hicks says it will booh be hotter.

There is a conjunction of the planets. The hot and fieiy Mars has got in between the earth and the sun and is making our peo? ple mad. They are ready to fight over in Carolina, and there iB some bulldoziug near Augusta, and some blood on the moon this region, and it all comes from JULY 10,1890. Better pmt politicking till the planets move round a little; If you peo? ple are obliged to abuse somebody, lef them abuse lngalls. He is fat off and can stand it.

In fact, I think he likes it. We must all keep cool this kind weather. I got hot myself yesterday? awfully didn't get over it for a good while. Our I-tile grandson is over here on a visit, and while his grandma was napping the little chap asked me to let him ride old Molly around the lot, and I consented, for I knew that I could watch him from the piazza where I was writing. He meandered around the house for awhile, and all- of a sudden I missed him, and found that he had opened the side gate and departed these Coasts to town.

I hurried on my coat and shoes and started out in hot pursuit. It was just 4 o'clock, and the sun and Mars were in a When I got to the square I in? quired for a scrap of a boy riding my mare, and John Goode said: "Yes, he went up Main street awhile ago like he was shot out of a gun. The old mare had her back up and was making it in about three minutes to the mile and the boy had his feet rammed up to the socketB in the stirrnp leathers." "Oh, Lordy," thought "that boy will be killed," and I hurried on with ray heart in my throat. When I passed the livery stable I asked again, and Bob. An? derson said yes, "he went by here and old Molly was just a humpin of it.

He turned up College avenue, but you'll not catch him unless you git on a faster move than that." With desperate energy I struck a fox trot and kept it awhile, and then tried a Bort of a buzzard lope for a quarter of a mile, and met a feller who said, 'yea he's gone on down the Cassville road like he was huntin' for a doctor." About this time I caved in, and took a rest on the Baptist Church steps and blowed like a porpoise. Pretty soon a preacher came along aud said he knew the mare, but didn't know the boy, and his riding was like the riding of Jehu, and he rode up and down as well as for? ward, and was pumping in the saddle like a jockey on a race track. "I'll have to trust him to Providence," said I. Some years ago, when his broth? er was a litlle chap, I let him ride a lit? tle, and he fell off and lit on his head, and took the comatose, and the whole family Bet up with him all night, and de? clared his brain was affected, and I got the blame of it. If his brain is affected, I suppose that I am still responsible, and now here's another load for me to carry.

Mrs. Arp had no business to go to sleep. She had no business having grandchil? dren, or getting married, for all the trouble comes on me. A city boy hasent got much sense, nohow. No horse sense, no common sense, but they think they know it all, and more.

There is bigoty streak in all my posterity, and Mrs. Arp says they get it from me. I kept on ruminating as I walked along and the sweat rolled down in streaks, and by the time I got home the little rascal met me with an impudent laugh and said, "Grandpa, I beat you home by fifteen minutes." Well, he got a big piece of my mind as soon as I conld talk and use language appropriate, but his grandma took his side and thought it was Bm'art, but he must not do it any more, and that's what made me mad. BiLt Aftg. THE PBIMARI ELECT.

Clothed With all the Sacrednoss of Gen? eral Elections. An Act to protect Primary Elections and Conventions of Political Parties, and Punish Frauds Committed Thereat; Section 1. Be it enacted, That every political primary election held by any political party, organization, or association for the purpose of choosing candidates foi office, or the election of delegates to be presided over and conducted in the manner pre? scribed'by the rules of the political party, organization, or association hold? ing such primary election by managers selected in the manner prescribed by such rules. Such managers shall, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, each take and subscribe an oath that he will fairly, impartially, and hon? estly conduct the same according to the provisions of this Act and the roles of such party, organization, or association. Should one or more of the managers ap? pointed to hold such election, fail to appear on the day of election, the remaining manager or managers shall appoint others in their stead and admin? ister to them oath herein prescribed.

The managers shall take the oath herein prescribed before a notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths but if no such officer can be con? veniently had, the managers may admin? ister the oath to each other. Such oaths shall, after being subscribed by the man? agers, be filed in the office of Clerk of Court for the County in which such election shall be held within five days after such election. Sec 2. Before any ballots are received at such election, and immediately before opening the polls, euch managers shall open each ballot box to be used in such election, and exhibit the same publicly, to show that there are no ballots in such box. They shall then close and lock or seal up such box, except the opening to receive the ballots, and shall not again open the same until the close of the elec? tion.

They sfaali keep a poll list with the name of each voter voting in such elections, and shall before receiving any ballot administer to the voter an oath that he is duly qualified to vote accord? ing to the rules of the party, and that he has not voted before in such election; and at the close of the election they shall proceed publicly to count the votes and declare the result; they shall certify the result of Buch election, and transmit such certificate, with the poll list, ballots, and all other papers relating to such election, within the time prescribed and to the person or persons designated by the rules of the party, organization, or association holding such election. Sec. 3 Every such primary election shall be held at the time and place, and under the regulations prescribed by the rules of the party, or asso? ciation holding the Bame, and the returns shall be made and the result declared as prescribed by such ruleB, but the returns of the managers, with the poll lists, shall be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court for the County in which such elec? tion is held, within four days after the final declaration of the result thereof, and shall remain there for public inspec? tion. Sec. 4.

Any manager who shall be guilty of wilfully violating any of the duties devolved upon such position hereunder, shall be guilty of misde? meanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be puniahed by fine not to ex? ceed one hundred dollars or imprison? ment not to exceed six months and any manager who shall be guilty of fraud or corruption in the management of such election, shall be guilty of a misde? meanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars or imprisonment for a term not to exceed twelve monthB, or both, in the discretion of the Court. Sec. 5. Any voter who shall swear falsely in taking the prescribed oath, or shall personate another person and take the oath in his name, in order to vote, shall be guilty of perjury, and be punish? ed upon conviction as for perjury. Approved December 22od, A.

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Try it. Pruggists have it, vt2Cj5i', ii THE 11LLMAN TIBI'. What an Eye-Witness Thinks of flie Situ? ation. Atlanta Constitution, June 29. i am what 2 think about South Carolina, aid here goes, if I miss, A week's sojourn in a Stete cannot give perfect, or even a comprehensive knowledge of its affairs; but, in a few days spent in South Carolina, I was able to Bee and hear good deal that will throw light on the movement which is attracting the attention of the whole country.

In the first place, I would say a word about the noble a people as I ever had the good fortune to meet. Brave generous, full of courtesy, and abound? ing in hospitality, whether of the polished or the homespun sort, they are generally fair and they will fight at the drop of a hat. In fact they seem to enjoy it. There is something in the air that makes a man want to fight. The young bucks are spoiling for it, and it is all the older beads can do to keep things cool.

I was alarmed to discover that I was catching the infection. After wit? nessing the first day's proceedings, I thought discretion the better part of valor, but I took a different view the next day, and by the time I got to Alken I didn't care a cent for consequences. No doubt this sounds like they gave me good liquor over there; but as a mat ter of fact, I drank no more inspiring champagne than the air that blows over the waving corn, no better ale than the water that gushes out of the river gran? ite. These people exhibit many of the qual? ities of the French. There is all the stubborn determination of men who believe they are contending for their rights, combined with the fierce frenzy of a religious war.

There ia no man who can stem the even Wade Hampton. Argument is futile and the flood must roll on to sea. Who is the man that raised this storm, and is he able to tuIb it? That is a question South Carolinians are anxiously asking to day. Ail eyes are on Ben Tillman, a man of forty-two, who was I comparatively obscure a few years ago. It is said that he got up in the court I house at Edgefield four years ago to make a speech, and sat down without uttering a word.

It is told that he said afterwards, "I know what I wanted to I say, but I couldn't say it." To-day he is the best stump-speaker in South Caro? lina, the most self-possessed and the hardest to phase. Hit him and he hits back twice, trip him and he falls on his feet. In spite of this, there is a strange unripeness in his speeches. Some of his charges show a strange hck of informa? tion about the State government. He thinks out things for himself, apparently ignoring things which have been thought out by Others, and in this way he over? looks a great deal that his vigorous mind would easily gmsp.

Political economy he has fashioned to suit himself, and the result is that he proposes radical changes, As he says, he is young in politics, and a little experience in the executive department will make him more conservative. Already he is begin? ning to feel the tremendous weight of the responsibility he has taken upon himself, and he begins to show that riding a cy? clone ie not wholly pleasant, He is beginning to tell the people not to expect too much and is using more moderation in his speech. The farmer is very mach like the ox, he to make a break, but all the world can't head him when he starts. Mr. Tillman may be in the position of the little boy who yoked himself with a calf and started for a race.

He kept ahead very easily at first, but after awhile when the calf's blood got hot there was no stopping him. Johnny could not get out of the yoke, and at last, as they dashed around the barn and over two ditches at-a time, he cried in tones of despair, "Daddy, head us, blame our fool souls, or we'll break our neck This is the danger in extreme excite? ment among the masses whether the canse is just or not, and the suggestion is given for what it is worth. Captain Tillman is a man of iron will. As an agitator he is a success. As a ruler he is untried.

There is something Cromwellian about the man, his methods are radical and treatment of his oppo? nents is harsh. But there is one sign that he does not bear malice. He says, if he is'not nominated by the convention, his strength will be given, not to a dark horse in his own faction, but to one of the brave men who have fought him in the face of heavy odds. though he should be willing to make friends with all his opponents, he would not be able to do so. He been throwing vitriol too promiscuously for that.

The bitterness of those he has assailed is as extreme as the enthusiasm of his friendb. This is the common lot of those who are or claim to be reformers. They must make charges before they can start the movement for reform, they mu3t get people to believe the charges before they can get a following. Hate is the portion of the reformers. To day the name of Orowmwell is hated, and agitators in whatever cause, have a common fate.

The question is whether the proposed reform is of a magnitude to compensate for the evils of hatred and the o.estruc tiveness of popular passion. The seeds of bitterness have been sown in South Carolina among the white minority which is to control the black masses. No evidence has been brought to show that there is anything rotten in tfc.e State government. There does seem to be something in the complaint about the method of nominating State officers. The club system is not calculated to give a perfect expression of popular opinion.

It seems to be in South Carolina what the court house convention has been in Georgia. These conventions have pro? duced dissatisfaction here, and it is natural that the club system should do the same there. The further fact that there have been no public discus? sions by gubernatorial candidates, has added to the When the people see man face to face and vote for him individually, they feel that they have bad a voice in the selection, In Georgia, primaries have become almost the only way of choosing officers, and South Carolina will be better off under the same system. Gen. Haskell makes agood point about the farmers' majority in the Legislature.

But as in speech, the manner is often as important as the matter; in elections the method may justly cause indignation when there "is nothirjg very bad in the result. When they come to order a primary to nominate a governor, these South Caro? linians will have a chance to improve on the Georgia method. The Georgia primary, by counties, does not perfectly voice the will of tbe people. Where each County sends bo many representa? tives, whether the majority is large or small, it may happen that a man will have a majority of the popular vote, and yet fail to get a majority of the votes in the convention. The same thing happened in tbe elec? toral college of the United States when Tilden got more votes than Hayes, Han? cock more than Garfield and Cleveland more than the paradox? ical result of a majority in the minority.

There is reason for this in the federal government, but none in a State. The only way to get a perfect expres? sion of tbe popular vote of tbe democratic party in South Carolina is to have pri? maries and consolidate the returns for the whole State, showing the actual majority of the votes cast by the people. VOLUI Tbis is the only safe plan where chss is arrayed against class. The fact that the minority class may tarn the scale by making a slight inroad Among tho pri 1 rates in the ranks of the majority will make the majority elass -utious and conservative when it has eaptured the machinery of government. The gentlemen who arc conducting the fight against Mr.

Tillman are used to (politics and are among the most intelli? gent in South Carolina, but their plan of campaign looks strange to a Aoorgian. Utterly without organization, make it a point against the Tillman faction that they are organized and have an executive committee. Belying upon the State Democratic Executive Committee, the anti-Tillman people have no organiza? tion of their own, except in Kichland County. The Tillman people on the contrary are compactly organized in every County. This alone would be enough to defeat most any man in Georgia.

When I you add to it the result of five years of agitation, the result seems inevitable defeat. If the anti-Tillman people had organized several monthB ago, and had met every charge and every argument in every County, and had then put on the stump their strongest men, they migh have succeeded. It is barely possible I that they might do so now, if immediate organization were effected in every County, but I do not think they can do much at organization. The local politi? cians are terrified, and the farmers are drawing the Tillman lines closely around legislative candidates. There is hardly any material left for local organization.

The people in mass not listen to an anti-Tillman speaker. The thing has gone so far that it will take a house to bouse canvass to reach them, and it is doubtful now whether even that will stem the tide. A leading gentleman said to me in Aiken: "The men who have led the people in the war, in 1876, and in 1 politics ever since are powerless. They have no influence at all with the farmers. I have two or three uncles who usually vote with me, but they won't listen to me now." It is said that another wave has set in behind the flood in the upper counties, but I could not find out where it was.

Conservative farmers regret rowdyism, but they will vote for Tillman all the same. The important question remaining is, what will the republicans do Their leader says the democrats are destroying themselves and his party hopes for an opportunity. Leading men like General Has kell and General Earie pledge them? selves to abide the nomination, but they doubt their ability to carry all the anti Tillman faction to his support. A gen? tleman in Columbia estimates that 1.0, 000 to 20,000 democrats would not vote. 1 do not think so.

The democratic party does not usually poll its strength. It takes opposition to draw it out, and when'a man has receiv? ed the nomination through the regular medium, the party would rally around him when the old enemy appeared. It is but a few years since had negro rule and a robber Governor. Any evil would be less than a repetition of that experience. When the heat of the cam? paign has died out and r.he smoke has cleared away South Carolina will still be democratic.

W. G. Coopee. The Bearded Lady Es Bead, Wabrenton. Jane Eliza Finson, a lady about 40 years of age and well known throughout this part of the State, because of her luxuriant growth of beard, died at her home about three miles from this place on last Mon? day.

In make up she possessed every feature of a five feet nine inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, When quite a girl she was troubled a great the story toothache, and as a means of relief used poultices pretty freely. These were bound around the lower jaws. This treatment was kept up for many until finally it was discovered that, unless the poultices were discontin? ued, she would have a full set of beard. The poultices were left off, but this did not stop the growth of short, black beard that bad appeared on heir well rounded blushing face. Of course this was mortifying to the family, and shaving was indulged in to Borne extent, but this only increased the growth.

Finally all hopes of stopping the beard was abandoned, and it was allowed to grow. For twenty years she has a long black beard, possibly fifteen inches long. Naturally, such a freak was sought after by the showmen of the country, and several times was she approached with offers to appear with various shows, but each time she plainly and positively refused the offer. When she visited Warren ton oho was always the attraction for whatever strangers there might be in the town. She was exceed? ingly modest, and always wore a bonnet to hide her beard as much as possible.

She was never married and was always healthy until about a year ago, when her brother, Mr. James Finson, a gentleman of high standing in the County, died quite suddenly of heart disease- From that time she somehow concluded that her end was not far distant, and since that has gradually declined in health until las'i Saturday, when she was strick? en with paralysis and died Monday. She was born and raised about three miles from this Constitution. She Floored Him. Chattanooga, June The neighboring suburb of Boyce is all torn up with a sensation which is absorb? ing the social and religious circle of the entire community.

George LsFerry is a well known Baptist divine, whose eiforts in bringing souls to repentance have on more than one occasion received substan? tial recognition. Friday night he held services in Ebenezar Church at Boyce. A large congregation, embracing the best people of the town, was present. Rev. LaFerry preached a wholesome, substantial sermon of the Spurgeon type, and the trite truth seemed to sink deep into the hearts of his hearers.

Just as he finished his sermon, a tall, robust female arose from her seat and ad vs need toward the pulpit. The congregation immediately recognized her as Mrs, Fenn Crow, wife of a leading resident of Boyce. Mrs. Crow has long been prominent as a leader at the religious meetings which are held from time to time in the devout little suburb. Mrs.

Crow stood in the aisle until the benediction was pronounced. Then she advanced toward the pastor and with eyes flashing fire began excepting to the doctrine he had been preaching. The twain passed down the aisle to the door, preceded by the congregation and en? gaged in a vigorous polemical discussion. Suddenly the shrill voice of the woman rang out on the air with the word "lie." The bystanders looked up just iu time to see the woman's right arm shoot forward like a catapalt and land on the minister's neck. LaFerry fell like a dog.

It was a clean knockdown. LaFerry, despite his clerical calling, reached for a stone. The woman's husband cried out: "For God's sske, Elder LaFerry, don't hit my wife!" Here members the congrega? tion interfered, and the belligerents were huried off to their respective Atlanta Constitution. Dr. Brown-Sequard is going right along with his elixir theory and practice, and it has certainly helped him, if nobody else.

He says the day will come within one hundred years when a Ionic will be used which will give a person from 150 tc 200 years of active life. tfE 1. ALL SOBTS OF PARAGRAPHS, A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him. Sew York City's population by tbe new census is over 1,700,000. ou might as well try to shoot off a gun slow as to make some men act mod-; erately, China is tbe only country in the world trbere small fire crackers are man ufactuired.

It is said that there is an 8 months old baby in Quitman, that can talk. A girl of course. A Virginian, one hundred and one years of age, has wedded a Virginian dame ninety-one years of age. A horse has tbe advantage of a man in onci thihg. He's worth more after'he's broke than he was before.

Congress appropriates ten thousand dollars a year for tbe purchase of garden seed for distribution am the peo? ple. The government of Japan has sent six young men to America to be educated at its expense. They go to Westminster: College. ft is reported that the Mormons are gradually deserting Utah, and. tbat be? fore long there will be only a few of them left in the The scheme to number the hours of the day up to 24, instead of 12 and repeat, seems, to be gaining popularity, especially among railroad managers.

the formation of a single locomo? tive team engine there are nearly 6,000 piece 9 to be put together; and these re? quire to be as accurately adjusted as the. works of a watch. Eight Minneapolis cunsus enumer? ators have been arrested and put under bondu on charge of falsifying their-re-; tarns. They are said to have added at least 25,000 fictitious namen to their One hundred earthquakes occurred recently in three days in the-Japanese island of Meijaka. Many honses were destroyed and landslides occurred in va? rious places.

"Big Six," a Birmingham, (Ala.j colored man, earned $5 by butting three year old bull to dea'ih. After the j. animal had been butted five times it to the ground and in five minutes ma? dead. The growth of tho nails on the hanc'l requires eight or ten days more than those on the right; the growth igr7 mom in children than in adults, and goes, on faster in summer than in, winter. "How is.the lawsuit with the fellow who swindled you out of four thousaad going on?" "Oh, that is all "Ab, I see.

So yon got your money from him." "No, not at all; but he haiu; married my daughter." Mr. L. L. county, saw a peculiar looking old stump the other day, and after close inspection concluded there be something in He inrned the etump over, and in tb't)? bottom of if 93 leather-wing i bats. is related of a Johnstown boy whC' was drowned the other day that as he was sinking in the river he called to hia brother on the shore: ''Steve, be sure and take the milk home." This was an errand on which tbe boys had been sent.

The sun's rays reflected from some bright tin pans put out to dry set fire to a house in Sonth Fairfield, Mich. It happened that they were so placed the reflection from each pan focused the same spot. Sheet iron is rolled so thin at the Pittaburg Iron Mills that 12,000 sheels are required to make a single inch in thickness. Light shines as readily through oni) of these sheets as it does through or? dinary tissue paper. A Baltimore boy, while drinking coifee from a bottle, had his tongue drawn into the bottle by euction and could hot.

gel; it oat. His tongae swelled, the flask was forced into his month and it took doctors a long time to release the victim from the grip of the bottle. the millionaire, was the son of a poor farmer, and tbe ambition of his boyhood was to be a hotel keeper. He is. now worth $50,000,000, and his magnifi? cent hotel, at St.

Agustine, shows that he has carried out the desire of his youth in grand style. minister having invited a country editor to exhort in the meeting, the lat? ter was carried away, with his theme, and in calling mourners to the altai, exclaim? ed "Come now, while we don't put it off until to-morrow; now is the accepted time; now is the sub? scribe." One of the relics nur atone of the Confederate Home at Atlanta is a spur sent; by Longstreet. It was made from a Union cannon captured at the first battle of Bull Bun, and waa worn by Gen. Longstreet throughout the A Hooaier maiden sued Charles Johnson for breach of promise. Charles acknowledged the engagement, but prov? ed that he broke it only.after seeing the plaintiff knock her father down because I asked her not to go barefooted around the house.

The jury were only five minutes returning a verdict in his favor. An ear of corn on exhibition at San Luis Obispo, is described as being in the exact form of a human hand; the wrist, palm, thumb and fingers being all perfect. It is covered with small grains jo near the tips of the fingers, which are. bare prongs of cobs, giving the' hand the appearance of being clad in a mit. The largest corpse ever conveyed to a grave in Missouri was perhaps, that of the negresa known as big Jude, buried recently in New Madrid.

The coffin was .16 inches broad, 6 faet long and 86 inches deep. She weighed 750, It required the. utrength of sixteen pallbearers to place lier in tbe wagon made for the occasion -und lower her into the to the laws of Italy, fath? ers are responsible for their eons' return, when they leave the country, and, should they not return to do.the military doty re? juiredof prison. A young Italian, who had been living ic boro, returned to his native land re? cently, to save his father from a term of imprisonment. One old fellow in Edgefield County has the Tillmania pretty bad.

In asking tbe blessing at bis table the other day he is reported as getting a little mixed upon what he was saying and the following is what he said: "Lord make us thankful for what we are about to be? lieve Ben. Tillman will be for Christ's sake, Orangeburg Enterprise. A Paris surgeon has added to his collection of curiosities a silver teaspoon and a gold sleeve button, which he remov? ed from the stomachs of two patients, both women. If the patients had been men they would have surely died, but woman, bless her sweet soul and strong stomach, can swallow such odds and ends, and rise on the morrow without a wrin? kle on her face or a ruffle in her, tem? per. Commendable.

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