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t Wednesday, April 30. ; : : 1890
Head This? II. Landecker.
Notice to Creditors?'T. I). Feaster,
2 ?Mr. T. W. fluff has nearly <x?tnf
pleted his house.
? Mr. J. it. Curlee, of Greenbrier,
has moved into his new residence.
? The Waterce Prize Clp.b will meet
at Mr. T. L. Johnston'?, the second
Friday in May.
?"VV'e are glad to see that Mr.
t xr viKrktf is atrjifu an after* a I
fj lililVIM -v ?x
?A horse belonging tu Mr. I?. "W.
Phillips ran away on Tuesday and
broLe his leg?that is the horse's leg.
?Mr. (J. A. White has opened his
soda water !\?un', where everything in
that line can be had. Call and see
1 him. :
Tl?/i Trnrti (Vltmeil are HOW 011- !
gaged in reparing the pavement on
w College street. It is a good step, for
F thev needed it.
?We learn from some of the farmers
that i he frost of a few days ago
has killed the cotton that has come up,
K necessitating a replanting.
" ?The business agents of the Farm
J A mat KnrO nil MolldlV it
AJUAWUt (UVl MV?v W.. #
11 o'clock in ;hc Court Houte. Business
of importance was transacted.
?Mr. Jones Moblev, who clerked
for a long time in the grocery establishment
of McCarlev & Co., is now
in the employment of Mr. J. 0. Boag.
?Mr. William Wylie killed a wild
turkey a few days ago, winch weighed
nineteen pounds when cleaned. Can
that De Dear .' rairuwu
at the top.
-Messrs. J.T. Wallace, of Yorkville.
^and J. J. McLure, of Chester, have
recently beeu elected directors of the
''..-..i;.... uiiiinir *inii Mann
cuulll v^aicrikiu .ui?iu?, > ... .
?The people along Cow lioni road j
Kay? that Mr. M'M.knowsa good thing
when he ;-ees it, and that he is right
in speaking of the prosperity in and
around that neighborhood.
?On Thursda , at 3.30 p. in., the
^ _ Oil Miil ihut down. Parties desiring
k.iMc miitwi w,i int-al and ammo
.ciuted goods should get ihem at or.ce,
t as the supply is limited.
?The Amateur Ulub will play
& Alice Gray on next Monday night,
and a good performar.ee may be exit;cLed.
The money realized is to be
sent to the Davis Monument fund.
_ ?The Board of County Commisf
t-ioners held their regular monthly
meetirg on Wednasday. They were
engaged for several hours, owing to a
- ? - * Kn fAfQ thorn
jjrcnc umcuin ui uudiucos vuviv vuvu?.
?"It is useless to sing the old song"
of large stocks of goods, says H.
Landecker, for "old and youDg all
over the country know it." He has
r* fcought Hendrix's stock of glass and
^ crockery. ? ?
?Mr. Delavau E. Ya'es, Supervisor
of census, was in town Friday, look
ring after the census business, tie
has not yet made his appointments of
feuumorators, but thinks he will hare
the last completed this week.
?Mr. E. Ten nan t, ono of our citizens,
has been under Dr. Evans' treatment
for deafness, caused by nasal
catarrh, fie is improving nicely. Dr.
doesn't have to get reference* away
ifrom honis, but have them right here.*
? The latest in the line of cigars
fchown us by Mr. Milieu on
^ Wednesday. It is a novelty and quite
original-the peculiarity consisting in
the weed having a knife blade wrapped
| in the filler. How the worlu is ad
V aui>ui? ?
?Min Finch was before Justice
C Cathcart ou Monday making application
for a peace bond. He was required
to give bond in the sum of $50.
Brooks Montgomery was also before
the Juttice on the same charge, but
^ no bond,was required of him.
?The G. L. I/s have decided to go
to Richmond on the 29th of May to
jraV the unveiling of the Lee monument,
V if the contingent of twenty-four men
Hp can be raised. Go by all means, boys,
and show your respects to the memory
^ of the greatest soldier of the age.
?Dr. Glenn will please accept our
thanks for some of his liybridyzed
cotton seed. "We are sorry to leam
-that the Doctor is not so well just now,
and hope that he will soon recover and
send us some more of his very inter
nesting articles on agricultural subjects.
?We are authorized to state that the
-railro*d will make reduced rates to
f and from Eidgeway 011 the Ord of
[ May, from Columbia as far ag Chester,
for convenience of those wishing to
attend the meeting there on that date.
The speaking will begiu at eleven
?Silas Paulding's mule ran away
on Saturday on Congress street and
^ came very near sroing, wajjon and all,
f " into Mr. S. C. McDowell's grocery
V store, and was only prevented by Mr.
Jas. Elder with the assistance of a
tree, against which the wheel of the
V* ?We learn that the Quarry Company
- ' 1
W lias so mucn worK. un u<tnu mat * |
great many more stone-cutters had to i
be procured. Twenty-five or thirty
more Scotchmen Trill arrive in a few
' > days. The railroad leading from
-Rockton to the Quarry has been put
in excellent condition by the Quarry
?John Potter and James Nickolson,
Who were arrested and lodged in jail a !
few days ago on the charge of assault j
| and battery at the quarry, were re- !
leased on Monday on bail. They were J
Fboih said to be participants in the
fracas that took place on Saturday
night, which resulted in the shooting
of Rob!. Nickolson and the beating of
Mr. Wm. Rutland.
i ?Capt. W. G. Jordan is the recip
of a handsome picture of the
1 Barton Light Infantry, of "Waynesboro,
" Ga. Dr. II. B. McMaster, formerly
of our town, has been elected second
Lieutenant of this company. Dr.
i McMaster was for a long time an officer
in the G. L. I.'s. It is the sani i
i _ :
f old story. "Wherever the G. L. I.'s
[ go they arc made officers.
?The latest novelty in the chewing
gum trade can be seen in front of Dr.
~\Y. E. Aiken's drug store hanging on
a post. It is a very unostentious looking
machine. Should you have a
nennv and desire :t stick of srum
take it mid drop it in the box and
out couies your chew. Cull and give
it a trial. Don't forget to take your
girl with you, for every woman i<=
struck on chewing gum nowadays.
?Capt. W. G. Jordan lias in his
possession a copy of a picture of Genl.
Robert Crawford, ?f the British Army,
taken over a hundred years ago. This
General was a grand uncle of Capt.
Jordan on his mother's .<-ide. To the
reader of the Irish Dragoon, thi> picture
would have special inteie-:t as it
was he who figured with Charlie
O'Malley in the Spanish war.
?Dr. Evans has con? lude 1 to make
his liftfldnnaHcrs In Winnsboro for a
short time. Iiehas tieated with succcss
quite a number ot the best people
in our adjoining Counties. The Doctor
has rooms at the Wiunsboro Hotel,
where he will be pleased to see tbe
afflicted. Persons desiring to see him
should call early a* he wil remain only
two weeks. Th? Doctor ireats nasal
catarrh, dyspepsia aud other chronic
diseases- . *
?Policeman Gilbert paid Morris'
Photograph Gallery a visit on Monday
for the purpose of having a picture of
Andrew Phillips struck oil". Phillips
i? now in jail on a charge cf violating
a contract. He answers very closely
to the description of a man v*ho is
"wanted in Union County for assaulting
some woman at or near Fish Dam.
The Governor has offered a reward for
the assailant. Mr. Gilbert thinks he
has Ciged the right bird. The photograoh
has been sent to the Sheriff of
?Andy Brice. who left Mr. Wy lie's
some time ago for Mississippi, lias
returned again to his old home. He
says he thinks he "will stay. Andy
says he was three weeks on the road,
that the Mississippi River is all over
the whole country, and there is no
way of moving around unless you can
get a boat, and boating about to find
your cotton patch is not the tiling foY
one who lias lived on high land. He
says farther that there is not one of
ail the families who left liere who are
satisfied, except James Snake "VVylie,
who was fortunate enough to get with
a man who let him have two mules
and two cows. Andy is not very
enthusiastic over his Mississippi trip
as may be expected. After the luck
he met with he thinks that all the
others will be back before long.
A Call Meeting.?A call meeting
of the County Alliance will be held at
tVm fYinrf TTaiiqp on Fridav. the 9th of
May, at 11 o'clock a. m. Delegates
will take notice. Business of importance.
AV. L. Rosbokouuii,
Chairman Executive Committee.^
Deaths.?Mr. Frank Clark lost by
death his little child on Tuesday night.
The interment took place at the MethT
ft" _ 1 _ J
ociisi CDiircn oil ? eunesiu&v uiachiwh
at 5 o'clock.
News reached town on "Wednesday
morning of the death of a child of
Mr. Frank Brown.
Meeting of the Executive Committee.
?The Executive Committee of
the Democratic party of Fairfield
County met on Saturday. Atter some
discussion the following resolution
Resolved, That in the opinion of the
Executive Committee it is unwise and
injurious to inaugurate toe political
campaign of 1890, at this early day,
and it is eminently recommended to
the various Democratic Clubs in the
county not to organize for tbe campaign
until advised so to do by the
County Executive Committee, and not
to participate in their organized capacity
lit meeting for public debate which
are not authorized by the regular constituted
The Hook and Ladder Company.?
The colored Hook and Ladder Company
held their anniversary meeting
in the Town Hall on Friday night and
elected the following officers:
President?T. A. Goode.
Vice-President?S- M. Evins.
Secretary?C. R. Thompson.
Treasurer?P. A. Wright.
f\? i tt* iir \ n...
ui rectors??*. \v . .orowii, iviicn
C?rr, George Brown, liobert Ellison.
Axemen?William Smith, James 2*1 cCants.
Mr. R. J. McCarley was present and
made them an interesting speech, telling
them of the duties, etc., of a fireman,
which will no doubt redound to
the sr?od of the whole community.
Personal.?Miss Mattie Mackorell,
of Biackstock, is visiting her lister,
Mrs. H. Y. Milling.
Miss Lula Blain is spending a lewdays
in town with friends and relatives.
Mr. y. \V. Doty returned home on
Monday night, after quite a stay in the
capital. He reports good sales.
Mr. H. L. Elliott, Jr., returned to
Columbia on Tuesday, alter spending
a Jew days with his parents in town.
Capt. I. X. "Withers has received an
invitation to deliver an oration
before the Jefferson Davis Memorial
Association of Fort Mill.
Mr. E. B. Itagsdale left on the 5
o'clock train Monday morning for Laurens,
to attend the wedding of Mr.
S. B. Crawford, which takes place
?Mr. W. T. Crawford, of Shrieveport,
La., ix paring a visit in town.
Mr. Crawford left with his brother on
Monday for Laurens.
Mr. W. H. McBride Smith is in
town on a short visit. Mr. Smith has
for some time been engaged in the
Moffatt Manufacturing Co.. of Ches
ter, S. (J.
Mrs. S. S. Wolfe, after a pleasant
visit often days with friends in Charlotte,
N. C., returned Friday.
Mrs. La Bruce Sampson, of Georgetown,
S. C., is visiting Mrs. Ulvsse G.
Ermixie.?Miss Etia Wolfe has succeeded
in filling out the caste for the
opera Erminie with good voice* and
home talent. The fact that Miss Etta
Wolfe is directing this entertainment
is a guarantee that the people of town
and county have a rare* treat in store.
It is quite an undeJtakii-y to yet lip an
opera, such a? Ermiuie. *ui l. place the
size of WimifrlxM'u v.i'li home t:?lei<t,
but our conimunity never talis win u
once it is committed to a tiling. Pinafore
was a hucce.-s, a howling success,
and the Kirmesa was wonderlnl. Dut
those who have taken part in iCrsninic
should remember thai these entertainments
weie .-uccesstul because those j
who understood them work d v.Mir- j
infflv to make them t-o. This, we feel i
sure, will be d in* :?yain in Erminie,
and that the home talent *vill be sufficient
to bring out this beautiful little
The Penitentiary Farm.
At the Jast session of the Legislature
the directors of the penitentiary
-were authorized to purchase a farm
upon which the convicts may be
worked. Forty thousand dollars were
appropriated for the purpose. Accordingly
a sub-committee was appointed
by the board to advertise and
purchase the necessary lauds. Upon
this sub-committee was placed Director
Anderson, of this County. Three
tracts of land were offered, the True
Blue plantation in Orangeburg, the
Taylor place in Richland, and the
DeSaussure place in Sumter. The
owners of the True Blue and Taylor
places asked 840,000. while the De
Saussure place was offered at $25,000.
This latter place Director Anderson
considers more valuable than the
others, and will probably cast his vote
for its selection. There are claims
that the place nearer Columbia is best
suited on account of the proximity to
the penitentiary, but, as Capt. Andercrvti
covc it ia fn 1 if tins i< an
advantage and it certainly is not sufficient
to overcome the difference of
$15,000 in the prices. Economy is the
cry in public affairs at present, and
should be, and we agree with Capt.
Anderson in his efforts to save the
public treasury the nice little sum of
?15,000 in one lump.
TUE FAlillEES' COSFEKEXCE.
Nothing Wrong it-ems to Have lteen Done
?An Aildreeis Issued to the People.
Columbia. Dril 23.?fSnecinl.l ?
The meeting of tins conference of
farmers in Columbia to-day was very
successful. Twenty Counties were
present by delegates, and ten more by
letters endorsing the movement. Mij.
Woodward called the conference to
order at 12 m., then was the much
talked of "counter confercnce" in
session. Capt. Iredell Jones, of
York Comity, was made chairman, J
and Co.onel J. J. Dargan, of Snmter,
secretary. A committee of five was
appointed to draft an address to the
Democratic farmers of the State.
After an adjournment of a few henrs,
met again at 5 P. M., when the ad.dress
was read which calls on the
people to stami by the Democratic
party, and in which the party is
3troDgly defended, especially its method!!.
Unity and calmuess are urged.
From the spirit shown at the conterence,
it is not probable that Mr. Tillman will
be given uninterrupted stvav Jo repiesent
things as he chooses without some
reply. v. h. m'm.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
From Bethel Sabbath School, Fairfield
Circuit, S. C. Conference.
"Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly
Father to remove from our midst our
friend and brother, Nathan C. Robert
son, who for a long period has been
connected with our Sabbath School as
a teacher. Therefore, be it resolved:
1. That we sadly miss the presence
of our brother and his counsel and
instructions, but we bow in humble
submission to our Father's will knowing
flint. is too wise to eiT. too frood
to be unkind.
2. That we will cherish his memory
and hereby record as a Sabbath School
our appreciation of liis services while
with us as a teacher in this school.
3. That we pray the sustaining1 grace
of God may be with his wife in her
loneliness ana deep sorrow.
4. That the secretary record these
resolutions in our Sabbath School
journal, and that a copy be sent to the
bereaved wife, also to the "Winnsboro
News and Herald and Southern Christian
Advocate. J. L. Cauthen*,
I). G. Ruff.
Ul!JSSJCJUAiO Jtrvtt. i/jrc. .
Messrs. Editors: Will Capt. Till,
man answer the following questions
at the Ridgeway meeting on the 3rd
day of May?
1. Who are the aristocrats? What
is your opinion of the aristocracy of
2. Do you still consider the Citadel
a dude factory? If so, why? If not,
3. What is the difference between
the State House ring and the Tillman
4. Name the Railroad Commissioners
who have been tamed, so to speak.
5. Dotrt you think your suggestion
as a candidate for Governor ?i minority
suggestion? If not, why not?
6. Did you ecer say, "I do not want
to be Governor of the State, but simply
a Trustee of a S. C. State Agricultural
By answering the above you will
oblige a clod hopper.
3,fcs*r.s. Editors: The issue of your
paper containing the article by "Fairfield"
and the rejoinder of "Fair Play"
reached me subsequently to the posting
of my last article on "Tillmanistn"
or l snortiti nave mciuueu m u ?iini,
follows. ''Fairfield's" charge ot disloyalty
to the Democratic party is
general. ' It appeal s in the issue following
the one containing my first
article. - Probably I am not hasty in
nsammug mat ac reiers, m pait, iu mc.
If be does, in reply I have to state, that
my life has been spent in Fairfield, I
am mow well advanced into the evening
of life, and atn well known by
; many of my feliow citizens. I confii
dently submit to those, who know me
most thoroughly, and to the candor of
an intelligent public, whether or not
the conduct of ray life, and the senti
1. .?.. M/ianflif unKI < C r?l"? itr.
UlCIll5 U1 Ail > ictgunv ^uuiiw-vv? ??
tides sustain bis charges of disloyalty
on rnr part or the innuendos of "Fairfield."
Is "Fairfield" ns-ured of the propriety
of his posiiioii in publishing
such nr;ides iiii.-ubx-i ibfd by his name.
.\iu:itu:elln. April *2/i.
KKASTKKVILLK KAI!MKI'.S' TJ I.L.MAN
At the request of Messrs. T. W.
Travlor and, M. D. C. Colvin, the
farmers of this section met at Feasterville
Saturday, the 2Gth inst,, at
3 o'c-lock P. M.j for the purpose of
organizing a farmers' club, to be
known us the Feasterville Farmers'
x? _ n _ ,1
jljiu juceuiig was caueu iu viuti
by Maj. C. "W. Faucet te, who acted as
temporary chairman, and, was also
unanimously elected president, but
declined to serve 011 account of being
president of the Crosbyville Alliance,
fearing that the time of meeting with
each organization would conflict. The
following officers were then unanimously
elected and proceeded to trans
act business :
President?T. W. Travlor.
1st Vice.President?J. B. Prospt.
2nd Vice President?D. P. Crosby.
3rd Vice President?E. C. Ilouze.
Secretary?Robt. II. Jeffares.
The following resolutions were
1. That the members of this club
heartily endorse the action of the Farmers'
Convention which was held in
Columbia on the 27th of March.
2. That this club meet the fourth
Saturday in every month at 3 o'clock
There were some very interesting
talks made by Messrs. C. AV. Faucette,
D. P. Crosby, T. ~\Y. Travlor and
E. C. Ilouze, and also some suggestions
by some others. All present
nnite an interest ill the
meeting. Notwithstanding the busy
season "of the year, there was a good
turnout, twenty-two present, who
came forward without a single exception
and enrolled their names on the
list, and three who could not attend
sent their names as members. Had
it been generally known, doubtless
there would have been a larger attendance.
The following is a list of
T. W. Travlor, M. D. C. Colvin,
J. B. Prospt, D. P. Crosby, E. C.
TT/hico AV TiVm^ttrv .T K". Atenhfrn
son, Henry Jeffares, T. 1). Owings,
H. C. Coleman, AV. J. Crowdcr, AV. B.
"Wright, J. H. Kerr, C. E. Waters,
W. Y. Coleman, F. V. Avers ,Cr. IL
Jenkins, T. R. Jenkins, L. Feaster,
T. E. Dye. C. S. Porter, D. R. Coleman,
Dr. Charles Rabb, Robt. R.
FKOSPBK1TF ALONG THE COW
Editors: In returning from
the funeral of our lamented friend
N. C. Robertson, at Bethel M. E.
Uburcli, i tooK trie ww iioru ruuu
and whs much pleased with the appearance
of the country which in
thoroughness of cultivation surpasses
any part of Fairfield County. For
four or five miles nearly all the land
on both sides of the road is in a complete
state of cultivation with very few
gullies or washes, though the land is
rolling, and in other counties would
be called hilly. The road runs on a
ridge the land falling on on botn sides.
It is said that most farmers in that
locality make from 10 to 15 bales of
cotton to the plow annnally. Though
the land originally was only second
grade it now stems to be equal to the
best cotton land in the county.
Nearly all this section was covered
with old field pines which have now
been cleared off. The soil which is
gray saud and gravel underlaid with
clay seems peculiarly suited to the
growth of old field pine* of unusual
size. These lands, if level as those in
Eastern Carolina, uiight be improved
continuously so that in a few years
one might, as in Marlboro County, at
one view see 1000 acres yielding 1000
bales annually. But in spite of the
mellowness of the soil and the good
preparation, there must be a constant
6trn?gle to keop thete lands from going
the vr&y of all Fairfield lands.
Continual planting in cotton will exhaust
the humus, gullies will make inroads
and the margin of profit will
grow less. To prevent this it may be
necessary to increase the acrcage of
oats, rye, corn and pasture. Most of
the lands are terraced ana if oats, rye
and corn be planted in strips or belts
and not in separate fields, the damage
from heavy rains may be mitigated.
IIow does it come that this neighborhood
is the most prosperous of any
in Fairfield? First, ihe granite quarry
there has increased the price of land
and turned into money many piles of
rocks which before were only nuisances
to their owners. The quarry
has also for several years paid to employees
from $50 to $200 a day, much
of which money has percolated through
the community and added to profits
on many things. Second like, begets
like, a few good farmers in a neighborhood
grow to be many. Third,
the excellence of the roads bring the
farm and the market together and by
diminishing expense increases profits.
The final reflection is that the building
of the railroad from the Falls to
Alston and from Shelton to Camden
will develop and enrich many neighborhoods
in Fairfield to a much greater
degree than has been done in the
Green Brier and Mossy Dale err: try
for they will open np lands, richer for
corn and cwtton and possessing possbly
^1 n?nfl ItK /\r* r*t hftp nofn.
slipcilUl iuiuciai wvftuu v/i winvi * <**?*.
ral advantages. MrM.
Mrs Michaei Curtain, Plainfield, 111.,
makes the statement that she caught cold,
which settled on her lungs; she was treated
for a month by her family physician, but
grew worse. He told her she was a hopeless
victim of consumption and that no
medicine could cure her. Her druggist
suggested Dr. King's New Discovery lor
Consumption; she bought a bottle and to
lier delight found hetself benefited from
first close. Lhc continued its use and after
taking ten bottles, found herself sound
and well, now does her own housework
and is as well as she eve;- was. Free trial
bottle? of this Great Discovery at ATcMaster,
Brice & Ketchin's Drug Store, large bottles
50c. and $1.90. *
IJucklen's Arniac Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
liruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chepped Hands, Chillblains,
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and p<>sitively
cures Piles, or no pay required It
is guaranteed to give perfect s .tisfaction,
or money refunded. Price 2:5 c?nis pei
box. For sale by McJIvjV; Hrice &
Keteliin. / *
3IR. ME A RES BEPZIES
To Major T. W. Woodward's Letter.
Tri- Weekly Xews and Herald, April 20. !
Major T. W. Woodieard'
Sir?You have seen tit to publish in
the issue of the County paper of the
the *22ud inxt. an article purporting to
be a reply to a courteous letter I addressed
you in legard !o souie arrangements
nrouo-ed lor the proper man
agement of the public meeting hero, in
wliich you had previously accepted an
invitation to participate as one of the
I pass over any reference to your
extraordinary conduct, from the standpoint
of a gentieinan, in printing a
reply to a letter of politcnes without
notifying me even of your intention
to make vour letter public, and even
tbeu not quoting any more of mine to
you than vould serve the object yon
?o plainly bad in view. I pass that
over, for 1 am convinced fram your
action in this matter that you are incapable
of realizing your indelicacy.
But as it has been made a means of
flinging a s-lur upon this County Alliance
by alleging a most false and unwarranted
charge that its secretary
was inducing it to participate in politics
as an organization, your article is
calculated to bring that body and myself
f Innnn T o m hhWPV^!' 1*A
11C3IWC A. i?iu mv < ?! ?. - w
luctanily, to deneuuce the method you
have taken to evade lacing Tillman at
this place, by an unprovoked and ingeniously
concocted attack upon me in
the press of the State?not to speak of
the fact, gravest of all I charge against
you, that if you had not suppressed
my entire letter it would have plainly
shown that my only purpose in writing
you was courteously to inform you of
J the action 1 naa uesirea on inc part ui
your own sub-alliance, iu the matter of
these committees, so that if your view
did not coincide with mine you would
have the opportunity to prevent your
Alliance appointing their portion of
the entire committee.
If the statement you make in the
outset i? true as to a partisan nature of
the meeting which invites Capt. Tillman
on the one side and yourself and
Gen. Bratton on the other, to "divide
time" in a joint discussion, your previous
letter of acceptance precludes
you from any withdrawal except upon
weighty reasons, unless you are willing
t.-> inMir thfi ins! criticism of the
%v ?*" u?"
citizens of your County. They have
unanimously cho-en you expressly for
the purpose of protecting them from
vicious and "appalling" schemes, if
you think them so, of men alleged to
possess selfish designs upon the commonwealth,
and time and again charged
by you to be daugerous to the prosperity
of the people you represent.
You must feel thatj ou are justly liable
to this charge of delinquency in the
discharge of your duty as you profess
to understand it, when you assign as a
reason lor peremptorily uecuinug 10
meet Capt. Tillman face to face the
inconsequential fact, as you allege,
that ibc Alliance has been lugged into
it. As a good Alliance man you must
know that, it you beliave yourself
when you state that reason, vour duty
is all the more to appear, and, in|iddition
to exposing the wickedness of
Tillmauism in the State, denounce the
equal wrong you allege will be perpetrated
upou the Alliance body. But I
do not believe any one in this Connly
is so blinded by prejudice as not to
see through your subterfuge.
You could not have possibly meant j
as truth the insinuation that any orders
to bring the Alliance into this campaign
as an organization had been
directed to me as its secretary; arid,
instead of an unnecessary eulogy from
yon of Gen. StacLhouse, in which, by
the way, you take occasion entirely to
misstate his stand in the matter, you
owe this Alliance an apology, in my
opinion, for using it a? a flimsy excuse
to desert your post of duty on the 3rd
Your reason for not appearing here
is ail tbe more iauacious irom me xbul i
that this very month the County Alii- [
ance, whose" meeting you attended,
passed vigorous resolutions, which
were published, to suppcrt as candidates
only those who favored their
peculiar views upon political subjects.
As yet I have heard 110 pruiest on vonr
part of such a wholesale violation of
eaths you speak about?in fact, I believe
you favor tbe resolutions.
As to your concluding- sneer that I
and others arc desiring to ride into
office on Tillman's shoulders, such
charges are cheaply made, and cau be
treated with contempt. They come
with pxauisite <n-ace from you who
have so often been favored by the people
and yet have suffered disappointment.
R. A. Meares.
Ridgewav, S. C , April 23, 1890.
A LITTER FROM MAJ. WOODWARD.
Tri- Weekly JSrews and Herald, April 29.
Mr. lL A. Meares, Ridgcxcny:
Sir?I must have bit yon a hard lick
- - * ?_ - TT
judging Dy tne nowi you mane. iuu
also seera a little riled, so to speak,
and I don't blame yon, for it was
rather mean, I confess, to break up
that nice iittle private political shebang
you were running 0:1 your own
hook, for vr>nr own purposes, and
when a fct. v tllce seemed so near. But
you rnnsn't be angry, Richard, my
boy, it will happen so sometimes.
"The b?<st laid schemes if mice and
men gang att aglee." Don't be discouraged
by this little backset, but
pick your flint and try again, for you
have made great improvement in your
elnrtA AO TWO
J.U1C Ui SUUllC JJUllUtl*u onn,5 ?vu vuiuv
amongst us, and should persevere.
Yes, it is hard to have your trotters
knocked from under you in this rather
ruthless way, and I hated to do it, but
the time has come when things must
be unmasked for the good of Democracy,
and there is now too much at
stake to mince matter?. I had no objectian
to you playing the role of biy
Ike in the Alliance, nor of your being
chief cook and boitle-washer in matters
political and otherwise, nor to
I vour having: made your advent amongst
us from your Yaukee school fulmiuatinjj
anathemas and "pronuuciamcnto"
against methods and men, although
some ef the latter were here battling
for Democracy whilst you were chewing
gnm in jour natire State, but I
conld not stand that insidious attempt
which you made upon the Alliances,
knowing as I did that it would result
in the destruction of the order, it
allowed to go nnrebuked. In this day
of Tillmanism you are perhaps not so
much to blame after all, for there was
much of official hope and promise in
your scheme, but you had no business
to let me catch up with you. In lieu
of the "apology" demanded for your
Alliance, let me suggest, a monetary
schemc which will, I think, pay them
better. And I urge its consideration,
having heard that your transcendent
JinnncUriiuj ability on which so much
rel'ance was placed has failed them.
iue pian is iui>. uuvu uiu hiu^c-.>uy
Alliancc purchase the iren-.'hi/ secretary
of lhe (,'onmy Alliance at not above
par and then sell him for what he thinks
he is worth, and I guarantee that the
stringency of '.he money market in
and around Ridge way will be lifted
A few general observations now, if
you please. Why was it that you
called for committees from three Alliances
when there were four fineDemo
cratic clubs just as close? Mr. Tillman
is coming as a Democrat, not as
an Alliance man, nor in response to
the invitation of citizens as you would
have us believe, but to urge his personal
claims as per a programme
mapped out by Mr. Shell, in fact, commences
his regular State canvass. Was
it because you dreaded to have such
influences at work around? or was it
because you were not "indelicate''*
enough to ask the members to attend
what might ?be the funeral ot their
grand old mother, the Democratic
party? If the latter, I commend you,
for it is evidence that there is some
good in you after all. But you are so
"biggity," so to speak, and w?n't wait
till you learn our people and their
ways, and hence it is that you are continually
putting your foot, into it, and
keep your friends* always uneasy.
I suspected all along that you were
writing Mr. Tillman to come over and
help out your school commissioner
boom by gettihg up one for himself,
and I now have the authority for sav
ing- that your letters persisted in did
materially influence ihe matter. To a
man up a tree these things look a little
peculiar. I3ut "what ?f tha; Tillman
campaign club you called for? How
sirange it is that the president of a
Democratic clnb should be more concerned
about the formation of a rival
organization than in the rehabilitation
of one, with so much of glorious
Democratic achievement behind it as
thnt at Ridgcway. No, sir, it is useless
to denv it, actions speak louder
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too plain. Every nnjtur.diced mind
and even unbiased man will hold you
guilty of the charges preferred by me,
and will include you with the other
prominent Tillmanites in the Stale in
one ban.l of revolutionists, reckless of
consequences to others, willing to
jeopardize the unity of Democracy,
even white supremacy itself, to get
office. Bat a garbled version of your
letter was published.
If that letter wasn't a crafty insidi
eus attempt to mveigie me finances
into this purely personal partisan
issues, not by orders from the (Jouuty
Alliance, but by personal officiousness,
then I am ignorant of plain English,
and will have to doubt the learning of
several in and around town who saw
it in its entirety and agreed with me
fully. Yoa can't dod^e the conclu1
sion, not mystify the issues by even
the adroit use of that circumlocution
mill which you usually run so successfully,
nor will you scare it away by
raising your hack feathers ferociously
as you "did. Yon stand convicted of
all the charges made against you, and
I reiterate the whole catalogue, after
sober reflection, which I have given to
the case. This is just in keeping with
a cranky, wishy-washy, fly-up-thecrcek
sort of a fellow anyhow, with
the vanity of Lucifer and the brass of
a cast monkey. You say "I was unanimously
chosen for the purpose of protecting
inv fellow-citizens from vicious
and 'appalling' schemes/' etc., etc.
Great Scott! I hear there were tour
men at the meeting, three of them
spoken of for office, but they were
"unanimous." X think it is plain that
they aspired to three different offices.
It is a fact notorious in the County
that I always held myself subject to the
demands of my people, in season and
out of season, at any time and at all
times. But you caught me napping', I
confess, and for the first time in my
life I found myself not "protecting my
leiiow-ciusens" Dut iignriug as a
placard to advertise an insurrection in
the Democralic party and and serving
the purposes of a pettifoggy little tar
heel lawyer who having been an officeholder
ever since he caine amonget us,
now proposes to play reformer, "jiue
the band" and "rotate" himself into jl
You are "courteous," very. Why
didn". you write me before you wrote
my Alliance to appoint this committee,
especially as I was sixteen miles away
from them? This is another exhibition
of the meddlesome, officious, badmannered
course which you have pursued
ever since your advent in the
tTT. . . _ i. 1-^3 L ^ 1
uoutuy, wnat ngm nau you iu ue
arranging Mr. Tillman's meeting for
him anyhow? He has a regularly appointed
campaign committeeman "here,
whose business it is to attend to this?
Even he is complaining of your olEciousness;
but you can't keep your
hands off things to save your life. I
wonder that you haven't burnt off the
fingers of both hands poking them
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1IILU XJUt Icll [JUliS ill U1 vai vuua.
So far so good. But you have reserved
the worst for the last and are going to
consign mc to your eternal "contempt."
Xow, Dick, don't do this, we
are brethren, you know, and besides
this, I think X shall be able to survive
the infliction; be compassionate, be
considerate for the ills of others; don't
be "indelicate"; give me another
chance, and I promise you never again
to publisha ujmcaU,: letter from you,
unless it contain, like the last, matter
of public concern, or to furnish news
for drv papers, or because the spirit
' i. . /I ~ Z i \
moves me iu uu u.
Very truly yours, m
T. W. Woodward.
"FAIRFIELD" XOW CALLS "FAIR
FLAY" TO TASK.
Tri- Weekly JSeics (aid Herald. April 24.
Messrs. Editors: It was not my purpose
to take the initiative in stirring up
a newspaper contraversy, when the
communication 01 the iytn iU5i was
written; for such debates tho? they
have a beginning, seldom end until the
patience of the reader is exhausted and
editorial courtesy is worn threadbare;
to say nothing of the effect such de
bates have noon the tempers uf the
participants. That the communication
would touch some sore spot the
writer well knew, and that the poorest
cause will always find s.n advocate is
an old and true maximc, so no surprise
was felt when "Fair Play:? came to the
front. As uFair Play" takes exception
at some portions of my commuuication,
denies some and doubts others*,
and misquotes others, I will ask you
to permit me to trespsss a little further
upon your time and space. "Fair
Play" charges upon me, an attempt to
misrepresent Capt. Tillman; but he
does not point out the misrepresentation
except in one instance, and thai
one he says is too trivial to be serious-;
ly considered; but I would not misrepresent
Capt. Tillman even in a trifle,
so I wiil slate that the reporters of one
of the papers at least, in the State reported
him as saving that the Convention
had nominated the "only man in
the State who had brains enough and
nerve enough" to lead the fight against
the Democracy. Now Capt. Tillman
denies this, so the issue is between nim
and the reporter; and the public is left
I ill Bill I HI I m I?Tra-T
Highest of all in Leavening Power.?
to believe either as it may see fit to be-1
lieve. "Fairfield" does not charge "a
projected split," but asserts that in his
opinion there is now a present existing
split in the Democratic party; and
that the Tillman Convention was not a
Democratic Covention. The test for
admission was not allcgiance to the
Democratic party, nor were its methode
-v + V. "TV A
IxUlJSiSLC'll YYJLlll JL/^UJVuau^ mvuivug*
Now let me state plainly the reasons
which iinpell me to the conclusion that
the Democratic party is divided. In the
first place the Democartic party up to
the lirae of Tillman's advent had been
composed of all classes and conditions
of men united in one compact body,
banded together, in the first instance,
for the purpose of redeeming the State
from Republican rule, the maintennnw
nf Ancrln Sfixnn cnnremaftV. and
vw r* v j
for the purpose of establishing a pure,
uncorrupted and incorruptable government.
This party, we believe, succeeded
ir. its aims when Wade Hsmpton
was inaugurated as Governor; this
aim of the Democratic party remained
unchanged through all succeeding administrations
from Hampton's inauguration
down to the present time, and
we believe that this aim of the partv
has been attained, and that we have
had a fair, houest, impartial and economical
administration of the government
since 1876 to the present time.
Now this party in power by whatever
name you may call it, has been denounced
it the call for the Tillmau
convention, as extravagant in its administration
and corrupt in its management;
its representatives have been
charged with being "bamboozled and
tamed" by rich corporations, and that
instead of administering the afiairs of
the State in the interest of the people,
they are, it is charged, run in the interest
of corporations and for the benefit
of a rinsr of office-holders who form an
"aristocratic oligarchy." Now these
office-holders have been put in offi.ee
by the Democratic party as the duly
accredited reDresentatives of the Dem
ocratic party, and that party has for
the last fourteen years endorsed the
actions of these representatives. Now
the followers of this new movement
claim to be better than this party, and
above its actions, they claim to be nncorrapted,
"pure and undefiled;"
while the others are corrupt and
extravagant; thus is a clear line of demarcation
drawn, two classes formed,
and new methods and new tests adopted
by one class. Now which has the
best claim to tne oia name 01 jjemocrat?
So is it the class who adhere to
the old methods, who believe in the
old creed, or is it the one breaking off
Trom old creeds, old methods and old
palicics, and establishing something
new? Now it is claimed that the followers
of the new movement will
abide the results of the Convention,
suppose the Democratic Convention
refuses to endorss, or to act upon "the
suggestion" of the Farmer's Convention
? The followers of the new movement
must either submit quietly and J
return to the Democratic ranks there
to consort with men they have denounced
as dupes, and submit to the
man fhov VlQTTA /? I a V A/"}
ICJUCl OUIJJ' WA IUWU vuw; ~ ^vv?M*vvi
corrupt, or they must go the way
blazed out by others. It they continue
to consort and affiliate with the
followers of the old leaders they stultify
themselves, if they refase to do so,
they must either form a third party,
or become Republicans. So much tor
my opinion of the "split" and my reasons
for tninkiug there is a "split."
Now as to the policy of "denouncing
the farmers as a. class as being
Independents," this charge does not
tnnrh m<v as I have not denounced
them as independents. I did charge
those farmers who support this new
movement as being supporters of an
independent movement. "If that be
treason make the most of it." I know
and every one else knows that the new
movement is not supported by a majority
of the fanners of the State, as
will be seen when the August convention
meets. I admit that lam familiar
with the history of Judas, Arnold,
Chalmers, Mahone and SlcLane, and
other historical characters; but not
more so than the average mau of ordinary
intelligence, who believes that
we should know the ways of the wicked
in order to avoid them. And if
"Fair Play" had "a speaking acquaintance"
with their histories be would
not have such "an excellent acquaintance"
with the new movement; for he
would quicklv see the strons: resemhlanfip.
tf.vistiuor between them. There
is no telling1, however, whether this
would have saved him, for auy one
who in this age of civilization and in
the light of "Christianity thinks the
world 11 too rough on the poor Jeic'' who
betrayed his Master and Saviour, could
scarcely be saved from Tillmanism. I
know 'little about the call issued by
T. W. Woodward, Iredell Jones and
J. C. F. Sims, but the Tillman Convention
claimed to represent the farmers
of the Statu, and these gentlemen
being farmers and believing in the integrity
and honesty of the Democratic
party, I suppose desire to disclaim
any connection with the detractors of
The gentleman styling himself "Fair
Play" has learned the lesson taught by
his "political boss well, and seeks by
veiled insinuation and indirect innu
endo to cast adeubton my connection,
past and present, with the Democratic
party. As he does not know my
identity, nor does the public, it would
be a waste of time to protest it, and
such a protestation, in my case, would
not be necessary, as I am not connected
with auv new movement in the Democratic
party or out of it.
The gentleman quotes me as saying
that "men are to be judged by their
present actions;" bet be does not give
mv whnlp sp.ntpnc,f>. and then woes on
to say that "this is the asuai plea of a
reformed convict." I have not invoked
this maxim in my behalf, so the
point is lost. I will give him another
maxim more germain to the matter in
hand. Men are to be judged by their
present actions, for the plea of "previous
good character" is the last defense
of th? nnrcpentant and unconvicted
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Messrs Editors: "Fairfield" says it
was not his "purpose to take the
initiative in stirring up a newspaper
controversy." Again, he says, he
"would not misrepresent Capt. Tillman
even in a trifle." Row truthful:
Sambo, when canght with stolen e^gs;
"25b sah 11 neber tuc nuthin in my life.
I is as innocent as a chile unborn," bat
clap your hand on his hat and the contents
coinc running down his face in
AUi( V IV IT ? ,
"Fairfield" says in His "opinion
there is now a present existing split in ' gk
the Democratic party." And have
you a real live opinion, "Fairfield?"
It must be very lonesome rattling
aronnd in 'your cranium. Catch it.
Keep it. You will need it before this 3
campaign is over. - .i
So you would not misrepresent Capt.
Tillman? Poor fell?w, you would not
because you could not. The people
know him verv well by this time:
Such vaporings might have misled in
the past. "Fairfield" quotes from
some reporter that Capt Tillman said
"he was the only man who had brains
enough and nerve enough to lead a
winnii g fi *ht." Yet who that reporter
is, even he blushes to name. But
for the benefit of the public we will
do so for him. 'Tis the correspon^
^nAflAco on/1 i
UClit U1 tUCll opvlitag auu xlum?wvu.~ ; ^
late journal, the Keics and Courier.
As nearly every paper of any importance
was represented in the press
gallery on the day of this memorable
Convention, we hardly think ifc possible,
at least probable, that such a significant
remark conld have escaped
their hearing, only to seek lodgment
in the ever ready ears of this wily
Spaniard. As to a question of veraci- _ 4
tv between Captain Tillman and this
man of treacherous breed, the people
Will not long hesitate.
"Fairfield" hears a noise in his
dwelling, and afraid to make examination
into the premises, lays flat on
his back, and yells lustily, "burglars! J
burglars!" when the noise otty ema- 1
nates from one of his own household.
"This party (i. c. Democrats) in
power" has" been denounced. Who
says so? Only "Fairfield." one
who really desires not to misrepresent
Capt. Tillman, would make such a -4
charge. Capt. T. has abused the I
actions of certain individuals, who are
temporarily ac me ueau ui me pan. >.
We might as well charge all our opponents
tvith being jaundiced simply
becaase "Fairfield" has such an infection.
"Fairfield'' denies the logical deduction
from his premises in the first
article, thai those who participated in
either of the farmers meetings were
not Democrats. I am not surprised at it,
nor am I more than amused by his
nhanrra nf nrtfliflAn that hp TTljiflP ftll
farmers in favor of either of those
meetings independents. T&is shallow
device was so apparent, and besides
some of them may have asked him
some very ugly questions concerning
his ignorance of the party that redeemed
the State. , > - ^
This is a "tiew movement" is it?
Where was "Fairfield" in '76 and
since? Some of ua have a distinct
recollection that "reform" was the
hfltrlp err when we .trained the victory A
oyer Chamberlain and his infamous
crew. "We will not be surprised,
however, if "Fairfield" denies he ever
heard it before. For Judas denied his
Master although fresh from his presence.
Listen to what the Veiled Prophet
says: If the August Conventioa does
not endorse Mr. Tillman, and his followers
continue to consort and affiliate
with "the followers of the old
leaders, they would 'stultify' themsalves.-r
This certainly is not the case
in the Democratic party, however, it
r - *?u-L?
amy u c z/t outers % jl'ouuciu uv^o uui , J
seem to be acquainted with this fact,
"It would be a waste of time to protest"
his "connection, past and present,
with the Democratic party." I ^
believe you, "Fairfield." But when a
man arrogates to himself the role of
public censor he should at least have
some knowledge of the subject he so
audaciously aspires "to discuss. He
seems to feel sorely thi&point. I only , _
pitched a .stone intoJfce darkness,
heard a yelp, and I kPw at once that
I had struck one of t^'se mangy, crip
[pled curs, who mo& do congregate
and hover around their master's
kitchen, to catch some chance crusts
that mayhaps fall from his table. The
cur is an animal sui generis. He takes
his master's kicks and cufis and fawns
upon him. There are too many of
these pests in the present administration.
"Fairfield" thinks because we have
had an economical government in the Js
dim past, it follows that we are blessed
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WXtU SU'-JU JUVVV. 1U VIUC1 wuivio, uc
I pleads "previous good conduct" should
be taken as evidence ?f the present.
Ia this instance I wili agree with him
that the "plea of previous good conduct
is indeed the la?t"?resort "and
refuge of the unrepentant and unconvicted
Our, opponent, in his mental poverty,
to climax his eloquent (?) discourse,
has appropriated the words of
the immortal Henry, which have hitherto
never been quoted save in the
nnnca r\( liVtarftr frao riOAf?Vl and frt>(*
V/AUO^ VI 41 Wi ) li VV U^vvvm ??? *?vw
thought. But he - here seizes upon
them as a fit fire in which to biud
tighter the irons that have alreadybeen
so ignominiously forged about us".
"Fairfield" quotes scripture, as the
devil did before him. Surely he "stole
the livery of heaven to serve the devil
in." Judas did not steal the Lord's
supper nor the table cloth. "Fairfield"
hogs down everything in sight,
wraps the cloth about'him and poses
fia ?. ornardi&n ano-el to Demoeracv.
The statement that the farmers'
movement is in the minority we emphatically
deny, and challenge "Fairfield"
to show foundation whereon
such a brazen assertion is based.
It seems strange that those who have
been crying for "facts, facts," for so
long a time, should, when an opportunity
is offered for a' joint debate," slink
unconditionally to the rear.
However much we regret haviug
i J ?J iJ:
ueen ura?geu iutu luis uiacuooiuu, n
indeed discussion it may be called.
Yet if "Fairfield" would "so elect we
would prefer, if it is to be continued,
that it be done under other than nommes
des plumes. fair play.
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