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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY MARCH 17, 1892.
VOL. LVn. NO. IO.
Learn to wait-life's hardest lesson
Conned perhaps thro' blinding te
"While the heart throbs sadly echo
To the heart of passing years.
Learn to wait-hope's slow fruitier
Faint not, tho' the way seems lo
There is joy in each condition.
Hearts tho' suffering may gi
Constant sunshine, however welco;
Ne'er would ripen fruit or flower,
Giant oaks owe half their greatness
To the scathing tempest's power.
Thus a soul, untouched by sorrow,
Aims not at a higher state.
Joy seeks not a brighter morrow
Only sad hearts learn to wait.
Human strength and human great nt
Spring not from life's sunnyside
Heroes must he more than driftwo
Floating on a waveless tide.
For the ADVEBTISEB.
[Translated from the German of Werner.
Along the sunny, moderate
steen road" that leads to a muc
frequented point among the mou
?tains moved a little cavalcac
The midday sun poured down :
hot rays, far below roared a mou
tain torrent, and the road, win?
lay along the edge of the ravir
ascended with many windings t
wards the distant summit.
'P At the head of the little procp
Sion rode a young lady, somewh
^advance of the others, Tl
?>-fight, elegant travelling suit ai
the pretty straw hat on the gold?
hair became well the slende
charming figure, and the blue ey
glanced joyously on. all tho bea
ties of nature that presented ther
Tho other members of the pari
appeared to be sensible of tl
discomforts rather than the beai
ties ol the way. They were tv
gentlemen and a lady, accou
panied by two guides who led tl
mules. The older gentelman, wi
"was stout, sighed again and aga i
and asked constantly if the
would not Boori reach the top <
the mountain. The young man i
his dide seemed equally uncoc
fortabl?. His elegant tourist
costume, cut in the latest styl
/ was in direet contrast to h
>.v.da^dy>]ike appearance, and. 1
^'"rocTe awkwardly. An el dorl
lady, thin, with faded hair an
pale blue eyes, brought up the rea
She protected herself from th
sun's rays with an immense pa:
asol, and took good care that th
guide did not for a moment lo?
hold of the bridle of the aniim
"They call this pleasure," sighe
the stout gentlman, wiping hi
forehead. "We sweat, tho an:
mais sweat, and there isn't a shad
spot to be seen ! Do you find an
pleasure in such jaunts as thesi
"It goes without saying, no,
replied the person addressed. u
prefer to enjoy nature from th
piazza of the hotel where we wer
so comfortably quatered, but you
daughter insisted upon takin
this trip, Mr. Rosman."
"Yes, Adele insisted upon it,
said Rosman resignedly, lookin
towards his daughter, who was jue
disappearing in a bend of the roac
"Well, the affair will soon be at ai
end i I am only glad that we ar
rid of that obtrusive peasant wh<
for eight days has been dogginj
our footsteps. Since yesterda;
morning he seems to have los
trace of us; he was gettinj
"A shameless creature!" ex
claimed Mr. Berden. "Because hi
chanced to be of service to us tha
day we were lost in tne woods, fo:
which service he was well paid
he presumed to obtrude his ser
vices as guide upon us. And h<
was always beside Miss Adele
took possession of her wraps ane
sketch book and could not b<
driven away. I vainly tned t<
make clear to him that his obtru
siveness gave offence. He alwayi
answered obstinately : "I'll remair
until the young lady sends m(
away I" Unfortunately she die
not send him away, but seemed tc
find great pleasure in the chattel
of this uncouth peasant."
"I have an antipathy to thc
man," here remarked the lady whe
was riding behind the two gentle
men. She spoke German fluently,
but with a strong English accent,
"It is neither accident nor mere
presumption that makes him fol
low us so persistently-he has
"On us?" asked Rosman, fright
ened. "Do you think that, Miss
"I am covinced of it ! He hae
the face of a criminal, and it
struck me as suspicious that he
was so reserved in regard to him
self. The other fellows talk only
too willingly about themselves if
one will allow it. From this man
nothing could be learned other
than that he is Franz from the
Glacierbrook valley, but none of
the guides, none of the inn-keepers
know him, and as soon as we ap
proach a hotel he invariably dis
appears, and as invariably turns
up again when we find ourselves
on a lonely mountain road. I am
firm in my opinion that this
man is dangerous-he has designs
Miss Graham gave all these
grounds for her suspicion with
such emphasis that Mr. Kosman
became more and more uneasy.
Berden, however, said with a con
temptuous smile :
"Oh, we are not in the Abruz
zen ! There are no robbers here!"
"But there are poachers every
where, wild, outlawed fellows, who
are at war with law and right and
who would not think much of
shooting down a hunter if he
should surprise them. Why
couldn't they also fall upon trav
ellers and rob them and then fly
with their booty to tb? forests?"
Poor Rosman had become quite
pale, he passed his hand rapidly
to his breast pocket, but his glance
falling on the two guides, he
breathed more freely, and ex
"Thank God we are at least not
"But that time in the forest we
were!" observed Mr. Berden, who
now began to think more seriously
about the matter. "Miss Graham
is right ! If he had at that time
surprised and robbed us-"
"We should' all have been dead
men !" said Rosman in a complain
"But there were always four of
us !" said Miss Graham, throwing
a somewhat contemptuous look
upon the two alarmed gentlemen.
"I should not have been overcome
without offering resistance, neither
should Adele. We should have
defended ourselves with our para
sols if the necessity had arisen."
She bravely swung the weapon
referred to over her head, and the
stout gentleman looked at her
with respectful admiration; he
felt he would be safer in her pro
tection than in that of Mr. Ber
"God be praised that we have
escaped the danger!" said he.
"Since I engaged the two guides
yesterday the poacher has dis
appeared. He will not venture to
join us now that we have an es
cort. I shall take warning how
ever, and not dismiss the guides
until we shall have reached the
railroad station. We have only
two days' travel before us."
The two guides had not under
stood the anglicized German of
Miss Graham and knew not the
nature of the conversation. They
walked quietly near the animals
and soon the entire party reached
the bend of the road. Here the
rocky-wall receded and they rode
for some distance on a level sur
face. The travellers had stopped
the animals to let them rest when
suddenly from three directions
came a cry of fright and excite
"There he is again,-Franz-the
And, indeed, they saw near
Adele, who was sohie distance
ahead, a man in the dress of a
mountaineer, who had seized the'
rein of the mule which he care
fully led, and the young lady who
usually willfully insisted upon
riding alone, allowed it to happen,
She even seemed engaged in ex
tremely lively and gay conversa
tion with the peasant for her
bright laughter rang out through
the midday stillness. "Adele!
Adele !" cried the anxious father,
and beckoned with both hands.
The call was heard, for Adelo
turned, * ut seemed to take tho
despairing cry for a greeting ; she
waved her handkerchief gaily and
turned again to her companion,
"What audacity! He is not
afraid of our escorts J" cried Miss
Graham excitedly. "Mr. Berden,
The command was expressed
with so much energy that the I
young man dared not disobey.
He also was provoked, and the
presence of the two guides secured
to him the necessary safety;? he
straightened himself heroically in
"Yes, I'll interfere!" he ex.
claimed, and gavo his mule a blow
with his riding whip. Tho ani
mal that had just begun to grazo,
took fright, made a plunge and
began to galop. Thereupon tho
rider became terrified, for he man
aged the reins and stirrups so
awkwardly that he had no control
over the animal. It plunged along
the road, coming ever nearer the
ravine, while Berden clung to the
pommel of the saddle with a death
grip. The situation was in the
highest degree serious.
The two guides hastened towards
him, but could not reach him;
however, help came from the other
side. The poacher had. lookecl
around and seen the danger ; the
next moment he caught the animal
by the bridle and forced him to
"You might have had a fall!
What's the matter with the mule?"
he asked in mountain dialect.
The unfortunate rider was inca
pable of uttering a work ; deathly
pale he clungx to the saddle and
only raised himself up when his
traveling companions surrounded
him expressing their pity and
sympathy. Berden dismounted,
and while the guides endeavored
to quiet the terrified animal Miss
Graham and the two gentlemen
held a secret council.
What was to be done? They
could not order the poacher to
leave since he had just saved the
life of one of the party ; it would
be dangerous to let him know that
he was discovered. He might set
the inn on fire when they had to
sleep that night, or he might sur
prise them with his entire band
of accomplices. There was no
help for it but to put a good face
on a bad matter until they should
reach the hotel. They could then
take the host into their confidence
and adopt protective measures.
The little procession again
started in the order suggested by
Miss Graham. In front rode Ber
den with a guido leading his unre
liable mule. Mr. Rosroan with the
other guide formed the r?ar guard,
while Miss Graham, as the bravest,
had selected the most dangerous
position. She rode in the centre,
near the enemy, and Adele beside
This poacher was, aside from his
-dangerous charact?r,quite a pretty
fellow. Slender and tanned by the
sun, with dark hair and beard and
lively dark eyes, he looked hand
some in his trim Sunday suit. He
walked briskly up the mountain
as if it was an easy thing to keep
pace with the animals, and had
breath enough to relate the gayest
stories to the young lady.
Miss Graham hesitated at first
whether she should take her }roung
charge into her confidence; the
conversation becoming more lively
she decided to do so.
u Adele," she began in English,
and in an your evil-foreboding
tone, "I cannot allow you to re
main in your unsuspecting secur
ity, but must declare to you the
danger that threatens you and per
haps all of us."
The young lady turned and asked
with an astonished look, also in
English: "Danger? When?"
"Near us. There by your side."
"By ray side? You don't mean
"The man who calls himself
Franz, yes! Heaven knows what
his true name is. Don't be fright
ened ; he is a poacher and has de
signs upon ns."
"But we are not game," cried
Adele laughing brightly.
"Don't laugh, the affair may be
Very serious. Haven't you noticed
that this man has followed us for
a week, that he disappears when
ever we approach the hotels, and
joins us again so soon as we are
alone? Have you not observed
that he is always at your side, be
cause from you, the youngest and
most inexperienced of our party,
it will be easiest to get informa
tion? He is a criminal, I tell you,
and one of the most dangerous
"You are mistaken, Miss Gra
ham ! Franz is not a criminal,
although many things about him
seem peculiar to me. He. has ideas
and opinion far above his station
ip life, but I like to listen to him ;
I lil?o him very much!"
"Adele, what an impression!''
oried Miss Graham angrily. "How
can you like an uncultivated peas
ant who is moreover a poacher!"
"But how do you know that?"
"By intuition the first day I saw
him, and sinoe then my suspicions
havo been sp strengthened that I
have no further doubt. Look at
his face ! Don't you see that his
features and expressions are those
of a criminal?"
"No, I only see that Franz is
very handsome," said Adele can
didly, and this unseemly ie
mark would have brought abou
another lecture for her if at thii
moment Miss Graham had not re
ceived a warning. As she lookec
towards the poacher she met hi*
eyes fixed upon her with a puzzling
almost mischievous expression
He certainly could not have under
stood their conversation in Eng
lish, but his bad conscience mus!
have sharpened his power of pene
tration for he evidently under
stood what they had been saying
The lady deemed it prudent tc
say nothing more, and they pro
reeded on their journey-Mr. Ber
den nervous about hin mule,
although it was lead, Mr. Rosman
in constant dread of an attack
upon his money*box, and Mise
Graham enraged at the audatr.-y
of the poacher, who maintained
his place, and in defiance of her
bogan to play knight to thc young
He sprang aside to pluck two
splendid gentian blossoms that
peeped up on the edge of the forest
and offered them to Adele, and
rho, instead of throwing thom
away,tho dangerous gift that might
have been a signal to his accom
plices, adorned her hat with the
flowers and declared she was de
lighted with them. This was suffi
cient to send the poacher hunting
all the rare flowers that grew near
the road. Now he clambered up
the steepest rock to get the edel
weiss, now he fearlessly leaned
over tho ravine to gather a bit of
fern, and soon he. presented to
Adele an immense bouquet that
tho young girl could not hold ; and
all the while he talked unceasingly
in his barbarous dialect, and Adele,
the unhappy Adele, in her blind
ness, laughed a6 innocently as a
child and seemed much amused.
Finally they reached the last
bend in the road and the hotel
lay before the travellers. There
was a general sigh of relief. Now
the poacher would disssppear ac
cording t? his custom and they
were saved this time. But the
boldness^ ofj this man, knew, rio
bounds. As if he had heard what
had been said of him and was de
termined to brave the danger of
discovery, he remained by the side
of the young lady as if he was an
employed guide, led her mule to
tho entrance and assisted her to
But this was his limit. Miss
Graham, who was watching him,
saw him start with surprise and
quickly turn his face from the
In evident haste he gave the
young lady the bouquet, took leave
with a few words and disappeared
in a trice around the corner of the
house. Thern was no time for
further observations for a servant
came out, and in answer to an in
quiry stated that the rooms en
gaged by Mr. Rosman were ready.
The afternoon had passed, and
the sun was low in the west. The
travellers had dined well, had
visited all the points from which
'.views" were to be had, and were
now resting from the fatigues of
the journey. On the terrace of
the hotel sat tlje banker with an
acquaintance whom he chanced
to find here-an artist of consid
erable merit and renown. Mr.
Berden joined them, having just
returned from an expedition in
which he had sought Adele but
failed to find her. He had met the
banker and his daughter at one of
the popular mountain resorts and
had straightway begun to pay
court to the young lady. The
father did not seem unwilling for
the match, and as Berdeu had
been wise enough to get Miss Gra
ham's good graces, he was favored
on two sides ; unhappily for him
the perspn whose favor he most
desired was opposed to him. Adele
uid not give him the least encour
agement, and on this expedition,
which he had joinos in hopes of
winning lier, she was more re
served than over.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
lighthouse Lamps and Lennes.
in. lighthouses there aro six orders of
lights, graded, according to their inten
sity. The lamp of the lowest or sixth
order, which. consumos only half a gill
of coal oil an hour, gives about aa much
light as an ordinary parlor reading
lamp (say V candle power), while the
largest or first order lamp, which burns
sixteen gills an hour, gives 450 candle
power of light. But while the naked
flame of the lamp gives this much light,
tho French Fresnel lens in which tho
.lamp is set condenses and concentrates
this light, so that it is multiplied in
power many times. Thus the little 12
caudle power flame of the sixth order
lamp has in a lens a power of 75 candles;
and tho great 450 candlepower light of
the first order lamp, when placed in its
enormous Inns, gives a power of some
12,000 candles. Such a lens is 12 feet
high and has a diameter of 0 feet.
Harper's Young People. ,
. FAMEES' MEETING.
THE ilRST GUNS OF THE
IMPAIGN OF 1892
COME Fl|oM ABBEVILLE-PATRIOTIC
SPEEQH BY HON. W. C. BENET.
SPEECH OP W. C. BENET, ESQ.
Mr. Chairman, and Farmers of
Abbeville county, and Fellow
You have called me forward here,
as I unterstand it, to give you my
views orj-our present political sit
uation. 'Well, this is the day for
expressing opinions. Our news
paper^" are ; full of letters in re
sponse Jp circulars sent out by
editors asking prominent men in
all partsTof the State to give their
viewl and, their advice at this junc
ture. And I cannot -refuse your
cordiai/Vinvitation," to give utter
ance to?my thoughts. Surely if
the request of an editor is to be
complie^ with, the kindly request
of the farmers of Abbeville county
is not to'be disiegarded.
Like all citizens who have the
the welfare of this Commonwealth
at heart, I have reflected seriously
on our political condition, and on
tho grave duties imposed on us at
the beginning of this campaign.
Taken thus unprepared, I have no
address to deliver, but I ask you
to be content on this occasion with
a plain, Straightforward talk. The
thoughts I shall give utterance to,
I have 410t concealed in private,
and I have no hesitation in giving
expression to them iii public.
Speaking to you as fellow-Demo
crats, I topi bound to say that the
Democratic party in South Caro
lina was never brought face to face
with a more sor ion s crisis than
now confronts us. Critical though
the situation wue in 1890 the cam
paign now opening bids fair to
be more so. Three sets, of men,
all claiming to bc Democrats, have
issued addresses and callen upon
us to follow their leadership and
trust the fortunes of tho party and
the State in their hands.
CHOOSE YE THIS DAY.
1^ Pf - Jtliei Jj&ree jhaU,jveJ
choose as our leaders? To which
of the three shall we give our alle
There is, first, the Democratic
State Executive Committee, repre
senting the regular Democracy.
They call upon us to elect dele
gates to a May Convention-which
shall choose our State delegation
to the National Democratic Con
vention-and to elect delegates to
an August Convention, at which
our Democratic State ticket shall
Then we have, second, the ad
dress issued by Thirteen of our
fellow-citizens calling upon us to
elect delegates to a March Conven
tion which is to be authorized to
nominate or suggest a State ticket
in opposition to the present ad
And, third, there is the address
sent out by the Executive Com
mittee of the so-called "Straight
outs"-the committee 'that had
charge of the independent move
ment lead by Judge Haskell in
1890. This last address calls for
110 convention as yet, but simply
requests us to sit still for a while
and await further developments,
and further advice.
These are the three sets of men
who, some by authority, and some
of their own motion, seek to guide
and direct the Democratic party
in this State during the coming
campaign. And it is for you and
for mo to choose this da}' whom
wo will follow and whose orders
we will respect.
As for me, I have 110 hesitation
in saying that I take my stand
with the State Democratic Com
mittee. As a Democrat I cannot
do otherwise. It seems to me the
manifest duty of every patriotic
Democrat in South Carolina to
ignore the address of the "Straight
outs;" to disregard, however, re
gretfully, the call of thc Thirteen
anti-Administrationists; and to
fall in line, shoulder to shoulder,
in the rauks of the regular Demo
cratic party, as represented by the
Irby committee, obeying its in
structions and ebiding by its ac
tion. This, as I see it, is your
proper course ; and I feel sure you
will adopt it.
THE THIRTEEN HAVE BLUNDERED.
The action of the Thirteen I re
gard as a great, mistake, and re
gret exceedingly. Some of them
I claim as friends, and with all of
them, except one, I am more or
less intimately acquainted. I can
not go as far as Senator Hemphill
and sny th'ey aro simplv ox-ofhV'- ' p
holders seeking office again ; and
yet they need not be surprised that
their course has laid them liable
to such imputations! I grant they
ire honorable men, patriots- and
Democrats, and actuated by the
best motives ; but I do think they
aave blundered. And a blunder
^s as fatal in politics U.a in love
They, have blundered in not
earningithe lessons of history as
:onnd in the books and on the liv
ng pages of recent and passing
The campaign of 1890 marked a
revolution in the history of a peo
ple, and not a mere passing inci
lent in the history of a party.
It was a permanent change and
lot a fleeting chance.
It was the success of a Move
nent and not of a Man.
It was the uprising of the peo
)le ; and not the elevation of Capt.
Tillman's leadership and success
n that memorable campaign
vere only incidents in tho pro
gress of a . popular revolution.
i ble though he* is-and his bit
erest enemies confess his ability
-had he died in midsummer of
L890, the cause, he represented
vould have ? triumphed. Were he
;o die to-rao.rxo?w.;his successor .in
jffice would' be-chosen next No
vember by-those who elected him
Call it.by what name you please,
;he Farmer's Movement, or the
People's Movement, a distinct
novement it was which culmina
ed in the revolution of 1890, and
glaced Tillman in the Governor's
mair. Then for the first time in the
ii8tory of this state did the indi
vidual voter feel and exercise the
JO wer which thc suffrage had
jlaced in his hands to select
;hose who should be entrusted
vith the reins of government.
PHE OLD WAY, AND THE NEW WAY
Before that time, with a docility
vhich often amounted to apathy,
he voter voted for those who had
jeen chosen for him by county and
State conventions, in whose selec
;ion he had had no voice.
We all remember how it was
lone. A few influential men,
jood men, too, in each county did
;he thinking and selecting for
;heir county, politically speaking;
md State Conventions, similiarly
jonstituted, did the thinking and
electing for the State. Then the
voter was told what to do, and he
I have never been able to dis
;over a "ring" in South Carolina,
n the odious sense of that word ;
jut it cannot be denied that from
1876 to 1890, a class of able, in
iueutial, office-holding men in
;his State and in each county in
;he State had the refusal and dis
posal of the State and county
jffices. By a system of mutual
md semi-military promotion, Uni
ted to themselves and to the ac
eptable recruits who were year by
vear permitted to join their num
3er, they without intending it and
perhaps without knowing it had
practically assumed control of the
State and created by force of cir
mmstancesan office-holding caste.
EARLE AND HAMPTON.
Let his antagonists emulate the
nan ly conduct of Joseph H.|Earle,
-whose magnanimity I admire
md treat Tillman justly and fairly.
I wish Gen. Hampton had done
LS Earle has done. The hero of
76 made a fatal mistake in 1890
vhen he declined to lift his little
inger against the independent
novement,-and instead wrote a
etter which Judge Haskell used
is a campaign document in his
>wn behalf. Had he done as
nuch-one half as much-then
Lgainst the Haskell movement as
io is doing now against Tillman,
big State, I believe, would now
lave been enjoying political peace,
md Hampton would have been
itill in his seat in the Senate,
?is abdication in 1890 has de
rived him of much of the great
nfluence he was once possessed of.
fou regret, I am sure, that what
nfluence he still may havo is to
io exerted in behalf of a faction.
My friends, I have spoken longer
han I intended. Let me end my
alk by sincerely hoping that Ab
joville county will not send dele
gates to the proposed March Con
tention. No call has yet been is
mael in this county. Let us hope
hat none will be is?ued.
This is the beginning of a presi
lential campaign, and we as Deni
grate cannot alford to haye facs
ion lights. The campaign pro-j
losed by tho Thirteen can only re
,ulj itt the creal ion of two fuel ions,
separated by a gulf of hate and
bitterness that will not be bridged
over in a generation. Let us dep
recate any such action and fight
together as good Democrats against
the common enemy.
My voice is for peace and har
mony and for the people of South
Carolina ; and my fight is for our
party and against faction.
The danger of negro domina
tion is ever present with us. The
growth and perpetuity of faction
feeling will increase that danger
You remember who courted the
support of the negroes in 1890.
Do not forget that Tillman de
clared he did not want and would
not have their votes. With all
his faults, be sure of this, that no
dangers nor temptations will ever
induce him to appeal to the negro
vote. In his hands, so long as he
is Governor, white man's rule is
secure in Soath Carolina.
THE VOTER IS KING.
The campaign of 1890 changed
all that. Then for the first time,
it was proclaimed that the voter
is king and office-holders and
administrations are his servants.
Then for the first time was felt
the full force and masterful mean
ing of the opening words in our
Constitution, "We the people of
This is the lesson which the
Thirteen have not learnt. They
do not seem to see that the
old custom of selection by a
few has been abolished, and
that selection by the people reigns
in its stead;-that this is the-day
or Primary elections, and not of
selection by Conventions; that
nominations to office are to be
made by the Jneoplc and not by
The Thirteen make the mistake
of supposing that the people
having once tasted the sweets
of power, will now replace that
power in the hands that formerly
wielded it. This the people will
never do. Revolutions do not go
backwards. And they can no
more change the great result of
the 1890 campaign than., they can
furn back" "the " "shadow on the
They concede that the Farmers
Movement has good in it, and
they make their fight, they eay
not against the movement but
against Tillman and his adminis
tration ; and they ask those who
elected Tillman to come over and
help them to defeat him. Why
should they go out into a camp of
their own constructing-a sort,
of cave of A dui lam-and ask you
to join them? Why not stay in the
main army with you and fight their
LOOK OUT FOR A BITTER CAMPAIGN
I do not belittle the Thirte9n or
the men and the influences they
represent. I foresee that if their
March Convention is even moder
ately well attended, it will entail
upon our distressed State a cam
paign of bitterness, strife and per
sonal animosity which will do us
more harm than the 1890 cam
The Thirteen represent the asso
ciations connection with the war,
the Wallace house, the South Caro
lina College, fellowship in public
office, strong antipathy to Tillman,
and-we must admit-a sincere
patriotic desire to work for the
good of the State. With these in
fluences combined they will be
able to stir up deep and strong op
position to Tillman. And Till
man's record will, unfortunately,
furnish burning texts for fiery
stump orators ;-for he has made
mistakes and has been imprudent
in his speeches-which is just an
other way of saying that he is hu
man, and, is not a paragon of per
Yet the struggle can have, I
firmly believe, but one conclusion
-the re-election of Tillman. The
cannot succeed-and that is all the
policy indicated in the address of
And, after all, granting that, as
Governor Tillman has made some
blunders, has b" done so badly as
to demand such a heioic effort to
oust him? What worse has he
done than some of his predeces
sors? No doubt he tried to do
more than any of them attempted,
and he found out that a Governor
cannot do as much as he supposed.
The Thirteen charge that he has
failed to fulfill tho promises made
and to carry tho reforms indicated
in his campaign speeches. The
only answer to that is-give him
timer-give him another term ; and
if the Thirteen and those they rep
resent will honestly and manfully
help him, Tillman will fulfil his
promises and carry his measures
of reform, Let the constant de
traction and daily abuse of him
Let those whom he - defeated act
magnanimously and accept their
overwhelming defeat like meu
and not like disappointed poli
Let him have another term, and
thus let us spare South Carolina
the evils of a campaign worse than
that of 1890.
J. WM. THURMOND.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
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