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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1892.
THOS. J. ADAMS, - - - - .- - EDITOR
TETUE OF THE CASE.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA;
IN THE COMMON PLEAS.
Corporation Lawyers, Bank Presi
dents, et idomne genus, Plaintiffs,
? ? The People, Defendant..
". . - -The -above stated cause was -en
tered upon the - docket, March 24,
"'?892, and" is now "called fdr trial.
The defendant being both the
judge and jury in the case, we
may conclude with reasonable cer
tainty that he will decide in his
own favor, unless he be a bigger
fool than we suppose him to be, or
unless he be bamboozled or de
bauched by the plaintiffs..
Sheep Democrats is what they
call 'em. . , ",
H ============' ?
One objection to the Thirteen's
ticket ia that it has' too much tail.
Our Edgefield County Conven
v- tion meets on Monday, the 2nd
. day of May. v_
fl The Hon. W. S. Allen is the
i. campaign committee-man for the
rj antis" in Edgefield county.
The Hon. T. R. Denny was the
Edgefield manon the comir*t+ee
to make nominations in the Thir
We understand that some of the
antis are trying to draw back even
now after they have put' out a
ticket-the water's so c-o-l-d, they
don't want to plunge into it.
' When Little Boo Peep lost his Sheep
And didnt know where to find 'era,
He let 'em alone,
And every durn?d one of 'em went
And voted for Tillman.
- j^uite.a "sprinkling" pf. our peo
? pie who were and are opposed to
* Tillman," say they will be hands
off. in this race. They say they
"don't want to swap the devil for
! \ jaj witch uj?less they can get a right
smart boot." They are not Sheep
- A ?,-> - " ' ' ' ? - -"
One of the original three blind
mice of 1890 has kicked clear out
o the ..brotherhood, if we couljci
. use: foich'.'an expression about a
blind mouse. This leaves only a
' pair, both males, and the race must
" '. *^Le ^uTheru Baptist convention
will beheld in : Atlanta on May j
6-13 next. For this occasion the
Richmonotand Da?yill?" will sell
reduced rate round trip tickets to
.Atlanta and return at the rate of I
one first class fare for the round I
trip. Tickets will be on. sale May
?6 inclusive, good re: a. lung until
Edg?f?eld has quit making sen
sations, and .has gone into the
.Inteiness ^.of making Governors.
You are mistaken, contemporary,
w#'ye Bimply enlarged our scope,
jtat continue business at the- old
stand, f j
Jio pent-up .Utica confines our powers, 1
The whole unfunded universe is ours. (
: The State Sunday school conven
tio? will be held at Marion April 5
t? 7, and a programme of the
meeting has been issued, which
promises well for the interesting
character pf the exercises at the
gathering. A special feature will
be made of a normal teaching <
department for the instruction, of ]
^"Sunday school teachers " and
" > . " *
The political -chess board in
Sonth'GaroEhk' now" presents the.
^remarkable anomaly of both can- j \
.'didates for the gubernatorial chair
-practically the unanimous se-1 (
.lection of their respective factions
. -hailing from one and the same (
"county. Such a thing has certainly 1
'^Jieyer, happened before in the his
tory of this State, nor of any \
other so far as we are advised.
The Register says . that "the 11
people of South Carolina are not
deceived, and understand that the t
bitter fight made upon Governor f
Tillman is directed at the men
who elected him to office. Intime \
of battle, the enemy always seek T
to strike down your leaders, and c
demoralization follows. If Gov- 1
ern or Tillman can be defeated, j
there is hope that his supporters ?
can be separated and routed " \
There will be a convention of
all the Confederate associations t
of the South in New Orleans on c
April 8; The Convention is called *
for tue purpose of effecting a I
reunion, of . the.. -Confederate j
soldiers and their wives and daugh
ters. Gen. John B. Gordon, is
president of the Confederate 11
Veterans of the United Siate, and
will deliver the opening address,
while Senator John W. Daniel of ^
Virginia, will'make-the oration of t
the day. j
Wo have ascertained beyond
peradventure that the anti-Till
nanites in Edgefield county are
lot Sheppardites by any manner
Great excitement reigns in Athens
Greece, and rumors of an approach
ing revolution are heard every
?rhere. It is said that people in
the interior are arming. In
Athens the principal streets are
occupied by crowds, " discussing
the situation. The King is
ohargedwith endeavoring to follow
in the footsteps of his brother-in
law, the .Czar^. and to substitute
Russian rule for the constitutional |
government of Greece.
BILL AND JIM.
Bill and: Jim hadn't met since
the "little crowd" met on the 5th
of March. Last Tuesday on our
public square they struck up. Bill
thinks Jim knows everything and
Jim agrees with him.
Bill:-"Jim, what is a.Sheep]
Jim :-"Well, Bill, I can explain
that better by an illustration, You
know, if you're going along the
road with a dog and pass by a
sheep pasture the sheep will all
run'to the fence, poke th?ir heads
through, and look "vigrous" at the
dog, as much as to say 'If I could
just get to you I'd tear you all to
pieces.' But you let down the bars !
Them sheep will fly-they'll burn
the wind, and if the dog takes J
after them they'll lie down in the
corner of the fence and bleat
they give up without a struggle [
and are ready to be eat up."
Bill :-"That's a fact, Jim ; Pve
seen the durn fools do it many a
time ; but what's that got to do
with Sheep Democrats?"
Jim :-"Well, it's the same way
with some of these Sheep Demo
crats. ' They do that way. You
know Orr was nominated by the
Thirteen's convention for Lieuten
ant Governor. He commenced to ?
shake his head and look "vigrous" |
at Tillman right away, and said :
'Why, damn him, I can eat him up ?
in two minutes and a half.' "
Bill :-"Did he say that about
Jim :-"He certainly did, and
Ben heard about it, and what do
you reckon he did?"
Bill :-"Dunno. 'Spec he went
Jim:-"That's just what he did
do. He sent Orr a challenge for a
joint debate at Greenville, Orr's!
own dunghill, on the 16th of
Bill :--"What did Orr say?"
Jim-"Orr wrote Ben a letter
and told him 'he'd study about
Bill:-"Study about it 1 Why,
he ought to have studied about it |
before he went into it and looked
'Srigorusly" at Ben.'^_
TVay with the oneep Democrats ;
they go into a thing and study
about it afterwards, when study- j
ing about it won't do them any
Bill :-"Did you ever see a Sheep
Jim :-"Yes, and I'll give you a
sure way to tell 'em. They all
have a film over their eyes and
long hairs growing in their ears,
the consequence is they don't .
know a good thing when they see ;
Snap Shots from the Columbia!
It is the rule with coak-fighters
that you cannot pit a game against
dunghill ; but a "blinker" (i. e.,
? one-eyed game-cock) is privileged
to enter against any breed of
?hicken. The people of South
karolina will enter their little
Edgfield "blinker" against the big
Shanghai of the Piedmont ; and at |
;he first touch of his Democratic
?jaffs you are going to see the stage (
?overedwith dunghill feathers. ]
It is all right for 'people to <
irray the "cultured classes" and
born gentle, men" against the
jommpn . people ; but it is a
aeinous offense for the masses to
iccept the challenge and stand
Candidate Sheppard will think
;he War of the Roses haB broken
nit afresh when he tackles the tax
jayers of York and Lancaster for
We notice that the Thirteen's
ionvention is trying to follow in
Tillman's'tracks of two years ago.
Cyclones never travel the same
We wdiild suggest to Candidate
Sheppard that he make his open
ng campaign speech in Shaw
Township of Edgefield county.
The taxpayers will give him a [ t
var m welcome.
Since the same men who so bit
arly and persistently fought the t
Clemson College have gone to work }
md swallowed the buildings, i'
pounds and all, it will be necee- c
?arv for the next Legislature to s
nake an appropriation to erect an- t
>ther institution, unless we can t
rescue Clemson from the Straight- y
rat maw. It won't do for our i
armer boys to grow up in ignor- j3
mee, or they might nibble ai such ^
jaits as the Thirteen's Convention s
hrew out for their fathers' votes. a
The primary fot the delegates !!
o nominate State .officers don't T
some off until the last Thursday a
n August. From the running s
?tart that the News and Courier ^
las taken, it will get out of breath .
jefore the campaign fairly openB'. ^
The News and Courier speaks of e
Tillman being "weighed in the v
>alances." Yes, and there were d
>9,000 organized Democratic voters s
n the balances with him, and D
hey are there yet. His opponents g
vere also "weighed in the bal- t
races'" and found to bo Inde- b
jeri den ts, s
PEASE Al HOMINY.
THE OPPOSITION WAN!
ONLY THE OFFICES.
NOTHING ELSE DEMANDED BY T
rheir Previous Demand for
Direct Primary Laid Under t
Table-What Does It Mean?
We "clip the- followingaccoi
3f the Thirteen convention fr<
the .Columbia ^Register :
"Whom the gods wish to desti
they firBt make mad."
It may not be true that ?
supernatural power desires t
destruction of the oppositon to t
present administration, but it
certain that the opposition 1
gone mad and is bent on its o^
The convention of the immor
Theirteen has met and carried (
Its previously arranged programe
They gave proof of their madn<
by expressing their confidence
the people and recognition of thi
choice in 1890, and th
nominating candidates to def?
the people's choice ; but as t
immortal Flanagan once remark?
"What were they therefor if L
. Although there . were fr
elements at w >rk, it is evide
that the stronger one had lost i
faith in the claims of blue bio
brains and intelligence, and t
platform is a complete surrend
of all their old doctrines, and
attempt to defeat the people taki
ing up their demands.
They made a further surrenc
by failing to make any derna
for a direct primary, althou
having said ? much about it th
could not ignore it entirely, a
made a mild suggestion.
There is evidence of shrewdnc
and generalship in some of t
proceedings, but for a conventi
called for the purpose of restori
to power the. men and ideas whi
once dominated the State, it pi
takes largely of the nature ol
The convention was ve
applausive; it applauded an
every-and-no-thing, Gen. Ham
ton and Colonel Orr were i
idols. Their most trival wor
were greeted with applause, loi
Ex-Governor Richardson w
given a loud burst of applause wh
he handed in the names of ?
delegation. It was evident th
to the convention' the new issu
of the day were unknown qua
tities and that they were st
looking at back number issues ai
trusting in the leaders of oth
days when circumstances we
General Edward McCrady calh
the convention to order, and tl
Hon. Samuel Dibble, of Orang
burg, was elected^chairman^ i m
county represented in the conve;
tion was appointed to consider s
resolutions and prepare a pla
Gen. McCrady having propose
the appointment of a commits
to suggest a ticket to the convei
tion a lively scene ensued, a nun
ber of the delegates preferir
nominations from the floor, an
one delegate going so far as to ca
the originator of the resolution
crank. But McCrady, undauntei
declared it wasn't the first time h
bad been called a crank, and th
apshot of the racket was that
nominating committee receive
power to name a full State tickei
This was undemocratic and de
jlared such on the floor of th
jonvention by G. D. Bryan, o
Charleston, and others.
Upon invitation Col. Orr, ' an<
)thers, addressed the convention
Later the committee on r?solu
ions reported a platform whicl
The nominating committee next
eported their ticket as follows :
Governor, John C. Sheppard,
Lieutenant Governor, James L
Secretary of State, L. W. You
Attorney General, W. Perry
lurphy, Colle ton. .
Treasurer, E. R. Mciver,
Comptroller General, J. B,
Superintendent of Education,
lev. D. W. Hiott, Anderson.
Adjutant and Inspector General,
V. W. Dixon. York.
The nominees present expressed
heir thanks Mr. Sheppard leading
?ff thus :
Mr. President and Gentlemen of
he Convention : I can lay my hand
ipon my heart and say that this
s one time in the history of
onventions when the party
ought the man. 1 had not
he slightest idea that the hightest
Lonor in the gift of this Convention
?rould fall upon me. Every feei
ng of gratiude that rises in my
leart at this honor that you give
9 'suppressed by the sense of re
p.risibility that I am about to
ssume. To be the choice of such
, body of men : to be the successor
>f Wade Hampton, of Johnson
lagood, of John Peter Richardson
nd such m en [applause] in the
ervice of' South Carolina is an
lonor of which any man might
ustly bo proud. In accepting the
lonor with which you have
ntrusted me I give my pledge that
rhen the ides of November shall
[awn and that flag be furled there
hall be no etai^ upon it. You
aay go home to your people and
ive them my assurance that in
he canvass that is now about' to
ie entered upon by the people of
South Carolina I will make no
charge that I will not prove andno
promise that I will not keep ; it
shall be my especial pleasure to
care for the credit of South Caro
lina ; which is dear to,the people
of .South Carolina; as.dear to the
'commonest as well as to the richest
citizen. Every man rich and poor,
lofty and humble, are personally
interested in the maintenance of
the credit of South Carolina in the
markets of the world.
Gentlemen, being associated
upon _this.. ticket-, .with" the
gentlemen whom you . have
placed beside me, and upon being
inspired by the words of. wisdom
and conservatism which haa been
read from this desk, I do "not, be
lie ve, Lean not believe, I will not
believe until the result is known
that it will not receive the ap
probation of the people of South
Thanking you for this great
honor, and giving you my pledge
that I wiil perform the duties which
have devolved upon me to the best
of my ability I bid you gratefully
Another stroke for Cuban
independence is said to have been
planned and there is a story that
an army of 8,000 exiled Cubans
has been organized in Florida and
New York to move on the island.
The State of the 27th inst., was
a phenomenon in the fact that it
had not a word against Gov. Till
man. There were two ' elaborate
and charming editorials, "War
with England," and . "A Notable
Reunion." On tho contrary, ? very
sprapathetic little piece anent the
illness of Gov. Tillman's wife and
daughter. It may be that The
State is not very much of a Sheep
Democrat after all.
Governor Tillman's family seems,
to be sorely.afflicted. MrB. Tillman,
who has beeh'seiously ill for some
. days, does not seem to improve.
Now the- Governor's . youngest
daughter, Miss .Lona, has con
tracted a case of pneumonia and
is in a more critical condition
than her mother. The Governor
is kept constantly at their
bedside--The State. .
A Pertinent Ouery. .
It may be pertinent to ask why, in the
' name of all that is reasonable, is it any
more dangerous to society for a woman
1 to neglect certain wifely duties once in
I eluded within her sphere of action tlian
i for a man to shirk all home responsibil
ities except that of growling about the
things the womaa leaves undone? Now,
in the humble homes which tho man
writer and lecturer extols BO eloquently,
where the ideal wife looks well to the
1 ways of her household, the husband
kindles the fires, sweeps the walks,
splits the kindlings, brings up the coal,
does the marketing and lends a hand on
Who kindles the fires in the city
"Who scrnba the stoop and pavement?
The man servant.
Who mends the broken lock or re
duces the refractory hinges?
Who does the marketing and settles
the bills and hears the growling because
they are larger than they were last week?
What particular ?se is the city hus*
band in the household anyway?
"Just to pay for things and find fault,"
one exasperated wife says.
And why is it so much more to be de
plored that the wife doesn't do her own
cooking if she can earn more money at
something else than that the man should
not make his own trousers and split the
kindlings evenings instead of going to
bis club?-New York Sun.
KILLED on Monday, the 23rd of
May, 1863, H. A. STROM of company D.
14th Regiment S. C. V. Pew .have
fallen since the commencement of the
late struggle more lamented than he
was. A soldier from the earliest date
of the war no duties were too heavy for
his willingness to perform. What a
record is this! A regiment of friends
-a regiment of mourning hearts-no
enemy to exult over his untimely
grave. Sunshine and brightness
seemed always to follow him, and
whilst looking on that happy
face it was almost impossible to
believe that f> ght of sorrow, or suffer
ing, or death, could come near him.
But alas, poor G?s has fallen ! God in
his wisdom has removed? him from a
world of sin and sorrow to one of
everlasting% happiness and peace.
Long will he be missed by his friends
and comrades, and longer will he be
missed by his father and mother.
Those who have drunk from the same
bitter cup can alone understand*.and '
sympathize with his bereaved parents
and sisters and brothers, to whom he !
was everything that a devoted son and .
brother could be. May God comfort
them! Beloved ones mourn not for ,
the lost one. Imitate his bravery and
his Virtues, and strive to meet him in
that happy land where we trust his !
spirit is now basking in the sunlight
of God's favor. .
Forget thee ! Yes, when life shall
cease to thrill this heart of mine,
But not till then can I forget one
look or tone of thine.
Oh, no ! It mingles with the sound 1
of everything I hear,
And think ye I can forget him I ever ,
love so dear? '
. "Forget thee" is a bitter word; I 1
would it were unsaid : <
Forgetfulness is not with life, but :
with the silent dead : (
I then may cease to think of thee as i
earthly mortals do,
But oh, we'll meet I trust in heaven
with hearts unchanged and true. i
T. J. S. (
FOR OoivGitE:??. i
The friends of Col. W. J. TALBERT, (
recognizing his ability and fitness, his 1
Christian virtue, and the deep interest
manifested by him in the welfare of \
the whole people-his known opposi
tion to monopolies-his advocacy of ?
a better system for circulating the cur- i
rency of this great country-his in- ?
terest in ?the general welfare of the
eople and especially of the farmers,
ereby announce him as a candidate '
for election, under the Democratic ?
rule, to the House of Representatives j
of the United States from the Second
Congressional District of South Caro- '
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