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Congressman W. J. Talbert.
; ^Piedmont Headlight. '??i
Whom the people loverh the
H|Antis ch^?teneth. Whenever you
see the old Straighout faction and
their organs abusing a Reformer,
you can. just put it down as a
settled fact that the assailed in
dividual is doing good work for
the cause of Reform, and isstand
Being loyally by the people in their
fight for "equal rights to all and
special privileges to none." The
latest and most conspicuous victim
of ring-rule wrath is that iron^rib
bed AUiancemen and unflinching
Reformer, Hon. W. J. Talbert, of
Edgefield, and who so ably re
presents his district in Congress.
When Colonel Talbert stood before
Postmaster-General Bissel!, and
proudly announced the fact that
ho was an Allianceman, and in
tended to faithfully, fearlessly
and unflinchingly battle for the
Ocala demands in Congress ; when
he told this official that while he
demanded offices for his people a?
their right, he did not intend to
grovel up his belly before the
President or his Cabinet, or desert
his principles, for the loaves and
fishes of Federal patronage; and
when the gallant Congressman
followed up this manly position
by delivering one of the grandest
speeches made in the present Con
gress against the unconditional re
peal of the Sherman silver purchase
- law, brought both applause and
eulogies from friend and foe alike,
' it was then that the enemies of
Reform and the hirelings of Wall
street turned their batteries loose
upon our ?diatinguished Congress
man, and tried to crush him in
their rage. It was first published
in the ring orgons of our State
that Col* Talbert spoke to empty
benches, and his address was a
bntt for ridicule. But the testi
mony of many present fhowed
that the hall and galleries were
well filled, and marked attention
? given the speaker. As to criticism
ou that address, its publication
showed that it was one of the
. clearest-cut and most exhaustive
arguments delivered in the Lower
House of Congress ; and in con
vincing reason, beautiful of diction
and eloquence of delivery, it ranked
alongside the great address of
William Rryan, of Nebraska, and
which thriledand electrified the
whole country. Utterly failing in
their attempts to belittle Col. Tal
bert, or bring his address into dis
credit'with a gensiblo and reading
- public, Mr. A. W. Brabham, of
Kearse, S. ft, tries to convict Con
gressman Talbert of plagiarism,
by selecting from the entire ad
' dress" of twenty-three closely prin
ted pages, two short extracts, not
exceeding two dozen lines in length
that he claims was patterned after
a speech once delivered by Henry
W. Grady, of Georgia. Bear in
mind that Mr. Brabham studiously
ignores the hundreds of beautifully
expressed and original ideas in
that address, and which he must
confess were original, and selects a
> few little, paragraphs, not as long
as a man's _hand, and on which to
condemn Col. Talbert of
plagraism. Well, we have carefully
read both the utterances of Grady
and those of our Reform Congress
man, and while we admit there is
similarity of ideas in these
paragraphs as both the distinguish
ed orators were trying to describe
indentically the same condition
of affairs, the words are entirely
different. But every reader must
confess that Col. Talbert's ex
pressions were fully equal to the im
mortal ^Grady's which is certainly
a high compliment. But whynot
Mr. Brabham do Colonel Talbert
the fairness to speak of his many
other beautiful and well-rounded
sentences, and that were certainly
. framed in the orator's own mind?
many of them even surpassing in
expression and descriptive force
those little paragraphs said to Le
"borrowed" ?rom Henry Grady;
and any one must confess that a
brain which could mould the
beautiful address delivered by W.
Jaspar Talbert on the . floor of
Congress on August 18th last, need
not borrow brains or words from
any man, be he living or dead.
Did Grady, or any other orator,
ever paint amore faithful picture
of the situation than the following
sentence from Congressman Tal
bert's speech :
"Thus we stand to-day. Our
grand old ship of state is out up
on a tempestuous sea amid the
conflicting billows of contending
parties; and I might say, judging
from the late message of the Pres
ident of the United Statos, with
out a faithful pilot. He has left
us out in the wide ocean to do the
beet we can, But, my friends, let
us recollect the words of the dying
and lamented Lawrence, 'Never
give up the ship.' Let us keep
flying at her masthead the flag of
retrenchment and financial reform
the flag of tho people-the flag of
those who follow the plow, who
stand at the anvil, and in the
workshop. With strong arms and
stout hearts we can and will keep
the ship anoat and carry her be
yond the breakers out in the
smooth and level sea."
No man, had he the mind of
Solomon, can deliver a speech on
the polt leal situation in our coun
try without saying some word that
a preceding orator has uttered. In
his first inauguraiVaddress pres
ident Cleveland ?purloined a Sen
tence from Charles Dickens, while
Ales H. Stephens, of Georgia, one
of the brainiest men the South
ever produced, filled his speeches
with the borrowed ideas of other
men. So far as Congressman Tal
bert's address is concerned, it is
rich in beautiful thoughts and
forcible sentences, and every idea
was moulded in the brain of the
orator. This attack from Mr.
Bradham shows that the old King
element in our State keenly feels
the force and logic of Col. Tal
bert's great speech in defense of
his people and their rights, find
are anxious.to break it. But this
they can never do. When the bis-1
tory of the great fight between th?
[ people and, the money power, ?and |
the Democracy and Wall, is written
the addresss of Hon. W. J. Talbert
of South Carolina will find a
prominent place therein.
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