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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
l?E'LL CLEAN OUT
Tb? Stale House"-AnarGMsts Be
coiog Bold io Boston.
GOV. GREENHALGE GOT MAD
Wild Speeches and Peremptory
Demauds by a Rabble in the
Capitol-The Police Had to be
Called on to Disperse the
Crowd Which Had Assem
BOTTON, Feb. 20.-Abont 2,000
people gathered on the Common
this.afternoon to listen to addresses
by Morris L Swift,Hurbert Casson
and other ''socialist anarchists,"
?s they call themselves. After
hearing the speeches the crowd
marched to the State House, wore
Swift and Casson were to visit Gov
ernor Greenhaze. They demanded,
as they themselves put it, that em
ployment should be given to the
crowd which they led. the Gover
nor intimated to Swift and Casson
that he woul do all in his power tc
help the unemployed, and that he
hadno doubt that the Legislature
would do somthing for the men.
He consented to come out and ad
dress the crowd. He said to the
peoplo that, personally, he would
demand action by the Legislature.
Still he said, the Legislature had
no power to give work to the un
employed, except it had money to
pay them, and except the work on
which they should be employed
were necessary for the general
good. He insisted that the first
duty of every citizen was obedience
to the law. If the laws were not
-right it was the fault of the people i
of Massachusetts, not that of the
Governor or the Legislature. He
said they weae simply there to ex
press the will of the people who i
THEY THREATEN VIOLENCE.
Swift aud Casson, followed by a '
crowd of the unemployed, went up j
-^rhry- their petition, which was i
couched in terms of & demand, be
fore trie Senat? and House of Rep- 1
resent?tives. On their returu from 1
the chamber, Swift ascended to one 1
o' the side galleries, and delivered (
a speech that sounded strangely ]
out of place in the historic old (
"We will clean out the State
House," he crind, "if we don't get '
what we want." 1
The rabblo-for such it was-ac- J
companied the declaration with en
thusiasm. Private Secretary 1
Thomson was standing near and at (
the enunciation mentioned repair
ed hastily to the Governor and re
ported the statu of affairs. Gov. 1
Greeuhalge grabbed his hat and
headed for the scene of action.
Meanwhile, however, swift fiiuish- :
ed, and had descended the stairs
and stood outside the chamber
door awaiting Reperseutative Mel
len, whom he desired to introduce
The Governor met him.
.'Did you state that you would
eleau out the State House?" asked
Swift cowered. ?'I did," he
half muttered, "but I stated we
woule do it with the ballot.
This was absolutely untrue.
"You wish to qualify in that
way," continued his Excellency.
"Yes," replied the agitator.
"Well," said the Governor, earn
estly, clinching his hand, ''I do
not like that language, sir, and it
wont be tolerated. I warn you
that I will hold you personally re
Swift's bravado was all gone.
He quickly stepped out of sight
and mingled with the crowd. Pre
vious to this episode Governor
Greeuhalge had summoned Repre
sentative Mellen to his presence.
"Mr. Mellen." be said, "I want
you to be on the side of law and
"You will have no stronger fighter
in the ca8e,"replied Representative
Mellen with earnestness.
Meantime Chief Wade, of the
district police, bad telephoned to
police headquaters and at 3:20
o'clock fifty blue-coats marched
up Bacon street and taking the
side entrance to the State House
made a clean swath through tha
mob straight to the doric hall,
where they halted to await the or
ders of Chief Wade. These orders
were not slow in coming.
SWIFT WAS FRIGHTENED.
They were to clear the State
House and the grounds of intru
ders who at that time had became
a hussing, howling mob. This was
but tho work of a moment, for
mere Fight of the blue unifo
and brass buttons was apparel
enough to quell all anarchistic I
dencies. Before the blue-coats
mob melted away, out of the 1
down the broad steps and on
There were some shouts of "]
the police," but the shouters t<
good care to keep in the ba
ground. The crowd gradully m;
its way back to the Common s
the State House once more resun
its accustomed quiet.
Au Important Matter.
The memorial of the Gene
Assembly of South Carolina
congress in the matter of receiv
of railroad corporations and t
equity juridiction of the Fede:
Courtb is a very able document a
should leave its impress upon t
legislation of the country.
The memorial was called for
by the action of the Federal Coui
in sustaining the receiver* of ci
tain railroads who refused to pi
State and County taxes. This a
tion of the courts is regarded as t
usurpation of authority dangeroi
and injurious to the interest of tl
State. Under the laws of Soul
Carolina railroads, whether in tl
hands of receivers or not, are sui
jectto a uniform system of taxe
Notwithstanding the State law, th
Federal Judges have sustained n
ceivers in their refusal to da
taxes, and they have caused th
sheriffs who levied tax execution
to be arrested and fined. The mc
.'In round numbers, there ar
165.000 miles of railroade in thi
county. Thirty-three thou sa m
miles thereof are in ihe hands o
receivers and operated by the court
It is safe to assume that nine-tenth
of this latter number are manage?
by receivers of the Federal Courte
That ia to say, that the Federa
Judiciary is in absolute control o
railroad property worth the i neon
The incapacity of the courts of
jquity to manage the railroad prop
?rty, a business which, we Bubmit
they undertook without author i ty.
dither inherent or conferred, has
resulted in maladministration and
corruption in Dot a few Staten
in the Union.
It is claimed that the United
States Courts have gradually
jsurped power, and Congress is
1. TD confer upon the courts of
the United States power andjuiis
diction in the matter of railroad
2 To define and limit that pow
sr and set bounds to that jurisdic
3. To determine the life of a
4. To prevent the Courts of the
Uuited States and their railroad
receivers from interfering with the
laws of the States in the collection
of taxes, and in the exercise of
their police power."
The people of Georgia and other
Southern States, where many rail
roads are in the hands of receivers,
are deeply interested in this mat
ter. If the Judges of the Federal
Circuit Courts and the railroad re
ceivers can nullify our State laws,
prevent the collection of taxes, and
cause our sheriffs to be punished
for contempt when they are doing
their duty, then the States have
practically uothiug left of their lo
Cil sovereignty. Such judicial in
terference with our police power
and taxing power if carried to fur
ther extremes will leave the States
powerless to enforce their authority
in matters of vital importance.
We believe that this memorial
cannot fail to receive the serious
consideration of Congress. It is a
calm, dignified statement of facts
and is an able document.
Good Work of the Dispensary.
Times and Democrat.
The St. Matthews correspondent
of thc Columbia Register says:
"At a recent meeting of the town
council it wa? decided that the
offico of town police be abolished,
giving the power to the clerk to
make arrents and also bestowing
the duties of policeman upon the
streetworker. This speaks well
for St. Mat'hewi. Her citizens
are law-abiding ?nd are in full
sympathy with tho Dispensary
The downfall of J. L. Weber is
another warning to young men tc
keep away from the gaming table.
It is reported that he was lured
to his ruin by indulging in a so
cial game of poker at one of the
fashionable clubs in Charleston.
-Times and Democrat.
KO CHAIN GANGS!
The Supreme Court Decides
Columbia Journal Feb aotg.
The Supreme Court handed
down a decision yesterday of
great importance and much public
interest. The effect of it ia to
knock out the chain gang ij
Charleston or in the towns and
counties where it is allowed to
work priseners on the roads. It
also decides that a jury of six
men in trial justice court is con
The case came up from Charles
ton when one Sam Willams was
seutenced to the chain gang.
In the case the dafendant was
carried before a judicial justice in
Charleston charged with carrying
a concealed weapon. He was found
guilty and sentenced to pay $125
or go to the chain gang for thirty
days. No jury was demanded
and he was tried and convicted by
the justice. His counsel appealed
on two grounds :
First. That he cannot be punis
hed except by the verdict of a jury
Second. That the tiial justice
had no right to impose any greater
sentence than thirty days im
prisonment and the sentence to
work in the chain gang is void in
law. Judge Izlar sustained bjth
grounds of appeal and the Solictor
appea ed to the Supreme Court,
raising two questions-whether
the judge erred in holding that the
defendant was entitled to a trial
by a jury of twelve men and
whether the sentence to work on
the chain gang was null and void.
In regard to the jury question, af
ter an exhaustive review of the
constitutional law and usages un
der it, the court holds that there is
nothing in the constitution which
forbids the General Assembly de
terming the number of persons
which shall constitute a jury in
inferior courts nor is such even
implied in the constitution,
Sotathat' the sentence to work on
the chain gang is null and void.
The jurisdiction of trial justices
is limited to trial of offenses less
han a felony in which the punish
ment does not exceed $100 or im
prisonment for thirty days.
Numerous authorities are quoted,
ind tho court says : "the act of
L892 under which power is claimed
to add to the sentence of imprison
ment the requirement of hard la
bor on public works of a city or
xmnty, in so far as it purports to
:onfer upon a trial justice the
power to add to a sentence of im
prisonment the requirement |of
bard labor must be regarded as
unconstitutional and void. This
additional imposition exceeds the
limits prescribed by the constitu
tion in defining the jurisdiction of
justices and consequently the
justice acted without authority of
Justice Pope in dissenting says
that it seems to him that the word
imprisonment should include em
ployment during imprisonment.
He expresses his inability to see
where it would be incompatible
with the constitution. For the
lack of time he merely gives au
outline of his opinion.
A GOOD WORD FOR THE NEWS
PAPER.-At a recent buisness con
vention Governor France of Mis
souri, who is in position to know
whereof he speaks, paid tribute to
local newspaper as follows : Each
year the local paper gives from
$500 to $5,000 in free lines to the
community in which it is located.
No other agency can or will do this.
The editor, in proportion to hr
means, does more for his town
than any other 10 men, and in all
fairness with men he ought to be
supported-uot because you like
him or adnire his writings, but
because the local paper is the best
investment a community can make.
It may not be briliantly edited or
crowded with thought, but finan
cially it is of more benefit'to the
community than the teachers or
preachers. UnderBtaud me. Ido
not mean mentally or morally,
but financially, and yet on the
moral question you will find most
of the local papers on the right side.
Today the editor of the home
papers do most for the least money
of any people on the face of the
Lady Evans, wife of the late
Lord Mayor of London, was a
housemaid at the Oaks Hotel.
Sevenoaks, England, prior to her
marriage. She still retains much
of her remarkable beauty, and
verifies the poet's words that
"honor and fame from no condi
'i mm BRAVERY.
Efl Essenes a Cal ta lie
C?eteles o? ai Alligator.
THE OLD MAN JUMPS INTO
A Canal and Lands Fairly on tue
Monster's Back-Thc 'Gator is
Surprised and Tries to Get Rid
of the Darky. But it is all the
Other Way, as Billy Gets Rid
V. P. H. in Philadelphia Times.
MARTINDALE, La., Jan. 30.-Un
cle Billy has lived with the MartinB
through three generations, aud is
considered one of them. His time
is chiefly spent with the Martin
children, by whom he is greatly
beloved. It is his habit to take
them for an outing every day when
the weather is favorable, and the
little ones look forward with keen
delight to these jaunts with this
faithful old darky. Yesterday was
no exception to Uncle Billy's rule,
although he was loth to leave the
kitchen, wherein was tho savory
odor of turkey, pudding, cake and
sauces, the feast in preparation be
ing in honor of Uncle Billy's birth
He had just turned 90, and as
far back as he could remember his
"old master's folks" had given
him a birthday dinner. So tho old
man much preferred being round
the kitchen on this especial day;
but the children tugged at hi? coat
until he had't the heart to refuse,
and warning the cook not to let
anything happen to the turkey, the
old man was soon back in the field,
hand in hand with the. two little
boys, while the third child, a girl
of 3, was loft sitting on the steps,
the picture of woe, because its
mothar did not want to burden the
geod-natured old man witb this
Uncle,Billv-h^ Hoon /uit__wi.tl? ? i
the boys'for pro"b?Dly~"'fwo hours,
and they were walking slowly back
home throngh the field along the
canal, when Uncle Billy's keen
eyes saw something a good distance
ahead of them go over into the
canal,followed by a child's scream.
The old man must have been as
flee^ as a deer to have reached the
epot in tho time that he did. And
that every second he saw his "little
mistiss," as he called the tot of 3
years, struggling in the wafer with
an alligator! He had no weapon of
defense, except a small penknife,
aud no one was within hearing ex
cept the two little boys! And ac
tion had to be taken at once. This
he knew, and knowing as well that
he was in for the tightest fight ever
experienced in the State, he plun
ged into the canal, landing on the
The monster snapped its jaws at
the old man, and in so doing lost
its hold on the child, which Uncle
Billy managed to grasp and held
out of its reach. Uncle Billy sat
astride of the alligator, as near to
its head as possible to avoid being
bitten, with his kuees pinioned
against its side, while both hands
were employed in protecting the
child. It vas a terriblo strain on
the oid man's strength, but it was
thal or death for them both. He
sent the two boys home for help,
and in tho meantime kept his seat
bravely. Those who have seen an an
gry alligator can appreciate Uncle
Bill's situation better than it can
be described. In strength they are
powerful, and when angered some
thing ferocious. This one was in
a perfect frenzy, which increased
every moment at his failure to de
vour Uncle Billy.
The incessant snapping of his
jaws and rapid turning and twis
ting from side to side of his head
in his elforts to reach the old man
were frigtful in the extreme. He
hvBhed his tail so vigrously as to
nearly strangle both man and child
with mudd) water, which went up
and carno down like a heavy rain.
He plunged under the surface of
the water, but the exertion of Uncle
Billy kept hin up most of tne time.
It may be well imagined how slow
ly time dragged for the old man,
and ho;v anxiously he waited for
release from a sitution so perilous.
But ho know the boys had fully
two miles over the rough field to
walk before they could summon
assistance and that necesitated
considerable endurance on his
part, which he felt already giving
The canal is about 10 feet deep,.
VI feet wide and fully 75 acres long
Its "bank" is high and steep, so
that to climb out is very difficult,
and although but for the child Un
cle Billy might have made the at
tempt with the child it was pre
posterous to think of foran instant.
For R?verai minutes the alligator
plunged to and fro, up and down,
withput going very far either way,
but fie grew tired of this and in
the wildest fit of rage tore like mad
dow? the canal to its entire length,
theq^trirned and come back again
at ttfejiame rate, thus giving Uncle
Billi a ride 150 acres long in the
space of only a few minutes.
Tile old man swerved many times
from|side to side and the blood
chilled in bis veins. But hard and
fast he held on to the child and
that|. much deeper pinioned his
kueop in the monster's ribs. Not
withstanding his strong will, Uncle
Billy, felt himself growing weaker,
and feeling his strength wouldn't
last jinder so great a strain until
LelpfrT.-ivcd Le began so ne desper
ate thinking as to whai was best
for bfim to do. The place had been
cleared up years before and kept
free from all undergrowth, so there
was hot a tree or twig of any kind
which he might swing up by. It
wasja'time for rapid thought, and
it came to him suddenly that there
was-one thing only to be done
throw the child over the bank as
far as he could and trust to its
falling on a soft place and then
going it alone with the alligator.
But the monster did not keep
quiet while Uncle Billy was plan
ning his escape. It plunged on as
desperately as ever,as though there
was no limit to its streugth or
bou|d to its fury. The old man
glanced around as well as he could,
but no one was in sight. He sum
moued what strength be had, aim
ed as steadily^as 'ne possibly could,
breathed a pray?r for the child's
saft^and then threw her ashore,
fulljfclO feet from the edge of the
canal. "'Feeling relieved that ahfl
?r?lW?e? ifnm the norri"51e death
which had threatened them both,
he b eathed more easily and once
again put on his thinking cap,
which helped him almost imme
He drew out his little penknife
and plunged it in rapid succession
in the fleshy part of the alligator's
throat. The little blade was sharp
and did good work. The alligator
snapped his jaws, plunged dived,
lashed his tail, turned,twisted and
wiggled more than ever, but all the
time Uncle Billy used the knife
right dexterously, and by the time
the loss of blood had its effect upon
the alligator and Uncle Billy saw
him about to sink, he made for the
bank and climbed up, how he does
not himself know. He tottered a few
steps and fell and when help arri
ved the old mau was found lying
on his back, looking quite dead,
and on his breast, sobbing as
though her heart would burst, was
little Carry, who was wild with
grief, because she thought Uncle
Billy was dead.
But he had only fainted from ex
citement and pxhaustion and was
not seriously hurt, either by the
alligator or its fall when the old
man threw it ashore, and for this
no one is morn thankful than
Uncle Billy. By evening the old
man declared himself in fine trim
for his 1 irthday dinner, and all
ihe guests at his banquet say the
old man did it justice.
Uncle Billy says that he has "rid"
dogs, shoats, calves, goats, oxen
and a wild Texas pony, but not
one of them or all of them together
can hold a light to that alligator.
That if he is any "judge" he has
"jos rid a cyclone." And we were
inclined to think he had wben ve
saw floating in the bloody canal
this morning the terrible monster
with which Uncle Billy battled so
loug, bravely, and victoriously yes
Linseed oil is a sure remedy for
both hard and soft corns. If they
are indurated and very painful the
relief it gives in a short time is
most greatful. Bind on a piece of
soft rag saturated with the linseed
oil, and continue to dampen it with
oil every night and morning until
the corn eau be removed easily
and without pain.
Liquor, Morphine, Tobacco, Etc.
The liquor, morphine, and chloral
habits absolutely cured under guaran
tee. Particulars given by .'etter or in
person at my office, which is open all
hours of the day.
There id no use to go away from
home and spend hundreds of dollars
for treatment, when you can be cured
at home for a much smaller amount.
J. GLOVER TOMPKINS, M. D.
Edgefield, C. H, S. C.
Wouid't Break an Engagement
with a Lady to Suit thc Doctor.
Aaron Burr died when he was
over eighty years old on Staten
Island. He was bitterly poor and
.even ragged and hunger-bitten in
his latter life. But his eye glanced
as keen and his manners were as
courteous, and his serene self
respect and belief in himself as
apparent E,S ever, says the Washing
His death occurred Sept. 14,
1836. One day the doctor told
Burr that he could not live till
morning. The old knight turned
his eyes on his friends who sat
watching by his bed.
"He is au infernal old fool,"
said Burr, "Opwn that bureau
drawer," he then commanded. "Do
yon see that letter lying there?"
It was a dainty, perfumed
"It is from a lady," continued
Burr, while that look which women
had found eo dangerous-a cross
between moonlight and the light
ning'.-j gleam-flashed in his eye.
"It ii from a lady. She says she
will call to-morrrw. Anybody
who thinks I will die with that
appointment on my hands is a
stranger to Col. Burr."
Next morning thc lady called.
She was beautiful she; was tender.
She brought flowers, and their
breath sweetened the room. She
and Burr talked for an hour; be
in the tender, respectful, protec
ing, yet masterful manner which
had been his attitude towards the
other sex all his life. When
she departed he lay hack with the
flowers in his old hand-the .same
hand which pushed Hamiton into
the abyss. The grind of her carriage
wheels was heard departing in
the street. Burr seemed listening
to their receding sound. He died
almost as they ceased, and the
4 J ?. 0 Tl jL-I 10 i_i Llwi. UV*---1.-_w . 1- flt
w >n peace with death.
"The Girl With One Stocking."
Apropos of the agitation of tariff
changes the following Washing
ton correspondence of the Chicago
Herald is interesting:
Senator Vance set colleagues and
spectators in a roar by reading in
splendid style the following
pastoral, whicn he said was entitled
"The Girl With One Stocking,"
a protective paatoral composed
and arranged for the spinning
wheel, and respectfully dedicated
to that devoted friend of protected
machinery and high taxes, the
Senator from Rhode Island, Mr.
Our Mary had a little lamb,
And her heart was most intent,
To make its wool beyond its worth,
Bring 5G per cent.
But a pauper girl across the sea
Had one small lamb also,
Whose wool for less than half that sum
She'd willingly let go.
Another girl who had no sheep,
Nor stockings, wool nor flax,
But money just enough to buy
A pair without the tax
Went to the pauper girl to get
Some wool to shield her feet,
And make her stockings, not of flax,
But both of wool complete.
When Mary saw the girl's design,
She straight began to swear,
She'd make her buy both wool and tax
Or let one leg go bare.
So she cried out, "Protect reform !
Let pauper sheep wool free!
If it will keep both her legs warm
What will encourage me?"
So it was done, and people said
Where'er that poor girl went,
One leg was warm with wool and one
With ?6 per cent.
Now, praise to Mary and her lamb,
Who did this scheme invent,
To clothe one-half a girl in wool,
And one-half in per cent.
All honor, too, to Mary's friend,
And all protect ive acts,
That cheaply clothes the rich in wool
And wrap the poor in tax.
The reading of this piece of
doggerel was received with shouts
of laughter, even Republican
Senators leaning back in their
mirth. As fer the people in the
galleries, they screamed and yelled
frantically and when Senator
Vance sat down kept up their up
roarous applause until the North
Carolina orator gravely imclined
hif head in acknowledgment.
Work the Roads I
BY order of the board of County
Com m i ss i on ers o f E dge ile 1 d cou n ty,
all overseers of roads will put their
respective roads in good condition by
the 1st day of April, 1S!)4, removingall
loose stones, and cutting all overhang
ing branches of trees. Special atten
tion must be given by overseers to
In case of failure to attend to duties
the law will be enforced.
J. A. WHITE,
D. W. PADGETT,
J. W. BANKS,
C. C. E. C.
[For the ADVERTISER.
Old Saluda Speaks Her Mind.
ME. EDITOR: I have nev?r ap
peared in public priut, and have
no desire to be known outside of
my community, but seeing the
Edgefield Chronicle attacks upon
the State officers, especially Mr.
Bladon, I thought I would say
I do not know Mr. Bladon per
sonally, but when a 16-year-old
boy, with his father I followed the
gallant Hagood through the cam
paign of 1884, and was befriended
by him. Carrying my knapsack
on hard marches, and ever ready
to protect me, I can but come to
the rescue of the son. His father
was a true soldier, and a kinder
heart was never in a human body.
The son iuherits the father's bra
very for which he is noted.
It seems aa if the Chronicle
takes delight in holding up Mr.
Bladon before the public in all his
worst characteristics. We all know
that Mr. Bladon, like thousands of
poor weak mortals, has his beset
ting sin, and whiskey has been his.
If there is anything else he is
guilty of we have never heard it.
He has never been in jail or the
penitentiary. He has never killed
any ono. One of his near relations
told mp-th at (ho rjfle went off ac
cidentally that killed his daughter,
she being in another room.
Mr. Editor, I have imagined the
remorse of the poor father as he
beheld the lifeless form of his
child, and the agony he felt when
those lips that had lisped his name
so often were sealed forever. We
would draw the veil of charity
over the sad picture, and bury it
so deep that it would never be res
urrected instead of hoisting it to
the gaze of the public.
I ask the Chronicle to let his
eye range over the pages of history,
ilis_ruv-ru emmi ir firnfn-mi ri foll .
me if he can't find a great many
with plutocratic blood flowing in
their veins, who have committed
worse deeds, but because they had
money and social influence the
world took them up, and they were
still called gentlemen and held '
their ?ame positions?
The high circles say Col. Mor
row was not depraved, but weak,
and senators signed his petition
for pardon. A poor man without
money or social influence would
have been hanged, and the world
would have wagged its head and
said, "it was just."
The Chronicle talks as if aman
that gets drunk, or has been drunk,
is not a gentleman. If that be so,
senators, congressmen, end gov
ernors would have to fall out of
position, and be counted with the
base of earth. It makes no differ
ence what a man does, if he has
money, or social position. He can
send the gray hairs of parents to
the grave in sorrow, and make the
once pure daughter an outcast in
the world. He can rob the widow
and orphan, sit at the gambling
table and steal the hard-earned
money of toil, hil this, and the
world holds him up and he passes
for a gentleman, but let him be poor
with no social influence, and he is
kicked down, and even if he tries
to reform, he is kicked down, and
met with cold indifference.
Mr. Editor, it is not Mr. Bladon
or Elliot theChronic'e is after, but
it is trying with its partisan zeal
to make it appear that Gov. Till
man glories in appointing such
men, as ho represents them to be,
lo public office.
It is too late, Mr. Chronicle. The
Alliance you hate so much has
educated its people, so that your
little paper will have no effect.
Wo know what you arc after. You
had no sympathy for Mr. Bladon
when he was shot in the discharge
of his duty. You do not care if
constables are mobbed or killed,
but when some negro or Italian
Mafia is hurt you raiso a howl.
You damn the dispensary law,
and say it is Tillman's law, when
you know it was a compromise be
tween the two parties in the Legis
lature. You abuse Gov. Tillman
for carrying out the laws after
they are made-nothing can suit
you. You say it is making drunk
ards of the boys. We are glad you
are at last brought to realize the
dangers of youth-having lived
among bar-rooms and gambling
hells all your life. Such grand
characters as Dr. Carlysle, Dr.
Broadvue, and Dr. Jones of the
Columbia Female College, say it is
a groat, deal better than the old
System, and they have never'advo- S3
cated the ball-room, and trained I
the young in its slippery paths. ||
You seem to think our representa- ||
tives are weak men, controlled by %
the hated Tillman. We are proud
of them. They are men of good
social standing, men that pay their
debts, men that carry the scars of
many battles, men that rode night
and day and risked their lives and
property, when a great many bf
their condemners never heard a
bullet whistle or lost an- hour's i -
rest, or rode a mile io help redeem
the State. You try to make the
people believe that an officer of
the law will invade the sanctity of
home and rob it of all its virtues,
when you know it is only where
houses ^ire close together in .the
cities, and whiskey can be moved
from, room to roora by the low
foreign elements, and American on
the same platform, that it will
ever be necessary. I never expect
a constable to enter my house, be
cause I expect to defend the law,
and not try to bake others break ?
Now, in conclusion, we tell you
we are proud of Tillman, a mqff^
that has the grit to make money
corporations, the pats of the gov
ernment, pay takes like the farm- V
ers and laborers. The yeomanry
of old Saluda, the descendants of
revolutionary heroes are proud of
the man who can take a Federal
judge by tho throat, and say "you
have taken State's rights away
and trailed the Palmetto flag in tho
dust, and there is no law for it."
We say long live Tillman, a man
known all over the Union, a man
that shook hands over the bloody
chasm, and brought the South and
West together, a man that has the
courage to carry out the laws amid
the yells of the money power, and
the cries of the mighty. Aud, Mr.
Editor, when the Chronicle is
buried in oblivion the name of
Tillman will be inscribed upon the
lover of the people.
We would ask the Chronicle in
conclusion, to please copy from
some other paper than The State,
and try in the future to take poor
fallen humanity by the hand and
tell thom there is hope if Hwy will
only try and reform, and not for
political purposes jump on them
and hold all their defects up to
the public gaze. I beg to inform
him that old Saluda is as solid as
ever, and never pays much atten
tion to the anti papers for they
have found out they mierepresent
FOR THE THOUGHTFUL.
A broken word cannot be mended.
No man can be truly bravo who
is not truly good.
Religion without love is ma
chinery without oil. .
Nothing but heavenly love can
give us earthly patience.
The people who often (alk the---?
most often say the least.
There isu't a promise in the Bi
ble for anybodv who is not in
It is doubtful if God ever made
a man who could please all his
The richest man is the ono who
can give away thc most without re
The devil has never been able to
scare the man to whom God has
The true Christian is always
trying to tell the world something
God has told him.
No man can love his neighbor
as himself until he first loves God
with his whole heart.
To see the hand of God in all
things and events and calmly to
leave the results with him, this is
the glory of Christianity.
As our body casts a shadow, so
does our character cast ? u influ
ence. As a shadow moy oe either
healing or hurtful so does influ
ence either bless or damn.
A man lives but once, why
should he live a drone? A mau
who does not labor six days in a
week is a drone. A mau who does
not rest one day in seven is a slave.
And a man who is either a drone
or a slave in this age of enlighten
ment is a dunce.
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