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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
SIXTY YEARS AGO.
'XM?. OLD NULLIFICATION
T?e Giants Enraye in Battle.
Smith Carolina Kent
Mr. Editor, Dear Sir: In con
tinuing ray history of Nullification
in South Carolina, it created great
excitement in 1S93. Both sides
held meetings at most of the cross
roads and pu ?l ic places all over
the State. Even the churches took
part in the discussions of the day.
The newspapers villified one an
other severely. Both sides had
fourth of July celebrations all
over the State. In one of my
former communications I gave an
account of how the Union part}
celebrated that day in Spartanburg.
I will give a newspaper account of
how the two parties celebrated the
same day in Charleston. Each
side hi*d its own place of meeting.
Th3 Union party had Wm. Drayton
for orator of the day, the Nulli
fiers had Senator Kayne. Judge
Huger, Mr. Pettigru, and Mr. Le
gare made speeches on the Union
side, and Gen. Blair wrote a letter
on the Nullification side. Governor
Hamilton and Mr. Trumbull made
speeches and Gen. McDuffie '
wrote a letter.
All their speeches consisted of
arguments for and against Nullifi
cation. Kayne's was very able and
was said to exceed his effort in the '
Senate. He gave the complete
form of Nullification and called it
the "Beautiful Theory." Your
readers may have read it. Judge
Huger's speech was able. The sen
timent that he gave in conclusion '
was classic. I remember part of
it. "Honor of Carolina! Who
?nnm istera- at thy altar?-Why-is itI,
that points to Carter's Mountain, j
when to Mount Vernon we ought to i
go?" He closed by saying that if
Ihe _State went to Carter's Moun
tain for advice, the dayc of South
Carolina chivalry were numbered.
Gov. Hamilton's speech was bril
liant; Trumbull's was very vin
dictive and mostly directed against
Gen. Jackson who, he said, had
written to the Union party that he
would have the Nullifiers dispersed
at their meeting. Pettigru's ad
dress was judicial and argumenta
tive; Legare's was literary; Mc
DufhVs letter was able, but he
could not convey the lightning fire '
of his eye to paper; Blair's letter
was able. The sentiment Blair 1
sent was "the Federal Union, it 1
must be preserved." He stated he
got the sentiment from Gen. Jack
son. Jackson wrote a short letter.
He made no allusion to what
Trumbull had stated, and closed
by saying the Federal Union must
The parties challenged each
other to a joint debate. Some
place in Williamsburg wes select
ed; Gen. Blair and Judge Rich
ardson on ono side ; Governor
Hamilton and Mc Duffie on the
other. Both sides claimed the vic
tory. McDuffie stated that Judge
Richardson was an excellent au
thority on the bench for the ad
ministration of law. He said he
had. been thirteen years in Con
gress and had turned his attention
entirely to na1 ional affairs, and
thought on subjects that came be
fore Congress. He had a belter
chance to investigate them than
Judge Richardson had, and of
course thought his side right. The
October election was approaching.
Each side had an organized ticket
in every county in the State. I
will mention a few ol:' tho most
distinguished orates that were
sent out as missionaries to edify
the voters ; Hay ne, McDuffie, Ham
ilton, and Preston, all first rate
men on the Nullification side.
Judge Huger, Smith, Richardson,
and Gen. Blair on the Union side.
I will only notice two of them,
and give my authority for what I
eay about them. I will only take
time to class McDuffie at the head
of any list that this continent has
produced. Ile made a speech in
Richmond in 1844 when his body
had become a physical wreck, to a
convention of young men's demo
cratic clubs from every section of
the Union. Ritchie heard that
speech and pronounced it Clay's
obituary, and said it beat anything
of modern times. Ritchie was
garded as the ablest editor in
Union, and he belonged to the w
of the democratic party that
posed Calhoun. B. F. Perry wr
a pamphlet in " 1S33 entitled "P
trait of the State Nullificat:
Convention." He noticed all 1
prominent members. He gav
general sketch of McDuffie a
closed by stating that he sat th
teen years in Congress without
equal in either house. I hope tl
some of Major Perry's sons w
republish that production of th<
father. Major Perry knew th
during the thirteen years, he spo
of, that such men sat in Congre
as Andrew Jackson, John Quin
Adams, "William Henry Harriso
Martin Van . Buren, John Tyh
James K. Polk, Franklin Pierc
James Buchanan, John C. Calhou
Henry Clay, John Randolph, Rid
ard, Mr. Johnson, Daniel Webste
Thomas H. Benton, and scores <
others ; all most distinguish?
men. Forsyth, of Georgia, ac
Preston of this State were there.
I have, Mr. Editor, selected Bia
as the leader of the Union part;
Col. Preston stated of Blair, thoug
only self-taught and educated, thu
he could bring as strong Janguag
to support any subject he chose t
advocate as any liviug man. Co
Preston, it is known, could neve
be elected to the lower House c
Congress. The Congressional dis
trict he wished to represent la;
joining Blair's district, he sal
that Blair's influence reached ove
enough in his district to preven
him from being elected. Blair wa
the only Union man in the Stat
returned to.Congress in 1832 an<
consequently was the most influen
tial Union "man iu the State. Hi
was represented as a man of man]
eccentricities, and a'wagoner b]
trade. In physical proportions h<
measured seven feet iu height
weighed three hundred and sev
enty-six pounds. B. F. Perry saic
when he saw him in the complet*
uniform of a brigadier. J^gra?
that he looked like he m_i^^|?^rh?
son ot .MarsTThe~~Frenc^-^p^lft
?,t Washington, when heg&?&tiiBt?
?aid he resembled General Kleber
and called him the American Kle
ber. Blair'0 worst hallucinatior
was that he liked liquor too well
A bar keeper grossly insulted him
Blair knocked him down and con
tinued to hit him. He heard some
thing like a ?un snaping in hit
rear. He looked round and the
bar keeper's wife was repriming a
huge musket. The General's chiv
alry would not allow him to com
bat a woman, and it was said that
he took leg bail.
The General went to a theatre at
Washington and soon got into a
snooze. "When he awoke he did
not know where he was. He im
agined that he was in the midst of
a snow storm in a dark forest. A
beautiful lady came tripping along.
A ruffian appeared and showed
signs of robbing her. Blair com
manded him not to molest her.
The ruffian paid no attention.
Blair's pistol rang out, the ball
passing through the would be
actor's immense head of hair. The
actor shouted "Murder 1" called
for a plattoon of police to arrest
Gen. Blair of South Carolina.
Twelve men it was said approach
ed, armed with muskets, six on
each side. As he rose he struck
with both arms each way, knocking
down all. He had seized one of
the guns and cleared the house.
The joke was so good he was only
fined five dollars.
In his uoxt exploit his finances
were effected more. Duff Green,
editor of a paper called the United
States Telegraph, called the Union
party of South Carolina a baud of
Tories that had disgraced the
name of the Union, Blair met
Green on the street and knocked
him down with the little end of
his cane. The General's fine in
this case was three hundred dollars
Duff Green was still alive during
the Confederate war auu frequently
could be seen passing on the rail
road from Branchville to Augusta.
He was a very tall man. I have
heard Captain Bird of Greenwood
say nearly fifty years ago, the Cap
tain was considered an expert in
any thing that related to cotton
farming, that Mr. Calhoun's son,
tbat married Duff Green's daughter
was then making 1200 bales of cot
ton a year. Gen Blair's great size
when ha was driving a wagon to
Columbia, attracted Dixon Lewis's
attentiou while he was attending
the South Caroliua College, and
he made Blair's acquaintance. He
! expected at a future day to be a
larger man than Blair was. Lewjs
after he quit college studied law
in Charleston, and there he re
newed his acquaintance with Blair
who frequently drove his wagon
into Charleston. Lewis when he
completed the study of law went
to practicing law in Alabama.
Blair had quit wagoning and be
came a sheriff. One of Blair's
prisoners broke jail. Blair fol
lowed him to Alabama. While
there he jumpt up Lewis again.
Lewis about this time became a
candidate for Congress and was
elected. He looked over tho re
turns of the Congressional election
in South Carolina, and he saw that
Blair had beat Governor Manning
for Congress. This was in
1828. They met in Wash
ington and expressed great sur
prise how they got there. Lewis
said he came in the stage, and
that his great weight opened the
joints of the stage so that his sur
plus flesh worked through the
cracks, so that when he got to
Washington it wore off thirteen
or fourteen pounds of his flesh,
and asked Blair how he got there.
Blair said he came in the same
wagon he had seen him drive, he
took the road that led through the
piney woods region. His greatest
trouble was to keep himself prop
erly balanced. If too much weight
got on one wheel he could look out
and see it begin to smoke. He
remedied that by jumping out,
picking up a lightwood knot and
squeezing enough tar out of it to
extinguish the heat and smoke.
Blair had a duel once. He sat at
breakfast at the same table at
which the man did he was going to
fight, and served notice on hun
that he would kill him that day.
It was claimed that he had an in
terview with the man's mother he
was going to fight. He promised
her that he would not kill her son,
but would hurt him some. The
parties met in due time and both
fired. Blair's man missed him.
He hit his man where he said he
would, but not in a v?al^ari.-T^
men- concerned in.'^the Nu ll inc a-i
tion controversy, and I have been
more minute in the description of
the two lenders for the sake or
brevity. John Quiucy Adams
made a speech at Quincy, Mass.,
the same day, the 4th of July, that
the speeches that I have spoken of
were made in Charleston and
Spartan burg. Adams's speech was
intended to be a reply to Mr. Cal
houn's masterly exposition that
had been published in the Pendle
ton Messenger over his signature.
Adams's speech was like all his
writings. He went to European
countries, mostly England, for his
authorities. He proposed to show
that Nullification was not new,
and quoted attempts that had been
made to nullify in England cen
turies before the time spoken of.
Randolph said his effort to reply to
Mr. Calhoun was like firing a
pocket pistol at Gibraltar. He
wrote a hymn to go with his ora
tion and it was sung that day.
Seward in his life of Adams gives
the hymn but omits the oration.
I must now, Mr. Editor, bring
the campaign to a close. Trumbull
that I spoke of did not live long
after this time. The Columbia
Hive honored him with the short
est obituary I ever read. It stated
that Robert J. Trumbull was dead.
It was said that he was a native of
Florida, born of English parents,
and came near being lynched in
Charleston in 1812 for beiug found
a Tory. The second Monday in
October the State organized with
two full sets of candidates. Spar
tanburg, Greenville, and all of
Blair's Congressional District and
one parish represented by Stroble
went Union. Every other district
and Parish in the State went Nulli
fication. York county, that went
Union in 1830 by 18 votes ma
jority this year gavo twenty
votes majority against Union.
Shortly after this the York Sena
tor resigned and Judge Smith was
put in his place. The Judge ran
half a dozen votes higher, beating
his opponent 25 voies. My old
frtend, Dr. Wallace, was badly
beaten in Spartanburg. Farrow, a
Revolutionary soldier, brother io
the ex-member of Congress, fared
no better than the Doctor. Col.
Taylor, a not? d soldier of tho Revor
lution, was put on the Union
tic?-et in Richlind and badly
beaten. When tho votes were
couuted in Spartanburg, Major
Dean who was an aid to Governor
Hamilton, mounted th ouch and
read the Governor's proclamation,
calling the Legislature together.
UNCLE GEOEGE. 1
An Edgefield Man Suggests. AMi
other Tillman lor Govern or."$*i
I would like to suggest theHo?
George D. Tillman, of Clark's Hi||
for Governor of South Carolin!.
He is a philosopher, a statesmepj.
and a scholar, a man who has haft
the time, the opportunity, the i??
clination, and learning to make
statecraft a life study. It is known;
of all men how well he has suet
We would.have in George l||
Tillman a broad-minded, liberal
Governor. We would have a Gov%
ernor of the whole people. Vii
would have a man who would nevell
dodge upon any measure, bujjj
would do his whole duty regardless
of politicians. We would have sf
man of whom we could say, as one!
great statesman said of another;!
"Nothing little or mean ever carnet
near his head or his heart." And;
above all we would have for Cx6v*
ernor asure democrat and an hori4
est man. All men of all faction^
could and should support him.
He spoke for and advocated the;
free coinage of silver and the re~
peal of the tax on State banks
three years before we had the Alli
ance. He opposed President Cleve
land's Wall street financial policy
during his first term. He has
thought and worked ahead of the
people and Alliai.ce for all that is
reasonable and best. He is a farmer
He has now and has always had
the best interest of the whole peo
ple at heart.
I know Colonel Tillman is not a
candidate, but believe if the pa
pers and the people throughout the
Stat? would call to him, he would
respond. Let the office seek him.
He is worthy of it, and would do
honor to it. We
State VomcT??ter upon a period of j
its greatest prosperity. : .' ? - j
H. H. TOWNES.
Poverty Hill, Edgefield Co.
Following is the call issued by
thc County Executive Committee
of Young Men's Chirstian As
EDGEFIELD S. C., June 6,1S94.
DEAR BRETHREN : The time is
approaching for the fifth county
Convention and seventh annual
rally for Young Men's Christian
Association work in our county.
Gradually this movement has de
veloped, patiently the problems
have been studied, and nowr as never
before the work is being organized
and maintained in the villages
and country places. Gratified for
the measure of success, wiser for
the mistakes and failures, ready
to learn and determined to work,
let us gather again for friendly
counsel and divine guidance.
The Convention will be held in
Edgnfield village on Friday, Satur
day, and Sunday, the 20th, 21st,
and 22nd of July. Every Associa
tion is urged to send a full delega
tion of active members. Evangeli
cal ministers and young men,
members in good standing of
Evangelical churches, art- extended
a cordial invitation. .
The prayers of all Christian
people are asked in behalf of this
gathering for the eternal welfare
of the young men of our county.
A. S Tompkins, Edgefield,
Jas. T. Bacon, Edgefield,
A. J. Norris, Edgefield,
D. B. Frontis, Johnston,
M. M. Brabham, Edgefield,
ii. F. Dorn, Parksqille,
W.E. Lynch, Edgefield,
W. S. Jacobs, Edgefield,
L. R. Gwaltney, Edgefield,
J. II. Burkhal'ter, Parksvillo,
J. Wm. Mitchell, Batesburg,
J. W. Hil], Edgefield,
Whit Hailing, McKendree,
B. L. Caughman, Mt. Willing,
E. J. Mims, Edgefield,
John Lake, County Secretary.
Many such flood the market.
Botanic Blood Balm is a con
scientiously compounded medicine
the result of forty years practice
by an eminent phybieian. It is
the best blood purifier ever offered
to the public, and is guaranteed to
cure if given a fair trial. Try it
for all skin and blood diseaees^in
cluding catarrh and rheumatism
in its worst form. One bottle of it
contains more eural' - - 1
diug-up virtue than
other kind. Try "1
ble." Soe advert?
AN UNUSUAL PHENOMENON
The Sun Hiding Behind a Haze
of Dust for Three Days
News and Courier, June 12th.
During the past three days a
dense dust haze has partially ob
scured the sun. It was first notic
ed on Saturday last, when the blue
ness of the sky became quite dim
toward evening. The haze in
creased in density all of Sunday
and during Monday, when the sun
disappeared entirely from view be
hind a high bank of dust haze for
thirty-five minutes before its usual
time of setting; also twenty-one
minutes before its time of setting
yesterday. The haze, decreased
slightly in density yesterday.
.(Tuesday.) though not enough to
prevent the "orb of day" from be
ing seen without smoked glass.
That this lack of transperency of
the atmosphere is not due to haze
alone is an assured fact When
seen by a Reporter Mr. Jesunofsky
gave it as his opinion that the
present drought plays an impor
tant part in the produceion of this
phenomenon. The dust-haze, he
says, is more dense in the upper
than in the lower cloud region.
As the earth becomes dryer the
dust, particles increase in buoyancy
from lack of moisture, and have a
tendency to rise. The general
circulation of the atmosphere over
this' and the neighboring States
during the past six days was very
sluggish. The only source of its
disappearance will be the final
movement eastward of the area of
high atmospheric pressure which
now covers the Carolinas and Geor
gia,"succeeded by a southwesterly
glow of the upper atmosphere, at
tended with a light rainfall. Of
the latter there is little prospect in
the immediate fnture. It may also,
b.rnoticed that all outdoor cbjeots, ;
Except a few Jow-scudding, weB-,
roiifi'd-snramer cloiids from the east
and southeast for an hour or two
late on Sunday and Monday mor
ning, no clouds were visible during
the entire occurence.
The whitish yellow hue during
the day and the deep purplish-red
of the sun an hour after and before
sunrise and sunset were frequent
ly commented upon. The moon
appeals of a deep orange.
ABERDEEN, 0., July 21,1891.
Messrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah,
DEAR SIRS-I bought a bottle of
your P. P. P. at Hot Springs, Ark.,
and it has done me more good than
three months treatment at the Hot
Have you no agents in this part
of the country, or let me knowhow,
much it will cost to get three' or
six bottles from your city by ex-,
JAS. M. NEWTON,
Aberdeen, Brown County, 0.
NEWNANSVILLE, Fla., June 5, "91.
Messrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah,
DEAR SIRS-I wish to give my
testimonial in regard to your val
uable medicine, P. P. P., for the
cure of rheumatism, neuralgia,
dyspepsia, biliousness, etc. In
1861 I was attacked with bilious
muscular rheumatism, and have
been a martyr to it ever since. I
tried all medicines I ever heard of,
and all the doctors in rea:ih, but I
found only temporary relief ; the
pains were so bad at times that I
did not care whether I lived or
died. My digestion became so im
paired that everything I ate dis
agreed with me. My wife also
suffered so intensely- with dyspep
sia that her life was a burden to
her; she would be confined to her
bed for weeks at the time ; she also
suffered greatly from giddiness
and loss of sleep. Some time in
March I was advised to take P. P.
P., and before we (my wife and I)
had finished the second bottle of
P. Pi P., our digestion begau to im
prove. My pains subsided so much
that I have been able to work, and
ain feeling like doing what I have
not done before in a number of
ypars. We will continue taking
R P. P. until we are entirely cured,
and will cheerfully recommend it
td all suffering humanity.
I Yours very respectfully,
J. S. DUPRISS.
Mful line of Straw Matting,
or Japanse, at 35c per
tarasey cfc Biand's. Ladies
' -<~ examine,
Roger Q. Mills's Droll Story of a
Mr. Mills tells some droll stories
of his military experience. One,
which he is apt to relate when the
company is congenial, refers to his
first essay in the art of war. He
belonged to a "critter company,"
which was on its way to Arkansas
in charge of a drove of cattle in
tended for the army of Sterling
The command halted one even
ing on the edge of a piece of tim
ber. The cattle were "rounded up,"
as usual, guards were posted, and
the tired troopers went to sleep as
soon as they had dispatched their
In the middle of the night Mills
was awakened by a sound the like
of which he had never heard be
fore. It seemed to him that the
entire Union army on horseback
was heading for the particular
spot where he lay. The noise of
flying hoofs was interspersed with
shouts and pistol shots, and alto
gether the racket was deafening.
Mr. Mills was sensible then, as
now, and, besides, he had not had
any military experience to speak
of. It took him about thirty tec
onds after getting thoroughly
awake to reach the lowest branch
of the tree at whose foot ho had
slept, and fifteen seconds later he
was hidden in the foliage. The
up-roar continued about ten min
utes. Private Mills hugged the
limb on which he was extended
until he could hear nothing except
the thumping of his heart, and
then concluded to reconnoitre.
Slowly he passed from limb to
limb, and finally reached the
in every tree?
"The cattle had stampeded," Mr.
Mills said, in concluding this tale,
"and every mother's son in the es
cort acted on his first impulse,
and took to a tree. I have often
wondered what the enemy would
have done had there been a bona
fide attack, and our brave men had
disappeared so quickly as they did
when that racket broke out."
In Oriental lands,in spite of soma
modern innovations, there are still
many localities where water is a
costly luxury and the possession of
a well a thing greatly to be desired.
Wells have become links in the
history and landmarks in the topo
graphy of many places in Palestine
and throughout Arabia. They are
usually excavated from the solid
limestone rock, and are arranged
so as to be easily accessible to the
water-carriers, who are generally
In the cities, towns and villages,
a familiar figure is that of the
water-seller, who passes through
the streets and highways with his
loaded water-skin strapped across
his muscular shoulders, crying his
wares to the passersby. These
skin-bottles keep the water won
derfully fresh and cool for many
hours ; but to a European or Ameri
can, accustomed to an abundant
supply of excellent water, and to
cities where public fountains toss
tho crystal liquid across lawns and
gardens, the draught from a water
seller's cup in Cairo, Jerusalem or
Joppa would seem unpalatable and
Hore is what Mr. Carlisle said
a little more than a year ago: "If
there are any bonds issued by
this administration it will be done
with some other mau than myself
as Secretary of the Treasury."
And yet fifty millions of bonds of
the first issue have already been
put out, and the second issue of
fifty millions moro is already in
sight, and still he is tho Secretary
of tho Treasury. But since that
time the Wall street devil has
taken him up into a high moun
tain and shown him all the glories
that he might have if he wou'd
fall down aud worship it and issnre
some bonds and after awhile issue
Big stock Saddles, all prices, just
received at Ramsey & Bland's.
Will almost make your pants
laugh to ride on one of them,
'oi?u?; y aa
Judge Gary's Plain Talk on the
ABBEVILLE, S. C., June 5.-Court
convened "* here on last Monday
morning, Judge Ernest B. Gary
presiding. He made a strong
charge to the grand jury, and
among other things said :
'.Mr. Foreman and gentlemen of
the grand jury: Before going to
your room to consider the matters
already before you, I deem it my
duty to call your attention to a
matter that has just been brought
to the attention of the court offi
cially. Through a communication
just handed me it is stated that
there are three open barrooms in
the town of Abbeville actually en
gaged in the sale of whiskey. If
this be so, Mr. Foreman and gentle
men, it is an open and flagrant vio
lation of the law of the State. The
Supreme Court of South Carolina
has recently decided that there is
no authority ir this State to li
cense the. sale of liquor. As long
as that opinion of the Supreme
Court stands, it is the law of the
land and should te respected by
every citizen of the State* If you
permit the law lo be ignored in one
particular, you will find difficulty
in its enforcement in another. You
owe it to yourselves and to all law
abiding citizens to use your best
efforts to see that the law is rigidly
enforced, for it is the experience
of all civilized countries that the
surest way to prevent crime is to
attend strictly to the enforcement
and execution of the laws. With
what grace can you prevent those
who are now being tried for a vio
lation of law in one particular
and tamely ignore the fact that
"present truly all such mattes as
shall come io your knowledge."
And I trust it is not necessary for
me to dwell upon that portion of
your obligation/which enjoins you
"to present no one for envy, hatred,
or malice ; nor shall you leave any
one unpresented for fear, favor,
affection, reward, or hope of re
ward." I trust in conclusion, gen
tlemen, that as public officials you
will give thies matter a thorough
Judge Gary presides with grace
and dignity and has made a fine
impression upon our people.
SOME ALL EDGED DIALECT.
A New York Reporter Attempts
to do a Little Dialect Writing
and Showing His Acquaintance
With Bowery Toughs and in
this His Dialect is .Correct, hut
He Can't Talk Southern Talk
Worth a Cent-The Atlanta
Constitution's View of South
In the New York Recorder's re
port of Gov. Tillman's recent ad
dress before the prohibiton meet
ing on Staten Island, we find the
following bits of alleged dialect:
Some person remarked about
the governor's big cowboy hat.
"Yah, dat a great hat," he said.
.'Dat yah's the only passport I
He then told the story of how
he got lost in Madison Square,
New York, during the Columbian
celebration, and how a big police
man showed him back to the
"I raised dis yah passport." said
he, "and said, 'Hold on, yo' officer
dis yo's Farmer Tillman, Governor
of South Carolina. I want to go
on the grand stand.' Well, it would
done yo' good to see the policeman
open the lines and let me through.'
Just before closing the Governor
said: "I want to take a hand pri
mary to see whether I win or lose.
How many of yo's against me, and
want total prohibition or neither?'
About fifty hands went up.
"Now how many's with me on
the dispensary question, to take a
half loaf, if we caut't get all?"
Nearly every hand in the entire
audience went up.
"Dar 1 dar 1 I tole you I'se got
'em. It's with these little hand
primaries I've won every time, and
I'm going to do it again in Novem
ber, and Farmer Tillman will rep
resent the good old State of South.
Carolina in the Senate. Goodnight !
Because Governor Tillman and
other, prominent Southerners do
not ape the pronounciation of the
Miss Nancys of the Boston school '
of culture some of the Northern
newspapers take a delight in mak
ing them talk like the "Brudder '
Bones" of a ministrel show.
The Recorder reporter may
thank his lucky stars if ho ever
acquires the South Carolina Gov
ernor's command of pure and
vigorous English. It' is in the
South,'where the native Americans
constitute" 98 per cent of the popu
lation, that the purest English is
spoken. The Southern standard of
prounciation is the best, and Prof.
Fowler admits it in so many words
in his "Universsty Grammar."
But the Recorder's raw humorist
does not deserve a serious rebuke.
He may poke fun at the Governor,
but he cannot fail to be impressed
with the fact that the orator
captured a crowd of two thousand
people who were opposed to him
at first, and at the close of the meet
ing had them almost unanimously.
on his side.
Dates of Campaiirn Meetings,
The State Democratic Executive
Committee has fixed the following ~
as the dates of the campaigu meet
Yorkville, Tuesday, June 19th.
Chester, Wednesday, June 20th.
Lancaster, Thursday, June 21st.
Camden, Friday, June 22nd.
Sumter, Saturday June 23rd. .
Chesterfield, Tuesday, June 26th.
Bennettsville, Wednesday, June
Darlington, Thursday, June 28th
Florence, Friday, June 29th.
Marion, Tuesday, July 3rd.
Conway, Wednesday, July 4th.
Georgetown, Friday, Julv 6th.
Kingstree, Saturday, July 7th.
Maiming, Tuesday, July 10th.
Bonneau's, (Berkley) Wednes
Barnwell, Tuesday, July 17th.
Aiken, Wednesday, July 18th.
Edgefield, Thursday, July 19th,
Lexington, Friday, July 20th.
Winnsboro, Tuesday, July 24th,
Orangeburg, Wednesday, July
Columbia, Thursday, July 26th.
Newberry, Friday, July 27th.
Laurens, Saturday, July 28th.
Union, Tuesday, July 31st.
Spartanburg, Wednesday, Au
Greenville, Thursday, Aug. 2nd.
Pickens, Friday, Aug. 3rd.
Oconee, Monday, Aug. 6th.
Anderson, Tuesday, Aug. 7th.
Abbeville, Wednesday, Aug. Stb.
Governor Tillman said in
Charlotte where he stopped on hii
way to New York that things were
pretty dry in South Carolina-and
then, correcting himself, he said :
"If you refer to whiskey I come
from about the wettest State in the
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Don't forget that Ramsey &
Bland deal in hard ware and farm
implements. They defy competi
tion. Their store is calculated to
please all tastes.