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!1-. R )MR.\i
Nt1WBERRY, S. C.
TI'IL ItSDAY .il'LT 10, 1S884.
A l'APEl EIri t iE 'PKs-E-. .
-The lieralal I i'u tie h.' hIet re-pet a Fain
ly se aIpaper, t1~vute4l t., tihe material in
tret:4 ui the ie."ple ot thies ('ounty and the
:!t+te. It cireatiatet eXte,ively. att.l a3 an
A. t131i.h medie u lier unrivalled a.1"
aunaes. 'or 'erini'. %e r drst p agi'.
B1Fr 'Eit THAN 'l'[F EIGHT BOX
L&W.
Our readers will nut be oflended
if we say a few more words on the
sulbject of neg ro edln:'ationi. The
Abbeville Press ttcd Bnner really
believes that education degra1es
rather than elevates the negro, and
that it leads him t; c ommit crine.
It shows that the majtity Of te
grues convicted at certain teris of
Court at Abbeville, were guilty of
crimes which they coild not possi
tlv have cotunitted, had they been
t .tally ignorant. Prominent among
these crimes is forgery. Our CoUn
telnorary thinks. therefore. that
tho,ise who advocate the trei edue:t
tion of the negro are iIl-i-"ting a
L!riertiuu w rou upoN the State.
If the Pr.m an; wr1 tA'' View4
are correct, antid eductioi, does
lead t:he negro to cunmmit crime,
e.iu.ation is better than th"- eight
boax law as a politic:tl expedient.
and if ,arried on will practically dis
franchise the ne!rt % oter. Many
p-atrii,tie citiZens who think that
the ueyr O is not a safe fac"ttor in a
f, 4 :4vernmte"nt.. havt' been unable
to invent a way by which he could
he taken out of polities. The Prts
cur.u! Bl"i,er slves the problem.
Ftlut"ate bial.
I' argument. hased upon the
Pres and Bu,aner's tpinion, w uld
run in this line : Education leads
negroes to comumit forgery and
other inf:uous, urimes, and sends
thet to the panititntiar:,.
By the law.; . f tur State. every
personil tonvicted.i of an infllt 1)
crime1', is lepsried tl Of t 1r' &eetive
ft a t h iae
Therefore, edoi-ati isquttalifiws
the meoro f- or the extrt i5e oJf
the right of sunIIages. :ussl r~ee
himi less troless.,Ine by reW4noving
him from31 the polities of th~e country
Lilucation inl thmis view. is a bet.
ter pos litical sehenwzi thtan thme eight
box~ laLw, for while that law is parae
tically an educisat ionail qualitienLtsion
for sutfra<e, re nderinge thes ign us
ranst un :thle to vo.te, e-lueat io n i
frnh%s time int ellitgent, nieigr 'o
teri T lir e arc a ''tI 1 iniocrats whto
w ~ouIld re,-gard the Po,'. sinsl Baue'su
pos iitiont as at strongm- :irCIumenmt for
lnegro t tediationsi.
We are inmfornmd thaet thme New
herriiy dele- ates ft. thet State tAon
venutioni voted1U! u imous{iily in favor
of .J uue nomtIintionms. We . do nmot
thintk that the~y were instructedl to
's ete otherwisec. and we can not see
that the-r we-rs unfaithful to the
ttra,t conan~itte-d to them byv the-ir
<oun ty. It is true that. :a resoluttion
was adteitd inl siur ('i.unty Con
to noinaIte the state ticket in
Jumne; bmut that rel)inItionI was~ not
a fair test eI the .t jsitiet of the
Convi'ientiwu.. foir sot 1more than a
cr poralfs guard sof the~ memers
Iltw tinat it wats prospotmxl. I f,
howe-ver. that resotsin hadtmts been
voted uipon b' a tlmjority of1 thet
decle-entes to the (Convenitions. it
would niot have bound the will of
the- delegates, for it con4itaine no-i 1
terms~ of' instruetion and the detle
giates were elected bsefore its adiop
tion.
We apphrovie the condnect of our
deh ga:~:tes. 'Two thiirds of the menm
her sit the State C.onventioni were in
favor of Junie nlominations, and we
belis-ve they represented'the seniti
men1t of two thirds. of the people oif
the State.
Years ago. it was predicted that
nlo manhs whose name begins
with the letter C. will ever hie
l'resi;dent of the Unite'd States.
Catsm. ( J-ay. Calho.un. and Conkling.
aspired to that high p)osition. but
the letter C.. or sozmtthing else, was
fatal to their hopes. (levieland
mal5kes the nlext e'xperimDent. and in
his c.ase, thie b.est element of the
enuntry e fpert' the prouphey to
fail.
p.reachmed - exellenit sermon last
Sunslev nighat on, --Whmat shall I do~
wit eM ' le shwed plainly
and forcini f- at shouildl he dlone.
D)uring the ab)ee of Re v. J. -..
Bushaneil. Prof. Il. Dysinger wil
UhI his appoimnenits, at this place
and lt. Pil.
that I t)rtieel aty m:n to rmake it
wiere it could tle :answeretl.
During the S.-ssionl of 1sR1-", a bill
wa: before the Leri-lature .-ekin; to
give the- B:ar oel Aof t ric"ulture iii Cot
umbia, certaiu potera- in regard to tle
-ale :tl coneutral of the phosphite" tler
riterV of tie State. ThIe.e .ower., iii
('nele( the grantihg aw:ay of untol<l
millions oft the pho.phate wealth of
the State. My position waa, !Ih:at thi.:
W:.; power not properly to he- exer
ekeil hl" any boecy short of the Gener
al As.enbly itself; that. it wv too
great to be delegatedl to :tay Bo>ard
whatever; tlat a >;ta;n ny and . aiate
by c-onpetent. ete1rrs an1d iu-npeetors
n~a ntee':arv before :aany eenie colli
initelligently :et upon the gr:114tilig of
that territory. and thiat it w:i lo.iding
tie Bareau of Agricultlte with tot-ie
that wouabi cripple it in til- 1erf4rat
aie" of the dtatie: th:t neete tr'al
witlhiu the provinaee of a I)eiartsaett
of Agrrieulture aain gernaec to Ithe
purpose.- for which it wa-: eiated:
that, itsteaul .t dfth incre:-ing it:
powers- andl Intie-, wts ";ould take
fromt it the rel.on-ibility th:at it alir-a ly
had of superviing hla cOl letione of the
Pho-pll:ate Rovalt% that w:t to be
paidl to the State, aand hobleI Il.e it
in tile dlepiartt'et of the Ussniptroller
Gencrrll, where it protperly belonged,
iltttasmuch as it wa- a ui:at ter of :ta
tion; that this alobtlei eave th.- lelar.
mleIlt of Agrieultutre, ilt i:It
lilaltter-. (cal re tpontlbiile for eiei
purity and for the protu!itei.I a or
people ag:eiuet their :tlbdltelal .4 i.
'T i- hill inet uith i l c.p i.i i -.11 a Il.
JIfiuse' anl w ti e a let.e1el I." ae lial
(otunrittee if live, of whih 1 \w
Ch:irnai.m the sither feeuar iemb "r:
bMielIg '.le. Parker. of A hbe itle. Mr.
F"icken, (,f ('harl(stton, Mrl. Mieurray, of
Aelrr;onl. ciel Mr. Be.Iey-. of Lar
iin,gtonl. Thi. eoast oil ttee inet in Ia.e
re,1m at the Coitll a llotel; Ireieled
ag.ein=t the" bill. anI reporte(l : sub
st it ute for it, w% hieh providel for a
-urvey of ite territory, whiel w:a to
be re-porltetl to Ile 1.egil. tu.- ande all
father plroceeteling- to be h..el by it. :I:
I had out nlte <l Nas p:r("l>er'. Thi!
ll.titt(e wa' carried before thetr Le:
i-lature. composed lt.irt" th.tn :ay
othert h:at I have ever knlow n ae :f ari
eltul rit, andt i na overihelhningl;y
adoited bv it. hefore teinal act ieee:,
tlee lnatte' \a.:, ice utte tiirms e.r olher.
hut itn u hat fe ra liee not nowt 1cte1N1u
ber, earriel into the (", llltitite-e roomet
of the 4'eni11t1.tt."e of Wa.i anlial fe:i=,
(of w heieh I naa 1: hail anai. 1Ie0 ee e'-..
1la-1ke-lI's I ter.
ilat;inv thus iucl -t:atedl, I beig to
.t tl tti te . ilt ti.e.e ate' iau.\ illg let -
Itr of .r. Part'ke r, lhtt-h inritg Iy1
ab-enee waz a..elr.' e'eI to yo'), lr.
Ficken, Mr. Murrav, ir. Ikas)ev. i
laskelI attel (ol. Butler, with tle .iml -
ple rem_lark th:at. after the l.ap'e of
sueh a coansiderahle tinme. it i= forii
nate that all of thet( c'au -peak. My
del:y inl proteirig tle-lia la, behet
unavoidlable .
Very trnly \uur:.
Geor"t. Jlnte-t(tt,.
A BnLVIL L E C'. Il..S. (, .-JIt ie "7.'84.
in. Y. d. Pope,
Dear Sir :-Y(ur: of
the 2Cth in reference to the Keitt
Jolnstcne affair re-ct ai(t I hauten
to re-ply.
I had entirely forgotten the te
easi( n and subject-matter referred
to, and so stated in reply to a let
ter soliciting the same intformatior
in behltalt of CIo. Aikcn's interte'Sts.
Your letter hocwever hasL recea'teed
the matter to my mind.
The imnpression, (I eana rc
Speak oft it as at rec.oliect&In) cin fly
minda now, is that Coli. Johnsxonae's
remarks we-re applicable only to
the Agricultural Departen~tt anid
not toi the feicminy i,;tere.h o the
Statle ori tr s aS U. e:t
Yoeurs very tr-uv,
Wmtt. I1. Pax i-.
CtIllErro), iS. C., J uly I. ' 84.
My deaer Sir- - have
leen atskedl wine ther I col rec-all
any wordls utt. c Le by cu in thte
Gener-al Assrebly of the State
Which woculd inidicte an tirienadly
feeling~ onl yoeur part tAowards the
agrictutal poertioun af otir people.
I dlo tiot hetsitate to stte ini re-ply
that, I caan not recaall uany wocrd or
exlpressionl ot y-ours whxiebl w 'd
indicate anya suc fieeklingai
I relmilert that ton sene sec:ial
v'ehemax-xee the grant inag at ta,Ihe
State lI'oat dI tf A giueltue, cit cc
taini entlarged poear5 diver thee phocs-~i
phiate te-rritory ocf the~ .Staete. urg'inlg
that it was unise~ ~c toe invest tany
bocardl of State ltlice with suach
MyV r-ecollec-(tiont is thtat yocu cont
te-tded at that timeic that thte lioardl
would be~coetu tooi po(werfu1laby this
mteans,-. and that its )i~~c po ers chuldl
:athxer hee restric-ted thani enulargede.
Int i al probiclity youeir oClpositioni
tco thet v-estinxg ofC such powe-rs In
thte Board of Agricualtaure m~ay have
gi ven rise to thec rt.ekt thact has
been referaed tee. but I amt sure that
no0 onle who htas hi:ad anty initercou,trse
with y-ou would for a inomenat hold
te opinion that youl we-re in aniy
w ay unfriendly to any poc rtioni cxr
class cof our peple, cir that any oft
your remarks byv any mnelr eef
mteanefs justifiCed such a concl&usion.
Yours repseetlly,
.Jno. F. Fic-ke-n.
CiottnBa, S. C., June '7.'84
Hon. George Johnstone,
Dear Air:-In
reply to your enq(uiry as te rema~rks
that. are attributedl to yeu with
reference to the agric-ultural inter
ets of the State, I woculd say~ that
I have never heard you use ancy
such expre-ssion. The remark, out
cof which the discussion probaly
arose, was muae in a cowninittee
somxe two or thcree y ears ag'c Liponl
at hail! to evolve the eantire tort
trol and management of the Phtas
phate interests of the State uponet
the Deparment of Agrienlture. As
I recollee-t. yua, Col. Ficken cof
Charleston ande L. wIth one or two
there whIose nxames( I do not no.w
retalt. wlye p 1re-sent uponii thte com.c
mittee. and tafter argreeing teo an
averse re-port you stated that in
your opni> the Department of
Agriculture~ was dispcesed to atssumie
dties that we-re not ger;inane to its
organization and tha$ if it went un
in thqt course, it should he throttled,
or perhaps the expr-ession may
have been it shonld be thionled.
without the qualifleatioin, if it we-nt
unIn that course, j (ej~g t e
1J>Jaitve as to your ex tt-t explression
r. Pol'E Ei AL S 10 MR. JOSEPH I..
KEITT.
T E 'filE Pro.e :-For the seeond
imt e in Illy life. I f-el impelled to
mn%wer a conllnunieationl in one of
nr County nutws.:tpel s To say
LIant I regrtt the necessity. would
.e stating my feelings mildly.
Nevertheless, it is it duty 1 owe the
.od people of this 'onty. for I
waq born and have been reared in
their midst. and for nearly a quarter
,f a century I have been on terln- of
the kindest and tlose0 ii.timacy
with them. Mr. Kl .'s card eon
Lains statenments that d(-mItand at
L nt.ion.
It happened in the recent ('oun
ty Convettion that .loseph L. ieitt,
19, an attom ney of the Ntt berry
[it, assailetd pulitically Mr. George
Johnstone, also an attorney of the
Nutwherrv Bar. litth of these ven
tlemcn are also large plantere'. The
basis of the attack rtfei ned to was
the following language of Mr.
Keitt. lie charged. that while Mr.
Johnstone was a member of the
Lgislatte from thi:c County lie
uttered the following wcords : "The
gricnlt-aral interest of the State is
~rowing too powerful and unless
heeked viil control legislation and
it ought to be throttled " Mr.
Keitt's t barge "as deliberately
male. He acknowledged that he
had no proofs, but sta. ted that he
male it from relpresentations made
to him by oth ra who hail heard it
from Col. A. P. Butler, Com
missioner of Agriculture for tbis
tate. lie also stated that the words
omplained of were uttered by Mr.
JolnstonC beftore a Ctommittee
while a bill, having reference to
the agricultural int rt :ts, was be
fore it. Mr. lieitt assured the Con
ver:tion that if. upon investigation
the charge was unfounded he would
c"orreet it. This charge I denied,
not minc'ng words in my denial
on the contrary, being indignant
at such an at tack, 1 charneterized
it as damnable and prononneed
the charge it lie out of the whole
cloth, but inasmuch as M r. Keitt had
caltefully announced that he did not
make the allegation against Mr.
Johnstone upon hiaotcn knowledge
but simply upon the her( say testi
mony of otheis, 1 took pleasure in
discfaiming any intention to impute
falsehood to him.
There are two questions } erti
nent to this eontroversy :
1. Did Nr. .ohnstone use the
language in question?
2. If he did not. was mv conduct
in the Convention such as the
people of Newberry should con
dewn ?
It must be apparent to every fair
minded man that if Mi. J(olt+stone
used the language in question, his
right or claim to the suppomt of
this pe 'ple was gone. No man
wh:> nsed such language can repre
sent the people of Ne.vberry in
any position. In Mi'. ,Jonstone's
case, the uise of sucihlanigiage in
volved the base-st ingrattitude. O3ur
agi ienitural pe'ople had madee him
their representative four snce'easive
terms in the Legislature. Vrery
pecularly in his case, it could be
tenthfully said, that our agricul
nt al people had made him politi
t'ally all that he was, and for himt
to smite the hand that helped him,
was too much for tisa pe'ople ti.
bear' gaietly.
If then, the const quinces of guilt
we re so far reaching and so destruc
t ive, was the-re not involv'ed, in com
ion fairness to him, a demtand that
the charge shoul only be made
when the saute wastruerK i. I iett,iin
his vani,. contents himtself with what
is k nown as "hieresay testimony." He
is ahawyermand1 k nows that sneh tes
timony is treated as absolutely worth
lss in theo Courts of law in tis
State, and bec ought to know that
its use is not to b)e tolet ated in as
eertaining the tentth or falsity of
any ser'ious8 char'ge. Now pr
pse t treat the public to a dliffe
rent kind) ot tea.timowny. I shall use
nithing hbut direct and p'isitive te's
itim't.ny. I wish b'efot'e doinhg 5o toi
all i'. Keitt's attention to ta dif
et enee ini the phrtaeology' of hit.
cardl as pubillished tin lie Newbet ry
(Pi',seer and that lmblt~ishued ini the
l'olumabia Regi'ter. Itn one (thie
Os'ereer,) near the ed of his card
refring to Coal. A. P. Butler, N Mr.
Keitt say:M "Hie confirmed'a my
statemntt :" in thte-Regcvist'-r lhe sali s,
"le confirmed the statemwent, in
substance.'" low mueh het te-r it
would have been for Mr. Keitt to
have o'btaine-d Col1. Battler's i-tate
mebt in wi iting. *cm, othear" wie, to
have stated all lint ('11. Buah-r told
him, so that we conul heave drnawn
our own~t inferences
Now to my proofs-I prtopose to
put npon the stan.1 as witnesse
the five gentlemen who composed
the Special Committee before w hami
the langnage was alleged to have
been used by Mfr. Johnsatone. They
are Mr. Ge orge Johnstone, WV. HI.
r. Paiker, of Ahbeville, Mr'.
Jn F". l"icken, of Chat leston, Mr.
E.> B. Munrray. of Anderson, and
arJno W. Beasle-y, of Darlington.
I state their testimony int the order
above fixed And it is prope'r to
say right N re, that the te.stimonyll
of at least ihre'e of these gentlemen
has been applied for by thte other
side--the A iken w tere'st.
N'EWBERcBY, S. C'., July 8, '51.
floni. Y. .J. Pope.
De'ar .it: In the Conven.
tiain oft thet Demoaaa'rab party1 of thia
Comiity, hatcly held, I was char2edl
with having satid be.fore. a tomim i-ee
of the L.egislaitutre of t hie State', "Thaat
the' agricultur':il interesit of te State
14 growlig tooI powerful, :mud tnless
c'heckeda willl a?'intrl'h le'gi.lat ionf aend it
oy,ht to br' thr'otthed."' You,. lai my
iaiec, dieur.atu'ed this statemienit a"
maboltely' fal-.', lea dloing so, you
were' absoluely coarrec(t, ai' I hazve- iie'
er conceeived ito-r utrte-red sucha a cnt I
ment.. "n You hI memnber th.ar, in
thle unvaa of t188 ', you get aui liatma.
tit an f tir, charge, itn the lower~ part
we at the time and having been ut
tered several years ago, I cannot lai
be more exact, but I am slere in si
that conversation you were not Ti
spe:king of the agricultural inter- w
ests of the State, but of the wain
ageenillt of the Department of Ag I
riculture in Columbia, and your re- u
marks could not be construed into 0
any attack upon the farmer or the
agricultural interests of the State. ro
You were speaking in advocacy of ol
what you contended were the best C<
interests of the State. I remember ti
that you, Col. Ficken and I voted :
together and wade the majority re. s:
port of the committee, which was to
adopted by the House. to
Yours respectfully, e13
ati
E. B. Murray.
O.tri, S. C, July 2. '84.
M1r. Gheorge Johnstone.
Dear Sir :-Ae- r;
cor<ig to my best recollection the al
C'onuittec meeting to which you an
refer. took place in your room in i to
the ('olumbia Hotel, and your re- f
marke in substance were, That you 1
feared the Agricultural Bureau e
would become as powerful as at
II am1pton0 was in 1876 when no im ail
portant measure could he passed
witho ut tirst consulting him. You t
said1 nothing about the agricultur- T)
tal interests. The whole discussion ti
was about the Agricultural Bureau ti(
e f South Carolina. I have never R
heard you say a word, as I renen
br, disparaging to the agricultural
intvrests of the State. in my life. I d<
renciuber that yourself, Mr. Ficken 1)1
oft(harleston, Mr. Parker and lay- uI
self:unl perhaps some others whom I
have f~rgotten composed the Con
meittee What you said was said ni
to the Conmittee. st
Yours truly, t.
.1. W. Beasley. I
,Mr. (.eorge Johnstone, c
I)ear Sir-The a
substtulce of what I write to you to
day I wrote to Mr. Keitt sever.al
diay'", inc"e anl to 'Mr. Aiken to-day to
Yours truly, A
.Iuly 2, '84 J. W. Beasley. C
)ut leat it should be imagined st
that any one who k-lew aught of i
Lhi'i charge had been overlooked n
the hetter of the lion. A. P. Bntler l
the Commissioner of Agriculture is t
also submitted. .1
Near 11AMLUco, S. C , July 5, '84. 1I
lion. George Johnstone. cc
Newberry, S. C. h
)ear Sir:.--In !
answer to your inquiry, I would h
state that I have seen the card of di
Mr. Joseph L. Keitt, both as it ap- 1
p ears in the Columbia Register and r
the N1wberry O/ser'er. I have to ;
say tha:t I have never heard you A
make the remarks attributed to you w
anel that what I have heard on the "
subjec't was stated to me by a mlem
her of the Conmittee, and that what
hi stated to Inc related to the i
pwtrs of the Bureau or Board of p
Agyriculture. 'h
1 m1uested Mr. Keitt, when he 0
returned horne, as an act of justice ;.
to mea, to state that I had niever h
heardl you use the language attrib- i~
uted to you. which he p)romnised tc
do0.
)n account of the affietions and n
cireainstances that weigh upon me, p
I cannot he more extended now. ii
Very trulv,
A. P. Blutler, '
C'ol. Jiro C. Hiaskell, who was a a
imember of the Committee of Ways 'I
and kians at the time thin hlanguage i'
is alfeged to have been spoken, hans,
upon atpplicationl of Mr. JIohnstone,
furnished the following letter : j
Ct. amaI, S. C. Jutne 2(tha, 164. jC
(l. G3eorge Johnstone, ti
hi
to. thu. matter which arose in the il
Newherry Conventioii and which I
Mr. Reitt renews in a commnunica
tiona to the Register ot this date, I J
have to saty, I was asked about it d
seu days since b~y a gentlenian of
N-wbherry who exp)ressedl himuself is
as~ an i ent. rely dlisinmterested party. ti
I ha.Ve. I thinmk, re-eailIed the whole l~
rutter, and I have- un hesitaL
tioni itn noiw stating it posi1- :1
tiv(ely. At a regular meeting
of the Wamys arid Means (Commnittee al
a Bill or Itesoluitionl was ofTered by
Mr. lIeastey, of Ilarlington, who
was actiing C2hairmn of the (Com
mnittue u.n Mines aind M1ining. trails- .e
herring somei matter o1 Phosphate c
I::taxatio or a'sssmnt tromt the
(Comp1iroller General's D)epartnmnt
toh theV Bureau of Agriculture,
st ate Departmenit ot comtparati vely f
recen mt creation,. T[le comm tittee
was di vid an you opposed the S
ebage, as ddseveral others. My j
recohll&eio is that I opposed your
vie-ws. The- matter was finally die-r
eded anid, the Committee having
adjourned, you, in a general dis
e-us-sonm. said that too much was be
iing punt upoin tihe Departmuent of' 1
Agriculture, that it was absorbing
too much of the adnministr ation of I
thes State Government and, if not '
ehecked, would rule the State, you
may have used the word "throttle,"
but I think not. Of one thing I am
positive, yo)u simplly opposed the -
magnfyin ofo ejeartmnent of
the State government as you
thought unduly. Your opposition
was niot as active as it was a short i
tiime before to some authority pro- ii
posed to) be imiposedl upon the At- ~
torney General, and it would have
been, just as fair to charge you with e
an assault upon tihe legal p)rofession t
42n aerounLIIt of your position then, n
as it will be to charge your op- t
positioni in the matter in iesue
to hostility to the agricultural in- .
terees. I have no hesitation in j,
say3ing that nothing you said a
could Iby any possibility be dis- "
torted into an assault on the agri- T
cultural interests-in common with 4)
sonme others you opposed what you o
and they considered a magnifying s
ot one of the State departments at
the expense of others; that warn all P
of' it, and any other construction is ~
unjustined b'y the facts.
Yours truly,.
Thus it is demonstrated that the
aguuge attributed to Mr. John
mne was never uttered by him.
he proofs are absolute and ovei -
elning.
2. '1' .en, if Mr. JohIn.toie did not
A the language ii.tte.l to hii, war
condueit inl he Convention suha.
Er people of Newlerry should c"On
yhe answer to this qte-tion involves
ine of Mr. Keitt's compiltaint-:, He
jects to the mode of Vol iig in the
invent ion. He gives as an illustration
u vote of No. 7 Tow"nhl ip, which
,t 12 votes although only 5 delegates
-re enrolled as present. All I shall
y on this subject is this: that it was
md neces-aiy in order to keep the
wit of New berry (whose delegates
ia the more readily and certainly
rend the ('onventions of our Party,
cause holden right at their doors)
,in exercising too muuch power. that
e vote inl the Conventions should be
townships when the vote by ayes
d i:oes, or by ballot, was ordered,
lowing [he delegates present from
v town-hip to ca t the entire vote
which their township was entitled.
sms each township was fully protect
Township No. 7 was entitled to
delegate=. and any one or more
legates from that 'ownship, in the
senee of some of its delegates, were
owed to cast the 1- votes. This was
nounced as the rule in the Conveni
in held on the 14th, ultinmo, and was
tt-d upon by 'T'owniship No. 7. It has
ein the rule for year;. In the elee
In for delegates to the State Conven
m, Mr. Holloway received '15 votes,
r. J. N. Lipscomb 201 votes. These
suIts followed from the principle
ove announced, as will be readily
en, for, as M:. Keitt say-, only 19C
legates were enrolled. No coml
aint was madie as to this method su
now, and certainly not a word of
jjeetiol was heard inl the Convetition
this .ubjject.
Mr. Keitt seetms to object to my ic
::1 of the charge ag.titist M. .ohn
mne, and by his reasoning indicates,
at I did not have information requi
e therefor. All I shall say on this
atter is this: I heard in 182 the same
arge a4 it is stated by Mr. Keitt
:aiist the political record of Mr.
hnstonc, and I did 'not stop until I
= autthoritat ively assured that it was
itrue. 'T'hu; it will be seen I had the
formation necessary for itq denial.
to imV language and bearing in the
mven ion. 'T'lhe language was strong.
was Indignant. If I had been in my
dy penning an eszay or addresc, it
but proper to say the samc ideas
mild have been couched in different
nguagte. In the Convention. while I
refully protected 3ir. Keitt from the
feet .f ay denunciation of the
arge I referred against 3fr. Johnstone
did not hesitate to characterize his
mnduct iii presenting a serious charge
ithout the proofs to support it as
ghly improper. At this time, after
veral weeks for reflection, I think
conduct in this regard highly inju
"ious. This people are ever sensitive
to attacks upon any of their number
hey recognize to its full extent the
glt not only to criticise but to pun
h those who are unfaithiul to them.
nd no one of our citizens exceeds the
riter in the assertion of that right
hen it is p toper. 1 think I exercised
justly iu the recent Convention.
ot tl:at. I did not regret the necessity;
then felt and I now fet-l a sympathy
r a young man without extended ex
e lene ., but with -ucl sympathy for
is wishs to succeed, I was then and amn
ow sniwilling that his smiccess shall be
e~asionedl by presenting a charge that
unifounmded ini fact. how~ever honest
eto may beinitis presentation. Life
iken statements; character is too
ered to be damned by rumor. When
i:rges are to be preferred, let them
in vestigated before preaenited. Tlhe
.ople have a right to this as a preresj
isit e, anid proud ats I am of my native
ounty. she never thrilled me with
ichi delight as when slie so signally
'bked ani innovationi upoin her cuts
mn:, ini the late County Convention
ie vast majority w~ ho so spoke were
.rmers.
Now, I will not dwell with any spe
al emnphmasi upon the chiarger Ihat by
yv speaelh I was the means of causing
legates who favored Col. Aiken for
onigress to retire from the Conven
im, a I thereby t.o lose him some
te:. 1 am11 afraid Mr. Keitt conitrib
td t.o this result miore largely thati
iw writ'sr. But,be this fact as it may,
of comi e regret it. The only per
mns who changed their votes for Mr'.
ahnst.is', seemuedl to be acet u-ted by
i unwillingness to .'ive, by their
rtes, iny show of se oathy with the
roud(le'ss attack up, im. Whoe'ver
rep..msi ble for int riding this mat
r into. the, upi to thiat time,
leasainlt diseu-niin, is responsible
>r Ihi result. I feel that Mr.
eit t wais that re- ponsible psarty,
nd I ami not iiclined to take any
ire h*e amhe direct andI pe'itits' rebuke
miini I ered to him thwreftir by the
'smvnth.n i. C'ertauinly thie vote was
ai orenruelingi one-EI to li'!! MrIa.
'it t asla -omne qjuist in. a to fratud.
ani prosfoundly grateful thi:tt no lot
r paircel inithat ial ter lie'; at any
sor. I male ins attaek :i,oni Mr.
ikesa. I sitteredh niocharges againist his
.'gord. I made tio stateiineit.e of fact
I the Convtent ion that I have nt ini
sustainedl. It ~sems to ime that the
riends sof Mr. Johnistone are those whc
ouldI coi:implain,. for might it niot he as.
Lmed I hat this groundless chargi
ain-Ithiml p)rodoredCt sime ef.
*et sqoi the iiimunds of the
woen- of the clbs that di
'eel their delegates to vote foi
ir. Aike'n Of t his fact I have tic
uowled~ge except this, that Mr. Jeci
eph L. Keitt hadl heard this chiarge
udl his c'lusb so voted. Mr. Trhos. W
olloway had heard this charge, an
is club so voted. C!ol, E. S. Keiti
ad heard this c.hiarge and hi.; club st
oted. Mr'. Jeff'erson A. Sligh htad
eard ihis cha.rge and his climb so voteid,
ough It is but just ice to the himst
amed gentlemanz to say that I am re
ably informedl that lie was snot pre+.
:t a~t the meitetiingof his club. The few~
otes oultside' of these clubs for Mr.
iken-nily three as I now r'iemmbei
-need no referenee, As to the idet
f my c'onitrolling influence inl theCon'
entin. I can only say, look at th
elegat, e. If it was not a s,>lendid1
preenat ion of lie agricultusral, ime
ha nical and pirofessionmal avo)catiosi
this ('ounty, I fail to see how It
uld be so miade. It is Idle to say
aat the voaice and itnfluence of any one
man or -et of mens could control that
ody. My young friend may also
pare hihnself those fluely tuirnedi pe.
da tonm.hing the rights of the people.
A folr myself, I hmave always fought
r those principles, in peace as weoll
a ~nl . I have nevetr swerved from,
or do i rve'r expect to renountce,themn.
.nd trust with the help of God, I
inall ut- .-r fear In Contentioni or out
f it, to issert my nmanhood-in doing
bat I believe to be right, or opposing
hat I coneive to be wr ong.
If, however, at any time, time good
ople of thIs County shall feel just
ed Inn ithrdrawinlg from me the gen
-ons, countdence so long and so kIid
-bestows d., I shall bow to their will
id Vu1etl3 retire to spend y fe re
.Aala h .,lI ~a.,a ..tactM'
feeling conseious that I have given
them my best year' -erviee without
grudging, and with the .ingle regret
that I conld not have accomnplished
more for their honnr, glory ai . mate
rial prosperity.
And, now. having already coistuned
so much of yoar ti:ue, I shall aQL leave
of the ptiblic to retire.
Resp.-etiallv,
. J. POPE.
.Ilarried.
On the 3rd in.t.. MISS ELLA M/PCE
was married to the HuN. JAs. N.
LIPSCOMB; by the REV. WM. HANCK
EL.
HANG IT \ARIA!
Why don't you buy my shirts
ready-made ? \Vhat's the use of
wearing your eyes out over fine
needle work, and breaking your
back trying to save.a few cents !
I don't see the savin' of it. Why,
you can buy shirts now-a-days
for very little more than the cost
of material. Look at this " DIA
MOND" I've just bought. I say,
Maria, I am going to buy a dozx
more right away.
Ir your dealer does not keep It, senad his address
to Daniel Miller & Co., sole manuactrers, F.ai
more. Md.
$11950
IN CASH
QIVEN AWAY
Pr..ta.. Smokora of -Hlactti (entne
5. 41a 5 Bull Durhm aiuW.'Ukmg Toha3x0 will
' -- r..t vo Ptaii xi t arws oin
$500 te. nsad e~on.Ltleua but s 'ecited:
$450 Ist PREMIUM.$5,00
$350 2d 2,00
0 3d " $1,000
$275 dst .r memis.nahown.
$225 DecTer rl. m&. 1.. raoum
$200 *****"l1"*"S)"'e,Wo M*We
$175 t:,na.co s.rs ,'.,,or..-.11 2dwill
$154) be viven forthe next lsrvest numbr
$100 t) the twenlty-sto3 success.Iful 0on
$90 testint.. Estd: bsa( must bair c'ur
uS ri4sWaI DoU-Durbham 1.U. ..
70 Bi,r. mu bedoou1.,:oerely in
60 pcae with DI n s a&re.' 'r
$50 'ca..aia nmb.r ofte sis*u.L.
$4e,d, pilinly markedt on thider
$20 c..,DCa'AN.c.l'r
$10 Sa *oor ueu
Comm oni Sense!
Aln old philosopher used tu ai
tain that men are really all alike
varying fortunes being due to cir
cumstances. In like manner i
may be said that all men desire t<
dress well. the knowledge of whern
to buy. makinag the only differ
enee in their wearing apparel
One thing certain: The best dress
ed men, and those that pay the
least money for their Clothing
buy at the Emporium.
There can he no doubt about
this statement, b)ecausje it is found
ed upon the plainest commeI
sense.
First.-Because I buy in larg4
quantities, froni manufacturers
which is more than half the batth
in commIlercial warfar'e, and thug
save a large pereentage usuallj
paid to mniddlem'en.
Second.-I give my eustomers
the benefit of this percentage.
Third.-I purchase no garmnents
but those which are made of Supe
ror material, by expert designers
and skillful workmen.
And iastly but not least my house
rests on the firm fagg4gipn o:
Honest Dealing. I allow no exsg
geration or misrepresentation, al
goods are exactly as represented
Come and try us. or rather thi
clothing, and judge for yourself.
My General Stock Consrsts o1
Clothing, Hats, Get furnishinj
Goods in all grades, Neckwa, agu
Men's fine shoes.
Every cash purchase made to thei
amount of $12.50 or over I wil:
give a Solid Silver Nickle Water
bury Watch and Chain.
Remember the amount must b4
$12.50 worth of Goods or over, be
fore securing one of these timi
M. L. KIN D,
BIG CUT
Knowing that the Cash trade for the Summer wil so
cessarily be tight and not desiring to do an credit -
ness, we have this day determined to iA DOWN
our goods to such low prices that every one will find it t o
his interest to buy our goods at Spot Cash.
Prices. Therefore we have cut down our prices on
Clothing, Shoes, and Hats
From 10 to 15 pe- cent. preferring to make a very small
profit rather than to have a large quaniity of goods on hand
at the beginning of another season. We mean what we say
as you will very readily perceive from a comparison of
former prices,-and in comparison with others' prices. We
have certain lines of Staw Hats that we are
closing out at 50c. on the $1.00. We call the attention of
the ladies specially to our line of Opera ^Slip
pers in all qualities and at all prices.
Trunks at Cot!
We still have a few Gents and Ladies fine Zinc and
Leather Trunks which we will sell at Factor3 prices to
close out.
The Cash is what we want
and we must have it!
Cloud& Smith
The "Newberry Cloiers."
Crotwell's New Building,
Main Street, Newberrys8. 0.
For the seate. Cut omsoe
ATthe request of Many MYoter.s, ~
JEFFERSaNA.ndLTdats Cocandy
date for the Senate. CmIsoe,$bett r
Tp he many friends of the HoN. JOHN
IC. wrIsoN commend him as a can
dlidate for the Senate from Newberry
County. Subject to the action of the ,EJ0:Pes ne
Primary electioni. M* .XTass t'"
F0F the House o( $spF6e0eutii.t.res II*idOa
Attesolleitation of many farmners,wdieh wl ev h
H. BoozEsg, consents to become ac taket ieryo-rpol# -'
didate for the House of Represents'UitJatat15wUeCJ
tives. we. t.hat know-him can recoin- Dteriaylcgn
mend him, a.s a safe and reliable msaMX
in whom we can trulit our interests. * ---
Call to see hiun, enquire of us, inform -FrCeko
yourselves fully, know him, vote for
him, and be a happy people as we
are. NEIGHBORS. E ~ P I~ES e~
THOMAS S. MlOORMANofCutorlebnyony,sb
Is a candidate for nomingtjpn $4r
House of Representatives.ECUb IEI6~~
I annrounce myself- as a Candidate
for the House of Jtepresentatives, ~ ~ ~ o
subhject to the Primary Election. h
S. POPE.tehrsfrteplc ciiWiib
T HE y' i. W.). HARDY Is an-anThrd,Juy2dnd3,b
noneyhsfrlends as a apd& innntocle . cl
date for re-election to the legIslature. qe ece ilb xmndo
IHis manly, straightforward conuet,~ochus
coupled with his 'abillty and expe- ly
rience, commend him to the favors- ts..x.c
ble consideration of the people of his
County..
MI E. EDIT'oa: We would respect- NYIE
LIfully nominate Nit. Gaoz S.
MoWEit. for the Legislature. Couser- Jn 0 04
vative, praetical and well equipped in T.Bado qalto fNw
all that makes the man, he is eminent- bryCut,wl eta h ui
ly fitted for the position of Legislator. triOfc nteLs odyi
pIANY YTERS. Jl 84 n esnhvn oi
~annunceda a t~ddate fr tk~Ado .C
legislature. He was gallant soldier ~
and as lwas .zealous in the
cause of the State. He has ability and yf(4
q uialiations such as would enable
l~it4r,assuIlw and maintain a highOmeoConyAdt,
position in the cocils of Iie State, Jn 4j~ 84
and fully protect at all times thle riJ4 efrmroado Assrsf
of his native County. tevjIu Islse~hey)
VP he friends and admirers of D)2. J. hrb pone ofUteneeo
1 1wx. FoL.g will be p leased to learn1)V.Surds'.nNo Ti.
that he has consented to be put in si
nomination for the legIslature. A TeBado sesrso o
y oung man of enegy Integrity and Twsi,wl eta uiosofc
perseverance, he wonld make a goodonJe2;No2n2; oSn2;
rep4et~ive of the people.No4o26No6o2;No6n28
For' $herif.2Oo;Nlln
T he many friends of CAPr. W. W.
him as a suitable candidate for Sheriff, I I
subject to the result of the primary. lIiIHUeIII~WlC5
Shiof, subject to the Primaary elee'- e~p~,nretdos&lb
OL. Jo. I. iEED is awnonge aS
~ aCs?ilst.tsrAi4IIr 9s M a. JNO A. O pIER,isSnia
te saeniae o ony-.

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