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WINNSBO1O, S. C.
Thursday, Nov. 16, : 876
JNO. 8. REYNOLDS, Editor.
Governor Hampton has issued
the following address to the people
of South Carolina:
To the 1eople of the tate:
In oftring to our people my
heartfelt congratuliktions and grati
tudo for the grand victory they have
won, I venture to beg them to prove
theinsolves worthy of it by a con
tinued observance of good order and
a rigid preservation of peace. Let
us ,ihow that we seek only the
restoration of good government, the
return of prosperity and the estab
lishmnent of harmong to the whole
people of our State. In the hour of
victory we should be magnanimous,
and we shoultd strive to forgot the
animosities of the contest by re
calling the grand results of our
success. ProscribImg none for
difference of opinion, regarding
none as enemies save P4ch as aro
inimical to law and order, let us all
unito in the patriotic work of re
doming the State. By such con
duct we can not only bring about
good feeling among all classes, but
can most surely reap the best
fruits of victory.
The Demooratio Organization.
We have more than once taken
occasion to express it as our judg
ment that the Democratic organiza
tion in South Carolina should not
conse to oxist when the election
should be over, but should be con
tinued for some time longer. We
are now more than ever convinced
of the wisdom of suh a course. It
is plain to all that though the
Democrats, after a free and fair
election, have won a splendid
triumph, yet the Radical leaders are
loth to surrender, and will do all in
their power to un-lo what the woo
plo havo (on0 at the ballot-box.
They nvst of course be resiisted,
an'd musi be confronted with the
strongst polit ical b(ody possible.
Essential to stirenigthi aJilontg the
Denocrain in the conti'nunce of
that splhad.id orgimization throiugh
which they irouted the Radical crew
oil the svenlth.
In this count.y, there are several
niattern re'mahiling to be colsiderod
by the township Clibs an1d by th<
County Couvention, and ther,e
should be no change whatever in
the organization of the Democrats.
The matter of "Preference, not
proscription" renmains to 1)becon
Merod an~d dleteirmined, and1 there
toI her subjects of equal moment
'dust conunland1 serions con -
*.jon. This can11 be had only
ing a dtho Democratic organiza
tonled -selnting, as5 it (loes, all the
avenue, Mts of the county. We
tohher o - that all the township
Ih s Ioun their organiza
sweetest smidding termeig
don't noglectoing all other things
:noceEA n 'i continuance.
It has been a subject of frequen t
comumnt that the lRadical officials
in South Carolina during theo past
Gighlt yearss have hazd little or no
trouble in making their otheial
bonds ; and the most surprising
thing of all is that a majority of
their sureties have been D emmorats,
or Conservatives. However ex
cusable t's may have been inl thle
palst-in siew of the fact that party
lines have uevor before been rigidly
dlrawn--the time is certainly comie
when~ it is inl no( sonsoC proper.
Rladical (ofhiials als a class are those
mnen whol have given life and
strength to the pairty, and haveC
used their ofjicial positions5 to the
injury of that very class of citizons
from among wvhom they procure
their aureties. Any aid given to
them is an aidl to the enlemy, and
there can! 110 longer beo any goodl
exensO for it. The meon who go to
the negro for Otico, ignoring the
whiite man enutirely, should go to tihe
negro for the me1:015 of retaininlg the~
ofimee. The men who ignore tho
wvhites and their interosts in a
p~olitical contest, shmould inl tur beim l
ignlored~ whienl they stand in need of
sureties. T1hie lino mst be drawn
in this matter, as it hais beenI dIrawn
in tile p~oiiticall contest now dIrawing
to a close.
In Fairfield, this subjet is one
of peculiabr importance. '111 (coun1
ty of0lcers ju1st elected are, with a
few exceptions, utterly lunwvorthy
and wholly incompetent. They are
mostly Itadical wire-plllers wrho
have received offico as thle reward
of thmeir labhors for the party. Tholy
ar.e really thet enem~liOs of thet ta~x
pa'yrs, wVhether ionsciously or not4.
They have (11o08en their part anid
they should be left to manage for
thomnselves in the matter of their
bonds and iu all other particulars.
We hlope, nay, we bolieve, that there
wit the Democrats who will now
aid 4ny unworthy office-seeker to
get the poSitioll to which an igno
rant constituency havo lifted -hini.
Let sucliokers find their surties
if thoy can, from anong their own.,
party friends. And when they are.
found, let it be clearly ascertained
that they are financially sound, be
fore the officer shall enter upon his
Wo would suggest that the
Democratic County Convention,
whiehl we presune will meet on the
last Saturday in the present month, i
take somo action in this matter.
Thu imembers are the duly eiosen
representatives of the vist majority
of tho taxpayers, and from them
sliould como some1 distinct expres
sion of opinion on this subject.
The State Canvassers.
The article which we extract from
the Charleston Nelos and Coru-ier,
having for its subject the powvers
and duties of tho State Board of
Canvissors, possesses peculiar in
terest at this time. There is, every
reason to believo that tile Radicals
will resort to the most unllawfll
anlot revolutionary measures to pnt
in their men. They havo been fairly
beaten at tile poll, and imuist needs
try some other imethod wl.orchy to
coitiliue their hold 11pon the State.
The most, conveieir t plan, of course,
was for the commiisioners in each
conilty to maIlilipuilate the ballots in
such a way as to show ia majority in
f.rvor of tihe Radical caididiateF.
But this is rendered imporsible
from the fact that onl each board of
election COLmmisloners there is 0ne
Democrat, whto would s0011 put 11
stop to any such proceeding. The
next and the only thing to be done
is some11 action onl tlio part of the
Stiate Canlvaslsers whereby the
figures m1ay be chlanged. Tle pres
etI pin Seems to be to thiow out
thet v-o'e of some(! of tile (olllties ill
Which tile D eloerats have large
majorities-itably Barnwell and
Edgefieid. Tii proceuire is dis
tinctly foresilodwd ill tile state
nitet1 Of ile 1111iiill sheet at Co
lumb11ia, thalt "to admlit. the vote of
Eltgeield ald BaI'llwell vouIld be to
sametion revolution. mot to im
I niou01ve the result o" ui.i election."
T11i-c jiltclitioln of tile Board is silmply
to t.colplish by the exercise of a
poweri 'aIX do no1 t pJis4sess, what.
1.-v *.rt ' l. eln defeated of at
tile polls Jiis %'ill not do, and it
muist nmot be. Thi Mturnl froum the
gov'ernor of Soluthl Cai .ili, andi
for tihe other Stato ofics '.the
peCople believe, andio thely arl prlie
parlied to proveg that. these~ gentle
meltn are theo l'glly cIIhoe State
otlielrs. Hamlptonl says' lie is elect
edi, and thea p)1op le lieve hlilm. - It'
will thlerefolre be0 a task at once
ilegal, dhiflicuilt and dlanigerouls for
the Illical Boardl of Canivassers to
counlt out tile duly elett1 State
oflicers nIominiated by tile D)emlocrat .e
tried in Loulisianla ai few vears aigo,
anid it ledi to aii1 luptre which did
thle Radicai l prty no0 good10. Thie
ueople of Southm Caro'Ilinwt. byi whose5t
lawvful votes Hampll~ tn 01anid hi~s as
sociaites haive) b~een elect ed, arel nto
mlore wiillig to ho0 chea'ted of their
rights thani wore tile men11 ofi Louisi
ana11. JTe BoardV of (Canvassers ImShd
1best look betforle thley leapij. Ihuump
recognlize andit dectlalre thle result of
it e lection, the beOtt~t'r forl them'1l
and1( for' theo pace of the a St ate.
The Vote of the State,
TJhe foloing is thle latest r'eport
(If the St ate eect ions :
'VIE voPiE Fon1 (ouvEI NIonI.
Beauiifor't........ -. 5,330
Charleston.... - b;,223
(Clarendtn . ... - 5(i
.harlington... -..- 7't.
Edelicild.. . . 3,225
F.aablieldt... - 673
(GeorgeI~wn.l. --- a L,750(
Greilljie. ... 2,4413
Irt y . . .... 1,352
Lanashr . .305
Laurens .ol . . . ..1,7 2
Newberrl1y.. -- 565
O)conee...... 1,559 .
O)rangeburg.. - 1,599
Iheihlanld.. . ,2
Williamsburg. -- 686
Not Demnocrautic majority.. ..1,23(
Hamp111tonl run 115considerably ahmeatd
of the ticket, andt Timnou's n.imjoit
is thereforo smaller than his-L-being
estiinated at 729 in fourteen coun
ties. The chances are therefore that
the electoral vote of the State will
be cast for the Republican nominees,
though it is by no weans certain.
The State Board of Canvassers are
now in Session, ite Democrats being
represented ... by MIessrs. James
Conn er, 'J. D. Pope, L. F Youians,
Jio. T*.Rhett and Louis E. LeConte.!
The time of the Board 1a1s thus far
been consnied in discussing its
powelS uider the State Constitu
tioI. I 11as 1m1olileed that the
coultilig of the Votes - would begin
this morlning, the Ith inst.
The Radicals doubtless mean to
defiatud tlhe people out of wvat they
wVOn onl election.-daty, but this i
Ischeme will -nolt Viucceed. The
Democrats are on the aleirt, and
they will not stibiit to be cIeited
out of their rights.
Tljden has one1 hundred and
eighty-four electoral votes, with
Florida, Loluisu'iana and Solith Caro
lina to hear frotin. lie nees one
mior vote to elect him. The latest
advices are that Florida has gone
for the Democrats by about twelve
hindred major ity. This elects
Several companies of troops have
gone to Florida and Louisiana, it
being apprehended that the aivasE
ing of tile election retullls in those
States may give 1ise to disturb
anLlCes. A munbher of promienit
gelitelmenl fromi the Nortli hILve
golle to New Orleans, to N itiess tile
cani vassi 1ig of tle lreturns, and to
Governor and Legislaturo.
Teir.e is no1 doubt n1ow that Wlade
Ilaimptoll and the whole of the e.m1
didates on the Delloer.tic State
ticket are telecteid by a handsoie
ma1jor-ity, fuid that the DeinoCrats
live t nijoiity ill the Genral As
sembly on jouit ballot. The next
(Ilestion is. Whethler - the State
Canvasn l a aslay power, 'Or
what power, to deprive the
Democerac.'y of the fruit of the:ir
Articl e IL1 Section 14. of lie COn
stitution of 1out.11 Carolimi, declare s
'chhouise shall jdeof t11'
</e/ionl rlrnind quialitientionis of'
its own inembu s."
Alt icl Tff, S ection 4. declares:
- reuhrns of er'ri c(/ion o
Go-1rrnor' 1 shltl be saled up by the
nagers of l'Jet'ion in the1i' Ir -
sItivt Com A ties, 1and.1 trans.millit ted
by nultil to the1 S uI: ofg~ove'rnmaent, dIi
roeted t a thle Scretar oi.(f S t.de,
who hl~l dei'ie themii to the
Si e .ker of t he H~ouse <.f lIepresentaU
t..ves att the1 next ensuling~ session1 of
Ith Gt eneratl Assemlbly, and4. aI dupli
ent of said r'eturnsi shlMIlI be fi
withI thet (Cler'ks of the Courts of
s, d Counties, whtose duty .it shall
Sta8te ('0 ettiledt cop therol'tf, upon
being mt. illed that. the reotuis pre0
Ibeen'l receivet, 't his oflice. It shall11
be0 the duy fth Scetryo
ta te, aiter (1 tile < . .irat tin of seven
vt s l u 11V'Iv been1 (couta - 1, if the re-t
11uins thereo04 f [(oni 11W o lityV have't
Cl'erk of' . te( ou rt of s-tid C amty,
iln his (41lice to be lot w.trdled f'rt 2'
dli ver li'I he rtuns t'I te Spea'1ker' of
the Iltinse of Ii trsenl4tat (ite t the1
1netxt. tensuin g se.(Ion50 of . tho (1 enerial
Ase 1l ; land diii in" tiie lirst
weeki of t he stession1, or1 its soon 11s
the~ Genen4il A sse'inblyii shtall I ve
I (ouses. 'l'hle per'son'tIl~ haig thie
highiest numberl'01 of vtes shaltl b1e
Govteenor;1 but if two or more( shll
be eqlt an~5 hilt t in'b414 vofes It'h
GenendL Asstem l'O y sludl,( dur0 ifng theii
sam sesion,u U.he House of b i'p
resenta1veswhoos one1 of Otth4lem
(Ghvernor,1 viv, reitl8. l'o/rstl/
Stht/utts fior' lins:rnor ha// be w
<,leternifeflit (1 thia nera stiit dvsem
Aticle I:iI ,~ ''( Se tio ~1, /declares:14
fat' alletos 4hIby ((11 Ithe~ty 1x1ople
unde this' Const 4/ itto, lthe person~g44
or tllii 1 pers1ns wh shal l11eci the
be ehied eted."fI( V( )'tl' t .
41hapiot'r I' I eto 2,lie
/' cn/t s, tfhe y sl/in y ('ilr
rnor,1 (ift t' Gral Atembly, by
plccurrn teutonshalln ee
in dutoe intame. the twon<
//euoas o/' tlepr(senaer Asha//,
de/eie 0it4 /./te i he tlcs. ,
thteide the enenawheention shing tbo
thled ent Stie oft nrticl (AHilf
the2, tt Consiiutonis cardto,
sam pr desin hthey q hall, by crlon
currtl h olti on dfore w ho ~eris
d"yceeand entitled tuceso enter
chosen nd .qualified,") "to take
plaCO in not less than sixty nor
more than ninety days, at which the
qnalified electors sAll proceed to
v,to for a suitable person to.. fll the
office of Governor.
Chapter VIII, Section 26, IRevised
Statutcs, in defining the duties of
the Board of State Canvassers, de
clares "they shall havd power, and
it is made their duty, to decide .all
cases under protest or contest that
m11.4y arise, w/hen the powerWJ so to (o
does not >y t/he Co/stitution residc
in some other body.
The Constitution and Revised
Statutes of South Carolina are thosoe
adopted by the Repulblican party.
and are the tests now to be applied
to the elections. According to such
tests the following results ensue:
1. The election rpturns for imim
boi s of the General Assembly shall
be judged by eachi house. With.
sllh retuinti the Canvassers have
nothing to do, except to report the
num1iibeor of votes east. If fraud las
been colllilitted, each house shall
decide that matter for itself.
2. The election i eturns for Gov
einor rie to be judged by the (,en
eral Assemnbly: 1st By thle Speak
er- of the House of Representatives
opening the rehurn. scialed ip lby 1
he .A MaLn1agers of Eiie.atiens in, their
respetctive countaeus, v nd publishing
the samle in the preseue of botn1t
luwies. 2d. In cawe of at contested
election for sneh ofice, (if the Oleu
eral Assembly by concuirrent resolu
10on (ntertanIi tle S.nne.) eachi
Ho~u~e shaHi proceed, se-p..ntely, to
hear ail deteimiine the facts, and
decide thereon. And here again the
Canvassers mve no wai k to do, ex
ept ti report the number of votes
cast. If fraud has been coleumitted,
thei General Assembly aflone (ait hear
anid detoliine thle fa(.ets and~l decide.
In both of these Vases the Can
vassers ire, by the lang4uage of the
devised Sttt, exprealssy prohibit -
(t froni decidinig in cise of protest
or onitest, since 'he power to (o so
re-sides inl b0me other bodly by ihe ex
p use language or t he Constitution.
- nc 1a)d Cmrier.
Tho C1 lost n Rot.
There was niother -eriois rioti
in Ch:rlestn on1 Wediesday, the8t
his'. Tine negr i's, angry 4and ex.
cited at the Delloiratic ietory wre
assembled ioii the co-it honse.
when an alt ereat ion took place at
the bulletin I boird of le Xews tmd
S'urier, betweeln Mr. Mackey and a
citizen, about the elect ion of Haye...
anid C1tit nhrlain, which result ed inl
a riot. A pistol was fir ed, aid a
negrO iminneidately rushed to the
ciurt house and said Mr MAckev
h:ud b.(en shot. Tihle crowd raise' ia
yell and tishied ( dowl to t he bullet inl
board. The whites stood thei:
4trlma ailnd reeived the it tack ihr
I y. Anothetr pisiol wvas tired, and
theln a dozen il i aplid Stlecessio n.
towar~ds Chuitrch street, whlere they
Whtn i t he (-rowdl reai'chd ti-c station
hoewever, had stat ioned twoi mieni al
the stat:oni house doer who sneeeed
In .A mean whil~e, a blac'k nmn
was the signal for a ge-nerail volley.
Thie whites retiuned thet. fire, mal forl
at least teni mxintes the fusible was
kept up. tie pmliec being powerless
to s-top t he distm-b1 )znce.
In ihe mean(m time the whlitfel begani
to) n 1ly. A t lea1st live liumidi ed
adi tlw ith iflee reporlted att thle
ci~ti ' n -he nise. TheIc Uiited St ates
:iri ri ad .(kncratl Iimiit.
f ero a-e wih the chief osi iolic, had
asquud of pelieeiiien ba:cked hiv a
mnh tler of volunteercs isentf au to
qlul the r iot. The nolb, hiowen.:
on lening1i. thalt thle soliers had
arri ived, a''sp ese, 01ni b y six 'cilic-k
all was ( quii:. 1i. ii IL. Walker, a
5(on of thle p) iuientgo~t lon lner
einuini, (ho. If. Wailker, was killed,.
andio se veral othe lOT hi .e eitI izenis wh(e
woundel~. O.ne nuegi I was killed. anid
TIWh bhaivior o1(f the (o'01e ol )1ice
wasi inifamiions. I--liad of i~din~g to
huelIl t lie riot, t he1y tooick paurt with
theC rioetrs, mal Illll nmbrsof them11
wIee s(een toi tire on the wi tes.
TheW negr~ es were suppiedi withi
arms by ihij'andc lBowen, andi while
Ihey'haid Io assion1 of the str ee tr
their conldiuct. wasi- sa(vage an.d tin. '
ishi to an1 inlexpressilble dt( gree-.
A fte th Ile io t, at a1Ii meeting b e
t weeni G en. H-unt,1the mayor and aciti
zen's commliiitte, it was aigreed that
t he 11ha1rge oif nm111intauin ing thie pieace
of thle eity shoutld be confided to
(n. l1lu1nt, and the cityv, at last
nerounti ts, wa s 1practical ly ini the
hands1 of thle Unitled Statbs tr~oopsi.
At. onie oif the voting precinlets- in
(Charh-s' en a genIt lemanll asked a
coloried argni:iIaitane to vo tei for
Ilininpton, Tiihden, andl Henidricks.
Thle coloredei man1 rled' tha111t lhe
"willned to1 vote for Mr. HmLuhl letonIl
aid 31r hiTlildenl, buit he cou hin't vote
for Caain H endrix, as lie had him
holo(kd up in the Gualirdl 11onse1 to
ofteni." A comipr-omise was efreeted
The ai--brakes of a locomnotive
uipiin the New Jiersey Cen tral Rail.
real, gave w~ay as. the train en terM'
11he Depot at Jersey City the other
day, and Ithe (entire'i tin ran ofl the~
traek, crosseSRd abou1)t sixty feet of
bi dred thrbonu ai butildinig, p)lnged
into thle river.
A ne(w produllct hais beenI dlesignied
ats a sublstitu1t( thr leather. It is
tibr'e nd miar'ine mo10s abundant on
the Nowv En~glandl~ coast. It can lie
bronzed, silvered, varnished and
otheorwian treated like ordinary
RUNNIING FOR GOVERNOR.
Mark Twain Exporlences a "Campaign
A few months ago I was. nominat
ed for Governor of the great Stato
of New York, to run111 against Stowart
L. Woodford and John T. Hoffman,
on anl independent ticket. I some
how felt that I had one prominent
advantage over those gentlemon,
and that was goQd character. It
vas easy to see by the lewspapers
that if they had ever known what it
wa.s to bear a good amc, that timo
had gone by. It was plain that in these
latter years they had become fanil
iar with all manner of shanfil
crines. But at tho very moimeit
thalt I wias exltillg ily advamntage
and joyimg in it ilm ecret, there was
:L iiuddly 11(lereulrelit of discom fort
"iriling" the depths of my happilloss
-nd that was the having to hear
my1N, 11 11e hnd1led abolt in f ouniliar'
c(nnlection with those of such peo
ple. I -rew moreand morodisturbed.
Winally I wrote t) Iy grandmother
about it. Her aini' swer cao quick
and sharp. Sh4e said
"You hi:ve lewver done One single
thing ill ill your difo to be ashaied
of -not onie. Look at the ncwspa
pers-look at thein and eolprollend
what sort of charcturs Woodford
a1nd (ofmiian are, and then see if you
are willing to lower yourself to their
level and1l eniter it public enlnvass
It was ily very thought. I did
not sleep at single momnlt'llt that nivht
Bit, iftei' all, I col1d not receode. 1'
was fully colmmitted, anid ust go
oil with the fig'it. As I wNas loolii~r
iistle.1ly over the papers at break
fast I (amttle across this paragratph,
aid I may truly s:1y I never was so
(n011foullde,l 1 betfore:
"I.: Y v.-Porhiaps, now that Mr.
Ma rk iw.tin is ibeore ta: People ats1
a candilate for Cr )vornor, ho will
(old(H('esen1 to explain how h caie
to bo conivieted of perjlry by thirty
tour litnesses, in Wkawak, Colin
China, in 18:-t-he intent of which
perjury was to 01) ibt poor native
widow and11 her. helpless Imily of a
me-igre ph1tati .n Inteh. their oil'y
stay n:1up t in their herealvl
iel.t w0nd1 (esolatiol. Mr. Twain
OWeS it to himltlf. a.s w, 11 as to tie
.Ilrvat p-4)l-le whorste suifflge he a1sks.
to clear the imattor up1). Will he do
I thought I shalid bI ur1st with
a111ize1mnt ! Sulch ia crilel, heart
les.;s ca'lrge--I iever had see
Cocbin Clhnia! I neve-r had heard
of \akavatk ! I didi't kniilow at p1ln
tition patch from a kangaroo ! I
lid lot kinow whiat to do. I wats
(crazed an11 helpless. I let the day
slip awaly withoulit doing miniything at.
.ll. The nxit morning tho samu.
paiper l1,1d this--nlothing" mlore:
'H-NomiCAr --XIr.;Tlwtinl, it .will
be obsened, is sugg-estively tsilenit
about the Coebn hina L erv."
(3nmin fhis paerover referredI
to me (in~ any te r way Ihan fas "theI
"W.rIrs -ro' l~ Kxow.\\'l the new~ II
h(im) the littlhe ciirc'unistan'e 'of his
e.ibin-ma~te(s iln Montana losing 51mall1
bly foun I on .m (. TIwaiis pers n (r in
hijs '1 runiik'(nwsae s he 1r1o43lled hi
traps 3 ind, til by fe'll. com Ipelled to give
hlimi a friendly aldnionition1 fa' his
13red Ili Ri (11d10 c1 r l Oi a1 lai, I. (4
then aldv'ised him to leave aL perm1)
lnt vaeuinn ill tie place he( uisuallhy
occuipiedt ini thet campq ? \\'ill h do
CJoulid any thin be 1 morefi' deliberW
ately nuiaiouis tluion that. ? For' I
niever' was ini .Almtana inl myl 11fe.
SA fte thI is , tisi journa101 listoinari11
I go t to pickin zg upl papers' ai ppre
hi141velmutch a1s (4ne woubt1 lift a1
(1.ire i b[ hkt wich h~le hiol Isome1
ideta miighit have1 ai rattlesnake uind ur
it. Oine day is met 1)1my e'ye:
'"TilE Lii: N'.1mi.--.ty theO swvorn
altidahvit of MI : ichnael ( )Ilanlnagain,
16., oh the Five Points, awl( Mr'.
street, it iH etabt(lisheId that Mir.
Marik 'I'wain'sH vile sttemenit thtt
nho le 11t1u1d rd bearer, i l ohna T .01 ot (11
man,11 wasH hanged for' highlway rob1
witliouot aL lsh(l shado(w of' founda-h
tioni inl tact. .it. is dishearltenihng to
v'irltuus mencl to see su.3h shmi
fl mue:.n. resor5 ted to, to) achileve 1
liticl succe(('s', atS to atta(ckinlg or
tihe d1( n(i inl thir grav'.e and1( defama
ing t.hmeir honored1'3 munesi0 wit)hl la
der'. Wh'1en we thlink of the aniguish
th is m11iserabl flsehood nm31 llst ('aus1e
of thme deceasedl, weP are( ahnmost driven
to ine(ittd an~ outraged and1( insulhted
I-ule to 811m1noy (and unilawflh
no0, let u1s lotva him to> thi aglLony of
a i1lactat cons5;'eneet, (thouigh if
pasi*on shui get thme better~ of the(
pulic, and1( iln8 1t blnd fiu'y they
shtou ld da tuhe traduice((r ho dilhy injuary,
it is brit too0 1 obions that 1n0 julry
wouiltd((( and 1 ('o 1 out 'old punish
thme l)1prptraml~tr of the (de(ed.")
The1( inigenious closing senlten(ce
hind the( effectt of mo~ving 111 out of
hed with dispatch'1 t.hat mnighit, and1 at
the back door01 also, while the "(out
raged and insultedl puhblie" surged ini
the front way, breaking furn'liture
and windtowa in thleir' r'ighteous ini
dignation ais thtey came1), and( takinig
ofl such proper'ty as they could carIi
ry wh'ien they went. Antd yet I can
lay my hand upon the book andt say
that 1 ne0ver1 s4landered Go3vernor01
Hotfuan's griand father. Moro,I
n1ever evenu hoard o3f him or moin
tioneld him~ upi to that tdato.
[I will state in passinig that tho
journlal abovo quoted from always
referred to me aft'or wards na "Tain
The next newspaper artielo that
attracted imy attelitiol was the fol
"A SwEET OANDIDATE.-Mark
Twain, who was to make such a
blighting speech at a mass meeting
of the Independonts last night,
didn't come to time A telegram
from his physician stated that he
had been knocked down by a run
away team, had his leg broken in two
places ; sufferer lying in great agony,
and so forth, ad a lot more bosH1 of
the same sort. And the independ
onts tried hard to swallow tho
wretched subterfuge and pretended
that they did not know what was the
real reason f the absence of the
abandoned creature whom they do- I
nominate their stanldard-bearer. A
certain man wais seen to reel into
Mr. Twain's hotel last night i a
beastly state of indtoxicatiol. It is
the imperative duty of the Inde
pendents to prove that this3 besotted
brute wats not Mark Twain himself.
We have them ut last ! This is a
case that admits of no shirking.
The voice of the people demands in
thunder-tones: 'Who is that man ?"
I wis incredible, absolutely.
"ncedible, for a m o i 0 n,
that it was really ily name that was
Cou1pled with this disgraceful 5ils)i
cion. Three, long years had passed
over my head since I had tasted ale,
beer, wine, or liquor of any kind.
[It shows what uffect the times
were having on me, when!J say, that I
saw myselfeontidently dubbed, "Mr.
Defiriuiu Tremens Twain," in the
next issue of that journal without a
paung-notwithstantding I know that,
wvith m1onlotonlous fidlelity, the paper!
would go Ol calIlng 110 SO to the
By this time aioniymou; letters
were gettinlg to be an importat
part of my imi.l nrittier. This form
was (omo11n :
"Hov abolt, thitt old womu:l you
kiied t your premises whieh was
beC4ing. "PoL PRy."
"Thero is things which you have
done which is nlibelkuoweIU to ainy
boly but1 me. You better trot oI,
1a few dols. to vollrS truly, or you'll
Ileair thro' the paL)pers froi
This is aIl ot the i(e. 1 (0 Ild <0!
tinue the n unil the rU.rder w.iS sui
feited, if desirable.
S'ort.ly the principal Republican
jolirllls "vonvicted" mtle of Wholesale
bribery, and thle leading Demiocrmati
pp. 5 ' na;ild nLi aggravated ease of
blae1loinngr to mie.
[In this way I aetquired two addi
ional 1 naes : "Twatin, tite Filthy
Coru ptionist," and "Twain, the
3y this time there had grown to
besuch a lamor for en "answer" to
the dreadfiul carges that were laid
t, Ile, hit. 1t,b 6i 3 1itors an11.1 leoIders
of myN party said it would be polit i
eal uIin for me to re'nain silent, any
longer. As if toa malke their a1pp.a1
the m~ore3 ilmpera tive, the f'ollowaing
I .pearedCI iln onie of the pape)6rs
t, io very niext d-tLy:
" 'I'nw l-en M.u!:---The Inido.
silence. B~ceause lhe daire no seck
Every aiccusation against him has
br e'i aly~ p1 oved, aiml they ha.ve
beenx ind~orsed1 andia reiiuloisedl by) his
own eloqueni t silence, till at thin diL
heo stands forever conivicto:1. Lookuh
Look upon the JIfamiious Perjur~er
rhe h~ Montlum TIhief! the Bodly
.atchaer ! Contemplat a your. Incar
nate De)lirium Tremon~is ! your '
thy CorrupItionist ! your .Lo'athsome161
ha mbn)rteer ! Gae upon11 hlim well
pom ler him well-iad then say it
you enn1 give youri hionest v'ote6s
to a1 creatuire wyho hasi earne (d V his
dismial 2ara of lit les by lis hideous
e'ralnes, Iad ares not1 openi his muit bx
inl denaial of anyl~ (on1e of thm emx !"
IThere waks10 1no possile wa'Vy o f get -
ting out of it. andl so. in dee Iiihui-i
altional, I ret i aout hplring toa
'miswer a mai~ss of bseless chairg es5
Uut I ineve'r finished te task, for the
very next mornin a1 paper(il emnel5 out
ty amit seriously charigedl 11ue with
buirimng a Inatie asyhunt with all its
I ilunuttes, b~ecauise it (dastructed tha
view from1) my~ h oulse. TVhais thriew me1
into a sort, of panic. 1Th(n came 1.he(
1hare proeisoing ll layel(e to get
las roprtywit animpersative de.
11mad thait the gravo should1( be
openmed. Tis~( <love meP to the
ver~ge of distLractionl. Onl the( f~ ofI6)
this I wais alc('used of emiphlvig
ltothless5 ami( inicomlpetent (ol 'rela.
tives to pepare the foo~d for the
1foundling hospital wvhere I is war'
'en3l. I wasi wain2('~g- waverinlg. Andt
ait bish1 a a <h(ie 1m1l tittinig (' clax to
shazdes of (011 tolomad degrees' of rag
guene were trught t~o rush on) the'
palatform at a paublic mfeeting andl
l'hip m'e round the legs anud call me
I gave it upj. T hanled doa wn my
color1s anld surr'1Odaered. I wasi not
('(1ual) to tihe r'equir ement H of a1 gub~r
niator'ialh camlpaign iln the( State of
Newv York, anud so I sonit in liy
withdlorawahlfrom i the c'andI~idaekv, and11
inill bit'erness of *pirit signed it,
A fearful rakinl tormii took placei
Orange County', Kentucky, a shiort
tinne Hime1C. Commlencinlg 01) Saturday
mingilf it c'onimued withiout initerl
mfiionl unitil Monday, the rain, duri
inig aill thlat timne, falling in hper'fect
sheets. Thle whlole of that region
resemles a lake. Gr'eat damiage
was done. the loss being estimated
.Professor Huxley was *ao seiosusly
ill on1 his voyage home, that haid not
a d1octor been neair hie might have
loft an annrCniat- Wrl...
McKee and Avery have not yet
There is a deficiency of $800,000
in the Philadelphia City Treasury.
The Centennial Exhibition closed
on the 10th November, according to
The Savannah Cotton Exchange
reports the Georgia crop an im
p)rovenent on last year.
The total cnsh rceipts of the
Centennial during the time it was
open, amount to $3,279,483.25.
A little seven year old son of Thos.
Moore, of Carroll county, Georgia,
Wil smot hered while playing ii cot
ton seed, at his father's gin house.
A legal squabble has boon coin
inenced over the estato of James
Lick, the California millionaire. The
pickings ill be fine.
A man in Nitshill, Scotland, lately
snivicld with dynitmite. 'and so of
fectually did he do lis work, that
not a vestige of him can be found.
Two brothers living in Vermont
had a, fraternal interview on the sub
ject of 8one. inherited property,
which ended in one being shot by
the ot-her and killed.
1 Nwo of the Maine powder mills near
Springfield, Ohio, exploded last week.
killing one inan, and doing consid
erable injury to neighboring proper
A Chianuan arrested inl San Fran
cisco, t he other day, was found to
inve on a coat of mail, madeof cloth,
cotton1 batting and paper, thick and
lurl enough to turn a knife or a
Miss Lelia Arinfiela, a daughter
of Lieutenant-Gove nor Armfield, of
North Carolina, was accidentally
shot by her brothor, who was trying
to ext ract ia cartridge froi his pistol.
The wound is probably mortal.
Gen. Kilpatr ick and an individual
who )urlorlts to he his aid, have
arri-ived at Raleigh, North Carolina,
aw11l1 been closetod with a borde of
the worst itive iind carpet-bag
Radicals,; in the State. Some ras
califty is onl foot.
A Porthind, Maine, mioney-lender
has coine to gief. He loaned a
nman S3,195, and got in return noteS
,anI a mortgage for 4,500, besides
. 107 in ensh. A jury haii found him
ilehted to his needy borrower in
the sum of $1,138.
WIVNNSlono, S. C.
O tober 1 , 187(l.
T J." 11dersigned by Virtue of tile a1u
.. thority vusted in th i a111nn111 1e th
tllowing ap) Po4intilmeints (f1 School Trus
t rs r t:,,- velral School Districts of
No. 1. 'T. 1. easter, . lndrix MecLain
Ge4orge' Shei tii ,n
"2 . . Il.hx, R1. C. Clow~ney,
" 4. O It. Thrsn Fraincis Gerig
"5 a14anei Dic':,oni, Dr. HI. .Gb'
soni, A'.quilli airrison. e -
" I.'. M. I,. Ihike, IE 1. Hei,j sa ..
117. 4.. J. Neigar.' T. Mt. R~iembert
a rmhur a liajsm.
"10. C. HI. S'eug, W. N. Masion,
"~l 141.l IiW. 1 lb, I raneouso't1( t. Peoe,
organizel theu1le ito Buu ~ oard in ase lr
.nird by 'l, n d reort to o t .ilchool3
Comuuss' ~' Ione 4Iofi th Counitye without
Iih-layit. ((Teyj) willt( a ls hav the freet'.'
w4h 4ls i the4ir1 0 repectv ji 'sdco nsr
41p14ned''41ln the1 2nd Mlllay~2t in Novebr
n1) .4 ut'ut ch ol fu~i(ndt (inthI S~ta~thn
aret or -isted 4to41 provide themselve, withua
s ta en of, the pl ~ine, in41 oreru1 to eter- t
inine thei lieth i'l(1l of t i t schools can0
he run.isue All ap li ts4)4 fo teaches' er
beoetll ard of ExamI)linefr, loredl
t rige ennt, ad n'octinent 4
wibee suad grt any loneflnoat poserein
he reit- q al ificatonsa .
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