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while the ladies remained in buggies
Of the speeches, I, of course, do
not remember a great deal. Col. Ball
presided and introduced the speakers.
Boylike,. I expected Gen. Hampton to
thunder like' a vertiable Jove and was
much disappointed when he spoke in
a quiet, persuasive way, an, I think,
addressed himself especially to the
negroes, telling them in siu-ple word
ho\V the white 1..n , lm- were .'r
seal fr.-46. an. tihm It was t - their
intere..s .o te e':,. Democratic ti.k
eL. A'l tie peala:er' oirphasizel it is.
and T mi that !.. '.%e diy ,o 1-i4
dcatu ( ;t. 1 i.. .. i- i t- ally b lie-:c.l
that these appeals had a large direct
'ffect on the result of the campaign.
Col., Simpson was an eloquent and
finished orator, clear and convincing
with a resonant and musical voice,
and his speech evoked great enthusi
asm. As to Gen. Hampton, his every
sentence was cheered because his
hearers cared little whether lie was an
orator or not. They were shouting for
the fighter and leader of the army.
The speech that pleased me most
was that of Col. D. Wyatt Aiken
(father of the present Congressman,)
who was the candidate for Congress,
simply and solely because he told fun
ny stories. One of them I have not
forgotten. A colored man offered a
basket of puppies for sale, but nobody
would buy then, because they were
Republican puppies. A few days lat
er the negro brought the puppies
around and the* man t6 wh6m they
were offered said: "I told you I don't
want those Republican puppies.'
"Yes, boss," said the darkey, 'dese
ain't Republican puppies no more;
dey's Democrat puppies, kase dey's
nine days old and done got deir
eyes open.'' The application was, of
course, to the Republican negroes,
who were seeing daylight after they
had gained nothing from Radical mis
Perhaps other candidates on the
State ticket were present, but I don't
remember them at all. The bands
played and the crowds se4ttered,
There had been no disorder, except
perhaps a fisticuff or two between
men who had had too much ''lieker.
There was no Dismounting.
But, practically speaking, there was
no more dismounting for the red
shirts from that day forward till long
after the election, and the counting of
the votes. For weeks they lived in
the saddle. At every meeting, espe
cially Republican meetings, one o1
two companies were present. A Ra
dical speaker would be haranguing at
a negro school house, when suldenly
out of the distance sixty red-shirts
riding like fiends, would gallop into
their midst, fling themselves fron
their saddles and propose a divisior
of time. The time was invariably di
vided. I mentioned that comic opera
airs were slow to reach Laurens, but
there was one which -had percolatei
from Broadway to the r'emotes
''backwoods'' and it ran thus:
''I've a letter in my pocket, baba
But the red-shirts sangi:
W~e invite every
We will give yoi
A Few Cut
Best Calico wot
40Oin. Heavy Hc
36 in. Sheeting
Heavy Outing w
Good Outing wc
Ladies and Men
Boys' Knee Sui1
50 Misses' coat
COME TO T
"I've a pistol in my pocket, baby
And inasmuch as the handle of the
pistol was edininonly visible the song
was a lullaby indeed. The red-shirts
did not always violate the law against
carrying concealed weapons.
After the meeting in Laurens was
over other speeches were had during
the day and night, but the fruits of
day were that no Democrat in Laur
end thought any more of defeat. The
presence of Hampton had infused
every white man, woman and child
with a fierce determination to carry
Laurens County for the ''Straightout
Democratic Ticket.'' No redshirt rest
ed again in Laurens until it had been
At the brea1kfast table next morn
ing, at the house where .Capt.
"Bunch" McBee and two dozen other
red-shirts were guests, the Captain
told this story:
"When we came in at 2 o'clock
this morning, we called Madison (the
negro man of all work,) and told him
to )ut our horses in the stable, though
we went to the barn with him. Mad
betrayed a curious reluctance to enter
the stable. 'Go on in,' I said, but Mad
mumbled and hesitated. My com
panion used a little strong language.
'I skeered to go to dar, boss,' said
Mad, 'my mule's loose an' he'll kick.'
S'What?' I said, a mule kick the
nigger that owns him? 'Go on in, you
rascal, and put up these horses.'
' 'Lordy-ime'ssy, Marster, please
don't push me in dar-dat dar mule
will kick me-dat mule'll kick any
body, dat mule 'd kick Hampton 1' '
'The story went, the rounds of the
canmpaign and it tells to-day the story
of the over-powering impression, akin
alnost to superstitious awe, that
Hampt-on and his red-shirts created
in the negro mind.
Corruption had little to do with the
victory in Laurens. It wasn't neces
sary. I knew of only one case that
bordered on bribery. A party of ne
gres were diging- a well and the mis
tress of the house determined to pro
selyte them to the Hampton ticket.
She offered each of them five dollars
to report the night before election
day and work for her without going
to town on that day. "Will you give
it to. me in gold?" inquired one-all
negroes are "gold bugs.'' "Certain
ly,'' she replied. "Then I'll come ef
you'll gimme besides all the sweet
.'tater pies I can eat while I'm here.''
To the surprise and gratification, too,
of the lady the negro came, slept in
the basement the night before the
election, spent the day loafing about
tile house, true to his promise, stuff
inl himself witi 'tater pies all the
while, and went away with his gold
piece. But. was a most prodigal waste
Looking bac'kward over: 30 years it
seems strange that the slightest doubt
ahout thle result of the camp)aign
was entertained b)y anybody. Think
of that glorious, that matchless body
of trained, intrepid, skilled Confeder
ate veter'ans in the vigor of middle
life, toughmened in every fibre and1 mas
ters of all thle arts of strife, followed
by the biold generat ion of boys nour
body to visit our
ir money's worti
,Notions, Coats e
Prices jor Car
th 6 1 -2c., Price
>mespun worth 81
worth 6 1 -2c., pri
rorth I 2c., price E
>rth 6 1-2c.. pr.ice
's Under Shirts v~
:s at your own pr
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mnd Coats at pric4
HE RIGHT P]
ilding. Lower Ma
ished on the milk of war and now in I
the prime of young inanhood.-think
of the ' 'es of ignorant negroes led
by the . jackets of the North and
the white vultures of the South who
were the foe-how could the former
lose? Yet with the relentless military
leader, Grant, in the White House,
with Thad Stevens and Oliver Mor..
ton behind him with their vials ,of
falsehood pouring into his ears, with
a dozen years of the State prostrated
and Fedei'al bayonets at her throat
while drunken ''freedmen''danced on
her wounded body-without a leader
so great in proved and dashing cour
age that his smile cowed to silence the
whisper that any Carolinian lacked
it, and yet of self-control, of judg
ment, of calmniess much greater that
he could lead a , host whose hearts
blazed with consuming fury to a vic
tory, safe, certain, beeause unsmirch
ed with blood-they must have lost!
This leader they found in Hamptoh.
Reflections of a Bachelor.
It's awful extravagant to get di
vorced from a rich wife.
We should always like to see our
relatives if they never came near us.
A funny thing is the way a woman
can keep her feet warm by wearing a
A woman has a hard time convine
hig herself that her boy would be
smarter if lie had more brains.
Notice is hereby given that on the
first day of December,'1906, an elece
tion will be had for the position of
Keeper of the County Home. Ap
plications will he received by either
of the undersigned until noon of said
J. Monroe Wicker,
Fred. -I. Doominick, Supervisor.
Clerk and Attorney.
One of the .Most Remarkable
Facts connected with the
is, that out of the thousands of
good, cheap and indifferent pia
nos sold here and there it is al
ways noticeable that families of
refinement, culture and musical
taste invariably purchase the
The great and best equipped
colleges of the country use the
ARTISTIC STIEFF, on account
of its beautiful singing tone and
wonderful durability. Write to
CHAS. M. STIEFF
5 West Trade Street,
CHARLOT TE, N. C.
store this week.
3 in Dry Goods,
4 7-8c. yd.
l-Sc., price 6c. yd.
ice 5c. yd.
4 l-2c. yd
orth 35c., price
ars at- less than
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
3y John C. Wilson, Esquire, Probate
Vllll11AS, Mrs. Ann'ie P. Oxner
1-inth made suit to me, to grant hot
.etters of Administration of the
.stato of and effects df Win. B. Ox
TIll1SE ARE TIEREFORE to h
to and admonishf all and singular
lie kindred a,,d Creditors of the said
Vm. B. Oxner, decoased, that they C
oe and appear before me, in the Court
>f Probate, to be hold at Newberry
m Tuesday, December 4, next aftet
ublication thereof, at I o'clock in
lie forenoon, to show (ause, if any
hey 1have, why the said Administra
icin should not be granted.
U V IRN under my Hand, this 19th
lay of November Anne 'Domini, 1900.
J. C. Wilson,
J. P. N. C.
3TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWIBERRY.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Suit for Partition.
Carl J. Purcell, Plaintiff vs. Sid
acy J. Dominiek, Mary Lee Dominick,
Emma Irene I)ominick, Daisy E.
Dominick, Mrs. Peter F. Baxter, Do
By order of court herein I will sell
before the court house at Newberry,
South Carolina, salcsday in December,
1906, all that tract of land lying and
being situate in Newberry County,
S .C., containing three hundred and
thirty-nine acres, more or less and "
bouided by lands of John D. Pitts,
the estate of J. IT. Williams, Mrs. Sue
Smith, Dr. J. McIntosh and tracts,
Nos. 3, 4, and 1, of what is known
as the J. C. lill place as will more
fully apepar by plat thereof made by I
James 1. Glenn, August 5th, 1895, 4
and on file in the case of Mayer vs.
Terms of Sale-One third of the
purchase money to be paid in cash, I
balance to be secured by bond of the 4
purchaser and the mortgage of the
premises sold, credit portion payable
in two equal annual installments with
interest from date of sale at 8 per
cent per annum until paid in full, with 4
lief to purchaser to anticipate the
credit portion in whole or in part.
H. H. Rikard,
Newberry, S. C., Nov. 8, 1906.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will, on the 6th day of De
Cember, 1906, make a final settlement
on the estate of Mary Jones, formerly
Mary Caldwell, and will immediately
thereafter apply to the Judge of Pro
bate for letters of dismissory as guar
dian of said minor.
Robert T. Caldwell,
S'TATI' O1F SOUTHI CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF N1EWBIRY. -
IN PROBATIC COURT.
L. M. 1Player, in hiis own right and
as Adiniist rator, and WV. 1. Gaunt,
ini his own righit and~ as5 Administrator
of M[. M. Player, deeansed, Plaintiffs,
LAillins Player, M\ellie 10. Longford,
.Ienr'iet ta A. Johnson, Louisai M.
la ye r, M. M. P1layer, thle younger,
D)riucilla K. P et ersoni, 'Thom ias L .
Player, anad Thie' National Banuk of
Newberry, S. C., Defeuidan!ts.
Not ice is hereby given t hat all per
sons holding claims against the estate
of M. M. Player, deeansed, are re
qjuired to establish the same before
the undersignedl on or before tihe 12th
day of December, 1906, and are en
joined from prosecuting their de
mnuds in ainy at her p)roc.eeding.
J. C. Wilson,
J. P. N. C.
November 12, 1906.
SALE VALUABIE REAL ESTATE..
We will sell at public ouitery' to the
hiighiest bidder oni D)ecmber 'IthI at
I le late residlence of A dam Kinard,
ulecased, in Saluida coiunty, at. .10
o'clock, a. mn., if niot sold by private
sale previously, all thle lands of the
'0a.id deceased to wit:
Tract No. 1, containing 128 acres,
more or less, and hounded by Little
river, Arial Mills, Lutheran parsonage
and C. P. Bhooz.er.
TIract No. 2, containing 100 acres,
more or less, b)ounded by lands of
John B3edenba ugh, Jacob Derrick,
Fed. Nichols and Marion Miller.
Tract No. 3, cont ning 44 acres, more
are less, bounded b)y Little river, J.
1F. Caughman, Ira Caughman and
Terms of Sale-One-third cash,
balance on a credit of twelve months
with interest anid mortgage of premis
es purchased. Mr'. Marion D)errick
will show the lands to any one desir
ing to see them.
J. C. K(inard.
Marioni D errick,
O1. E. D)ominick.
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