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in MaLrILEF, S. C%.
-L. NETTLES, Editor.
Merely a Timeserver.
Our friends of the Newsand Courier
hare a certain facility for sitting as
tride the fence, on any question what
soever, and for stepping down first on
one side and-then on the other, and
finally bobbing up and perching se
sanely on the rail, that amounts al
most to.genius. As we have said,
the question- is of no consequence
heatseever. The fence is its favorite
.. tion; and, it must be cozfessed,
mt it is, in many respects, a position
of advantage. While you are, con
structively, on both sides, you have
emitted yourself to neither. If
either aide gets~too warm for you, you
seek shelter on the other, and swear
by all that's honest that you were
thereall the time.
You can easily prove an alibi,
by being always nowhere in par
In the J. M. Smith matter, this fa
cility for shifting faces finds a wag
nificent op ity, and it is not lost.
It is 'id with avidity and made
the most -oL The. thoughtarises,
however, that the Nws and Courier,
h1ving, in its capacity as "official or
g to swallow rather a nauseous
in the recent Charleston election,
is trying to ease its spirit of resent
ment by having a Bing at Columbia
and poor Mr. Smith. The excuse for
this inconaistency-for even the N. &
C. can wse how such a doubling up
mightbe considered inconsistent-is
that while the candidates we, in
Charleston, were called upon to vote
for were bad, yet Mr. Smith is worse!
For the force of this comparison of
bad with worse, we have only the au
thority in reference to the frauds in
which Mr Smith, probably, had his
share. In this matter, it would be a
better witness than judge.. -
This co ant journal is vee care
ful to pointout the pages in the record
upon which are entered the charges
against a. M. Smith. There are other
pages in that record which the . and
C would not relish turning to. If it
wll turn to pages 260 and 264 of
the "Beport on Public 'rauds," it
would be more edified than in re
bashing the record of Mr. Smith.
But in attacking Mr. Smith, the .
and C. forgets that it is encouraging
independentism-a thing abhorred by
and bo s-andthat it is as
the principles that govern
what it so proudly called the "regular
I Mr. Smith is dropped, will it not
bie "the opening wedge," which we
heard so much of last fall, and which
threatens the splitting asunder of the
party? The so-called "regular" Dem
ocratic nominating convention put up
Mr. Smith as a quinine .pill-un
angared and -nigusdfor good,
-fall, and thoug we "gurgled and
"uge we managed to worry them
aon.i The nominatiop by the "reg
ular' Democratic convention is a pan
acea for all conscience misgiving.
This was the only reason we tolerated
the nominations, and elected the can
didates. .But the trouble the city
has had with them since, with their
eonomic theories and extravagant
practices, and with their system of
opeson, has proved a heavy retri
We confess, then, for many reasons,
we would like to see Columbia hold
her breath and swallow the Smith
' as we swallowed our pills. We
many pills-Columbia has but
one. But it will do the work. It
will teach Columbia the terrible lea
son which it is hoped Charleston has
thoroughly learned-to put no trust
in what the ring calls the "regular"
Democratic party. If we place our
selves in the power of this self-styled
"regular" convention, we can expect
nothing but ring-rule. When we ac
knowledge them to be the "regular"
convention, we must abide by their
-work-for it is ours by blind adop
Mr. Smith and his Judges.
WuWSroN, S. C. March 27, 1888.
Editor Register: If you will allow
me a brief space in your columns, I
propose to snow your many readers
the inconsistency of that invective at
tsck on ex-Senator Smith in all the
late issues of the New and Courier,
which eninated from the Columbia
of that most estimable
I do not, in the first instance, pro
pose to justify ex-Senator Smith's ac
tions while he was Barnwell's Senator,
but it seems to me that neither the
General Manager, -or the New and
Courfera itself;, occupies a position
wherein they can with expediency as
sail any one at tha time.
It istrue id' not taka much stock
in Columbia politics at that time, but
after the- revolution in 1876, I remem
lier full well what that faambus Comn
miUee on Frauds got out-of that little
'Diary, which was enough for almost
any conscientious man to believe, or
rather it-was sufficient for me to in
for that both Josephus and Jones, the
*general mnnager of that most estima
ble journal, the Charleston News and
Strange. with all that in the face of
intelligence the General Manager
would allow such an attack as that of
No Good's to enter its columns.
I am certainly sorry to make this
exposure, but knowing much of the
General Manager's dark deeds, I could
not refrain from saying something
on the subject for the public good.
It seems that all the time this good
stealing was gdng on the General
Manager was kept well posted by his
chum, Josephis, who even blushed
when told of "Honest John's" adage
that there was five years more of good
stealing in this State.
But with all that, the General Man
ager seexvs to have so covered his
tracks that he has become a particular
favorite with the Democratic party,
as he has reached its piunacle by be
ing the Soth Carolina member of the
Natwnal Democratic Executive Com
mittee, and with the gift of such an
office, he has, or his Columbia corres
pondent has, the audacity to upbraid
poor ex-Senator Smith for taking the
small amount of fifteen hundred dol
lars, when I am bound to believe
from the little Diary only that the
gain of the General Manager was, at
least, five times as much.-~Josephus,
in Columbia Register.
"The Sumter Farce."
(Biskopeille t rprise3
Our cotemporary, the Pee Dee Inde.,
heads an editorial, as the above, on
the recent attempt at trial of the
Keels-Bo-wman affair at this place and
other cases resulting from it. We
clip the following from the same:
"At the next term the case will
probably be continued until the next
term and so on until the community
is disgusted with the quibblings of
lawyers and the weakness and help
lessness of the criminal law courts.
"The methods employed to obtain a
postponement of the cases are notori
ously shameful and impudent. It is
well known that persons were hired
to lease the State and remain beyond
its jurisdiction until a postponement
could be had on the ground of their
alsence, while had they been present
their testimony would have been of
"Were such csses of less frequent
occurrence this particular one would
excite general indignation and even
dismay. Into so great disrepute,
however, have the courts of law fallen
that the most notorious failure of jus
tice attracts little attention and no
wonder or surprise. People smile in
fine scorn at the mention of the word
justice, for it has come to be an emp
ty expression, almost without mean
ing. Justice may be said to be rela
tive in its character. The case of the
Sumter rioters, even at this early
stage of the proceedings, reveals the
influence of agents mightier than the
combined power of ?Ioth law and
right. The power of money and so
cial position as controlling factors in
courts of law are as plainly manifest
as if it were boldly and publicly pro
laimed. Had these defendants been
poor and ignorant, without money,
friends or worldly positions, the ad
ministration of justice in their case
would not have been found a difficult
matter. The law would have been
These are grave charges and then
being from the pen of a lawyer who
could be supposed to know the chi
canery of the legal profession. How
long will the people smile in fine
scorn at justice? Will these cases be
permitted to ride rough-shod over
law and right by the notoriously
shamefully and impudent postpone
ment methods. These postponements
work an injustice to every tax payer
of the county, and is a heavy expense
and trouble to witnesses, taking them
from their place of business, forcing
them to pay from their own pockets
their necessary expenses at court, and
then for justice to be driven from her
course. Away with the. courts when
justice is sacrificed to favor, position,
influence, money or what not. We
cry aloud for justice to all men, friend
or foe, rich or poor.
Three Political Points.
Our State Democratic Executive
Committee will meet in Columbia on
Friday evening of next week, April 6.'
We hope they will call the State Con
vention to meet in Columbia, as usual
-instead of in the up-country. That
is point number one.
And, inasmuch as it is pretty clear
to our mind that the presentSte
administration will be renominated
in a body-and we have no objec
tion, without we could get John
C. Sheppard for Governor-we
hope the State Convention will
be extremely careful about ren
lering a second Convention
necessary. If the present State ad
ministration is to be renominated, let
us, if it be by any means possible,
avoid the folly of incurring the trouble
and expense of a second Convention.
That is point number two.
And earnestly do we hope that the
State Convention will not in any way
moot the nomination of our State of
ficers by primary election. Circum
stances alter cases tremendously in
tis world. The primary is the best
plan for county nominations, but for
State officers it would surely lead to
delay, expense, trouble, confusion and
disappointment that would weigh very
havily- upon our people at larg.
A Woniii from Austria.
Near the village of Zilling
dorf, in Lower Austria, -lives
Maria Haas, an intelligent and
industrious woman, whose story
of physical suffering and final
relief, as related by herself, is
of interest to Englisb women.
"I was employed," she says,
"in the work of a large farm
house. Overwork brought eon
sick headache, followed by a
deathly fainting and sickness
of the stomrach, until I was
unable to retain either food or
drink. I was compelled to
take to my bed for several
weeks. Getting a little better
from rest and quiet, I sought
to do some work, but was soon
taken with a pain in my side,
which .n a little while seemed
to spread over my whole body,
and throbbed in my every limb.
This was followed by a cough
and :hortness of breath. until
fina.y I could not sew, and I
took to my bed for the second,
and, as I thought, for the last
tine. My friends told me that
my time had nearly come,. and
that I could not live longer
then when the trees put on
their green once more. Then I
happened to get one of the Sei
gel pamphlets. I read it, and
my dear mother bought me a
lxttle of SEIcOn 's SYnUP,
(Shaker Extract of Roots)
which I took exactly according
t<" directions, and I had not
taken the whole of it before I
felt a change for the better. My
last illness began June 3d,
1882, and continued to August
9th, when I began to take the
Syrup. Very soon I could do a
little light work. The cough
left me, and I was no more
troubled in breathing. Now I
am perfectly cured; and oh,
'1ow happy I am! I cannot
express gratitude enough for
SEIGEL's SYRUP (Shaker Ex
tract of Roots). Now I must
tell you that the doctors in our
district distributed handbills
cautioning the people against
the medicine, telling them it
would do no good, and many
were thereby influenced to de
stroy the Seigel pamphlets; but
now, whenever one is to be
found, it is kept like a relic.
The few preserved are bor
rowed to read, and I have lent
mine for six miles around our
district. People have come
eighteen miles to get me to buy
the medicine for them, know
ing that it cured me, and to be
sure to get the right kind. I
know a woman who was look
ing like death, and who told
them there was no help for her,
that she had consulted several
doctors, but none could help
her: I1 told her of Seigel's
Syrup, and wrote the name
down for her that she might
make no mistake. She took
my advice and the Syrup, and
now she is in perfect health,
and the peo >le around us are
amazed. ' he medicine has
made such progress in our
neighborhood that people say
they don't waut the doctor any
more, but they take the Syvrup.
Sufferers from gout who were
confined to their beds and could
hardly move a finger have been
cured by it. There is a girl in
or district who caught a cold
by going through some water,
and was in bed live years with
costiveness andl rheumatic pains,
and lhad to have an attendant
to watch by her. There was
not a doctor in the surrounding
district to whom her mother
had not applied to relieve her
child, but every one crossed
themselves and said they could not
help her. WThenever the little!ell
rang, whic>l is rung in our place
when anyl~ody is dead, we thought
surely it was for her; but Seigel's
Syrup and Pills (Shaker Extract of
Roots) saved her life, and now she
is as healthy as anybody, goes 'to
church, and can work even in the
fields. Everybody was astonished
when they saw her out, knowing
how many years she had been in
bed. To-day she adds her grati
tude to mine for God's mercies and
Seigel's Syrup. MAnzI HIas.
Shaker~Medicines are now being
sold in all parts of the world, and
are working wonders, as shown in
the above case. A. J. Wmnrs
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MA~r~I~rG, a. C.
A GRADED SCHOOL FOR: BOYS AND (
NINETEENTH !iESSION BEGIM, MONIIAY, JANUARY 2, 188
S. A. NETTLES, A. B., PlUNeIPAL.
Miss JOSIE H. MCLEA, MRS. S. A. NEMrES, Assi.!
The course of instruction embracing ten years, is designed to fur
eral education suited to the ordinary vocations of life, or to fit sti
the Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior class of colleges.
PLAN OF INSTRUCTION..
The most approved text books are used. The blackboard is d<
essential in the class room. The meaning of an author is invariabl;
of each pupil. In all work done, in whatever department, and wh
extent of ground covered, our motto shall always be Thoroughn
this end, we shall require that every lesson be learned, if Dot in tin
class recitation, then elsewhere. No real progress can be made
the pupil is allowed to go on from day to day reciting only half-perfi
TERMS PER MONTH OF FOUR WEEKS ;
Primary Department (3 years course),................... $1.00, $1.50,
Intermediate Department (2 years: course),............. ..... ......
Higher Department (2 years' coarse),......... ...... ....... ... $3.00J
Collegiate Department (3 years' course),...... ............ .... .. .0
Music, including use of instrument,..............................
Contingent Fee, per session of 5 months, in advance,.................
Board per mornth,....................--.
Board from Monday to Friday (per month)...............
W E DESIRE ESPECIALLY TO URGE UPON PAREN
Guardians the great importance of having their children
promptly the first day. The student who enters late labors und
disadvantages, and seldom takes that stand in his class that oth
Iwould have taken.
The Principal feels nmuch e icouraged at the hearty support
school heretofore, and promises renewed efforts to make the scho
should be-FIRST CLASS in every respect.
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