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VOL. 1] EASLY, SOTH CARLINAFRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1884. [O 8
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M!-ssmNGEI Easley, S. (.
Have You a Mother I e
Ive you a iiolh'r? love her well,
While she is spared on earth,
Wait not till (leat h shall call her hence,
To know her preciouls worth.
Wait not till she lies cohl and still,
Most bealltiful, though dead,
T) thinlk of what you should have (lone,
Before her dear life tied. C
Think now how much she should be 1
And pi ize her as you ought,
O else your life, when she is gone, R
With sorrow shall be fraught..
0! watch her, guard her with your love, 1
While with you she is left, b
I'or when she leaves you, life will seem
Of every joy bereft. [
Oh ! soothe her in her l'mrs of pain, V
Ie gentle an(l be nih(l;
Hov sweet 'twA.ill be for you to think
You've I)een a fali hfuul child.
The State Democracy. c
CONSTITUT[ON OF TIIE DEMOCH ATIC '
PARTY OF SOUT11I CAROLINA.
The Constitution of the Democratic o
party of South Carolina, wheh was t!
:(lopte(d by the State Convention, and &
went in to force in the campaign of '78, 1n
i as follows :
AwRIci. i. There shall be one or si
more Demnocratic clubs organizedl to j<
each election precinct, each of which a
(clubs) shllI have a dlistincet title, "The oJ
D~emnocratic Club.'' and shall it
elect a President, oneC or more Vice- t,l
Presidents, a Recordiing and a Corres- i
londing Secretary, and a Treasurer,o
un mm shall have thme, following working d
'ommittees, of not less . t three si
mmembers echlI, viz: A' CommIttee on) a
Regist ration, an Execut ive Committee t<
~unm such ot her coinnnfittee as to each 0
(Ilub may seem expedient. e
ART'. II. Tblc me~tet.in~g of thei (1111)5 U
.hall be frequent, after thme opening of a
thne canvass, and Some miember of the d
('lub or invitedl speaker (deliver' an adI- ti
dress at each metting if practicable. si
A~r. 111. The Puesident shall have e
Power to caill an) e'xtra meeting of thle ti
(lih, amid members of the club
adllI constitute a quormu for t hbe trans- C
acet ion of business.
A RT. IV. The clubs in each county 8
er the control of a county Executive
ominittee, which shall consist of one
ienber from each club, to be nomina
xd by the respective clubs and elected
y the county convention, and such i
ther members as the convention may
The E xecutive committee,when elec
1d, shall appoint its own offleers al(
11 all vacancies which may arise when
2e convention is not In session. The
miture of office of the Executive con
iittee shall be until the next general
armipaign, tinless sooner removed or
tispended by the county convention.
The present couity executive eoi
iittees shall cont inue in office until t he
rat meeting of the county convention
A 'r. V. Coin ty democratic conven
*ons sh:dl be composed of delegates
lected by the several local clubs-one
elegate for every twenty-five (25) en
Aled inembers-with the right to each
ounty Convention to enlarge or dimin
hi the representation accorliig to cir
umstances. This oonvention shall be
ailed together by the chairman of the
XeCutive Coilmlitt.ee, andi hall proceed
r elect from among its members a
"residenit, one or more Vice-presi
ents, a Secretary a n(I 'Trreasiirer. I'
ovent ion sliall procced to bisiness,
nd when the same is transacted it sh:dl
djourn sine die.
ART. Vi. The mode and manner of
ominuating candidates for county ofil
em or for delegates to the Stait .Judi
ial anid congressional conventions shall
e regulatedl in each county by the re
pective Comity cOil veitions.
ART VII. 11 St ate ConlVenltiol
hall be composed of delegates from
ach couity in tlie nuierical propor
ion to which thliat CoIity.is ent itled inl
oth branches of the General Assem-1
Awr. VIII. Th officers shall be a
'residenlt, onle Vice-presidenlt froml
ach corngressional district, two setre
tries Ild a treasurer.
Awr. IX. Th.- State Exectitive com
'it tee shall be composed of three froil
ach co1gressiolal district. The dele
ates0M fromi te corAu ies composing t i
ongressional disLict to n1om1 in ate the
audidates from that district, and the
oniventiol shall then proceed to an
Awr. X. The Executive committee
ball elect. its own chiirman and other
tlleers, and shall meet at the call of
10 chlairlan Or any fIve members, at
LIth times and places as lie or they
ART. X I. The Executive committee
ball have power, by the vote of a ma
>rit-y of the whole comm aittee, to call
conlvenition of the Demtocratic party I
f the State at such timec and place as
may designate; and is charuged with
1e execution andl direct ion of the po01
y of the party in thle State, subject
uliy to this conistituitiona, the principllesI
claredl ini the plat~formi, and such in- 1
ruictions by resoluitionis or otherwise, I
s ihe State Convention may from timie
) time iaopt; and~ shall continue inii
lie for two yea rs from t he ime of
lection, or until I hae assemibling of the<
ext St ate Conv ~en tion for the nomninr
tioni of a State ticket, unless suiper'ce
ed by the alctio~n of the State convenu
on. And -if any vacancy be occat
onied by death, removal, or other
ause, the. commit tee shall have powerj
i ill the vacancy.
ART. XII. When the State demo- I
ratie convenition1 assemles, it sh-all be
Llled to order' by the chiah'mahi of the +
rate E secuitive coiittee. shal (elect I
temnpora ry Presiden t,.ui aw 1hn pro.. I
,eed immediately to the election of
permanuent officers and the transaction
The Convention, when it has con
-luded its business, shall adJourin sine
lie. And when a Conventloi Is called
by the execitive coin mittee, Such con
vention shall be composed of newly
A RT. X111. Representatioft in
Judicial and congressional conventions
ihall be on the same basis as inl State
tonventions. A majority of delegates
shall be present at a convention to con
5titute a quorumn for nominating a can
lidate either for congress or solicitor.
lhe (elegation of each county in a
.ongressional or. judicial convention
,hall have power to 1iii any vacaicy in
Inl every convention to nominate a
ani(lidate for congress or for the otlice
f Solicitor a majolit-y of the Voters
-hall be necessary to a choice, and the
votes shall be taken viva Voce ald re
sorded, unless there be but one candi
.late, in which. event the vote may be
aket by acclamatin). As sooi as a
ongressionial or judicial convenitionl
as nominate(l tihe party candidate for
'ongress or solicitor, it shall adjoir)
iie die, and w hiiever a canldi(late to
[ill an uexpired term of either ofee
ias to be lolilate(l, it shall be done
)y a inew convetioi of delegates fresh
rroim the people. 'T'lhe executive com
mittee of eaclih (colYressional district or
indicial circuit sll consist of the sev
ral county ebi:lrmitan of the respect ive
20Otitt.ies composiig such listrict or cir
-1uit, whihiel Committee 8shall elect its
)wn ch lirman, secretarv and treasurer,
Wilo shtall contile inl oflice for yars
A 11 listrict aid 4 eirs ini a citchit, re
pectively, Or unit il their stlecessotrs
h:ill have been electe(l. It shall require
hle conse.t of a fmajority of t h - Whole
.XeCutivi e coimm11iit4ee in any (listrict or
lirculit to call a nominating.i conmmittee.
T'he execitive committee of each
listrict or circuit shall be specially
A1rgred inl its dii-cretion, exeept aw.
'erein provi(led, and1 subject to the
itaIte plat form, as well as umler thme
mpervisioni of the State executive com
mlittee, with the comb(llit of every elec
1ion for congressional represeltai ves
)r solicitors inl such (listriet or circuit.
11l qai( Conmittee shall imeet at the
,all of the chairman or of ainy three
niembers at such times and places as
'me or they may appoint.
Each congressional convention shill
neet wit hiI its congressional (listriet,
mi1d each ju(licialt conl veitioni slull Iteet
within its eircuit.
ART. XIV. This Contlstituttionl shall
iot go linto force. until the State cam
>iaign of 187S.
A M EN D)MS(NT.
Thew State convention of June, 1880,
kidopt ed the following resolution:
Resolved, That the recommaetnda
jotn of thme Nationafl Democratic comn
nittee relatinig to ex-oflicie memb~er
1ibp of committees be adopted, as far
Ls thme same provides for the imecmber
>f thIet Naitional commit~ittee. beihgo ex
>fli(i a( member of the~ State exeentivye
A Roanmce Fromu Mainme.
Some years' beifore I he war, Of is Bur
ont, a farner r'esid(ing att Banigor, left
o seek his for'tuneo in the West. I~e
htifted to Missouitt, where hc mmet an~
Iecompl jishe'd young lady with whom
te fell ini love.- Shet was~ licased( .with.
hn. bt befor' lhe niutt his namsion
known she moved to a distant patt of
About this time the war broke out,
and the two lost all traeo, of each otber,
Burton joined the Union army, and
was soon afterward wounded, and, as
It was supposed le would die, a letter
was sent to his mother informing her
that her son could not live. H1e, how
ever, was blessed with a good constitnu
tion and rccovered. lie went back to
his regiment, and was detailed with a
company to take supplies across the
plains Tlhe party was attacked by In
dians, and every man in the force ex
ce)t. Burton killed. le was reported
to have been slain with the rest. The
Indians (lecidel to let him live, and
took him a prisoner to their retreat in
the mlouitaiIIs in the Southwest. It'
gra(lually iecovered from wounids he
had received in the encointer, madio
hiiiimself agreeable to his captors, Aunt
adapted himself to their way of living.
ALfer hle hId bee n ill (-lI)tivit.y six
montlhs or more lh was allowed llore
liberty, and now began to watch for a
chan(c to escape. The Indians had.
stolen a umiber of ponies, and among
them wts one which Burton's prae
ticed eye showed him was highly bred,
swift, and with spee(d and endurance.
This polly was cared for anid petted by
Burton, and he was allowed to rid'e
him. One (lay he strayed away fiu
ther than usual, and though not ae
(qiainted with the conlitry, Imade. a
dash ft)r liberty. ITe was elosely pur
sied, but the gallant little pony had
tle "bottomi '' for a Winning race. Ie
rode three days, aln(d then began to see
that he was getting out of the hostile
couitry. In the distance he saw a
house which he knew must. be inhabited
by whites. lie shouted with joy, feel -
ing that he had gained freedom at last.
lie knocked at tihe (1)O1 of the house
anId a surprise awaited him. It was
opened by the woman he had loved in
a1uld lang syn1e. Ile was at once re
(cognized an1d received a hearty wel
Comie. Burton toldl Ik adventures and
narrow escape to a willing listener.
Shb. too, told her story. Sh had mar
ried a ConfederAte ofileer, who was af
terward killed in the battle, and she
Owne(l th1 farm she occupied. Is it,
necesary V- tell the rest? Tiey were
betrothe(l, ihere was a merry wedding,
and the happy couple are still living in
a southwestern State. Surely in real
life th-11re are romaies as strange and
Iore interesting than those woven by
t he fertile brain of the novelist.
PLANTATION I. 'iiiLoSOPHY.--Dar
aint' niuthin' saidler dan de acks
01) a Cowardl what is tryini' ter make
folks think dait lie is a fighter.
Nuthin' pleases a 01(1 nigger 'oman
so mutch as fur a puisson ter tell her dat
(1e remedlies what she has. ricommuienided
hal) he'ped him.
I dloan like too much humbleness. D)e
wormu is so low dat he crawls, and he
eats yer airter yeril dead.
INatur (loan make a man prond. Some
flows in th's de same.
1'se looked ceroiin'ober' dis la'dl: a ho~ep
ani' e f I'seeer foiun' aniy use fur dec
gr'sshloppe I d(1:an know it., but den I
doani know *dat de 'rshpehal'
eber foun' any use furl mie.-Arkanisaw
--If we neverI spjoke. of a man's
vir'tues before his 'face~, nor of his.
faults behind hisi bauk, there would.
be an end to flattery and deCfamnas