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,ae tsleg *exenger.
J. R. HAGOOD, EDrron.
COL. BOWEN'S LETTER.
We direct our readers to the let
ter of Col. R. E. Bowen, to be
found in this issue, regarding his
normination for Congressman from
this district. It gives %s pleasure
to feel that Col. Bowen has consen
ted to allow hi name to be used as a
candidate, by the people, for the
high position of Congressman.
Col. Bowen i% a high -toned gentle
man, and one woi thy the position
for which he has been brought
out. It is characteristic of him to
occupy the position of modesty
and retirement, and to let his
friends carry him forward if they
wish to see him promoted to high
positions of honor and trust. We
appeal to the citizens of Pickens
County, to give Col. Bowen that
hearty support and following which
his qualities, as anll able and influ
ential man clairm for him. There
are several candidates in the field,
:'nd the contest is likely to he a
heated one. But fellow citizens
let loyalty be your watchword.
Stick to Col. Bowen, w ho h as so un
tiringly and faithfully served you.
With the sane vehemency that
vou enter into a county campaign.
enter into the Congressional call
vass. Let your colors float high
in the air; be solid for home, and
faithful to its deserving represen
tative. Let too your influence
branch out, as much as p)ssible,
trom the home circle. Drop a good
word wherever you go, and wher
ever the opportunity presents it
Aelf, advocate with zeal the nomi
nation of Col. Robert E. Bowen.
Let not your efforts cease, but try
hard to secure to this gentleman
the nomination of Congressman
fromn the third District.
THiE Democratic Conventions of
G~reenville and Union Counties
have met and elected their dele
gates to State Conventions. Each
County Convention endorsed a
mnan for Congress from the fourth
district. Col. W. H. Perry, of
Greenville, who had dlecidedl not
to become a candidlate, was endors
ed by his county on Monday. Col.
Win. Munro, of Union, an aspirant
for the positiozn, was endorsed by
his county. There are other can
Aidates in the field, Fairfield and
Columbia each having one. Fair
ield has Mr.Gilliard and Columbia
has Col. Yeomans.
We have hitherto expressed the
wish to see Col. Perry nominated,
and feel that his election will be
the choice of a good and represen
MISRitPRES iTMfON B9 ow.
BES VY. MWS.91
The "ewberry News" of last
week printed what the "Greenville
News" had to say in its false ac.
cusation regarding the MESSENGER
bringing out Judge Cothran for
Congress. If the "Newberry
News," had read and remembered
what the MESSENGER had to say
on the subject of Congressmen in
two districts, it surefy would not
have so badly misiepresented us.
Dear brother, do not take too many
things for granted in this world of
mistakes, and be careful not rd
get on such a *"wool gathering"
flight as our neighbor was guilty
of. In such an instance as this
speak for yourself, or be sure that
nnother who may speak for you,
has things as they really exist, and
not as thoughlessuess might have it.
[For the Me'-emnger.
COL. Rt. E. BOWEN ACCEPTS.
MA. EDITOR: In as no1h as vou
have (lotie me the honor to bring
my name before the people of the.
third Congressional District for
nomination, without my knowledge.
I presume the people will expect
me either to accept'or decline. In
1878 the people of Piekenk County,
in Couvention assembled, proposed
to pass a resolution to instruct their
)elegates to bring my name be
fore the Congressional Convention
for nomination. I thought that
feeling perhaps would not meet
with sympathy outside of my own
County, cons9equently, I p ositively
(leclined. But since that time,
and within the last. year, I have
been solicited by several prominent
gentlemen from other Counties in
our Congressional District to be
come a c'andidate ; so much so that
I have been led to believe there is
a strong feeling in my favor. I
have always taken the position that
high and hooorable positions should
not be sought, but at the same
time, if' it be the will of the peo
pie, they should not-be decl1 id.
It is with reluctance and hesi
tancy that I consent to allow my
name to be used as a candidate for
the nomination against such distin
guished gentlemen hs are the aspi
rants in this contest, but the will of
the people is my will, and I am
sure none of the aspirants would
appreciate more highly this distin
guished honor than myelf, if cou
ferred upon me. On the contrary,
if another be chosen none will suab
mit more cheerfully than myself.
1. E. Bwn.
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AG RA I N
SCOME AND EXAMN
May 30 tf
[FoO the Messenger.
iie (0ek, Pickns Co , and Pal
oreek, (eoe Co., Mtg.
EDrTrn MESSE*4: I Will giya
you a few "(lots" to let your read
erB know that your spicy little pa
per has maAe its appearance among
us. The building boom has strucl
several of our citizens, and w<
trust it will spread. The nightj
are cool, and the bud worm ii
among us. Corn and cotton i
looking well. Mr. D. W. Fendle
has discovered Mica on his Rivei
farm, and from the present ivdica
tions it is good. The Fall Creel,
Democratic Club met Saturday
May 31st, and re-organized. Th<
Club were politically as follows
2 De.n(,cratq, 4 Republicans and I
Greenbacker. They had a joll3
time, and adjourned to meet at th<
Icall of the President.
W. S. (G;x()ny, our Foreman am
Piher., i. authorized to receive am
receipt for subscriptio, )Job work an<
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