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She janshe -Jessenger.
J. R. HAGOOD, ErToR.
I Editorial Correspondence.]
SPARTANnURG, S. C., June 10.
DEAR MESSENGER : We reached
our destiation in safety, and on
time, on Saturday night last. The
object of our visit to this flourish
ing city was to witness the Com
mencement Exercises of the very
renowned Institution, known as
Wofford College. Our friend who
was to have met us at the depot,
and who by the way was Mr. L. J.
Blake, a young man known to
many of our readers, and who
on to-morrow is to be declared a
graduate of this reputable school
of learnintg standing high in his
classes and his societies, was sick,
and confined to his room. We
made our way to the Merchant's
Hotel, where we registered for the
night. Overlooking the register,
whose name should we find, but
that of Mr. P. B. Sellers, of Marion,
a graduate of the class of '82, and
an old college-mate and friend; a
young man of sterling ability, and
who was admitted recently, at Col
umbia into the legal fraternity.
Such men as those we have men
tioned are bound to make their
mark in this world, an(l will reflect
great credit on Wofford College.
Two of our friends came in piur
suit of us Sunday morning, and
soon we found ourself in the pres
ence of our very hospitable host.
It was our pleasure to hear the
Baccalaureate Sermon, delivered
by Bishop Goo. F. Pierce, of Geor
gia. le is one of the finest di
vines in the Southern States, and
one of the purest men in the
world. His text, "lie that walk
eth uprightly walketh surely,"' was
exceedingly appropriate, and the
sermon uipon it was a most mag
nificent one. Hie has been in fee
ble health for some time, and was
suffering on Sundlay morning last.
so much so that he had to atop
and rest. But the word1s of wis
doin, even in his weakness, found
expression, and his sermon will
never be forgotten. The music on
this occasion was grandly render
ed by the Spartanburg Orchestra.
This cultivated and highly refined
city will challenge comparison
with any other of the like size in
the 'United States, in the line of
musical talent. The organist was
Miss Mamie Law, a most charm
ing and highly accomplished
daughter of Rev. TV. II. Law, of the
Presbyterian Church of this city.
Her touch is as delicate as~n be,
andl as perfect as it is delicate. The
congregation was a large one, gen
erally well behaved .a .attnie
At pigh 44v. 4 es4teXoAthgt
S. Ca Conf~ienc, i dehk in cI
Methodisqtr hurodb b
On M6nday' Iior iing th&6-eb 14'e
of the Calhoun Literary Society V,
took place in the College Chapel. fc
The query:
w
Resolved; "That the reading of
fletitious literature is more benefi- d(
cial than injurious," was ably de- ol
bated by Messrs. Robert Morrison it
and Paul Petty, of S. C., on the
affirmative, and H. B. Carlisle and
W. S. Stokes, of S. C., on the neg- 1i,
ative.
All these are young men of good e
minds, and well qualified to enter- d11
tain a large audience on this im
portant question. They were made
the happy recipients of beautiful
bouquets and other gifts from ad- g]
miring friends. The debate was fr
presided over by Mr. C. P. Wofford, ti
of the bar of Spartanburg, and a si
graduate of Wofford. His speech b
was one of the finest ever spoken n
froim that College Rostrum. It was a.
deep and full of application, and e:
was delivered in a manner that a]
would attract attention from a n
large crowd. Mr. W. M. Lester o1
was the Valedictorian. The selec- a
tion of this man was a wise one, p
and not only did it reflect credit ir
upon himself, .but upon the society h
of which he was a fair representa- ti
tive. and a loyal member. b,
On the evening of the same day, ti
the Annual debate of Preston Lit- h1
erary Society was held. Its repre
sentatives on this occasion did hon
orto themselves and both as re
gards matter and manner. Their
query: Resolved; "That the study B
of Ancient Classics is essential to t
a college education," was read by n
the following gentlemen: W. H. S
Harden, jr., and A. W. Attaway,
of SA C., on the allirmative, and G.
WV. Hlennemnan and W. I. Herbert, h~
of S. C., on the negative. Thbe aum- V<
dience was a very large one. Mr. b<
1T. C. Raysor, of Or'angeburg, S. C., er
tndl a member of that bar, was the
p)residhing officer. He presided with b(
r. great deal of ease, and addressed PI
thie young men in a very pleasant he
rnanner' with matter that held fast "f
their earnest attention. Mr. M.
R-. Moore, of Spartanburg, a son
of a resident reputable physician,
made the Valedictory. He is one m
of the best speakers that has grac- 1i<
ed or will grace the stage during ,
this Commencement, and in every tb
respect a most worthy man..
The graduating class is a large 1C
one and is composed of the follow- w
ing young men: L. J. Blake, J. J. st
Burnett, S. B. Crayton, W. M. Dun- re
can, of Spartanburg; B. F. Evans,
Charleston; W. M. Lester, Fair- tI
field; R. E. Mood, Yorkville; W. "~
H. Moore. A. E. Moore, Spartan- ci
burg; M. Pegucs, Marlborro; A. C
G. Rembert, Sumter; .J. P. Smith, N
Spartanbur'g - H. S. Wannamaker,
of Orangeburg. "1
Thismorning the speech of Dr. C. i~
F. Smith, of Vanderbilt Universi- hi
be read by Dr. W Dun
u; 'of. Smith aein unable to
3 pr'ent on aecount of sickness
hi' amily. T(nighbr.. S.
>ynes, of the Southi Carolina Uni
Arsity, will mkiiikthe address be
>re the two Literary Societies.
rednesday is graduation day, on
hich the Chapel is generally fill
1to its utmost capacity. Wednes
iy night the reception in honor
the Senior Class will be given
the Chapel and in the Literary
lls. This is an occasion of great
ijoymsnt, and is attended by a
mcourse of people. The young
dies try to look their sweetest,
id the young. men test to the full
ftent their gallantry. It will no
)ubt be greatly enjoyed.
J. R. if.
Wmjx4, citizens of the 3rd Con
ressional District, you have it
om Col. R. E. Bowen's own lips
iat he is a candidate for (ongres
onal honors in this District. A
Atter or more available man could
t be brought.forward than he;
,id it now remains for you and
LCh of you to roll up your sleeves
'id pull him through. You will
ver regret it. It is true that all
the aspirants for the position
re good ind clevei gentlemen, but
ckens County deserves the nom
tee Once in awhile. Col. Aiken
ris had it long enough. So let's
y Col. Bowen this time. He ham.
~en tried in other positions of
-ist audl honor, and has shown
imself worthy in every instance.
FAMES G. BLAINE NOMINATED.
Well, Democrats, James G.
laine, of Maine, is tnd(oubtedly
te Republican nominee for the
7xt President of these United
;ates. Our leaders know as well
we, and perhaps beCtter, what
a~ to be (lone. Nevertheless, we
~nture to warn you to study well
ftore you leap. D)o not let the
y of "he's the easiest man to
~at," delude you. It is no child's
ay, when you consider how they
rmonize after a few days of
uss and feathers," and the news
~pers have all had their say. It
policy in the Republicans to
ake, or to attempt to make be..
ve, that they are dissatisfied
[th the nominee. They presume
at it will slacken the D)emocrat
energy. Oor leaders may as
ell go to work and select the
rongest possible man in their
~nks, and then stand by him till
te last hour. The Charleston
fews and Courier" is now adro
ting either Cleveland or B-ayard.
leveland was elected Governor bf
ew York, by an overwhelming
ajority, which indicates that he
a strong man and would proba
Do 'OT irget thAt CQl. R. E.
B3OWEN isa candidate from this
Congressional District, and well
desefwes your effoKito place him
in Congress.
CoL. R. E. Bowe'n should be the
nominee by all means. What say
the voters of this Congressional
-District? "Strike while the iron
is hot."
IAT -COST! I
F'"Or T]l.e
We will Sell Out Our
Entire Stock of
Dry
Goods,
Clothing,
Bo'ots,
Shoes
NEW YORK COST,
FOR CASHI
in order to Change
Parin ership.
This is no HIUM BUG
advertisemnent-it is
a positive fact. Gall
and be convinced.
W. M. HAGOOD& Co.
June 13-tf

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